Ah, shit. It’s this late in the game and you still aren’t sure what you’re going to be doing this New Year’s Eve. We’ve been there. Hell, we’re there right now. Let’s face facts, this isn’t the first time this has happened. It’s all too easy for the rush of the holiday shopping season to consume all of your brain power in December with New Year’s falling by the wayside.
Unless you happen to be throwing your own NYE party, your plans are likely all up in the air — you did click on this article after all — so let us make the search a little easier by bringing you some of the best parties to celebrate the dawn of 2019 around the world.
New York City
Time + Space with Claude VonStroke
Knockdown Center 52-19 Flushing Ave, New York, NY 11378
Dirtybird Records label-head and producer-DJ Claude VonStroke knows how to throw a party. VonStroke got his start throwing free parties for friends and family in the Goldengate Park in San Francisco and he turned that skill for setting the vibe into a full-fledged career that has seen him sharing top-billing with the likes of the Wu-Tang Clan.
With three stages, a silent disco, live painting, interactive art installations, a barter-only blackjack table, and musical performances, Time + Space has everything you could ever need to ensure that your New Year’s Eve is an intense sensory experience. We dig those.
In typical New York fashion, this party doesn’t end until the sun comes up. Be ready to spend New Year’s Day recovering.
Minimal Effort: NYE
Belasco Theater 1050 S Hill St. Los Angeles, CA 90015
Minimal Effort throws just two parties a year, but both are can’t miss events. With Minimal Effort: All Hallow’s Eve behind us, that leaves only their NYE event which is looking like it’s going to kick-off 2019 with a bang. Eight hours of chest-pounding dance music across five stages with killer sound and LED light installations, live painting, various vendors, food, and performances by Sasha, Justin Jay, and Skream will keep you busy until 4 a.m. New Year’s Day.
Minimal Effort always goes the extra mile by bringing that high-quality production design, so this year’s event at the Belasco Theatre in LA is sure to produce some great ‘grammable moments. Unless, you know, you’re too swept up in the now — or the alcohol — to snap some pics.
Big Night New Orleans New Year’s Eve Gala
Hyatt Regency 601 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70133
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If you’re looking to capture that festival experience, the Big Night New Orleans New Year’s Eve Gala has got you covered. This is one of the biggest events in NOLA — complete with a mock casino, various live performances across multiple stages, a burlesque show and all your drinks included with your ticket price.
In the event you get too wasted, you’ll already be at a hotel so seriously considering booking a night. You’ll wake up not knowing how the hell you got there, sure, but at least you’ll be alive. Your liver? Sure to be damaged, but consider risking it all to countdown the new year in the big easy.
New Year’s Eve Party at the Hilton Chicago
720 Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
Toast some margaritas and pop the champagne at the Hilton’s annual New Year’s Eve Party this year in Chicago. General admission will score you buffet access, four hours of unlimited cocktails, and access to seven different party areas with various DJs and servers to keep the night moving. One drawback of these indoor NYE parties is missing out on the fireworks shows across the city sky, so the Hilton try to capture some of that spirit with their midnight confetti drop.
If you end up taking things way too far and need to find a quick place to crash,you’re already at a hotel and your ticket gets you a discounted room price. Hooray!
Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel Moonlight Disco
1825 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
If you’re celebrating New Year’s Eve this year in Miami you just gotta be outside! The weather is averaging mid-70s in the evening and it’s humid as f*ck so you can wear whatever you want without worrying about coats and all that pesky winter nonsense. Sit poolside and enjoy three hours of open bar service, or stroll through Nautilus’ manicured gardens.
New York based DJ Julian Cavin will spin along with special guest Mr. Pauer for a night that’ll have you dancing and ushering in a brand new year on Miami’s South Beach. If you feel like splurging, definitely check out the various cabana options, you’re sure to get a good view of the fireworks.
San Francisco, California
Desert Hearts at Public Works San Francisco
161 Erie Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
The people at Desert Hearts know how to throw a party. Whether you’ve been to the events in Austin or Los Angeles, the vibe is always electric, so rattle in the new year with some of the best house and techno DJs like Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, and Rybo.
This party is rolling straight through the new year until the early hours of the morning, and while it doesn’t have some of the accommodations of the other parties on this list, it’s a hell of a lot cheaper but no less unhinged. With two party rooms, switch between downstairs and the loft anytime there is a dip in room energy and you’re sure to have a memorable night.
Cuncrawl by Rockstarcrawls
If you’re in Cancun be sure to hit up the Cuncrawl club crawl this New Year’s Eve. You’ll be visiting four different bars in one night, with unlimited access to all domestic alcohol that extends well past midnight, in addition to full bottle service at two venues of your choosing. You’ll be visiting the clubs La Vaquita, Dady’O, Mandala, and Mandala Beach as well as access to the after party where DJs will keep spinning until the early morning hours.
Countdown at Circus Tokyo
Japan, 〒150-0002 Tokyo, Shibuya, 3丁目26−16 第五叶ビル
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If you’re lucky enough to be ringing in the new year in Tokyo, be sure to check head to Circus for the countdown to 2019. Hospital label-head Metrik will be leading the big countdown performance and DJs Makoto, Mountain and more are set to spin. Circus is one of Tokyo’s most popular basement clubs, and while you’ll be away from the fireworks, you’ll have separate floors for mingling and dancing, so at least you’ll make some brand new friends to toast the new year with.
New Year’s Eve at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel
1 Military Road, Watsons Bay 2030
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Raise a toast to the final sunset of 2018 at this summer Sydney new year’s party at Watsons Bay. DJ and producer Jesse Porches and Muto will help you to dance the year away until the big fireworks show over the harbor. Beaches, warm weather and fireworks? Consider us sold.
HYTE NYE Berlin 2018 at Funkhaus Berlin
Nalepastraße 18, 12459 Berlin, Germany
If you’re in Berlin right now, you’re probably well aware that it tops the list of party capitals of the world. Celebrate New Year’s Eve in full unhinged excess at this 24-hour long party in Berlin at legendary venue Funkhaus. We don’t want to get all Grandma/Grandpa on you but please for the love of all that is holy, stay hydrated. 24 hours is a hell of a long time and we want you around for next year.