Holiday shopping, planning and doing is all so tough. By the time New Year’s Eve comes around it’s all you can do to put on a suit and leave the house. But then you remember you didn’t make reservations anywhere, and you just have to go back home, hang it up and watch the ball drop on TV or something. Or you can go to Clooney’s.
So take care of it early. The internets have made it easy to do stuff like reserve tables and buy tickets and make it look like you’re working. Check out this Zagat post that lists local joints with openings on the big night. Unless you like Clooney’s and its ilk. We spent last year in some no-name dive bar across the street from a place we couldn’t get into and had just about the best night ever. So there you go.