IN THE SPOTLIGHT
NYC: New Year's Eve Neighborhood Party Guide

The Upper East Side is one of the most affluent parts of NYC, and the parties in the area reflect that. The venues are some of the nicest in the city, and the crowds are full of youthful energy. People in high-culture and high-fashion reside in the area, which makes surrounding venues very exclusive hotspots.

For people who enjoy the sports bar scene, but also enjoy luxury, head over to Bounce Uptown this NYE. Settled in one of NYC's nicest neighborhoods, Bounce plays host to one of NYC's most sophisticated lounge experiences. With a 5-hour open bar (9PM-2AM), a good time is guaranteed this NYE. Tickets start at $85. Don't miss out on this upscale NYE lounge experience.

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Recession Approved: Cheapest Happy Hours in NYC

Being a young barhopper in New York can be tough. Your friends who moved to Nashville call to tell you about their wild night, and here you are, plopping down your last 7 dollars on a pint of Rolling Rock. But fear not, draft hounds: justice comes to all in the form of happy hour. We've scoured the city for the best deals this side of South Dakota, and while the drinks may not be top shelf, at least your wallet won't be hung over the next morning.

Bourbon Street (407 Amsterdam Avenue)

CULTURE CLUB
115 Bourbon Street

New Orleans-infused entertainment complex, 115 Bourbon Street, has that Windy City charm mixed with Big Easy resilience. The large facility, located at 3359 W. 115th Street, functions as a sports bar, beer garden, restaurant, night club, performance hall, and lounge. The multidimensional venue harbors delightfully authentic decor, zesty lighting and tons of comfortable seating.

On Thursday and Saturday evenings from 10:00 pm – 3:00am, the Nightclub is its hottest. The DJ plays hours of Top-40, classic hits, house music and progressive tracks. The dance floor, which usually has a great deal of tables and chairs, becomes vibrant –and people from all over come to share in the music, liquor and Mardi Gras beads. The platform in the middle of dance floor is the perfect place to catch beads and the occasional t-shirt –it’s also a great place to find your moment in the spotlight. In the same room, they have a photo booth, which they sometimes allow to use for free.