Last Minute New Year’s Eve Plans In New York City
Looking for a low-key New Year’s Eve? Forgot to reserve a table or buy a ticket? Do not worry! Many not-so-exclusive events are happening across the city on Saturday, December 31 for an unforgettable last night of the year. Here’s to celebrating.
Down & Out
No cover, retro atmosphere and a “champagne toast” will help revelers at the newly opened Down & Out party in the East Village. Starting at 4 p.m., walk-ins are welcome for cocktails (priced at $14-$16) and seafood from an expansive sustainable raw bar. Nosh on Jonah Crab Claws, served with house-made fresh horseradish aioli and cocktail sauce; a blue crab sandwich; Salad Niçoise and preserved seafood while a DJ spins until 2am
TLK is the perfect place for a festive yet healthy meal with dishes such as Tuna Crudo with pandan-cured hibiscus, jalapeno and pickled onions; Spicy Chili Ho Fun Noodles with baby bok choy, carrots, mushrooms and sugar snap peas (tofu or other protein can be added); and Market Fish with yellow curry, almonds, peanuts, sesame seeds, fresh herbs and coconut rice. The cocktails also use only gluten-free spirits. A DJ will play New Year’s Eve and there will be a free champagne toast at midnight, no cover.
Spend New Year’s Eve at New York’s new and only Singaporean food hall, with unlimited drinks and food. From 8pm – 1am, enjoy an open bar with unlimited fizzy cocktails, beer, wine and rail, plus food from over 15 vendors including Malay, Peranakan, Chinese, Indian cuisines and more. There will be space to sit, relax and dance to a DJ, plus a ball drop broadcast on multiple screens. The countdown will take place every hour to celebrate the New Year around the world. Tickets start at $107 on Eventbrite.
Loreley Beer Garden
This LES New Year’s Masquerade celebration includes happy hour from 5pm – 10pm, a complimentary champagne toast at midnight with the ball drop and no cover all night. They will be handing out masquerade masks from 8pm, but guests who bring their own mask get a free beer. The full menu will be available a la carte throughout the night. Guests can enjoy festive drinks like Boozy Bourbon Black & White Hot Chocolate with toasted marshmallows; Eggnog spiked with whipped cream and caramel; Hot Bourbon Apple Cider; Mint Nitro Martini with a candy cane; Hot gluhwein, winter sangria, seasonal craft beers and hot toddies in a Winter Wonderland decked out in the ultimate in holiday lights and decor both indoors and outdoors in the heated beer garden. Reservations are recommended, but walk-ins are accepted.
The Gugu Room
A la carte dinner will be available from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (last reservation at 8:45 PM), including new menu items such as Bone Marrow Red Wine Mechado Slow Cooked Beef Short Ribs red and tomato sauce served with bone marrow and jasmine rice; Yuzu Beef Sinigang a traditional Filipino soup made with tamarind and served with daikon, eggplant, bok choy, rice; along with their signature Filipino dishes like Sisig Pork, Chicken or Cod; and Kare-Kare Peanut Butter or Short Rib Kare-Kare; as well as Liempo (pork belly) skewers, grilled Isaw (pork intestine with sesame soy vinegar); Spicy chicken teriyaki with togarashi and more to fuel a night of dancing. Starting at 9 p.m., guests can join Gugu Room’s New Year’s Eve party with a champagne toast at midnight to ring in the New Year – $20 cover charge includes toast and music.
This modern Lower East Side Korean restaurant will be hosting a New Year’s Eve party from 10pm – 1pm. Tickets are available at Resy for $35 which includes general admission, DJ, Karaoke and a glass of champagne to toast!
Want a quiet New Year’s Eve? This world-famous ramen house offers guests unique solo dining booths (partitions can be removed for guests to enjoy the company of loved ones) so you can gorge yourself piece by piece. ICHIRAN Tonkotsu juice is created with filtered water and pork bones, using specific technology and extraction methods. It’s iconic, delicious and doesn’t require crowds. The Midtown and Brooklyn locations will be open on New Year’s Eve.
This cozy restaurant with pleasant decor makes it easy to while away the time over good food, good wine and friendly conversation. Ring in the New Year with specials including duck breast in cherry sauce with red cabbage and snow peas ($37) and grilled lamb chops with a side of artichoke, fennel and porcini mushrooms ($35).