Downtown

Party on with a variety of tribute bands and faux fireworks under the canopy of the Fremont Street Experience, where Steel Panther gives a final show to ring in the New Year in all their hair-band glory. 6 p.m., $30, VegasExperience.com/newyearseve.

Insert Coin(s) hosts Downtown Countdown 2012, the first New Year’s Eve block party in the Fremont East district, where pop-electro band Pride and the Vanities, rockers Otherwise and hip-hoppers Rhyme N Rhythm perform while fireworks shoot off the Ogden at midnight. 512 E. Fremont St., 8 p.m., $20, InsertCoinsLV.com

Sample tapas from around the world along with a complimentary cava toast at Bar + Bistro’s Lucky NYE Feasts. 107 E. Charleston Blvd., 7 and 9 p.m., $88 per couple or $48 per person, 202-6060.

The SayWhat?! Crew and Indie Krush host a night to remember at Beauty Bar with a fashion show, photo booth, performance art and $1 champagne with music by bands Cinematic and the Objex, to name just a few, and sets by DJs Bad Beat, Jacuzzihidive, Oscar Wylde and more. 517 E. Fremont St., 9 p.m., $5, TheBeautyBar.com.

The Vanguard Lounge hosts an unforgettable dance party that includes party favors, a complimentary champagne toast and sounds by DJs Edgar Reyes, Bad Beat, AB, Rudy and Rey Blanch. 514 E. Fremont St., free, VanguardLV.com.

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The Downtown Cocktail Room’s doors are impossibly un-door-ish. You walk up from the intersection of Fremont Street and Las Vegas Boulevard, happy to join the buzzing downtown camaraderie—the urban revolution taking hold of Las Vegas—and you’re faced with walls of one-way glass and no apparent door handle. For the uninitiated, it makes for an awkward moment. Had this happened to me, and I’m not confirming that it did, the larger metaphor wouldn’t have been lost: Maybe everyone doesn’t fit in here.

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