Where to Get Your New Year’s Eve Party On
We’ve already told you where to eat the most delicious meal of your year on New Year’s Eve, but now we’ve come to the most important part – the after party. Whether you’re looking to dance the night away, bowl into 2014 or just see some fireworks, here are your best bets for parties that are sure to make your night memorable.
Mission Bowling Club
Bring in the New Year with a strike at Mission Bowling. The party includes DJs, dancing, raffle prizes, hors d’oeuvres and a champagne toast at midnight. 9:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., $95
Audio’s first NYE party will feature hors d’oeuvres from Bergerac, music by FEHRPLAY and other surprises throughout the night. 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. $35, $75 with open bar
Harlot blows in the New Year with its Silver Ball featuring DJ Spider, one of the world's legendary open format DJs. Ryan Lucero and Sam Isaac blend top 40, hip hop and remixes to get the party started at 9 p.m. Then, DJ Spider will have you dancing straight into the new year with favorites in all genres. At midnight, a champagne toast will be delightfully paired with a stunning balloon drop. 9 pm. - late. Tickets start at $55, purchase here. For table reservations, click here or call (415) 244-4222.
The intimate Monk’s Kettle New Year’s Bash can easily become your own private party. Tickets include small bites, passed plates and an unlimited draft list (including some special kegs, like 2-year-old Great Divide Yeti!) $175
Top of the Mark at the Intercontinental
Enjoy 360-degree views of the city at Top of the Mark’s NYE dinner and dancing affair. The festivities include delicious hors d’oeuvres, a bottle of Moet Chandon on each table, a 6-course plated dinner, dancing with live music from Ascencion Band and a champagne toast at midnight. 7:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m., $375, $425 with window seating, formal attire requested
Known for it’s over-the-top parties, ring in the New Year with DJs, passed hors d’oeuvres and a premium bar at the CLIFT. 8:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m., $59
SF Symphony Masquerade Ball
Meet your mystery date at SF Symphony’s Masquerade Ball in Davies Symphony Hall. You’ll enjoy a spectacular symphony concert followed by two other bands to get you dancing, delicious desserts and flowing champagne. 9:00 p.m., $85
NYE International Ball, Palace Hotel
This huge party features four different themed ballrooms playing everything from Top 40 to Latin music. There will also be multiple balloon drops, red carpet treatment, party favors, a photo booth, dancers and a premium open bar. 9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m., $135
Speakeasy New Year’s Eve Cruise
With blackjack tables and dealers, 2 DJs spinning and four hours of open bar, you won’t want to miss this party on a boat. To top things off you’ll have amazing views of the city and a front row seat for fireworks. 7:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m., $250
Sir Francis Drake Hotel
Head over to the historic Sir Francis Drake for a champagne reception, tantalizing sit-down dinner, a Las Vegas styled dinner show and multiple themed ballrooms each with its own live band. 6:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m., $150
Parc 55 Union Square
The longest running multi-city themed NYE party will bring you 5 areas with dance floors, casino style gaming, balloon drops, free LED lights, and surprise party favors. 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., $65
Calexico at the Fillmore
If the club scene isn’t really your thing, then why not spend the New Year listening to good music at one of San Francisco's most iconic venues. Algiers – Calexico’s first album in 4 years – is being hailed as “the album of their lives.” 9:00 p.m.
Great Gatsby at Per Diem
Channel your inner flapper with this Great Gatsby themed party, featuring a premium open bar, midnight champagne toast, light hors d’oeuvres, and party favors. 9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m., $150
EyeHeartSF’s Streets of San Francisco
The Festival Pavilion is about to be transformed into a playground of city sights, lights and sounds featuring state-of-the-art visuals and music by world-renowned DJ talent. 9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m., $125
Mango NYE at El Rio
Ring in NYE with yummy gumbo and burgers, hip hop and latin beats, and two indoor and outdoor dancing areas. 8:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. $15 single with priority entrance, $25 couple with priority entrance, $15 at the door for everyone. Buy tickets here.
Southside Spirit House
Ring in the New Year with Southside Spirit House. Tickets include an open bar from 9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., passed hors d’oeuvres, passed chocolate covered strawberries, a Champagne toast at midnight, party favors, and DJ Sticky Ricardo spinning all night. 9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. $28. Get tickets here.
Press Club SF
The NYE party at Press Club includes one free glass of sparkling rose, one additional beverage, light bites, party favors, DJs and live coverage of other festivities around the world. $75, 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. Get tickets here.
NYE Firework Show
Of course, it wouldn’t be New Year’s Eve without a firework show. Head over to Pier 14 for the free waterfront fireworks tradition which begins right at midnight. Just make sure to get there early for a good spot and bundle up.