Thank you, next! Here’s what to do in Hong Kong this New Year’s Eve.
2022: It wasn’t the best, but it also wasn’t the worst. So we’re feeling hopeful about next year and welcoming the arrival of 2022. While you are shopping for some lovely gift baskets or gorgeous gowns for your end-of-year party, you might be wondering about the best places in Hong Kong to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Other than checking out these latest sweet deals, make sure to secure these amazing festive dinners and staycations before everyone else!
Psst – we’re still putting together the list of New Year’s Eve events in Hong Kong for 2022-2023, so please check back in later! In the meantime, here’s what we got down to last NYE:
Things to do in Hong Kong on New Year’s Eve: Party at these bars and clubs
1. WOOBAR: “Make 2022 Count” New Year’s Eve Countdown Party
Stylish, spirited, and progressive, WOOBAR is redefining the nightlife scene and they’re banging it out for New Year’s Eve this year! Celebrate new beginnings with an A-list lineup of energetic DJs (including DJ Lokyii, DJ Samir, DJ Zoie, and DJ Topher), as well as exciting drinks and delicacies. The party starts at 9pm and runs until 2am with an exhilarating countdown at midnight to make 2022 count. Early bird tickets are on sale until 28 December and you can book a private table for up to eight people for a soirée you’ll never forget – no matter how much champagne you drink! World-class cocktails, original beats, and dance-worthy tracks await at WOOBAR.
Grab your tickets here.
WOOBAR, 6/F, W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon Station, Kowloon, Hong Kong, p. 3717 2889
2. The Sixteenth: Disco Countdown Under the Stars
From 10pm till late on 31 December, feel the good vibes and energy with live music, free-flowing drinks, canapes, and champagne. What better place to get your groove on than the one of the trendiest outdoor garden terraces in Hong Kong? Plus, dining guests at any of the three Pirata group restaurants at The Sixteenth are guaranteed a spot for the Disco Countdown Under the Stars party.
Secure your table for the Disco Countdown Under the Stars party at The Sixteenth.
The Sixteenth, 2/F, Oxford House, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, p. 2788 1993
3. Argo, Four Seasons: Countdown Party
Head to Argo, one of the hottest bar openings this year, on NYE for live music, a buffet snack menu, and a welcome drink. The party starts at 8pm and early bird tickets are now available on the e-shop. Prices on the door will be $1,880 and are subject to availability so we suggest securing a spot beforehand by getting your tickets online.
Argo, Four Seasons Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 3196 8888
4. Vibes, The Mira: Disco DeLights New Year’s Eve countdown party
Nothing says New Year’s countdown like an outdoor music lounge! Vibes at The Mira is taking it up a notch with a mirrored disco ball, smoke effects, confetti guns, and stellar cocktails. Toast to 2022 with champagne and unlimited cocktails whilst dancing all night long with two live DJs, Gie and DJ Patrice Escalante. Make sure to grab the early bird tickets on presale until 28 December!
Find out more about Disco DeLights at Vibes.
Vibes, The Mira, 118-130 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2315 5599
5. Stockton: God Damn Gatsby New Year’s Countdown Party
Start the new year with a bang at the God Damn Gatsby party in Stockton, in honour of Hunter S. Stockton and the bar’s newly launched Creativity of Sins drinks menu. Not only will there be live DJ performances and plenty of photo ops that evening, but you can also indulge in free-flow Moët & Chandon champagne, spirits, and select cocktails from 10pm till 1am. If you need an excuse to drink up and dress up Roaring-Twenties-style, Stockton is the ultimate place to be this New Year’s Eve.
Stockton, 32 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2565 5268
6. DarkSide, Rosewood: Ring in 2022 with Soulful Music
Ya like jazz? Us too! Head to DarkSide in Rosewood Hong Kong for some live jazz on from 8pm on New Year’s Eve, which goes on until 1:30am on 1 January. Have your last dose of Christmas cocktails – because we know you can’t say no to the delicious Lost in the Toddy and All the Way Mulled Wine! Or, you can also opt for Krug champagne and canapés.
DarkSide, Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 3891 8732
7. Sunset Grill, Sheraton Tung Chung
Join the New Year’s Eve countdown party at Sunset Grill with its appetising Lobster Bisque with Butter-poached Boston Lobster and Foie Gras Torchon with Sauternes Jelly. You can also pick your mains, too, between Chargrilled Grass-fed Beef Fillet and Line-caught sea bass in beurre blanc; and afterwards comes the dessert – Flambé Baked Alaska. Between 11pm on 31 December and 2am the next morning, the party includes various canapés and two glasses of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne. Be prepared to dance into 2022!
Sunset Grill, Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung Hotel, 9 Yi Tung Road, Tung Chung, Hong Kong, p. 2535 0025
Things to do in Hong Kong on New Year’s Eve 2021-2022: Eat up at these gorgeous restaurants
Aria’s seven-course New Year’s Eve Set Menu (from $1,688) features one-of-a-kind Italian delicacies using the premium Italian winter produce. The feast begins with L’Ostrica Di Benvenuto, which is an oyster with crème fraîche and caviar. Then, there are innovative dishes like Fegato D’Oca & Camomilla, which consists of foie gras terrine, strawberry, and chamomile; Astice Alle Castagne, which is a poached blue lobster with lobster bisque reduction, chestnut, and truffle; and more.
Read our full review on Aria.
Aria, 24/F California Tower, 30-36 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2804 1116
9. Soil to Soul
If you’d like to nourish your body and soul over the New Year, look no further than Soil to Soul. Inspired by traditional Korean temple food, this vegetarian restaurant is offering a variety of healthy and heartwarming specialties this season. We’d love to go for its special eight-course lunch menu (from $568) and ten-course dinner menu (from $998), both available from 13 December 2021 until 9 January 2022. There will be an array of winter favourites, ranging from Korean Ginseng and Chestnut Soup, to Korean Turnip Kimchi Dumpling and Veggie BiBimBap. You can also add a wine pairing to your meal ($298 for lunch; $498 for dinner), featuring a curated selection of wines and Korean Makgeolli rice wine.
Soil to Soul, Unit 704, 7/F, K11 Musea, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong, p. 2389 9588
Celebrate 2022 with the DiVino Group’s authentic Italian cuisine! DiVino Wine Bar & Restaurant in Central will be hosting a Havana Night themed evening, featuring a Rhum Corner for the ultimate rum-based cocktail galore. A five-course dinner (from $788) is also offered, followed by some festive dancing to beats created by live DJs. As for DiVino Patio in Wan Chai, the restaurant is welcoming the new year with a Copacabana Night themed party, featuring a Mojito Bar. There’s also a five-course menu here (from $888), with Brazilian dishes which you can complement with a free-flow package. Across the harbour is Spasso in Tsim Sha Tsui East, which is also presenting a five-course menu (from $980). Expect dishes like Patagonian toothfish with black truffle, M3 wagyu striploin, and more.
DiVino Wine Bar & Restaurant, 73 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2167 8883
DiVino Patio, Shop 11, 1/F, Brim 28, Causeway Bay Centre, 28 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2877 3552
Spasso, G5-8, 12-17, Empire Centre, 68 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong, p. 2730 8027
11. Lobster Bar & Grill, Island Shangri-La
If you’re a fan of The Greatest Showman like we are, you’ve got to hit Lobster Bar & Grill at Island Shangri-La for New Year’s Eve 2021. Inspired by the movie, the NYE celebrations at the Hotel carry the theme ‘Magical Theatre’ this year, with its highlight being at Lobster Bar & Grill. For one night only on 31 December, the restaurant will be taking over the rooftop (as well as having special NYE arrangements on Level 6). Dig into a sumptuous four-course dinner from 6:30 to 9:30pm while enjoying live band performances and stunning views of the Victoria Harbour. In addition, the rooftop will be the host to Island Shangri-La’s exciting Countdown Party from 10pm to 1am, offering free-flow champagne, red, and white wines. So, be sure to stay on after your meal!
Lobster Bar and Grill, 6/F (pop-up on 56/F), Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2820 8560
12. Porterhouse Seafood & Steak
In search of a restaurant to dine at before hitting the New Year’s Eve parties in LKF? Head to Porterhouse Seafood & Steak for some surf and turf on 31 December 2021. The six-course New Year’s Eve Set Dinner (from $988) features scrumptious dishes like Bone Marrow with beef rillette and caviar; Lobster Cappuccino topped with shaved truffle; Braised Oxtail Raviolo served in oxtail jus and garnished with celery root puree; Shepherd’s Pride Lamb Saddle served with mushroom puree, roasted topinambur, and fondant potatoes; and a Thousand Truffle Pancake with Piedmont hazelnut cream, garnished with fresh winter truffle, as a sweet finish.
Porterhouse Seafood & Steak, 7/F, California Tower, 30-36 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong, p. 2522 6366
For New Year’s Eve 2021, the Japanese-Peruvian restaurant is presenting an NYE Tasting Menu with two seatings: the first one from 6 to 8pm ($720) and the second from 8:30pm onwards ($880). The multi-course menu is a showcase of some of Tokyolima’s signature plates, as well as festive specialties. The meal begins with small plates through to raw dishes for sharing, such as the refreshing Tuna & Watermelon Tartare. Mains differ between the two seatings, with the second offering the decadent Lobster Acevichada. End your meal with the Oye Papi…!, which is a dessert made with chocolate mousse, brownie, coconut tuile, chocolate sauce, and coconut ice cream. Don’t forget to add on the free-flow!
Tokyolima, G/F, Car Po Commercial Building, 18-20 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2811 1152
14. La Rambla
On 31 December 2021, La Rambla is offering a New Year’s Eve Dinner (from $1,200) which features indulgent dishes, such as Caviar Baeri with brioche bread, butter, and crème fraîche; Foie Gras Mi-cuit with cava gelatine and strawberries; Boston Lobster Paella with clams, squid, and mussels; and more. Moreover, on the following day, the restaurant is also hosting a New Year’s Day Brunch (from $780). Apart from having mains like steak, lobster, and sea bass served directly to your table, you’ll be able to enjoy unlimited tapas, made-to-order paellas, and delectable Spanish desserts. Complete your brunch experience with La Rambla’s sangrias, spritzers, and free-flow options.
La Rambla, Units 3071-73, Level 3, ifc mall, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2661 1161
15. Candour: The Candour Gala
Fancy having a bite before getting down to party? Start early at Candour with its three-course set menu, available between 6 and 9pm on New Year’s Eve. There will be several dishes to share, including the Festive Salad, Octopus Croquettes with Wasabi Mayonnaise, and the Beef Birria Tacos. As for the mains, you can choose between the Cotoletta Milanese, Salmon Fillet with a mixed berry compote, or Sweet Garlic Roasted Cauliflower, all served with a garlic miso potato mousseline and fresh tomato salad. Wrap up the meal with the Leite Frito, a fried milk pudding topped with dulce de leche.
Don’t forget to dress to impress that evening, as the hip-hop-inspired bar-lounge will be transformed into The Candour Gala! Stay on for the party for photo ops on the red carpet, live DJ performances, along with a four-hour Moët & Chandon free-flow starting from 10pm.
Candour, 65 Peel Street, Soho, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2362 8100
16. Foxglove: No Time To Die
Fuel the early hours of 2022 at Foxglove with three-hours of free flow Vintage 2013 Moët et Chandon and a premium dinner with wine pairings. The dinner, prepared by Chef Tim, will begin at 7.30pm followed by free flow booze from 10pm (including classic and dirty martinis). Remember, the dress code is black and gold so dress your best and dance to the beat with the bar’s regular performer, Lolo.
Foxglove, 2/F Printing House, 6 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2116 8949
17. Uma Nota: Réveillon
Ring in the new year at Uma Nota with the Brazilian motto of Ano Novo, Vida Nova, meaning “New Year, New Life”. The Réveillon menu features a selection of festive favourites like the Robalo e açai, crab hand roll, and dishes from the Christmas menu like grilled scallops and beef skewers. The finishing touch is the Jardim Amazônico, a vegan mousse made from 62% Brazilian single origin Valrhona chocolate (yum!).
Uma Nota, Shop C, G/F, 38 Peel Street, Soho, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2889 7576
18. Café Claudel
Café Claudel has teamed with Bollinger Champagne this New Year and invites you to escape the city and head to the Alps for an immersive après ski themed experience. Through February 2022, the terrace will be transformed into a wintery alpine spectacular with a wooden bar and ski slope signage. Guests can wrap up in cozy fleece blankets and relax on sheepskin throws and comfy cushions. Festive decorative foliage with wintery lighting to match offers a place of rest after a long day, à la après ski! The bar will be serving Bollinger Champagne by the glass and bottle, as well as creative winter cocktails with a familiar après theme including The Fairweather Skier Bellini, The Red Runner Negroni, The Mogul Master Bloody Mary (especially designed for New Year’s Day), and the Afternoon Sauna Sort Hot Toddy for that hug in a mug under a rug.
Book online to reserve your spot at Café Claudel.
Café Claudel, Shop 01-G08, Tai Kwun, Central, p.2411 1310
19. Te Quiero Mucho
Is there a better way to start the new year than with churros? The Feast & Fiesta set includes a four-course dinner and four hours of free-flow starting at 8pm. If you want to join the Fiesta only, enjoy free-flow G.H. Mumm champagne, red and white wine, margaritas, beer, and snacks from 10pm till midnight. There will be a live DJ so groovy beats are guaranteed!
Book your tickets here.
Te Quiero Mucho, 286 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, p. 3423 3290
Things to do in Hong Kong on New Year’s Eve 2021 – 2022: Staycations
20. JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong
Love a good lobster? JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong is presenting a food-centric staycation for you foodies out there – the JW Lobster-cation (from $2,480 per room per night). Available until 30 December 2020, this package offers a four-course lobster-themed set dinner for two at Flint; breakfast buffet for two at JW Café; and a complimentary mini-bar upon arrival. Items in the set dinner include a warm lobster salad, a lobster bisque, a lobster linguine with chorizo and piquillo pepper, and an option between mascarpone chestnut mont blanc and griottines chocolate to enjoy as dessert. To complete your gourmet experience, order the special Flint Lobster Bloody Mary, or add the wine pairing ($220).
JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong, p. 2810 8366
21. The Langham, Hong Kong
Relax and unwind at The Langham over the New Year. Between 1 December 2021 and 2 January 2022, you can spend a night in a superior room (from $1,388) with breakfast buffet and a set lunch for two. There are also a range of festive dining options available in T’ang Court, Bostonian Seafood & Grill, and the newly reopened Main St. Deli for you to top up your experience with. Expect a Festive Afternoon Tea (from $888) at Palm Court; Festive Buffets (from $888) at The Food Gallery; a six-course New Year’s Eve Festive Set Dinner (from $1,888) at Bostonian; an exquisite seven-course New Year’s Eve dinner (from $1,688) at T’ang Court; and more.
Check out our review of the staycation at The Langham.
The Langham, Hong Kong, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2375 1133
22. Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is delivering a deluxe selection of festive offerings this season, including staycation retreats, decadent feasts, and blissful spa treatments. Bask in the full view of the New Year’s Eve fireworks display from your hotel room by booking the Celebration Suite staycation package (from $6,000 per room per night available until 31 December 2021). This package includes 25% off on selected suites and a complimentary guest room on the same floor; daily breakfast at Clipper Lounge or Café Causette for four; and premium welcome amenities, including a bottle of champagne and more.
As for the gourmands amongst you, opt for the Festive Wonder Staycation at M.O. (from $8,000 per room per night) instead or dine at the Hotel’s prestigious restaurants and bars, which are all offering various festive dining specials. Last but not least, don’t miss out on the seasonal treatments at The Mandarin Spa, Salon, or Barber, available only in December 2021. We’d love to try the Cinnamon and Spice Body Treatment (from $1,964), and glam up with A Sprinkling of Diamonds mani and pedi (from $1,445) while sipping on a glass of bubbly!
Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2522 0111