11 New Year’s Eve Events That Are Driving New Yorkers Crazy

New Year’s Eve in New York City is always a memorable occasion, whether for the fun or for all the chaos that tends to surround the evening.

It’s very easy to spend your night hopping from place to place in search of the right vibe or space, and oops you missed midnight while you were wandering the city trying to find a place without a high cover or trapped in the middle of traffic From a 27-hour concert to waterside views of the city’s midnight fireworks, here are 11 amazing ways to ring in the New Year in NYC.

Spoiler Alert: Nearly all include an open bar, too!

Cityfox Odyssey New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day


Where: Avant Gardner, 140 Stewart Avenue (Brooklyn)

What: Ring in the New Year with a Cityfox Experience at Avant Gardner. On New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day the venue will host a 27-hour marathon of performances with four rooms dedicated to music, lounges, creature comforts, and more! There will also be food available throughout the event. Grab your tickets to Cityfox Odyssey NYE and NYD here! 

Drop the Ball at W Downtown Open Bar NYE Party 

Celebration Champagne Foam

Where: W Downtown, 8 Albany Street

What: Come “Drop the Ball” at W New York Downtown this New Year’s Eve! Start your next year of parties and success with a little bit of disco, sparkles and shining lights. Set among bars and restaurants in Lower Manhattan, this chic hotel has beautiful views of One World Trade Center. Enjoy complimentary bites and stay fueled up thanks to the premium open bar. Get tickets here to W Downtown’s Drop the Ball NYE Party. 

Metropolis: A Decadent NYE Party at Sony Hall 


Where: Sony Hall, 235 West 46th Street

What: Celebrate New Year’s Eve in decadence at an immersive nightlife experience called Metropolis. Step into this glamorous  space that’s been described as a cross between a church, an opera house, and a bordello. Bring in the new year with electrifying energy created by the DJs, and enter the Portal to Tomorrows’ New Year’s Eve 2019 experience. An experience blending nightlife and a world of fantasy at Sony Hall featuring international DJs and live performances throughout the evening bringing Metropolis to life, with a five hour open bar! Grab your tickets here to Metropolis: A Portal to Tomorrows NYE. 

Countdown in the Sky at Kimoto Rooftop


Where: Kimoto Rooftop, 216 Duffield Street (Brooklyn)

What: Escape the hectic pace of the city while remaining at its very heart at Kimoto Rooftop. Experience a night of a thousand stars as you party above the city this New Year’s Eve. The views will be fantastic, and the memories will last a lifetime… say hello to your best year yet! Get your tickets here to Kimoto Rooftop’s Countdown in the Sky.

Gansevoort Meatpacking Open Bar NYE Party

Gansevoort Option 1

Where: Gansevoort Meatpacking, 18 9th Avenue

What: Start the New Year right: laughing, drinking, and dancing with your friends at this extravagant celebration! Spend the night at Lelie Rooftop at Gansevoort Meatpacking with dazzling panoramic views of the city. There’s no better place to take your first step into the year. Start at the four hour premium open bar, load up on plenty of festive New Year’s Eve party favors and head to the dance floor where a live DJ will be spinning all night. When midnight arrives, join this gorgeous crowd in a live countdown, complete with a complimentary champagne toast. This New Year is sure to kick off in explosive style at Gansevoort Meatpacking, so get your tickets here!

Live Ball Drop Views at Elsie Rooftop NYE Party

Elsie Option 3

Where: Elsie Penthouse Rooftop, 1412 Broadway, 25th Floor

What: Bring in 2019 at NYC’s most glamorous new rooftop, Elsie Penthouse. 25-stories up near Bryant Park sits the lavish rooftop which pays homage to society’s doyenne. Bringing events all the way from Paris and London, halfway across the world to NYC’s energy and savoir faire. Elsie is a year-round must with stylish indoor and outdoor seating options. Watch the ball drop live and in person at the stroke of midnight! Your ticket includes two hours of appetizers, high-end cocktails through the five-hour premium open bar, and dancing into the early hours of the morning. Grab your tickets to Elsie Penthouse Rooftop’s NYE party here.

NYE Yacht Cruise With Open Bar and Buffet 


Where: Skyport Marina, 2430 FDR Drive (at East 23rd Street)

What: All aboard New York’s classic Avalon cruise this New Year’s Eve for a yacht party on NYC’s Hudson and East Rivers. Enjoy stunning views of the Statue of Liberty and glittering Manhattan skyline as the clock strikes midnight. What could be more special? Be sure to stop at the four-hour premium open bar before mingling over to the spacious dance floor. Enjoy a complimentary champagne toast as well! Grab your tickets to the epic yacht cruise here.

Four-Hour Open Bar at Vandal


Where: Vandal, 199 Bowery

What: This New Year’s Eve snag a ticket to the most anticipated party in New York City at the Nolita hotspot, Vandal! This is New York’s most tightly guarded, A-lister-filled NYE holiday extravaganza that cannot be outdone. A live DJ will welcome you with electrifying mash-ups of the top 40, hip-hop, and house beats and keep the bash swirling well into the morning. Dip into the four-hour premium open bar and unwind in a space that was tailor-made for entertainment. Beneath beamed ceilings glittering with hanging Edison bulbs, help yourself to two hours of complimentary hors-d’oeuvres. Time won’t matter at this event, but seconds before the ball drops, a DJ will countdown the entire crowd to the midnight champagne toast. Grab your tickets to Vandal’s New Year’s Eve bash here. 

Stay Up Late Late at the Late Late NYE Party


Where: The Late Late, 159 East Houston Street

What: At the Late Late this year we’re not waiting for the clock to strike twelve to tear into the New Year in style. There’s no better place in New York City to revel in the fireworks of possibility. The Late Late is notoriously well loved, but we make it even more irresistible this New Year’s Eve by decking it out for a dazzling party and offering you a five-hour premium open bar. These are some of the best bartenders in the city and midnight never tasted so good. VIP packages elevate the night’s splendor by offering perks like bottle service and seating. It doesn’t get better than this, so grab your NYE tickets here.

Woodstock New Year’s Eve


Where: The Woodstock, 446 West 14th Street

What:  The Meatpacking District craft cocktail lounge, The Woodstock, will light up bright to ring in the New Year. Revel in the fireworks of possibility, we’re on the verge of an amazing night to kick off an amazing 365 more! Get ready to go back in time before you look to the future at this nostalgic haunt. Feel the funk of the 60’s as you dance between brown leather couches and colorful walls to a live DJ. Take a seat at the wood-paneled bar and enjoy The Woodstock’s impressively curated liquor collection illuminated by bright yellow lights with a five hour open bar served up by some of the best in the city. Grab your tickets to The Woodstock’s retro NYE here.

Under The Fireworks Yacht Party


Where: Pier 81, West 41st Street

What: Raise the sails, raise your glasses, and usher in the New Year with a voyage filled with luxury amenities and magnificent New York City views. Go anywhere and take the party with you; it’s a celebration all the way from its bottom deck to the scenic rooftop. Bright lights will twinkle on the shore as colorful fireworks burst above you. A live DJ will soundtrack the dance floor until the clock strikes midnight. And when the night’s festivities reach a climax at midnight, join the crowd in a live countdown with the most magical backdrop of the skyline and fireworks! Snag tickets to this lovely Under the Fireworks Yacht Party New Year’s Eve here.


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