The party: Some details of this event are still shrouded in secrecy (hence the name), so attendees can likely expect more than they bargained for after arriving. Held at notoriously badass party space Fair Market, just east of downtown, the ticket includes complimentary drinks and coat check, catered pizza, specialty cocktails and music by Austin essential DJ Mel (plus support from Charles Moon). Black tie attire is optional, and a percentage of ticket sales go to the Clifford Antone Foundation.
Cost: $145 (21+)
It’s time to the face the facts: 2017 was a rough year for a lot of us, so it’s more important than ever to up the ante at one of the best New Year’s Eve parties in Austin. Sure, you’ve got your pick of the lot from Austin’s best rooftop bars replete with dazzling views of the city skyline to incredible concerts poppin’ off within the walls of Austin’s best live music venues, but if you’re going to brave the masses, you need an NYE party imbued with a bit of magic. Whether your fantasy is to dance the night away or get fancy among friends at the city's top cocktail bars, you can fulfill it by browsing our picks of the best New Year’s Eve parties in Austin.
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