20 things to do in Boston for New Year’s Eve 2017 – Metro US

20 things to do in Boston for New Year’s Eve 2017

New Year's Eve parties in Boston

If you’re still figuring out your plans to ring in 2018, don’t worry, because there are plenty of soirées and festivities happening around town. From First Night to disco dance parties, here are 20 things to do in Boston for New Year’s Eve 2017.


The Cambridge arcade bar is taking a trip back to the ’70s with its special New Year’s Eve bash. Head over to A4cade between noon and midnight on Dec. 31 for an end-of-the-year, disco-themed dance party. 292 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, areafour.com/locations/a4cade

Alibi Bar & Lounge

Party at what used to be the Charles Street Jail at the Liberty Hotel’s Alibi Bar & Lounge. The West End hotspot is hosting a “Midnight in Paris”-themed soirée, featuring complimentary cocktails, a photo booth and music by DJ Evaredy. Formal attire is recommended, but not required, and the party kicks off at 9 p.m. 215 Charles St., Boston, tablelist.com/e/3a0c6f3089a49947

Back Bay Social

Swing by Back Bay Social for its New Year’s Eve Speakeasy party. The festivities include live music by Bonnie Jean & Hot Stuff, specialty cocktails and late night snacks, plus special giveaways. While there’s no cover and tickets are not required for the event, make sure to get there early as the party is expected to fill up fast. 867 Boylston St., Boston, backbaysocialclub.com

Bijou Nightclub

The popular nightclub is going all out to ring in 2018. Bijou is throwing an all-black affair on Dec. 31, featuring music by Kiss 108’s Mikey V and DJ Tao. The venue’s gold room will also have a party going on with music by DJ Papadon and the Super Smash Bros. 51 Stuart St., Boston, tickets.bijouboston.com

Brighton Music Hall

Billed as the city’s biggest college New Year’s Eve party, Glow Boston will be bringing the beats to Brighton Music Hall. The 18+ bash will include music provided by four different DJs, plus a custom lighting system, all so hundreds of locals can get their groove as they bid farewell to 2017. 158 Brighton Ave., Allston, events.crossroadspresents.com/venues/brighton-music-hall

Cask N’ Flagon

Break out your old NKOTB t-shirts and head to this fan-favorite Fenway bar on New Year’s Eve. Cask ‘n Flagon is hosting an ‘80s-themed bash where you can party all night long to classic tunes courtesy of DJ Carney Lansford. Guests will also be able to enjoy a champagne toast at midnight, party favors, plus the chance to win a few prizes. 62 Brookline Ave., Boston, caskbostonparty.eventbrite.com

Colonnade Hotel

The annual Resolution Ball takes over the Colonnade Hotel on New Year’s Eve with a silent auction, champagne and more. Now in its 19th year, the party will feature music by DJ Tommy and the Felix Brown Band. Guests can also receive $100 off their tickets with the promo code NYE18. 120 Huntington Ave., Boston, bostoneventguide.com/bostons-best-new-years-eve-event

Empire Asian Restaurant + Lounge

From golden scorpion bowls to spicy guava margaritas, there will be no shortage of party drinks available at Empire’s end-of-the-year bash. Featuring msic by DJ Diskino, the New Year’s Eve party kicks off at 9 p.m. and tickets are $50 each. 1 Marina Park Dr., Boston, empireboston.com

First Night

It wouldn’t be New Year’s Eve in Boston without the annual First Night festivities. The celebration will take over Copley Square and the Back Bay with musical performances, ice sculptures, light displays and more. The midnight fireworks over Boston Harbor are also set to return this year. Various locations, firstnightboston.org

The Grand

One of the newest additions to Boston’s nightlife scene, The Grand is pulling out all the stops for New Year’s Eve. DJ Costa will spin the beats at the Seaport club, which features a 70-foot LED wall, a spacious dance floor and plenty of VIP table options for revelers who want to say goodbye to 2017 in style. 58 Seaport Blvd., Boston, thegrandboston.com

The Harp

After you see the Celtics take on the Nets at the TD Garden on Dec. 31, head over to The Harp for a night of fun. The fan-favorite sports bar will have live music courtesy of Sparks the Rescue, a midnight champagne toast and a ton of party favors. Make sure to get their early because the doors will close at 9:30 p.m. 85 Causeway St., Boston, harpboston.com

Hong Kong

From karaoke to enormous drinks, this beloved Boston bar has everything you need to celebrate the end of 2017. The Hong Kong’s New Year’s Eve bash will include a confetti ball drop and champagne toast at midnight, as well as plenty of space to get your groove on. Advanced tickets are just $25 each. 65 Chatham St., Boston, eventbrite.com


Willy Wonka-themed parties will take over every Kings in the Bay State for New Year’s Eve. Enjoy drink specials, live music, party favors and more at this cover-free bash. Guests will also have a chance to win prizes with a “golden pin” giveaway. Various locations, kingsbowlamerica.com

Legal Harborside

Celebrate the start of 2018 with an amazing view of the city at Legal Harborside. The bar and restaurant has decked out its glass-enclosed rooftop with winter decor for its New Year’s Eve bash, which will also include music, a complimentary midnight toast and more. The fun starts at 10 p.m. and general admission tickets are $85 per person. Lounge-style tables will be available for reservations as well. 270 Northern Ave., Boston, eventbrite.com


The popular nightclub’s New Year’s Eve party is almost sold out, but there are still some tickets left for what’s being billed as the “city’s craziest” end-of-the-year celebration. Royale’s bash will feature live music by Those Guys, a balloon drop at midnight and more. 279 Tremont St., Boston, royaleboston.com

Showcase SuperLux

If nightclub parties aren’t your thing, head to the movies instead on New Year’s Eve. Showcase SuperLux in Chestnut Hill is hosting a special event where guests can watch a screening of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” or “Pitch Perfect 3” as well as enjoy a champagne toast, a dessert reception and a live viewing of the ball drop on the big screen. Tickets are only $20.18 per person. 55 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill, showcasecinemas.com/NewYearsEve2018

The Social Register

Party like the one percent at this new bar and restaurant in the Seaport. The Social Register will have party favors, a midnight toast and a live ball drop showing during its New Year’s Eve celebration. 401 D St., Boston, socialregisterboston.com

Supper Club

Guests can fill up on complimentary appetizers and dance the night away to music by DJ Silent Partner and Legends of Summer at Supper Club, Capo’s subterranean space, on Dec. 31. The festivities will also include a photo booth, plus complimentary coat checks, and admission is $100. 439 West Broadway, Boston, eventbrite.com

The Upside Down

Party in the Upside Down at this “Stranger Things”-themed New Year’s Eve party. The celebration geared towards fans of techno and house music will feature a champagne toast at midnight, a photo booth, live art installations and more. The secret location of the event will be announced at a later date. Secret location, Boston, eventbrite.com


Last but certainly not least, Yotel is getting into the holiday spirit with a special “Casino Royale” bash at its rooftop Sky Lounge. Guests can party like James Bond with roulette and black jack tables, “Shaken not Stirred” martinis, music by DJ Hectik and a champagne toast at midnight. The fun starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are available for $100+. 65 Seaport Blvd., Boston, yotelbostonnyeparty.eventbrite.com

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