By: Caroline De Tino
Lower Manhattan is ringing 2019 in style and you’re invited. We’ve got everything you want to party – tasty food and drinks, great music to dance to, photo booths and oh yes, fireworks. Check out what’s happening down here on New Year’s Eve and find the party for you.
Stone Street Tavern’s New Year’s Eve Party 2019
52 Stone Street | 7p-3a
Head to one of the city’s oldest streets to celebrate the new year. Stone Street Tavern’s New Year’s Eve party features a five-hour open bar, the restaurant’s popular Spanakopita and beef burger sliders, as well as a champagne toast when the clock strikes midnight. DJs will be in the house all night spinning Top 40, House and Hip Hop hits. Tickets start at $89.
Drop the Ball at W New York – Downtown
8 Albany Street | 9p-1a
The dance floor takes center stage at the W New York’s Drop the Ball celebration. This fun-filled event soundtracked with include live music, a four-hour open bar and unlimited eats for an hour. There will also be party favors and a midnight champagne toast. Don’t forget to stop by the photo booth! Tickets start at $125.
New Year’s Eve at Pier A
22 Battery Pl | 9p-2a
Looking to ring in the New Year with the Statue of Liberty? Head to Pier A for an evening of great entertainment and sweeping views of the harbor and the New Year’s firework show taking place over Lady Liberty. The restaurant will feature live DJs, flashy light shows, dancers and other memorable entertainment. Pier A is the perfect spot to ring in the New Year while enjoying the view of the fireworks show that will take place over the Statue of Liberty. Revelers get a five hour open bar that features New Years inspired cocktails, champagne, hors d’oeuvres and access to a late night pizza and dessert bar. Tickets start at $140.
The Bar Room at The Beekman Hotel
5 Beekman Street | 9p
Close out 2018 at The Beekman Hotel’s Bar Room. There will be hors d’oeuvres, specialty cocktails, a live band and a champagne toast and ballroom drop at midnight. General admission (seating not guaranteed) costs $175. Seated tickets cost $395.
Temple Court New Year’s Eve
5 Beekman Street | 9p
Celebrate the new year by traveling back in time at Tom Colicchio’s Temple Court. The restaurant is offering an evening of luxurious dining and dancing. In what we can only imagine will be your first Gueridon service, your food will be cooked, finished or presented on movable trolleys. The experience is harkens to a bygone era in New York history that Temple Court celebrates. Seating is at 9p and costs $325 per person. The ticket includes all food and beverage offerings plus admission to the Bar Room.
Alley Cat Amateur Theatre Black Tie/Fetish Masquerade Ball
5 Beekman Street | 9:30p-12:30a
The Alley Cat brings the Theater District to Lower Manhattan on New Year’s Eve. The subterranean bar will feature a live DJ, Burlesque performances and music from the Sterling Strings. Black tie formal or fetish attire is required. Tickets start at $250.
New Year’s Skating at Winterland
Pier 17 | 6p-1a
Skate your way into the new year at Pier 17’s Winterland. There will be on-site drink specials and amazing views of the city skyline and Brooklyn Bridge. Skate for as long as you like and enjoy food and drink available at the rooftop’s winter-themed bars and restaurants The Veuve Clicquot VIP Package costs $40 and gets a glass of Brut champagne at midnight.
Brooklyn Bridge Walk into the New Year
160 Broadway | 10:30p
Looking for a unique way to start the new year? How about with a glass of champagne while standing over the East River? Take a 90-minute walking tour of the City Hall area that ends on the Brooklyn Bridge as the clock strikes twelve. It’s the perfect spot to catch the fireworks in Central Park, Staten Island, Brooklyn and New Jersey. The tour is multilingual. Tickets start at $50; children 18 and under cost $25.
Party Like an Italian at Mezzanotte: Eataly NYC Downtown
4 World Trade Center | 9p-12:30a
Addio 2018 and Ciao 2019. Start the New Year Italian style at Eataly. Their Mezzanote event will feature a feast of pizza and pasta, paired with Italian wines and specialty cocktails. As 2019 approaches, live entertainment will soundtrack the feast. Cap the evening with desserts that will include panettone, pandoro and tiramisu. Tickets cost $150.
NYE at Beaubourg at Le District
Zeut Alors! Beaubourg is ringing in 2019 with great deals. On New Year’s Eve, their house champagne costs just $10. Purchase a bottle of wine of $50 or more and the table will receive a complimentary half-dozen oysters.