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San Diego New Year’s Eve Guide

new-years-eveCelebrate New Year’s Eve in America’s Finest City. Whether you’re looking for a night on the town or a more intimate celebration, San Diego has plenty of options to help you ring in 2014.


Basic’s New Year’s Eve
Jaded on overrated New Year’s Eve celebrations, fancy dress codes and high cover charges? Keep it basic this year with Basic Kitchen and Bar’s New Year’s Eve bash featuring a lineup of DJs and complimentary bubbly at midnight. $15. 8 p.m. 410 Tenth Ave., San Diego. 619.531.8869.  

Big Night San Diego
Tickets to San Diego’s biggest New Year’s Eve party include an open bar and hosted food all night long. Rock out in 12 different party areas with bands and DJs, and bust a move on six dance floors with themes ranging from Mardi Gras to Vegas. Hilton San Diego Bayfront, 1 Park Blvd.

The Bivouac
The US Grant’s New Year’s Eve soiree returns for another year in San Diego’s original speakeasy to provide an upscale and more intimate alternative to the nightclub scene. The famous Celestial Ballroom will feature a live band and DJ, complimentary champagne  from 9-10 p.m and a midnight toast. 326 Broadway, San Diego. 619.232.3121.

Bottoms Up 2014
The San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter will debut City Sights, the new rooftop expansion to Altitude Sky Lounge, at its signature Bottoms Up New Year’s Eve bash. Begin the celebration on the ground floor  with a generous buffet boasting an array of cuisines and decadent desserts in the lobby before heading up to the 22nd floor for hosted well drink, dancing to Top 40 hits from live DJs and a midnight champagne toast. 8 p.m. $165+. City Sights and Altitude Sky Lounge at the Marriott Gaslamp Quarter, 660 K Street, San Diego. 619.696.0234.

Fluxx Nightclub’s Big Top Extravaganza
Close the year with the final act of Fluxx’s three-part Big Top theme, Act III: The Finale. DJ Karma will be spinning all night along with Rico DeLargo live on the trumpet. Everyone will receive complimentary champagne for a midnight toast, but VIP ticket holders can also enjoy bottomless bubbly and hosted hors d’oeuvres from 8-9 p.m. $60+/pp. Fluxx, 500 Fourth Ave., San Diego. 619.232.8100.

Happy DEW Year at Quality Social
The downtown locale is teaming up with one of Ireland’s most widely distributed whiskies, Tullamore Dew, to make this New Year’s Eve a night to remember. Enjoy an open bar from 9-10 p.m. and complimentary champagne or pickleback shot at midnight. DJ Hevrock will be spinning tunes into the new year. $40+/pp. Quality Social, 789 Sixth Ave., San Diego. 619.501.7675.

Featuring three floors of entertainment in four separate venues, Andaz San San Diego’s New Year’s Eve bash includes a dynamic musical lineup headlined by Alex Kenji and Hot Mouth. Brady Spear, Este, Ayla Simon, Angle and Engage also perform. $25+/pp. Andaz Hotel, 600 F Street, San Diego. 619.814.2060.

Hotel Del’s “Pure Magic” New Year’s Eve Gala
Begin the evening with a champagne reception in the Crown Room, then move to the oceanfront ballroom for a lavish dinner, dancing and, of course, a champagne toast. Local favorite The Mar Dels perform. 7 p.m. Hotel Del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado. 619.522.8490.

Kids’ New Year’s Eve at Legoland
Like the famous Times Square party, Kids’ New Year’s Eve features a concert and countdown to the new year followed by a spectacular fireworks display and ball drop—only it’s not a ball, it’s a huge Lego brick. At Kids’ New Year’s Eve, midnight strikes at 6 p.m. Legoland, One Legoland Dr., Carlsbad.

Mad Men New Year’s Eve Celebration
Dine like Draper and Drink like Sterling; The Westgate is ringing in the new year Mad Men-style. Begin with a vintage craft cocktail, then enjoy a five-course wine-paired dinner before dancing the night away until a champagne toast marks the new year at midnight. Lorraine Castellanos’ quartet performs. $179/pp. Westgate Hotel, Versailles Ballroom, 1055 2nd Ave., San Diego. 619.238.1818.

Midnight Kiss New Year’s Eve
Spend the last night of 2013 in the lap of luxury with a six-hour open bar, rooftop champagne toast at midnight and dancing in a ballroom with panoramic views of downtown and the harbor. A live DJ will be playing hits all night. 8 p.m. Bristol Hotel, 1055 First Ave., downtown. 619.232.6141.

New Year’s Eve Dance Party Cruise
Sail into the new year with the sights of San Diego Harbor as your backdrop. Dance the night away on a beautiful yacht with live entertainment, gourmet appetizers and premium bar selections. Board at 9:30 p.m. $62.50/pp. 990 North Harbor Drive, San Diego. 619.522.6155.

New Year’s Eve at Hard Rock Hotel
If your idea of the perfect NYE includes dancing to beats from world-class DJs on multiple dance floors and reveling in a midnight balloon drop, the Hard Rock Hotel has you covered. The line-up includes Sidney Samson with special live performances by Eva Simons, Tony Arzadon & Chris Garcia, DJ Loczi, Scooter & Lavelle, Starry Eyed Music and DJ Fingaz. Hard Rock Hotel, 207 Fifth Ave., San Diego.

New Year’s Eve Beach Party
Tickets to this all-inclusive bash come with drinks, hors d’oeuvres and four rooms of top local entertainment from DJ Fresh One, DJ Chris Cutz, DJ G-Roy, JJ Flores, Artistic, Jason Whitmore on Saxophone, DJ FishFonics, Will Duka, Myron Eugene and Billy the Kid. The VIP upgrade gets you access to the William D. Evans sternwheeler-turned-party-boat. $100-200/pp. Catamaran Resort, 3999 Mission Boulevard, San Diego. 619.246.3625.

New Year’s Eve Pub Crawl
Ring in 2014 at several of the best bars in the Gaslamp Quarter with Taste & Thirst’s famous annual pub crawl. Take advantage of drink specials at each location, including $4 wells, two for $14 premium drinks and two for $14 champagnes. $20. Check in by 10 p.m. Taste & Thirst, 715 Fourth Ave., San Diego.

OMFG! NYE 2014
Start celebrating 2014 on Dec. 30, as OMFG! NYE 2014 rocks the house with two days of killer DJs. Boys Noize, Brazzabelle, Bro Safari, Cole Plante, Diplo, DJ Snake, Feed Me, GTA, Henrix, Laidback Luke, Madeon, Nero, Nervo, and Ookay take to the stage on both nights to ring in the new year. 9 p.m. $184 for a two day pass. Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego. 619.224.4171.

The White Party
Held in the former Block No. 16, The White Party invites you to toast to the new year with the legendary DJ Donald Glaude, Mr. Dee Jay, DJ Tantrum, DJ Kray-Z-K and Discotech Panda. Indulge in a premium hosted bar from 8-10 p.m. All white attire is requested. $60. Moonshine Flats (formerly Block No. 16), 344 Seventh Avenue, San Diego. 619.370.3929.



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