With the New Year almost upon us, it’s about time to start figuring out your plans for the big day. New Year’s Eve in NYC never disappoints, especially when you go to the right places. This year, forget Times Square and check out these other great events.
How to Spend New Year’s Eve in NYC & Queens
1. The Fat Black Pussycat
This Greenwich Village mainstay will be hosting one of New York City’s biggest and best New Year’s Eve parties. For just $20, you can gain full access to two floors and four rooms, including their luxurious Moroccan Lounge.
The Fat Black Pussycat will have two DJs playing the very best in hip-hop, dance, ‘80s, ‘90s, classics and current hits. There will be free party favors and a champagne toast when the ball drops, which you can conveniently watch on one of 15 TVs.
There are also VIP and bottle service packages available. Tickets can be for purchased here.
2. Il Toscano Ristorante
For an authentic Italian experience, ring in the new year with dinner at Il Toscano Ristorante in Douglaston. This old-school Northern Italian eatery will be cooking up some of their usual favorites like:
- Arrugula & Endive Salad
- Calamari Fritti
- Penne Rigate Alla Gianni
- Dijon Crusted Rack of Lamb
- Miso Glazed Chilean Sea Bass
Make sure to call ahead or reserve online to guarantee yourself a table.
3. Tanner Smith’s
For a grand New Year’s Eve experience, check out The Manhattan Masquerade at Tanner Smith’s in Midtown.
From 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., you can enjoy a premium open bar, hors d’oeuvres and a complimentary champagne toast when the clock strikes 12. DJ KSeniya will be on the turntables all night long. Admission is $130 per person but discounts are available for large groups. All you need to bring is a mask. Just be sure to make arrangements ahead of time.
4. Uncle Jack’s Steakhouse
Head out to Bayside, Queens, this December 31 to celebrate the New Year at Uncle Jack’s Steakhouse. Dining room seating will be available from 10 p.m. to 12:05 a.m. at $50 per person. You can partake in their premium open bar, unlimited hors d’oeuvres, free champagne toast and complimentary party favors.
5. Webster Hall
The East Village will be alive on December 31 when Webster Hall hosts their annual New Year’s Eve Ball 2017. There’s almost nothing this party won’t have, including:
- Over 100,000 balloons
- An open bar from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
- 8 of New York City’s Best DJ’s
- An LED wall to watch the ball drop
- Awe-inspiring aerial performances
- Fire displays
- Complimentary champagne toast
- Party favors
The New Year’s Ball is typically one of the year’s biggest parties. Make sure you reserve your space by buying one of their many ticket types in advance.
What are some of your favorite ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in NYC?