It’s been a wild year and, unfortunately, in NYC it’s tough to have a wild New Year’s Eve night safely. For those who just don’t want to venture out but still want to make the most of the weekend, below are the best places to celebrate on January 1, 2022! 

 

If you want to brunch:

Ten Hope Winter Garden (10 Hope St.) in the heart of Williamsburg will celebrate the beginning of the year with a complimentary glass of Bloody Mary or Mimosa with the purchase of a brunch entree. Diners can reserve indoor dining or one of the Mediterranean restaurant’s brand new personal heated igloos outdoors by visiting https://www.tenhopebk.com.

Egg Shop in Nolita (151 Elizabeth Street) and Williamsburg (138 N. 8th Street) will be open for New Year’s Day Brunch, serving up a $22 special on January 1st 2022, which includes a Holiday Sandwich made with a sunny side up egg, melted brie, crispy bacon and kale on sourdough, alongside a Bloody Mary and a Pasteis de Nata (Portuguese Egg Tart) for dessert from Joey Batz Cafe beginning at 9:30am.  For more information or to make a reservation, visit https://www.eggshopnyc.com/

Loulou (176 8th Avenue) in Chelsea is celebrating the new year by offering their entire brunch menu from 10am – 3pm. Menu items at this stunning French bistro include a Gruyère Omelet, Eggs Benedict with Crispy Pork Belly and Hollandaise, an Egg White Frittata with Chicken Sausage, Roasted Tomato, Herb Pistou, Goat Cheese served with Fingerling Potatoes, Steak & Eggs, Croissant French Toast, Avocado Toast, an Acai Bowl and more.

Their full cocktail menu will be available as well so raise a glass and make a reservation by visiting, https://www.loulounyc.com

American Brass in Long Island City (2-01 50th Avenue) will offer a New Year’s Day Price Fixe brunch special for $45 per person. The special menu includes a choice of one beverage, entree, and side. Beverages include a choice between a Bloody Mary or Mimosa. Entree choices include Belgian waffles, smoked salmon benedict, potato hash, buttermilk fried chicken, dry aged burger, or vegetarian omelet. Sides include duck fat hash browns, applewood smoked bacon, sesame sourdough, or avocado slices. 

Brunch will be served from 11am – 3pm.  To make a reservation, visit https://www.americanbrasslic.com/

Haven Rooftop atop The Sanctuary Hotel (132 W. 47th Street) will offer a New Year’s Day Hangover Brunch from 12pm – 3pm for a hair of the dog cure-all. Welcome the new year with sunglasses inside and their specialty cocktail list in their Winter Ski Chalet. Cocktails include Cielo with Casamigos Tequila, Jalapeno, Cucumber and Cilantro, the Solstice with Tito’s Vodka, Strawberry Puree, Peach Liqueur and Prosecco, and the Orbit with Bombay Dry Gin, Thyme syrup, Basil and lemon juice.

Reservations can be made by emailing visiting www.havenrooftop.com

And if you want to dance:

Nebula (135 W 41st St) will welcome legendary DJ Victor Calderone to headline EVOLVE, a New Year’s Day Dance Party like no other, featuring DJ Avision. Doors open for this epic marathon DJ set at 10am, which is due to go till 4am the next day. 

Tickets can be purchased by visiting https://nebulanewyork.com

– Lauren Wire