Businesses in Dickinson and the area raise a glass for New Year’s Eve

It's New Year's Eve, and Dickinson isn't going to just let it slip by quietly. A multitude of local establishments are hailing in the New Year in their own ways, and everyone is invited to join the celebrations. Liquid Assets is holding its "Glit...

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An employee tests a lighting fixture Wednesday at Liquid Assets for the lounge’s “Glitter & Glow” party on New Year’s Eve. It’s one of a few local establishments planning to celebrate the holiday. (Press Photo by Andrew Wernette)

It’s New Year’s Eve, and Dickinson isn’t going to just let it slip by quietly.

A multitude of local establishments are hailing in the New Year in their own ways, and everyone is invited to join the celebrations.

Liquid Assets is holding its “Glitter and Glow” party, where attendees are encouraged to come in neon or otherwise flashy clothing. Glitter, LEDs and foam glow sticks will abound, said event coordinator Andrea Salgado of Nyla Events.

“Kind of a classy glow party, if you will,” she said.

Music will be provided by DJ Michael Martin, Salgado’s husband.


Business co-owner DJ Charbonneau said Liquid Assets is also celebrating a sort of rebirth along with turn of the new year.

The establishment is going through a remodeling, adding VIP seating and moving its pool tables from the barroom to an adjoining room, which Charbonneau plans to make into a game room of sorts.

All music and events will shift from the latter to the barroom, he said.

The VIP seating will also come with bottle service, something new for Liquid Assets.

Charbonneau said the party will also signal what he hopes is the business’s return to a more genuine atmosphere for customers, something he said was dimmed by the rush of people that came with the oil boom.

“It was busy, but we kind of lost the hometown feel,” he said.

By Wednesday afternoon, staff had completed replacing all the ceiling lights with black lights for the party.

“They put a lot of time and effort into this,” Charbonneau said.


He added that the party was going to be of a sort that “has never come to Dickinson” before.

Salgado said she foresaw working with Liquid Assets in the future to hold more upscale, themed events that would help the lounge stand out in Dickinson.

“This is kind of like the turning point,” she said.

Mark Golberg, whose family owns the Buffalo Gap Guest Ranch west of Medora, said the facility is set to hold its yearly New Year’s Eve bash.

People can come out to experience a night of dinner, champagne and dancing at the ranch, Golberg said, which features its own restaurant and lodging. There will be a band as well, he added.

“Usually get about 50 people or so,” Golberg said.

Part of the charm of his party, he said, is its “off-the-beaten-path” feel. Golberg said the party usually draws people from as far away as Montana and elsewhere.

“I get people from wherever,” he said. “I’m not picky.”


The BrickHouse Grille also plans to celebrate the end of the year, said its co-owner Mike Riesinger.

Riesinger said the festivities would begin at 6 p.m. The B2 Lounge will be opened, with customers receiving a glass of champagne on the house.

“Every year we have dinner specials and we have live entertainment,” he said.

Jazz duo J. Heinz and Bob Davis from Bismarck will also be there this year, he said.

Riesinger said BrickHouse’s past New Year’s Eve celebrations have been a hit, with people coming to enjoy good cuisine and socialization.

“We generally have full house,” he said.

The Rock owner Adam Metzker said his bar would feature “very unique drink specials” for the occasion.

He invited people to dress up and come on over. Entertainment will be provided by a music duo known as Beauty and the Beard, he said.

Metzker said there would be no cover charge to enter his party.

“It’s kind of the downtown local scene, you know?” he said of the atmosphere.

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