With the New Year quickly approaching, it’s time to think about your plans to celebrate it in one of the best cities in the world. For 2015, we have an exciting list of ways to make your night unforgettable. Feel like watching the ball drop live but don’t want to be overwhelmed by the crowds? We have a great option for you. Or what about partying at one of New York City’s most exclusive clubs? Here’s our list of the best New Year’s parties of 2015.
Sons of Essex
133 Essex St.
Manhattan, NY 10002
Looking to party with a young, sexy crowd? Head over to Sons of Essex for an old school night of partying. Known for its excellent food, since 2011, Sons of Essex on the Lower East Side has been throwing a New Year’s Eve fiesta to remember. Just $79 gets you in the door with five hours of premium open bar, party favors, champagne toast and a live DJ. There’s a full menu available throughout the night to help soak up that alcohol.
21 9th Ave.
New York, NY 10014
For New Year’s Eve 2015, celebrate at the trendy Meatpacking District’s Catch restaurant. Enjoy views of Lower Manhattan on its exclusive rooftop lounge. Starting at $119, delight in premium open bar from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., live DJ music from Friendly Greg, stationed food from 9 to 11 p.m., free coat check, party favors, champagne toast and more. The ultra sleek interior has been graced by A-list celebrities like Brad Pitt, Common and Miranda Kerr, to name a few.
AVA Lounge at the Dream Hotel
210 W. 55th St.
New York, NY 10019
AVA Lounge has one of the best places to watch the ball drop from a rooftop at a reasonable price in Times Square. Located on Broadway and 55th Street, AVA Lounge has direct views of the ball drop. For $179, along with the stunning views of Time Square, you get seven hours of premium open bar, passed appetizers, champagne toast, party favors and more.
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16 Main St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Celebrate the New Year like it’s the 1920s in Paris. Galapagos will be commemorating New Year’s Eve with its fabulous “Paris in the 1920s”-themed party. Expect two hours of burlesque and trapeze performances, followed by a hot dance party. Buy your ticket early as this event is usually sold out. Dress the part for the Roaring 1920s or as if you are attending one of Gatsby’s infamous parties. Doors open at 8 p.m., live show at 10 p.m. and dancing from midnight until 4 a.m. Tickets start at $125.
New York, NY 10013
Bring in the New Year at the ultra-lux Capitale. Constructed in 1893 in Beaux Arts architecture, this majestic edifice is a masterpiece of famed architect Stanford White. Dress to impress attending this enormous 40,000-square-foot, multi-level, multi-room space which includes two ballrooms and three private VIP rooms, ideal for partygoers looking to celebrate New Year’s Eve in style. Starting at $99, enjoy six hours of premium open bar, a full buffet menu, live DJ performance, glitz and glam.
Ayanna Barton is a freelance writer covering all things New York. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.