Ready for the biggest party of the year? Everybody will be out to count down for the New Year so avoid getting stuck in a massive queue up to LKF by taking the time to plan your night.
With every bar and club offering promotions for New Year’s Eve, here’s a quick round up of the five best parties we recommend in Hong Kong.
1. Sky Ball 0013 party at Hullett House
Hullett House and Dim Sum & Then Some have decided to celebrate the 50th anniversary of James Bond by throwing a Sky Ball 0013 New Year’s Eve party. Throw on your best casino outfits and party like James Bond at their ‘shaken not stirred’ martini bar.
French DJ Hallex M will play the latest beats with favourite Bond scenes playing on silver screens on the background for a night of intrigue and mystery.
Details: Party starts at 9pm. Entry is HK$390 per person including one complimentary drink. Bond-themed VIP tables are priced at HK$6,000 for up to six people including two bottles of Champagne and one bottle of spirit. RSVP at www.eventbrite.hk or email email@example.com.
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Hullett House, 1881 Heritage, 2A Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, +852 3988 0210, www.hulletthouse.com
2. The Roaring Twenties at Armani/Prive
Glam up and get ready to party at The Edge and Armani/Prive’s 1920s New Year’s Eve celebration. Inspired by the prohibition era of jazz, speakeasies and underground bars, be prepared for a night of complete indulgence.
Spanning three floors including Armani/Prive’s exquisite rooftop terrace, performances include sets by DJ Enso, DJ Fudge, DJ Suru (Small & Tall) and Saxophonist Blaine Whittaker. Dress up in your best flapper dresses, pearls and black tie and dance the night away.
Details: Party starts at 10pm, earlybird tickets are HK$988, advance are HK$1,200 and HK$1,500 on the door. For tickets call +852 3583 2828 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Armani/Prive, 2/F, Chater House, 8 Connaught Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3583 2828, www.armaniprive-hk.com
3. The Golden Ball at Lily & Bloom
Fancy, smart and a popular spot for any avid cocktail lover, ring in 2013 at Lily & Bloom’s ‘Golden Ball’ for a night of timeless classics and decadence. With performances from magicians and caricaturists and a champagne toast at countdown, this party is not one to be missed.
Be sure to sample Lily’s holiday cocktails for the month of the December, particularly their fresh egg nog and spiced rum punch. You can also settle in below at Bloom for a five course set NYE menu which includes open bar and canapés from 11pm onwards.
Details: Party starts from 6pm with access to Bloom after 11pm. Entry is HK$580 for earlybird tickets until 30 December 2012 and HK$680 at the door. RSVP by calling +852 2810 6166 or emailing email@example.com.
Lily & Bloom, 5/F & 6/F Lan Kwai Fong Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2810 6166, www.lily-bloom.com
4. Sophisticated elegance at Zuma
A place to see and be seen, head to Zuma for their countdown to 2013 and enjoy their delicious Japanese-inspired cocktails and wide selection of sake. DJ eYe from Japan DJ Samir from France will take turns at spinning for the night with a mix of eclectic and chill-lounge beats.
Details: Party starts at 10pm. Entry is HK$200 for advanced tickets and HK$250 on the door inclusive of one standard drink.
Zuma, Level 5/6, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3657 6388,www.zumarestaurant.com
5. An 80’s Hollywood at the Verandah
Ali Baba meets Hollywood meets the eighties at The Verandah’s extravagant New Year’s Eve party. DJ Roy Malig will be playing the best tracks from the eighties and the disco era while belly dancers and magicians provides the night’s entertainment.
The party includes a cocktail reception, six course degustation menu with wine pairing and a competition for the best eighties-inspired costume, which means perms and shoulder pads for the ladies and pastel suits for the gents.
If you wish to continue the party after count down, a coach will depart The Repulse Bay at 1am to KEE Club in Central. Reservations can be made while booking your table.
Details: Party starts at 7:30pm, priced at HK$2,688. RSVP by calling +852 2292 2822 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Verandah, 109 Repulse Bay Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2292 2822, www.therepulsebay.com