CINCINNATI -- Thanksgiving Eve is the biggest party night of the year. We've rounded up some of the best places to have a good time Wednesday night before celebrating the holiday with the family.
Fowl Play Thanksgiving Eve Bash at Pavilion
When: 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Wednesday
Where: Mount Adams Pavilion, 949 Pavilion St., Mount Adams
Details: Enjoy the biggest bar night of the year with $3 MadTree Brewing Pumpcans and music by DJs Fuseamania, Simo and Ben & Milkshake.
Thanksgiving Eve in the Annex
When: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Wednesday
Where: Japp’s Since 1879, 1134 Main St., Over-the-Rhine
Details: Bring a canned good and get a drink special as DJ Kenneth Wright plays music to dance and burn calories to before the big Thanksgiving feast.
Blue Wisp Big Band Thanksgiving Eve at Urban Artifact
When: 8:30 p.m. Wednesday for first jazz set, 10:30 p.m. for second
Where: Urban Artifact, 1660 Blue Rock St., Northside
Details: Pay $15 for reserved lounge seats to hear one set, $25 for both, or $10 to stand in the bar to listen to the 16-piece band. Ticket sales benefit the band.
Thanksgiving Eve Alumni Club at Moerlein’s
When: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Wednesday
Where: Moerlein Lager House, 115 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown
Details: Join your friends returning to town for the holiday at the Lager House’s inaugural event with a fraternity and sorority house frame of mind. Drink specials include $3 Hudepohl bottles, $10 buckets of Little Kings and a list of specialty cocktails.
Thanksgivin' Rockin' Eve at 20th Century Theater
When: Doors open at 8 p.m. Wednesday
Where: 20th Century Theater, 3021 Madison Road, Oakley
Details: Help the Oakley Food Pantry by attending this concert and food drive. LemonSky, the High Definitions and Jamwave will provide the music. Advanced tickets are $12, $15 at the door. Bring a canned good night-of and receive $2 off the admission price.
Thanksgiving Eve Party at Thompson House
When: 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Wednesday
Where: Thompson House, 23 E. Third St., Newport
Details: Twenty DJs will fill three rooms inside the Thompson House with music in this all-ages event. Cover charge is $15.
YO!TR Old School Hip-Hop Thanksgiving Eve Bash
When: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Wednesday
Where: The Drinkery, 1150 Main St., Over-the-Rhine
Details: 21-and-up event. Join DJs EZ G and Spam as they play the best of '80s and '90s hip-hop. The Drinkery also will be collecting monetary and canned food donations for the Freestore Foodbank at the door.
Rod Stewart Thanksgiving Eve Dance Party
When: Starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Where: Northside Yacht Club, 4227 Spring Grove Ave., Northside
Details: Join the Young Turks for a Rod Stewart-themed Thanksgiving Eve dance party. There also will be music by the Faces.
Get Stuffed on Local Music at Southgate House Revival
When: Starts at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Where: Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., Newport
Details: 18-and-up event. Tickets are $10 online or $12 at the door. Rhinegeist and Second Sight Rum present an evening featuring more than 15 local bands. Will Call tickets can be ordered at http://ticketf.ly/1Oq25Or.
Fourth Annual Pre-Turkey Day Bash at Tin Roof
When: 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Wednesday
Where: Tin Roof, 160 Freedom Way, Downtown
Details: Join the Flip Cup All-Stars for an evening of drinks and music.
Ivy Lounge’s Thanksgiving Eve Bash
When: Open 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Wednesday
Where: Ivy Lounge, 645 Walnut St., Downtown
Details: No cover and free coat check. Sounds by JCRU and half off of all drinks until 8 p.m.
Scene’s Thanksgiving Eve Bash
When: 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Wednesday
Where: Scene Ultra Lounge, 637 Walnut St., Downtown
Details: Donate a canned good at the door and receive extended happy hour prices until 10 p.m. Scene also will serve $3 Fireballs until 11 p.m.
Mynt’s Thanksgiving Eve
When: Until 2:30 a.m. Wednesday
Where: Mynt Cincinnati, 28 Fountain Square Plaza, Downtown
Details: No cover and reservations available. There also will be live music during happy hour, DJs, free coat check and drink specials.