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3 Places to Celebrate New Year's Eve in Midtown

If you're planning to celebrate New Year's Eve in Midtown Manhattan, but don't know where to go? From chic to active, to downright cowboy rowdy, we've dug up three diverse places for you to welcome the New Year.

  • Empire Room 350 Fifth Ave. New York, NY 10001 Party Hours: 8:00 p.m.- 4:00 a.m. Age: 21+ Cost: Tickets start at $75, and move on up.

This incredibly classy cocktail lounge is located inside the Empire State Building- how cool is that?! The 3500sf of sophistication once served as the building's post office. If you're on a date, or just chilling with girlfriends, the Empire Room is calling you. Expect a DJ spinning a mix of rock, 80's, hip-hop and dance.

  • Dave & Buster's. 234 West 42nd St. New York, NY 10036 Party Hours: 7:00 p.m.- 1:00 a.m. Age: all ages Cost: Tickets start at $65 for those under 21, and at $85 for those 21 years and older. Many package deals are offered too.

Whether you're with your family, or just a good group of buddies, Dave & Buster's is a high-energy spot to say farewell to 2012. Its location couldn't be better; right on Times Square! As the New Year's Eve ball drops in the background, you'll be tearing up SkeeBall, Super Trivia, and racing NASCAR simulators.

  • Johnny Utah's. 25 West 51st St. New York, NY 10019 Party Hours: 8:00 p.m. - 4:00 a.m. Age: 21+ Cost: General admission tickets are $75, and a number of packages are offered.

Johnny Utah's is perfectly situated at Rockefeller Center- right in the hub of Midtown. Johnny's blends the allure of the Wild West with classy Manhattan style. Its famous bull will be resting for the night, but you can expect the rest of Johnny's to be as electrifying as ever on New Year's Eve. After tearing the town up, lay your head down at Hotel Mela. A cheap New York City hotel, it offers you a most comfortable place to crash after a long night on the town. In the morning, fix yourself an espresso in your very own LaVazza espresso machine.