The Best Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in NYC
ICYMI, 2020 is right around the corner. Even if you’ve been so caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays that you haven’t had a second to think about December 31, don’t worry, there’s still time to make plans for an epic New Year’s Eve celebration—and we’ve got spots for every kind of partygoer. From Roaring ’20s soirees and elegant dinner parties that include breakfast (if you stay awake long enough) to flannel-only fetes and chilled-out celebrations, there’s no way you’ll want to stay in when you can ring in the New Year at these incredible places.
For New Year’s Eve, Riverpark from chef-owner Tom Colicchio, is hosting an “East River Glam” party starting at 8 p.m. that includes an open bar with passed canapés and a raw bar, followed by a seated dinner with chef stations, a midnight Champagne toast and a take-home breakfast at the end of the night. Dinner includes dishes such as hand-carved bone-in prime rib, salted baked salmon, carbonara with caviar and truffle risotto, among others. Additionally, there will be live music by Hudson Horns and a coffee and breakfast reception to round out the evening.
Tickets are $250 per person, and more information on the event can be found on the restaurant’s website.
2. Ada’s Place
The trendy cocktail bar, located above Legacy Records in Hudson Yards, will have DJ Duane Harriott spinning funk, soul and hip-hop all night long. Food from the Ada’s Place menu (think Tuscan fried chicken, elevated tater tots, caviar, crudo and carne cruda burgers) will be served to keep you dancing until midnight. Make sure to nab specialty cocktails from the menu created by director of bars Jeff Bell (of speakeasy P.D.T., or Please Don’t Tell, fame), along with select wine and beer. The party runs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and will set you back $125 per person. The cost includes admission, open bar (wine, specialty cocktails and beer) and signature snacks. Book your tickets here.
3. Maison Premiere
For New Year’s Eve, Maison Premiere is offering a pop-up Champagne bar from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. There is no cover charge, and the pop-up is open to walk-ins. Additionally, oysters will be served all evening until 1 a.m. There’s also a special prix fixe menu available with two seatings, starting at $125 per person. Reservations are available here.1
4. The Turk's Inn
The whimsical ’70s Middle Eastern and American comfort food Bushwick supper club is offering a special multi-course NYE menu, starting at $85 per person. The evening will include performances by renowned belly dancer Tarik Sultan and entertainers from Bushwig (one of the world’s largest queer drag and music festivals) throughout the dining room, music venue and rooftop. Find more details on the event here and make a reservation here.
5. Brooklyn Cider House
Get your flapper dresses and newsboy hats ready, because for the last night of 2019, Brooklyn Cider House’s Taproom will transform into a 1920s speakeasy for a Roaring ’20s party (which actually coincides with the 100th anniversary of Prohibition). But no worries, this celebration will not be dry. From 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., guests will enjoy an open bar and open barrels for unlimited cider catching, three DJs, a screening of the ball drop and a massive Champagne tower toast. Bar bites will also be served throughout the night. Tickets for the party are $100 per person all inclusive, and you can opt to book a $69 prix fixe dinner anytime between 5 and 9 p.m. Twenties attire is encouraged for both the dinner and party!
6. W New York – Times Square
Rise above the crowds in Times Square at the W New York. Their Living Room Bar will have private cabanas with bottle service, an open bar and DJs from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. The best part? Guests can watch the ball drop on the big screen from the warmth of the neon-lit bar rather than freeze outside. Tickets start at $220 and can be purchased here.
7. Night Music
Kick off the New Year with a prix fixe dinner and cocktail party in the East Village at Night Music, an all-vegan Indian-inspired restaurant by Ravi DeRossi. From 6 to 10 p.m., guests can enjoy a four-course dinner with a Champagne toast. At 10 p.m., Night Music will be transformed into a cocktail party with an open bar featuring some of their signature drinks, including the Tea Swift and Green Peacock. Reservations can be made here.
8. Mister Paradise
Enter 2020 in a booze-filled oasis at Mister Paradise in the East Village. From 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., the open bar will be pouring Champagne and killer cocktails, including the beloved Party Lobster, Cougar Magnum and more. Tickets are $120, available here.
Magicians in Midtown West for NYE? You better believe it. The Gatsby-esque Gilded Age restaurant Valerie is going all out with its Prohibition-themed party from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Think four full hours of bottomless cocktails and food, with magician Devonte Rosero and a live six-piece jazz band for entertainment (and a midnight Champagne toast, of course). Oh, and you can pose in front of a vintage car with a cocktail created at the Gin & Tonic cart in hand. All guests will leave the party with a bag of favors to ring in the New Year. Tickets start at $175 and can be purchased here.
10. Canary Club
Dance the night away at a disco party in the ultra-hip downstairs music lounge at the Canary Club on the Lower East Side. The new hot spot draws on the multicultural, musical and spiritual influences of New Orleans for New Year’s. It will be a DJ-fueled dance-a-thon to ring in the New Year, featuring DJ Bouboulena and special guests. Tickets include an open bar from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., with the party going until 4 a.m. Tickets are available at Eventbrite.
11. Temple Court
If you’re looking for something a bit more interactive than hitting up a bar, this is it. Starting at 8 p.m., Temple Court’s interactive fete is inspired by the mystery and glamour of the Parisian cabaret house Moulin Rouge. Guests will enjoy a dynamic turn-of-the-century menu and carving stations. The evening will feature sounds by Seena & the Suits, live performances by MC Shelly Watson, and breathtaking aerialist act. Tickets are available here.
12. Zuma New York
Celebrate New Year’s like a celeb at Zuma. Set in the restaurant’s swanky second-floor lounge adorned with a red carpet, balloon-covered ceiling and geisha dancers, the party starts with a glass of Champagne upon arrival. Pose for pictures in the NYE-themed photo booth and dance the night away to beats from Zuma’s resident DJ, then watch the ball drop on the lounge’s projector. In the main dining room, guests can enjoy a premium seasonal omakase featuring contemporary Japanese dishes like lobster tempura with spicy ponzu and wasabi; thinly sliced sea bass sashimi with yuzu, truffle and salmon roe; and Wagyu tataki with ponzu and fresh white truffle. Finish off the night with handcrafted cocktails at the second-floor bar, before celebrating with a restaurant-wide Champagne toast when the clock strikes midnight. Tickets can be purchased here.
13. Bagatelle NYC
Enjoy a lavish Roaring ’20s–themed New Year’s Eve event with music from DJ Stan Courtois beginning 8:30 p.m. The party features a prix fixe menu that includes crab and caviar, white truffle carnaroli rice risotto, truffled Wagyu beef and a Mont Blanc dessert with chestnut cream, meringue and blueberry.
Ring in 2020 at “Camp Porchlight.” From 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., cozy up at a New Year’s Eve party that’s made to feel like you’re in a winter lodge on a snowy mountainside. Guests are encouraged to gear up for a night of après-ski lounging by the fire—fleeces, flannels and snow boots are welcomed. Throughout the evening, there will be endless fireside snacks, flasks overflowing with camp-themed cocktails and, of course, a midnight toast. Tickets can be purchased here.
15. 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
For sparkling city views, head to Harriet’s Lounge on the tenth floor of 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge for a special “Countdown to 1” New Year’s Eve party, which runs from 9 p.m to 2 a.m. Enjoy craft cocktails, passed bites, a Champagne toast and (the best part) panoramic views of the skyline. There’s a three-hour open bar and live music from DJ Junior Sanchez, all served with the ambience of an old-fashioned cocktail lounge. Purchase tickets here.
16. My Friend Duke
For a chill, neighborhood-y NYE, head to My Friend Duke in Kips Bay. They’re bringing cocktails, food and low-key vibes. The full-service American cocktail bar serves high-end cocktails alongside wine, beer and locally sourced food. On NYE, they’ll be offering complimentary light bites and a Champagne toast at midnight, all set to a DJ’s beats. Find out more here.