PUBLISHED December 14th, 2016 07:00 am | UPDATED December 16th, 2016 01:14 pm
Where will you be this year as the clock strikes 12 and the calendar resets? If you still haven’t got a clue or are still looking, we have ten spanking great parties to spend the last precious hours of 2016. Time’s a-wasting, so read on:
For the Sophisticated: WOOBAR
Times Square, New York City, is one of the most iconic places to be on New Year’s Eve with the ball drop, and this year, there’s no need for merrymakers to go that far. The folks at WOOBAR will be hosting an indoor Times Square themed party with a two-hour free-flow drinks package. From 9-11pm, drink as much champagne, whisky, gin, and vodka as you want. Table packages are available with minimum spending. Plus, stand a chance to win a three-night stay at the W New York – Times Square as well!
Time: 9pm-3am, free flow ends at 11pm
Price: $69++ per person. Table packages start at $555++ minimum spending for two, $799++ for four, to $1899++ for 15 people.
WOOBAR is located at W Singapore Sentosa Cove, 21 Ocean Way, Singapore 098374, p. + 65 6808 7258.
For the Somewhere Spanking New: MONTI
Two-month old MONTI has taken over the Fullerton Pavilion, so spectacular views are guaranteed at the Italian restaurant-lounge. Before you head to the dance floor or upstairs to the rooftop bar for the fabulous fireworks at midnight, consider having dinner at the restaurant. You’ll be wining and dining like kings and queens on a five-course dinner menu featuring the likes of Hamachi Carpaccio with oyster and sea urchin, Squid Ink Angel Hair with Carabinero prawns, and Australian Wagyu Tenderloin with wild mushrooms and black truffles. Plus, stand a chance to win prizes like the Monti Diamond (valued at $5,000)!
Time: 6pm till late
Price for dinner: $180++, includes a glass of Veuve Clicquot for first seating (6-7pm); $350++ or $408++ (window seats), includes a glass of Dom Perignon for second seating (9-10pm)
Price for rooftop party: $58++ (6pm-9am), includes one standard housepour and one NYE cocktail; $300++ (9pm-12am), includes free flow champagne, house wines, and premium house spirits; $ 75++ (after 12am), includes one standard housepour and one glass of champagne. Table reservations at the rooftop are available with minimum spending of $250++ per person (min. 6 people, maximum 10), and at the lounge with $200++ per person.
Monti is located at Fullerton Pavilion, 82 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049327, p. +65 6535 0724.
For the Gourmand: The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
Super Night, the last of The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore’s inaugural “Super Series” will end the year with a bang, with the hotel lobby and restaurants Colony and Chihuly Lounge transformed into an exclusive black-tie affair. The night begins with an eight-course dinner by Executive Chef Massimo Pasquarelli and his team; think luscious, indulgent dishes like Poached Langoustine with fresh Japanese sea urchin, Homemade Foie Gras Cappelletti with a guinea fowl consommé, and a Charred Grilled Wagyu Tenderloin with polenta and black garlic jus. After dinner, the night continues with unlimited servings from a seafood station and chocolate bar till 11 pm, alongside unlimited pours of champagne, wines, beers, housepour spirits, chilled juices and soft drinks till 1am – talk about counting down in style!
Price: $388++ per adult, $194++ per child
For Pool Party Thrills: HI-SO Rooftop Pool Bar
On 31st December, the folks at SO Sofitel Singapore will be opening up their rooftop pool bar for a night to remember. The party starts early, so head down and chill out by the pool with smooth beats and food from the barbecue as the sun sets. Alternatively, indulge in Xperience Restaurant’s extravagant six-course dinner downstairs before heading up to take advantage of HI-SO’s value for money free-flow drinks package. Dance the night way to the hypnotic, deep tunes of DJ Jeck Hyde, supported by Who Is Malik – counting down doesn’t get much sweeter than this. Those in need of a recovery session on New Year’s Day can head back to HI-SO for Bloody Marys all day long.
Time: 5pm till late.
Price: from 5pm, $20, includes one standard drink. Cover charge waived with $140nett free-flow package (9pm-12midnight) of housepour spirits, house wines, Tiger draft beer, soft drinks, juices, and a glass of champagne at 12 midnight. Cabanas available at $1500nett (up to 15 people), includes 3 bottles of premium spirits with mixers, 3 bottles of Champagne Taittinger and 15 Kamikaze shots. More beverage promotions available and table bookings are available with minimum spending.
For the Luxe Lounger: Spago Lounge
At the outdoor lounge of Spago, you’re guaranteed the best of both views since the outdoor terrace of Wolfgang Puck’s Singaporean restaurant lounge is located at Sands SkyPark, overlooking the infinity pool and Marina Bay on one side and Gardens by the Bay on the other. Pair your complimentary glass of champagne with Californian-inspired bar bites. Looking for a sit-down dinner at Spago? The indoor restaurant will be serving up a three- ($250++. 6pm-8.30pm) and four-course ($295++, 9pm onwards) dinner menu featuring Spago signatures like Roasted Italian Chestnut Agnolotti with shaved French black truffles.
Time: 12pm till late
Price: $99++ per person, includes a glass of champagne on arrival. Table reservations available with a minimum spend of $500++, includes a glass of champagne on arrival.
Spago is located at Level 57, Sands Skypark Tower 2, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956.
For Beachside Vibes: Coastes
Time: 6pm till late
Price: $70 nett per adult and $35 per child, from Coastes, Sentosa Online Store or through the C Side App
For the Party People: 1-Altitude
1-Altitude throws one of the biggest New Year’s Eve parties of the year in Singapore, and this year will not be any different. Themed Glitz, Glamour, and Gold (you can see where they’re going with the dress code), party to the soundscapes of Dutch DJ Jochen Miller who’ll be supported by resident DJs Leonard T and Jack T, with a specially concocted NYE cocktail or champagne in hand. As the clock inches closer to midnight, look forward to upbeat tunes by seven-piece party band Acoustic Trip, led by vocalist Lisa Perez. After a rambunctious countdown, continue partying into the wee hours of 1 January 2017.
Time: 6pm till late.
Price: $68 nett single access during 6pm-9pm, includes one standard housepour and one NYE cocktail; $300++ per person, free-flow premium pours 9pm-12am; $88 nett, includes one standard housepour and one glass of Moët Brut after 12am. Minimum spending applies for table bookings and varies depending on location of table.
1-Altitude is located at 1 Raffles Place, Singapore 048616, p. +65 6438 0410.
For Grand Sea Views: Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa
Overlooking the gorgeous South China Sea, Sofitel Singapore Sentosa is the perfect place to spend New Year’s Eve if you’re looking for a fun, vibrant party outside the city. Constructing its grandstand of a stage alongside the property’s 33-metre infinity pool, look forward to grooving throughout the night to the saccharine sounds of vocalist Anastasia Francis and to all the top dance hits by the guest DJ of the night. As you imbibe in free-flowing champagne and other boozy goods from the open bar, remember to toss your new year’s resolution into the pool – it’s tradition! – with a specially curated balloon illumination.
Price: $248++ per person, includes free-flow of premium champagne, wines, beers and house pour spirits. $88++ per person, includes free-flow of soft drink, juices and French-inspired bespoke mocktails.
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa is located at 2 Bukit Manis Road, Sentosa, Singapore 099891, p. +65 6708 8347, e. H9474-FB2@sofitel.com.
For Front Row Seats (to Fireworks): Sky High Social
The views of downtown, Singapore skyline, Marina Bay, and the fireworks don’t get any better than that of the Sands Skypark Observation Deck. Countdown under the stars with complimentary party packs, live music in the background by five-piece band CatsinECradle and a glass of cold champagne in hand. Those looking for a place to roost for the entire night can opt for tables – VIP A Table has a view of Marina Bay while VIP B Table faces the quieter Gardens by the Bay, though the latter will have an exclusive fireworks-viewing area for the latter. Ticket holders to this rain or shine event will be entitled to 15% off RISE restaurant’s New Year’s Day buffet lunch or dinner.
Price: $198 per adult, includes two complimentary glasses of Piper Heidsieck; VIP B Table at $2,288 (maximum of eight people), includes a 1.5L Grey Goose, 4 bottles of Piper Heidsieck Rosé Brut, mixers, and Fiji water; VIP A Table at $2,488 (maximum of eight people), same inclusions as VIP B and a bottle of Remy XO or Patron.
Sky High Social is happening at Sands SkyPark Tower 3, Level 57, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956.
For the 90s Kids: OverEasy Orchard
If your passion is singing in the shower, we’ve got just the place for you. This New Year’s Eve, OverEasy Orchard will be bringing back their ever-popular Guilty Pleasures, a cheesy singalong to the best of the 90s, so gather your pals and boogie the night away as DJ Hookstyle (Dave Tan of electrico) dishes out the classics.
Time: 10pm till late
Price: $25, includes one alcoholic drink. Table reservations are available at $100 minimum spending per person
OverEasy Orchard is located at #01-01, Liat Towers, 541 Orchard Road, Singapore 238881, p. +65 6684 1453.
Top Image courtesy of Marina Bay Sands.