New Year’s Eve 2015: Top {Hoboken Girl} Party Picks

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I know it’s Christmas Eve, but hey, I’m a planner. New Year’s Eve is that little holiday right around the corner that always gets pushed to the back burner until after Christmas/Hanukkah, but this year — trying to get it together a bit earlier {if not for me, for you!}. That is, if you don’t want to try some of these Alternative New Years Options. That being said — here are our top picks for a New Year’s Eve 2015 party in and around Hoboken…depending on what type of evening you’re aiming for:


1. Fun Neighborhood Ambiance {with an Interesting Twist!}: Finnegan’s

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 Finnegan’s is hosting a $70 entry for their NYE party — they’re having a studio 54 Costume Contest + prizes all night. 


2. I Want a City Vibe, but Let’s Stay in Hoboken {and Dress Up!}: Lulu’s


The W does it again — Masquerade Ball to ring in 2015. Sounds like a fun night to me!


3. I Want to Impress My Date {and Get Fancy Schmancy}: Battello in Jersey City


If you’ve never been to Battello — GO. It’s the newly renovated boathouse on the water in Jersey City {also where I’m getting married this coming summer}…and it is fabulous. Battello is hosting a black tie affair at $175 per person, and I can guarantee you’ll enjoy yourself + the food + the amazing NYC views!


4. Young Crowd NYE Party: Wicked Wolf

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At 8:00pm, WW will have a 5 hour Top Shelf Open Bar, a full dinner buffet, a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, lots of fun party favors, and DJ Richie Rocks!


5. Yummy Food, Good Vibes: Clinton Social

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 The Clinton Social is a great neighborhood bar and restaurant {sisters with the Madison} — and they’ll be having an open bar + hot & cold buffet + champagne toast from 9pm – 1am for $93.


6. I Don’t Want to Pay a Cover: Ale House

For the indecisive non-planner, the Ale House is your one-stop shop where you can hang at a bar for NYE but still not pay and arm and a leg. They have pool and shuffle board, plus a jukebox to keep you in control of your music selection.


7. Kid’s NYE Party: Pilsener Haus and Biergarten

From 4pm to 8pm the Biergarten will be hosting their 2nd annual Kid’s New Years Eve party. $10 per adult cover and $5 per child (includes kids meal, kids dessert, and drink!) Also includes kids band and entertainment…and then at 9pm, (21 and older ONLY) $20 per adult to reserve a section of the restaurant with a table (parties of 10 or more) that includes a sausage sampler and free pitcher. At midnight, they will be serving traditional Hungarian Goulash soup. Call 201.683.5465 to make your reservation!


8. Fave Dinner Spot #1: Bin 14

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Three Seatings at Bin 14 Wine Bar on New Year’s Eve

6:00pm, 3-course dinner $50 per person plus tax/gratuity
7:30pm, 4-course dinner $75 per person plus tax/gratuity
9:30pm, 4-course dinner with champagne toast
$100 per person plus tax/gratuity

To reserve call (201) 963-9463

Add wine pairings to any dinner $35 per person.
Additional drink specials start at midnight!
Starting at midnight, the bar will be open to the public.

9. Fave Dinner Spot #2: ONieals

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Save a little moolah and dine at Onieals — $20 for champagne and hanging out, and then dinner is separate. The food and cozy ambiance will not disappoint!


10. Fave Dinner Spot #3: Anthony David’s 


This dinner delight is hosting 3 seatings — which get progressively more expensive the later they are…as well as having food available for catering/delivery to your house. Sounds like a win-win to me.

Well there you have it. Our top picks for the night that most people complain about and others embrace…

Regardless of what you do, have a safe & fun night!

*Clinton Social is now closed.

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Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hoboken Girl. She started the site to discover and share the wealth of things happening in Hudson County. Her roots in the area extend to her maternal grandparents, who owned two textile factories in Weehawken and North Bergen. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event/volunteer project or editing her life away, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her French bulldog + rescue pup, or watching the latest murder doc on Netflix with her husband.