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Best New Year's Eve Parties in Pittsburgh

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Whether you don't have the funds to sip Cristal with Nicki Minaj at the Palms Vegas, or find traveling during the holidays too much of a hassle, you've come to the right place for the best Pittsburgh New Year's Eve parties. Stay in your beloved city; the five best NYE parties are right here from awesome to epic.

7 E. Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
(412) 281-9888

Price: $25 general admission/$125 couples (includes top shelf open bar)/all admission includes Champagne toast at midnight
Hours: Dec. 31 – 9 p.m. to midnight

Go to WHIM to celebrate the countdown to 2013 in style. Dress to impress, because the Trib faithfully covers this not-to-be-missed event. Take advantage of prizes and giveaways during the balloon drop while Pittsburgh's own DJ Nugget spins tracks for the new year. Bonus: Whim also boasts the only double-jet Kryogenifex system in the city, which shoots out a blast of nitrogen over the dance floor to instantly cool the area; no runny makeup or frizzy hair here. Call or visit Whim's website to pre-order your tickets today.

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District Three
2009 East Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
(412) 904-4035

Click here for GENAM and VIP package prices
Hours: Dec. 31 – 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Fusing the high energy of a sports bar with the glamour and excitement of a premiere nightclub, District Three's NYE 2013 is ramping up to be quite a spectacle. Enjoy a hors d'oeuvres buffet, noise makers and party hats as part of your admission, and take advantage of its awesome drink specials. Ring in the new year in style on the spacious dance floor, or at one of its relaxed high-top tables in the sports lounge. Call or visit District Three's website to pre-order your tickets today.

Elixir Ultra Lounge
1500 E. Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
(412) 481-1811

Price: $12 includes complimentary product from beverage sponsors
Hours: Dec. 31 – 10 p.m. to midnight

If you're looking for something a little more posh, a little more reserved and plush, Elixir's Real Bartender's New Years bash will be right up your alley. For the past four years, Digital Dave has presented this event featuring the top DJ talent in the city, backed by the biggest names in the beverage industry. Enjoy 28 DJs, including Bill Bara, Colt, Outtareach and Scottro, who promise to break the sound barrier while you drink and welcome 2013 in luxury.

3450 William Penn Highway
Pittsburgh, PA 15235
(412) 829-3900

Price: $50 includes all-you-can-eat sushi and well drinks/domestics
Hours: Dec. 31 – 10 p.m. to midnight

Monroeville's best hibachi/sushi bar is gearing up for its second annual NYE bash. Grab your sweetie and enjoy all-you-can-handle sushi at Allegheny County's yummiest Japanese destination, and ring in the new year a sated, happy couple. Admission also includes unlimited well drinks and domestics, so be sure to enjoy responsibly, especially if you're driving from the city.

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1650 Smallman St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 315-7330

Price: $25 presale/$30 day of event
Hours: Dec. 31 – 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Last, but most definitely not least, is this list's best and biggest NYE party at Pittsburgh's ultra electronic music venue, Static. A complimentary Champagne toast at midnight is included with admission. Get down with Static's own DJ Strobe and Ephraim S during the live countdown culminating in a prize-filled balloon drop. Expect world-renowned talent, world-class partying and a celebration you'll never forget.

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Nikki Tiani-Moroney is a full time mum of two boys, wife of a professional poker player/photographer/amateur pencil-sharpening competitor and writer from Pittsburgh, PA. When she isn't studiously neglecting her housework in favor of a good book, she's out simultaneously fighting crime and picking up sidewalk litter while savoring an occasional cigarette. Her work can be found at

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