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The Best New Year’s Eve Parties for 2018

The final countdown — that’s right boys and girls, 2018 is sneaking up on us and we couldn’t possibly end the year without a bang (and we’re not just talking about the Victoria Harbour fireworks display). To help you welcome in the New Year in style, we’ve rounded up the very best parties around town – from mysterious masquerade balls to harbour-view soirees, we’ve got your December 31 covered.


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Farewell to RED Bar

We’ll be sad to see RED Bar close, but we can’t wait for one hell of an epic countdown party. Join them one last time for buy-one-get-one-free drinks under the stars (from December 15 – 31) and take advantage of their killer drinks package deals on Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve! Goodbye old friend, goodbye.

When: December 24 – January 1, (6pm onwards)
Where: RED bar, 4/F, IFC Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central
How much: $240 – $450 (Discount for Pure cardholders)
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Bollywood Glam at Shore

Wave goodbye to 2017 at a fabulous night of Bollywood glam and brace yourselves for the funkiest beats by DJ Agni and DJ Deep, live Bollywood performances, and a three-hour premium open bar with unlimited cocktails, wines, beers, and spirits. And if you’re up for popping some corks when the clock strikes midnight, there will be special offers on champagnes too – cheers to that!

When: December 31, (10.30pm – 4am)
Where: Shore Restaurant & Bar, 3 – 4/F, The L Place, 139 Queen’s Road, Central
How much: $580 – $680
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Aquaspirit New Year’s Eve Countdown Party

Looking for somewhere to watch the New Year’s Eve fireworks display? Aqua is the place to be. With the best panoramic view of the city, the restaurant and bar will be hosting a glamorous New Year’s Eve countdown party where guests can watch the dazzling fireworks display, sip on a complimentary glass of Dom Pérignon, and enjoy all kinds of spectacular entertainment as we welcome the arrival of 2018.

When: December 31, (10pm – 2am)
Where: Aqua, 29 – 30/F, One Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
How much: $550 – $750
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NYE SALSA Masquerade BALL

Put on your dancing shoes and dance the New Year’s Eve away at the Salsa Masquerade ball. From spicy Salsa music, to hip-swaying Reggaeton, the night will be filled with all the best Latin music by Deejay Javed. Even if you’re not much of a dancer, there will be free Salsa and Merengue lessons provided by Dancing With Style, so you don’t have to sit on the sidelines and worry about your two left feet. Oh, and did we mention it’s all free?

When: December 31, (8pm – 3am)
Where: Morrison Cafe & Bar, 284 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan
How much: Free admission (minimum two drinks purchase)
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CÉ LA VI Presents: Shanghai the Golden Era

Whether you want to be on the dance floor or up on the rooftop this New Year’s Eve, CÉ LA VI has got you covered. Guests can either choose from The Ultimate Experience package where you and the gang can take in the spectacular skyline views from their lavish and sophisticated Sky Deck, or get down with The Club Experience package where DJ Bennie Blanco will be manning the decks to elevate your partying experience. Whatever it is you’re looking for, remember the dress code is Shanghai Chic!

When: December 31, (10pm – 4am)
Where: CÉ LA VI, 25/F, California Tower, 32 D’Aguilar Street, Central
How much: $400 – $500 (The Club Experience) / $1,288 – $1,500 (The Ultimate Experience)
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Ozone Presents: Midnight In Versailles

Let’s celebrate the new year as we go back in time to 17th Century France, the flamboyant era of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. With entertainment from the one and only Marie & the Antoinette, Ozone will be transformed into the Palace of Versailles where the party will spell nothing but luxurious. As you party away with one of the best harbour views in town, Dj Cherokee, DJ Mabu Hi, and DJ Mouna will be bringing the celebrations to a whole new level with the freshest beats around. It’s going to be a luxurious soiree so remember to come in your most glamorous Baroque-inspired outfit.

When: December 31, (10pm – 3am)
Where: Ozone at The Ritz-Carlton, ICC, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui
How much: $840
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Duddell’s x Shanghai Tang New Year’s Eve Party

Free-flow Ruinart, cocktails, and Michelin starred dim sum? Yes please! Duddell’s is getting a makeover this New Year’s Eve, transforming itself into an era reminiscent of Shanghai’s famed 1930s films. So fellas dig out your sharpest suits, ladies put on your luscious fine silks, and let’s wave goodbye to 2017 in style.

When: December 31, (9.30pm – 3pm)
Where: Duddell’s, 3/F, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central
How much: $630
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Shogatsu Masquerade at Zuma

Gather all your nearest and dearest this New Year’s Eve and join the folks at ZUMA for an elegant Japanese Masquerade. With live performances from drum master Barnaby Bruce, trumpet shows with John Campo, and DJ Lion taking the helm on deck, guests will be in for a night of whimsical wonder and intrigue – with all the free-flow bubbly they can get their hands on.

When: December 31, (9.30pm – 2am)
Where: Zuma, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Lan Kwai Fong, Central
How much: $880 – $1,000
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The Pawn Burlesque New Year’s Eve

If you’re looking for some truly theatrical entertainment this New Year’s Eve, then head on over to The Pawn for a night of Burlesque performances, a live band up on the rooftop, and of course, free-flowing champagne, wines, themed cocktails, and all the yummy nibbles you can scoff. Don’t forget to enter the luck draw for a chance to win some delicious prizes.

When: December 31, (9pm – 2am)
Where: The Pawn Botanicals Bar, 1/F, 62 Johnston Road, Wan Chai
How much: $688 – $788
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Ophelia’s The Erotic Exotic Masquerade Ball

Presenting a decadent night of cheap thrills and expensive tastes, ring in the new year with your gang and get ready for an Erotic Exotic Masquerade Ball at Ophelia. There will be dance and theatre performances, insane Shibari bondage shows, and a wide selection of special Sips-of-Sins themed cocktails. Masks will be required as part of the dress code and prizes will be given to the best masked-attire guest.

When: December 31, (6pm – 3am)
Where: Ophelia, Shop No. 39A, 1/F, The Avenue, Lee Tung Avenue, Wan Chai
How much: $400 – $450
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New Year’s Eve at Potato Head

Looking for a unique party to welcome in the new year? Come celebrate at Potato Head in tropical style, and get down to eclectic disco and house sounds from their resident DJs at the Potato Head Bar, or join top international DJs such as Airbear and Jesse You in the Music Room for a high-end sonic experience – not without free-flow champagne for everyone of course!

When: December 31, (9pm – 1am)
Where: Potato head Hong Kong, G/F, 100 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun
How much: $480 – $520
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Midnight in Tokyo at Foxglove

Come celebrate your New Year’s Eve at Foxglove’s Midnight in Tokyo with top Japanese jazz group Bloodest Saxophone, a delectable five-course meal, and most importantly a four-hour free-flow deal. Bringing you the funkiest jazz bebop tunes, we guarantee you won’t be able to stop tapping your feet.

When: December 31, (8pm – 2am)
Where: Foxglove, 2/F, Printing House, 6 Duddell Street, Central
How much: $700 – $1,688
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Moulin Rouge with Mrs Pound

What better way to kiss the year goodbye than with a night of naughty burlesque fun with the fabulous Gigi Giubilee? Putting on a Moulin Rouge extravaganza at Mrs. Pound with all the free-flowing wines, spirits, craft beers, and shooters you can handle, this countdown party is one not to be missed.

When: December 31, (9pm – 1am)
Where: Mrs. Pound, G/F, Ming Fat House, 6 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan
How much: $450
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Kaleidoscope Disco at VEA

Featuring midnight snacks by executive chef Vicky Cheng, countdown champagne with selected free-flow tipples, and the best DJ talents on the deck, VEA Lounge will be revamped into a Kaleidoscope Disco as you and your buddies celebrate the arrival of 2018. Don’t forget to put on your grooviest disco attire with all the neon colours imaginable, a special prize will be awarded to the best-dressed.

When: December 31, (9.30pm – 1.30am)
Where: VEA Restaurant & Lounge, 29 – 30/F, The Wellington, 198 Wellington Street, Central
How much: $620 – $740
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Tamarind’s Beauty & the Beast New Year’s Eve Ball

Step into the beast’s castle and welcome in 2018 with a night of romance, glamour, and allure. With a mesmerising harbour view on their outdoor terrace, music from top DJs, and a fantastic Hangover Breakfast served at 2am, Tamarind have thought of everything this December 31. It only makes sense to take full advantage of their all-night open bar with free-flow bubbly and cocktails too right? Reserve your spot now as tickets are selling fast!

When: December 31, (8pm – 3am)
Where: Tamarind, 2/F, Sun Hung Kai Centre, 30 Harbour Road, Wan Chai
How much: $698 – $998
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New Year’s Eve at Grappa’s Cellar with Last Orders

Rock your way into 2018 with popular local rock band Last Orders, and expect a night of classic head-banging anthems from the likes of the Rolling Stones, Queen, David Bowie, the Beatles, Coldplay, and a whole lot more. We promise there will be something for every music-lover on the dance floor, so get your champagne glasses ready and your New Year’s kiss on speed dial, because there’s no other place to be.

When: December 31, (6.30pm til late)
Where: Grappa’s Cellar, Jardine House 1 Connaught Place, Central
How much: $1,068
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Fishsteria Le Grand Bleu NYE Party

Serving up the best seafood dishes in town, Fishsteria is hosting their first ever New Year’s Eve party, Le Grand Bleu. Aside from offering free-flow fresh oysters from Cadoret, delicious caviar from La Maison Nordique, foie gras from Feyel, and a whole lot more from their wide seafood selection, they will also be bringing you special acrobat performances that will take your breath away. What’s more, there will be free-flow champagne, wine, and cocktails too so grab your ticket now and get ready for the final feast of the year.

When: December 31, (9.30pm – 2am)
Where: Fishsteria Seafood Place, 109 – 111 Queen’s Road East, Central
How much: $888 – $1,288
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Wahtiki New Year’s Eve Party

This New Year’s Eve, Wahtiki is welcoming everyone to join them as they say goodbye to 2017 in the most Tiki-tastic fashion. Claim your spot alongside the complimentary giant Champagne Canoe as the clock strikes midnight, and be sure to dress in your most glamorous Black Tie and Glam attire for a chance to win the title of King or Queen of the Wahtiki Pageant – the winners will receive a mysterious Tiki Treasure Chest!

When: December 31, (10.30pm til late)
Where: Wahtiki Island Lounge, 3/F, Seabird House, 22-28 Wyndham Street, Central
How much: $300 – $400
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Tequila Sunrise at Brickhouse

If you want to get away from the crowded streets of LKF, then step inside Brickhouse this New Year’s Eve where drinks will be flowing, and old-schoop hip hop/R&B will be pumping. There will be free-flow beer, selected cocktails, unlimited tacos, and a whole lot of tequila thrown down the El Mexicano ice luge. Strap in for a night of endless fun because the celebrations won’t stop until the sun rises.

When: December 31, (9pm – 1am)
Where: Brickhouse, G/F, 20A D’Aguilar Street, Central
How much: $580
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Disco Grind with Madame Mincemeat at Blue

Taking it back to the age of boogie, Blue will be welcoming the fabulous Madame Mincemeat, one of our city’s most drag-tastic queens, to host the most vivacious disco on the block. Fueled by a four-hour free-flow package, guests can expect to be thoroughly entertained all night long.

When: December 31, (6pm til late)
Where: Blue – Butcher & Meat Specialist, 108 Hollywood Road, Central
How much: $600 – $650
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The Forbidden Garden at Stockton

Venture into Stockton’s Forbidden Garden on New Year’s Eve and let your imagination run wild as you enjoy free-flow cocktails and canapés while getting down to some beat-thumping tracks by DJ Janette Slack and DJ Rork. Hurry up and get your tickets now for an unforgettable celebration.

When: December 31, (9pm – 1am)
Where: Stockton, 32 Wyndham Street, Central
How much: $680
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All You Can Eat Mussels at FRITES

Before we venture off into the night on December 31, come fill your bellies with all the delicious Mussels you can eat at FRITES. Serving six signature mussel dishes including Hoegaarden Mussels, Mariniere Mussels, and Laksa Mussels, the restaurant also invites diners to enjoy unlimited drinks for two hours straight so you can find the perfect pairing to go with your dish. It’s the most delicious way to send off the year!

When: December 31, (6pm til late)
Where: Locations vary
How much: $245 (Free for children under 10)
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Glitter & Gold New Year’s Eve Countdown Party

Put on your most shimmery and glittery outfit this New Year’s Eve and head down to Vibes for a sophisticated soiree under the stars. With an open bar, live DJ and band, and unlimited BBQ nibbles for all party guests, there’s no better place to shower in glitter and gold as we bid farewell to 2017 and ring in the new year in style.

When: December 31, (9pm – 2am)
Where: Vibes, 5/F, The Mira, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
How much: $898 – $988
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New Year’s Eve at Beef & Liberty

Let’s turn it up at Beef & Liberty as we ring in the new year. Come take full advantage of their free-flow deal from 10pm to midnight, and while you chug down a few beers or knock back several glasses of wine, each guest will get to sink their teeth into two yummy sliders each. Of course it wouldn’t be a party without slamming tunes all night by DJ Arun R and Arnaud D. Get your tickets now, we promise you won’t be disappointed.

When: December 31, (10pm – 2am)
Where: Beef & Liberty, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, 3/F, California Tower, Lan Kwai Fong, Central
How much: $350
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El Dorado at Picada

Face your fears this New Year’s Eve as Picada transforms into an exotic Amazon jungle with fire dancing, African drumming, Latin dance performances, and special cocktails. If that’s too much for you to handle, guests can sit back and relax upstairs on their outdoor terrace where resident DJs will be dropping tribal house beats all night long.

When: December 31, (9pm – 3am)
Where: Picada, 2/F, LKF29, 29 Wyndham Street, Central
How much: TBC
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Yojimbo’s Revolution into 2018

Let’s end the year with a revolution! Well, not literally. Presenting a night of immersive digital experiences, Yojimbo will be transformed into a world of psychedelic entertainment with luminescent dancers and holographic geishas. With sexy underground house remixes by Fab D Verse, Will Power, and Miles Slater, get ready for a futuristic journey into a Japanese fantasy.

When: December 31, (7pm – 5am)
Where: Yojimbo HK, 37 Pottinger Street, Central
How much: Free admission
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