Brooklyn, at any time of year, has something for everyone (and every budget). This year’s holiday happenings are simply an amplification of the great things the borough has to offer on a regular basis, clad in festive hues and doused in a little more glitter than usual––New Year’s Eve has plenty of that in store. From a pop-up Champagne bar at Maison Premiere to a celebration inside a water tower followed by breakfast in bed the next morning, here are the most exciting New Year’s Eve celebrations happening in Brooklyn.
New Year’s Eve Lobby Party at The Hoxton
This chic, English-accented Williamsburg hotel is bringing serious chill to New Year’s Eve this year. In an almost unheard-of move, their lobby party will be totally free to enter and will feature live music, a Champagne luge, and a special festive menu from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
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Celebrating the end of a decade and welcoming MMXX!!! Seats are limited = truth be told we’re practically SOLD OUT. DM me and maybe I can snag you a last minute seat bby. You must know the password thou. 🤷🏽♀️ If you’re coming and DO want to participate we’re rocking ALL black with accents of red & gold. 🕴🏼🎩👠👑🖤❤️⚜️🔔 Who’s ready to party???
New Year’s Eve Dinner at Roman’s
Super-Italian four-course dinner in Fort Greene, anyone? Following its obligatory Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve, Roman’s is serving up clams casino, salumi with gnocco fritto, spaghetti with Maine sea urchin, seafood brodetto, and much more on December 31 for $115 per person.
New Year’s Eve Party at The Water Tower at The Williamsburg Hotel
From 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., The Water Tower at The Williamsburg Hotel (yes, it’s an actual water tower) will have specialty cocktails, Champagne, bites, live music, and unobstructed views of the fireworks on offer for their New Year’s Eve celebration. Guests who have rooms booked for the night will enjoy tickets to the party included in their reservation (along with complimentary bubbles) and breakfast in bed the next morning. Tickets alone start at $250 and room reservations begin at $500.
New Year’s Eve Dinner at Maison Yaki
French cuisine meets yakitori culture at Chef Greg Baxtrom’s Maison Yaki in Prospect Heights. On New Year’s Eve, the restaurant will host three seatings for its multi-course $95 prix fixe menu. Toasting with skewers is probably just as fun as it sounds.
Walk-In Champagne Bar at Maison Premiere
Wander in to Maison Premiere at your leisure this New Year’s Eve, where from 2 p.m. to 4 a.m., a special pop-up Champagne bar will warmly welcome walk-in guests at no cover. Oysters will be served until 1:00am and two seatings of a prix fixe dinner will be happening, but as that’s sold out on their online reservations platform currently, you’ll have to try your luck by calling.
New Year’s Eve Dinner at The Turk’s Inn
Prepare for an evening of whimsy at Bushwick’s favorite supper club, The Turk’s Inn. Belly dancing and glorious drag festivities will accent the evening’s coursed dinner experience; reservations start at $85 per person (the beverage pairing is an additional $45), and guests of the late seating will be granted access to the party in The Sultan Room.
Réveillon de la Saint-Sylvestre Dinner at Sauvage
Sauvage, sister restaurant to Maison Premiere, has a lovely Réveillon de la Saint-Sylvestre dinner by Executive Chef Gabriel Salazar in store for New Year’s Eve guests. Think escargot with sea urchin, steak frites, bouillabaisse, sweetbreads, and more. The first seating three courses and costs $68 per person with the second seating offering four courses at $110.
New Year’s Eve Dinner at Le Crocodile at the Wythe Hotel
Paris meets Brooklyn at Le Crocodile, a newly opened brasserie in the former Reynard space at the Wythe in Williamsburg. For $125 per person, guests can experience the New Year’s Eve menu from 5:30 p.m. onward; there will of course be a Champagne toast at midnight. Santé!
New Year’s Eve at Diner
Diner in Williamsburg is keeping things simple this year by offering a special New Year’s Eve dinner menu à la carte. Fried whole fish, grilled quail, pecorino risotto, and oyster stew are just some of the hearty holiday dishes on offer for the evening.
New Year’s Day Brunch at Pig Beach
Just to make sure we have our bases covered, here’s a New Year’s Day hangover brunch filled with All-American barbecue goodness in the heart of Gowanus. Throughout the day (starting at 11 a.m.), nourish your recovering soul with pastrami, egg, and cheeses and all-day football specials ($1 wings and $5 sliders and beers); they’ll also have free waffles for kids under eight along with a happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.. It’s not a bad way to kick off 2020.