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

Three friends talk over drinks at the bar

Three friends talk over drinks at the bar at Phao in Sag Harbor. (Feb. 13, 2010) (Credit: David Pokress)

With 2012 quickly drawing to a close, those among us who have yet to decide where to go or what to do on New Year’s Eve are cutting it close -- so to help pick a prime place to party, here are some bashes being held at Suffolk County spots that could make the last hours of the year more interesting:

NYE at The Cortland

WHERE The Cortland: 27 W. Main St., Bay Shore, 631-206-2220

THE DEAL open bar 8 p.m.-12 a.m., buffet, passed hors d’oeuvres, party favors, Champagne toast, complimentary coat check, exclusive craft beers

THE PRICE $40 before Dec. 25, $55 after; pay on site or call 631-206-2220.


Celebrate New Year's Eve at Public House 49

WHERE Public House 49: 49 E. Main St., Patchogue, 631-569-2767

THE DEAL DJ spins all night, five-hour open bar, buffet, passed appetizers, party favors, Champagne toast

THE PRICE $75; limited tickets available


Phao New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball

WHERE Phao: 29 Main St., Sag Harbor, 631-725-0101

THE DEAL dress in costume (free masks available while supplies last), cash bar, free midnight toast

THE PRICE $20 at the door until midnight; for table service reservations, email


Vaudeville in Amityville at Club Revolution

WHERE Club Revolution: 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville, 631-264-7712

THE DEAL DJs spinning rock, metal, industrial and new wave; two rooms for dancing; dress in costume (steam punk, burlesque-style), live alternative/goth music; live burlesque performances; live fire performance; balloon drop; free Champagne toast; buffet; free breakfast sandwich at 3 a.m.

THE PRICE $12 before 11 p.m. if dressed in theme, $15 after (or not dressed in theme); $30 for open bar from 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. 18 to enter, 21 to drink; advance tickets available at


Long Island's Gay New Year’s Eve Gala at The Bunk House

WHERE The Bunk House: 620 Waverly Ave., Patchogue, 631-506-6600

THE DEAL DJ spins, live performance, buffet, Champagne toast, televised ball drop, balloon drop, party favors

THE PRICE $15 for open bar from 9-10 p.m., $25 for open bar from 9 p.m.-midnight, $50 for all-night open bar; call ahead for more details.


Vic Latino's Rockin' Eve at MCBG

WHERE Middle Country Beer Garden: 1702 Middle Country Rd., Centereach, 631-696-1111

THE DEAL DJ Vic Latino spins, three-hour open bar, party favors, midnight champagne toast

THE PRICE $20 in advance (could be more at the door), call 631-696-1111 or go online to for more details.


*Three friends talk over drinks at the bar at Phao in Sag Harbor. (Feb. 13, 2010)

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