After the hustle and bustle of Christmas, I tend to prefer a quiet time for New Year’s Eve. However, if you want to be out and about and in the thick of it, here are some suggestions to start your year with a bang!
WHEN THE CLOCK STRIKES MIDNIGHT:
Join your sweetheart and raise your glasses, because when the clock strikes midnight Ivy Bar & Grill will be holding a champagne toast to ring in the New Year. Starting at 10:00PM guests can indulge their palettes on passed hors d’oeuvres and a four hour premium open bar. To set the scene, a DJ will be spinning tracks in the background until 4:00AM. With the gorgeous sprawling bar, burning candles and decorative lanterns, Ivy’s interior is a cozy haven that will ensure your night is nothing short of exceptional.
Location: 944 8th Avenue (at 56th Street).
Tickets: $115 purchased in advance, $125 purchased at the door.
For more information, please visit: www.ivybarnyc.com.
FIT FOR A GENTLEMAN:
With a reputation for providing a debonair dining experience and the finest quality steak, Bobby Van’s Steakhouses have become something of a New York City institution. Make this New Year’s Eve special at Bobby Van’s West 50th Street location with an à la carte meal that harkens back to the good old days of white table cloths and refined service. Sure to impress the gentleman in your life, gift certificates can be purchased online or at your nearest Bobby Van’s location.
Location: 135 West 50th Street.
To place a reservation, please call 212.957.5050.
For more information, please visit: www.bobbyvans.com
THE COORDINATES FOR A NEW YEAR’S EVE EXTRAVAGANZA:
For those seeking a New Year’s Eve extravaganza to cap off this year, join Latitude Bar & Grill for passed hors d’oeuvres, a four hour premium open bar and an endless amount of merriment. Positioned on the 3rd floor, the DJ will keep guests entertained and dancing until 4:00AM. For a more exclusive experience, head to the Executive Lounge, where large leather arm chairs, low tables, and soft lighting provides the perfect atmosphere to chat or snuggle up before the Champagne Toast at midnight.
Location: 783 8th Avenue (between 47th & 48th streets).
Tickets: $200 if purchased before December 15, $250 if purchased after Dec. 15.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: http://latitude-bar.ticketleap.com/nye-2014-at-latitude/
IN THE HEART OF THE ACTION:
Steps away from the heart of the action at Times Square, Social Bar & Grill offers guests a New Year’s Eve celebration like none other. In keeping with their motto “Enter as strangers, leave as friends,” Social will keep the atmosphere alive with a DJ spinning until 4:00AM, premium open bar, and passed hors d’oeuvres. Friends new and old will have a special champagne toast at midnight to ring in the New Year with high spirits. This three-story venue boasts sprawling wood bars, sophisticated leather seating, and decorative light fixtures that harken a traditional bar feeling while creating a flawless backdrop for a fun and memorable night out.
Location: 795 8th Avenue (between 48th & 49th streets).
Tickets: $150 per person.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: http://new-years-eve-2010.ticketleap.com/nye2014social/
A CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR’S FOR THE ELITE CROWD:
Known for its star-studded clientele, B & Co. has drawn the attention of New York’s elite party crowd for some of this season’s hottest holiday soirées. B & Co. has lined up impressive New Year’s Eve festivities that will spare no expense when it comes to providing guests with the very finest in dining and entertainment. To ring in the New Year like never before, guests can choose from specialties on the dining menu before moving to the dance floor where a DJ will be spinning tracks until the early hours.
Location: 14 East 58th Street.
For more information and to make a reservation, please visit: BandCoNYC.com or call: 212.838.3200.