Last-minute New Year's Eve Bar Guide

The best laid-back, budget bars to hit on New Year's Eve in your city.

Times Square NYE

New Year's Eve is all about getting dressed up and going out on the town. According to USA Today, “revelers are expected to party like it’s 1999,” shelling out big money like they haven’t in years. But what if you want to party like it’s 2011? What if you aren’t interested in spending outrageous amounts to get in with the “in” crowd at over-promoted events across the country?  What if you’ve got champagne beer taste and a beer budget?

Fear not! We’ve put together this last-minute New Year's Eve Bar Guide just for you! Each source will take you to a wondrous list with bar options that meet some or all of the laid-back, inexpensive, no reservation, dive criteria that you're looking for.  Even if it's hours before the countdown, we've got you covered.  



Boston No Cover NYE Bars

City's Best NYE without paying cover



Time Out Chicago New Year's Eve parties


Las Vegas

Las Vegas Weekly Hot Spots: New Year's Eve edition


Los Angeles

LA's Cool Countdowns



Examiner: Top ten places to go without breaking the bank


New Orleans

Bars making plans for New Year's Eve


New York

Village Voice NYE Survival Guide

Time Out New York best no-cover bars on NYE



NYE: You're Doin' It Wrong


Washington DC

Bar DC's NYE events