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Dec 21, 2015

New Year’s Eve 2015 in Astoria and LIC

New Year’s celebration in Sydney, Australia against the Harbour Bridge based on our own Hell Gate Bridge. Photo credit: Adam.J.W.C. It’s almost the end of 2015! As usual, there’s plenty (…)

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New Year’s celebration in Sydney, Australia against the Harbour Bridge based on our own Hell Gate Bridge. Photo credit: Adam.J.W.C.

It’s almost the end of 2015! As usual, there’s plenty of NYE awesome right here in Queens. Here are some ideas for your final night of 2015.


New Year’s Eve is upon on us and it’s time to decide where you want to spend your night. Are you sick of expensive, and limited prix fix menus? Unnecessarily loud music? The impossible line to get a drink at the bar and then the bathroom?
Yeah, we hate that too. Come spend your holiday with us. We will have our regular menu from Chef Greg all night, along with seasonal specials. Come for a pre-party dinner or stay and drink the year away with our fully stocked bar.

Free Champagne Toast at Midnight. See you there.

Alobar | 46-42 Vernon Blvd
All night | Regular menu available
Reservations: via OpenTable

Learn more, here.



New Year’s Eve at Bear is a prix fixe menu, 3 courses.

Bear Restaurant | 12-14 31 Avenue
4pm-9pm | $55 per person (plus tax & gratuity)
Reservations: 917-396-4939

Learn more, here.

Bohemian Hall Beer Garden

Spend New Years Eve at the oldest and biggest beer garden in NYC with an open bar, buffets, and a midnight champagne buffet. Dress code: business attire for men, cocktail attire for women (no jeans)

Bohemian Hall | 29-19 24th Avenue
8pm-2am | $90 Single/$175 Couple
Reservations: email for tickets

Learn more, here.


Cinema Under the Influence

Get psyched, suckas. CUI closes out the year with a two-finger salute to 2015, joining forces with the Chain Theatre and Queens Comfort to celebrate dance music, PMA, and a century’s worth of mind-bending cinema moments. The party will feature a non-stop dance mix of kraut, disco, and funk from top-notch DJs, including Chuck E. Mendez, brian_constant, FUTURE PUNX, and more. CUI associate Gavin Mevius has assembled a very special curators-reel for visuals at the disco, drawing from classics like Tron, Fantasia, Studio Ghibli, and many many more.

Your ticket buys a two-hour open bar from 9 to 11 pm followed by $3 beers and $4 punch until close, or for a little more, you can have open-bar all night. Fresh fruit will be provided gratis to keep you moving. Need to take a break from the dance-floor? Chill in the screening room, where life-changing movies ala Boogie Nights and Rocky will be looping all night. Or stop by the karaoke bar to get lifted with group sing-a-longs of timeless pump-up bangers.

Think of this as a party run by folks who have been to too many shitty New Year’s parties. Tickets are limited, so don’t sleep on it. And, of course, everyone gets a treat for a toast at midnight. WE WILL SEE YOU THERE.

Chain Theatre | 21-28 45th Road
8pm-2am | $35: two-hour open bar from 9-11pm followed by $3 beers and $4 punch until close; $50: open-bar all night
Reservations: via Eventbrite

Learn more, here.


Diamond Dogs

Diamond Dogs will have no cover, a “just pay for what you drink” pricing structure at the bar, and a DJ playing funky, soulful party jams from 10 til 4.

Diamond Dogs | 34-04 31st Avenue
No reservations necessary


Katch is home to the biggest party night of the year, right here in the heart of Astoria, with a jaw-dropping food & drink package that simply can’t be beat! We’re having open bar with top shelf liquor and all you can eat buffet from 9pm to midnight. Champagne toast at midnight for $99.

Katch Astoria | 31-19 Newtown Avenue
9pm-1am | $99/pp
Reservations: 718-777-2230 and ask for Tino

Learn more, here.


Kurry Qulture

Five Course Tasting Menu with seafood/meat/vegetarian options. A midnight champagne toast is included. The bar will be open all night for drinks and bites.

Kurry Qulture | 36-05 30th Ave
8pm-midnight | $50/$75 with wine pairing
Reservations: 718-674-1212

Learn more, here.



Featuring live music by The Kyle Lacy Band. Champagne toast at midnight.

LIC Bar | 45-58 Vernon Blvd
10:30pm-1:30am | $15 cover includes show and champagne toast
No reservations necessary


LIC Market

Join us for a 4-course tasting menu before your party, or later for an amazing 6-course celebration dinner which will last long into the night! We will be celebrating in style with copious amounts of food and drink.

LIC Market | 21-52 44th Drive
6pm and 9pm seatings | Price TBD
Reservations: 718-361-0013

Learn more, here.


Melrose Ballroom

Music by NYC’s hottest DJs: DJ Camilo, DJ Lobo, Dj Abrupt, DJ Louie Minaya, DJ Bash! 21+ only. Dress code: grown and sexy, dress to impress!

Melrose Ballroom | 36-08 33rd Street
9pm | $40/pp
Reservations: 347-592-0300

Learn more, here (ticketing link).



Your year deserves a good finale! Join us for a special New Year’s Eve dinner featuring a 3 course prix fixe menu, open bar and live music with Spitfire! Space is filling up fast, reserve your spot today!

Mojave | 22-36 31st Street
10pm-1am | $100/pp
Reservations: 718-545-4100

Learn more, here.


Monika’s Cafe Bar

Come celebrate the New Year at Monikas Cafe Bar in Astoria, with live Greek music. Andreas Kinu will entertain us with his Bouzouki and make the night unforgetable! Drink specials all night long.

Monika’s Cafe Bar | 32-90 36th Street
No cover charge
Reservations: 718-204-5273

Learn more, here.



Come and salsa into 2016 with live latin beats of Billboard charting performer and multi-talented artist Danny Rojo! We have a special menu just for you with unlimited* sangria & beer!

Asparagus, miso, pomegranate seed, dried mint leaves

Radicchio, watercress, mixed cabbage, poached goji berries
Complimentary Red Sonja

Pan Seared Sea Bass, mixed wild mashed turnips, lemongrass coriander
Duck confit served with eggplant puree and cognac sauce
Heritage boneless Short Ribs, mashed cassave, shaved rhubarb demi

Panna cotta and wild berries with vanilla coulisse
Ricotta ice cream

Mundo at the Paper Factory | 37-06 36th Street
9pm | $135/pp—includes unlimited sangria & beer (10pm – 12am)
Reservations: Book your table

Learn more, here.


New Years Eve NYE Party at Ravel Penthouse 808 Rooftop

Music by NYC Hottest DJs—DJ Frank Roth, DJ Abrupt, DJ Chino. Silver Ball New Years Eve! Two rooms with spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline and the Queensboro Bridge! 21+ only. Dress code: formal attire mandatory!

Ravel Penthouse 808 | 8-08 Queens Plaza South

  • $50 Advance Ticket—Sponsored Open Bar from 9-10pm
    Complimentary Coat Check, Complimentary New Year’s Eve Party Favors, Live Ball Drop Viewing
  • $75 Food & Drink Ticket
    Passed hors d’oeuvres & hot stations from 7-9pm, 2 hour premium open bar from 7-9pm. Includes admission to late night NYE event. *This is not a seated dinner – this package ends at 9pm

Reservations: 347-592-030

Learn more, here (ticketing link)

Off the Hook

Lights are up and the Holiday Season is here! Off The Hook wishes everyone Happy Holidays—celebrate with us for New Year’s with a 4-course prix fixe menu with three seatings. (Regular Dinner Menu also available on every seating.) Music and celebrations will go on well into 2016!!

Off the Hook | 28-08 34th Street
First seating: 5-7pm; Second seating: 7-9pm |$49/pp
Last seating 9pm (Includes Toast Bubbles) | $55/pp
Reservations: 718-721-2112

Learn more, here.


Ring in 2016 with a comedy variety show featuring live music by duo The Dreamstalks, magic tricks by Andy Still and stand up comedy by Christian Finnegan from Chappelle’s Show, Best Week Ever, and the TBS sitcom Are We There Yet? Partygoers can opt to feast in a hot buffet dinner courtesy of Andrew & Frank’s. Tasty dinner or not, everyone gets a free champagne toast for the countdown with a live-stream of the ball drop in Times Square! Schedule:

  • 9pm—Buffet dinner catered by Andrew & Frank’s
  • 10pm (sharp!)—Comedy show
  • 11:30pm—Post show party with live streaming of events in Times Square
  • Midnight—Free champagne toast

Comedy show lineup* TBD. Co-hosts, Jenn Dodd & Tim Girrbach
*Lineups subject to change.

Q.E.D. | 27-16 23rd Avenue
9pm | $40 for show and dinner; $15 for show only
Reservations recommended

Learn more, here (ticketing link).



Ring in the New Year with us! We will start the eventing with two dinner seatings offering a 4-course menu with a drink included, followed by a party with live music by D.B. Rielly. Free champagne toast at midnight, party favors, and lots of great fun!


  • Starter
    -olive – sun dried tomato tapanade with bread sticks
  • Appetizer: choice of
    – spicy vegetarian ramen soup
    – green salad with spinach, cucumber, scallions, jalapeno, avocado, mung bean sprouts and almonds
  • Main course: choice of
    – pork roast with vegetables and potato gratin
    – mushroom stuffed chicken breast with vegetables and potato gratin
    *Vegetarian option: baked quinoa stuffed peppers in tomato sauce with potato gratin and vegetables
  • Dessert:
    -warm apple pecan tart with vanilla ice cream

Rest-au-Rant | 30-01 35th Avenue
First seating, 5-7pm; Second seating, 7:30-9:30pm | $65/pp for dinner
10pm-1am | $10 cover for party
Reservations Required: call 718-729-9009 or email:


Sweet Afton

Join Sweet Afton this New Years Eve for a night of celebratory drinks, well-dressed ladies and gents, and LOTS of dancing. Full bar until midnight and plenty of champagne!

Sweet Afton | 30-09 34th Street
9pm-midnight | $75
Reservations/Tickets: Purchase here.


The Astor Room

Enjoy a night of opulence while ringing in 2016 in style. Enjoy entertainment from the talented Actoria at The Astor Room performers. Prices include three-course meal, select open bar, select signature cocktails and much more. Tax and gratuity not included. This will be a night you will not want to miss.

The Astor Room | 34-12 36th Street
9:30pm-12:30am | $110/pp in Main Dining Room; $95/pp in Valentino Room
Reservations: 718-255-1947

Learn more, here.


The Bonnie

Ring in the New Year in style this year at The Bonnie. Join us and celebrate with a three hour open bar, hors d’oeuvres, party favors, cocktails, champagne at midnight, surprises and more. Festive attire suggested, and bring your New Year’s cheer!

The Bonnie | 29-12 23rd Avenue
9pm-midnight (doors open at 8.30pm) | $85.39/pp
Reservations: To guarantee tables, we have limited early dinner reservations available between 7-8:15pm. Please email to secure your reservation. All of your parties tickets must be pre-purchased to reserve your table.

Learn more, here.


The Creek and the Cave

The Naked Comedy Show, at The Creek and the Cave, features NYC’s best & bravest comedians performing in the nude. It’s that simple. There will only be 60 tickets available for purchase. Everyone that purchases a ticket will get a seat at the show (no more standing room only). There will be a champagne toast for everyone at midnight, followed by lots of fun and partying after. Happy New Year!

Line up: Bridget Muhl, Jon Savoy, Wendi Starling, Momoh Pujeh, Daniel J Perafan, Julie Kottakis, Irene Hartmann; and your host/bottom bitch: Alison Klemp.


  • The audience has the option of being as naked as they like! (please come wearing clothes, we will let you know when it’s ok to get naked)
  • There will be no lewd or sexual acts during the show. Save that for later.
  • A portion of all ticket sales will be donated to a fellow comic battling cancer. And now you get to feel good about yourself for helping!

The Creek and the Cave | 10-93 Jackson Avenue
Reservations/Tickets: Via Brown Paper Tickets
Why buy online? Online buyers will get preferred seating!

Learn more, here.

The Queens Kickshaw

Ring in the new year with some yummy food, beer, cider, and great company! Join us for a four-course meal, or arrive late and enjoy an all-vinyl DJ set courtesy of resident TQK musicologist Spence B starting at 10pm. A $5 cover charge gets you in starting 10:45pm, and includes a toast at midnight. The evening’s menu:

  • Broccoli and Cheddar gougères
  • Cauliflower Soup | Grapes, almonds, lemon oil
  • “Chicken and Waffles” | Potato gaufrette, sriracha aioli, micro greens with lilikoi vinaigrette
  • House-made Chitarra Pasta | Cacio e pepe, black truffle, arugula
  • Coconut and Chocolate Sphere | Banana, puffed rice, coconut milk, tropical fruit

The Queens Kickshaw | 40-17 Broadway

    1. First seating 5:45-6:15pm, ending 7:15-7:45pm ($45)
    2. Second seating 7:45-8:15pm, ending 9:15-9:45pm ($45)
    3. Third seating 9:45-2am ($55). This last seating is inclusive of a cover charge for the music, and a midnight sparkling cider toast.
    4. Optional beer ($20) or cider ($25) pairing. Note: Price not inclusive of tax and gratuity.

Reservations: via Brown Paper Tickets

Learn more, here.


The Thirsty Koala

Three-course prix fixe menu. Regular menu available, also.

The Thirsty Koala | 35-12 Ditmars Blvd
All night | $45 prix fixe menu
Reservations: 718-626-5430 (after 4pm)



We are throwing a great New Years Eve party! Open bar ’til midnight, when there’s a champagne toast.

Sunswick | 35-02 35th Street
9pm | $65 bar package
No reservations required


Villa Enrico at Z Hotel

Join the New Year’s Eve party at Villa Enrico located inside the stylish Z Hotel. A classic Italian four course prix-fixe menu will be served from 8-11pm, the restaurant will then be transformed into a dance floor with a live DJ. Champagne will be served at midnight for toast.

Z Hotel | 11-01 43 Avenue
8pm | $50/$85
Reservations: call 347-338-6081 or email

Learn more, here.


About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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