It’s almost New Year’s Eve and you still don’t have plans! Your friends aren’t throwing their killer party this year, no one really feels like making an effort, and you want to avoid Manhattan on New Year’s at all costs because, well, you’re not a masochist. That’s a very smart choice, because right here in Brooklyn, there are so many New Year’s parties to choose from, there’s no excuse to miss out. From affordable prix fixe meals to dance parties galore, karaoke to uh, meditation, there’s a Brooklyn New Year’s Eve party for everyone. Plus don’t forget this is the first year we steal Manhattan’s ball drop thunder with our own Coney Island version. Take that, Seacrest!
Brooklyn Raga Massive Regal New Year’s Eve Bash
Art Cafe, 884 Pacific Street
4pm-5pm, $10: Raga Kids Sing-along family party (with classic raga-inspired songs)
6pm-3am, $20: Regal Raga Marathon.
From 6-10:30, enjoy sets of classical Indian music from Bansi Wizard Eric Fraser (6pm), Tabla Rumble with Sameer Gupta and Dan Weiss (7:30pm), and Jugal Bandhi Madness with Samarth Nagarkar and Jay Gandhi (9pm). At 10:30, jam to the sounds of the BRM All-Star Party Band, then beginning at midnight, a play-til-you-drop jam session. Bring your instrument and/or get ready to dance!
Baby’s NYE 2015 “It’s About Time”
Baby’s All Right, 146 Broadway
General Admission $40/GA with Watch $99.99
General admission gets you in for the night, but admission plus the purchase of $59.99 watch (only 100 available!) gets you in, plus free admission to Baby’s All Right shows for 2015. Dance, baby, all night to the sounds of Mykki Blanco, Mr. Twin Sister, Perfect Pussy, Ricky Eat Acid, Ronald Paris (Aaron Maine of Porches), Sunflower Bean, James K, Dubbel Dutch, DJ Mr. Uno, and Chances with Wolves (playing in front, all night long).
New Year’s Eve at Battery Harris
Battery Harris, 64 Frost Street
Dinner seatings at 6:30pm or 8:30pm
Prix Fixe: $60 in advance (first 20 tickets)/$70 at the door
Open bar: $75
Prix Fixe + open bar: $125
The prix fixe fee includes a four course dinner (menu ) and glass of champagne and the open bar will be in service 10pm-1am. Eat, drink, and then dance like crazy with DJ Michna spinning until 4am.
Beast of Bourbon New Year’s
710 Myrtle Avenue
Foxes Costmetics, No Front Teeth Records, and A Dandy in Aspic Present: and performances by The Bowery Boys, The Rewd Ones, and The Rew and Who Show Special Edition. Beast of Bourbon also boasts great BBQ, 43 draught beers, and over 200 whiskys. Since the event is FREE, you can save your money for the drinks, and eat until you’re covered in barbecue sauce.
The Rub NYE 2015
The Bell House, 149 7th Street
The Rub’s New Year’s dance party features headliners DJ Ayres and DJ Eleven, as well as Still Life, Mawkus, and Prince Klassen. Check out last year’s New Year’s to pre-game for this year’s jams.
Bembe NYE 2015
Bember, 81 South 6th Street
With Nappy G spinning the likes of salsa and reggae all night long and Claude Gomis on live percussion, this is sure to be one hell of a dance party. $25 at the door with reduced admission after midnight. The cover includes open bar from 8:30-10pm and a free glass of champagne to toast 2015 at midnight.
Black Swan New Year’s
Black Swan, 1048 Bedford Avenue
From 10pm-1am, enjoy unlimited champagne and beer for $20.15, or just pay for drinks as you go. Also enjoy your favourite British treats — What would New Year’s be without a fried chocolate bar to accompany your glass of champagne?
NYE Afterparty with Washed Out
Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue
NYE After Party DJ sets from Washed Out and Josh Kolenik of Small Black. Advance tickets are sold out, but you could be among the lucky few to snag one of the limited tickets available at the door. First come, first served.
Machinedrum and Friends NYE 2015
Brooklyn Night Bazaar, 165 Banker Street
Machinedrum and Friends’ NYE Party only has tickets remaining in a few price brackets. Grab general admission to Tier III ($50) or Final Tier ($60), or one of the Friends With Benefits perk packages that includes expedited entry, access to the Friends With Benefits Lounge, and four drink tickets, Tier II ($75) or Final Tier ($85). Machinedrum is on board to play a three hour set, with supporting acts DJ Spinn + Taso, DJ Earl, Dave Q, Mess Kid, Tripletrain, and Dan Wender + Blacky II, also featuring The Junxion, Crystal Fragments (an installation by Julia Sinelnikova), Decor + Art Installations (by A Tiny Light), plus surprise guests.
New Year’s Eve 2015
Cameo Gallery, 93 North 6th Street
With the sounds of Morgan Geist (Storm Queen/Metro Area), the funk of Midnight Magic, the awesome of Pat Mahoney from LCD Soundsystem, Jee Day, Dave Harrington and Friends, Motion Studies, and Evan Michael, this party of eclectic sounds has something for everybody.
New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Coney Island
Steeplechase Pavilion, West 16th Street and the boardwalk
9pm, Fireworks 12am
Why pack yourself in at Times Square for a ball drop, unable to move or pee, when you could see the inaugural New Year’s party at Coney Island? Festivities begin at 9 with music, performances, giveaways, and 8,000 LEDs on the Parachute Jump counting down to 2015. The fireworks spectacular begins at midnight!
Happy Fun Cry Karaoke
The Diamond, 43 Franklin Street
Never fear if you missed Part I; it’s The Diamond’s Karaoke Happy Fun Cry New Year’s Eve Part II! Half off your first drink and a free midnight toast to anyone dressed in party attire. Karaoke emceed by Will “Dick” Clark and your bartenders for the evening will be Baby Gaby and Sarah Knockout. Sing the hits of 2014 or whatever you damn well wish, but please, no Auld Lang Syne, mmkay? No one likes that shit.
NYE Future Old School
Friends and Lovers, 641 Classon Avenue
You want to go to a New Year’s Eve dance party, but you don’t want it to be a production where you have to dress fancy. And you want some classic hip hop, but also some some trap and some dancehall. Also an open bar for a little while would be nice. Well Friends and Lovers has your back, with a dance party featuring no dress code, all the music to vibe to you could want and an open bar from 9pm to 10pm.
New Year’s Eve Party
Freddy’s 627 5th Avenue
Live funk and soul music and dance party, featuring Chick Rhodes the Silver Fox backed by Jimmy Hill and members of the Fred Thomas Trio. Additional surprise musical acts have been promised, as well as free champagne at midnight.
No Ordinary NYE, with Peaking Lights
The Good Room, 98 Meserole Avenue
$50 in advance/$60 at the door
French Kiss presents No Ordinary Monkey with a 2-hour performance by Peaking Lights. Phyllis McKoy Joubert and the Joubert Singers will perform Stand on the World at midnight, followed by a set by DJ Christine Renee. Open bar 10-12 with complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
Glitterballnyc NYE 2015
The Graham, 151 Meserole Street
$30 ($15 after 4am)
Join Glitterballnyc for a New Year’s Eve filled with house music and disco. DJs include Willie Burns, Tom Noble, Dan Selzer, Soul 2 Seoul, Facets, and Ex Ex Ex. Cover includes champagne toast at midnight, but $30 bottles of champagne will also be available for purchase, and there will be shot specials all night long.
New Year’s Eve 2015
The Grand Victory, 245 Grand Street
Rock and roll into the new year with an all-local lineup: The Flies (8:30pm), Pale Moon Gang (9:30pm), The Everyothers (10:30pm), The Nuclears (11:30pm), and Briana Layon and the Boys (12:30am). Hosted by Nightlife icon Astro Erle, there will also be DJ sets from Twig the Wonderkid and James David. PBR open bar 8-9pm and complimentary champagne toast when the clock strikes 12.
New Year’s Eve 2015
Greenwood Park, 555 7th Avenue
No cover, surprise guest DJ, and complimentary champagne toast when the ball drops. Don’t forget the 60 beers on tap, bocce courts and indoor fireplace!
Hunter’s New Year’s Bash
213 Smith Street
Fee includes three course prix fixe menu, a welcome cocktail, and champagne toast at midnight.
The Shivering Brigades 4th Annual New Year’s Eve Ball
Kings County Saloon, 1 Knickerbocker Avenue
It’s the Shivering Brigade’s Fourth Annual New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball! Costumes and masks strongly encouraged, and really, why bother attending a masquerade ball without one?
New Year’s Eve 2014
The Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Avenue
Spend your New Year’s Eve with !!!, Prince Rama, and Cakes Da Killa. Ticket price also includes champagne toast at midnight.
Soulful New Year’s Eve Party
Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street
$45 in advance/$50 at the door
It’s all about soul. Dig Deeper presents: Joshie Jo Armstead backed by the Brooklyn Rhythm Band, and Lonnie Lester, also backed by the Brooklyn Rhythm Band. DJs of the evening will be DJ Mr. Robinson and DJ Honky. Free midnight champagne toasts for all!
F#*k That $h!t Again! NYE the Sequel
Mary’s Bar, 708 5th Avenue
FTS was a huge hit last year, and now it’s back for more of whatever 2014 has to throw at it in its final hours. If your 2014 truly sucked, or you know someone whose 2014 truly sucked, submit your ballot of things you wanna kiss off by 9pm New Year’s Eve. The reading of runner-up ballots begins at 10pm, and anyone whose ballot is read wins a free shot. Second and third place winners receive a bottle of champagne, and the first place winner gets a $50 bar tab, so get those ballots in! If your 2014 really sucked and you don’t win anything, don’t worry, there’s a free glass of champagne with your name on it come midnight.
A Roaring 1920’s New Year’s Eve Celebration
Milk & Roses Bistro, 1110 Manhattan Avenue
Enjoy A Roaring 1920’s New Year’s Eve Celebration complete with live jazz music, complimentary canapes, themed cocktails, and midnight Prosecco toast. The Times Square ball drop will be televised, and 4-hour open bar passes are available to purchase for $125.
New Year’s Eve at No. 7 North
No. 7 North, 931 Manhattan Avenue
The champagne toast at midnight is free, and everything is super dirt cheap: $2 fried chicken, $3 broccoli tacos, $4 for one taco and one piece of fried chicken, $3 Taiwan beer, $7 pick-a-borough cocktails, and boilermaker specials all night. Ring in the new year without emptying your wallet at this recently-opened (September) offshoot of N0. 7 Sub.
Dienasty Presents PARIS
One Last Shag, 348 Franklin Avenue
Dienasty presents Paris, with music from Pictureplane, Sparber, Dick Owens, JX Cannon, and special guests. As one event ad asks us to do, let’s all take a moment to imagine the American dream as a rich bitch slumber party…
New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball
Passenger Bar, 229 Roebling Street
We’re gonna want 2015 to be a different year, so why not kick it off by pretending to be a different person? Passenger Bar will help you do that with their masquerade ball, featuring go go dancer Anna Copa Cabana, a DJ set and visuals from B.A. Miale and a champagne toast at midnight. Bring your own mask, or buy one in advance along with a glass of champagne for $10.
Project Parlor, 742 Myrtle Avenue
GetSummered presents the sounds of Jason Dirtyboogie Rivera, DJ Big Vic, and Edward Askew. There’s a free champagne toast at midnight, but $30 bottles of Prosecco available to purchase all night. Get those bottles poppin’!
New Year’s Eve Fireworks at Grand Army Plaza
Grand Army Plaza
The party starts with hot chocolate to sip while enjoying live entertainment and ends with a fireworks display to herald the new year. The best locations to view the fireworks from are Grand Army Plaza, inside the park on West Drive, and along Prospect Park West between Grand Army Plaza and 9th Street.
New Year’s Eve with The Rad Trads
Radegast Hall & Biergarten, 113 North 3rd Street
NYC horn band The Rad Trads welcome 2015 with a show at Radegast Hall. Raise a toast with your steins and party with these animals. Prost!
New Year’s Eve 2015 – Back to the Future
The Rock Shop, 249 4th Avenue
The theme is Back to the Future with DJs Nixie and Alan. Ticket cost not only includes music and dancing all night, but free food and midnight champagne toast, too.
New Year’s Eve Flamingo Formal
Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club, 514 Union Street
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at The Royal Palms’ Flamingo Formal! FREE shuffleboard challenge courts, FREE pink champagne at midnight, FREE dance party, and other FREE flamingo-y surprises, we’re told. If FREE is not your jam, book a private shuffleboard court for your entourage , and check out the cabana premium open bar party options.
New Year’s Eve at South 4th Bar
South 4th Bar, 90 South 4th Street
Join South 4th for a specialty cocktail menu and drink specials served by bartenders Olivia and Zach. Free champagne toast at midnight, and then you might as well stick around because on January 1, South 4th is hosting a $5 make-your-own Bloody Mary bar. You may have to leave for a few hours while they close, but don’t go too far; you’ll be needing that hair of the dog to get through the day.
Old School Funk and Soul NYE
415 Myrtle Avenue
Splitty is throwing an old school funk and soul dance party, and you’re all invited. DJ Brian Sears will be at the helm playing all vinyl, all night. There will also be drink specials and of course, a free champagne toast at midnight, just for surviving 2014.
Tiki Disco New Year’s Eve
Sugar Hill Supperclub, 609 DeKalb Avenue
Dark Disco presents Tiki Disco NYE, a disco you’ll never forget (or never remember, depending on how Tiki Disco usually goes).
New Year’s Eve at Threes Brewing
Threes Brewing 333 Douglass Street
There’s no cover for the NYE bash, but $60 (or $95 for food plus drinks) gets you a three course prix fixe dinner brought to you by The Meat Hook, Threes Brewing’s current chefs in residency. Dinner seatings are at 6pm and 8:30 pm. If you’d rather just party, enjoy the no cover festivities, which include snacks from The Meat Hook, drink specials, midnight toast, photo booth, a DJ, and all night dancing.
New Year’s Eve at Trophy
Trophy Bar, 351 Broadway
DJs Brendan and Bianca control the scene at Trophy Bar on New Year’s Eve. Come and dance like no one’s watching, because they probably aren’t.
15 for 2015: A Flashback New Year’s Eve
Union Hall, 702 Union Street
$5 at the door
Steve Reynolds (of The Bell House’s Party Like It’s 1999 fame) presents 15 for 2015: A Flashback New Year’s Eve, 1989-2004. Because let’s face it, those were probably the greatest years in music history, and who doesn’t want to ring in 2015 to the sounds of New Kids on the Block?
A Very Special New Year’s Eve with Vince Anderson and the Love Choir
Union Pool, 484 Union Avenue
Doors 9:30pm/Show 11pm (Second set 1am)
Get a little spirituality in your New Year’s by celebrating at Union Pool with Reverend Vince Anderson and the Love Choir, DJ Bluntmaster, DJ Ryan Sawyer, and surprise special guests.
A Peaceful New Year
444 Atlantic Avenue
$30 (free for members)
Refreshments will be served 9:30pm-11pm with meditation and celebration to follow 11pm-12:30am. Begin 2015 with a peaceful mind, ready to commit to positive resolutions. All are welcome, Buddhist or other. After a brief talk at 11pm, teacher Kadam Matthew will offer a guided meditation geared toward resolutions and dedication to world peace.
Purple Rain New Year’s Eve Dance Party
Videology, 308 Bedford Avenue
Because everyone’s dream is to party with Prince, but few will reach that goal, spend your New Year’s at Videology’s Purple Rain New Year’s Eve Dance Party — it’s the next best thing! The cinematic masterpiece that is Purple Rain will screen at 9:30 and be followed by a dance party of hits from the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s. Yes, there will be Prince-themed cocktails, so wear your best purple velvet suit and get ready to party like it’s 1999. Music will be courtesy of DJ DDB, DJ Daddy Hands, and more.