Electronic Party: Tonight’s the night to see the liveliest electronic bands around. See Lotus and MSTRKRFT for only $32 at where else but the Electric Factory. Lotus is a local band that mixes hip-hop, experimental and psychedelic music together to form a unique sound. MSTRKRFT hails from Canada and have worked with such musicians such as N.O.R.E. and John Legend. Both groups are prepared to but on a non-stop energy performance all night long as you celebrate ringing in the New Year. Electric Factory, 421 North 7th Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19123, $32, 8 p.m.
Mad River Open Bar: Whether you head to Old City or Manayunk this New Year’s Eve, stop in Mad River for their ultimate party special. Beginning at 8 p.m., both locations will have a six-hour open bar. Plus, from 8-11, guests will snack on their upscale buffets. An ice luge station, snow machine and special snow bunny bartenders and servers will complete your night. Although $90 may sound steep, this is actually a great special if you think about all the drinks you can get throughout the night plus the great entertainment, friends and champagne toast at midnight. Mad River Old City, 126 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19106, +21, $90, 8 p.m., Mad River Manayunk, 4100 Main Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19127, $90, 8 p.m.
Lobster & Drinks: If you’re looking for dinner specials this New Year’s Eve—look no further. South Philly Bar & Grill is offering a $55 four-course lobster dinner along with a three-hour open bar. If you’re not hungry, skip the dinner and the price--enjoy the open bar for only $30. Party with Philly’s own DJ Perry Angelozzi as he presents four decades of the hottest music. Skip the rowdy crowds and drunken twenty-somethings and head out with your friends or family for a classy New Year’s Eve. South Philly Bar & Grill, 1235 East Passayunk Ave, Philadelphia, Pa. 19147, +21, $30-$55, 6 p.m.