Your Perks: exclusive VIP access to a massive New Year’s Eve blowout at Mondrian, with unlimited drinks, dancing and burlesque. (It’s not New Year’s without tassels.) You’re also getting a custom suit to start off the year right, and a cocktails-and-chocolate-fondue date on a rooftop for $60. It’s a time-tested combination.
Welcome to New Year’s Rockin’ Weekend.
Rooftop Dancing in Chelsea
Things you need on New Year’s Eve: dancing, a spectacular view. Things you don’t really need: birds. Things you’re getting atop Americano: all that (yes, including the birds). There’ll be music from Ana Matronic (of Scissor Sisters) and a “live avian art installation.” In 2014, birds are gonna be huge.
Three Monster Parties at the Dream
Maybe you’ve heard of Macklemore. Dude from Seattle. Raps. Funny haircut. Anyway, he’s hosting a rager all over the Dream Downtown—PH-D, the Gallery and Below the Dream. He’ll be traveling through each space while you dance and champagne it up. And that’s what work is for him.
Sushi and Schoolhouse Karaoke
One last great sushi meal for 2013: that’s what’s going on here. You’ll do a seven-course tasting menu washed down with bubbly and then make your way downstairs to karaoke on into 2014. Good thing you’ve been brushing up on your “1999.”
If NYE Were a Swingers Party
You may not be an expert in all things, but you know damn well that you need to be a part of anything that involves “disco daiquiris.” And that’s what you’ll be fueling yourself with at ’70s-y bar Golden Cadillac. Go home with someone with feathered hair.
Champagne and Caviar Above Brooklyn
If you can both end and start a year with caviar and blini in one hand and a nice glass of grower champagne in the other, all while staring out at a panoramic view of Manhattan, then... success. It’ll happen at the Ides. As long as you don’t mind multitasking.
Just a Real Comfortable Place to Drink
Blue Moon Roofing, David Byrne and Comedy
Flaky Biscuits and Cocktails in Astoria
Dimly Lit Cocktailery in the Bowery
A Glorious Place for Glorious Clothes
Cocktailing and Cubano-ing in Harlem