If you’re like us, you’re probably scrambling to make last minute New Years Eve plans – where can you turn up with your friends without spending all your money and being inundated by d-bags? We got you. Before you set off to complete those healthy, responsible NYE resolutions you’ve made, take your last chance to make an absolute mess of yourself (and lose/break your phone for the fourth time this year).
The team here at Remezcla has compiled a dope selection of New Years parties and concerts to choose from in San Francisco, so grab that glass of champagne, a hottie to share a midnight kiss with, and get ready to go hard into 2015.
Streets of SF NYE w/ Chromeo, Kill Paris, & Viceroy, 9:00 PM
Now in its sixth year, the Streets of San Francisco NEW YEARS EVE is consistently recognized as one of the best events in SF. This year the party will be going down at Fort Mason Center with performances by Chromeo (DJ Set), Kill Paris, Viceroy, Traviswild, Aaron Axelsen, and more. Entry gets you hosted Premium Open Bar all night (aka not just the shitty well drinks) and the event brags that is has the best Bartender-to-Guest ratio of any competing party in the country. Anything that means we don’t have to wait in never-ending lines for our free drinks is good in our book. More info here.
NYE 2015: Kool A.D., Haywyre, Freddy Todd & More, 9:00 PM
SF’s Victor Vazquez aka Kool A.D. has been dropping great stuff this year (including mixtape Word O.K. and track “The Front” feat. Toro y Moi and Amaze 88, which is the jam), and seeing him in his hometown will be a great way to close out 2014. He performs at The New Parish alongside a great lineup that includes Haywyre, Freddy Todd, BOATS, Intellitard, Humpfree Lowgart, and Krakinov. More info here.
FrequenSea: Sea of Dreams w/ Flying Lotus & more, 8:00 PM
The lineup for the 15th Anniversary SEA of DREAMS 2015: Frequen-Sea is pretty stacked this year, with performances from Pretty Lights, Flying Lotus, Beats Antique, Lettuce, Bit Funk, Fort Knox Five and more. The two-day festival will take place at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, and will also include the signature inflatable art pieces that Sea of Dreams has become known for, digital fireworks, and all other kinds of interactive art. Pro tip: this is an 18+ event. More info here.
Pura Club New Year’s Eve 2015, 9:00 PM
If you’re looking for the mega-club, bottle service, fog machine, packed dance-floor experience, Pura Club New Year’s Eve 2015 is your party. Billing itself as the only Latin NYE celebration in the Bay, the night will feature live performers, 5 dance floors, 5 bars, and 12 Bay Area DJs. It will definitely draw a bottle-service type crowd, but one that also is down to dance all night long (you’ll probably hear Enrique’s “Bailando” at least twice). Entry includes a balloon drop & a free midnight champagne toast. More info here.
POPNYE with Armin Van Buuren & Bingo Players, 6:00 PM
POPNYE will be throwing a massive New Year’s Eve rave at Oakland’s Oracle Arena, presented by Skills. The night will consist of throbbing house music, flashing lights, and huge crowds, with a specially-designed stage that rotates 360 degrees so everyone can get a good view of the full color laser show. With music by Armin Van Buuren, Bingo Players, Blake Jarrell, Firebeatz and more, we’re anticipating this will be a crowd of 22 year olds on molly. Bring some glow sticks. More info here.
NYE 2015 with Mayer Hawthorne, Afrolicious SoundSystem & More, 9:00pm
For Public Works New Years Eve party, Mayer Hawthorne, who has toured the world with musicians like Bruno Mars, Foster The People, Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae, will get the crowd going with a DJ set, alongside hometown crews Afrolicious Sound System and Ren The Vinyl Archaelogist (True Skool).
The party will take place in two rooms and includes hosted champagne ’till 10pm. More info here.
Ruby Skye, Spundae, and Mixed Elements Present M&S 54, 8:00 PM
Ranking on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs, Myon & Shane 54 will be ringing in the new year at Ruby Skye in San Francisco. The event will also feature aerial performances, confetti rainfall, hors d’oeuvres, culinary creations by chef Eric Treiss, and a champagne toast at midnight. More info here.
New Year’s Eve with SambaDá, 9:00 PM
Ring in the new year Brazilian style with one of Santa Cruz’s favorite dance bands, SambaDá, live at Moes Alley. Dubbed the West Coast’s hottest Brazilian band by promoters, journalists and fans, SambaDá musically unites the Americas. Based in the rich musical traditions of Brazil, SambaDá also references salsa and cumbia, and blends them playfully with funk and reggae beats. Tickets start at $20. More info here.
NYE 2015 with Cut Copy, Juan MacLean & Saint Pepsi
In November, Grammy-nominated band Cut Copy released a primer on Melbourne’s dance music scene via their own label, Cutters, called Cut Copy Presents: Oceans Apart. Curated and mixed by the band, it showcases the same thing you can see live at the Mezzanine this New Year’s Eve: dance music expertise. Catch them alongside Juan MacLean (DJ Set) & Saint Pepsi. More info here.
NYE International Ball 2015, 9:00 PM
Welcome the new year at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco at the NYE International Ball. Event includes a 4.5 hour hosted open bar, four separate rooms with music by DJs Aykut, KBLO, Youssef, DJ Santero, DJ DR T, Nitro, and DJ Kevin Armstrong as well as a balloon drop at midnight. More info here.