Nightlife

New Year’s Parties and Brunches

For the Night of and the Morning After

We see you, 2016. And we realize it’s our job to make sure that when you look real quickly at us 2015 humans, we look like we’re going to be a handful for you. Enter these hard-going revelries. We’re coming for you, ’16.

The Rooftop in Town Right Now
THE SKY

The Rooftop in Town Right Now

You’ll see: Very many attractive New Yorkers wearing black, dancing near pools, pool decks and panoramic views of the entire Manhattan skyline.
You’ll consume: Cocktails and champagne. Cocktails and champagne.

Taking It Easy at Porchlight
THE EARTH

Taking It Easy at Porchlight

You’ll see: ’20s and ’30s jazz, a tarot card reader, acrobats and a lot of restaurant-industry folks.
You’ll consume: Any or all of 10 cocktails at the open bar, fortified by crawfish pies and smoked cheddar biscuits.

Dec 31, 9pm-2am, $175, Porchlight, 271 11th Ave (at 28th), 212-981-6188

A Full Skypod Above Times Square
THE CLICHÉ SUBVERSION

A Full Skypod Above Times Square

You’ll see: The madness of Times Square and a close-up view of the ball drop from your own private pod (for up to 20). You’re in it but not of it.
You’ll consume: Anything from Charlie Palmer at the Knickerbocker.

Running Genuine Liquorette for the Night
THE WHOLE DAMN PLACE

Running Genuine Liquorette for the Night

You’ll see: A retro basement bar full of only you, your friends and liquor, with which you can do whatever you like.
You’ll consume: Unlimited drinks and food (award-winning mini burgers, lobster rolls, etc.), all topped off with a champagne or Tecate toast at midnight.

No Clothes Allowed
THE SEXY ONE

No Clothes Allowed

You’ll see: A low-key circus-type vibe where everyone is wearing their own interpretation of pajamas.
You’ll consume: Open-bar infused cocktails, brick-oven pizzas and the requisite champagne toast.

Dec 31, 10pm-2am, $130, Bar Cyrk, 88 Thomas St (between W Broadway and Hudson), 212-321-2975, tickets here

The Great Comedown
THE BRUNCH

The Great Comedown

You’ll see: A nice, quiet, relaxing, classic Midtown hotel space with low, soft light and people who will speak to you slowly and softly.
You’ll consume: The Recovery Brunch—brie-stuffed french toast with berry compote and an entire custom Bloody Mary bar.

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