You don’t want to sit in traffic with a bunch of drunk out of towners on New Year’s Eve, do you? Take mass transit instead! Muni will be offering free rides after 8 pm and extra service until 4 am, and BART, Caltrain, AC Transit, SamTrans, Golden Gate Transit, and other services will be offering extra service throughout the evening.
Want to know if you have time for a nightcap? Check NextMuni for arrival times at the stop nearest your celebration venue of choice. iPhone users, try the $3 Routesy application (cheaper than a cab ride) which automatically checks your location (assuming the GPS is behaving that day).