Still not quite sure how to ring in 2015? We've got a few ideas for you.
If you're feeling hungry, head to Post 390 in Back Bay, which has a 3 course prix-fixe menu for $68. Pick from such delicacies as Scituatelobster pan roast, a raw bar sampler and smoked pork shoulder and butternut squash potstickers. The deal is offered between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., with a four course $88 option available between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. Though you'll need to find somewhere else for the midnight hour, champagne is still included with the meal.
Trying to avoid the downtown area? Head out to Assembly Square in Somerville, where Earls Kitchen + Bar will be celebrating its first New Years. They're offering a three course prix-fixe menu for $40. You want some bourbon mushroom Angus sirloin, right? Round it off with a serving of chocolate sticky toffee pudding. Learn more about the drinks at Earls hereand head to www.earlsrestaurants.com for more info on the NYE festivities.
If you like to add a little competition to your New Year's celebration, try the Rock & Bowl party Lucky Strike is hosting. It runs from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m., and there will be a DJ in addition to all the bowling action. You can get a general admission ticket for $20, or gather a group of 8-10 friends and rent out a lane for two hours, which also includes shoe rentals and appetizers, and goes for $350-$450. Head to www.luckystrikeboston.com for tickets.
Hoping to just dance your butt off? Head to Rumba Rum Bar at the Intercontinental, where recently crowned (by the Boston Music Awards) DJ of the year Frank White will be spinning. The evening runs from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., and the bar recommends booking a table in advance. There's no cover, but doors close the public at 11 p.m. Book a table by contacting Allison Neves at 617-217-5041.
If the Fenway neighborhood is more your scene, try Cask 'n Flagon, which will have DJ Carney Lansford playing top 40 hits (you know you want to dance to "Fancy" one more time in 2014), passed hors'd'oeuvres and 60 high def televisions broadcasting all the NYE festivities you can dream of. The festivities start at 8 p.m., and tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. For info, head to www.casknflagon.com.