Where to Party Like a Rock Star on New Year's Eve
MANHATTAN — You can party with the stars this New Year's Eve — but it might clear out your entertainment budget for the rest of 2012.
The most exclusive clubs in the city are hosting the swankiest parties — with price tags that could leave you needing a drink.
The Meatpacking District's Top of the Standard, where Jay-Z, Beyonce and other celebs have popped champagne, has tables that cost as much as $4,500, according to its website.
"Empire State" tables on the dance floor — which seat between three and six guests and range in price from $2,250 and $4,500— have "unobstructed views of the Empire State Building and skyline." A bottle of champagne is included.
The cheapest tickets at the 442 W. 13th St. club, sometimes referred to as The Boom Boom Room, cost $250. Revelers get standing room-only tickets to see Debbie Harry and Chris Stein of Blondie perform.
Bon vivants who can't wrangle tickets to The Top of the Standard's party can head to Hotel Gansevoort, where tickets start at $120 per person and climb to $750 per couple, according to the Meatpacking District hotel's website.
For $750, couples get access to all parts of the 18 Ninth Ave. club, a "premier" table at Plunge Rooftop Bar and Lounge, a bottle of Dom Perignon Champagne, a bottle of Grey Goose vodka, a sushi and sashimi platter, party favors and a breakfast served at 3 a.m.
For those with lesser budgets, a $120 ticket will buy access to an open bar from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., hors d'oeuvres, party favors and breakfast. Tickets at this level don't allow access to the roof.
A quick limo ride away, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel at Columbus Circle, tickets to a gala in the 36th floor ballroom cost $1,500 per person.
"The black-tie evening begins with passed hors d’oeuvres and premium open bar, followed by a gala dinner and dancing to live music," according to the hotel's website.
Vinny Guadagnino of "Jersey Shore" is hosting a much lower rent party at the AMC Loews at 312 34th St. General admission tickets to the seven-hour open bar party, called "It's New Year's Eve Time," cost $55 per person. The party starts at 8 p.m.
"This is THE New Year's Eve ticket for those in search of the hottest fist-pumping celebration with the bragging rights of being one of the longest-running open bars in town...7 hours long!" its website reads.
After 12:30 a.m., admission to the party costs just $35.