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The Ultimate Guide to NYE in San Francisco

by Steven Mike Voser

Struggling to settle on the right way to ring in New Year’s Eve in San FRancisco? Don’t worry, we’ve created this hand picked list of the top NYE events in the city.

Whether you love partying at one of the city’s many nightclubs, in an exclusive hotel, or even on a luxurious party cruise, there’s bound to be something for you here.

Follow the links for more information on each event, and remember to get your tickets ASAP. NYE is the biggest night of the year and tickets are selling fast!

Top Pick:

NYE @ The Fort Mason Center

If you’re looking for a great event that combines great music, an amazing crowd, an open bar, a ferris wheel, and much more.

Fort Mason is a major attraction in San Francisco, drawing in thousands of visitors every year. As an ex army post built in 1912, the venue boasts a deep history and offers great views of the marina district and the SF Bay.

This December 31st, Fort Mason will host an epic NYE celebration. Here’s what you can expect on the night:

  • Incredible DJ lineup including Klingande (France), Kill Frenzy (Berlin), and San Fran locals Viceroy and The Schmidt.
  • Open bar from 9pm-2am.
  • A giant illuminated ferris wheel.
  • A virtual reality playground by Upload.
  • 3D VR painting experience by Google Tilt.
  • A Hip-Hop silent disco.
  • Art installations and interactive multimedia displays.

Tickets for this awesome event start at $160. VIP tickets are also available for $210 and include exclusive access to special VIP areas, bars, and bathrooms. Hurry, price hikes are expected on December 28.

Get your tickets here.


If your perfect NYE is all about enjoying some great music, this event is perfect. Check it out below and grab your tickets ASAP:

M.O.A.N.Y. New Year’s Eve Countdown 2017 @ The Regency Center

Want to escape the standard venues that so many people flock to on NYE? Head on over to the Regency Center for an epic night with some world-class DJs, an open bar, multiple rooms, and much more.

The Regency Center, located in the heart of San Fran, first opened in 1909 and served as a masonic lodge. Today, it operates as a premium event space, featuring stunning architecture, beautiful interior decor, and much more.

To celebrate the coming of 2017, this iconic venue will be hosting an amazing party on December 31st, featuring multiple DJs. Here’s what to expect on the night:

  • 3 rooms of music.
  • Open Format and House sets by DJ Shift and DJ Stretch (San Francisco), Daddy’s Groove (Italy), and other special guests.
  • Premium open bar service.
  • Exclusive VIP options.

Tickets for this event start at $50 for general admission (entry only) VIP tickets are going for $130 and include access to special VIP areas and premium open bar service. A variety of table and group packages are also available.

Hurry, prices are set to rise closer to the event date. Get your tickets here.

Hotel Parties:

Love the idea of partying in a chic San Fran hotel? Check out the events below for some exclusive NYE fun:

NYE International Ball 2017 @ The Palace Hotel

The Palace hotel is a historic luxury hotel located in San Fran’s South of Market district, near the financial district and Union Square. Featuring spacious accommodation and a great event space, it is a popular destination for both visitors and locals looking for a bit of pampering.

This December 2017, The Palace will host a spectacular event combining 4 separate NYE parties in one. Featuring an open bar, multiple rooms, VIP options, and much more, it’s not hard to see why this is one of the most anticipated events in the city.

Here’s what to expect on the night:

  • 4.5 hours of premium open bar service.
  • Access to 4 different parties, each with its own unique atmosphere.
  • 10 DJs performing the best in Top 40, House, Latin, Euro, Dance, and more.
  • NYE party favors.
  • A red carpet entrance.

Tickets for this event start at $145. VIP admission is $185 and includes VIP express entry, exclusive access to VIP area with open seating, private bartenders and complimentary photo booth.

Group promos are also available. But hurry, prices are set to rise closer to the event date. Get your ticketes here.

10th Annual Passport To The World NYE @ The Westin St. Francis Hotel

The Westin St. Francis is another iconic luxury hotel conveniently located on Union Square. Apart from its central location, the hotel also boasts spacious accommodation, classic yet modern decor, and first-class service.

On December 31st, the event will host the 10th annual installment of the Passport To The World NYE party. Here’s what the event includes:

  • 11 different party areas.
  • 7 rooms of music.
  • 15 DJs.
  • A fashion show including 30 models.
  • 2 live bands and multiple live performances, including Taiko drummers, stilt walkers, and more.
  • Top 40, EDM, House, Mashup, and 80s/90s music.

Early bird general admission tickets start at $140 and include entry and all beverages. However, prices are set to rise to $200 closer to the event date, so be sure to get yours ASAP.

NYE @ The W Hotel San Francisco

The W Hotel chain is renowned for providing exceptional accommodation and service, as well as hosting some highly anticipated NYE events across various cities.

This NYE, the W Hotel in San Francisco (located in the heart of the SoMa district) will be hosting an unmissable NYE event. Here’s what to expect on the night:

  • 6 of San Fran’s hottest DJs spread across 5 rooms of music.
  • 4-hour premium open bar.
  • 3 insane floors.
  • 2 lounges.
  • 1 epic countdown.

Tickets for this event start at $175 for general admission. Unfortunately, VIP tickets are all sold out, but there are still some group promos available for those looking to party with their entire crew.

But hurry, prices will rise and this event is expected to sell out soon. Get your tickets here.


Want to celebrate NYE 2017 on open water? Check out the cruise below for an awesome party experience, great views, and more.

Moonlight New Year’s Eve Fireworks Party Cruise

If you’re looking to escape the nightclubs and hotel parties, this is the perfect event for you. Currently in its 4th year, the Moonlight NYE Fireworks Cruise is one of the most anticipated party cruises in San Francisco.

Held on the luxurious San Francisco Spirit, the event offers great music, awesome views, and a great crowd. The event features:

  • A 3.5 hour cruise along the SF waterfront, offering spectacular views of the midnight fireworks and the city’s biggest attractions.
  • Displayed hors d’oeuvres.
  • An open bar.
  • A live DJ.

Tickets for this cruise are going for $249. Couple’s tickets are also available for $495. But hurry, tickets are selling fast and capacity is limited. Get yours here.

Nightclub Parties:

Looking to ring in 2017 on the dancefloor at one of your favorite San Francisco nightclubs? These events are perfect for you:

NYE 2017 @ HUE Lounge and Nightclub

HUE Nightclub and Lounge is popular nightclub located on Broadway Street, San Francisco’s nightlife mecca. It features 8,000 square feet of newly renovated party space, state-of-the-art light and sound systems, and much more.

This NYE, Hue will host their regular Saturday night event with a special end-of-year spin. Here’ what to expect on the night:

  • An all-night open bar.
  • A special performance by West Kraven.
  • Multiple table packages.

Tickets for this event are currently going for $90 but will rise to $115 closer to the event date. Some tables are also still available. To get your tickets, click here.

Fisherman’s Wharf NYE @ The Roc

The Roc is another popular nightlife venue, located in the North Beach area. It boasts a themed sports bar and a raging nightclub, both of which draw in large crowds.

This December 31st, The Roc is hosting an epic party complete with great DJs, a midnight toast, and much more. Here’s everything you can expect on the night:

  • Performances by DJ Sharp and DJ Azadon, spinning the best in Hip Hop, Top 40, EDM and Trap.
  • 2 levels of music.
  • NYE party favors.
  • Free champagne toast at midnight.

Tickets for this event are $40. To get yours, click here.

Get Your Tickets Now!

So, now that you know more about the hottest NYE parties in San Francisco, hurry and get your tickets. NYE is huge, and we’d hate to see you miss out on the fun.

If by chance you didn’t find what you’re looking for, head on over to clubZone San Francisco for a complete list of all the NYE events in town.

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Steven Mike Voser

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