New York City is the perfect place to spend your New Year’s Eve! Take a look at our selection of the 26 Best Parties in New York for New Year’s Eve 2018!
New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and New York City is most certainly one of the best places on earth to celebrate! Wrapping up the year in grand style definitely makes the new year start out with the best energy.
So, we’ve selected 26 of the best parties and restaurants in town to help you decide where you’re spending your last day of 2017!
They are all selling out pretty quickly, so be sure to guarantee your tickets!
Here they are:
#1 Public Hotel
The Public Hotel is the new hot spot where the cool kids hang out in Manhattan. Recently opened, their rooftop has a 360º view of the city, floor-to-ceiling windows and a great outdoor terrace! They’ll be celebrating within 4 of their venues!
At The Roof: “Enjoy the fireworks and a dance in the sky with international DJs HOLY GHOST! Premium open bar from 8:30 pm – 12:30 am. Champagne toast at midnight.”
At Diego: “Enjoy an evening with a Live Jazz trio and singer performing jazz standards. Premium open bar with passed bites and desserts by Jean-Georges Vongerichten from 8:30 pm – 12:30 am. Champagne toast at midnight.”
At PUBLIC Kitchen: “Enjoy a 4-course Prix Fixe Menu by chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Seating from 8:30PM, with champagne toast at midnight and tunes by a LIVE DJ. Or book a private dining room for 8-16 guests on lobby level. Includes a bottle of premium spirits & a magnum champagne, as well as general access to Lobby bar and Diego.”
At PUBLIC ARTS: “Celebrate New Years Eve at downtown’s newest, hottest nightclub – PUBLIC ARTS! This year’s event features world-renowned DJ Jonny Famous with some very special guests. All tickets include a 4 HOUR open bar (8:30 pm – 12:30 am) and champagne toast at midnight.
#2 McKittrick Hotel
The McKittrick Hotel hosts some of the best parties throughout the year from themed parties to Halloween and New Year. Plus, it is the home for the famous “Sleep No More” award-winning theatrical experience that tells Shakespeare ’s Scottish tragedy.
“Experience The McKittrick Hotel as never before. Revel with us for one night only as we celebrate the new year with our final McKittrick Masquerade of the season! Our opulent masked soiree will feature an extravagant feast, full open bar all night, boundless live entertainment and McKittrick-inspired curiosities throughout the hotel.”
#3 The Campbell NYC
“Enjoy a DJ, passed appetizers and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.”
#4 BathTub Gin
We love all New York’s speakeasy places! BathTub Gin is one of the spots we really enjoy, located in Chelsea!
“Get jazzed up this New Year’s Eve with a throwback to the Roaring 20s at one of New York’s coolest bars. Bathtub Gin, with its soft lighting and ornate decor, feels like it could have been a watering hole to Jay Gatsby himself. Live on the edge this New Years at an exclusive event that’s sure to be the cat’s meow.”
#5 Cipriani 42nd Street
“Experience la dolce vita this New Year’s Eve at an enchanted party at New York City’s famed venue space, Cipriani. An architectural masterpiece boasting unparalleled opulence in its imperial Venetian splendor, Cipriani is one of the most breathtaking event spaces in New York.
Prepare for a magical, black-tie New Year’s Eve affair at the world-renowned Cipriani.”
#6 Electric Room
Inside the famous Dream Downtown Hotel, this is one of the spots that attracts some of the coolest crowds in NYC. Expect an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, champagne toast at midnight and a live feed to see the Time Square Ball drop!
What type of crowd to expect? “Upscale, Movie Stars, Moguls, Models, Jetsetters, Downtown-style, Fashion, Art, International, Trendy, Fashionable.”
#7 Gansevoort Park Rooftop
“This New Year’s Eve, ascend to the peak of sophisticated revelry at Gansevoort Park Avenue, New York City’s renowned luxury hotel, and reigning A-list nightlife destination.
The 20 stories above NoMad’s famed Park Avenue, Gansevoort Park Avenue offers skyline views and en vogue sophistication, setting the stage for NYC’s most luxurious NYE celebration hosted by the incomparably glamorous Gansevoort Park. They will open the evening with a 5-hour premium open bar and more!”
#8 Hôtel Americano
If you enjoy partying in NYC, you’ve probably already been to one of Selina Hotel, former Hôtel Americano’s summer parties! They’re having a special Prix-Fixe Menu dinner, live music, DJ and special entertainment.
“Join us while we ring in 2018 with our friends and family, old and new. Worldwide, there is a shared belief that specific actions taken on New Year’s Eve at the stroke of midnight will influence the days ahead. So whether you wear red or yellow underthings (in many Latin American countries, red for future love, yellow for mo’ money) or you already have all the love and money you could ever need and will just be looking for kiss at midnight. Wine, dine and dance the night away with us. ”
#9 Kola House
Kola House is a stylish venture from PepsiCo offering inventive American cuisine & cocktails in a club-like setting, located in the Meatpacking District.
“Door open at 11pm, and you can get our Dual Pass for access to both Gilded Lily and Kola House!”
#10 Nomo SoHo Hotel
“This New Year’s Eve, the lavish Nomo SoHo Hotel hosts an enchanted New Year’s escape in the heart of SoHo, one of New York City’s chicest neighborhoods.
The celeb-favored Nomo Soho sets the bar for SoHo’s stylish reputation with its stellar luxury accommodations and fairytale atmosphere. Head to Nomo SoHo for a posh, energetic NYE in one of New York’s hottest spots to be.”
#11 Sons of Essex
“New Year’s Eve takes on a Downtown-cool edge at Sons of Essex, New York City’s trendy bistro and nightlife “it” spot. Situated in hip LES, the retro-inspired Sons of Essex is a hyper-hip gathering place for NYC trendsetters and A-listers like Edward Norton, Rihanna, Drake, Lady Gaga, Jarobi of A Tribe Called Quest, among others.
This New Year’s, join NYC’s trendiest party people in a full-throttle NYE bash packed with amenities, retro-chic glamour, ultra-cool and super-hot revelry.”
#12 TikiTabu at Sixty LES
We love the Lower East Side on Manhattan and everything that happens there. So, get the party going this New Years at SIXTY SoHo.
“Blurring the lines between New Year’s Eve and tropical vacations, Tiki Tabu invites you to immerse yourself in an oasis seven stories above New York City this December 31st. The outdoors may be icy, but with chic tropical vibe, you’ll be ensured a sizzling New Year’s Eve party spent in endless summer spirit.
Get lei’d this New Year’s Eve like the 60’s West Coast cabana with East Coast finesse along with your party-rocking disposition, and convene this New Year’s Eve celebration at SIXTY LES’s Tiki Tabu.”
“Upscale and Downtown-chic combine this New Year’s Eve at Up & Down, a flagship venue in New York City’s high-end nightlife scene. Boasting a high-concept design and chic ambiance, Up & Down is the perfect setting for a spectacular NYE night. This extravagant bash keeps charged with a 4-hour premium open bar while a live DJ spins Open Format hits of Top 40, Hip Hop, and House, providing a pulse-racing soundtrack for the dance floor. At midnight, gather together for a DJ-led countdown and raise your complimentary glass of champagne and toast to a brilliant New Year.”
#14 Empire Diner
The Empire Diner is a super famous Chelsea landmark is a great place to start of your night! Make sure you’re quick to guarantee your reservation for a New Year’s dinner!
#15 The Blond at 11 Howard
Located in the hype SoHo neighborhood, The Blond is “hosting an exclusive VIP New Year’s Eve celebration. Surely one of the best place to ring in the New Year with a one-hour vodka open bar starting at 9pm.”
#16 Zuma NYC
Be one of the lucky guests to attend the “first annual New Year’s Eve party at Zuma New York. Revel in the heart of midtown to satisfy your year’s end craving for a decadent night of partying.
Zuma NYC is part of the world renowned restaurant/lounge brand known for its luxe Japanese fusion plates. As NYC’s spotlight location, Zuma New York is where swanky 90’s chic meets class, all while keeping the energy alive throughout this luxurious bi-level venue.”
#17 The Box
This eternally cool spot called The Box is still ranked as one of the best places to party in the city! With who? The coolest Manhattan Kids!
Be sure to see more about their New Year’s Eve Party called “Atlantis”.
#18 Roxy Hotel
Located in TriBeCa, the Roxy Hotel is one of the super hot spots in the city! For their New Year’s Party, expect everything to be Surreal.
“Surreal: very strange or unusual; having the quality of a dream. The time has come for The Roxy Hotel to once again transform itself into a Surrealist tableau in order to properly bid adieu to 2017. The 3rd Annual New Year’s Eve Surrealist Ball invites guests back to a modern-day version of the legendary 1972 ball given by Marie-Hélène de Rothschild, complete with daring décor, exquisite costumes, and excellent entertainment.
Get inspired by our album of Surrealist looks and get ready for a magical evening of premium cocktails, endless dancing, and a headlining set by none other than David Johansen.”
…now, if you’re more into Brooklyn-style parties, take a look at these ones below:
#19 River Cafe NYC
The River Cafe is part of the scenery of some movie classics you’ll celebrate the New Year with one of the best views of Manhattan’s skyline! Located in the super cool, artsy neighborhood called Dumbo, in Brooklyn, it will certainly be a spectacular start of a new year!
#20 McCarren Hotel Rooftop
McCarren Hotel’s Rooftop is known for having one of the best view of Manhattan’s skyline, so a celebration there will be nonetheless, epic!
“Make this New Year’s Eve the posh and high-octane event you deserve at New York City’s famed nightlife gem, McCarren Hotel Rooftop. Featuring luxurious party amenities like a 5-hour premium open bar and early evening mini buffet, McCarren Hotel Rooftop’s NYE bash will keep moods elevated all night.”
#21 The William Vale Hotel
We can say that one of Williamsburg’s newest hotels, called The William Vale, is most certainly had the best view of Manhattan, from Brooklyn.
“The evening will include specialty cocktails, passed canapés, and dancing. Don your most festive attire, and be prepared to cut a rug on the dance floor in the sky as we welcome the New Year.”
#22 Wythe Hotel
The super trendy Wythe Hotel, in Williamsburg, will start off your night in great style!
“Celebrate the New Year at Reynard with a southern-inspired menu.” Yum!
#23 House of Yes
Experience a special night at the incredible House of Yes, located in one of Brooklyn’s coolest neighborhoods!
“Come back to the future and party like it’s 1999! This is a night of throwback magic, nostalgia overload and futuristic chaos for the Millennium Midnight countdown of the century! It’s the end of the world as we know it. Let’s Dance. Dress for the Past, Dress for the Future!”
#24 Lot 45 Bushwick
A LGBTQ New Year’s Eve party at Lot45 Bushwick that will shake up Brooklyn!
Expect Complimentary champagne toast at midnight, headlining performers and DJs, photo booths, food by Djenna and much more!
And still, if you’re into having a more religious-style night, you can start your celebrations at one of the most beautiful churches in town.
#25 The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine
“Founded by Leonard Bernstein in 1984, the annual New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace is a signature event at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, gathering old friends and new for more than a quarter of a century. This year we begin with Haydn’s glorious Te Deum and continue with the U.S. premiere of See the Wretched Strangers by composer Lucas Wiegerink.
A series of songs about our shared Earth continues the theme of neighborly compassion and the renewal of hope for the coming year. Wrapping up this year’s performance, we celebrate the concert’s founder by performing chorales from Leonard Bernstein’s own Mass. A limited number of general admission seats are free and open to the public, on a first-come, first-served basis.”
Lastly, after the New Year’s, many people are just craving more parties and celebrations! Take a look what this party below is all about:
We love everything that these guys do! Daybreaker’s style party is definitely up our alley! This is a post New Year’s party, if you’re still craving more celebrations, that will happen on January 18th.
“The New Year is all about fresh starts and blank slates. So, tell 2018 to get ready because on January 10th, we’re re-creating the ball drop and setting intentions together for our New Year’s Sparkles & Sequins. Since we can’t be all together for New Years, we’re pouring some kombucha “champagne” and toasting to a brand new year together with a full countdown and everything.
Think of your wishes for the New Year beforehand. Then come to the dance floor, ready to vision them to life. S’gonna be joyyyyous.”
Photo Credit: Courtesy of the venues, Nooklyn and David Cova.