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Arts + CultureNightlifeParty Radar: Pop your cork, sweetie—it's NYE

Party Radar: Pop your cork, sweetie—it’s NYE

Decadent affairs we demand you look into immediately, plus our annual Comedowns Are For Losers NYD party guide.

Another club, another protest, another club, another protest: that was our activism self-care routine in 2023 (well, all of the 2020s so far, really), and while our skin may look flawless and our tush tight, we still have a lot to do in 2024. Time to power up: Assemble your world-Transformer on the dance floor this weekend and down that champers like a champ at these choice affairs. Deactivate? Never! Scroll down for our traditional annual Comedowns Are For Losers guide to parties all through New Year’s Day. Well, at least the ones we can list publicly. See you out and about!

SUN/31: DJ MINX AT MONARCH NYE Nightlife destination Monarch pulls out the stops for the final night of 2023, hosting ace Detroit techno selector (and gorgeous being) DJ Minx alongside a long list of resident DJ crews, including Green Gorilla Lounge and WERD (RIP Woo). Show up early for complimentary snacks and an appearance by the acrobatic Golden Gate Dolls. 8pm-3am, Monarch, SF. More info here.

SUN/31: NEW BOHEMIA AT THE MINT Up, up, and away, 2023. The gorgeous, cavernous old Mint building transforms into a playground for the senses at this NYE party thrown by Burning Man favorites the Vau de Vire Society. You’ll enjoy high-flying circus acts, wild performances, and no less than seven dance floors. 9pm-3am, The Mint, SF. More info here.

SUN/31: JUANITA MORE X MIGHTY REAL Our very own queen of drag (and parties, and drag parties) Juanita More pulls out all the stops at this old-school house party, accompanied by stunning performances and tunes provided by beloved soulful house trailblazer DJ David Harness, Best of the Bay Bast DJ Charles Hawthorne, the fab Likeholywine, and more. 8:30pm-2am, Phoenix Hotel, SF. More info here.

SUN/31: CAT CLUB NYE SF’s favorite scrappy little nightclub calls you to its purr-fect dance floors for a night of ’70s and ’80s gems, brought to you by DJs from the Funkytown, New Wave City, and Nightshift parties. 9pm-late, Cat Club, SF. More info here.

SUN/31: DANCING QUEEN ABBA GLITTER NYE EXTRAVAGANZA More than four decades ago, the Swedish disco giants wished for peace on Earth in their song “Happy New Year.” While the world works toward that, we can at least dress up in our sparkly finest and dance along to ABBA’s biggest tunes—and of course remain forever 17. 9pm-2am, Great Northern, SF. More info here.

SUN/31: MOTHERSHIP NYE Mothership in the Mission has a great patio, terrific music selection, and hella cute staff. This LGBTQ-friendly New Year’s Eve party will rocket to the stars with DJs 3:33 and NYC’s Caro, plus the No Bias party crew. Laidback vibes and friendly dancing galore. 9pm-2am, Mothership, SF. More info here.

SUN/31: OASIS X PRINCESS NYE A cavalcade of drag entities—literally almost 100 queens—will be on hand (and under the table) to usher in the new with a zillion performances. Category is: Greek and Roman deities: gods and goddesses and gxdz will surround you and attend to your every need with a snap of a Press-Onned finger. 9:30pm-late, Oasis, SF. More info here.

SUN/31: EW YEAR’S EVE The fantastic Ew parties at Underground SF combine gritty LGBTQ DIY vibes with sweaty all-night danicing. This special installment brings in hot-hot Chicago house DJ Harry Cross (literally a bathhouse DJ) and SF sensation Vin Sol. 9pm-2am, UndergroundSF. More info here.

COMEDOWNS ARE FOR LOSERS: NEW YEAR’S DAY CELEBRATIONS

MON/1: IT’S A NEW DAY + BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS BLOCK PARTY 2024 The grandaddy of giant NYD throwdowns is back: Dance your way into 2024 with 10 music stages, featuring acts like Horse Meat Disco, Cut Chemist, Maya Jane Coles, and Carl Craig. The celebration begins bright and early at 4am and continues until 9pm. Great Northern, SF. More info here.

SAT/30-MON/1: FRESH START This three-day megabash at the Midway is indeed a triple threat, with headliners like Odesza, Louis the Child, and, on New Year’s Day (2pm-9:30pm), the one and only Kaskade. The Midway, SF. More info here.

MON/1: SUNSET SOUNDSYSTEM NEW YEAR’S DAY One of our precious first rave crews is still at it, tremendously. Join them for this annual nightcapper, with huge DJs Derrick Carter, Eris Drew, Galen Solar, and Qaotic: Chuck Gunn B2B Stoned Früit. 9pm-late, Great Northern, SF. More info here (click on “Get Tickets” for Breakfast of Champions afterparty info).

MON/1: R&B AND RIBS Kick-off 2024 with an afternoon of poolside barbecue and smooth tunes at The Phoenix Hotel, where you’ll hear R&B sets from Knowpa Slaps, Spydatek, and more. 1pm-6pm, Phoenix Hoel, SF. More info here.

MON/1: DEATH GUILD If you ask me, spending a dark night among the tremendous goths at SF’s longest-running weekly party is a perfect way to kick off the new year. What we do in shadows, for sure. 9:30pm-2:30am, DNA Lounge, SF. More info here.

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Marke B.
Marke B.
Marke Bieschke is the publisher and arts and culture editor of 48 Hills. He co-owns the Stud bar in SoMa. Reach him at marke (at) 48hills.org, follow @supermarke on Twitter.

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