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Ring in the New Year at these New York bars and restaurants


Ready to bid farewell to 2017? Do so with a celebratory meal, fancy rooftop soiree or giant dance party at these restaurants and bars to give 2018 the delicious, boozy start it deserves.


BROOKLYN


Westlight


Stunning views of Manhattan? Check. Unlimited cocktails? Check. Chef Andrew Carmellini’s rooftop bar will ring in 2018 with a black tie optional soiree that goes from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. The $250 ticket gets revelers access to an open bar, passed canapes, live music from The Broadway Project and celebratory fireworks — all from Westlight’s 22-story perch atop Williamsburg. (111 North 12th St.; 718-307-7100, westlightnyc.com)


Threes Brewing

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Threes Brewing in Gowanus, Brooklyn will offer everything from tarot card and palm readings, to trivia and a DJ on New Year’s Eve.

(Matt Furman/Threes Brewing)


The Gowanus brewery and bar will usher in the new year with a celebration that looks back — and ahead. Starting at 5 p.m., drop in for $10 tarot card and palm readings; hang around until 7:30 p.m., when radio producer Jesse Brenneman leads a round of 2017 trivia. From 9 p.m. on, DJ Tommy Virga spins tunes in the main bar area. Drinks and fancy pub grub from The Meat Hook (bacon-wrapped oysters, caviar with boneless sesame wings) will be available all night. (333 Douglass St.; 718-522-2110, threesbrewing.com)


Otway

Otway, a bistro in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, will offer two seatings for dinner on New Year’s Eve.

Otway, a bistro in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, will offer two seatings for dinner on New Year’s Eve.

(Emile Askey/Otway)


An all-female kitchen led by Claire Welle runs this Clinton Hill bistro, turning out ambitious new American dishes that’ll be in the spotlight come New Year’s Eve. There will be two seatings — one at 5:30 p.m. with a $70 four-course prix-fixe and another at 9 p.m. with an $85 five-course meal that comes with a glass of champagne. The bar will be open till late, popping magnum bottles of bubbly and serving passed appetizers. (930 Fulton St.; 917-909-1889, otwaynyc.com)


MANHATTAN


Bessou

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In Japan, the new year is welcomed with a bowl of soba noodles, signifying a long and happy life. This Noho restaurant carries on that tradition with a $70 seven-course tasting accompanied by live jazz from musician Tomoko Yanagita. In addition to soba (choose from tempura lobster or braised beef rib), featured dishes include bacon-wrapped mochi, king crab seaweed salad and a mini matcha strawberry croquembouche. (5 Bleecker St.; 212-228-8502, bessou.nyc)


Mr. Purple

Offering 360-views of Manhattan, Mr. Purple on the Lower East Side, encourages New Year's Eve guests to dress up in their masquerade best.

Offering 360-views of Manhattan, Mr. Purple on the Lower East Side, encourages New Year’s Eve guests to dress up in their masquerade best.

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For a night of intrigue and 360-views of Manhattan, head to this Lower East Side hotspot, where partygoers are encouraged to dress up in their masquerade best. Appetizers will be passed around between 10 p.m. and midnight, when a live feed of the ball drop will play in the background. Ticket prices vary, starting at $100, which cover the light bites and a complimentary champagne toast (other drinks are cash bar at this price). (180 Orchard St.; 212-237-1790, mrpurplenyc.com)


Porchlight

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Porchlight, Danny Meyer’s Chelsea bar, offers a camp-inspired fete on New Year's Eve.

Porchlight, Danny Meyer’s Chelsea bar, offers a camp-inspired fete on New Year’s Eve.

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Break out your best flannel! Danny Meyer’s Chelsea bar goes a more casual route for a camp-inspired fete (9 p.m. – 2 a.m.) filled with ski-inspired cocktails (think boozy eggnog and hot spiked punch), elevated bar bites (foie gras hush puppies, smoked mushroom toast) and — staying true to its usual Southern-inspired concept — live bluegrass. There will even be a scavenger hunt for truffle martinis, all covered by the $175 ticket. (271 11th Ave.; 212-981-6188, campporchlight.splashthat.com)


STATEN ISLAND


The Phunky Elephant Gastropub


The popular Rosebank restaurant will throw a Mardi Gras-themed bash with a $40 four-course prix-fixe by chef Dominick Rappa. An additional $60 gets dinner guests open bar access (including a midnight champagne toast), New Year’s Eve party favors and live viewing of the Times Square ball drop. (1271 Bay St.; 718-448-4282, thephunkyelephant.com)


Marina Cafe

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The Marina Cafe, seen from docks at Great Kills Harbor, is taking reservations for New Year's Eve. 

The Marina Cafe, seen from docks at Great Kills Harbor, is taking reservations for New Year’s Eve. 

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With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Great Kills Harbor, this fine-dining establishment is going glam for the countdown. There are two seatings available for the $125 Gala Celebration (9 and 9:30 p.m.), which will boast live entertainment, festive hat and noisemakers, an open bar and three-course menu full of luxe options like jumbo shrimp cocktail, and roasted rack of lamb. (154 Mansion Ave.; 718-967-3077, marinacafesiny.com)


QUEENS


The Bonnie

The Bonnie, a gastropub in Astoria, will serve specialty cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on New Year's Eve.

The Bonnie, a gastropub in Astoria, will serve specialty cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on New Year’s Eve.

(Oleg March 2013/Oleg March)


Dance the night away with sets by the Tight Fade DJ Crew, spinning tunes at the cozy Astoria gastropub from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. Sip on specialty cocktails by mixologist Mike Di Tota — including The Bonnie signatures like the Dirty Pickle Martini — and irresistible hors d’oeuvres (blistered shishito peppers, fried mac and cheese balls) by chef Nick Testa. Reserve the $85 per person ticket ahead of time and you’ll be guaranteed a table for the night. Plus, you’ll get to celebrate and do good at the same time — $5000 of proceeds will go to Concern Worldwide, an international humanitarian organization. (29-12 23rd Ave.; 718-274-2105, thebonnie.com)


Indoors at Nowadays


Be one of the first to experience this new Ridgewood venue before it opens to the public. Doors will open at 7 p.m. for a special edition of co-owners Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter’s all-immersive music experience, Planetarium, plus a buffet-style dinner ($75). Those who want to get their groove on can join at 12:30 a.m. for a post-ball drop celebration ($40) that’ll last until morning. (56-06 Cooper Ave.; 347-523-8535, nowadays.nyc)

New Year's Eve guests at Indoors at Nowadays will be one of the first to experience this new Ridgewood venue before it opens to the public.

New Year’s Eve guests at Indoors at Nowadays will be one of the first to experience this new Ridgewood venue before it opens to the public.

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BRONX


Bronx Alehouse


Beer ye, beer ye! If bubbly isn’t your thing, join this Kingsbridge area saloon — known for its extensive selection of rotating craft brews — for a rare-beer toast instead. A $99 entrance fee covers an open bar from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., plus live music by DJ Durty Santa and a stomach-padding BBQ spread. (216 W. 238th St.; 718-601-0204, bronxalehouse.com)


Salsa Con Fuego


Bad Bunny headlines the dance party at this lounge in University Heights, a neighborhood favorite thanks to its Latin-inspired eats such as arroz con pollo topped with chicharron; and coconut-crusted shrimp with passion fruit chili sauce. Drinks also transport to tropical destinations — the menu features different flavors of mojitos, sangria and frozen margaritas. Entrance tickets are $80, and food and drinks cost extra. (2297 Cedar Ave.; 718-561-6161, salsaconfuego.com)

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