ATLRetro’s Throw Back to the 20th Century New Year’s Eve Guide – Our Top Ten Vitally Vintage Eras for Toasting 2020

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Get to roarin’ and ring in a vintage New Year and new decade with ATLRetro! Come celebrate what once was in 2019 and welcome with open arms what will be in 2020! Start the New Year off with a bang with all the hoppin’ shindigs we’ve dug up just for you!

1. PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ ROARIN’ ‘20s STYLE. Celebrate the New Year in style! Grab your favorite guy or gal, get dressed to the nines and shimmy on down to the Red Light Café as Kool Kat Johnny Pine hosts a Roarin’ Twenties Burlesque Dance Party, featuring a variety show, a Burly-Q feast for the eyes and so much more! Doors at 8pm/$25/$60 VIP. Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar (Marietta) rings in the New Year with a Roaring Twenties themed fun-filled extravaganza complete with Prohibition-era cocktails, a photo booth, balloon drop and champagne toast! They are featuring a $79 four course menu with optional wine pairings for $29 additional, plus tax and gratuity, starting at 3pm. Get gangster and flap on down to My Sister’s Room for their Roaring 20s NYE Party, featuring the Hellfire Harlots! Doors at 7:30pm! Or flap on down to McCray’s Tavern for their Roarin’ 20s NYE Party, featuring vintage libations, a midnight buffet and more! Party like it’s 1920 at Lawrenceville’s Slow Pour Brewing Company’s Roaring 20s NYE Party, featuring food trucks, libations and more! End Prohibition at Fado Irish Pub and celebrate the New Year, Irish-style, with a complimentary champagne toast and more! Flap it up at Battle & Brew during their NYE The Roarin’ 2020’s Party! Special prizes for the best cosplay! Doors at 7pm!

2. BLUES, SOUL & FUNK, OH MY. Funk it up this NYE! Psychofunk it up into the new year with Voodoo Visionary and The Iceman Special at Aisle 5! Kool Kat Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics dish out a helluva night of rockin’ ‘50s and ‘60s Georgia soul at Venkman’s! For some classic blues and jazz, make your way to Blind Willie’s for a night with “The Empress of the Blues” Sandra Hall! Doors at 7pm and $60 gets you guaranteed seating, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight! Fire up the blues at the Northside Tavern with Lola, the Atlanta Horns, Albert White and more! Spend NYE at the Crimson Moon Café with the EG Kight Trio!

3. HEY! HO! LET’S GO! Rock into the New Year! Eat, drink and rock out at The Highlander’s Punk Rock Dance Party! Or boogie on down to the Euclid Avenue Yacht Club’s Suck It 2019 NYE Dance Party, featuring DJs, party favors and a free champagne toast at midnight! Hey all you miscreants! Get rebellious and rock into the New Year with The Coathangers for two nights at The Earl (12/30 & 12/31)! Doors at 8:30pm. The Georgia Players Guild delivers a rockin’ NYE Show: A Tribute to Led Zeppelin & Queen at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre, at 9pm. $40 cover. The Fox Theatre continues their 30+ year tradition and jams into the New Year with Widespread Panic! Raise a rockin’ Rolling Stones ruckus with Kool Kat Rich Desantis  and the Street Fightin’ Band at the Red Clay Theatre!

4. I PUT A SPELL ON YOU: MONSTERS, MADNESS & WITCHY FUN. It’s a night of monsters, poets and madmen at the Highland Inn Ballroom & Lounge during Frankenstein’s Ball, an immersive experience, at 7:30pm! It’s a night of haunted cabaret rock ‘n’ roll at the Masquerade with Sarah & The Safe Word, The Superelevators, The Keepsake, ozello, Ghost Moths, City Playgrounds and more!

5. RAISE A ROCKABILLY/FOLKSY/ROOTSY RUCKUS.  Stomp on down to The Star Bar and spend NYE with Gringo Star (Kool Kats Nick and Peter Furgiuele), Reverend Bro Diddly & The Hips, Nikki & The Phantom Callers, Ladrones, Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah and more! Doors at 8pm/$13 cover. Americana it up with Railroad Earth for two foot-stompin’ nights at the Variety Playhouse (12/30 and 12/31)! Have a helluva NYE with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt and the Psycho-DeVilles at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! For a New Year’s Eve filled with foot stompin’ Americana, blues and rock ‘n’ roll, make your way to Eddie’s Attic for two hoppin’ helpings of the sultry Michelle Malone Band and her 22st annual New Year’s Eve Bash!

6. SMOOTH OPERATOR. Sail on into 2020 with Yacht Rock Schooner as they get ‘70s and toasty at The Vista Room! Soft rock into the New Year for two nights at Smith’s Olde Bar (Music Room) with Rumours – A Fleetwood Mac Tribute and The Lobsters of Rock on night one (12/30), and with Runnin’ Down a Dream: A Tom Petty Revue on night two (12/31)! Corporate Therapy dishes out some smooth classic rock at Wild Wing Café in Dunwoody!

7. LIFE’S A BEACH. Tiki it up into 2019 at Trader Vic’s New Years Eve in Paradise featuring a special 4-course menu  and a night with Bogey & The Viceroy dishing out some soulful island tunes with a midnight champagne toast! Doors at 9pm! Spend the night with Coast Guard at City Winery for NYE!

8. THE CURE FOR BANANARAMA. Electric Avenue rings in the New Year with a night of MTV-era rockin’ shenanigans at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park, with NAKD! Doors 9pm. Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch with Denim Arcade at Gypsy Rose in Roswell at 9:30pm! Boogie on down to 529 for their New Wave Dance Party!

9. RAT PACKIN’ & ALL THAT JAZZ.  Swing into the New Year in style with Joe Gransden at the Waldorf Astoria Atlanta!

10. SCI-FI IT UP. The Plaza Theater gives you a futuristic start to the New Year with a screening of Fritz Lang’s METROPOLIS (1927)  at 7pm!

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