See out 2017 with a bang
Get your most fabulous outfits ready and chill the champagne, December means party season! And even when there are still presents to unwrap and turkey to eat, we can’t help but let our minds wander to the biggest night of the year. From sophisticated dinners and chilled-out evenings, to rowdy parties and free-flow bonanzas, there’s plenty happening all over the city to keep us entertained. So, get set to book your tickets now, as here are our top picks for how to ring out 2017 in style…
CÉ LA VI
With the weather finally cooling down, we are heading to the rooftops to make this New Year’s Eve one we’ll remember (depending on the amount of bubbly we enjoy!). Thankfully, one of our favourite spots, CÉ LA VI, is having a fab party (and amazing dining promotions!) that will make it easy to achieve our goal of ringing in 2018 with a festive bang!
With sweeping views of our gorgeous city, CÉ LA VI offers an elegant and sophisticated spot for alfresco drinking and dining unlike any other. Begin your holiday with a New Year’s Eve Dinner – you can take your pick from the Sunset Dinner ($888* per person) or the NYE Sitting ($1,888* per person), which both offer the option to join the Sky Deck after party, sure to be the place to be when the clock strikes midnight (for an additional $688* per person). And because no one is ever ready to have the party be a one-day event, book a Weekend (30 and 31 December) & Recovery Brunch (1 January, 2018) for $488* per person, which includes three tiers of champagne starting at $298* per person! So hurry up and book now before 2018 gets here!
When: Sunset Dinner on Sunday, 31 December, 6pm-7:30pm; NYE Dinner on Sunday, 31 December, 8:30pm onwards; NYE Weekender Brunch on Saturday, 30 December and Sunday, December; Recovery Brunch on Monday, 1 January, 2018
Where: CÉ LA VI, 25/F California Tower, 36, 30 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $888* per person for the Sunset Dinner (additional $688* to join countdown on the Sky Deck after dinner) / $1,888* per person for the NYE Dinner (additional $688 to join countdown on the Sky Deck after dinner) / $488* for person for the Weekend and Recovery Brunches (with 3x champagne tiers available starting from $298*)
*+ 10% service charge
Earth and Sea New Year Festive Menu at Michelin-starred The Ocean by Olivier Bellin
While the bright city lights and the lure of traditional, late-night New Year’s Eve parties may be tempting, we also love the idea of getting away from it all and starting 2018 afresh. Sound good to you, too? Head down to Repulse Bay and enjoy a sophisticated New Year’s Eve Menu at The Ocean by Olivier Bellin. Recently awarded its first Michelin star, Executive Chef Olivier Bellin brings the best of the earth and sea in his signature Breton style cuisine. The fine-dining resto is offering up not only its sweeping and unrivalled view of Repulse Bay, but also a delectable eight-course dinner to help us ring in the New Year. With dishes including Hokkaido Scallop, Brittany Langoustine, and Blue Lobster a, the indulgent menu is a fitting end to the year. See the full menu here.
When: Sunday, 31 December, dinner reservations taken between 6pm and 10pm
Where: Shop 303-304, 3/F, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong
How much: $1,688 per person, includes a glass of Perrier Jouët Belle Epoque Rosé 2006 Champagne – book your table here!
Aberdeen Street Social
Stray away from the bustle of Lan Kwai Fong and dine in the beautiful setting of Aberdeen Street Social this NYE. Beginning with canapés, the menu will feature multiple courses, including Lobster Tortellini and Suckling Pig, and end on a sweet note with choice of Apple Tatin, Strawberry Éclair or a selection of British cheeses, washed down with a glass of Ruinart champagne, on the house.
When: Sunday, 31 December
Where: Aberdeen Street Social, Ground Floor, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $750 per person for five-course dinner, plus an additional $350 per for wine pairings. Call 2866 0300 to book!
Shogatsu “Masquerade” – New Year’s Eve Celebration at Zuma
Step into a world of whimsical wonder this NYE with Zuma’s Shogatsu “Masqurade”. The night will feature DJ Lion performing from 9:30pm until midnight, along with performances by drum master Barnaby, and trumpet shows all night long with John Campo.
When: Sunday, 31 December, 9:30pm to 2am
Where: Zuma Hong Kong, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $880 (early bird) / $950 (standard) / $1,000 (on the door) – includes free-flow Veuve Clicquot Champagne, food, cocktails, wines, sakes and beers. Get your tickets here!
New Year’s Eve Edition of The Fiasco at Carbone
What better excuse do we need for a little extravagance than New Year’s Eve? And this year, Carbone is giving us all the chance to get dressed up and enjoy some glitz, glamour (and a show!), with a special NYE edition of its raucous brunch, The Fiasco. The night-time affair will feature a kick-off dinner with a mob-inspired theatre production, followed by a lavish five-hour free-flow session to ring in the new year in style.
When: Sunday, 31 December, 6pm to 8:45pm (dinner); 9pm to 1am (free-flow)
Where: Carbone, 9/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $1,500 per person for dinner (6pm to 8:45pm), plus $1,000 for five-hour free-flow (9pm to 1am). Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book
Read more: Step into a World of Indulgence and Extravagance with The Fiasco: Carbone’s Raucous Brunch
If you’re a fan of Tokyolima’s classy Nikkei cuisine, you’ll be happy to hear that the cool izakaya is offering a special sharing menu this New Year’s Eve. Treating diners to family-style plates, a choice of mains and a dessert platter for the table, it’s sure to be a memorable end to 2017.
When: Sunday, 31 December, 9pm onwards
Where: Tokyolima, Car Po Commercial Building, G/F, 18-20 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $680 per person, plus an additional $250 for free-flow cocktails, wine, prosecco and beer. Call 2811 1152 to book!
Beef & Liberty
Is a relaxed NYE celebration more your style? Head to Beef & Liberty and enjoy a la carte dishes and service as usual until 10pm (we have our eye on the special Sweet Baby Cheesus burger!). You can even stay late, purchase the free-flow package from 10pm to midnight, and enjoy a selection of drinks, sliders and live music. The restaurant will stay open until 2am, with a cash bar from 12am and DJ Arun on the decks.
When: Sunday, 31 December. A La Carte menu and normal service from 6pm to 10pm; drinks party from 10pm to 2am
Where: Beef & Liberty, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, 3/F, California Tower Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong
How much: A La Carte menu prices from 6pm to 10pm; $350 per guest for free-flow drinks from 10pm to 12am (including a midnight voucher for two sliders!); cash bar from 12am to 2am – get your tickets here!
The Pawn Burlesque New Year’s Eve
Enter into the world of theatrical entertainment at The Pawn this NYE. With burlesque performances, DJ tunes, free-flow drinks and a live rooftop band, it’s sure to be a fun and entertaining night set above the bustling streets of Wan Chai. Plus, there will be a lucky draw on the night for a chance to win delicious prizes!
When: Sunday, 31 December, 9pm to 2am
Where: The Pawn Botanicals Bar, 1/F, 62 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: $688 (early bird, until Sunday, 24 December) / $788 (regular) – includes free-flow bubbles, wine, beer, themed cocktails and nibbles from 9pm to 1am. Get your tickets here!
Ho Lee Fook
Opt for a laid-back dinner at everyone’s favourite contemporary Chinese kitchen with a specially crafted menu for New Year’s Eve. Want a more boisterous affair? Book into the second seating and stick around for the late-night karaoke and free-flow party! Throwing it back to 1995, expect tunes from Oasis, Michael Jackson and Coolio, along with plenty of sake, whiskey green tea, vodka and beer.
When: Sunday, 31 December, 5pm to 7pm (first seating); from 8pm (second seating), with karaoke from 10:30pm
Where: Ho Lee Fook, 1-5 Elgin Street, SoHo, Hong Kong
How much: $588 per person for dinner only (first seating) / $1,118 per person for dinner (second seating), karaoke ticket and three hours free-flow sake, whiskey green tea, vodka and beer / $628 per person for karaoke ticket, plus three hours free-flow. Call 2810 0860 to book!
Little Creature’s New Year’s Eve Carnival
Round up, round up, and ring in 2018 at Little Creatures’ New Year’s Eve Carnival. Enjoy dinner and free-flow drinks (or just drinks!) until midnight, and expect some surprises along the way at everyone’s favourite brewery.
When: Sunday, 31 December, 8pm to 12am
Where: Little Creatures Brewing Hong Kong, 5A New Praya, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
How much: $700 dinner and free-flow drinks (early bird) / $900 dinner and free-flow drinks (standard) / $500 free-flow drinks only. Book by calling 2833 5611 or email email@example.com
Buenos Aires Polo Club
Toast to the New Year in style with a champagne diner at Buenos Aires Polo Club. Enjoy its signature steaks, and stick around for the after party and a one-off New Year’s edition of the Buenos Aires Rock Club. With three-hours of free-flow drinks, make sure to book your tickets in advance for what is sure to be a boozy start to 2018.
When: Sunday, 31 December, dinner from 7pm; Rock Club from 10pm
Where: Buenos Aires Polo Club, 7/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $688 per person for dinner, plus $588 for three-hours free-flow at the Buenos Aires Rock Club. Call 2321 8681, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book!
Taking a step back from its usual all out end-of-year celebrations, Pirata is going for a more relaxed approach to see out 2017. Perfect to enjoy with friends, enjoy sharing plates such as Beef Carpaccio and Scampi Risotto, and indulgent desserts. Want more from your event? Add on a two-hour free-flow package for an extra $220 per person.
When: Sunday, 31 December, 9pm onwards
Where: Pirata, 30/F, 239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: $680 per person, plus an additional $220 for free-flow wine, prosecco, beer and spirits. Call 2887 0270 to book!
Moulin Rouge at Mrs. Pound
Get ready to be tantalized by a burlesque performance by Gigi Guibilee this NYE as Mrs. Pound is being transformed into the exotic world of the Moulin Rouge. Enjoy free-flow drinks and toast to the New Year with Gigi at this extravagant soirée.
When: Sunday, 31 December, 10pm to 1am
Where: Mrs. Pound, 6 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: $450 for free-flow house spirits, house wine, beer & house shooters (from 9pm to 1am) – get your tickets here!
Want dinner and a view this NYE? With one of the best views in the city, Wooloomooloo is offering up a fabulous four-course dinner, along with a rooftop party to ring in the New Year. Want to skip the dinner and go straight to drinks? Purchase a party only ticket, which allows you access to the rooftop from 9pm, just in time to enjoy some canapes and champagne before the fireworks begin.
When: Sunday, 31 December, live music from 7pm, cocktails and canapes on the rooftop from 9pm to 12am
Where: Wooloomooloo Steakhouse, 31/F & Rooftop, The Hennessy, 256 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: $1,650, includes four-course set dinner, a drink on the rooftop and free access to countdown party on rooftop / $800, includes entrance fee to rooftop party and two drinks and canapes (from 9pm to 12am). Call 2893 6960 to book!
Bid farewell to 2017 in Spanish style with The Optimist’s range of delicious dishes. Round up a crowd and feast on the likes of Jamon Iberico de Bellota, Oysters and Mediterranean Whole Sea Bass, before finishing your meal with a selection of the chef’s favourite desserts.
When: Sunday, 31 December, 9pm onwards
Where: The Optimist, G/F, 239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: $888 per person, plus an additional $240 for free-flow wine, prosecco, beer and spirits. Call 2433 3324 to book!
New Year’s Eve Jazz Dinner at Fang Fang
End 2017 in style at Fang Fang’s sophisticated black-tie affair. Complete with a five-piece jazz band, the night will begin with a lavish seven-course dinner and a cocktail, and end with a champagne toast to bid adieu to 2017.
When: Sunday, 31 December, 9pm
Where: Fang Fang, 8/F LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $2,018 per couple (includes seven-course menu, one cocktail on arrival per guest and one glass of Louis Roederer per guest) – Call 2983 9083 to book!
Tequila Sunrise at Brickhouse
If tacos, beer and cocktails sound like the perfect combination for your ultimate NYE, then head to Brickhouse, for a late night of fun and antics, tucked away from LKF. Set to the soundtrack of old school hip hop and R&B, enjoy unlimited cocktails until 11:30pm, accompanied by copious amounts of tequila thrown down the El Mexicano ice luge. Wear your comfiest dancing shoes, as this party is set to go until the sun rises!
When: Sunday, 31 December, 9pm to 1am
Where: Brickhouse, 20 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $580 per person, includes Brickhouse Margaritas, Diablas, beer and house spirits. Email email@example.com to book
Duddell’s X Shanghai Tang: Old Shanghai Theatre
We may be welcoming in 2018, but at Duddell’s this NYE you’ll be partying in 1930’s style. Transforming its upstairs salon and terrace into an area reminiscent of Shanghai’s famed 1930s picture theatres, the glamorous evening will see free-flow Ruinart champagne, cocktails and more from 9:30pm until midnight, with Michelin starred canapés being served once the clock strikes twelve. Make sure to dress in your best 1930s Shanghai attire for a true taste of times gone by.
When: Sunday, 31 December, 9:30pm ‘till the early hours of 2018
Where: Duddell’s, Level 3 Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $630: early bird until Monday, 18 December / $700: general admission / $900 at the door. For table enquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or get your tickets here!
Midnight in Tokyo at Foxglove
Kick off 2018 with an elegant affair at Foxglove. Sure to transport you straight to the capital of Japan, the evening will feature Bloodest Saxophone, a Jazzy group of guys with smooth sounds from Tokyo, along with delectable five-course dinner. Looking to skip dinner and go straight into the show? Enjoy a selection of free-flow Japanese highballs, premium spirits, house wines and beer from 10pm, with Bloodest Sax hitting the stage at 10:30pm!
When: Sunday, 31 December, 8pm to 2am
Where: Foxglove, 2/F Printing House, 18 Ice House Street/ 6 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $700: free-flow only (from 10pm to 2am) / $1,488 five course-dinner plus free-flow (early bird) / $1,688 five-course dinner plus free-flow (regular) – get your tickets here!
“Viva Cuba!” New Year’s Eve Countdown Party At Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
Get steamy and see out the end of the year Cuban style at the Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong. In true Havana fashion, all guests will be provided with panama hats, along with one cigar each, to enjoy on the decked-out cigar-loungecum-outdoor- balcony. DJ Re:Flex will be spinning Latin beats and classic hits all night, with Executive Chef Andrea Accordi giving guests a real taste of Cuba with a delicious snack, meant to complement the classic cocktails at the Blue Bar.
When: Sunday, 31 December, 10pm to late
Where: Blue Bar, Lobby, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $990 per person for The Santa Clara package (at the door) – includes entrance fee, DJ performance, welcome drink and snacks, one cigar and souvenirs / $1950 per person for The Santiago de Cuba package (in advance) – includes entrance fee, DJ performance, complimentary snacks, one cigar, souvenirs, selected champagne, red wine, white wine and cocktails. To book call 3196 8708 or by email email@example.com
It may be fairly new to the Hong Kong restaurant scene, but that’s not stopping Mr Wolf from putting on a fabulous New Year’s Eve bash. Enjoy a gourmet five-course meal, along with free-flow Louis Roederer champagne, at what is sure to be an epic night!
When: Sunday, 31 December, 8pm until late
Where: Mr Wolf, 5/F Crawford House, 70 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $1,250 per person, includes five-course dinner and free-flow Louis Roederer champagne. Call 2526 0838 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book!
Glitter & Gold New Year’s Eve Countdown Party at Vibes 2017
Enjoy a spectacular NYE celebration under the stars at Vibes this year. Don your best glittery and golden garms and get ready to dance al fresco. Celebrate the evening with champagne, an unlimited hearty barbecue, a live DJ and a countdown to midnight by an energetic live band. Got a large group that you’re looking to ring in 2018 with? The cut off day for early bird tickets is Sunday, 24 December, so book before Monday and opt for one of Vibes’ exclusive tables, or private cabanas for a party with a difference.
When: Sunday, 31 December, 9pm to 2am
Where: Vibes, The Mira Hotel, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Shat Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $898 (until 24 December) / $988 (after 24 December), includes two glasses of champagne, an open bar on selected drinks and unlimited live barbecue (9pm to 1am) – find more information on table prices and to book your tickets here!
Celebrate 2018 in true tropical style with a special year-end blowout at the Potato Head bar, featuring eclectic disco and house sounds. Choose to party the night away in the main bar, or book into the Music Room for more good times and a high-end sonic experience, all under the guidance of international DJs Airbear and Jesse You.
When: Sunday, 31 December, 9pm
Where: Potato Head Hong Kong, G/F, 100 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
How much: $480 for a free flow of Perrier Jouet, wines, beers and more (from 9pm to 12am) / $520 for access to the Music Room, including free-flow Perrier Jouet – book your tickets here!
The Forbidden Garden at Stockton
Beat the crowds this New Year’s Eve and duck into the hidden lair that is Stockton. Transformed into a forbidden garden for the evening, expect to leave your inhibitions at the door, and let loose in a fitting farewell to 2018. From 9pm till 1am, enjoy a free-flow selection of Stockton’s classic cocktails, along with canapes until 11:30pm, whilst dancing to the live vinyl DJ sets.
When: Sunday, 31 December, 9pm to 1am
Where: Stockton, 32 Wyndham Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $680 per person for free-flow of Stockton’s Classics Cocktails, including Ribston Apple, Brass Monkey, Stockton Old Fashion, World Famous Stockton Negroni, Mojitos, Gin and Tonic, Moscow Mule and Honey Badger. Call 2565 5268, or email email@example.com to book!
Featured image sourced via Pinterest. Image #1 courtesy of Aberdeen Street Social, image #2 courtesy of Ho Lee Fook via Facebook, image #3 courtesy of Carbone, image #4 courtesy of Wooloomooloo Steakhouse via Facebook, image #5 courtesy of Foxglove, image #6 courtesy of Vibes via Facebook