New Year’s Eve is one of the across the board most festive nights out of the year. There are no shortages of parties going on throughout the city. I just want to give you several options to help locate the scene you would like to bring in the New Year with cuz its all about bringing it in with a good crowd and people that you enjoy. Keep this tip in mind though you must reserve most of these parties by 7pm tonight before they end RSVP’s and start charging ludicrous amounts at the door.
International Crowd but not eurotrash and Meathead Central options: Bembe (81 S. 6th Street on corner of Berry St.) Bembe ‘sWednesday parties generally has Salsa, Cumbia, Samba, Funky Breaks and live percussion but is only a $25 at the door. They have a early bird open bar from 8:30-10pm and a free champagne toast at midnight.
The Shrine (2271 7th Avenue near 133rd St, Harlem ) True live music spot in and a personal favorite has a DJ Set with Afro-Beat, Hip Hop, Reggae, anything that sounds funky, soulful and can keep a crowd jumping. Its only $20 to get in and you don’t have to book in advance.
Output Brooklyn. (69 Wythe Avenue and corner of N.12th St) Look at the list of DJ’s set to perform and it sounds like a good night out with DJ Koze, Magus, and Warieka (first U.S. appearance) among 10 DJ’s providing the sounds. The cost is what you expect for New Year’s Eve party at $60. There are several performers making their debut US appearance her and international dance music is big with foreigners.
Hip Hop for true Heads Option– Spot NightClub Tony Touch & Pete Rock highlight the DJ set run at the Spot nightclub located at 34 W. 32nd Street between Broadway and 5th Avenue on the 9th floor in the heart of KoreaTown. (Is it me or it does if feel the Wu-Tang Clan should be here.) Tickets are $30 in advance and you have to register before 7pm deadline.
Get dressed up and be comfortable but not stuffy option. Rocco’ Tacos‘ (339 Adams St. Brooklyn, on Brooklyn Bridge Blvd near Jay St) The venerated hip lounge from Miami is a very large and jumping space for a New Year’s Eve party. They are having an open bar from 10pm-1am for $100 a person. Either stop by in person or better yet get your ticket off the internet at home. Rocco’s is offering top shelf alcohol so if its vodka its Grey Goose or Ketel One. If its scotch Black Label (probably not Blue or Green though) bourbon, and of course Tequila (they have the largest selection in NYC.) The party should stay rocking all night long.
Last Minute gotta come up with some option: 3 Sheets Salon (134 W. 3rd st near 6th Avenue) Always a good standby bar located right in the heart of Greenwich Village. This party is only $15 but you are just paying for entry and a decent DJ and the deadline is 8pm. It is still a cash bar. This is your, “I just have to be out on New Year’s Eve to say I did something,” last minute option!
Just wanna enjoy some fireworks option: Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn. There’s midnight fireworks, the Borough President of Brooklyn and a few live bands to make it a family friendly event.
It’s the next Day where do I go to have an awesome let’s still party cause I don’t need to be anywhere Brunch option: Sons of Essex (133rd Essex St, LES near Essex and Rivington) The ad says it all 2 hours of Bottomless Mimosa’s.