Top Spots in the ATL to Welcome in 2019

Decisions, decisions! Staying home to watch Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve or binge-watching your favorite show with a dozen hot n’ ready Krispy Kreme doughnuts, in a unicorn onesie with glittered up 2019 glasses. Sounds like a perfect way to end 2018, right? But you’re not basic. You’re a go-getter, and you go after what you want, like entering the new year surrounded by those you love. So grab your posse, get glammed up like it’s 2019 and hit the town for some unforgettable fun. We’ve got the hottest spots to celebrate the start of a new year!

Heretic Atlanta

There’s something magical about being surrounded by hundreds of shirtless, sweaty men dancing to the beats of amazing DJ’s, and singing along to some of the most iconic remixes hitting the circuit music world! It’ll be the scene for the ultimate New Year’s Eve 2019 party at the Heretic on Cheshire Bridge Road.

“This year, we were lucky enough to get DJ Kidd Madonny again. This will be the fourth time he’s headlined our Genesis NYE Event, but he doesn’t stop there,” says Alan Collins, owner of Heretic Atlanta. “He brings inflatable décor, lasers, and C02 to keep you visually stimulated too. He delivers the total experience.”

The venue is known for its rough-edged leather atmosphere full of dark corners and dimly light bathrooms but comes New Year’s Eve, expect the unexpected. The owners have made the Genesis White Party an iconic New Year’s Eve tradition with their bar and dance floor draped in all white.

It’s hard to believe Heretic has been serving up beats to the gay community for almost 27 years, but every year the club continues to surpass expectations. The start of 2019 will be no different. DJ Mike Pope kicks off the NYE celebration starting at 9pm followed by Madonny until 3am. The final countdown of 2018 will be hosted by the one and only Angelica D’Paige. Don’t forget to get your tickets online at, and don’t forget to keep the party going afterward at Xion.


Xion is the ultimate after-hours experience just steps from the doors of the Heretic Atlanta. Get ready for some of the best lighting, sound, and music the Southeast has to offer. DJ Deanne will take you higher starting at 3am until sunrise, then it’s Alex Cohen sending you into the final stretch until 11am! Yes, 11am!

Midtown Moon

Drag yourself and friends into 2019 with performances all night long at Midtown Moon. The festivities will be hosted by Niesha Dupree with several other performers throughout the evening. It all leads up to a complimentary champagne toast as the clock strikes midnight. The party starts at 4pm.

Atlanta Eagle

Grab your harness, chaps, and leather boots for the Atlanta Eagle’s NYE celebration. All the way from Argentina, DJ Fernando will work you up with beats all night long. Come midnight, grab a glass of complimentary champagne and toast to 2019 with your Atlanta leather community. The party starts at 10pm with no cover all night long.

Loca Luna

If you’re in need of some Latin flair to ring in the new year, Loca Luna has got you covered with their annual NYE party. Live music with Orquestra Macuba from 8 ‒11pm followed by DJ Blast until 2:30am. Grab your complimentary champagne and party favors, and don’t miss Loca Luna’s cash balloon drop to start 2019 out right. A full menu will be available along with tasty specials from executive chef Julio Castillo.

MJQ (The Drunken Unicorn)

Spend your NYE at Atlanta’s only subterranean discotheque, featuring DJ Majestik (Fantastic Fridays), PRESTO (#poncelife), and Taradactyl (heartbeeps). The night kicks off at 10pm. $10 before midnight, 21 and older.

Einstein’s Atlanta

Get ready to mingle with the hottest LGBTQ young professionals in Atlanta at the “HEIR: A New Year’s Eve Affair” presented by LovHer. Cocktail Attire Required. Experience a live band, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and a midnight breakfast after you ring in 2019 in the heart of Midtown Atlanta. Tickets start at $50 for event only and $60 for full access. Doors are open from 8pm. Visit the LovHer Facebook page for ticket info.

BJ Roosters

Ready to ring in 2019 with some of the hottest men around Atlanta? The Enchantment Party will be the place to be, with a toast at midnight while the Men of BJs serve up moves to make you hot and sweaty! Doors open at 9pm.

My Sisters Room

Join the ladies of Atlanta as they celebrate the start of 2019 at the 22nd Annual NYE bash hosted by My Sisters Room. Beats by DJ Wulf and DJ Romo plus a complimentary champagne toast at midnight! $25 tickets include an open bar from 8 ‒ 10pm, access to both levels, champagne toast, ball drop with cash and prizes, go-go dancers, two special shows hosted by Chase Daniels and Jami Atl, and more! Tickets on sale now at


Party into 2019 at Bulldogs annual NYE celebration with DJ Kaye G spinning the beats all night long! As the clock strikes midnight, toast to a new year with complimentary champagne provided by bartenders and staff. The party starts at 9pm. $5 cover at the door.