No Outrageous NYE Cover Charges On Jan.1
The real fun for the New Year is not New Year’s Eve, it’s New Year’s Day. Here’s five reasons why that’s the case.
1.) There’s Too Much Pressure To Have Fun On New Year’s Eve. Because it’s NYE, you feel you must go somewhere big, be somewhere memorable. So you pay go to go a big promoter party, to go to a “special” restaurant or bar or travel to a top destination. And any of those is expensive.
2.) There Are Outrageous Prices And Cover Charges At Restaurants And Bars On New Year’s Eve. NYE is the greediest day of the year for bar owners (the second-greediest day is Super Bowl Sunday, by the way). Restaurants have “special” menus that cost $100 or more, even though it’s much of he same what you can get for about $30 any other day of the week.
Live music venues can charge up to $150 to listen to a band (often, one you’ve heard a dozen times already). Even local casual bars often charge $50 or more just to walk through the door.
And nightclubs, well, expect to pay $100-150 to enter and jacked-up drink prices and way-expensive reserved tables.
3.) New Year’s Eve is Amateur’s Night. This is the time when people who barely drink the rest of the year go out and try to be the leader of the party. It’s not pretty, and they often get in the way of the veteran praters.
4.) With The Pressure Off, New Year’s Day Is Much More Relaxed. And Cheaper. Those bars that were charging you $50-100 just a few hours earlier now throw open their doors – and their arms – begging you to come inside. They do this by eager employees waving at you as you walk past and by offering food and drink specials.
5.) The True Party People Are Out And Going Strong On New Year’s Day. Sure, anyone can go out and whoop it up on NYE, but the most fun people can also do it on New Year’s Day. WIth a much looser attitude from everyone – people working in the bars and people in the bars – it’s a much better party environment.