New Year’s Eve in New York City can be a magical night if you go to the right parties. We didn’t want you to spend your hard-earned dollars on something mediocre, so here is our guide to the hottest spots for ringing in 2012. Dress up, kick on your sparkly shoes? and paint the town sequin at these fashionable fetes.
Le Bain presents DFA Records New Year’s Eve Party at The Standard. Featuring DJ sets by Holy Ghost!, Jacques Renault, Tim Sweeney and Justin Miller, this is bound to be sold out very soon, so buy your tickets here quickly. If a little Blondie strikes your fancy, head up to the top of The Standard for a black tie affair.
Party it up at your favorite place for rooftop drinks, the Hudson Hotel, with access to the Hudson Bar, Hudson Hall and, for VIPs, the Library. Tickets can be purchased here.
The Chelsea Loft and Joonbug present a swanky 4-floor event for hipsters and A-listers featuring a premium open bar, mini buffet, midnight champagne toast and three dancefloors. Rumor has it fireworks can be seen from the loft rooftop. Buy tickets here.
The Ace Hotel
Grab a late dinner at The Breslin or John Dory Oyster Bar? and mosey on over to the NYE bash at the Ace Hotel featuring DJ Huggy Bear, Andy Rourke of The Smiths, East Village Radio and a special guest DJ. RVSP to Rachel@TheBreslin.com or 646.214.5764.
Meatpacking All Access Party Pass
One party is pricey enough on NYE, so why not pay one price to party hop around Meatpacking District? The pass gives you access to Abe and Arthur’s, Kiss & Fly, RdV, SL, Snap, STK and Tenjune. Each venue will have top shelf open bar, live DJs, NYE party favors, hors d’oeuvres and a champagne toast at midnight. Tickets are $250 and can be purchased here.
The annual black & white ball is a sure place for a celeb sighting, especially with sounds by Ted Gushue, Vikas and Julian Ungano. There will be a premium open bar and guests are required to wear a mask. Booze and mysterious masked strangers should be enough reason to go. RSVP to NewYearsEve@SohoGrand.com.
If you’re in the Meatpacking District, stop by Dream Downtown with three rooms of musical bliss spun by DJ Reach and The Knocks. This high-profile venue has hosted Marc Jacobs and the New York Food & Wine Festival. Toast with complimentary champagne and raise your pinky to 2012. Advanced ticket sales only here.