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New Year's Eve 2012 bar and club parties: Nassau

McFadden's Rockville Centre is looking to knock out

McFadden's Rockville Centre is looking to knock out the winter chill with a wild indoor luau party. (Feb. 23, 2011) (Credit: David Pokress)

With New Year’s Eve fast approaching, it’s very possible you’ve yet to decide where you’ll be toasting the arrival of 2013. If Nassau County is your location or intended destination, here are some parties for your consideration:

New Year’s Eve Bash at Manhattan Bar & Lounge

WHERE Manhattan Bar & Lounge: 324 Sunrise Hwy. Rockville Centre, 516-442-1530

THE DEAL DJ Steel spins, top-shelf open bar, countdown on projection screen, buffet, dessert, party favors

THE PRICE $90 per person (not including gratuity), call 516-661-2421 to reserve.


New Year’s Eve at Rumors

WHERE Rumors: 514 Hempstead Tpke., West Hempstead, 516-481-8915

THE DEAL DJ Jenny Costa spins, televised ball drop, champagne toast, continental breakfast, party favors

THE PRICE $20 in advance at (if still available, could be more at the door)


New Year's Eve at the Leaky Lifeboat: Through The Decades

WHERE The Leaky Lifeboat: 3603 Merrick Rd., Seaford

THE DEAL DJs Emissary and Stevie Ce spinning different eras of music (9 p.m.: 1970s, 10 p.m.: 1980s, 11 p.m.: 1990s, midnight-4 a.m.: 2000s-2010s)

THE PRICE No cover, bracelets available for unlimited well liquor drinks and Pabst Blue Ribbon beer ($25 in advance, $30 day-of, excludes shots) and unlimited every beer and all liquor ($45 advance, $50 day-of, excludes shots) at the bar, dress to impress.


New Year's Eve at McFadden's Rockville Centre

WHERE McFadden's Rockville Centre: 210 Merrick Rd., Rockville Centre, 516-442-2600,

THE DEAL open bar from 9 p.m.-2 a.m., full dinner buffet, champagne toast, party favors

THE PRICE $60, buy tickets at, call 516-442-2600 for more information.


Dark Horse New Year’s Eve Party

WHERE Dark Horse Tavern: 12 S Park Ave., Rockville Centre, 516-442-5477

THE DEAL open bar 9 p.m.-2 a.m., buffet, champagne toast, party favors

THE PRICE $55 in advance, $60 at the door; call 516-442-5477 or email (or ask a bartender at any time.)


McCann’s New Year’s Eve Bash

WHERE McCann’s Pub and Grill: 5590 Merrick Rd. Massapequa 516-798-1496

THE DEAL open bar 10 p.m.-2 a.m., DJ, passed hors d'oeuvres, party favors, televised ball drop, in-house balloon drop

THE PRICE $50, (paid in advance for reserved seating), complimentary bottle of champagne for tables of four or more; call 516-798-1496 to reserve a table or for more details.


Halo Effect New Year’s Party at The Blue Parrot

WHERE The Blue Parrot: 5460 Merrick Rd. Massapequa 516-797-5908

THE DEAL live music from cover band Halo Effect (classic rock, grunge, rock)



*McFadden's Rockville Centre knocks out the winter chill with a wild indoor luau party. (File Photo Feb. 23, 2011)

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