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Waiting for Midnight


Some people celebrate another.   

Jekyll and Hyde New Year's Eve 2015
Jekyll and Hyde Club; 216 West 44th St., nr. Seventh Ave.; 212-362-2590; 8 p.m.; $79 and up
Don't be ashamed to love the kitch of Jekyll and Hyde. We certainly aren't. On New Year's eve those animatronic maniacs throw open their doors for family fun with passed appetizers, party music, and a 5-hour open bar for those old enough to partake. Opt to make it a special night for two ($599) and get your own table with a glass of champagne. Just don't get too spooked when the clock strikes midnight!

Output Presents New Year's Eve
Output; 74 Wythe Ave., nr. N. 12th St.; Williamsburg; 212-362-2590; 10 p.m.4 a.m.
Instead of spending the night in some listlessly writhing crowd, why not go to a place that's made for dancing? Serious beatheads know that Output is one of the best clubs out there right now. From 10 p.m. on, it offers a packed lineup including German techno veteran DJ Koze, the U.S. debut of Raresh, Rhadoo, and Petre Inspirescu from the Romanian vinyl label [a:rpia:r], and more.

Beer Authority Times Square New Year's Eve
Beer Authority; 300 West 40th St., nr. Eighth Ave.; 212-510-8415; 8 p.m.; $99 and up
Hey, you know what's fun on New Year's Eve? Beer! Good thing there's a whole place named after it opening up its doors this December 31. Beer Authority has 62 craft beers on tap and an open bar, is steps away from Times Square (if you're into that sort of thing), and has a heated rooftop deck to keep you warm and cozy all night.

New Year's Eve Spectacular at Carolines
Carolines on Broadway; 1626 Broadway, nr. 50th St.; 212-757-4100; 7:30 and 10 p.m.; Ticket price TBA
They say if you laugh at midnight on New Year's, you'll be laughing all year long. Okay, we made that up, but doesn't it sound true? To that end, try this comedy show at Carolines, with a lineup including Joe List, Gary Vider, Ricky Velez, Michelle Wolf, Dan Soder, and Mark Normand. Note: Only the 10 p.m. show has dancing, after midnight.

NYE 2015 With Ingrosso
Marquee; 289 Tenth Ave., nr. 26th St.; 646-473-0202; 8 p.m.; $200
Marquee's requesting that you wear "festive attire" to to with the festive night headlined by Sebastian Ingrosso, formerly of the Swedish House Mafia. The ticket price includes a four-hour premium open bar but watch out: If you're not careful, you might find yourself licking the scratch-and-sniff wallpaper in the bathroom.