Sounds Like San Diego: Dec. 31

The Psychedelic Masquerade tops a long list of NYE parties

The Verigolds Press Photo 2016
Photo by Strangers in a Fire

It's Saturday night and New Year's Eve, so don't expect to have a chill vibe anywhere in the county. Restaurants will be bustling -- most requiring reservations and many serving prix fixe menus -- and most bars will have some sort of celebration, many with a cover. This is by no means a complete list of every spot with a NYE celebration, but these are our usual haunts with some extras thrown in for good measure. For local music lovers, Lafayette is the place to be with essentially a Redwoods revue plus some of their good friends joining in on the fun. Our buddies the Donkeys will no doubt sell out Soda Bar, Cash'd Out will sell out Casbah and Brian Setzer has already sold out the Belly Up.

Saturday, December 31:

  • Psychedelic Masquerade NYE w/ the Verigolds, the Midnight Pine, Birdy Bardot, Dani Bell & the Tarantist, Schizophonics, Wild Wild Wets, the New Kinetics, Oh, Spirit!, Cardinal Moon, Stephen El Rey @ Lafayette Hotel (SOLD OUT)
  • The Donkeys, Extra Classic, DJ Sandy Trash @ Soda Bar
  • Cash'd Out, the Sleepwalkers @ Casbah
  • Moving Units, the Lulls, Fake Tides, Amnesia, Cobra Heart @ Blonde
  • Ken Club Karaoke: NYE Edition @ Ken Club
  • Rebelution w/ the Simpkin Project, the Olés & DJ Mackle @ Observatory North Park
  • Dance Floor Classics w/ DJs Junior theDISCOpunk & Vaughn Avakian @ Bar Pink
  • The 19-piece Brian Setzer Orchestra @ Belly Up (SOLD OUT)
  • FNGRS CRSSD Presents: NYE w/ Justin Martin, Ardalan, Boys Don't Disco @ Music Box
  • Big Night San Diego w/ Caroline D'Amore, Sam Blacky, Who & Paolo da Rosa, DJ Happee, SoulCoust, DJ Craig Smoove, DJ Bakspin, DJ Hollywood Nicky, La Croix, Silent Disco, DJ D-Rock, DJ EQ @ Hilton Bayfront
  • OMFG! NYE 2016 w/ Jaul, G.T.A. @ Valley View Casino Center
  • Infinity New Year's Eve 2016 w/ Dada Life, Dillon Francis, Flux Pavilion, Boombox Cartel, Joyryde, LUMBERJVCK @ Town & Country Resort Hotel & Convention Center
  • NYE @ West Coast Tavern
  • Starlite NYE @ Starlite 
  • Booty Bassment NYE @ Whistle Stop
  • Vavi's NYE Beach Party @ Catamaran Resort 
  • Vavi NYE Yacht Party @ Inspiration Hornblower
  • NYE Party @ Park & Rec
  • Skyfall NYE @ The Holding Company 1502
  • New Year's Eve Block Party @ House of Blues
  • Bottoms Up @ Altitude Sky Lounge
  • Boogie Down New Year's Eve Party w/ Cookie Crew, Hotthobo, Inform, Ryan G of Funk Freaks @ The Hideout
  • Joe Himmelberg Tribute: Fusebox, the Dropsies, Vishnu, the Motel Blackouts, the Calvins, the Eruption, Crade @ The Bancroft
  • NYE w/ DJ Yoday & Wolfgang Alexander @ Henry's Pub
  • La Escalera Records New Year's Eve w/ Caskitt, Western Settings, Gentlemen Prefer Blood, Ninja Night Race, New Way On @ Tower Bar
  • Brothers Gow @ Winston's
  • San Diego City Soul Club New Year's Eve @ Til-Two Club
  • New Year's Eve Soiree @ Black Cat Bar
  • Shawn Rohlf & Buskers NYE @ Whistle Stop (Happy Hour) 
  • The Routine @ The Rabbit Hole
  • NYE 2017 Party @ The Merrow
  • Liberty Station NYE @ Stone Brewing
  • Annual NYE Masquerade Bash @ AC Lounge
  • New Year's Eve in the Park @ Viejas Outlets Park
  • New Year's Eve @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino 
  • Slic Entertainment NYE 2017: Synrgy, I-Abide, TRC Sounds @ 710 Beach Club
  • Black & Gold NYE Party @ Maritime Museum
  • Blacktie Blowout w/ Adam Salter @ El Dorado 
  • 5 Cities 1 Night @ Hard Rock Hotel
  • NYE @ Pearl Hotel
  • NYE w/ Bacon Bits @ U-31
  • Rat Pack Extravaganza @ Kettner Exchange
  • The Reflectors @ Tio Leo's
  • French Masquerade @ Westgate Hotel
  • New Year's Eve Detroit Underground @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • NYE w/ Migos @ Fluxx
  • Rooftop by STK @ Andaz Hotel
  • Honky Tonk Boombox @ Moonshine Beach
  • NYE 2017 Massive @ Spin
  • Eric D-Lux @ Omnia
  • Ghastly @ Bassmnt
  • Tosh Alexander @ Parq Patio
  • Mija @ Bang Bang
  • NYE Party @ Noble Experiment
  • NYE 2017 w/ EKSTERE Records @ Kava Lounge
  • Rockstar Saturdays @ Henry's

Rosemary Bystrak is the publicist for the Casbah and writes about the San Diego music scene, events and general musings about life in San Diego on San Diego: Dialed In. Follow her updates on Twitter or contact her directly.

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