Read on for 20 New Year's Eve party options that'll make your January 1st hangover entirely worth it
When: See here for tickets, 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Why: Because if you can get in, the rest don't matter.
Where: The Standard, 848 Washington Street (near West 13th Street); 212-645-4646.
Why: A cool location, and David Burke hors d'oeuvres.
When: $250 per person before midnight, $75 after, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: Jimmy, 15 Thompson Street (near Grand Street); 212-201-9118.
Why: "3 Rooms, 5 Bars, 4 DJs." Done.
When: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: Dream Downtown 355 West 16th Street (between 8th and 9th avenues); 212-247-2000.
Why: A cameo by Andy Rourke of The Smiths & East Village Radio.
When: RSVP: Rachael@thebreslin.com, 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Where: The Ace Hotel, 20 West 29th Street (between 5th and Avenue of the Americas); 212-679-2222.
Why: The invite is a pink growling tiger and at $40, you're getting a NYE steal! Plus, swing by to say hi to us!
When: $40, starting at 10 p.m.
Where: The Westway, 75 Clarkson Street (near Washington Street); 212-620-0101.
Why: Because there's a premium open bar and mandatory mask mystery.
When: $150 and up, open bar from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: Soho Grand , West Broadway (between Canal and Grand streets); 212-965-3000.
Photos: (Clockwise) Courtesy of Westway, Dream Hotel, Slate PR, Ace Hotel
Why: Sure, it's expensive, but you get Maine lobster or white truffle pasta or charred octopus or...mmm... what were we saying again?
When: $200 per person for the 6 p.m. seating, $400 per person for the 9:30 p.m. seating.
Where:The Darby, 244 West 14th Street (Near Hudson Street); 212-242-4411.
Why: Peanut Butter and Jelly eclairs and a pretty reasonable price tag for a four course meal.
When: $65 per person, early seating, $85 per person, late seating. Contact Reservations for times and availability.
Where:Beagle 162 Avenue A (between 10th and 11th streets); 212-228-6900.
What: A tequila-and-taco tasting by chef John Keller and some music to boot make for a fine way to ring in the new year with your significant other at this just-opened L.E.S resto!
Why: 'Cuz once the tequila starts flowing, you can party hop around the restaurant's expansive space.
When: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Viktor & Spoils, 105 Rivington Street (near Essex Street); 212-475-2600.
Why: A great place to cozy up, and an undead theme make this supper sure to be the best "last" meal you'll ever eat.
When: $75 supper and dinner, starting at 5 p.m., $95 late night seating with champagne toast. Email to book.
Where: Vinegar Hill House, 72 Hudson Avenue (near Water Street); 718-522-1018.
Why: Because nothing is as picturesque as the iconic Grand Army Plaza.
When: 11 p.m., free.
Where: Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn.
Why: Because you've spent all year working for it.
When: $375 dinner, starting at 9 p.m., drinks by consumption after 1 p.m.
Where: The Lambs Club, 132 West 44th Street (between 7th and Avenue of the Americas); 212-997-5262.
Why: A hotel crowd keeps things manageable, and you can pony up for a table if you're feeling flush.
When: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m, $250 for standing, $350 for reserved seating.
Where: The Double Seven, 63 Gansevoort Street (between Washington and Greenwich streets); 646-490-8925.
Why: Because where else can you wear that feathered boa you simply refuse to part with?
When: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., $75-$250.
Where: Ars Nova, 511 West 54th Street (at 10th Avenue); 212-489-9800.
Why: The event sells out every single New Year's. And people don't stop talking about it until the next one.
When: 9 p.m. to 6 a.m, $20.
Where: House Of Yes, 342 Maujer Street (between Waterbury and Morgan streets), Brooklyn.
Why: Because nothing would be more badass.
When: 9 p.m and 11 p.m., $100 and $150.
Where: Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette Street (near Astor Place); 212-539-8778.
Why: Because what if it were true? Also, you'll feel pretty proud of yourself for working out on New Year's Eve.
When: 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., free with RSVP.
Where: David Barton Gym, 215 West 23rd Street (between 7th and 8th avenues); 212-414-2022.
Why: Because if you are spending your New Year's in Harlem, might as well get a little crazy.
When: Starts at 10 p.m., pay-what-you-want.
Where: Maysles Institute, 343 Lenox Avenue (between 127th and 128th Streets); 212-582-6050.
Why: Well, at least you don't have to stress about what to wear.
When: Starts at 7:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m., $40-$60, plus a $10 nudie bus ticket.
Where: Location provided upon ticket purchase.
Why: We'll put it simply: Hot. Dudes. Galore.
When: Doors at 6 p.m., Show at 8 p.m., $45.
Where: Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue (between North 11th and North 12th streets); 718-963-3369.