Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Year's Eve in Times Square

#81 - #102 in our month-long series highlighting the best New Year's Eve parties in NYC...

We all know that Times Square is the epicenter of New Year's Eve, not just in New York, but all over the world. In addition to the millions that will flock to Times Square, countless millions more will watch it on TV from whatever party they are at. Most New Yorkers I know do not want to go anywhere near Times Square on New Year's Eve, but for those that do, here are a bunch of options for you:

Times Square All Access Pass
Introducing the Times Square All Access Pass.
Created by fellow partygoers to enhance your New Years Eve experience, the pass literally gets you in everywhere (almost). With access to over 10 venues around the Times Square area, use this pass to party and play with family and friends in the warmth of a bar, lounge, or restaurant with complimentary liquor and music.
Times Square All Access Pass Holders will receive:
* A traveling party at different locations through the night.
* 8 hours of Times Square Open Bar (6pm - 2am) - 10 Different Atmospheres
* Admission to multiple venues in Times Square (a value of over $1,000)
* Free After Hours admission (multiple venues throughout the city to keep the party going until 9am)
* Champagne toast at midnight
* Party Favors
* The freedom to walk from one party to the next all night long

Access to the following open bars in Times Square::
- Bourbon Street - 46th St. btw 8th Ave. *
- Hawaiian Tropic Zone - 49th & 7th Ave. **
- TGI Fridays - 50th & 7th Ave. **
- House of Brews - 46th St. btw 8th Ave. *
- Broadway Comedy Bar (Private Room) - 53rd btw 8th & 9th Ave. *
- Times Square Art Center - 8th Ave. bet. 42nd & 43rd St. ( 1 block West of Ball Drop Zone)
- Divine Bar - 236 West 54th Street btw Broadway & 8th Ave *
- Utsav - 46th St. btw 6th & 7th Ave - 1/2 Block from center of Times Square *
- Mars 2112 - 51st & Broadway **
- Ava Penthouse (at Dream Hotel) - 210 W 55th Street **

* Venues located 1 block east or 1 block west of the Ball Drop Zone.
** Venues located within the ball drop zone
Tickets range from $235 to $325, depending on you starting point,
and can be purchased on-line
New Year' Eve at The China Club, Eden & Opera
The legendary China Club has morphed into three separate venues,
but will be The China Club once more for this special New Year's Eve event

Cocktail / Semi-Formal Attire
Hosted by Danielle Staub
2 Live DJ's Spinning a mix of Hip Hop, Dance, Rock, Top-40 & '80s
6 Hour Top-Shelf Open Bar (9PM - 3AM)
Champagne Toast at Midnight
VIP Tables Available
Party Favors
Live Broadcast of Ball Drop On Projection Screen

Purchase tickets on-line
General Admission:
China Club: $125
Opera: $125
Eden Rooftop: $195

The China Club
268 W. 47th St. (Between Broadway & 8th Ave.)
New York, NY
New Year's Eve on Eighth Ave.
Close enough to the mayhem, without being directly in it...

New Year's Eve at Latitude:
$90 admission includes:
4 hour open bar
w/passed hors d'oeuvres
Party favors
Champagne toast at midnight
3 floors
and DJ playing party hits
Purchase tickets online
783 Eighth Ave.
(between 47th & 48th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 245-3034
New Year's Eve at Social

$90 admission includes:
open bar 10pm - 2am
w/passed hors d'oeuvres
Champagne toast at midnight
Party favors
DJ playing all night long
Purchase tickets online:
795 Eighth Ave.
(between 48th & 49th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 459-0643
New Year's Eve at Smith Bar
No advance tickets, just a cover at the door
Cover will be on a sliding scale as the night goes on
Smith's Bar
701 Eighth Ave. (44th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 246-3268

New Year's Eve at The Mean Fiddler
Two floors off DJs
24 Hours license.

Your ticket gains you entry passed the police barrier and entry to the top of 47 St. to watch the ball drop. Tickets must be collected the day before event. We advise everyone to give themselves two hours to get to destination as security will be very tight and streets closed from 3pm.

3 Party Options:
Option 1
$100 ticket for New Years Eve from 7pm to 12am.
Price includes 5 hour open bar (all premium liquor, beer, wine, etc,)
Buffet party favors and champagne toast at 12:00

Option 2
$120 ticket Reserved seating which guarantees seating.
5 hour open bar from 7pm to 12am. (all premium liquor, beer, wine, etc.)
Buffet party favors and champagne toast at 12:00

Option 3
$30 admission after 12.00

The Mean Fiddler
266 W. 47th St.
(bet. Broadway & Eighth Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 354-2950

New Year's Eve at St. Andrew's
Thursday, December 31, 2009

$150 plus tax + gratuity per person
Includes Dinner (App, Entrée, Dessert, Tea/coffee)
Open Bar from 7pm - 1am
Champagne toast at midnight
DJ playing all night
Party Favors
Call for reservations
St. Andrew's
140 W. 46th St.
(between 6th & 7th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 840-8413

St. Andrew's has a new sister bar in the neighborhood:
Recently opened in St. Andrew's former 44th St. location, The Long Room
has provided an access pass to its guests for New Year's Eve:

The Long Room
120 W. 44th St. (between 6th & 7th Ave.)
New York, NY
212 997-3933

New Year's Eve at Bourbon Street
General Admission: $175
Purchase tickets on-line
* (12) Hours of New Year's Eve Extravaganze (8pm - 8am)
* (6) Hours of Premium Open Bar (8pm - 2am)
* Canjun Inspired Passed Hors d'oeuvres
* Champagne Toast at Midnight
* Watch the Ball Drop LIVE from LCDs located throughout the venue
* Party Favors
Bourbon Street
346 W. 46th St.
(between 8th & 9th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 245-2030
Purchase tickets on-line
New Year's Eve at Pig n Whistle
A cool Irish bar right in the thick of it.

Pig n Whistle

165 W. 47th St.
(between 6th & 7th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 302-0112

New Year's Eve at The Crest
General Admission: $125
Purchase tickets on-line
* 6 Hour Open Bar 9pm - 3am
* Midnight Champagne Toast
* Televised broadcast of Time's Square ball drop and live NYE countdown
* Featuring a World-Renowned DJ
* Festive Party Favors
* Complimentary Admission to The Official NYE 2010 After Party at TOUCH (240 West 52nd Street) starting at 2AM. A $35 value, free with your The Crest ticket stub!
* Come early and help reduce wait time
* Coat Check (provided by and responsibility of venue - additional charge)
The Crest
268 W 47th St. (Eighth Ave.)
New York, NY
Purchase tickets on-line
Thursday, December 31, 2009 Chuck Berry's New Year's Eve at B.B. King's
Spend New Year's Eve with the legendary Chuck Berry
The man credited with inventing the rock guitar sound, Berry's many hits include "Roll Over, Beethoven!" and "Johnny B. Goode." In 1986, Chuck became the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's first inductee
2 shows: 8pm & 11pm
Tickets: $98 - $120
Join for free and get tickets for half price*
*All offers expire in advance of the show.
Check availability
B.B. King's
237 W. 42nd St. (Times Square)
New York, NY
(212) 997-4144

New Year's Eve at Mars 2112
General Admission : $155
6hour of premium open bar from 9pm - 3am
2 hours of buffet style food with multiple stations served from 9pm - 11pm
NYE Party Favors
Champagne Toast at Midnight
Purchase tickets on-line
Mars 2112
1633 Broadway (51st St.)
New York, NY

New Year's Eve at Dave & Buster's
We just learned that New Year's Eve at Dave & Buster's is sold out

Dave & Buster's
234 W 42nd St.
(between 7th & 8th Ave.)
New York, NY

and a little further down the road...
New Year's Eve 2010 at Espace
General admission: $110
Purchase tickets on-line
* 6 Hour Open Bar (9:00pm – 3:00am)
* DJ Price Spinning All Your Favorite Hits throughout the Night
* Stationed Hors d’oeuvres
* Champagne Toast at Midnight
* Live Countdown of Ball Drop from Times Square
* Party Favors
* VIP Tables Available
635 W 42nd St. (between 11th & 12th Ave.)
New York, NY
Purchase tickets on-line

Previously featured...
New Year's Eve at Club Cheetah
New Year's Eve at The House of Brews
New Year's Eve with Black 47 at Connolly's
New Year's Eve with The Itinerants at Hurley's Saloon

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