Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Jim’s guide to New Years in Hillcrest

NYE at Rich's
Photo credit:
Cali Griebel/SDPIX

2016 is just about over and done with, and this weekend we will celebrate the dawn of 2017.

Below is a list of some of the big events happening around the gayborhood for New Year’s Eve (Saturday) and New Year’s Day (Sunday). Let’s party!

Friday, December 30

8 pm: Barbie Z's Doll House Pre-New Year's Bash at #1 Fifth Avenue “Let’s say good bye to 2016 and start the last weekend of the year RIGHT!!!! Join us at #1 Fifth Ave. with AMAZING girls.”

Saturday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve)

5:30 pm2017 NYE Party at Uptown Tavern “With DJ Tone Capone on at 5:30 pm, and DJ Billy the Kid at 9:30 pm!”

5:30 pm: Ring in the New Year with Rayvon Owen at Martinis Above Fourth “Join us for a swingin’ night as American Idol Season 14 finalist Rayvon Owen headlines MA4’s New Year’s Eve Celebration in a spectacular new show featuring his 3-piece band. Ring in the New Year and party wit with great food, great drink, and of course, GREAT ENTERTAINMENT.”

6 pm to 2 am: New Year's Eve at Gossip Grill “4 course dinner, lobster stuff filet mignon special - $55, includes glass of champagne or wine (reservations recommended). With special guest from Miami DJ Skylar Madison fro 10pm to 2 am! $10 cover after 10pm.”

6 pm: Brew Year's Eve at Hillcrest Brewing Company “$25.95 Dinner for Two includes 12″ Butternut “Squash Me” or Pulled Pork with Fontina Cheese Pizza and for dessert – an Apple Pie Pizza!”

7:30 pm: Glitz and Glam Ball at Lips “Hosted by Tootie! Featuring a 3-course gala prix fixe dinner, live drag shows and dancing, along with a midnight celebration and champagne toast.”

8 pm: New Year’s Eve at Flicks “DJ Will Z counts down Hillcrest Top 25 requests from 2016, along with hot go gos, complimentary party hats, and a champagne toast at midnight.”

8 pm to 1 am: Pop Your Top this New Year's Eve at Babycakes “Can you believe it?! 2016 is ready to say good-bye. What a year...but 2017 is looking to be one hell of a ride! You ready?! Join us for fun, good times and lots of XOXOs and hotness to go around! $16 Bottles of Champagne all night as we farewell to 2016. No lines, No cover, No attitude.”

8 pm to 1 am: NYE with Betty's at Baja Betty's “Celebrate the New Year with your favorite Hillcrest family with a Champagne Toast at Midnight this New Year's Eve at Baja Betty's!”

8 pm to 1 am: New Year's Eve at Urban Mo's “This Saturday December 31, dance with us into the New Year with DJ Jon Williams, a Money/Prize Balloon Drop, and a Champagne Toast at Midnight!”

9 pm: Ring in the New Year with Rayvon Owen at Martinis Above Fourth “Join us for a swingin’ night as American Idol Season 14 finalist Rayvon Owen headlines MA4’s New Year’s Eve Celebration in a spectacular new show featuring his 3-piece band. Ring in the New Year and party with us at the 5:30 event or the 9:00 event with great food, great drink, and of course, GREAT ENTERTAINMENT.”

9 pm to 2 am: New Year’s Eve at the San Diego Eagle “Free champagne and ribbon pull at midnight, with $300 in cash and prizes!”

9 pm to 4 am: NYE Massive at Rich's “MASSIVE is back at Rich's for a special NYE edition. DJ K-Swift will kick off the night counting down all the hottest tracks from 2016! NIKNO will take over at midnight to rock the house EDM style all the way till 4am! DJ Moody Rudy will be spinning hip hop and pop in the front room. FREE champagne toast at midnight and a $1,000 cash balloon drop! 9pm-4am. If you were at the last MASSIVE, then you know how amazing this night is. Having your ticket in advance will get you express VIP entry & guaranteed entry on one of the biggest night's of the year! 21+ w/ valid ID.”

9 pm to 1 am: Sober New Year's Eve Party Dance at the Live and Let Live Alano Club “Food, fun, dancing and a raffle. Free for club members, $15 donation.”

9 pm to 2 am: 2017 NYE Party at #1 Fifth Avenue “Are you ready to welcome the new year?? We are!!!!”

10 pm to 2 am: 2017 Galactic New Year's Eve Bash at the Porto Vista Hotel “For one night both sides conjoin with astronomical Pto ring in 2017. Celebrate the New Year getting your "Light or Dark Side" on, you choose what you want to be that night.”

Sunday, January 1 (New Year’s Day)

10 am to 2 pm: New Year's Day Paparazzi Drag Brunch at Gossip Grill “$12.50 bottomless mimosas plus champagne blowout: 1/2 off all bottles of bubbles (reservations recommended).”

10 am to 2 pm: Brew Year's Day at Hillcrest Brewing Company “Brunch from 10am-2pm featuring, 8.50 8″ Brunch Pizza, $10.75 Bottomless Mimosas, $5.50 Bloody Beer or Beer-Mosa and $6.50 Soju Bloody Marys.”

10 am to 2 pm: New Year's Day with Betty's at Baja Betty's “Hello Sunday morning! And what happened Saturday night? Get on over to Baja Bettys today from 10am-2pm for our New Year’s Day Brunch and Bottomless Mimosas!”

11 am: New Year's Day Recovery Brunch at Lips “Join us for the RECOVERY BRUNCH on New Year's Day! Call (619)295-7900 to make reservations now!”

Other fun stuff this week

Thursday

10 pm: SDPIX presents Outlaw at Uptown Tavern

Friday

6 pm to 10 pm: SDPIX presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel

7 pm: Divas 2-Year Anniversary at Rich's

Saturday

11 am to 2 pm: Saturday Brunch at Uptown Tavern

Sunday

1 pm to 6 pm: F-Monday It's Sunday Funday at Uptown Tavern

3 pm to 8 pm: Church at Babycakes

Last week’s events

Check out SDPIX.com for all the new albums from last week, including photos from Rich’s, Lips, and Uptown Tavern. Have a happy new year!