Finding the right bar or party to celebrate the New Year in New York City can take a serious amount of investigation. To ease the burden, we’ve put together a list of ten of the top open bar parties that are happening this year in Manhattan. So get ready to ring in 2019 like a boss. Take a look below!
1. The Highlife NYE Open Bar at Highline Ballroom
This event includes a five-hour open bar from 8 pm- 1 am, an early evening buffet and a complimentary champagne toast at 12 at the Highline Ballroom! Get your tickets here.
2. 5 Hour NYE Open Bar at Libation
Your ticket to this epic party at Libation includes a five-hour open bar from 9 pm- 2 am, passed hors-d’oeuvres and a televised broadcast of the Times Square Ball Drop.
3. NYE: 4 Hour Premium Open Bar at Vandal
The party at Vandal this year is going to be epic. With your ticket, you gain access to the Main Floor of the venue, a four-hour open bar from 9:30 pm- 1:30 am, a live DJ performance and a complimentary champagne toast and party favors. Get yours here.
4. Midnight at The Ainsworth Midtown
The open bar at the Ainsworth is open from 9 pm- 2 am on New Year’s Eve this year. With your ticket to this trendy party, you’ll also enjoy passed hors-d’oeuvres and a 12 o’clock champagne toast. Find more information here.
5. The Woodstock NYE! 5 Hr Premium Open Bar Bash
The famous Woodstock craft cocktail lounge in the Meatpacking District is hosting their own NYE party this year. Feel the funk of the ’60s as you dance between brown their leather couches and bright colored venue. Their open bar will run from 9 pm- 2 am and they are featuring a live spinning DJ who will ring in 2019 with a champagne toast. You can purchase your entrance ticket for the night here.
6. Stay Up Late Late @ The Late Late’s Open Bar NYE Party
Some of the best bartenders in the city will be at the Late Late in the Lower East Side this year for NYE. The party features an open bar running from 9 pm- 2 am as well as hors-d’oeuvres and a DJ led countdown to 2019. Raise your glass to the New Year with the complimentary champagne and enjoy your night at one of NYC’s hottest bars. More info here.
7. 5 Hour NYE Open Bar at Public House
Public House in Midtown is hosting a NYE bash for the ages. Located just a block away from Grand Central, this bar is great for those of you coming from outside of the city and are looking to start the night close to the action. With your ticket, you gain access to their 5-hour open bar from 9 pm- 2 am as well as a mini buffet with apps. The live DJ will be playing top 40 hits as you bring in 2019. Get your tickets here.
8. Down The Rabbit Hole New Year’s Eve Party with Open Bar
Red Rabbit in the Meatpacking District is one of NYC’s most alluring bars. Once inside, you’ll embark on a surreal journey through a series of stairs leading “down the rabbit hole” and into the subterranean club. The venue features an elongated bar and invites you onto a sunken dance floor enveloped with plush red velvet couches and booths. This year, they are hosting a premium open bar on New Year’s Eve from 9 pm- 2 am. You can buy your tickets ahead of time here.
9. NYE Open Bar at Mr. Wu’s Basement
The bar behind the Santa’s Basement Christmas Pop-Up in Chinatown is hosting a premium NYE open bar from 8:30pm-12:30 am with unlimited appetizers from 9- 10 pm. You can also order bottle service for yourself and five friends at this party by booking your tickets here.
10. A Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve Bash
Say hello to the New Year with the Roaring ’20s at Bryant Park Lounge’s Great Gatsby Bash. The open bar runs from 9 pm- 1 am and be sure to wear your fanciest flapper dress. Get your tickets to this party here.
11. Ring in 2019 at Chelsea Piers’ Bowlmor Lanes
Instead of freezing your bum off waiting with millions of tourists in Times Square, bring in 2019 at Chelsea Piers’ Bowlmor Lanes with a 5-hour open bar, a complimentary buffet starting at 11 pm, live DJs (and a hopping dancefloor) and a champagne toast! Of course, the venue’s main attraction are all those beautiful, shiny, bowling lanes waiting there for you and your friends, so strike it hot with bowling free games all night long. Get your tickets here.
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