New Year’s Eve will be full of opportunities for fun and revelry at venues old and new in Baltimore. Here’s a selection of some of those events.

Hang out at Leon’s Backroom (227 West Chase Street) from 9 pm to 4 am and enjoy music by DJ Norm Hill, two-for-one drinks all night long, and a champagne toast at midnight. There’s no cover! For more info, visit

Grand Central Nightclub (1001 North Charles Street) will host a party celebration and midnight toast with DJ Brandon Michaels and DJ Rob G3. Doors open at 9 pm and tickets are $25 at the door before 11 pm. Skip the line and purchase limited $10 and $15 tickets in advance online at For more info, it’s at

Night Shift 2.0 (1725 Ponca Street) invites you to ring in the new year with an all-you-can-eat buffet, all-night entertainment until 6 am, a champagne toast at midnight, and a show featuring Tatianna of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” fame, as well as a meet-and-greet with Tatianna. Tickets are $40. Doors open at 7 pm, followed by dinner at 8 pm and entertainment provided by the Night Shift dancers. The show will be hosted by Baltimore’s own Brooklyn Heights and feature performances by Iyana Deschanel, Evon Michelle, Black Dynamite, Bambi Necole Ferrah, Ricky Rose, and Washington Heights. Dress to impress or come as you are, as “All are welcomed at Night Shift!” Contact them for accommodations for seating and assistance. Night Shift 2.0 is a 21-plus LGBTQ adult entertainment experience. For tickets and more info visit Last but not least, the party doesn’t end after the champagne toast! Night Shift will open up to the public from 2 am to 6 pm for a sexy after party with only a $10 cover.

The festivities at Clifton Pleasure Club (2803 Grindon Avenue) kick off at 8 pm. Clifton is celebrating its fifth year, is inaugurating the Deep Lez dance party, and reopening membership. 2019 was a year of great growth and the beginning of many more great things, and the cllub intends to end it with a bang surrounded by good friends, food, and a dance party with DJ Rosie. The $30 cover includes all the tasty treats you can eat all night long and a champagne toast at midnight. For more info, visit

Party in the Red Room at The Crown (1910 North Charles Street) from 9 pm to 3 am. DJ Mills will be playing all your favorite classics from 2010 to 2019 to celebrate the end of the decade. DJ Landis Expandis will be spinning soul and funk. There’s no cover! For more info, it’s

Enjoy “Metro/Sexual x NYE 2020,” a drag show event at Metro Gallery (1700 North Charles Street) from 9:30 pm to 3 am. The show was voted “Best Drag Show” at the 2019 Baltimore Drag Awards and will be hosted by Baby with special guest Priscilla Chambers and an exclusive performance by Hunter Hooligan. Show performers include Alastor, Desiree Dik, Jaxknife Complex, Shea Chanel, Twixxx, and Venus Fastrada. Doors for the 9 pm VIP meet-and-greet with Priscilla Chambers open at 8:30 pm. Chambers was a finalist on season three of the “Boulet Brothers Dragula” and is the self-proclaimed “Queen of the Trailer Park” and “HellBilly of Drag.” General admission begins at 9:30, followed by the show at 10:30. Music will be provided by DJ KB. General admission tickets are $25, but $40 tickets include the meet-and-greet and include an opportunity to get a photo with Priscilla by Danny Siebenhaar. There will be a champagne toast at midnight. This event is 18-plus. For tickets and more info visit

Have a safe and joyful new year’s eve, and a happy and healthy 2020!