Where to Celebrate New Year's Eve in NYC

by Jessica Klein on Dec 29, 2014 in Roundups
Where to Celebrate New Year's Eve in NYC

Welcome to planning New Year’s Eve in New York, where the options are supposedly endless but often fall into several, distinct categories: Times Square, “swanky” Manhattan club, or “grungy” Brooklyn warehouse. Here are several that fall into the above sections…or not.

Barclay’s Center with Elton John and His Band
Starts 9 PM; $85–$280+
You can ring in the New Year with Elton John in Brooklyn at the now-famous Barclay’s Center. They’ve been on sale for a while, now, so not too many seats remain. Grab your blue jean baby, L.A. lady or tiny dancer and rock this New Years. (620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn; 917-618-6100)

Brooklyn Bowl NYE After Party
Starts 11:59 PM; $15–$18
If you want to shell out more money for what should be a very solid performance, you can set up shop here starting at 6 PM, when doors open for the Deer Tick concert (which costs $40 to $50) and stick around for the Washed Out and Josh Kolenik (from Small Black) DJ sets. There’s a serious spirits menu so you can pick your poison for the celebration. Also, bowling. (61 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn; 718-963-3369)

1 Oak
8 PM–4 AM; $59–$399
Like many New Year’s Eve parties in Manhattan, the package here ranges from general admission to “Platinum” VIP, offering a four-hour open bar starting at 9 PM. The venue is pretty, as will be the people hired to work at the club that evening. (453 W 17th St.; 212-242-1111)

AMC 34th Street Silver Screens Festival
8 PM–3 AM; $29 after 12:30 AM–$109
If you’re into movies, and feel like hanging out somewhere outside of (but still within the general energy field of) the bustling Times Square, this might be the NYE party for you. The open bar lasts longer than at some nightclubs (9 PM to 2 AM), and the event includes classic movies through the ages. (312 W 34th St.; 212-244-4556)

BangOn NYC’s NYE Bash: Time + Space
9 PM–6 AM; $75–$175
This list would not be complete without at least one Brooklyn warehouse. This one hasn’t been announced yet, but we know so far that Lee Foss, Anabel Englund, Sweater Beats and Gladkill will be there, to name a few. And there will obviously be beer. (TBD Brooklyn Warehouse)

Revival
8 PM–4 AM; $59 after 12:30 AM–$139
On the cheaper end of the pre-paid Manhattan parties kicking off 2015, this one boasts the usual open bar start time (9 PM lasting until 2 AM) and has a lower-key vibe than many of its counterparts. Midnight champagne toast is included in this somewhat more intimate New Year’s Eve setting. (129 E 15th St.; 212-253-8061)

Balldrop Pass Times Square New Years Eve
7 PM–3 AM; $229+
This is also something you can do for free, but if you get the pass, an open bar lasting between 7 AM and 1 AM is included (might just add up to the ticket cost, especially if you factor in food between 8 PM and 11 PM). It’s a classic experience, but one many people (wisely) choose never to have. (Times Square; 212-201-0735)

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