Deer Tick at Brooklyn Bowl
Where: 61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn; (718) 963-3369
Rock in the New Year with Deer Tick and friends J. Roddy Walston and The Business, Dead Confederate, and Virgin Forest at Brooklyn's favorite bowling venue. If you're like most New Yorkers, you've already been Googling Brooklyn Bowl to see what's happening on the year's biggest party night, so purchase tickets in advance before the show sells out.
Masquerade Party at Huckleberry Bar
Where: 588 Grand Street, Brooklyn; (718) 218-8555
When: All night
Price: No cover, complimentary hors d'oeuvres
Head down to mixologist haven, Huckleberry Bar, for their fifth annual New Year's Eve Masquerade Party, where partygoers can dance away while enjoying complimentary hors d'oeuvres passed out throughout the night. Weather permitting, their lovely backyard garden will be open with heat lamps. Masks strongly encouraged.
Apocalypse Now: Dinner at Vinegar Hill House
Where: 72 Hudson Avenue, Brooklyn; (718) 522-1018
When: Make reservations for times starting at 5PM
2012, end of the world? We're betting on no, but in the case such an event takes place, the folks at Vinegar Hill House would like to prepare you for the Rapture with three zombie themed prix fixe menus which also include a champagne toast at midnight.
Where: North 6th Street (exact location to be disclosed upon purchase)
Underground bingo fanatics are getting ready for a raucous New Year's Eve, as one the city's favorite subterranean parties plans to take over an entire Brooklyn building with DJ's and live music. As per usual, location details won't be released till you purchase tickets.
Bridge Walk into the New Year
Where: Meet at McDonald's on 160 Broadway
Price: $40 in advance, $50 at door
History buffs, gather round for another New York Talks and Walks tour guide that will take you around City Hall and across the Brooklyn Bridge, peppering in wonderful facts about Lower Manhattan. Enjoy the city's annual fireworks while outdoors as well!
NYE On Top of The Standard
Where: 444 W. 13th Street; (212) 645-7600
Price: Tickets start at $250
Debbie Harry and Chris Stein of Blondie will be gracing the top of The Standard Hotel for a special show, while guests dance and drink the night away.
Dinner at The Smith
Where: East Village location, 55 Third Avenue; (212) 420-9800 - Midtown location, 956 Second Avenue; (212) 644-2700
When: Starts 10PM; Open bar till 1AM
The Smith will be opening its doors for a lively three-course meal and open bar to help celebrate the New Year. Diners will also enjoy party favors and a champagne toast.
Beauty Bar New Year's
Where: 231 E. 14th Street
Price: $40 open bar
Ring in the New Year at Beauty Bar, where DJ's will be playing to an open bar packed with revelers decked out in complimentary party favors. Be ready to raise your glass for a midnight toast!
Dig Deeper: Soul at The Bell House
Where: 149 7th Street, Brooklyn; (718) 643-6510
Price: $45 in advance, $50 at door
This New Year's Eve, get your dancing shoes ready because The Bell House will be hosting a "double-header of epic proportions" packed with soul music from Lee Fields & the Expressions and Sugar Pie DeSanto.