Spend New Year’s Eve in Somerville

New Year’s Eve is like prom: You get really excited about it, you probably dress up, and before you know it, it’s over. Unlike prom, though, you actually get a chance to do it over. Here are three ways to get it right:

$$$: La Brasa, $75 prix fixe

If you’re feeling decadent–and hell, why shouldn’t you–check out La Brasa’s New Year’s Eve bash! A ticket gets you access to a raw bar, a whole roasted pig, music, dancing, a drink and a champagne toast. Gorging yourself on oysters and pork? No regrets 2k14.

La Brasa 
124 Broadway 
(617) 764-1412

$$: Aeronaut New Year’s Eve Extravaganza, $50

If you haven’t been to an event at Aeronaut, then you’re in for a great treat. Admission to their New Year’s Eve party gets you live music from Somerville’s HONK! bands, limited release glassware, food catered by Pennypacker’s Truck and Munch Mobile Food Bistro, plus some beer stuff and a midnight toast. And to top it all off, there’ll be a balloon drop. Truly a dream come true.

Aeronaut Brewing Company 
14 Tyler St.
(617) 718-0602

$: River Bar Tiki Party, free with food a la carte

Just because you’re in Somerville doesn’t mean you should have to give up your tropical aspirations. The folks over at River Bar will be transforming the restaurant into a tiki palace complete with a fire pit and scorpion bowls. No tickets required, so order as much or as little as you want!

River Bar
661 Assembly Row
(617) 616-5561