Have a Chic New Year's Eve
If your friends haven't stopped texting or e-mailing you about your New Year's Eve plans, you're not alone. With the first of January only a few days away, chic New Yorkers are quickly finalizing their holiday plans before tickets to the hottest spots are sold out. I personally prefer counting down to the new year at home with the family and then leaving to party away with my friends after midnight. But if you're still searching for the venue to celebrate with your homies, we compiled a list of options for you. BeChicMag's Top Picks: People Lounge 5th Annual New Year's Eve Party. 163 Allen Street, between Rivington and Stanton Streets. For only $95 per person, you get an open bar from 9p.m. to closing time; hors d'oeuvres from 9 to 11p.m; plus, parties of 15+ get a complimentary bottle of Ketel One. Call 212.254.2668 for tickets, or go to PeopleLounge.com.
Stay Lounge New Year's Eve 2008. 244 E. Houston Street, between avenues A and B. $75. From 9 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., Stay Lounge offers a premium open bar, hor d'Oeurves, live DJ and broadcast of the ball drop. For a party of six, $250 grants you a table, one bottle of premium vodka and 2 mixers. VIP seating accommodates group of 15 to 20 people with two bottles of vodka and four mixers for $400. Get your tickets at stay-nyc.com.
Want to splurge? Check out these locations: * Cipriani. 110 E. 42nd Street. 9:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. Tickets $165 to $400. Include 6-hour open bar; hors d'oeuvres; Ciprani's Signature Prosecco Midnight Toast and more. Log on to newyears.com to get tickets to Cipriani.
*Kid Rock and Svedka Vodka at Hotel Gansevoort. 18 Ninth Avenue. 9:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. Tickets $250 to $350. Price includes dinner catered by Ono; open bar; DJ Rashad spinning at Gansevoort's Outdoor Heated Enclosed Roof. Get tickets to Hotel Gansevoort here.
*Pink Elephant New Year's 2008 . 527 W. 27th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues. 9:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. $275 to $60,000 (Ultra VIP table for 16 people). Open bar from 9p.m. to 3:00 a.m. Buy tickets here.
Also worth checking out: *Bogarts. 99 Park Avenue at 39th Street. Starts at 9:30 p.m. $50 to $500. Complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres from 10 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. View the Times Square ball drop from large plasma screens and go home with free party favors. Get tickets to Bogarts here.
*Villa Lounge. 735 Second Avenue between 39th and 40th Streets. 9:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. $50 +. Top shelf open-bar from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m; complimentary appetizers; DJ spinning dance, hip-hop, reggaeton and more. Here for tickets.