New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, so take a look at our selection of the 26 best parties in New York for New Year’s Eve 2020!
It’s that time of year once again! New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and we’re here to help you figure out which party to go to!
There are parties all over the city, for every different style and age, but tickets are selling out fast!
So, take a look below at the 26 best parties in New York for New Year’s Eve 2020.
#1 Westlight at The William Vale
Ring in 2020 at Westlight, in Williamsburg, the 22nd-floor rooftop bar overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Festivities include an open bar, specialty cocktails, music by The Craig Hill Band, and a Champagne Toast at midnight.
Don your most festive attire and be prepared to cut a rug on the dance floor in the sky as you welcome 2020!
All guests must be 21 or over. Festive cocktail attire suggested.
General Admission includes:
- Party access
- Open bar (until 1:00am)
- Champagne toast at midnight!
Table Reservations include:
- Party access with reserved table for the evening
- Open bar (until 1:00am)
- Selection of shared plates
- Festive party favors
- Champagne toast at midnight!
Hours: 9pm – 3am
Location: The William Vale Hotel (22nd Floor), 111 North 12th Street
#2 The River Café
The River Café is located in one of New York’s most noteworthy and romantic settings, and is well known around the world as a wonderful culinary destination.
Nestled riverside under the Brooklyn Bridge, The River Café exudes romance with its breathtaking NYC skyline views, gorgeous atmosphere and above all our classic American cuisine.
As a Michelin-starred restaurant, The River Café similarly boasts one of the most outstanding wine lists in the world. Chef Brad Steelman’s menu proudly complements the changing seasons, featuring a classic American menu of elegance and refinement.
Location: One Water Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn
#3 The Pierre New York
Dance the night away to DJ music as Two E transforms into a sophisticated, 21st century speakeasy.
Enjoy premium open bar and a champagne toast at midnight. Feast on delicious classics from our raw bar and satisfy your taste buds with festive canapés created by The Pierre’s renowned culinary team.
Get into the holiday spirit with complimentary party favors while watching a live feed of Times Square. Ticket prices also include after midnight admission to Big Band dancing in The Pierre’s iconic Rotunda!
VIP tickets (10:00 pm entry) include reserved seating and three-hour open bar. General admission (after 11:00 pm) includes two-hour open bar.
Hours: 10pm – 1am
Location: 2 East 61st Street
#4 Dance of Vice
Celebrate the dawn of a new decade with an evening of debonair decadence at Dances of Vice’s “Demimonde” and traverse through a carnivalesque fete for the senses at the Down Town Association, a landmarked four story, multi-room old world speakeasy.
Dress to impress, and you may be invited to explore additional secret rooms housing cloak-and-dagger deeds.
Black tie, vintage glamour, dandy fashion, burlesque boudoir, fetish fantasy, weimar decadence + fantasy ball dress code will be enforced.
Hours: 9pm – 2:30am
Location: 60 Pine Street
#5 The Roxy Hotel
We love the Roxy Hotel in Tribeca and we’re always at the Django to listen to some great live music.
For their New Years, experience a Late premium open bar and hors d’oeuvres 9:00pm – 1:00am. Live performance 10pm – 11pm by: David Johansen; Sounds by: Bailey Leiter Erik Tonnesen Radio Rahill.
Hosted by: Morrison Hotel Gallery, Mick Rock, Jimmy Webb, John Barrett, Kristin Gallegos, Liz Vap.
Hours: 9pm – 1am
Location: 2 6th Avenue
This New Year’s Eve, downtown style gets an upscale twist at New York City’s Up & Down, a leading nightlife playground for NYC’s elite.
A product of The Butter Group (1 OAK), Up & Down straddles the border of glitzy neighborhoods Chelsea and the Meatpacking District, and is a hub for celebrities and NYC’s VIP crowd.
With its cutting-edge design and buzzy scene, Up & Down sets the stage for an ultra-chic New Year’s Eve party. A 4-hour premium open bar keeps the party going strong, while a live DJ pumps up the dance floor with a dynamic selection of open format Top 40, Hip-Hop, and House hits.
When midnight arrives, the DJ leads the crowd in a countdown to the New Year with a complimentary champagne toast to perfect the moment. Opt for a more velvet-rope experience with an Ultra/Platinum Ticket or Table Package which offer exclusive perks including reserved table seating and top-of-the-line bottle service.
Hours: 8pm – 4pm
Location: 244 West 14th Street
#7 Rockwood Music Hall
Sammy Rae & The Friends – New Year’s Eve w/ Behaviorist and Will Leet – Rockwood Stage 2, at Rockwood Music Hall.
There is a ONE DRINK MINIMUM for standing and bar stools, and TWO DRINK MINIMUM at tables.
Limited seating is available on a first come first served basis.
Advance tickets are available online until 5:30PM, day of show. Any remaining tickets can be purchased at the door at showtime.
Hours: Doors open at 8pm, show starts 8:30pm
Location: 196 Allen Street
#8 Rainbow Room
Quintessential New York glamour finds its home 65 stories above historic Rockefeller Center. Crowning the timeless Manhattan skyline, the iconic Rainbow Room offers a modern twist on classic old-world charm, making it the perfect place to ring in 2020!
Guests are invited to enjoy a cocktail hour in the Gallery followed by a seated four-course dinner in the Rainbow Room with dancing and a live performance from the Kevin Osborne Band. Dress code: Black tie!
Included with your ticket:
- Premium Open Bar*
- Cocktail Hour Featuring Passed Canapés
- Elegant Four-Course Tasting Menu with Wine Pairings
- Dessert Buffet Extravaganza
- Premier Live Entertainment
- Dancing on the Famed Dance Floor
- Celebratory Midnight Toast
- Party Continues in the Rainbow Room until 2am
- Coat Check Provided by the Venue
Hours: 8pm – 2am
Location: 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 65th Floor
#9 The Campbell Bar
Paying homage to the legacy of John W. Campbell, a Jazz Age financier who converted the space to his private office and reception hall in 1923, The Campbell showcases many of the thirteenth century Florentine-inspired design intricacies that upheld its legendary allure.
It also includes a soaring, 25-foot hand painted ceilings, a grand stone fireplace, Campbell’s personal steel safe, a century-old leaded glass window and original millwork.
Ring in the New Year with The Campbell Bar in iconic NY fashion! Enjoy a DJ, passed appetizers and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
Black tie suggested.
Hours: 8pm – 2am
Location: 15 Vanderbilt Avenue (Between 42nd and 43rd Street)
#10 McKittrick Hotel
The McKittrick Hotel is well known for their countless parties throughout the year and we have to agree, they really know how to throw a party! Plus, it’s the home of one of New York’s most amazing theatrical experiences: Sleep No More.
For New Year, experience a One-Night-Only dazzling performances, Open-Bar all night long and world class musicians!
Guests should come dressed to the nines in their New Year’s finery, in chic shades of midnight blue, gold, silver, and black. Or with a thematic flair inspired by cosmic wonders or explorers of the world.
Hours: Depends on your ticket option!
Location: 530 West 27th Street
#11 Brooklyn Bowl
Located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Bowl is a great spot for a fun night with locals!
Enjoy a night having fun on a VIP bowling lane, or just chill listening to some great bands!
“We specialize in unforgettable live music experiences and events. Known for groundbreaking integration of premiere music, 16 lanes of bowling, a bar featuring locally crafted beers, and food by the acclaimed Blue Ribbon, Brooklyn Bowl — aka “rock and roll heaven” (Village Voice) — boasts a sound system and amenities that “no other local rock club can offer” (The New York Times).”
Hours: Depends on your ticket option!
Location: 61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn
#12 Melrose Ballroom
A Multi-level 25,000 square feet venue located just 5 minutes from Manhattan in the heart of Long Island City!
Dj Rokesh & Gharmai Record Events’ Annual NYE Rooftop countdown event running 4th time this year. And each year’s success has been bigger and better. Once again by popular demand we invite you to their New Year’s Eve Rooftop Party 2020 at Melrose Ballroom.
Spectacular city views, floor to ceiling windows, indoor and outdoor space, satellite kitchen, and top shelf bar. It gets no better than this.
Hours: 9pm to 5am
Location: 36-08 33rd Street, Queens
#13 Avant Gardner
This New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, The Cityfox Odyssey returns for another 27-hour journey through 4 impeccable rooms of music featuring the biggest Cityfox lineup ever curated.
They will again transform Avant Gardner into a sprawling festival grounds across two city blocks with lounges and creature comforts in addition to the music stages.
Re-entry is permitted subject to capacity, and full-day ticket holders will receive priority.
Limited tables available.
Hours: 9pm – 12pm (January 1st)
Location: 140 Stewart Avenue, Brooklyn
#14 Patent Pending
Toast to 2020 at Patent Pending!!
Join them for an intimate New Year’s Eve soiree on Tuesday, December 31st, 2019.
Enter through Patent Coffee and start the party with our 3.5 hour-long open bar package including our house cocktails, champagne, prosecco and hors d’oeuvres.
They’ll provide a special evening complete with NYE party favors and a festive environment – serving up the best NYC has to offer.
New Year’s Eve festive dress attire is not required but highly encouraged!!
Hours: 9:30pm – 1am
Location: 49 West 27th Street
#15 Brooklyn Brewery
Dress as your favorite decade and kick off 2020 with plenty of beer, food & friends!
Toss out the dregs of 2019 and welcome a new year of beer with us at our traditional New Year’s Eve Brewery Bash on Tuesday, December 31 at 10 PM.
The theme this year is Down with the Decades, so put on your favorite throwback style to represent the 60s, 80s, or even the 1880s. This is one of their favorite annual celebrations, and there’s no finer way to clean the slate for 2020 than another round of excellent beer and lots of leg warmers and bell-bottoms.
Leave Times Square to the rookies and join them for one of the best New Year’s bash around. This party is stuffed to the gills with music, food and fun:
- An all vinyl set from Jesse Sachs (aka DJ Pourover) that will take you through the decades with plenty of disco, funk, pop and hip hop
- Late night taco bar from Tacombi to help you fuel up for the dance floor
- Open beer bar featuring all of your favorites and some very special barrel-aged releases
- End of year raffle with Brooklyn swag and prizes for a few lucky partygoers
And at midnight they’ll continue their time-honored tradition of kicking off the New Year with a toast of an unreleased Ghost Bottle, fresh from their Barrel Aging Facility. New Year, new beer, as the old saying goes.
Dress is casual, so feel free to throw on comfy shoes and leave the black tie at home.
Tickets will NOT be available at the door.
Hours: 10pm – 1am
Location: 79 North 11th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
#16 Electric Room
Ring in 2019 at Electric Room with a champagne toast at midnight!
Dream Downtown is a boutique hotel located in New York City’s Meatpacking District, with an emphasis on service and after-dark possibilities.
Admission tickets include access to The Electric Room and The Gallery with Open Bar: 8pm – 12:30am.
Lurking deep beneath the hotel, this intimate subterranean room has mastered a distinctly cool speakeasy feel.
The Electric Room bathes beautiful night-crawlers of all stripes in Rule Britannia cool with its wood-paneled walls, gothic chandeliers, subversive graffiti, leather sofas upholstered with the Union Jack Flag, and custom back-painted antique mirrors.
Hours: 8pm – 4am
Location: 355 West 16th Street, at Dream Downtown
Elsewhere is a live music venue, nightclub and arts space, housed in a converted warehouse in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
Elsewhere lives by an ethos of creative risk-taking, progressive music programming, respect for all people and art, and a desire to support and grow the communities that make it all possible.
The venue has multiple performance spaces, a large rooftop, a gallery, a loft café, and an outdoor courtyard, and operates a seasonal art program called Landscape.
What to expect for New Years? Well, it’s often difficult to predict what direction a Sybil Jason set will take you. Traversing emotional house, percolating electro and hypnotic techno, the New York artist sculpts an exceptional narrative every time she’s on the decks.
Champagne toast at midnight at one of the best parties in New York for New Year’s Eve 2020.
Hours: 9pm – 6am
Location: 599 Johnson Avenue, Bushwick, Brooklyn
On Tuesday, December 31st, we invite you to ring in the New Year in decadence at Metropolis NYE’s A Passage To The Forbidden Garden, an immersive experience blending nightlife and a world of fantasy at Sony Hall for a glamorous New Year’s Eve event.
Featuring a 5-hour premium open bar from 9pm to 2am.
The shining gem of the New York scene in the 1940s, Sony Hall reopens its doors 62 years later beneath the luxurious Paramount hotel for a special New Year’s celebration.
Step into this glamorous NY gem that has been described as a cross between a church, an opera house, and a bordello. Let their DJ’s build up to the energy of ringing in 2020 with a bang.
On this night, you will feel the electrifying energy pulsating through the air in modern day Metropolis, New York City, as guests enter the New Year’s Eve 2019 experience.
An experience blending nightlife and a world of fantasy at Sony Hall featuring international DJs & live performances throughout the evening bringing Metropolis, A Passage To The Forbidden Garden, to life.
- Full Five (5) Hours Premium Open Bar (9PM-2AM)
- Live DJ & Immersive Performances
- Dress to impress
Hours: starts 9pm
Location: Inside the Paramount Hotel Times Square on 235 West 46th Street
#19 Zinc Bar
Acclaimed jazz pianist Ethan Iverson brings his formidable trio to Zinc Bar ft. vocalist Marcy Harriell for a splendid evening of jazz and the music of Burt Bachrach. He’s supported by bassist Corcoran Holt and drummer Vinnie Sperrazza.
Pianist, composer, and writer Ethan Iverson was a founding member of The Bad Plus, a game-changing collective with Reid Anderson and David King. The New York Times called TBP “…Better than anyone at melding the sensibilities of post-60’s jazz and indie rock.”
During his 17-year tenure TBP performed in venues as diverse as the Village Vanguard, Carnegie Hall, and Bonnaroo; collaborated with Joshua Redman, Bill Frisell, and the Mark Morris Dance Group; and created a faithful arrangement of Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring and a radical reinvention of Ornette Coleman’s Science Fiction.
Bar: $25. Tickets: $50 for the 9:00 pm show/ $90 for the 11:00 pm show with a New Year Champagne toast.
Hours: Showtimes are at 9:00 pm & 11:00 pm
Location: 82 West 3rd Street
#20 Secret Loft
Ring in the New Year with an intimate, magical party with aerialists, live music, dancing and DJ’s. They’ll have a live broadcast of the countdown and an in-person human aerialist ball drop and massive balloon drop at midnight!
What to expect?
- Great DJ’s and Dancing
- Massive Balloon Drop at Midnight
- Aerialist “Ball” Drop
- Live Latin/Caribbean Music
Live Music from Strings N Skins.
Strings N Skins celebrates their Caribbean, Latin American and African heritage through the dynamic and explosive blend of the violin and the djembe. The band was founded in Brooklyn, New York in 2015 by vocalist and percussionist Okai and Latin Grammy Award Winner violinist Luisa Bastidas.
Hours: 9pm – 4am
Location: 137 W 14th Street, Buzzer Secret Loft, 2nd Floor
#21 Wythe Hotel
2020 at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn!
Lemon’s will be home to a disco-inspired fete hosted by Boy Michi with all night soundtrack from their beloved babe on the decks, Nelleke.
Table reservations have an $100/pp minimum spend after 9pm ($75 for tables 7pm – 8:30pm). Walk-ins are $20 at the door.
Complimentary champagne toast at midnight!
Ask about their custom large format cocktails, magnums, and platters available for pre-order.
Hours: starts at 7pm
Location: 80 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn
#22 Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine
Before the New Year party celebrations begin, you might want to attend the famous New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace at 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 Cathedral event with performances by the Cathedral Choir and Orchestra led by Director of Music Kent Tritle.
Harry Smith, host. Special guests Paul Winter, Judy Collins, Jamet Pittman, Jason Robert Brown, and David Briggs.
General admission seats are free and open to the public on the night of the show. Reserved seats are available now.
Hours: 7pm – 8:30pm
Location: 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street)
#23 House of Yes
Abstraction is reality. Surrealism is Truth.
Time is a construct …and the year is infinity.
Together we make sense of glamorous senseless and dress in the bizarre nonsense of the New Year.
Past and Future do not exist.
All we have is Realness. And Absurdity.
Be what you are. Do what you love.
Nothing can stop you, except yourself.
Enjoy New Year’s Even at the House of Yes, featuring: Live Art, AV Installations, Body Art & Beauty Bar, Chill Out Lounge, Psychedelic Psychics, Live Illusionists, Aerial Artistry, Real Magic and Fake Eyelashe.
Dress code: Fancy Fantasy & Obscure Overload, The True You, Psychedelic styles & Optical Illusions, LSD Excellence, Fullest Expression of your Surreal & Sexy Self, Gorgeous Gala & Alter Ego, Character Catastrophe, Mix and Match Magic, Trippy Shit, Art Pop Perfection.
House of Yes is a space for everyone to feel welcome. We have a zero-tolerance policy for harassment, unwanted touch, homophobic, transphobic, racist, sexist, ableist, or ageist behavior.
Hours: 9pm – 4am
Location: 2 Wyckoff Avenue, Bushwick, Brooklyn
#24 Cipriani 42nd Street
And still, in our Best Parties In New York For New Year’s Eve 2020, treat yourself to a New Year’s Eve night of unparalleled splendor at Times Square, NYC’s most sophisticated private event venue.
This elegant and white-hot soiree kicks off with a 6-hour premium open bar serving Cipriani’s delectable libations and continues with special complimentary amenities including passed hors d’oeuvres in early evening and festive NYE party favors.
Watch as this best-dressed crowd adorn themselves with the holiday spirit as they take a spin on Cipriani’s remarkable dance floor in the magnificent Grand Ballroom. To make sure this party sizzles, a live DJ will perform the most crowd-pleasing hits of Top 40, Hip Hop, House, and Dance.
As befits Cipriani’s luxurious reputation, guests may opt for special VIP tickets – like Ultra and Platinum VIP Packages – that offer exclusive amenities like table service, priority admission, reserved seating, and more.
You’ll feel like royalty when midnight rolls around and you join the gorgeous crowd in a captivating live count down. Raise your complimentary glass of Prosecco and toast to a grand New Year.
Bask in the magnificence of Cipriani 42 this New Year’s Eve. This NYC landmark was originally constructed as a bank in 1921 and has retained the sumptuousness of the interior ever since.
The breathtaking Grand Ballroom inspires awe in its towering 65’ ceiling, delicate chandeliers, and soaring marble columns. NYC’s jetsetters and most elegant partiers look to Cipriani’s as the opulent scene befitting the most NYC-exclusive events.
Originating in Italy as a name in haute cuisine and culture, Cipriani’s has since become an institution in luxury venues and this NYE, you can play like the most privileged NYC crowd with Cipriani’s resplendent NYE bash.
Hours: 9pm – 3am
Location: 110 East 42nd Street
#25 Zuma NYC
Cheers to new beginnings at Zuma for your New Year’s Eve 2020 dinner and soiree!
Reservations booked before 7:30pm may order from their a la carte menu or available omakase tasting menu options.
Reservations booked at or after 8pm may choose from a la carte menu or available omakase tasting menu options.
For reservations booked at or after 8pm, there will be a minimum spend per person $165 per person (not inclusive of tax or gratuity).
Hours: Multiple hours.
Location: 261 Madison Avenue
#26 Lot 45
A night of debauchery through celebration and music as we end one decade and welcome a new one. Come celebrate with them on this special night.
The music is going to be amazing and the vibes will be memorable.
They are only selling a limited amount of tickets for this event for a more intimate vibe.
Hours: 10pm – 4am
Location: 411 Troutman Street, Bushwick, Brooklyn
Photo Credit: Courtesy of venues, Noel Y. Calingasan, Nietodickens, Bryan Kwon and Hechler Photographers