The 17 Best New Year’s Eve Events in NYC

Celebrate the dawn of 2022 at the hottest restaurants, hotels, and spots with parties and soirées galore.

Graduate Roosevelt
Graduate Roosevelt | Photo by Steve Freihon
Graduate Roosevelt | Photo by Steve Freihon

We don’t need to remind you that last year’s New Year’s Eve festivities were forgettable, to put it lightly. So if you’re looking to make this year’s twice as memorable to make up for that, we don’t blame you.

Luckily, many venues have rolled out proverbial (and literal) red carpets for this year’s events in anticipation of all of us who are really ready to bid 2021 adieu. Whether you’re looking for rooftop soirees, masquerade balls, or just an awesome dive bar, we’ve found a party for every type of reveler. Read on for 17 actually cool things to do on New Year’s Eve in NYC—and with COVID cases in NYC currently increasing again, please have your mask handy and get your booster if you haven’t already.

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Arlo SoHo
Arlo SoHo

Celebrate at three different venues at one hotel

Arlo Soho
10 pm-2 am
Soho
For their NYE celebration, the boutique hotel is commandeering multiple floors. Revelers have full rein at craft cocktail bar, Foxtail, A.R.T. SoHo on the rooftop, and The Courtyard at Lindens where entertainment will range from live DJs to dancers to a top-shelf open bar. And, if you want to make sure you’re well-fed before counting down to midnight, on-site restaurant Lindens is offering a seven-course tasting menu with dishes like lamb rack and squash ravioli for $128 a person.
Cost: Tickets from $150

Avant Gardner
Avant Gardner

Stay up all night (and day) at this extra-long party

Avant Gardner x The Cityfox Experience
9 PM until 11:59 PM on January 1
East Williamsburg
We recommend you chug more than a few cold brews before this party: The Cityfox Odyssey is not just a New Year’s Eve party, but New Year’s Day as well. The festivities will last a whopping 27 hours and feature DJ sets from big names in house and techno like RÜFÜS DU SOL, Solomun, and Ame. All in, the marathon event will span three stages and 14 acts.
Cost: Tickets from $169.44

Bandits
Photo courtesy of Bandits

Channel your inner disco star

Bandits
Dinner from 5 pm-10 pm; party from 10 pm-2 am
West Village
Bust out your sequins for this new-school dive bar’s party, whose theme is All That Glitters is Gold. Guests are invited to dress up in 1970s fashion for the event, which includes a three-course, prix-fixe dinner featuring new takes on diner classics; plus an after party featuring an open bar and a champagne toast at midnight. If you level up and book a table, you’ll be treated to a bottle of champagne and a three-tier seafood tower.
Cost: Dinner from $75; party tickets from $150

The Beekman, A Thompson Hotel
The Beekman, A Thompson Hotel

Watch a balloon drop from nine stories up

The Beekman Hotel
8 pm
Financial District
This downtown hotel is offering revelers a few different ways to celebrate: you can start with a five-course tasting menu either at Tom Colicchio’s Temple Court, or The Bar Room at the Beekman; or purchase a ticket simply for the party. Highlights include a live performance from the High & Mighty Brass Band, a champagne toast, and a balloon drop from the top of the hotel’s famed, nine-story atrium.
Cost: Tickets from $160.73

Classic Harbor Line
Photo by Dennis Cahlo/Photo courtesy of Classic Harbor Line

Ring in the new year with waterside views

Classic Harbor Line
10 pm
Chelsea Piers
Take to the seas this New Year’s Eve with a decadent cruise around the city on one of Classic Harbor Line’s 1920s-inspired yachts. The 2.5 hours-long journey includes a five-glass flight of champagne, cheeses, dessert, and live music; not to mention stunning views of lower Manhattan at night. You’ll also have a perfect sightline of the city’s fireworks, which burst right at midnight.
Cost: Tickets from $238

FANDI MATA - Restaurant Bar Lounge Mezcaleria
FANDI MATA - Restaurant Bar Lounge Mezcaleria

Dress up in costume for this “Raging ‘20s”-themed party

Fandi Mata
8:30 pm-4 am
Williamsburg
This Mediterranean-influenced restaurant and lounge is making up for last year’s bummer of a New Year’s Eve with a “Raging 20s” themed event. What does that mean for the dress code? According to Fandi Mata, it’s “funky and spunky, slinky and sexy, feathery not pleathery, foxy and full of moxy.” So, there you go. The event will include a four-course dinner at 9 pm, followed by a disco DJ set by NASH x JOEE IRWIN and plenty of dancing.
Cost: Tickets from $300

Fotografiska New York
Fotografiska New York

Dine at a beloved restaurant open for one night only

Fotografiska
9 pm
Flatiron
This photography museum is known for its exhibits that both delight and confound, so we expect nothing less from its NYE celebrations. The space will offer quite a few different events, including a masquerade fete at the sultry Chapel Bar, a dance party in The Loft with live DJ sets from DJ Jennifly, and, perhaps most exciting for food lovers, the return of Veronika for one night only, complete with live music from Grammy-nominated JC Hopkins and his 10-piece band.
Cost: Tickets from $350

Public Hotels
Public Hotels

Show off your sexy side at this invite-only affair

House of X
7 pm
Lower East Side
This club inside the Public Hotel will make you work for entrance to their NYE party, which is provocatively dubbed Foreplay. What can you expect if you make it in? Specifics remain a mystery, but the club gives hints by saying it’s a “celebration of sexual energy, connection, consent, and everything in between.” In order to snag an invite, hopefuls will need to email House of X with—among other things—what your sensual energy is in three words.
Cost: Price upon request

Iridium
Flickr/Tim Carter

Sing along with a Grammy award-winning performer

Iridium
10:30 pm
Midtown West
This newly reopened jazz, rock, and blues club is celebrating the arrival of 2022 with performances from the legendary Macy Gray. Revelers will be treated to a prix-fixe menu with an open bar, and—crucially—an escort to walk them to Times Square to watch the famed ball drop.
Cost: Tickets from $395

Bring your mask for this rooftop party

JIMMY at ModernHaus SoHo
9 pm-2 am
Soho
Perched high on the 18th floor, this bar and lounge offers stunning views of downtown Manhattan, plus a toasty fireplace indoors to ward off winter chills. For their NYE event, the venue is hosting a masquerade, complete with a premium open bar and passed canapes, and a champagne toast at midnight.
Cost: Tickets from $250

Graduate Roosevelt Island
Photo by Noah Fecks

Escape the madness of the five boroughs for a night

Panorama Room at Graduate Roosevelt Island
9 pm-12 am
Roosevelt Island
If you’re on the hunt for a NYE party that’s far from the madness of Times Square, head to this rooftop bar on the 18th floor of the Graduate Hotel. Not only does the venue have 360-degree views of Manhattan, the party will feature a three-hour open bar, passed hors d’oeuvres, live DJ performances, and a champagne toast.
Cost: Tickets from $200

Peak NYC
Peak NYC

Conquer your fear of heights before the new year

Peak Restaurant and The Edge NYC
8:30 pm
Hudson Yards
Ring in the new year with one of the best views of the city when you celebrate at either Peak or The Edge in Hudson Yards. The latter is the highest outdoor skydeck in the Western Hemisphere; their NYE party includes champagne, a live DJ, and, of course, spectacular photo opps of the fireworks. If you’d rather dine on the 101st floor, you can indulge in Peak’s four-course prix-fixe, which includes caviar, foie gras, and Maine Lobster, plus plenty of champagne at midnight.
Cost: Dinner from $200 per person; The Edge tickets from $150

The Seaport
The Seaport

Visit one of NYC’s newest and sleekest bars

Pearl Alley
9 pm
South Street Seaport
One of NYC’s most impressive new watering holes is this airy spot in the revamped Pier 17. And if you haven’t had an opportunity to check it out yet, NYE is an ideal time: Dante’s Winter House is hosting a masquerade ball. Tickets include access to a four-hour open bar with festive cocktails mixed by Dante’s famed bartenders, plus live DJ performances, and party favors.
Cost: Tickets from $200

The Peninsula New York
The Peninsula New York

Take a time machine to Studio 54

The Peninsula Hotel
10 pm-2 am
Midtown West
This swanky hotel is hosting a suitably elegant rooftop affair for NYE: Salon de Ning, their heated rooftop bar 23 stories up, will be transformed into famed club Studio 54 for the night. Guests are invited to dress in black tie as they indulge in a raw bar, specialty cocktails, and 70s-themed disco music with a live DJ. And for a slightly more low-key event, the hotel will also be serving a five-course dinner (with a caviar bar!) at their restaurant, Clement; live music and dancing will stretch on long past midnight.
Cost: Rooftop party tickets from $750

Russian Tea Room
Russian Tea Room

Enjoy a performance from Broadway stars while you eat caviar

The Russian Tea Room
8:30 pm-12 am
Midtown West
For an “only in NYC” experience, head to this venerated restaurant, where guests will be serenaded by Broadway stars from Hamilton and Phantom of the Opera while they dine on a four-course meal. And this isn’t any ordinary prix-fixe: dinner includes lavish touches like Siberian Osetra caviar, wagyu-truffle carpaccio, and foie gras. Don’t leave without tasting the restaurant’s selection of vodka: the depth of the menu is legendary.
Cost: $750 per person

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt
SUMMIT One Vanderbilt | Photo by Mary Kang

Dance and drink to 2022 from 1,000 feet up

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt
9 pm
Midtown East
Celebrate 2022 from 1,000 feet in the air when you book a ticket to this party at one of NYC’s newest high-altitude attractions. Partygoers will be treated to a live performance by Jacqueline B. Arnold and cast members of the Tony Award winning 2021 Best Musical: Moulin Rouge, signature cocktails, music from live DJs, and champagne. Plus, AIR at Night, the venue’s immersive sound and light display, will be counting down to midnight with a specially created lightshow.
Cost: Tickets from $250

The Times Square EDITION
The Times Square EDITION | Photo by Nikolas Koenig

Watch the ball drop from a VIP perch

The Times Square EDITION
7 pm-2 am
Times Square
If you’re looking to go big or home this NYE, we can suggest nothing better than the over-the-top festivities at this buzzy hotel. Their party, taking place at EDITION’s terrace and outdoor gardens, includes a five-hour open bar, a five-course tasting menu by award-winning chef John Fraser (with wine pairings from famed beverage director Amy Racine), live music, and VIP access to the viewing of the Time Square ball drop. The fete keeps going even after midnight, with an after party at 701West including a two-hour open bar.
Cost: Tickets from $3,000

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Juliet Izon is a contributor for Thrillist.