You could go downtown. With good luck, you might even be able to hail a cab, your Uber car might actually show up, or a cheap or free parking space might magically appear with your name on it.  Or, you could put on your walking shoes and ring in your new year at one of Harlem’s many hot hang-outs. No matter what kind of night you crave, Morningsider can honestly say, “Harlem has it all!”

Many of your favorite restaurants are offering prix fixe dinners and champagne, and here is where you’ll head after:

NYE-CheriBier International – Join Bier on Thursday, December 31st for their annual New Year’s Eve House Party. This is a free, no-fuss event with a DJ and party favors, and where you can watch the ball drop on the big screens. Reservations accepted for parties of 8 or more.  They’re also open Friday, January 1st for their famous New Year’s Day Hangover Brunch! Bier International, 2099 Frederick Douglass Blvd., NYC 10026 |

Cheri – In its elegant living room setting, Cheri brings you a cabaret dinner with Miss Bousy Rouge, followed by dancing all night with DJ Tom Strokes. Dinner & party are $90/$25 for party only.  Dinner starts at 8 or show up for the party at 10. Either way, remember to dress cabaret! Click HERE for reservations and more  info. Cheri Harlem, 231 Malcolm X Blvd., NYC 10027 |

NYE-CoveCove – Ring in 2016 with Love & Hip Hop’s Yandy Smith at Cove. Tickets are $125 per person; includes 1 bottle of champagne and 1 liter of Vodka per table (of 4). For tickets and info CLICK HERE or call 212.665.3455. Cove Lounge, 325 Malcolm X Blvd, NYC 10027 |

Gin Fizz – Love live music? Then this velvety hide-out may be the perfect New Year’s Eve spot for you!   General admission for Gin Fizz’s Harlem Party is $20 or $50 table reservation per person. To reserve a table and find out more contact or visit  Gin Fizz, 308 Malcolm X Blvd., NYC 10027

Ginny’s Supper Club – Enjoy a multi-course New Year’s Eve dinner with Nate Lucas & the Allstars, followed by a party and champagne toast at this glamorous speakeasy. Doors open at 7pm and the show begins at 8. The party gets started at 10pm. To reserve a  table, please call 212 421 3821. (Dinner service is required for reserved seating). Tickets for the party are $40 but can be purchased at a $10 discount with dinner reservation. See more info HERE. Ginny’s at Red Rooster, 210 Malcolm X Blvd., NYC 10027 |

NYE-GinFizzParis Blues – The Les Goodson Jazz Band, Tyrone Gibson’s Top Secret and others willl be plaing through the night at Paris Blues, Harlem’s favorite jazz dive. There’s never any cover to enter, and you don’t have to dress up. Just show up and enjoy the show! Visit for more details. Paris Blues, 2021 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd., NYC 10027

Silvana – Come as you are and party all night at Silvana with DJ Ouaga, The DJ starts spinning at 8pm but the New Year’s Eve party kicks in at 10 through 3:45am. Visit for more info. Silvana, 300 West 116th Street, NYC 10026

Shrine World Music Cafe – Or, dance the night away at Silvana’s sister location, Shrine, with DJ Birane from Ivory Coast. Open ’til 3:45am. Visit for additional details. Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell, Jt. Blvd., NYC 10030

Dowtowners and all-arounders: We welcome you to our wonderful neighborhood for New Year’s Eve. Our cabbies are nice and you may even find a parking spot with your name on it!

Happy New Year from Morningsider!