DJ Purple Disco Machine  comes to District Atlanta / photo via Facebook

Best Bets: New Year’s Eve Edition

Whether your 2021 dragged by or passed in the blink of an eye, it’s the time of the year for champagne, glitter, fireworks, and confetti! The new year is almost here, and there’s a myriad of places across the city where you can say goodbye to 2021 and celebrate the arrival of 2022, no matter your age or vibe!


New Year’s Eve Bash Presented by Xfinity — all ages

6–8pm (Early Innings); 9pm–midnight (Late Innings)

The Battery (800 Battery Ave. SE)

This free event is perfect for families or those who struggle to make it ‘til midnight. The Early Innings celebrations begin at 6pm with music from The Lucky Band before an inflatable balloon drop at 8pm. Then, the Late Innings begin at 9pm with live music from The 12 South Band. The evening closes with a midnight countdown featuring a firework and confetti display over Truist Park.


NYE with the Hellfire Harlots — 21+


My Sister’s Room (84 12th St. NE)

Join MSR for their 25th annual New Year’s Eve celebration! Dress to impress; enjoy an optional open bar from 8 to 10pm; party the night away with the Hellfire HarlotsDJ Wulf, and DJ Lodi Dodi; toast the new year with complimentary champagne; and snack at the breakfast buffet after midnight. Purchase tickets through Eventbrite.


New Year, Who Dis? with SFQP — 18+


The Masquerade — Hell (50 Lower Alabama St. #110)

Southern Fried Queer Pride has an amazing lineup of DJs, live music, and drag to bid adieu to the old year! Enjoy DJ sets by EliseJsport and Leonce, and Zaida; a live music performance by The Queendom; and a countdown drag show featuring JayBella BankzDotte Com, and SZN ALXNDR, hosted by TAYLOR ALXNDRBuy tickets at


Purple Disco Machine NYE — 21+

Doors open at 10pm

District Atlanta (269 Armour Dr. NE)

What better way to celebrate the new year than with German disco and house DJ Purple Disco Machine at Atlanta’s best immersive, sensory experience? Table packages are available, and upscale fashionable attire is highly encouraged. If you’ve got a designated driver for the night, there’s tons of free parking! Buy tickets at (Photo via Facebook)


XION with Cindel — 21+

Jan. 1, 3–7 am

Future Atlanta (50 Lower Alabama St. SW, Suite 180)

Looking to keep the party going after midnight? Kick off the new year with Cindel all night long. Buy tickets at


New Year’s Eve Party — 21+


The Heretic (2069 Cheshire Bridge Rd. NE)

Ring in the new year at one of Atlanta’s favorite gay nightclubs! Because the bridge is out due to the recent fire, plan your route accordingly — you can only enter from the Midtown side, not the LaVista side. More details coming soon; check for updates.