America's Party Downtown at Fremont Street Experience
On the other side of Fremont Street, bounce between four stages featuring live bands and EDM DJs, catch the new Killers-themed Viva Vision show overhead and interact with wandering talent—and one of the liveliest NYE crowds anywhere. 6 p.m., $35-$45.
Escape Masquerade at Gold Spike & Inspire
Ideally, you won’t limit your New Year’s Eve revelry in Downtown Las Vegas to one venue. Escape Masquerade makes that easy. Start your evening overlooking the Fremont East Entertainment District at Inspire, grooving to DJ Absynt Mynded. And maybe sometime before midnight, wander northwest to Gold Spike for a live backyard set by Super Lemon and the midnight champagne toast. Bonus: The $65 option comes with an 8-11 p.m. open bar at both venues. 8 p.m., $10-$65.
New Year's Eve at Gilley's
Want to see the Strip fireworks show without getting stuck on the Strip? Or, are you looking for a country alternative? Gilley’s provides lively sanctuary for both those needs, along with live music, a DJ, party favors, a midnight champagne toast, one free drink and—for you fence-sitters—$5 mechanical bull rides. 9 p.m., $25.
Studio 54 at Charlie's Las Vegas
The southwestern LGBT nightclub ditches the boots for platform shoes this NYE.
RuPaul’s Drag Race all-star Latrice Royale will headline the festivities, which will include an outdoor viewing area for the fireworks show over the Strip. Locals get in for as low as $15, and open bar packages abound. 11:30 p.m., $15-$125.
Black Tee Affair at Cordurdy
Fremont East’s throwback rocker bar is doing things a little differently for its NYE bash. For one, its open bar option includes Moscow Mules on tap. And at midnight, the bar will hand out the Champagne ... of beers, Miller High Life. Sounds by DJ Tino. 8 p.m., $10-$65.
Best Effen Celebration at 107 Skylounge (10 p.m., $199)
All That Glitters Is Gold at Artisan (10 p.m., $55-$65)
The Grand Gatsby at Downtown Grand (4 p.m., $40)
New Year’s Eve Bash at Flair (8 p.m., $35)
Paint the Quarter Gold at House of Blues restaurant (6 p.m., $55-$135)
Countdown to 2018 New Year’s Eve at PKWY Tavern Flamingo, Marks and Rampart (7 p.m., free)
A Vintage New Year’s Eve 2018 featuring DJ ?uestlove at SLS Las Vegas (10 p.m., $95-$200)
Old School Party featuring Rob Base at Sam’s Town Live (10 p.m., $79-$129)
Terrace NYE + Afterhours + Sunrise Sessions at Terrace Afterhours (9 p.m., $10-$60)
Skyclose featuring Kenny Glasgow at World Market Center Building B (11 p.m., $45-$70)