December 22, 2017

25 New Year's Eve Parties in Cleveland For Less Than $30

If you're looking for somewhere to party this New Year's Eve without breaking the bank, don't worry, not every bar in town is charging hundreds of dollars for an open bar. This list of  bars, restaurants and venues in town are all charging under $30 to get in their New Year's parties, and some don't have any cover at all. Once you get in, how much you spend is on you, so don't blame us, at least we got you there.

If you're looking for somewhere to party this New Year's Eve without breaking the bank, don't worry, not every bar in town is charging hundreds of dollars for an open bar. This list of  bars, restaurants and venues in town are all charging under $30 to get in their New Year's parties, and some don't have any cover at all. Once you get in, how much you spend is on you, so don't blame us, at least we got you there.

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 Bill NYE 2018 at 16-Bit Bar + Arcade
15102 Detroit Ave., Lakewood
There’s no cover at this Lakewood arcade and bar for this Bill Nye-themed party (Get it? NYE for New Year’s Eve and 'Nye’'the Science Guy’s last name). In addition to their arcade games, they’ll be screening the TV series "Bill Nye the Science Guy" throughout the night, have Bill Nye-inspired cocktails, and be giving out Bill Nye T-shirts every minute from 11 p.m. until midnight. 
Photo by Emmanuel Wallace

Bill NYE 2018 at 16-Bit Bar + Arcade

15102 Detroit Ave., Lakewood

There’s no cover at this Lakewood arcade and bar for this Bill Nye-themed party (Get it? NYE for New Year’s Eve and 'Nye’'the Science Guy’s last name). In addition to their arcade games, they’ll be screening the TV series "Bill Nye the Science Guy" throughout the night, have Bill Nye-inspired cocktails, and be giving out Bill Nye T-shirts every minute from 11 p.m. until midnight.

Photo by Emmanuel Wallace
 Cloud Nothings at Beachland Ballroom
11609 Detroit Rd., Cleveland
Cloud Nothings have toured around the country, playing esteemed festivals like Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, but they always make it back home where they started and there show at Beachland Ballroom to ring in the New Year will surely be a special treat. Opening for them will be Half an Animal and Christmas Pets. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, if it’s not sold out. There’ll also be complimentary champagne handed out at midnight.
Photo via Scene Archives, by Frank J. Lanza

Cloud Nothings at Beachland Ballroom

11609 Detroit Rd., Cleveland

Cloud Nothings have toured around the country, playing esteemed festivals like Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, but they always make it back home where they started and there show at Beachland Ballroom to ring in the New Year will surely be a special treat. Opening for them will be Half an Animal and Christmas Pets. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, if it’s not sold out. There’ll also be complimentary champagne handed out at midnight.

Photo via Scene Archives, by Frank J. Lanza
 NYE 2018 at Around the Corner
18616 Detroit Ave., Lakewood
There’s no cover charge at this Lakewood haunt, but just because there’s no cover doesn’t mean there’ll be no New Year’s celebration. There’ll be four different bars open, two DJs spinning, free party favors and a midnight balloon drop to celebrate turning the clock from 2017 to 2018.
Photo by Emmanuel Wallace

NYE 2018 at Around the Corner

18616 Detroit Ave., Lakewood

There’s no cover charge at this Lakewood haunt, but just because there’s no cover doesn’t mean there’ll be no New Year’s celebration. There’ll be four different bars open, two DJs spinning, free party favors and a midnight balloon drop to celebrate turning the clock from 2017 to 2018.

Photo by Emmanuel Wallace
 CODA New Year’s Eve
15102 Detroit Ave., Lakewood
Salsa band Grupo Kawakan will be rocking out at CODA, the underground Tremont bar owned by Dante Boccuzzi of Dante. The cost of admission is just $15. If you want to add dinner to the evening, you can purchase the New Year’s Eve buffet at Dante and get in to the show for no additional charge.
Photo by Doug Trattner

CODA New Year’s Eve

15102 Detroit Ave., Lakewood

Salsa band Grupo Kawakan will be rocking out at CODA, the underground Tremont bar owned by Dante Boccuzzi of Dante. The cost of admission is just $15. If you want to add dinner to the evening, you can purchase the New Year’s Eve buffet at Dante and get in to the show for no additional charge.

Photo by Doug Trattner
 The Admirables at B-Side Liquor Lounge
2785 Euclid Heights Blvd., Cleveland Heights
Let some soul music bring you into 2018 with The Admirables at Coventry Road’s B-Side Liquor Lounge in Cleveland Heights. In addition to drinks, there are arcade games throughout the bar, which is a perfect combination.
Photo by Emmanuel Wallace

The Admirables at B-Side Liquor Lounge

2785 Euclid Heights Blvd., Cleveland Heights

Let some soul music bring you into 2018 with The Admirables at Coventry Road’s B-Side Liquor Lounge in Cleveland Heights. In addition to drinks, there are arcade games throughout the bar, which is a perfect combination.

Photo by Emmanuel Wallace
 Treasure Fingers at Aloft
1111 W. 10th St., Cleveland
DJ Treasure Fingers out of Atlanta will spin the night away at WXYZ Bar at Aloft on the East Bank of the Flats. Other DJs spinning throughout the night are Brian Blackbird and Chris Capuano. Tickets are only $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
Photo by Emmanuel Wallace

Treasure Fingers at Aloft

1111 W. 10th St., Cleveland

DJ Treasure Fingers out of Atlanta will spin the night away at WXYZ Bar at Aloft on the East Bank of the Flats. Other DJs spinning throughout the night are Brian Blackbird and Chris Capuano. Tickets are only $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

Photo by Emmanuel Wallace
 Society Lounge
2063 E. Fourth St., Cleveland
The always classy, underground speakeasy Society Lounge on East Fourth Street hosts a party that starts at $30 to get in the door, which will also include a glass of complimentary champagne. Local Jazz musician Phil Turk performs throughout the evening.
Photo by Emmanuel Wallace

Society Lounge

2063 E. Fourth St., Cleveland

The always classy, underground speakeasy Society Lounge on East Fourth Street hosts a party that starts at $30 to get in the door, which will also include a glass of complimentary champagne. Local Jazz musician Phil Turk performs throughout the evening.

Photo by Emmanuel Wallace
 Studio 54 New Year’s Eve Disco Party at Luxe Kitchen and Lounge
6605 Detroit Ave., Cleveland
DJ Mazi Jahi will be spinning New York, '70s-era disco throughout the night at this Gordon Square bar and restaurant. The tunes and the atmosphere will transform this place into Studio 54 for the night, where they’ll hand out party favors and a midnight toast. There’s no cover and there’ll be a special New Year’s Eve menu for the night.
Photo by Emmanuel Wallace

Studio 54 New Year’s Eve Disco Party at Luxe Kitchen and Lounge

6605 Detroit Ave., Cleveland

DJ Mazi Jahi will be spinning New York, '70s-era disco throughout the night at this Gordon Square bar and restaurant. The tunes and the atmosphere will transform this place into Studio 54 for the night, where they’ll hand out party favors and a midnight toast. There’s no cover and there’ll be a special New Year’s Eve menu for the night.

Photo by Emmanuel Wallace
 Grit and Glamour New Year’s Eve at Now That’s Class
11213 Detroit Ave., Cleveland 
For a night of decadence, opulence and rock n’ roll, and an open bar for just $25 (if you buy your tickets in advance, $30 day of), this punk club is the spot. There’ll be music for everyone - bands playing on the bar side and DJs spinning on the concert venue side. The bands for the night are Ma Holos, The Sight, Brainwashed California, Roobydocks and Cotton Ponys. 
Photo by Emmanuel Wallace

Grit and Glamour New Year’s Eve at Now That’s Class

11213 Detroit Ave., Cleveland

For a night of decadence, opulence and rock n’ roll, and an open bar for just $25 (if you buy your tickets in advance, $30 day of), this punk club is the spot. There’ll be music for everyone - bands playing on the bar side and DJs spinning on the concert venue side. The bands for the night are Ma Holos, The Sight, Brainwashed California, Roobydocks and Cotton Ponys.

Photo by Emmanuel Wallace
 Grunge DNA at Smedley’s
17004 Lorain Ave., Cleveland
There’s live music and no cover at this blue collar, west side bar and restaurant. Grunge DNA, local grunge and hard rock cover band will be rocking out throughout the night. 
Photo via Scene Archives

Grunge DNA at Smedley’s

17004 Lorain Ave., Cleveland

There’s live music and no cover at this blue collar, west side bar and restaurant. Grunge DNA, local grunge and hard rock cover band will be rocking out throughout the night.

Photo via Scene Archives