There are plenty of evening affairs that tie into religious and national holidays -- but of all the times Americans celebrate, New Year’s Eve is the one night that is purely all about partying.
It’s likely that every bar, club, dive, lounge, restaurant and other fun spot on the Island will have something going to cheer on the arrival of 2014, but here’s a lead on some Nassau County venues that are doing something extra-special:
INFO 246 Voice Rd., Carle Place, 516-248-7600
THE DEAL Theo “DJ Theo” Pisani spins; the dress theme is upscale black and white clothing. Open bar from 8:30-11:30 p.m., free Italian food buffet from 8:30-10:30 p.m. Hats and party favors will be distributed; tickets are available for $40 in advance at wantickets.com (prices subject to change).
INFO 242 Pettit Ave., Bellmore, 516-804-9925
THE DEAL Classic rock cover band Wonderous Stories performs, all guests get a complimentary hot buffet, party favors and champagne toast at midnight. Tickets are available in advance for $30 at brownpapertickets.com or $40 at the door; pay $80 in advance or $95 at the door to add an open bar from 9 p.m.-midnight.
INFO 279A Sunrise Hwy., Rockville Centre, 516-536-6258
THE DEAL Top-shelf open bar from 9 p.m.-4 a.m.; DJ spins, dinner buffet, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. Tickets available in advance at eventbrite.com for $65 or $75 at the door (if not sold out).
INFO 959 W Beech St., Long Beach, 516-432-4080
THE DEAL $20 admission for a three-hour open bar, DJ music and a champagne toast at midnight. (Tickets are available in advance at ticketdriver.com.)
INFO 382 A East Meadow Ave., East Meadow, 516-227-6378
THE DEAL DJ spins pop, rock, '80s hits and new wave plus a complimentary buffet, party favors and champagne toast at midnight. Free.
INFO 1916 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow, 516-794-4156
THE DEAL Freestyle stars TKA perform live and DJ Jenny Costa spins plus a top-shelf open bar from 9-10 p.m., dinner buffet, early morning breakfast buffet, party favors and champagne toast at midnight. Tickets are $30 in advance at wantickets.com or $40 at the door; dress to impress.
INFO 20 W. Park Ave., Long Beach, 516-889-1680
THE DEAL Open bar from 9 p.m.-1 a.m., DJs spin, passed appetizers and champagne toast at midnight. $50 in advance; call to make reservations (or $60 at the door).
INFO 323 Main St., Farmingdale, 516-293-9700
THE DEAL Live music by Nine Deeez Nite; DJ Rumer spins. Open bar from 9 p.m.-midnight and champagne toast at midnight. Tickets are $30 at the door or $25 in advance at showclix.com.
INFO 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh, 516-783-7500
THE DEAL $35 per person includes buffet, Budweiser and Bud Light bottles, mixed drinks and wine from 9 p.m.-midnight; DJ Breakthru spins. Tickets available at ticketweb.com.
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