As a Durmite, I have to give props to Raleigh’s spirit of celebration. In addition to their holiday parade, Raleigh’s First Night® is a super big deal. Meanwhile, here in the Bull City, we haven’t even had a downtown Christmas parade since 2008 (though that might be changing). We also don’t drop a giant acorn from the sky.
Though that’s hard to compete with, I contend that we have a lot to offer. So, in honor of the Bull City Connector’s Inaugural NYE Service, I present to you, in no particular order, the BCC Best Bets by Bus – New Year’s Eve Edition:
Cabaret Arcana: A New Year’s Eve Celebration
One of downtown’s newest hangouts, Arcana invites revelers to drop by this informal cabaret from 5pm-2am.
Arcana – 31 W Main St, Back Entrance Durham, NC 27701
Cheap Date: A Queer NYE Dance party
Pinhook is having a dance party and everyone’s invited. Doors open at 9, the party starts at 10, and there’ll be a champagne toast at midnight. 21 and over only.
Pinhook – 117 W. Main St. Durham, NC 27701
New Year’s Eve at The Durham
Celebrate 2016 in mid-century style. Start in the lobby with the tasting menu and end up on the roof with blankets and a movie.
The Durham – 315 E Chapel Hill St. Durham, NC 27701
$65 – Reservations available
Bull City Burger and Brewery Family Friendly New Year’s Eve BCCBB closes at 3pm on on Thursday and will reopen at 6pm for a special dinner. Get stuffed at this decidedly non-stuffy event where “proper attire is required – no ties, jackets, tuxedos or formal gowns”.
BCBB – 107 East Parrish St, Durham NC 27701
Adults $38 plus tip, plus tax ($12 for beer pairing with each course)
Children (under 12 years) $12 plus tip, plus tax
16 Candles NYE Party
Slap on a sideways pony tail and a Members Only jacket and practice your 80s dance moves. There’s a DJ and a champagne toast at midnight.
Bull McCabe’s – 427 W Main St, Durham NC 27701
The Bull City Connector is a fare-free bus route that runs from Duke to Golden Belt. On Thursday, December 31, 2015 the BCC will run from 6:30am until 2am on Friday, January 1, 2016, with service every 17 minutes. You can use Transloc to see where the bus is in real-time. Click here and look for the BCC under the GoDurham routes.