Looking for the 2009 version of this list? It's here.
You might be broke or close to it, but hell if that's going to keep you holed up at home on the biggest party night of the year! Here are the ten best, cheap ways to ring in 2009 in St. Louis. And you can still check out our complete list of more than 70 St. Louis New Year's Eve parties
Also be sure to check out:Top 10 St. Louis New Year's Eve Parties Over $75Top 10 St. Louis New Year's Eve Parties Under $75Beach Ball Luau
: Rue 13 is transformed into an 80s beach party with sand and sod, a tiki bar, surfing and beach volleyball; music by DJ DeadAsDisco. Did we mention they are trucking in sand to a dance club
? Wed., Dec. 31, 9 p.m., $15
. Rue 13, 1311 Washington Ave., St. Louis, 314-588-7070, www.rue13stl.com
."Fuck You, Dick Clark"
Rockin' NYE Party: featuring the Shame
Club, Lions Of Hazelwood, The Dirty 30's, Heroes Of The Kingdom. The
Bluebird, 2706 Olive St., St. Louis, www.bluebirdstl.com
New Year's Party: No-stress party with music provided by DJ Les Aaron. Wed., Dec. 31, $5 cover. Miso on Meramec, 16 N Meramec Ave., Clayton, 314-863-7888, www.misolounge.com
. New Year Extravaganzzza
: Live music all night, bottomless cup for the ladies, Champagne toast for all at midnight. Free!
Cabin Inn the City, 701 N 15th St. (City Museum), St. Louis, 314-231-2489. www.citymuseum.org
: Alcohol-free, family-friendly outdoor party features arts & crafts for the kids, a diverse group of live performers, light art, grafitti artists, puppets, a hypnotist and community art installations, plus fireworks at 9 p.m. and midnight. Wed., Dec. 31, 6 p.m., $4-$10, kids younger than five are free. Grand Center, N Grand Blvd. & Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, 314-533-1884, www.grandcenter.org
. Crazy Horse
New Year's Eve: Music by Meet the Cleavers, appetizers included. 9 p.m. $15. Crazy Horse Saloon, 405 Bus. Hwy. 61, Wentzville. 636-327-9614.Immediacy Theatre Project
: 24/6: Immediacy Theatre Project
presents six, ten-minute long plays that were written, cast and
rehearsed in 24 hours; limited cocktail seating available, New Year's
reception after show with cash bar. 8 p.m. $15. Soulard Preservation
Hall, 1921 S Ninth St., St. Louis. www.immediacytheatre.org
Off Broadway Free New Year's Eve Show
: featuring Fattback as Huey Lewis and the News, the Monads as Devo and the Mandonnas as Madonna. Free. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Ave., St. Louis. 314-773-3363. www.offbroadwaystl.com
And finally, someone's house
. You can probably get away with showing up without booze. You probably don't have to wear anything fancy (they already know you're a slouch), and your familiarity with other party guests may increase your chances of swilling some free champagne (and swapping some spit) at midnight! So get out there, and try to save a little more money in 2009.