San Francisco New Year's Eve Parties
2021 Best NYE Parties

New year's eve fireworks over San Francisco, as seen from Treasure Island.New year's eve fireworks over San Francisco, as seen from Treasure Island.By: Jakob Nilsson Ehle

New Year's Eve parties in San Francisco are aplenty. This gives you many options to pick from, ranging from a swanky nigh club on Folsom, or a big band dance on the deck of an aircraft carrier. Sip craft cocktails at the El Rio or the Moongate Lounge, and end your night with a fireworks show over the waterfront. San Fran has you covered.

San Francisco's plan for reopening may put restrictions on NYE events. Some events may be cancelled as a result.

Fireworks by the Bay

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One of the most iconic places to celebrate NYE in San Francisco, is the Embarcadero waterfront. There, you can take in the fireworks show over San Francisco Bay. Be sure to get there early because the area fills up fast. Not to mention, it's also free.

NYE at 1015 Folsom

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1015 Folsom is one of the hottest places to celebrate New Year's Eve in San Francisco. Past events have provided guests with elaborate sets, lights, and lots of music to dance to in five unique rooms. The event also has VIP access. This event sells out fast. Tickets are typically $150.

NYE Gala Aboard the USS Hornet

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The USS Hornet is an aircraft carrier that has been putting on a NYE gala for years. The event features big band music, dancing on three separate dance floors, cash bar and food concessions. If you can't dance, don't fret. They have dance instructors to help you out with that. It's a black tie optional affair. Tickets usually range $60-$99.

Eve’s Waterfront

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Located in Oakland, Eve's Waterfront puts on a two-floor NYE celebration on the waterfront. It features an open bar, midnight champagne toast and dance music spun by some of the area's best DJs. Guests have the option to reserve a table upstairs, or a VIP table downstairs that is upgraded with an open bar and appetizers. Tickets typically start at $69. 

Eye Heart San Francisco

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The Fort Mason Center for Arts&Culture is a large venue that hosts an annual NYE party in San Francisco. The event provides cocktails, musical performances, DJs, and a Silent Disco. It features an extensive open bar, champagne lounge, and multiple stages. It also features art installations and interactive media displays. Various ticket packages are offered, from general to VIP. The event says "dress to impress."

The Great Northern NYE

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The Great Northern is a club that puts on a New Years Eve celebration in San Francisco annually. It offers a line up of of local artists, along with drag performances before the strike of midnight. It  also features aerialists, 2 rooms of music, dancing, a photo booth and a food truck. The venue offers reserved bottle service, as well as 3 tiers of event ticketing. Club/concert attire appropriate.

Mother of All New Years

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The Mother of All New Years is an annual New Year's Eve Party in San Fran. The Regency Ballroom hosts this big event, and it being a concert-style venue, it features live musical performances by various artists and DJs, four dance floors and party/entertainment spaces, fully stocked bars. Club/concert attire appropriate.

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