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NYC New Year’s Party and Brunch Guide

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, and if you haven’t got a plan in place, you might be behind. Never fear—we’ve put together a list of the top parties that still have tickets available and, of course, the best brunches for your Jan. 1 hangover.

New Year’s Eve Bashes and Dinners

Dances of Vice
Want your New Year’s served up with a side of vice? Dances of Vice is hosting a burlesque Speakeasy party, called Demimonde, at the Downtown Association in Manhattan. All four floors of the venue will be taken over with live bands and exotic performances. We can’t wait. Tickets are $85 per person or $250 per person for a table. Get them here. 60 Pine Street, New York.

Tao Downtown
Say goodbye to 2017 in style at TAO Downtown. This Meatpacking District hotspot is serving up a special New Year’s dinner menu for $250 featuring decadent dishes like dragon tail spare ribs, glazed salmon, octopus salad, sushi, and much more. TAO’s festive New Year’s bash will also feature party favors and a complimentary glass of champagne at midnight. Get more information here. 92 9th Ave. New York.

Hudson’s at Pier 81
If you’re tired of traditional NYE parties, head to Hudson’s at Pier 81. Forget about crowded clubs and the overwhelming scene in Times Square and instead opt to ring in the New Year with fireworks in the middle of the Manhattan Harbor. You’ll have a great view of the Statue of Liberty, plus there will be a live DJ and an open bar. Get more information here. W. 41st St and 12th Ave.

Moxy Times Square
If you don’t want to worry about schlepping home a night of partying this NYE, book a stay at Moxy Times Square. There are various packages available — starting at $339 — and include features like a special NYE dinner, open bar at Bar Moxy, and more. Get more information here. 485 7th Ave.

The Revival 2018 at Mr. Purple
For an New York skyline view that can’t be beat, head to Mr. Purple to enjoy 360 degree views of the city, plus light bites and a champagne toast at midnight. We love this bar, and this party is sure to be a hit. Get more information here. 180 Orchard St.

Mexican New Year at Bodega Negra
Mexican food lovers, head to Bodega Negra this NYE. Enjoy a $125 pre-fixe menu featuring classic Mexican dishes like enchiladas, carnes asada, and scallop ceviche, plus cocktails. There will also be a DJ, a livestream of the ball drop, and a toast to the new year with a complimentary glass of champagne. Get more information here. 355 W. 16th St.

The Stanton Social’s New Year’s Eve Bash
The Stanton Social’s New Year’s Eve Bash features two floors of fun. On the first floor, enjoy a four-course pre-fixe menu for $165, which includes party favors and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. On the second floor, there will be a cocktail soiree featuring party favors, light passed food, a four-hour open bar and a champagne toast for $125. Get more information here. 99 Stanton St.

Beauty & Essex
You’ll have to dress to impress at Beauty & Essex’s Old Hollywood themed party. Your $250 ticket gets you access to a four-hour open bar, delicious food, and a midnight champagne toast. Get more information here. 146 Essex St.

Jazz Night at Vaucluse
For an extra fancy NYE, check out Jazz night at Vaucluse. Treat yourself to live jazz on the Upper East Side, plus a four-course pre-fixe dinner or a six-course tasting menu with additional wine pairings. There will also be a special $100 three-course menu available for kids. As if that wasn’t enough, truffles and caviar will also available! Prix-fixes starting at $199. Get more information here. 100 E 63rd St.

Party Packages at Kingside
Start your NYE off with dinner at Kingside, where you can indulge in delicious dishes like pan seared scallops and spiced moulard duck before heading upstairs to finish the night off at The Roof. While at The Roof, you can enjoy a spectacular view of the fireworks, passed appetizers from 10 p.m. until midnight, and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Get more information here. 124 W 57th St.

Haven Rooftop
At Haven Rooftop, you have the excitement of being in Times Square minus the stress of dealing with the crowd because you’ll be situated floors above the madness. Watch the confetti cannons go off at midnight while enjoying an optional $115 prix fixe dinner. There will also be two bars serving up tasty drinks and a DJ. Get more information here. 132 W. 47 St.

Air’s Champagne Parlour
Join the new and buzzworthy champagne bar, Air’s Champagne Parlour, for an all-you-can-drink bubble bash for the ages: the Right to Party New Year’s Eve party. Expect a crazy collection of Champagne, oysters, cheese, caviar, and music to dance the night away. Tickets are $95. 127 Macdougal Street, (212) 420-4777

High Street on Hudson
Ring in the New Year at High Street on Hudson. The restaurant is serving up a four-course dinner with complimentary sparkling wine for New Year’s Eve. It’s $75 per person. Make reservations here. 637 Hudson Street, New York.


Celebrate the new year with Empellón! The Midtown restaurant is offering a chef-selected tasting menu, and its sister restaurant Empellón Taqueria is hosting a fun and festive evening a la carte. You could go either way, and each will be a great time. Get more information here. 

Tender is also serving up a can’t-miss four-course prix fixe dinner, which includes a bottle of prosecco per couple. Some menu items include tuna tartare, surf and turf, and crème brulee. Make reservations here. 132 W. 47 Street, New York.

New Year’s Day Brunches

Need some serious hair of the dog on New Year’s Day? We recommend the ultimate bottomless-drinks and endless-food brunch at Maya in the Upper East Side. The Mexican restaurant by Richard Sandoval serves up a $49 all-you-can-eat-and-drink brunch that’s sure to please your group of friends, no matter what state they’re in. Read our review here.

Chelsea’s modern Indian spot, aRoqa, will offer the city’s most spiced-up New Year’s brunch, pairing Western ingredients and Indian cooking. Plus, on New Year’s Day, pear Bellinis and mimosas will be just $5. There are plenty of menu standouts here, but for hangover carbo-loading, the Bread Bar offers aRoqa’s signature kulchas – stuffed breads with a variety of fillings – along with Pav, an Indian slider from Mumbai in goat and vegetarian versions. Make reservations here. 206 9th Ave.

This classic brunch go-to is open and serving up eggs every day, including New Year’s Day. We love Bubby’s for its warm, friendly atmosphere—perfect for a rough New Year’s morning. Not to mention, the baked goods are out of this world. Exactly what you need. Read our review here.

City Winery
City Winery is hosting a Swingin’ New Year’s Day Brunch featuring Paul Shapiro’s Ribs & Brisket Revue. Tickets are only $15, and the menu includes eggs, latkes, fruit salad, and a smoked salmon platter, among other goodies. Head there to keep the New Year’s party going with live music. Get tickets here.

St Regis Hotel
January 1 is National Bloody Mary Day, and what better place to celebrate the occassion than the birthplace of the Bloody Mary—The King Cole Bar at the St. Regis Hotel. Head there if you want to keep your pinky out this New Year’s Day, and enjoy one of the classic Bloody Marys over brunch. Get more information here. 

Sunday in Brooklyn
One of our favorite brunches, and perpetually on our “brunch must” list, Sunday in Brooklyn is the place to go for New Year’s Day brunch. Get those malted pancakes and a delicious cocktail early, too—the restaurant opens at 8:30 on New Year’s Day. So, early birds beat the crowds. Read our review here.

Dos Caminos New Year’s Day Hangover Brunch
On Monday, January 1st, cure your hangover and start 2018 off right with bottomless brunch at any Dos Caminos location. From 11:30am – 4:00pm, enjoy unlimited Frozen Margaritas, Bloody Mary’s, Mimosas, Sangrias, Screwdrivers or Sparkling Wine for $18 (for two hours, with purchase of a brunch entrée). For reservations, go here.

Miss Lilly’s
New York’s favorite Jamacian restaurants will be serving up New Year’s brunch with plenty of music and spiked rum cocktails. Not to mention their fresh pressed juices, which will make any New Year’s hangover go away. Read our review here.

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Bitch Biz: Maya and Dances of Vice partner with Bitches Who Brunch. While this article was written independently, we do receive compensation from the companies. 

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