As 2018 winds down to an end, it’s time to start planning your New Year’s Eve party to celebrate the arrival of 2019. San Francisco has plenty of amazing NYE parties in and around the Bay Area. Don’t miss out on one of the most unique and unforgettable New Year’s in the country at any of these local favorites.

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Tickets $30 to $100
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If you are looking for a more classy style of club, the Roc is right for you. They have a strict dress code (no hats, Nikes, sweatpants, shorts, sandals, ect) so be sure to dress accordingly. The Roc was inspired by Alcatraz island and has a variety of different beers on tap, along with the top DJ talent in the Bay.

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The Stud

Tickets $15
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Prepare yourself to bring in the New Year with the best drag show in town. The Stud is one of the best gay bars in San Francisco, and they promise to put on a good show this 2019. They pride themselves as being the first worker-owned cooperative gay bar in America, come show your support and have fun at one of the best shows in town.

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Fireworks Gala Cruise

Tickets $275
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What better way to celebrate the New Year than a luxury cruise on the Bay. Admission comes with a 4 hour open bar and complimentary desserts, so you can drink, relax, and party right into 2019. There is arguably no better view of the fireworks than right on the water. Tickets are selling out fast, so book now!

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Waterfront Fireworks


For the best view of the fireworks show in the city, head to the Ferry Building and pick a spot anywhere along the Embarcadero between Mission and Folsom street. The show will start right at the stroke of midnight, so be sure to get there before 11:30 for a good spot.

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Location: One Ferry Building, 50, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA