Where to revel like 2018 ain’t happening
Where to revel like 2018 ain’t happening
- By Dannon Har
- | Dec 20, 2017
Whether you’re looking to spend the last day of the year literally on a high at one of the coolest rooftop bars in town, in the comfort of a classy cocktail lounge, or at some of the most bangin' events in Singapore, this list has got you covered. Here's a toast to 2018, guys!
CE LA VI
A Sparkling New Year’s Eve with Smoke & Mirrors
Choose from either the Outdoor Terrace ($1,088) or Indoor Lounge ($588) packages for four persons (or single $98 walkabout ticket inclusive of one drink) and party your way from 8pm to 2am as you get entertained by a roving magician at Smoke & Mirrors. The outdoor deal is best for those hoping to catch the breathtaking fireworks come midnight while the indoor package is great for an intimate gathering. Both come with a bottle of Lanson Black Label Magnum Champagne (1.5l) and a bottle of Clos Lanson Champagne (750ml). #06-01 National Gallery Singapore, 1 St. Andrew's Rd.
Kinki Countdown Party
Unobstructed rooftop views overseeing the Marina Bay waterfront, check. Amazing fireworks going off at the stroke of midnight, check. Bangin’ DJ sets and plenty of drinks for an electrifying night, check. Seasoned revellers know Kinki at Customs House to be one of the best spots to party, and that stays true into the first few early hours of 2018. Make reservations early for a table, going at $688 (for up to six persons) which gets you two bottles of Champagne, choice of one Monkey Shoulder or Belvedere, and two mixers. #02-02 Customs House, 70 Collyer Quay
La Vie en Rose
In collaboration with Dom Perignon Rose, Ce La Vi is throwing an exquisite cabaret-themed party that’s designed to be a theatrical, immersive experience for party-goers. Expect avant garde cabaret performances, roving entertainers, and as always, a sweeping view of the fireworks. It’s a formal event, so come appropriately dressed—plus a dash of pink to suit the theme. From 5pm, tickets are going from $88-188 inclusive of one drink. R/F Marina Bay Sands, 1 Bayfront Ave.
Sky High Social at Marina Bay Sands' Skypark Observation Deck
You can do so much better than squeezing in with the crowds at the Marina Bay area just to countdown to the New Year. How about taking this year’s celebrations to the skies with unobstructed, front row views of the fireworks while towering over the rest of Singapore 57 storeys up? Get tickets or make it an extra special night by booking a VIP table for eight at Sky High Social, the ultimate countdown party you should be at. Happening at Marina Bay Sands’ SkyPark Observation Deck, be treated like royalty at your table with a bottle of Grey Goose Vodka, four bottles of Piper Heidsieck champagne & more to enjoy while getting jiggy to live band performances. 57/F Sands Skypark Tower 3, 10 Bayfront Ave.
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Lantern New Year’s Eve Party
Offering the same glimmering sights of Marina Bay as The Fullerton Bay Hotel’s bay view rooms is the property’s oriental rooftop bar Lantern. For NYE, table packages are going for a princely $1,488, inclusive of a snack platter, four bottles of Veuve Clicquot NV Champagne or two bottles of spirits. It’s worth it though, as you and your party of six can start early from 7pm-2am. If you’re coming as a smaller group, cover charge is $150 each inclusive of two drinks. R/F The Fullerton Bay Hotel, 80 Collyer Quay
Neon Countdown Party
For a rooftop pool party in the heart of Orchard Road, head to BayWatch@Jen found atop Hotel Jen Orchardgateway. Best paired with a staycation at the hotel, come dressed casual and ready to mingle from 9pm-2am, fork out $50 for a ticket (comes with one free drink) and soak in views of the infinity pool against the backdrop of Singapore city. 19/F Hotel Jen Orchardgateway, 277 Orchard Rd.
Propel into 2018 with Fire(works) & Ice(scream)
While everyone’s crammed around Marina Bay on NYE, ditch the crowds and head to the only rooftop bar in the Harbourfront area, Propeller. For an affordable $88 cover per person, you get to enjoy free-flow Sangrias and tapas items from 7pm till midnight, plus two drink coupons to be used whenever you like. You can also choose to go for the package deals ($888-2018) and get awesome booth seats (for the best fireworks views), Champagne, Belvedere, Martell, buckets of beer and food platters. 11/F Bay Hotel Singapore, 50 Telok Blangah Rd.
Lounges and bars
View of fireworks from LeVel33
The Big Bang 2018
For a loungy, less lurid toast to the New Year, head to Carlton City Hotel Singapore’s Graffiti Sky Bar. The party ($30 for entry and two drinks) starts from 9pm till 2am with a guest DJ on deck to ring in 2018 on an upbeat note. If partying till the wee hours, opt for the Festive Giveaways room deal ($239/night) that also comes with two drinks and $30 worth of dining credits usable at any of the hotel’s F&B outlets. 29/F Carlton City Hotel, 1 Gopeng St.
Diamonds on the Bay
After dining nearby (or at Monti itself downstairs), head on up to Monti’s NYE countdown event at the rooftop. There are a few package options to choose from, one from 6-9pm ($68 inclusive of two drinks), one from 9pm-12am ($318 inclusive of free-flow housepours), and one from 12am till late ($78 inclusive of two drinks). If you're feeling baller, splash that cash on VIP tables at the rooftop ($300 minimum spend per person) or lounge and balcony ($250 minimum spend per person) below. 82 Collyer Quay
Fine dining penthouse restaurant Me@OUE is taking on a more casual vibe this New Year’s Eve with it’s Japanese, French and Chinese kitchens transforming into live stations. For just $248, guests can enjoy unlimited butler-passed canapés, food from the live stations (including Carrasco Iberico, oysters and prawns) as well as free-flow of Prosecco, beer, house wines, soft drinks and juices throughout the night from 9:30pm-12:30am. OUE Bayfront Rooftop, 50 Collyer Quay
Boogie Through Time 2018 at Woobar
Not sure where to be when the clock strikes twelve on New Year's Eve? Book yourself at W Singapore's signature bar, Woobar, for a memorable segue into 2018 with resident DJs Shigeki and Akito on deck to dish out retro chic and disco tunes. Get your hands on some sick deals on bottles, with Veuve Clicquot 1.5L going for $500, Belvedere Vodka for $200, Johnnie Walker Blue for $600, and more. 21 Ocean Way, Sentosa
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New Year’s Eve at Employees Only Singapore
In true Prohibition-era fashion, the New York-themed Employees Only Singapore will be the site of an epic, elegant dinner party featuring a three-course menu ($145 inclusive of a bubbly and signature cocktail), champagne toast and live performances all night long. Come for the 6pm or 9pm seating and dine on specials like the 390g New York Strip Steak, Bone Marrow Poppers and Oysters Rockefeller as jazz, funk and R&B fill the airwaves. 112 Amoy St.
The Scarlet Affaire
Speakeasy LuLu’s Lounge will be transforming into a glamorous, seductive red and bringing a lineup of debauchery featuring the many red light districts of the world for this last night of the year. Opening its doors at 9pm, come early for the immersive entertainment, live music and performances as you sip on fiery cocktails. A cover charge of $50 gets you a glass of Moët Rose to start things off as you countdown to 2018. 7 Raffles Blvd.
Stars & Sparks
Penthouse microbrewery and restaurant Level33 is hoping to empty their beer tanks before 2017 comes to a close, and here’s how you can help. Simply choose between the dinner ($398) or party ($128; from 11pm) packages and drink as much as you can. Whatever you do, stay sober for the countdown as the fireworks views are bound to be stellar 33 floors up. #33-01 Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1, 8 Marina Blvd.
The Tiki Tropic Rumble
The whole of 36 Keong Saik Road—the home of Potato Head Singapore’s many concepts—is turning into the spot for one big tiki party filled with island-inspired elixirs, tiki torches and eclectic sounds courtesy of DJ Suren. Come earlier for dinner at levels one and two, or come from 9pm for the ($68 per person) three-hour free-flow drinks deal. We highly recommend the rooftop space for an airy retreat, and make sure to reserve a table if coming in a big group. 36 Keong Saik Rd.
Clubs and events
After Dark's New Year’s Eve Party with &ME
After a truly eventful year, Kilo Lounge wants to give back the best way they know how—with another legendary party. For this last day of the year, they’re bringing in one of the most sought-after house and techno DJs, &ME, to take us into 2018 on a high. Come after dinner and (for $100) enjoy free-flow bubbles, beer, house wines and spirits from 9pm-midnight as you dance the night away. #01-02/04, 21 Tanjong Pagar Rd.
Back to the 80s – Discotech
Here’s one for you disco people. Grand Hyatt is throwing a countdown party in celebration of the decade of the discotheque, complete with flourishing touches and live entertainment in the hotel lobby. It’s perfect for those who are in Orchard, or those who were already dressed up for the hotel’s many other NYE dinners. Be there from 9:30pm for an exquisite dessert extravaganza. Tickets are going at $98 each. singapore.grand.hyatt.com, 10 Scotts Rd.
BXOXO II – NYE Party | The Speakeasy Prohibition
Alcohol delivery app BottlesXO is throwing a warehouse party (so you know we’ll be there) and taking a leaf from The Prohibition Era for a swanky, underground theme. Get the $100 three-hour free-flow deal (housepour spirits, craft beers, wines and cocktails; 9pm-midnight) and head on over to Angra Warehouse by the Keppel harbour area, where DJs Dan Buri, Jeck Hyde and Zig Zach will be helming the decks. #03-03 Angra Warehouse, 39 Keppel Rd.
New Year's Eve Beach BBQ at Coastes and Sand Bar
A beach countdown party doesn't necessarily have to be loud or include squeezing with sweaty, sandy people. Coastes and Sand Bar offer the same sea-front fun and cool breeze this New Year's Eve, with a buffet of freshly-grilled seafood, juicy meats, wholesome mains and sweet desserts at $70 per person, to go along with a casual night of pop classics with a hint of jazz, funk and soul courtesy of Stephen Francis & Friends featuring Beverly Morata. Drink specials include $16 for two Heineken drafts or two housepour spirits, and $20 for two glasses of wine. 50 Siloso Beach Walk
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The Great Gatsby Themed New Year’s Eve Countdown Party
The lobby lounge of Pan Pacific Singapore, Atrium, is turning into gold and black soiree ($88-128) inspired by the 1920s glitzy, glamorous novel The Great Gatsby. Wine, dine and make merry from 9pm at this glittering affair where a live DJ performance, unlimited canapes, wines, beers and house pours as well as a magnificent balloon drop at midnight makes this last day of 2017 a memorable one. 1/F Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Blvd.
Silent Disco Asia NYE 2017-18
At the last silent disco party of the year, you know it’s gonna be radical. The folks at Silent Disco Asia have thrown many bashes this year, but they’re promising to take things to the next level with this final throwdown at ArtScience Museum’s FabCafe, from 8pm-1am. With in-your-face fireworks at midnight, beers from local microbrewery Crossroads and only 170 tickets ($60 each) available, what are you waiting for? 1/F ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Ave.
Stars of Gold
Dance under the star-studded sky and usher in the new year with a dazzling fireworks show at Singapore’s highest alfresco bar, 1-Altitude. If you’d rather live it up in luxury, head on downstairs and dance the night away at Altimate, where you get a VIP club experience filled with high-tech visual and sound effects. Watch out for the confetti blast come midnight! 1 Raffles Place