And, to save you from sitting on your couch watching Carson-Lopez-Seacrest count down the ball drop, we've got a handy guide to all things saucy this NYE. We've compiled the best events going down in NYC at year's end, and there's a little something for everyone, from bumpin' clubs with the hottest DJs to a calm-and-classy, wine-filled dinner. Simply pick out your favorite bash, mix in a little liquid courage (and your most slamming 'fit!), and enjoy.
Beauty & Essex
Premium open bar, hors d'oeuvres, party favors, and music by not one, but two DJs – DJ Neil & DJ Cheapshot — all in exchange for $175. Party from 10:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m and maybe snag something from that awesome jewel box of a front store to remember the night.
Beauty & Essex, 146 Essex Street (between Stanton and Rivington streets); 212-614-0146.
Open bar. All. Night. Long. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Hudson Terrace, 621 West 46th Street (between 11th and 12 avenues); no phone.
Experience one of the best views — almost 360 degree panoramic — in NYC while celebrating at an upscale lounge at the Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel. From 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., you'll enjoy unlimited champagne bottle service, cuisine by Blue Ribbon Restaurants, and more.
R Lounge, 2 Times Square (714 7th Avenue at 48th Street); 212-765-7676.
Drink, eat, and be merry starting at 10 p.m. with a family-style meal, full menu, luxury specials, a champagne toast and music by DJ Omari for all to enjoy. $125 per person. Be sure to pick up your party favor before you leave.
Stanton Social, 99 Stanton Street (between Orchard and Ludlow streets); 212-995-0099.
Open bar and dancing from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Need some nourishment first? Purchase a special package deal that includes a three-course dinner right next door at Little Town NY Union Square, as well as entry to the SideBAR party.
SideBAR, 118 East 15th Street (at Irving Place); no phone.
With all the excitement that surrounds New Year's Eve, attentive bartenders can sometimes be hard to come by. But top notch service – in addition to quality, food, beers, and cocktails – is what Village Pourhouse is known for. Enjoy their five-hour open bar and party favors as you count down the minutes to midnight.
Village Pourhouse, 64 3rd Avenue (at 11th Street); no phone.
Little Town NY Restaurant Row
Hoping for a relatively early night? Enjoy Little Town's signature food and an open bar with music and party favors from 7 p.m. to midnight.
366 West 46th Street (between 8th and 9th avenues); no phone.
Brooklyn-ites, we haven't forgotten you! Head to Prospect for a special dinner that includes a $110/person Chef's Tasting Menu and $65/person wine pairings. Seatings are at 6 p.m., 8:15 p.m., and 10:30 p.m. There will also be a champagne toast at midnight.
Prospect, 773 Fulton Street (between S Portland Ave and S Oxford Street); 718-596-6826.
Photo: Courtesy of Beauty & Essex, Freeman's, Hudson Terrace, R Lounge
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