The Best 2012-2013 Latin New Year's Eve Parties

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If you: Don’t want to spend big bucks for big beats.

Your Best San Francisco New Year’s Eve Party Is…

Lights Down Low New Year’s Eve
You know that saying “you get what you pay for”? Not this time. At only $10, the Lights Down Low party may be one of the cheapest New Year’s Eve tickets in town, but the line up is a good one. San Francisco via Peru DJ Joaquin Bartra has been making waves in the tropical bass/house/electronic set, and he’ll be bringing the boogie to take you into 2013. Also with: Matrixxman, Richie Panic, & Sleazemore. MORE INFO.

If you: Are looking for the pre-game.

Your Best San Francisco New Year’s Eve Party Is…

Wintersalt Fest.
Most people abstain from hard raging in the few days leading up to New Year’s Eve, in preparation for the giant bender that awaits them. But if your super power is partying, head to this awesome New Year’s Eve warm up festival presented by EyeHeartSF. The lineup is pretty stellar: party-boy Mad Decent founder Diplo will be joined by moombahton master Dillon Francis, Theophilus London, Zedd, DJ Shadow, & many more. Just make sure to save some energies for the actual end of 2012. Or you could just sleep through it. Whatever, we won’t tell. MORE INFO.

If you: Want to do some schmoozing with your boozing.

Your Best San Francisco New Year’s Eve Party Is…

New Year’s Eve International Ball
The LAM Social Club is a community that connects San Francisco’s Latino professionals to one another for professional and social networking purposes. They’ll be co-hosting the Latin Room this New Year’s Eve with DJ Santero and live salsa band Avance. If you’re looking to meet other people in your field or transition into a new job, this is your party. After all, there’s no better way to bond with people than over 2 or 7 drinks. The event is at the Palace Hotel so dress to impress. MORE INFO.

If you: Still own bell bottoms.

Your Best San Francisco New Year’s Eve Party Is…

Frisco Disco New Year’s Eve
San Francisco’s The Make Out Room will be keeping the spirit of disco alive this New Year’s eve. DJs 2 Shy-Shy & DJ Melt W/U will be spinning the best soul/funk/hip-hop/disco/wave & more so you can finally bust out the choreography from Saturday Night Fever and impress all the ladies. And all the gentlemens. Really, who isn’t impressed by those moves? John Travolta was a babe. MORE INFO.

If you: Are gay, guey. Or just a fan of go go boys.

Your Best San Francisco New Year’s Eve Party Is…

Club Papi New Year’s Eve.
Promising “Gorgeous Papi Go Go Boyz from all over the USA and Mexico,” this queer latin New Year’s Eve party expects 1200 people in attendance. VIP Drag Hosts Ms. Lola, Violeta and Barbie Doll will ensure the 3 floors of music are always jumping. Plus, this is probably the only New Year’s Eve party in San Francisco where they pay you! Well, almost – partygoers can enter the “Cash Money Booth” competition and be one of the lucky people selected to win upt $1000 in cash prizes, as well as concert tickets to see Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and Pink. Entry includes complimentary tacos and appetizers, four drink tickets, a midnight tequila pour, and a porn DVD giveaway. All the essential things you need to go into 2013, in my humble opinion. MORE INFO.


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