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Where to Celebrate New Year's Eve in Bedford-Stuyvesant

By Camille Bautista | December 29, 2015 4:37pm | Updated on December 30, 2015 6:07pm
 Celebrate New Year's Eve at local bars and restaurants in Bed-Stuy with dance parties, drink specials, and more.
Celebrate New Year's Eve at local bars and restaurants in Bed-Stuy with dance parties, drink specials, and more.
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BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Kick off the New Year in your own back yard by celebrating local in Bed-Stuy.

Several neighborhood spots are coming together for “Bed Stuy NYE 2016,” a campaign aimed at encouraging residents to stay close to home and support local businesses.

Bed-Vyne Brew, Bed-Vyne Cocktail, C’mon Everybody, Doris, Lover’s Rock, One Last Shag and Tree House BK will take part in the new initiative, which Bed-Vyne co-owner Rotimi Akinnuoye calls a “brilliant idea.”

“It’s the idea of people staying local, drinking and being able to walk from their house to these places. I think it’s safer and less expensive,” he said.

He joined other businesses in the collaboration thanks to the efforts of Lover's Rock co-owner Alex Escamilla, who spearheaded the campaign.

“Everyone is working together to have people stay in the area. They can save money and have a good time,” Akinnuoye added.

Each bar or restaurant will offer separate events and deals for New Year’s Eve, along with other neighborhood joints with their own celebrations:

Beast of Bourbon
710 Myrtle Ave.
Hit up this barbecue spot for a night of live music and drinks. Tickets are $25 to enter, and the price includes four bands and a complimentary glass of champagne.

► Bed-Vyne Brew
370 Tompkins Ave.
Kick off the New Year with a dance party at this craft brew bar, which will offer a free champagne toast at midnight. DJ Rimarkable spins tunes all night, and entry is free.

► Bed-Vyne Cocktail
305 Halsey St.
Drink up with cocktail specials and hear sets by DJs Reborn and Waichi Yeung. There’s no cover, and a free champagne toast is included. The party starts at 8 p.m. and ends at 2 a.m.

► Black Swan
1048 Bedford Ave.
Celebrate with unlimited champagne or beer from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. for $20.16 at The Black Swan. The bar will also offer dinner specials through the night.

► C’mon Everybody
325 Franklin Ave.
Get down with a night of house, rare groove, and garage classics from DJ Rich Medina. All tickets include a complimentary champagne toast. Entry is $25 in advance, $30 at the door. $50 advance tickets include a one-hour open beer, wine, and well bar from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.

► Doris
1088 Fulton St.
It’s happy hour all night at Doris, where party favors and drinks abound, along with music from DJ Mr. AOK.

► Lover’s Rock
419 Tompkins Ave.
The New Year’s Eve special at Lover’s Rock features a night of reggae and dancehall, with DJs Scratch Famous and Queen Majesty from Deadly Dragon Sound System joined by Jonny Go Figure on the mic. Happy hour goes through 9 p.m. with $4 draft Modelo Especials and $6 cocktail specials, then the celebration continues with $7 El Dorado Rum cocktails and $4 Heinekens from 10 p.m. to close. Admission is free before 9 p.m., $5 before midnight, and $10 after.

► One Last Shag
348 Franklin Ave.
DJ IZM plays classic hip-hop, rap, house, trap, and 80s and 90s hits all night at the Sparks NYE dance party hosted by One Last Shag. Entry is $5 before midnight, $10 after, and a complimentary champagne toast is included when the clock strikes 12.

► Therapy Wine Bar
364 Lewis Ave.
Celebrate the new year with $24 bottles of rosé at Therapy Wine Bar. RSVP for a table and bottles at 718-513-0686.

► Tree House BK
417 Marcus Garvey Blvd.
Join Tree House BK for their first New Year’s Eve in Bed-Stuy. The new bar and grill will feature music from Wonderground Sound System and a free champagne toast. Entry is free before 10 p.m., $10 before midnight, and $20 after midnight. Restaurant doors open at 5 p.m.