As the clock strikes midnight on December 31st, millions of people around the world turn their attention to New York City for one of the biggest celebrations of the year. The Big Apple is one of the most festive places to ring in the new year. To ensure a night you won’t soon forget, here are six spectacular New Year’s Eve celebrations taking place throughout NYC that should be on everyone’s list.
New Year’s Even in New York City
Celebrate the New Year in style at GG Tokyo’s exclusive limited-capacity event. Enjoy a night of luxurious indulgence with a selection of champagne and spirits, hors d’oeuvres for the first hour, and a live DJ to help you ring in 2023. Tarlant Champagne and Botanist Gin are sponsors of this glittering soiree, and tickets can be purchased through Tock for $175 per person. Delight in Japanese-inspired dishes served for sharing, accompanied by signature cocktails crafted with a unique twist by Beverage Director Ivan Papic. From 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., GG Tokyo will host the perfect start to your New Year’s celebration.
Ring in the new year at Casa TuLuM. Enjoy a festive night out with a three-course tasting menu that highlights the restaurant’s focus on seafood and coastal fare. At midnight, a complimentary glass of champagne will be served to ring in the new year, along with party favors and live music from a DJ spinning Latin and other genres. The prix fixe menu crafted by chef Rodrigo Abrajan features luxury items like Caviar Sope, Lobster Ceviche and Pescado Verde alongside classic Mexican dishes like Pato Con Mole and Nopalitos. Dessert lovers should save room for Chocolate Lava Cake for an indulgent finish to their evening. Reservations can be made online here.
The Paris Cafe
This New Year’s Eve, The Paris Cafe will be an unforgettable experience. Guests can enjoy a sumptuous dinner party with open bar access and live entertainment. The evening includes special performances from a DJ, saxophonist, magicians, dancers and plenty of champagne to go around. This historical hotspot has seen the likes of iconic celebrities such as Thomas Edison and Teddy Roosevelt, so this New Year’s Eve will be a night like no other—one of luxury and glamour that’s sure to leave lasting memories in the minds of its guests. Tickets can be purchased online here and range from general admission at $220 to VIP tables for 12 at $3000.
Welcome in 2023 with a bang at Ethyl’s in Williamsburg. This vintage dance bar and performance space is the perfect way to kick off your New Year! Step into the 1970s-inspired atmosphere featuring inventive cocktails, delicious eats, live entertainment and famous go-go girls. Not to mention music curated by DJ Tommy James, FiDolla’ Burgers, hats, noisemakers and party favors for all guests. As midnight strikes, watch the Times Square ball drop on the big screen—it’s sure to be a night you won’t forget! Tickets are $15 at the door, and the party starts at 8 p.m.
On New Year’s Eve, Sweetbriar is the place to be. Set within a Michelin-recognized restaurant, Executive Chef Bryce Shuman has a remarkable five-course meal that will take diners on an exciting culinary journey. With seatings from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and prices at $250 per person, guests have the opportunity to experience delicious live-fire cooking that includes a menu of selections like Scallop with Celery and Black Truffle, Scottish Langoustine with Head Sauce and Rutabaga, and Roasted Foie Gras with Ham Hocks and Pickled Black Garlic. An extensive Champagne list and optional wine pairings are also available for those looking for more festive beverages. Reservations can be made online at Resy.
Beat the Bomb
This New Year’s Eve at Beat the Bomb, you can experience a unique gaming journey like no other. You’ll enjoy an exhilarating night of immersive entertainment and interactive fun in Brooklyn as you traverse through five interactive rooms outfitted with exciting tech gadgets like touch screens, motion cameras, RFID readers, and projectors. Dressed in protective gear, you will dodge lasers and complete various challenges as you progress through each room to ultimately beat the bomb! Not only is this an unforgettable gaming experience that will get your heart racing, but there is also champagne to be enjoyed and colorful paint bombs that will make for some truly awesome photographs.