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New Year’s Eve is always a big deal across the nation. No matter what the city, the odds are fairly good that a party is going on somewhere, with Boston serving as no exception to this rule. Indeed, there are about a million options for revelers to celebrate this New Year’s Eve. Here are just a few of the biggest and best parties to hit on the big night.
50 Dalton St.
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 266-2695

A New Year’s Eve party at Kings is always a memorable time, given this Dalton Street joint’s popular combination of classic bowling fun, good food and strong drinks. There’s plenty of room to hit the dance floor over at Kings, as well, combined with its expansive gaming rooms which include pool, skeeball and more. Find virtually everything needed to make New Year’s Eve a fun and lighthearted night out for friends or family.

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306 Stuart St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 423-7473

For those seeking to skip out on most of the amenities found at a place like Kings, the Rise Club – located on Stuart Street in between Columbus Avenue and Arlington Street in the city’s Back Bay area – focuses its main drawing point to its dance floor, promising nothing but drinks, sweat and loud music to pulse the night away into 2015. Be warned, however, for Rise packs up very quickly and can be a hot place to hang out if you’re not prepared for lots of bodies. Make sure to stay hydrated!

90 Exeter St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 236-1134

Also located in Boston’s popular Back Bay district is Storyville, an equally in-demand nightclub that celebrates New Year’s Eve in style on a yearly basis. Picking up a “VIP” pass for Storyville’s annual shindig is recommended for large groups of friends or family, as this place also fills up quite quickly – particularly on a night like this, where so many people hit the streets for a night on the town. Prepare for lines that can be quite long, with a substantial wait. Affordable drinks and plenty of dance floor space await those who do get into Storyville, however, so plan ahead and hit this place up!

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100 Warrenton St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 338-8061

Another dance club destination for New Year’s Eve in Boston is Venu, over on Warrenton Street near Tufts Medical Center, Chinatown and the Theater District. Venu is a bit pricier with its drinks than the other options on this list on any given night, making its New Year’s Eve celebration something best planned ahead or split between a larger group. Inside, guests will find accommodations typical for big city dance clubs, with two large rooms for dancing and DJs spinning hip hop, house and Latin music, heavy on the funky beats. Venu is recommended for those seeking simply to tune in and turn down.

Improv Asylum
216 Hanover St.
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 263-6887

Not looking to dance or drink the night away? Bowling, pool and skeeball not tickling your fancy? Well, Improv Asylum has the cure for that negativity with its truly unique New Year’s Eve comedy show, a left-of-center idea for something out of the ordinary this holiday season. The comics at Improv Asylum make the most of their small, humble theater space by packing it with laughs for every group of paying customers who walk through the doors. The show is passionate and interactive, making a New Year’s night at Improv Asylum the perfect place to either start the New Year’s festivities or make it the main destination.

George Pacheco has been writing professionally about arts and entertainment for over a decade. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, George currently resides in a humble New England home with his wife, cat and massive music and film collection. His work can be found at Examiner.com.