Every bar and club has something going on for New Year's, and I bet most of you know some friends who are having parties as well. There are great guides to all the big events in the SFWeekly, Bay Guardian, and The Onion, but here are my picks for best places to ring in the new year.
Comfort and Joy Afterglow
The Comfort and Joy crew present another great underground including a show and dancefloor by Honey Sound System.
$20 (Presales available at the website)
Drunk and Horny New Year's Party
A two room party in a classic warehouse space, with DJs Sparky and Big Red playing the good-time party music, and Lord Kook and DJ Pee Play laying down the four-on-the-floor starting around 2AM.
$20 (Presales at Distractions, Hot Cookie, and Saturday's Drunk and Horny at Underground SF)
Tantra at SoMarts
A breaks room with Freq Nasty headlining, a Return to Goa trance room, and chill area by the Ambient Mafia.
$30 (Presales at Ceiba, Distractions, and Skills in Berkeley)
Seismic at Mighty
Your best bet at an above-ground club, with Krafty Kuts, Murphstar of the Space Cowboys and many other local heroes.
$60 Presales at seismicsf.org
Breakfast of Champions at Club Whisper
If you're still up and ready to party at 6AM, this will be the place to be, with Space Cowboy DJs and special guests from 6AM "until you say uncle!"
$10 at the door