New Year’s Eve in Williamsburg, Brooklyn 2015

Best bars for new years in Williamsburg Brooklyn

New Year’s Eve in Williamsburg, Brooklyn—you really can’t go wrong. No matter what type of celebration you crave, you’ll find it all here: meditative and talking, bowling and rocking, wining and dining, or dancing and grinding. If you haven’t made plans yet, take the L train under the East River and choose from Williamsburg’s many celebratory spots.

Brooklyn Bowl

Bring the gang for some bowling and party with Southern-spiced rockers, Deer Tick, as they ring in the new year and mark the 10-year anniversary of Brooklyn Bowl. With special guests T. Hardy Morris & the Hardknocks. $50; doors open at 6 pm, show at 9 pm. Followed by Washed Out DJ set. 61 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, NY; 718-963-3369; L subway to Bedford Ave; Website:



(NOW CLOSED) One of the best small venue rockin’ dance parties is happening at Cameo, featuring live sets from Midnight Magic, and a star lineup of djs (including LCD Soundsystems’ Pat Mahoney). 93 North 6th St., Brooklyn, NY; L subway to Bedford Ave.; Website:


This n’ That

Usher in 2015 with a spirited crowd at this dance-centered gay bar. Free champagne toast at midnight, drag shows, dj sets by Jonathan Love and J4, and hosted by Scarlet Envy and Dusty Ray Bottoms. 8 pm–4 am. 108 North 6th St.; Brooklyn, NY; L Subway to Bedford Ave.; Website:


Go Yoga

For a more peaceful marking of 2015, come here for The Mindfulness Sessions: Letting Go and Setting Aspirations. Ralph De La Rosa leads guided meditation, helping you to approach the new year with productive intention. Suggested donation: $5–20; 7 pm; 112 N. 6th St, Brooklyn, NY; 718-486-5602; L subway to Bedford Ave.; Website:


Brooklyn Winery

Get your fancy dress mode on at the winery’s Masquerade Ball. The admission ($150 online/$175 at door) entitles you to dancing, performers, 4-hour open bar, and a spread of delicious food. 9 pm-1 am. 213 North 8th St., Brooklyn, NY; L subway to Bedford Ave.; Website:
Photo by Isaac Hsieh, from Flickr Creative Commons license.