Turning 30 doesn't mean you're getting old; it just means you can throw a massive party in style that you couldn't have afforded at 21. Trying to figure out where to hold the party of the decade? Here are several places recommended by Party Earth to consider for your birthday-palooza.
Beacher's Madhouse in Los Angeles
If you're in Los Angeles, there's no place better for a rowdy birthday posse than Beacher's Madhouse -- a super-exclusive club located in the basement of The Roosevelt Hotel. Get bottle service and dance the night away in the mayhem with other beautiful bachelorette and birthday groups. The bottle service is all the more special when delivered by an Oompa Loompa flying through the air. You'll be partying like and with rock stars at this top 30th birthday party locale, and in the morning you may forget whether you're getting married or just had another birthday.
Proof in Chicago
Proof is one of the most upscale and sophisticated clubs in Chicago and the perfect place to ring in that big 3-0. Located in the Gold Coast neighborhood, Proof is beautifully decorated with antique light fixtures, and black suede banquette type seating. For private parties, you can book an area on the second floor where the setting is more intimate. Toast champagne with your guests, and then go dance the night away on the dance floor among the sparkly dresses.
28 Degrees in Boston
If you want a more intimate birthday outing in a chic venue, you should throw your party at 28 Degrees in Boston. As you eat the delectable food and drink the fancy cocktails, you can reminisce about old times and admire the plush furnishings and modern décor. On weekends, you can move your dinner party out onto the dance floor as it fills up later in the evening. Check their calendar ahead of time to make sure you get the right scene for your party as it does vary from a hip conversation-friendly mix to loud and raucous.
Pandora Karaoke & Bar in San Francisco
Does sushi and singing sound like the ideal way to ring in a new decade? Pandora Karaoke & Bar is the place to go and sing your face off if you're looking for incredible karaoke bars in San Francisco. Whether you spend your time in the lounge or reserve a private room, all it takes is a little liquid courage and you'll be up there making all that time spent rehearsing "Baby Got Back" when you were 11 worthwhile. There are 15 theme-inspired rooms in this bar, ranging from a VIP Hennessy suite to a Hello Kitty room. These rooms offer high-definition televisions, great lighting effects and awesome sound systems. It's your night -- so be a diva, get on stage and sing whatever you want as many times as you want.
Barcöde in Washington, D.C.
Barcöde is an ideal place for a fun but unpretentious birthday party. Make a group reservation for bottle service or simply enjoy their extensive menu of beer, wine and specialty cocktails. Have your party bus drop your crew at the door around 10, claim your VIP table and get your groove on to international, house and Top 40 tunes. From low-key to glammed out, PBR to Grey Goose, you can have whatever type of party you want at Barcöde, which is what turning 30 is all about.
Choose a place, get out the word (resist the urge to use Evite, you're not that old!) and pick out your highest heels or loudest shirt. Enjoy being the center of attention and get ready for an endless parade of shots that seemingly appear out of nowhere.
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