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Event Review: ExPIERience Pier 36 New Years Eve 2014

With a plethora of shows to choose from in the New York City area this New Years Eve, there had to be some difficulty for people to choose which party to go to. But those that were smart and fortunate enough to attend Joonbug's New Years Eve party at Pier 36, were in for an amazing night, and we're not just saying that because it was our party! DJ Mag was right when they rated this party as #1 in the country for NYE. It truly was an experience that only happens once a year.

From the very entrance of the venue, you could feel the energy to quickly build into something euphoric. With Michelle Francheska opening the show, everything was fallling right into place. The venue was very spacious, the sound system was spectacular (extremely loud, yet still clear), the massive stage and video screen, the 3-hour incluseive open bar was top knotch as well. All the elements were set for what was going to be one of the best nights of the year.

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NYE 2014 at The Chinese Theater!

Starting at 9pm sharp and roaring well into the new year, NYE 2014 at The ChineseTheater promises all the glitz, glamour, and gilded lilies you’d expect from Hollywood’s most infamous red carpet venue. A five-hour hosted (read: OPEN) bar accents the eve on top of a multitude of equally lush amenities, ranging from free party favors and champagne as the ball drops to entertainment from LA’s own Goshfather & Jinco. This might not be your grandfather’s NYE shindig, but you can bet that all of the Old Hollywood-style Brown-Derby-and-beyond will fill the iconic theater’s halls.

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NYE 2014's Hottest Parties in NYC

This New Year's Eve, New York City is going to be popping with the hottest parties. These spots have hours of open bars, music from the best DJs, champagne toasts, amazing interiors, breathtaking views, and--if you're really lucky--celebrity sightings. Ditch the losers who will be huddled in the cold for hours for a glimpse of the ball drop. Start the new year off right at any one of these venues that will have plenty to drink, room to dance, and make memories that will last long after the party ends.

Dream Downtown: Located in the upscale Meatpacking District on 16th sreet, it is the perfect combination of modernity and luxury, with incredible views of the Manhattan skyline. An ideal spot to bring a date, where the two of you can gaze at the sparkling city as the old year falls away.

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Where to Celebrate NYE 2014 in Chicago!

The Windy City, home to the deep dish pizza and a thrumming night life, is the place to be this New Year's Eve. Forget standing for hours in the freezeing cold behind police barricades crammed with thousands of people in Times Square--ring in the New Year with comfort and style. The Crystal Gardens at Navy Pier, one of the premier party locations in Chicago, is hosting a New Year's Eve party that is guaranteed to treat you like royalty from the moment you arrive until the small hours of the morning. Guests recieve a specialty cocktail upon arrival, and have access to a premeir open bar from 9PM to 2AM. The event also has 20 additional bars, eliminating the aggravating wait just to get a drink. There will be a private terrace for watching the fireworks, and a countdown to the New Year on the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel, topped off with a champagne toast at midnight. Special features include after party wrist bands and party favors. Coat check service will be available, as are extra bathrooms, preventing another long wait that ruins most evenings.