New Year’s Eve can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. Below, I’ve featured the most interesting and best deals around town. Save your $100 for all the drinks you’ll buy…or the greasy breakfast the morning after.

Lucky for all the lushes out there, the Bay Area will offer plenty of transportation options. CalTrain and Muni will run free service, 11:45p.m. to 2:15 a.m. and 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. respectively. No discount for BART, but at least trains will run until 3 a.m.

For the more discerning traveler, take a free cab ride. Once again, Berg Injury Lawyers will pick up the tab if you grab a taxi between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. For SF rides, call Luxor Cab at 415-282-4141. Those in Alameda, Oakland, and Berkeley can dial 800-281-4488 for Veterans Cab.

An all-ages event on the waterfront.

When: Midnight
Where: Pier 14 in San Francisco
Cost: Free

Sexy Times
You had me at “naked parade.” Oh, and “panty drop.”

When: Panties at midnight
Where: Centerfolds at 391 Broadway in San Francisco
Cost: $5 before 10 p.m./ $10 after 10 p.m.

Funky Town
Don something black and get ready to boogie to a fresh breath of funk.

When: Starts at 9 p.m.
Where: Laszlo Bar at 2526 Mission Street in San Francisco
Cost: Free

Something a Little Bit More Upscale
How about an open bar and some geisha go-go dancers? Now that’s the ticket! Dress classy, and get there early for the open bar and appetizers from 8 to 10 p.m.

When: Starts at 8 p.m.
Where: Dragon Bar at 473 Broadway Street in San Francisco
Cost: $30 Single / $50 Couple / $75 Threesome (prices will increase)

Swing Into 2010
If it ain’t go that swing, it ain’t a party. Fortunately, that’s not the case at Bimbo’s.

When: Starts at 8 p.m.
Where: Bimbo’s 365 Club at 1025 Columbus Avenue in San Francisco
Cost: $60

For the Night After
It’s the time to disco! Complete with dance floor light installations and drink specials.

When: January 1 from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Where: The BeatBox at 314 11th Street in San Francisco
Cost: $6

Image from Optical illusion.

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