New Year’s Eve is all about glam— and there’s no better place to ring in 2022 than New York City. In the city that never sleeps, you’ll find fun parties, glitzy rooftop bars, and restaurants full of people ready to celebrate all night long. From nighttime cruises to elegant rooftop lounges, you’re sure to find the perfect place for your glamorous, romantic date or memorable night with friends.
(Keep in mind that venues and event spaces may have their own set of COVID-19 vaccine and social distancing regulations. Be sure to review safety measures ahead of the festivities so that your squad can prepare accordingly.)
So grab your champagne and sequined mini: here are five places you’ll want to be when you ring in the new year.
1. Ophelia Lounge NYC
If only the most elegant and glamorous vibes will do, consider gathering at Ophelia. Located on the 26th floor of the Beekman Tower, the venue offers striking views of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The venue is currently offering various packages, from affordable options that offer open bar access to VIP tables with private bottle service and luxurious appetizers like oysters and caviar.
Purchase tickets here.
2. Bateaux Dinner Cruise
The Bateaux dinner cruise is an upscale experience complete with dinner, champagne, live entertainment, open bar, lounge access, and an amazing fireworks display. You’ll get to cruise and party the night away while enjoying the iconic views of the New York City harbor. You’ll also get a view of the Statue of Liberty and enjoy a champagne toast to ring in the new year. Prices of packages vary.
Book a dinner cruise here.
3. 230 Fifth
If dancing the night away is your main priority, 230 Fifth has you covered with two dance floors, live performers, and the flow of amazing beats that last all night. You and your friends will also have access to open bars, cash bars, rooftop views, hors d’oeuvres stations, and live DJs. The prime midtown location also means you’ll get to enjoy cool views of glittering skyscrapers and the Empire State Building.
Make a reservation here.
4. The Empire Hotel Rooftop
For a classic and memorable celebration, consider gathering your friends at the Empire Hotel Rooftop. The venue’s New Year’s Eve celebration includes live performances, DJs, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, cocktails, and more. A VIP package is also available for groups of friends that want to be big spenders for the night.
Purchase tickets here.
5. Times Square
If you don’t mind standing on your feet for a few hours, waiting for the ball drop at midnight in Times Square can be an incredibly memorable experience. In addition to partying with thousands of people who showed up for the occasion, you might get lucky with some celebrity sightings and live musical performances. The ball drop was unfortunately closed to the public last year, but crowds will be welcomed this year under new safety regulations.
Learn more about the Times Square ball drop here.
New Years Eve New York — Which party are you going to? Let us know in the comments.