Ring in 2016 with Mile High style at one of these 10 Denver parties on Thurs. Dec. 31, 2015. Some bars do not charge a cover, but most require advance tickets. For a quick rundown of Denver nightlife lingo, LoDo stands for Lower Downtown and SoCo stands for South of Colfax. Club Vinyl and Beta are 18-and-up, but all other parties listed are 21-and-up.
The ART hotel's lounge FIRE, which is just south of downtown, is throwing a "white party" featuring DJ Desire. The cover charge is $20. But, for party-goers who dress in all white, you can get in free of charge.
Break out the tux and tails for Denver's swankiest New Year's Eve party, which encourages black tie attire. The 21-and-up event will be held at the Sherman Street Event Center at 1770 Sherman St. in downtown Denver. VIP tickets are $90 in advance, and tickets include an open bar.
The 14th-annual White Rose Gala returns to the Denver Center for Performing Arts this year. Advance tickets start at $69 for the 21-and-up gala at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The theme for the White Rose Gala this year is the Roaring 20s.
Enjoy a three-day jam of the String Cheese Incident at the First Bank Center in Broomfield, Colo., as part of the 97.3 KBCO Holiday Concert Series. The Colorado band will play Dec. 31, 2015 - Jan. 2, 2016.Tickets are $82.50 - $85 on New Year's Eve.
Celebrate New Year's Eve with a Latin beat at the Church, a nightclub located in a converted church at 1160 Lincoln St. The 21-and-up party features three of Denver's Latin disc jockeys, as well as a champagne toast at midnight. Tickets start at $20.
The Ginn Mill offers a casual option for New Year's Eve at 2041 Larimer St., with no cover charge, no dress code and no reservations accepted. The 21-and-up LoDo bar does have mixed drink and beer specials all night to keep the atmosphere festive.
The ViewHouse offers a rooftop bar to view the Mile High City, and the newly-minted hotspot at 2015 Market St. in LoDo is ready to celebrate its second New Year's Eve. The View House has two options for New Year's Eve: a $20 ticket for entry only, or a $55 ticket with six drinks included. The rooftop in the Ballpark neighborhood offers viewing of the fireworks display downtown, which goes off at 9 p.m. and midnight.
Nina Snyder is the author of "Good Day, Broncos," a children's e-book, and "ABCs of Balls," a children's picture book. Visit her website at ninasnyder.com.