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Just like that, we have reached the last lap of 2021. In-between the frenzied last-minute shopping, festive feasts, and big days out playing tourist in Hong Kong in lieu of lost vacations abroad, there is still the looming question of where to spend the final night of the year. Rounding up Hong Kong’s hottest upcoming New Year’s Eve parties at our favourite bars, clubs, and venues around town, here are our top picks for where to spend your 2021 countdown!
Say goodbye to 2021 in a bold and extravagant way by waltzing into Aria for their Venetian masquerade ball countdown. Decked out in your most glamorous attire with an equally dazzling mask—the absolutely essential accessory—get moving along with the crowd to the sounds of Aria’s house DJ whilst you indulge in free-flowing drinks. For those who want to feast on some Italian delicacies before getting in the party zone, savour the sumptuous items from their seven-course countdown menu ($1,688 per person), available over two seating sessions between 6 pm to 8 pm or between 8.30 pm to 10 pm. Book your table now by clicking here.
When: 10.30 pm till late
Where: Aria, 24/F, California Tower, 30–36 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central
How much: Starting from $588
Melding together Japanese and Italian cuisines, Aqua’s celebrations are definitely high on the list of the city’s most spectacular ones. Celebrating their first New Year’s Eve party at their new HZentre location, the enchanting outdoor terraces will be transformed into an oasis where you can sit back and sip on delectable cocktails. Plenty of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin champagne will be passed around when enjoyed as part of a free-flow package that also includes beer and soft drinks. Be prepared to be dazzled by the stunning Victoria Harbour views!
Meanwhile, the night-time Aqualuna countdown cruise is set to be an unforgettable experience. Docking at the North Point Public Pier, sail along the glimmering waters of the island as you pass around delicate bites like golden prawn puree and seaweed rolls and blue swimmer crab cake with fruit and ginger chutney. Lap up the views and wash it all down with glasses of sparkling wine, house wine, beer, soft drinks, or juice.
When: 10 pm to 12.30 am (Aqualuna countdown cruise)
9.30 pm to 12.30 am (Aqua Spirit New Year’s Eve countdown)
Where: North Point Public Pier, Island Eastern Corridor, North Point (Aqualuna countdown cruise)
Aqua, 17/F, H Zentre, 15 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui (Aqua Spirit New Year’s Eve countdown)
How much: $1,288 (Aqualuna countdown cruise); starting from $988 (Aqua Spirit New Year’s Eve countdown)
There’s no party like a Caribbean party! No need to travel to the other side of the globe when The Daily Tot is bringing the tropics right to the heart of Hong Kong. Hosted by DJ Jarius, their countdown party is filled with boisterous fun, groovy dancing, and delicious drinks. For the price of $650 per person, enjoy a free-flow package of wines, house spirits, beer, bubbles, and, of course, their famous rum concoctions and signature cocktails! Head on over in your best tropical prints and revel in the vibrant pops of colour and explosions of fun all around.
When: 9 pm to 1 am
Where: The Daily Tot, Shop E, G/F, Felicity Building, 58 Hollywood Road, Central
How much: $650
Pulling out all the stops to put you squarely in the balmy capital of Cuba, Havana Night at DiVino turns the dial up on the merrymaking. Open for service between 6 pm to 8 pm, the Rhum Corner will be presenting a selection of rum-based elixirs—including effortlessly delicious Cuba libres, piña coladas, and mojitos—to be enjoyed alongside Chef Ignazio’s apertivo specials. Eager diners can tuck into their five-course dinner ($788) of delicious plates like the mojito-cured salmon and Oscietra caviar with blinis, and the Canaroli risotto. Once the clock strikes 9.30 pm, the DJ will start to spin, getting everyone ready for the upcoming countdown. Reserve your spots now by clicking here.
When: 6 pm till late
Where: DiVino Wine Bar and Restaurant, 73 Wyndham Street, Central
How much: Starting from $97 (drinks); $788 (dinner)
Inspired by the wonders of travel, the Wanderlust-themed countdown party at Sugar rings in the new year with style and sound. Soak in the panoramas of the city skyline from their rooftop bar lounge and take a trip around the world with their assortment of shooters inspired by Morocco, Mexico, France, Japan, and the Netherlands. Early birds can warm up with a two-hour free-flow of red, white, and sparkling wines for $288 between 3 pm to 6 pm, while those who kick off after 9 pm can go for the package of wines, champagnes, and spirits for $1,400. With a minimum spend of $860 per person, don’t hold back on the platters of skinny fries, chicken karaage, and fish tacos!
When: 9 pm to 2 am
Where: Sugar, 29 Taikoo Shing Road, Taikoo Shing
How much: Starting from $288
New years are all about doing away with the old and inviting in the new, but there’s arguably no better time to pause and take a look back to check out your past highlights. Hearkening back to one of the most iconic music eras, this Y2K-themed party at Terrible Baby will ring in the new year with a spirited throwback to the 2000s. Featuring performances from Blood Wine or Honey, Thür music collective with supporting DJ Band, as well as other special live acts, prepare to “1, 2 Step” the night away. Secure your tickets here, with a super early-bird discount limited to the 60 first purchases, followed by another round of 60 early-bird tickets up for grabs.
When: 10 pm to 1 am
Where: Terrible Baby, 4/F, Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Jordan
How much: Starting from $380
Madame Fù is hosting a magical masquerade party at its elegant space in the colonial-style Tai Kwun. Come dressed in your most dazzling garbs, as the dress code encourages you to “think gold, think sensual, and think chic.” Inclusive of two hours of free-flowing champagne pours starting from 10.30 pm, the party package offers a sumptuous celebration that bids a cheers farewell to 2021. For some indulgent nibbles, head over early at 8.30 pm to delight in their signature night brunch ($1,580) that features chocolate firework delights with popping candy, as well as four hours of free-flowing drinks, all set to the jazzy sounds of local live band Vossa Duo.
When: 10.30 pm to 12.30 am
Where: Madame Fù, 3/F, Barrack Block, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central
How much: Starting from $748
Getting to the busier areas of the city is already difficult enough around the holidays, but what if we told you that you could have it all—dinner at a lively restaurant, followed by an unforgettable party at one of Hong Kong’s hottest nightclubs? Included in this Black and White NYE party package is an exclusive four-course dinner of decadent dishes paired with Moët & Chandon champagne at Ministry of Mussels, followed by VIP entry into C45.
What’s waiting on the other side is a glass of champagne—with each group of four guests receiving a full bottle—to welcome you to the fantastic vibes and upbeat music that will accompany you into the new year. First seating for dinner begins at 5.30 pm and ends at 8.30 pm, while the second one begins at 8.30 pm and carries on into the night.
When: 5.30 pm till late
Where: Ministry of Mussels, 3/F, California Tower, 30–32 D’Aguilar Street, Central
C45, 1/F & 2/F, California Tower, Lan Kwai Fong, Central
How much: $1,388
Evoking the upbeat opulence of the 1980s, The Mira has selected the most lavish aesthetics and elements from the era for a night of shimmering lights, dance tunes, and live performance thrills at Vibes, their lush courtyard bar on the fifty-fifth floor. Replete with a colourful photoshoot station for your next Instagram post, international DJs, a dance recital, atmospheric visuals, confetti and smoke, as well as a flashy disco ball, this extravaganza is one that will astound every one of your senses. Sip on free-flow cocktails and glasses of festive edition G.H. Mumm champagne that just keep on coming as you toast to the new year. Snag your tickets now by clicking here.
When: 9 pm to 2 am
Where: The Mira, 118–130 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
How much: Starting from $568
Ever since Covid-19 threw the world into a strange state of limbo, the incongruent desire to head “back to the future” is what best sums it all up. Whisking you away from your daily woes—if only just for the night—Mama Told Me is blazing the stages of Mudita with the hottest live performances with a line-up of lit artists and DJs who will be keeping you on your feet all night long. Make your way to the dance floor with a drink in each hand, as two bevvies are included in the ticket, and ring in the new year with some hype. Click here for more information on tickets.
When: 10 pm to 3.30 am
Where: Mudita, G/F, 24–30 Ice House Street, Central
How much: $300
Hong Kong’s coolest izakaya joint hits the marks for both delicious food and an atmosphere that runs astir with spirited buzz, so there is no doubt that Roji’s Countdown to 2022 is one that will round off the passing annum with a celebratory bang. If you are keen for some delectable dinner dishes like hamachi ponzu, mentaiko udon, and Polmard beef tartare, check out their dinner set, which is served with a welcome glass of Moët & Chandon champagne, and even an optional add-on of free-flow drinks.
Included with a standard entry fee of $698 as part of the drinks package are three hours of free-flow sake, highballs, and standard cocktails, whilst upgrading to the premium package ($989) adds Moët & Chandon champagne to the list. Open bar is available between 10 pm to 12.30 am the following day, complementing the great vibes and bouncing tunes of the live DJ. Reserve your spot now by clicking here.
When: 10 pm till late
Where: Roji, 20A D’Aguilar Street, Central
How much: Starting from $698 (drinks); starting from $788 (dinner)
Hong Kong’s nightlife scene never disappoints when it comes to big occasions, and with the disco revival coming in hot over the past few seasons, there’s no better occasion to mesh the two together than for the biggest celebration of the year. The Sixteenth is transforming into an open-air boogie wonderland and it’s time to get down and groove!
Tipping their hats off big hair and the soul train tradition, the Disco Under the Stars New Year’s Eve is a marathon funk fest set to soulful sounds from a live DJ, free-flow pours, mini-sandwiches, sweets, and champagne. Guests who have a confirmed dinner reservation from 8 pm onwards on 31 December at La Favorita, Honjokko, or TMK Funk and Rolls can head straight to the Countdown Under the Stars for $680 per person by making a reservation through here.
Meanwhile, partyers who want to skip straight to the good stuff can snag a countdown-only ticket for $880 ($980 at door) and get ready to “hustle move” your way into the new year!
When: 10 pm to 2 am
Where: The Sixteenth, 2/F, Oxford House, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Quarry Bay
How much: Starting from $680
For an electrifying start to 2022, look no further than the banging countdown set against the beautiful backdrop of Woobar’s glossy displays, multicoloured lights, and mirrored fixtures. Turn up to the pulsing sounds of an exclusive line-up of the city’s hottest DJs, who will keep you light on your feet the whole night through. Each ticket includes a standard drink that’s concocted perfectly to suit the festive season, with delectable bites also on offer. Grab your early-bird ticket before 28 December to secure your spot at this super swanky spree!
When: 9 pm to 2 am
Where: Woobar, 6/F, W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Rd West, Tsim Sha Tsui
How much: Starting from $500
Like the explorers who traversed the Saharan Desert, we look to the stars to guide us forward into the inky darkness of the future that might just reveal a heavenly oasis. Bid farewell to 2021 and ring in the new year at Zzura’s Egyptian Night, advisably dressed in glamorous interpretations of Middle Eastern-style garments. Get ahold of your tickets here and spend the night enjoying an unending stream of champagne, bottled beers, house spirits, house wine, and selected cocktails and sodas, with magnificent tunes provided by Zzura’s very own house DJ.
When: 9 pm to 12.30 am
Where: Zzura, 2/F, Amber Lodge, 23 Hollywood Road, Central
How much: $888