A good New Year’s requires a good game plan. Which is why we’ve taken the liberty of providing you with
a good game plan. Ready... Step 1: Attend one of these parties. Step 2: Recover from the party at one of
these brunches. Not everything’s hard.
Bond, Two Ways
If Your Preferred Bond Is: Daniel Craig. Your Preferred Party Is: Casino Royale at Bergerac. Expect cocktail attire, an open bar and
dancing. If Your Preferred Bond Is: Sean Connery. Your Preferred Party Is: From SF with Love at Novela. Expect tuxedos, martinis and
There appear to be some recurring themes here.
EXCITING AND NEW
This One Could Get Interesting
We’re not sure if you were expecting a Love Boat–themed party where costumes are encouraged and
the drinks come with little umbrellas and everyone’s dancing around all free and wild like it’s the
early ’80s on the high seas, but you should learn to expect that pretty quickly.
SEE YOU IN EL
Midnight Tequila Toasting on a Rooftop
Rooftop parties. So nice. So scenic. So... cold. Which is why you should go to the one at El Techo.
They’ll have windscreens, heat lamps and a midnight tequila toast, all of which should keep things nice
and cozy up there. A date probably couldn’t hurt either.
Big Bands and a Champagne Bar in Napa
Then again, maybe getting out of town sounds like a better idea. Great. Here’s Napa’s 1313 Main with
live big band music, an open champagne bar, s’mores and a photo booth. You could probably also find some
wine if you dug around enough.
ALL KEYED UP
It’s a New Brunch, and You’ll Need It
January 1 is a time for new things. Like new brunches. Especially ones that include fried-chicken benedicts,
short rib hash and bottomless mimosas. And last all day long. Embrace the new.
“You’re Welcome.” —Breakfast Burgers
Hey, another all-day brunch. This time at Bluestem Brasserie. Convenient. Unless you can think of a way that
breakfast burgers topped with hash browns, sausage, bacon and fried eggs are not convenient. Looks like
we’re sticking with convenient.