Not sure what to do with yourself as the beginning of yet another year starts to rear its dreary head? We’ve got you covered. Here are some of the best parties in the SF Bay Area to help you ring in the New Year. Below you’ll find a hand-picked party list to accomodate all budgets, tastes, and varieties of party animal. Remember to party safe and that a ride in a cab is always better than a ride in a cop car. Drinking responsibly is sexy.
RECESSION RELIEVER PICK: Short on cash? For a ten spot you can celebrate in style without putting a dent in your wallet at Go Bang’s NYE gala. Head on over to Deco Lougne for disco atomic floor thumping action at a fraction of the price of typical end of the year parties! Deco Lounge @ 510 Larkin Street
DOWN HOME PARTY PICK: Looking for a simple party without all the fancy dress and champagne? Try The Knockout’s Oldies Night from 9 to 4 in the morning with special local live music guests The Cuts. Good times, good people, good way to end the year. The Knockout @ 3223 Mission St
MEGA HUGE PARTY PICK: Want to be where everybody else in San Francisco is this NYE? The party of the year is, as per usual, Sea of Dreams at The Concourse. Santigold, Amon Tobin, Beats Antique, and Claude Van Stroke will be there to bring you unbeatably good music to help you break in 2012.
HOMETOWN LEGEND PARTY PICK: Say what you will about Kreayshawn, but the fact of the matter is that this white girl from Oakland has made a name for herself in the hip hop community becoming without a doubt one of the most memorable artists of the year. No small achievement. Celebrate living it large with Kreayshawn and Wallpaper at The Regency Ballroom. Tickets for sale online.
BIG NAME DJ PARTY PICK: No surprise that Ruby Skye is bringing in the big guns for NYE 2012. Internationally acclaimed super star DJs DJ Dan and Cedric Gervais will be at the decks while a full menu and complimentary champagne toast will keep you wined and dined in style. Ruby Skye @ 420 Mason Street
BOOTIE SHAKERS PICK: Bootie NYE at The Mezzanine! A balloon drop, champagne toast, video count down and your favorite Bootie DJs helping you get your last yayas out for an extremely reasonable cover. Make sure to get those early bird tickets at $25 or pay double at the door! The Mezzanine @ 444 Jessie St
SUPER FANCY FIREWORKS PARTY PICK: If you’ve got the cash to throw in for a sensational evening, try NYE 2012 on Treasure Island. Fireworks! DJs! Complimentary Drinks & yums! Wow! Embrace your last chance to spoil yourself rotten. Buy tickets here.
OPEN BAR PARTY PICK: For a reasonable price, The Ambassador has your hook up on all you can drink. An open bar will be yours from 9pm to 2am. Remember to drink responsibly. No one wants the last experience of the year to be in a hospital bed! The Ambassador @ 673 Geary St.
BURNER PARTY PICK: No one knows how to work a sound system quite like the ladies and gents of Pink Mammoth. For NYE they’ve taken over The Phoenix with 2 stages and poolside lounge. This may be the best, most overlooked party of NYE 2012. Phoenix Hotel 601 Eddy St.
NOISE POP PARTY PICK: Disco 2012 at Rickshaw Stop will give you a taste of Pop Scene bumped up to a NYE scale. RAC DJs and The Limousines will have you shaking it into the wee hours of the morning until before you know it it’s a new year. Rickshaw Stop @ 155 Fell St.
80s DANCE PARTY PICK: For cheesy 80s dance parties, you can’t beat The Cat Club (although many have tried). Why should NYE be any different? For NYE 2012 The Cat Club has embraced their reputation for all things dated and is throwing a dance party that would make Blondie proud. The Cat Club @ 1190 Folsom St.
AVANT GARDE PARTY PICK: Appreciating the finer aesthetic in life has always been a goal since Harlot night club opened. So for NYE they thought they’d take the space in a completely new direction. The Silver Factory uses influences of Warhol, mirrors, foil, to create a completely transformed space. DJ Sam Isaac will be there to feed your ears as well as your eyes. Harlot @ 46 Minna St.