Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Eve on a Budget: Free admission & Low Cover Parties

Our next-to-last installment of our month-long series highlighting the best New Year's Eve parties in NYC...

New Year's Eve on a Budget:
Free admission & Low Cover Parties

While many places go all out for New Year's Eve, with lavish parties, and tickets for $100 or more, some places are just letting you enjoy their regular vibe with their regular customers, with no cover charge.

Here are a few New Year's Eve party options for those on a tight budget...

An Beal Bocht: 445 W. 238th St. (Waldo Ave.) Riverdale, Bronx
Bar Coastal: 1495 First Ave. (78th St.)
Bar 43: 43-06 43rd St. (43rd Ave.) Sunnyside, NY
Beckett's: 81 Pearl St. (Stone St.)
Blaggard's Pub: 8 W. 38th St. (between 5th & 6th Ave.)
Blind Pig: 233 E. 14th St. (between 2nd & 3rd Ave.)
The Brazen Head: 228 Atlantic Ave. (bet. Court St. & Boerum Pl.) Bk
Common Ground: 206 Avenue A (between 12th & 13th St.)
The Crowe's Nest: 1804 Second Ave. (between 93rd & 94th St.)
Doc Holliday's: 141 Avenue A (9th St.)
David Copperfield's: 1394 York Ave. (74th St.)
The Dubliner 45 Stone St. (bet. Coenties Alley & Mill Lane)
Fat Annie's Truck Stop: 131 W. 33rd St. (bet. Sixth & Seventh Ave.)
Firefly: 54 Spring St. (bet. Lafayette & Mulberry)
The Hog Pit: 37 W. 26th St. (between Broadway & 6th Ave.)
Hop Devil Grill: 129 St. Marks Place (between First Ave. & Ave. A)
Joshua Tree: 513 Third Ave. (between 34th & 35th St.)
Lansdowne Road: 599 Tenth Ave. (between 43rd & 44th St.)
Mercury Bar 493 Third Ave. (between 33rd & 34th St.)
Merrion Square: 1840 Second Ave. (95th St.)
Mustang Harry's: 352 Seventh Ave. (between 29th & 30th St.)
Nevada Smith's: 74 Third Ave. (between 11th & 12th St.)
Patrick Kavanagh's: 497 3rd Ave.
Puck Fair: 298 Lafayette St. (bet. Houston & Prince)
Rogue: 757 Sixth Ave. (between 25th & 26th St.)
Ship of Fools: 1590 Second Ave. (between 82nd & 83rd St.)
Three of Cups: 83 First Ave. (E. 5th St.)
Ulysses': 95 Pearl St./58 Stone St.

And here are some with a low cover charge ($20 or less)
New Year's Eve with a Low Cover Charge:
Dempsey's Pub: 61 Second Ave. (between 3rd & 4th St.)
Low cover charge will include first drink
Gatsby's: 53 Spring St. (bet. Lafayette & Mulberry St.)
$10 includes 1st drink
The Half Pint: 76 W. 3rd St. (Thompson St.)
$20 at the door includes one free drink

Smith's Bar: 701 Eighth Ave. (44th St.)
cover is on a sliding scale as the night goes on