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Where to Celebrate New Year's Eve in the City

By Savannah Cox | December 17, 2015 12:38pm
 If you don't feel like celebrating New Year's Eve at home, head to one of these venues instead.
If you don't feel like celebrating New Year's Eve at home, head to one of these venues instead.
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Don't feel like ringing in the new year at home or Times Square this year? Give these New Year's Eve parties a try:

Open Bar

► "The Get Together" at Therapy Wine Bar
When: 12 p.m.
Where: 364 Lewis Ave., Bed-Stuy
Price: $25
Starting at noon, the wine bar will offer a $25 six-course sampling of its gourmet cuisine along with bottomless cocktails. As the night wears on, guests can toast to the new year with champagne, hors d'oeuvres and music. RSVP at consommespot@gmail.com.

► New Year's Eve Open Bar at Jimmy's No. 43
When: 8 p.m.
Where: 43 E. 7th St., East Village
Price: $100
$100 entry will get you four hours access to an open bar, food (appetizer, main and dessert), reserved seating and a midnight champagne toast at this East Village bar. After midnight, drinks are pay as you go.

► New Year's Eve at the Beer Authority
When: 8 p.m.
Where: 300 W. 40th St., Hell's Kitchen
Price: $100 to $350
If you prefer beer to bubbly, this brewery might just be for you. A $100 general admission ticket gets you access to an open bar, hours of dancing to live DJs, two-hour access to a buffet and champagne at midnight.

► The Knitting Factory
When: 8 p.m.
Where: 361 Metropolitan Ave., Williamsburg
Price: $10-$45
An hour-long open bar, two rooms of music and multiple DJs spanning from funk to electric pop await New Year's Eve guests at this Brooklyn live music venue.

► Annual New Year's Eve Ball at Bohemian Beer Garden
When: 8 p.m.
Where: 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria
Price: $90, $175 per couple
$90 will get Astoria beer garden guests access to an open bar, dinner buffet and a midnight champagne toast. A DJ will spin tracks at the event. The dress code does not allow jeans are not allowed.

► New Year's Eve at Roebling Tea Room
When: 10 p.m.
Where: 143 Roebling St., Williamsburg
Price: $75
The Williamsburg restaurant and bar will offer NYE dinner from 4 to 10 p.m., and then from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. will transform into an open bar for revelers. Bonus: there will be a disco ball on-site.

► New Year's Eve at The Black Swan
When: 10 p.m.
Where: 1048 Bedford Ave., Bed-Stuy
Price: $20.16
From 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., the Bed-Stuy bar will offer guests unlimited champagne for the price of $20.16, along with dinner specials throughout the night.

► The King's Winter Masquerade
When: 10 p.m.
Where: 530 W. 27th St., Chelsea
Price: $200-$500 ($100 for late night entry)
Depending on how much you're willing to shell out here, the last night of 2015 can include table service in a grand ballroom with exclusive bar access. If you arrive after the ball drops, entry is slashed in half.

► New Year's Eve All-Night Open Bar with Playboy's Ashley Massaro
10 p.m.
Where: Midtown Loft and Terrace, 267 5th Ave., Midtown
Price: $100-$165
For those who want to skip bars and restaurants but still have a decadent New Year's Eve, this penthouse party might be the way to go. The 11-story loft with covered rooftop will house an all-night open bar and appetizers, as well as Playboy star Ashley Massaro, because why not?

Music and Dancing

► Official New Year's Eve Party at Salsa con Fuego
When: All evening
Where: 2297 Cedar Ave., University Heights
Price: $20 in advance
Guests can practice their salsa, merengue and bachata at the University Heights venue to the music of hit Colombian DJ La Mega Alex Sensation. At midnight, revelers can watch the ball drop from a 30-foot video wall and sip on complimentary champagne.

► Beast of Bourbon
When: Throughout the evening
Where: 710 Myrtle Ave., Bed Stuy
Price: $25
On New Year's Eve, the booze and barbecue destination offers revelers a night of live music and frosty libations. Cost of entry includes three shows as well as a complimentary glass of champagne at midnight.

► Webster Hall New Year's Eve Ball
When: 8 p.m.
Where: 125 E. 11th St., East Village
Price: $75-$140
Described as the "biggest and most legendary New Year's Eve party in the history of New York City," a general admission ticket grants visitors year-round membership to the venue, a midnight champagne toast and hours of live music performances.

► BangOn! NYC New Year's Eve: Time and Space
When: 9 p.m.
Where: Exact location in Bushwick TBA
Price: $60-$150
If warehouse parties replete with silent discos, 3D projections and over-the-top DJ sets strike your fancy, this Brooklyn NYE fête is worth checking out. The event will also feature two music stages and DJs Justin Martin and "Kill Frenzy."

► New Year's Masquerade
When: 9 p.m.
Where: Cielo, 18 Little W. 12th St., Chelsea
Price: $60
New York-based electronic duo Sleepy & Boo will provide Cielo club patrons with a cutting-edge, bass-heavy soundtrack to the final hours of 2015. Guests receive complimentary champagne when the clock strikes midnight.

► Awesome Aughts: New Year's Eve
When: 9:30 p.m.
Where: Union Hall, 702 Union St., Williamsburg
Price: $5
From spinning "Bye Bye Bye" to "It Wasn't Me," DJ Steve Reynolds will take Union Hall patrons back to the early 2000s all night long.

► New Year's Eve Party at LIC Bar
When: 10:30 p.m.
Where: 45-58 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City
Price: $15
A $15 cover makes for hours of live music and a champagne toast at the century-old Long Island City bar.


► Concert for Peace at St. John the Divine
When: 7 p.m.
Where: 1047 Amsterdam Ave., Upper East Side
Price: Free general admission; ticketed seating and sponsorship packages start at $100. Ongoing since 1984, this year's concert will feature guests Judy Collins and Robert Brown.

► The Celestial Ball
When: 8 p.m.
Where: 60 Pine St., between Pearl and William Sts., FiDi
Price: $75-$220
If you attend this FiDi ball, you'll be surrounded by what promoters call "a constellation of interplanetary puppets, moonlit magicians and diamantine performers." Dinner and bottle service are both available, but must be reserved in advance.

► Slipper Room New Year's Eve
When: 8 p.m.
Where: 167 Orchard St., Lower East Side
Price: $35-$1,000
Hit up this Lower East Side haunt if you want to end the year with burlesque dancers, comedians and contortionists. If you opt for a $1,000 ticket, you'll be granted a VIP "party playpen" for 12, three bottles of champagne and a "dedicated cocktail waitress."

► New Year's Eve with "Clap Your Hands Say Yeah"
When: 9 p.m.
Where: Rough Trade, 64 N. 9th St., Williamsburg
Price: $30
For the more indie-inclined, the Pennsylvania-based band will ring in the new year at the Williamsburg music destination.

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