Well there was alot of discussion regarding the all access pass on this website for new years and my hubby and I bit the bullet and went for it - I promised a review.
At first getting to the first bar with the streets so crowded I thought oh no - it may have been better to just stick with the one bar - the streets were manic and I totally understand why people whop live in New york stay clear of the area.
However once we got our ticket to the bar we were due to attend and were let through the manned area by the police to get to the bars it was great. Our first bar Bowlmor was open bar and had plenty of food on offer to help line our stomach.
We met up with lots of people who were on the same trail as us (Majority of people who bought these passes were from interstate and overseas)
The majority of the night we hung out with two people who were from england and a oouple from Virginia. We worked out moving from one bar to another together as a group even though our tickets were not for the same time.
Each bar:- Hurley's, Mars 2112 and Madam Toussauds all offered plenty of drinks and easy access.
We were extremely lucky as the husband from Virginia was in the Navy and sweet talked the Police into excorting us to Times Square at Midnight - I know this was extremely lucky but made our night extra special.
Tip for anyone who is thingking about this in the future:-
Waiters and Bar staff still expect gratuities on the night
Some bars do not let you out at midnight
There are set pathways you need to use to get to each bar but the police will tell you so.
Knowing this info - I would prob stick to one bar in future
We all had a fantastic time and loved the night in NYC