Where To Eat And Drink On New Year's Eve
1/8 A Night At The Bazaar At Blue Bar
Put aside your inhibitions and enter the funhouse—that is, Blue Bar—on December 31 for an evening of circus-themed celebrations. Guests are encouraged to dress up in their finest carnival attire, and for good reason; the best-dressed couple will receive a six-course Chef's Tasting Dinner menu at Caprice. Assistant Bar Manager Summer Lo has created three unique cocktails that will be served on the night: Magic Ball (green tea-infused gin, raspberry syrup, egg white and lemon juice), Clown's Wig (whiskey sour mixed with homemade hibiscus flower syrup, topped with popcorn), and Girl On Fire (a flaming rum-based cocktail mixed with lime juice and grapefruit, garnished with a swirly lollipop).
For more information, visit fourseasons.com/hongkong
2/8 Tales Of The Jazz Age At Foxglove
Tokyo-based jazz troupe Bloodest Saxophone are back to ring in the new year at this speakeasy-inspired lounge on Duddell Street. Limited tickets for their dinner, free-flow (Japanese whiskey highballs, premium spirits, house wines and craft beers) and jazz show are available via Ticketflap. Dress the part—the theme of the night is 1920s, where pinstripes, feathers and hats are de rigueur.
3/8 Bao House Block Party At Little Bao Diner
Starting from 9:00pm on December 31 is Little Bao Diner's inaugural Bao Block Party, featuring DJ Broadback and free-flow food and drinks for HK$580 per person. Expect plenty of booze-friendly snacks, from golden fried chicken to the restaurant's signature baos.
4/8 Moulin Rouge New Year's Eve Party At Bibo
Shake your tailfeather at Bibo, which will be transformed for a night of revelry complete with live performances, music and dancing along with the expected wine and champagne freely flowing throughout the night. Tickets are priced from HK$200 for entry with one glass of countdown champagne, going up to HK$680 for free-flow wine and Perrier-Jouet champagne (prices on the door are higher).
5/8 The Silk Road At Duddell's
Limited tickets remain for one of the city's best known NYE party destinations. This year, Duddell's will be presenting an east-meets-west theme combining "Venetian masquerade mixed with chic executions of Chinois". Don your most glamorous threads and enjoy free-flow champagne and cocktails from 9:30pm until midnight, after which Cantonese snacks will be served.
6/8 Old Hong Kong At Red Sugar
Steering clear of Lan Kwai Fong? Head to Red Sugar's expansive terrace for a peek at the midnight fireworks while enjoying live DJ music, champagne and cocktails inspired by vintage Hong Kong. The party starts at 9:00pm and goes on until 2:00am and is priced at HK$500 per person or HK$1500 and up per table.
7/8 The Greatest Show NYE Party At VEA Lounge
Countdown to 2019 at VEA Lounge, where free-flow drinks by Antonio Lai and midnight snacks by Vicky Cheng are on the cards. The dress code is all about flamboyance, colours and patterns, as befitting the Greatest Showman-inspired theme, with a live DJ set to put you in the mood to ring in the new year. Tables of five or more will receive a complimentary bottle of Perrier-Jouët Brut champagne. For more information, please visit tastingsgroup.com.
8/8 The Woods's Tiki Hideaway NYE Countdown
The Woods will be transformed into a tropical paradise, where pineapple pickleback shooters, bartenders in hula skirts and signature tiki cocktails will set the mood for the evening. Among the festivities will be welcome cocktails served from a misting volcano; tiki games; a DIY shaved ice station with your choice of syrups and toppings; and flaming watermelon punchbowls for tables of five persons and above. Early bird tickets are extended until December 29 at 3:00pm—get your tickets here now.