Time flies when you’re having fun. 2017 is right at our door step, so it’s time to farewell 2016 and welcome the New Year with a party you’ll (or won’t) remember for the years to come. Bonus if you get a great view of the midnight fireworks. Happy New Year!
Text by Iris Wong and Cherrie Yu
Duddell’s: Cirque! NYE Party
Where: 3/F Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central
When: 9:30pm to 2am
Price: early bird $628 (until December 20); regular $700, includes free flow champagne and canapes (after midnight)
Go big or go home. Duddell’s chic Salon will transform into a carnival this year, complete with jugglers, strongmen, acrobats and clowns. Revellers will love the DJ sets and performance by local band The Red Stripes. Canapes will be served after midnight, plus you’ll want to wash it all down with free flow Veuve Clicquot champagne. Grab your early bird tickets (before December 20) here, starting at $628 per person.
Foxglove: NYE Black and White Ball
Where: 2/F Printing House, 18 Ice House Street, Central
When: 8:30pm till late
Price: early bird $680 (until December 24); regular $880, includes open bar
Classy partygoers will not want to miss Foxglove’s NYE Black and White Ball. Bloodest Saxophone all the way from Tokyo will be churning out some old school jazz on the night to welcome the New Year in style. Come earlier for a three-course French bistro dinner set and free flow (dinner + free flow from $1,288pp; free flow only from $680 before December 24, $880 at the door) with Japanese highball selections, premium spirits, house wines and beer, as well as one free glass of champagne at countdown!
Contact 2116 8949 or firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
KEE Club: Copacabana-themed NYE
Where: KEE Club, 32 Wellington Street, Central
When: 7:30pm till late
Price: from $400 for the party only, includes one glass of Veuve Clicquot
It’s the Rio deal this year at KEE Club. Don your best white or black attire for the Copacabana-themed party, and get ready to party all night with DJ Rork and Kenji spinning beats in the background. The night rolls out with a five-course Latin American dinner featuring oyster ceviche, king crab paired with sweet potato, tender codfish, smoked beef, churros and a glass of chicha. Tickets (here) are $2,500 per person (starts at $400 for those only joining the party) and includes a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne.
Mahalo Tiki Lounge: Soul Train
Where: 29/F QRE Plaza, Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai
When: 8pm till late
Price: $250, includes one drink
Our favourite tiki lounge will be partnering with FUFU to bring you the grooviest disco party in town this NYE. Platforms, flare jeans, mini dresses, jumpsuits… You get the drill. Watch the fireworks from Mahalo’s terrace as you dance like no one’s watching to an exciting line-up of DJs. Tickets are from $250 (grab them here) and include one drink. Special NYE cocktails are only $100 each, and bookings of six or more guests before 11pm will receive a complimentary bottle of Taittinger Champagne.
Namo: Great Gatsby NYE Ball
Where: Shop G18, Empire Centre, 68 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East
When: 8pm till late
Price: $998, includes pre-dinner canapes and cocktails, dinner and open bar
For one night only, party like Gatsby at Namo. Let loose in your best snazzy outfit with front-row views of the fireworks. Kick off the night with a scrumptious feast, tucking into sirloin served with Thai curry, seared salmon and mango sticky rice. Tickets cost $988 per person and includes pre-dinner canapes and cocktails, an open bar (yes, available all night) and – it gets better – there’s even breakfast at 2am to round up the celebration.
Seafood Room: Mythological Countdown Party
Where: 26/F 535 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay
When: 11pm till sunrise
Price: from $500, includes entry and two drinks; other open bar and canape packages also available
Seafood Room is no doubt a contender of restaurants with the best view in Hong Kong, so naturally, this venue with an awe-inspiring interior and nifty terrace is also a prime location for watching the fireworks. Celebrate with a NYE dinner (from $1,488pp) on the 26th floor, then head upstairs to countdown at this elegant soirée with premium open bar (free flow packages start from $888pp), delectable canapes and live DJ performance. For tickets and other VIP packages, click here.
Shore: Moulin Rouge NYE Extravaganza
Where: 3/F & 4/F The L. Place, 139 Queen’s Road Central, Central
When: 9:30pm till late
Price: $650, includes three-hour open bar
The classy steakhouse will be transformed into a cabaret wonderland this NYE with its Moulin Rouge-themed countdown party. Adorn yourself with feathers, sequins and rhinestones as you strut your stuff to live party tunes, or kick back and enjoy the “Moulin Rouge” live show at 11pm, then cheers to another good year ahead at midnight with free flow champagne! Did we mention Shore has an amazing outdoor terrace? Tickets cost $650 each and includes three-hour open bar. Get them here.
The Ritz Carlton Macau: NYE Jazz Party
Where: 51/F The Ritz-Carlton, Galaxy Macau, Estrada da Baía da Nossa Senhora da Esperança, Macau
When: 9pm to 3am
Price: MOP 588, includes free flow Dom Pérignon
Hop on the ferry to Macau and countdown in style atop the exquisite Bar & Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton Macau. With crooning live jazz to set the mood and free flow Dom Pérignon champagne, you’ll toast to the new year in style. Tickets start at MOP588 per person. Make reservations via +853 8886 6706.
Whisky Bar: Reminiscence Party
Where: Whisky Bar, 16/F Starworld Hotel, Avenida da Amizade, Macau
When: 9:30pm – 4:30am
Price: MOP350, includes two standard drinks and one glass of Moët & Chandon champagne
Ring in the new year at Whisky Bay’s Reminiscence party, where you’ll dance the night away to music from the ’70s. ’80s and ’90s. Dress to impress because the band will select the five best-dressed guests to compete in a dance battle, the winner of which will score a bottle of Moët & Chandon champagne (1500ml). Tickets cost MOP350 per person and includes two drinks and one glass of Moët & Chandon champagne.
Zuma: The Great New Year Party
Where: Zuma Lounge, 6/F Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central
When: 9pm till late
Price: $880, includes open bar
Dig out your most glamourous garb for this Gatsby-inspired celebration to ring in 2017. The four-piece jazz band Gadjo Station will fill the glittering venue with 1920’s jazz tunes from 8:30pm till midnight, then guests can head to the lounge upstairs and join DJ Kid Gweilo along with dancers, drummer Barnaby Bruce and saxophonist Jose Castillo for more live performances all night long. A 15-litre Nebuchadnezzar of Veuve Clicquot will be popped at midnight, but expect an abundance of free flow champagne, cocktails, spirits, wines and beers to keep the spirits high.
Tickets are from $880 per person. Already dining at Zuma on NYE? Add another $580 per person to join the countdown party! Get your tickets here, and book a table with Zuma on 3657 6388 or email@example.com.
Cover photo credit: Shari’s Berries@Flickr