Ring in the new year with style, pizzazz, and plenty of bubbly! The only thing that’s missing is an incredible dinner and a smashing party—thankfully, both of those things can be found at some of the best restaurants and bars around the city.
For those looking to dance the night away, head to Brickhouse in Lan Kwai Fong. The late-night Mexican restaurant and bar is hosting an ambitious Party Through the Decades bash, featuring all of your favourite songs from the best musical decades and more. Let your hair down for the 1980s, bop to an upbeat 1990s playlist, relive the 2000s, and prepare for the new decade as their live DJ spins the top hits all night long.All that dancing is guaranteed to leave you parched, but there are plenty of drinks close by. Brickhouse’s signature margaritas will be available as Pitchers ($300) all night long, and the restaurant’s infamous Tequila Wheel is making its triumphant return, where guests can spin the wheel for a chance to win free shots, drinks, and more. Of course, no New Year’s at Brickhouse is complete without a house-round of Jose Cuervo tequila shots as the clock strikes midnight!Reservations for dinner on this special occasion are accepted from 6pm–9pm, and diners will receive a complimentary Margarita Pitcher to kickstart the festivities.Brickhouse, G/F, 20A D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central | (+852) 2898 3788
The distinctive cultural edge, intrepid fashion sense, and ground-breaking jazz music that ruled the 1920s are making a comeback this year at Stockton. Loosen up this New Year’s Eve with a Roaring Twenties affair at the Wyndham Street speakeasy, where the drinks and live music will make you shimmy all night long. Aside from award-winning tipples to keep you hydrated, Stockton is also offering a selection of Bushmills Whisky Cocktails ($100 each) as a special treat for one night only. P.S.: If you’re heading over with a big group, don’t forget to ask about their exclusive punchbowl versions, too.Reserve your table now for pre-countdown to guarantee a spot of honour for your complimentary bottle of Bollinger Champagne—you know you’ll be the life of the party with fellow revellers looking forward to popping that bottle with you right at midnight.Stockton, G/F, 32 Wyndham Street, Central | (+852) 2898 3788
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Maximal Concepts also offers a respite from the crowds of the party district. Why not prepare for a romantic start to the new year at picturesque beachside destinations Sip Song and Limewood in Repulse Bay, away from the bustle of the inner city?Casual Thai eatery Sip Song has roamed the oceans to bring back a Fresh Seafood Platter filled with abundance, just in time for New Year’s Eve. Start your night with a complimentary glass of Villalta Prosecco and roll up your sleeves and dig into a Thai-style feast. Prawns, coconut-poached lobster, oysters, hamachi, and more delicacies from the sea will feature heavily, and additional specials like Grilled Short Rib with Sikhorng San, Spice-Pickled Cucumber, and Fresh Herbs are also available that night.If you can’t make it for New Year’s Eve, the same special dishes will be available to enjoy on New Year’s Day, and you can complete the experience with a two-hour Free-Flow Package ($250 per person) that includes Villalta Prosecco or Chateau d’Astros and La Cuvée de la Lune 2018 Rosé.Just down the promenade, Limewood takes the best from land and sea to create surf and turf specials that include Grilled Lobster with Black Garlic Butter and Fresh Herbs and BBQ Australian Wagyu Tomahawk with Lime & Coriander Sauce. Kick back, relax, and enjoy the last night of the year with sides of sunset and a starry night sky.If you’re still standing the day after, Limewood is also hosting a Beach & Beats brunch that sees all the Limewood classics coming together in one place—your table! Seafood dishes, meats from the BBQ grill, tacos, and more will be available, as well as New Year’s Day specials, which you can enjoy with fresh cocktails and a live DJ set.Sip Song, Shop 114–115, 1/F, The Pulse, 26–30 Beach Road, Repulse Bay | (+852) 2829 3788Limewood, Shop 103–104, G/F, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay | (+852) 2898 3788
You can’t end the decade on a lacklustre meal. And you won’t have to—Cantonese grill and dim sum restaurant John Anthony has created a magnificent New Year’s Eve Tasting Menu ($680 per person) that brings together a spread of nine progressive dishes. Served family-style and designed for sharing, get excited for Pink Rosé Lobster Har Gao, Stir-Fried Farmed Spotted Garoupa, and Truffled Rice with Egg White, and warm your soul with servings of Double-Boiled Sea Conch Soup. You’ll also be indulged with a complimentary glass of Prosecco upon arrival—we’ll toast to that!Think you can make it out of the bed for New Year’s Day? You’ll be in for a treat if you do! John Anthony is rewarding the brave souls with a two-hour Free-Flow Package ($250 per person) that includes Villalta Prosecco, Laurent Miquel Cabernet Sauvignon and Blanc, as well as their signature gin & tonics. Add it on to your lunch or brunch to nurse what will no doubt be a killer hangover.John Anthony, Shop B01–B10, B1/F, Lee Garden Three, 1 Sunning Road, Causeway Bay | (+852) 2898 3788
What better way to ring in the new year than with a luxurious dining experience? For a feast to trump all feasts, look no further than Mott 32’s New Year’s Eve Set Dinner Menu, an extravagant affair that sees diners journeying through 10 of the restaurant’s best signature dishes, including the celebrated Barbecue Pluma Ibérico Pork with Yellow Mountain Honey and Applewood-Roasted Peking Duck, served with Farmed Parisian Ossetra Caviar for the New Year’s occasion. Pair it with the complimentary Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut NV all guests will receive on arrival and have a ball!Reservations are available in two seatings: 6pm–8.30pm ($1,380 per person) and 8.30pm–late ($1,680 per person).For a little bit of ‘hair of the dog’ cure the day after, Mott 32 is offering a two-hour Free Flow Package ($350 per person) as an add-on to their à la carte menu. Tend to that throbbing headache with Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut, Laurent Miquel Sauvignon Blanc, and Laurent Miquel Cabernet Sauvignon.Mott 32, Standard Chartered Bank Building, 4–4A Des Voeux Road Central, Central | (+852) 2898 3788 Maximal ConceptsThere’s no party like a Maximal Concepts party. Get ready to ring in the new year with a host of limited-time menus, drinks, and surprises! To make a booking for one of their New Year’s Eve menus and parties, email [email protected] or call (+852) 2898 3788.
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