For those who are left in the city with one to two friends, welcome in the new year in style with these things to do! 2017, here we come.
Want 2016 out of your life? A gin-induced kind of coma is just what the doctor ordered. This stylish bar is throwing an NYE bash with music from DJ Captain Hat and gin cocktails including The Queen Mother, a refreshing drink with Bombay Dry and ginger liqueur. Complimentary bites will be served alongside fruits de mar, go on and get happy. // 9pm to 2am, tickets are $25-$1,000; 600 Polk St., Civic Center, eventbrite.com
Mad Men New Year's Eve
Barbarossa Lounge is ending 2016 off right and beginning 2017 with a flurry of strong cocktails and classy ass people. We mean, of course you get to party your face off but for those future FB pictures — why not make it classy? Bottle service for those who don't want to stand around at the bar is also an option coming in various packages. // 8pm to 2am, tickets are $20-$1,200; 714 Montgomery St., North Beach, eventbrite.com
Who doesn't love a bit of live music and some serious Caribbean drinks that'll give your taste buds a whole new meaning to tropical. Grab a Mai Tai and hit the luau buffet, it's gonna be a poppin' night for sure. Bring a date and kiss them at the ball drop for an added extra. // 6 pm, $109-139, reservations required; 950 Mason St., Nob Hill, fairmont.com
NYE Massive 2017
Celebrating this year at the Parc 55 Hotel is truly a luxurious oasis nestled in the heart of Union Square in downtown San Francisco making it the perfect venue to bring you the exhilarating excitement of 5 world famous cities and experience the unique showcase of downtown sophistication. When that ball drops, make sure to have a shot in hand. // 9pm to 2am, tickets are $50-$200; 55 Cyril Magnin St., Mid-Market, nyemassive.com
W San Francisco New Years 2017
Revel in the electric energy of W San Francisco. Ring in 2017 with style and splendor in celebration of New Years Eve. Ring in the new year with bottle services ranging in various packages to suit your party-but hurry up, they're going like hot cakes. We're serious. // 9pm to 2am, tickets are $170-$890; 181 3rd St., SoMa, sfnewyearseve.com
New Years Eve Ball featuring Pop Rocks
Lets party like it's 1999 again at 111 Minna's 80's/90's NYE tribute. Jump to the live music from POP ROCKS! Dance to classics spun by DJ Dave Paul, and sweeten up the night with their full tilt candy bar. Of course, champagne will be served for the ball drop. // 8pm, tickets are $100-$150; 111 Minna St., SoMa, ticketfly.com
SF New Year's Eve PubCrawl
Drink in 2017 at the best San Francisco bars in the Marina District with the SF New Year's Eve PubCrawl 2017 and get crazy with mind numbing drink specials: we're talking $4 drafts and discount champagnes. // 8pm, tickets are sold out but door is available; 1980 Union St., Marina, pubcrawls.com
Golden Gate Taproom
A draft walls dream is coming to life at a discounted rate for NYE. If you're the type who's looking for a real deal, their lunch special from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. comes with any drink on draft, a burger and a side of fries for $12. That's delicious. Stay around and celebrate with cold brews and fun games. // 9pm; 449 Powell St., Union Square.
Ball Drop At Union Square
Two options for you, depending on where you may be during the night. Union Square will be watching the ball drop from a screen projected onto the Macy's adjacent from the park. Parking might be HELL so we recommend finding a spot elsewhere and walking if need be. // 11pm; Union Square.
Ball Drop at Embarcadero Station
Of course, an SF tradition—watch the dial on the Embarcadero tower tick over to 2017 with a crowd of screaming and very excited people. When the ball drops, the light show on the Bay Bridge will illuminate with a spectrum of colors + the crazy firework show that will ensue. It's worth of an Instagram story update for sure. // 11pm; Embarcadero Center.
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