Best bars in San Francisco and The Bay Area to celebrate New Year's Eve 2017
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The San Francisco Bay Area will party until the break of New Year dawn.

Not only will there be major events that will celebrate the ending of 2017 and the beginning of 2018 all across the Bay Area, but the bars, both swanky and divey, will be filled to the brim with revelers ready to toast to the beginning of the New Year. So check out these great bars in the Bay Area, and kiss 2017 goodbye on a great note.

Alchemist Bar & Lounge
679 3rd St., San Francisco, CA 94107
(415)  746-9968

When one mentions this bar, great memories stir up in beer drinker’s minds. The Alchemist Bar & Lounge has a tremendous selection of cocktails and beer that is wrapped up in a great atmosphere and friendly customer service. So if you and your squad are looking for the right place to celebrate New Year’s Eve, don’t pass up the Alchemist.

Mad Oak
135 12th St., Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 843-7416

Having drinks with your friends with a view of beautiful Lake Merritt will be a great way to end a turbulent 2017. The place to do that is the Mad Oak, chill bar with great drinks and a fun atmosphere perfect for anyone looking to celebrate New Year’s Eve in “the yard” in Oakland.

White Cap
3608 Taraval St., San Francisco, CA 94116
(415) 682-4215

Heading back to the Outer Sunset in San Francisco, this bar in the Parkside area is one that you shouldn’t pass up for a great New Year’s Eve celebration. The White Cap has only been open for a few months, but it has quickly gained a reputation for having great drinks and a friendly, fun atmosphere that will turn any New Year’s Eve celebration into a memorable one.

Paper Plane
72 S. 1st St., San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 713-2625

Downtown San Jose shouldn’t be left out on any New Year’s Eve bar conversation in the Bay Area. One bar that can hold its own versus the famed ones in San Francisco and Oakland is Paper Plane, which carries one heck of a cocktail bar that will make this spot the place to be on New Year’s Eve in San Jose.

Dive Bar
1016 K St., Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 737-5999

K Street in downtown Sacramento has been re-born over the years and one of its main catalysts has been this stellar bar. The Dive Bar is a dive that has great beer and a fun atmosphere that will put New Year’s Eve revelers in the thick of all the action in California’s capital city.