The 10 Best Dallas New Year's Eve Parties for Bringing in 2013
NYE Bash at the Granada -- Since you've come to rely on the Granada for every other great party of 2012, doesn't it make sense to close the curtain there as well? Of course it does, and everyone else in Dallas agrees, since their NYE Bash is reliably one of the city's most popular tickets. You get music from Jonathon Tyler & the Northern Lights, Somebody's Darling and Quaker City Nighthawks -- all for $24. (There are limited $80 VIP tickets too.)
Big Freedia at Club Dada -- New Orleans bounce queen Big Freedia rolls into the Big D for this booty-droppin' New Year's Eve party at Club Dada, 2720 Elm St. Tickets are $18.
Sarah Jaffe at The Kessler -- The best voice in local music meets the best acoustics in local music at this laid-back affair at The Kessler. Doors open at 8 p.m.; tickets are $22.50 at prekindle.com.
Double-Wide's NYE 2013 with The Gorehounds and Rich Girls -- Start with a Cramps cover band, add in a Hall and Oates tribute and then shake with a healthy helping of Tang and rum. The result? One deliciously refreshing New Year's Eve experience. $10 at prekindle.com.
Zouk's Maxim Masquerade -- We'd expect nothing less of Zouk (703 McKinney Ave.) than a night of eardrum-assailing music, glowsticks and scantily clad Maxim ladies guaranteed to keep you going until 3 a.m. Most important: four bars. Tickets start at $40.
And finally, no matter where you end up this New Year's Eve, keep the number for Tipsy Tow handy. It's 1-800-222-4357, and they'll come get your drunk ass from your designated celebration location -- plus tow your car home. Happy New Year!