New Years Eve is the quintessential date night. This year we suggest going all out — hire a babysitter, squeeze yourself into that fab dress that’s hanging in the back of your closet, and live up the last minutes of 2011 at one of the totally fun parties the Bay Area has to offer. Our partners in crime at 7×7 have compiled a list of some awesome New Years Eve parties in the Bay Area where you can usher in 2012 with a glass of champagne in one hand and your love one in the other. Happy 2012!!

Blackbird Bar’s New Year’s Eve Free For All2124 Market Street at Church, 415-503-0630

Join forces with fellow revelers for a night of expertly handcrafted drinks and merriment at this Market Street staple. There will be a free champagne toast at midnight, free party hats, noisemakers, confetti blasters and “other deliciously crude devices” to help welcome 2012 into existence. All that and no cover charge!

Fairmont Hotel’s NYE Dinners and Tonga Room Celebration950 Mason Street, 415-772-5000

Head to the Crown Room for a front-row seat to the city’s best skyline view and a lavish seven course meal with wine pairings, party favors and dancing. The Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar offers up a five course meal and a shot of class with live jazz and champagne. If tropical paradise is more your style, head to the iconic Tonga Room and indulge in a Luau buffet, party favors, dancing to the Island Groove Band and a champagne toast at midnight.

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