Still not sure what you're going to do for NYE? Press pause on your RSVP to a typical party and check out these events instead.
Feast at Namu Gaji's All-You-Can-Eat KBBQ Dinner Party(Courtesy of Crazy Korean Cooking)
Finish 2017 Strong With Killer Calves @ Tour de Equator
When: 8am to 12:30pm
Where: 2 Marina Blvd. (Marina District), eventbrite.com
Why: Cyclists, rejoice! Spin your NYE celebrations into a high gear at Equators Coffee & Tea's first Tour De Equator, put on in tandem with Team Mike's Bikes. Admission to the ride is free, and even includes free breakfast tacos and wine samplings. Just show up with your bike and gear.
Toast to the Start of Your NYE Plans @ New Year's Eve Sunset Sail
When: 12pm to 3:30pm
Where: Pier 3 (Embarcadero), hornblower.com
Why: Cheers to the start of an eventful day of New Year's Eve activities with family and friends atop one of SF's most beloved sailboats. Over the course of three or so hours, you'll be dotting in and around the San Francisco Bay, taking in the glorious, last ocean-side views of 2017—bubbly in hand. // Tickets ($87) are available at hornblower.com and include brunch and bottomless champagne.
Eat All The Meats @ Namu Gaji All-You-Can-Eat KBBQ Dinner Party
When: 6pm to 8:30pm
Where: 499 Dolores St. (Mission), namusf.com
Why: Ring in this New Year's Eve with a delicious, seemingly endless spread of flavorful side dishes, hot stew, and sweet, succulent, binchotan charcoal-kissed grilled meats courtesy of Namu Gaji. The whole dining room will be yours to explore and, maybe, make new friends from as you indulge in an all-you-can eat experience worth its weight in wagyu beef. // Tickets ($125+) are available at brownpapertickets.com.
Welcome 2018 With Good Vibes @ The Brahma Kumari Meditation Center
When: 8:30 pm to 12:30am
Where: 401 Baker St. (NoPa), bksanfrancisco.org
Why: Center yourself with grounding vibes as you come into the New Year with Brahma Kumari's NYE Mediation Party. After enjoying an introspective, rectory mediation opening, those in attendance are more than welcome to let their feet and minds wander through the on-site meditation games, live music, refreshments, and more. // Admission is free, but an RSVP on bksanfrancisco.org is highly recommended.
Cap-off the 2017 With the Pub Crawl of the Year @ San Francisco Crawl 'Til The Ball Drops Bar Crawl
When: 9pm to 2am
Where: Bar San Pancho (3196 16th St.), The Dubliner (3838 24th St.), Ho's Tavern (2360 Van Ness Ave.), and Blackbird (2124 Market Street), barcrawls.com
Why: Crawl into the New Year with an epic night of bar hopping between some of San Francisco's finest watering holes. And safely, mind you; an on-site shuttle service will safely transport participating parties to and from each bar. // Tickets ($30-$50) are available at eventbrite.com.
Embrace Electro-beats Before the Ball Drops @ Tycho's Concert at The Fillmore
When: 9pm to TBD
Where: 1805 Geary Blvd. (Japantown), facebook.com
Why: Fancy yourself a multi-sensory DJ set from a Grammy-nominated gaggle of producers to help you ring in the New Year? Swing by The Fillmore this New Year's Eve to experience just that, courtesy of the live-sets spun by Tycho, showcasing their laudable numbers from Awake and Echo. // Tickets ($95+) are available on ticketmaster.com.
Jam Out to Indie Rock Chords for Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven's Set @ Great American Music Hall
When: 9 pm to TBD
Where: 859 O'Farrell St. (Tenderloin), campervanbeethoven.comWhy: If you prefer guitar strumming over synthesized bass drops, then mosey on over to the Great American Music Hall to listen to Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven play their well-celebrated catalogs of new-age rock. But strike fast; tickets are selling out like hotcakes. // Tickets ($26-$28) are available at the door or eventbrite.com.
Send Off 2017 With a Fireworks Show @ The Ferry Building in the Embarcadero
When: 11:59pm to 12:30am
Where: Pier 14 (Embarcadero)
Why: What better way is there to start a new year than with a display of brilliant lights? We'd recommend you arrive by 11:30pm to secure a spot, and head south of the Ferry Building for the best view.