Don winter whites for SushiSamba Rio's Réveillon, based on Brazil's annual ritual honoring Lemenja, Goddess of the Sea. You have an open bar and passed apps in the Sugarcane Lounge. Just be careful with the caviar, it stains so easily.
Top 5 New Year's Eve Parties
Navigating the treacherous waters of New Year's Eve is tricky business, so we tuned our very state-of-the-art, super-secret GPS (Great Party Selector) to Dec. 31. The results:
Five Courses at NoMI
If a diamond ring is burning a hole in your pocket, enlist the services of NoMI's proposal specialists to help relieve the situation. At the end of their New Year's Eve five-course meal, your beautiful diamond ring will be delivered atop a mini chocolate cake. Think of it as the icing on the icing.
Champagne toasts are fine, but there's nothing like a nice bath in the stuff. Start your night at the early jazz show at Pop's for Champagne's downstairs club, then head up for passed hors d'oeuvres, party favors and enough Piper-Heidsieck Champagne to fill a tub.
After Thursday, Bears kicker Robbie Gould is officially a hero. So we have confidence he'll pull one out on New Year's Eve, too. The black-tie event for his children's charity offers passed apps, an open bar and the inability to feel pressure.
Vertigo Party Hosted by UrbanDaddy
A rooftop ice luge delivering shots. Catsuited ladies making cocktails. Kobe sliders. Midnight Veuve. All that's left: You. Tell us why you and a friend need to party with us, and we'll get you in gratis. Make a really good case, we'll throw in a room at the Dana. Awaiting your response in 10, 9, 8...