New Year’s Eve 2011 on a Budget: Free Admission & Low Cover Parties

New Year’s Eve on a Budget:
Free admission & Low Cover Parties

While many places go all out for New Year’s Eve, with lavish parties, and tickets for $100 or more, some places are just letting you enjoy their regular vibe with their regular customers, with no cover charge.

Here are a few New Year’s Eve party options for those on a tight budget…
Arctica: 384 Third Ave.
Bar Coastal: 1495 First Ave. (78th St.)
An Beal Bocht: 445 W. 238th St. (Waldo Ave.) Riverdale, Bronx
Blind Pig: 233 E. 14th St. (between 2nd & 3rd Ave.)
The Brazen Head: 228 Atlantic Ave. (bet. Court St. & Boerum Pl.) Brooklyn
The Crowe’s Nest: 1804 Second Ave. (between 93rd & 94th St.)
David Copperfield’s: 1394 York Ave. (74th St.)
Doc Holliday’s: 141 Avenue A (9th St.)
Dusk: 147 W. 24th St. (between 6th & 7th Ave.)
Firefly: 54 Spring St. (bet. Lafayette & Mulberry)
Hop Devil Grill: 129 St. Marks Place (between First Ave. & Ave. A)
Lansdowne Road: 599 Tenth Ave. (between 43rd & 44th St.)
Mercury Bar 493 Third Ave. (between 33rd & 34th St.)
Merrion Square: 1840 Second Ave. (95th St.)
Molly Pitcher’s Ale House: 1641 Second Ave. (85th St.)
Parkside Lounge: 317 E. Houston St. (Attorney St.)
Patrick Kavanagh’s: 497 3rd Ave. (between 33rd & 34th St.)
Puck Fair: 298 Lafayette St. (bet. Houston & Prince)
Rocky Sullivan’s: 34 Van Dyke St. (Dwight St.), Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY
Rogue: 757 Sixth Ave. (between 25th & 26th St.)
Ship of Fools: 1590 Second Ave. (between 82nd & 83rd St.)
South 4th: 90 South 4th St. (Berry St.), Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Third & Long: 523 Third Ave. (35th St.)
Three of Cups: 83 First Ave. (E. 5th St.)
Ulysses’: 95 Pearl St./58 Stone St.
Van Diemen’s: 383 Third Ave. (between 27th & 28th St.

And here are some with a low cover charge ($30 or less)
New Year’s Eve with a Low Cover Charge:

Connolly’s: 121 W. 45th St. (between 6th & 7th Ave.)
$20 cover includes live music by Black 47

Dempsey’s Pub: 61 Second Ave. (between 3rd & 4th St.)
$15 cover charge includes two drinks

The Half Pint: 76 W. 3rd St. (Thompson St.)
$20 at the door includes one free drink

Identity Lounge: 511 E. 6th St. (Between Avenue A & B)
In addition to open bar option, there is a $5 cover, pay-as-you-go option.

Marty O’Brien’s: 1696 Second Ave. (between 87th & 88th St.)
In addition to open bar option, there is a no cover, pay-as-you-go option.

The Mean Fiddler: 266 W. 47th St. (bet. Broadway & Eighth Ave.)
$25 cover includes access to police barrier at end of 47th to watch ball drop.

Nevada Smith’s: 74 Third Ave. (between 11th & 12th St.)
$20 cover includes entry & champagne toast, party favors, etc.

Overlook: 225 E. 44th St. (between Second & Third Ave.)
In addition to open bar package, there is a $10 pay-as-you-go option.

Peggy O’Neill’s: 1904 Surf Ave. (at MCU Park), Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY
$30 includes open bar 10pm – 2am

Slainte: 304 Bowery (between Bleecker & Houston St.)
$15 cover includes: 2 drinks + champagne toast at midnight

Smith’s Bar: 701 Eighth Ave. (44th St.)
Cover is on a sliding scale as the night goes on

The Trash Bar: 256 Grand St. (bet. Driggs Ave. & Roebling St.) Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
$10 cover includes open bar 8-9pm and live music all night.

For our listing of over 185 New Year’s Eve parties in NYC, from upscale nightclubs to neighborhood bars, and everything in between, check out our special New Year’s Eve page: Murphguide.com/newyear

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