Christian at TriMetiquette called me out, but to be honest I often stay in on the big party nights, e.g. St. Patrick’s Day, Mardi Gras, Darwin Day, New Year’s Eve. I could make a disingenuous joke about those being amateur nights, but in all honesty they really are amateur nights . . . I kid! I kid! They’re just not my thing.
My only recommendation would be to go someplace that doesn’t require driving to get there; your neighborhood tavern, restaurant, or a neighbor’s house. On any night of the year, but especially true on New Years, the only drivers out after midnight are drunk or cops.
All buses and trains are free after 8pm on New Year’s Eve – TriMetiquette has the details!