New Year's Eve at the Skylark Lounge

Take your New Year's Eve celebration to new heights this year at the Skylark Lounge on West 39 Street -- just steps from Times Square. With sweeping city vistas and a direct view of the Times Square ball drop, the Skylark will be serving up great beats, bites, and beverages on New Year's Eve. Prices start at $250.

Of course, no party is complete without drinks, and bartender Mark Iliyasayev walked me through a New Year's cocktail combining vodka, Malbec wine, crème de cassis, St. Germain, and a splash of ginger ale.

Now as you're getting ready to watch that ball drop in Times Square, I'll be down there braving the crowds with live updates for you throughout the evening.

And as you're pulling together your New Year's look, click here for your guide to tying the perfect New Year's bow tie.