Rave and say hello to 2019 at these countdown parties. The only problem? We don’t know which NYE blowout to choose.
It’s that time of the year again when everyone’s expressing disbelief at how time flies. (Tbh, we’ve been in that phase since June.) But now that 2018 is (almost) done and dusted, there’s nothing better than to end the year with a bang, right? Here’s where the New Year’s Eve parties are going down.
3-course dinners and tarot card reading at Employees Only
If you’re a foodie like us, there’s nothing better than welcoming the New Year with a hearty three-course meal and free-flow of drinks. Employees Only has got your NYE dinner in check with a feast of black truffle gnocchi, steak tartar, New York strip steak, Porterhouse pork chop, butterscotch mascarpone cheesecake, pumpkin bread pudding and a glass of sparkling wine. If you’re really in the celebratory mood, go ahead and opt for that four-hour bottomless drinks package. Oh, and if you wanna know what’s in store for the New Year, just hop over to the psychic booth for a tarot card reading. We foresee lots of lunch and dinner parties in the future.
Employees Only’s 3-course dinner party, 6pm and 9pm seating, 112 Amoy Street, Singapore 069932
Brand New Day: New Year’s Eve Countdown at Tanjong Beach Club
Drink champagne, get confetti in your hair and go wild as things are getting crazy at Tanjong Beach Club. Dive into 2019 #likeaboss at their final pool party of the year. DJ Orio’s helming the entertainment portion with fresh, tropical beats so get ready to show ‘em how it’s done on the dancefloor.
Brand New Day: New Year’s Eve Countdown, 9pm-2am, Tanjong Beach Club, 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore 098942
The Final Countdown at Nineteen80
It’s (literally) the final countdown at this 80s-inspired arcade pub. Nineteen 80 is pressing start to the New Year with DJs Ollie’des, Ya5th and Bobos. Have a glass of champagne, play a round of old-school arcade games like Pac-Man and Space Invaders, and take it back to the 80s as you usher in the New Year.
The Final Countdown, 9pm-4am, Nineteen80, 21 Tanjong Pagar Road, #01-05, Singapore 088444
Block Party NYE Countdown 2018 at Clarke Quay
Clarke Quay’s ringing in the new year with a playful twist – think solid-shaped play block structures, a pedal-powered LED wall that lights up the harder you pedal, dancing toy soldiers and unicorn mascots – and you’re invited to unleash your inner child. After snapping pictures for your IG feed, gather at the stage area for performances by local band, Shirlyn & The UnXpected and plenty of stage games before you welcome the New Year. Don’t leave right after the countdown though, the party extends across Clarke Quay at various bars and clubs.
Block Party NYE Countdown 2018, 9pm onwards, Clarke Quay Fountain Square, 3 River Valley Road, Singapore 179024
Kampong Boogie New Year’s Eve Blowout at OverEasy Orchard
OverEasy’s Orchard outlet’s going to be a slave to the boogie at their countdown party and so will you.. Expect a mix of world music, afrobeat, hip-hop, drum ‘n’ bass, house and disco at this all-American diner with DJs Mc Swtlkr and the Kampong Boogie all-stars. Fuel up, it’s going to be one helluva countdown party.
Kampong Boogie New Years Eve Blowout, 9pm-4am, OverEasy Orchard, 541 Orchard Road, #01-01 Liat Towers, Singapore 238881
Siloso Beach Countdown Party
Let’s start with Singapore’s only beach countdown bash at our little piece of paradise that is Sentosa. We’re expecting the foam party, infectious beats (we can’t wait to find out who’s headlining this year!) and breathtaking fireworks display to return. Who else is excited to step into their flip-flops for this beach rave?
Siloso Beach Countdown Party, 6pm-6am, Siloso Beach, Sentosa, Singapore 099981
Electric Sky: A New Year’s Eve Countdown Party at Bar Rouge
Shine bright in your Silver Glam fits as Bar Rouge’s resident DJs sculpt beats that will get you on your feet. When 2019 comes, admire the spectacular fireworks show atop this iconic party destination. Will the dazzling view beat out the madness on the dance floor? You be the judge.
Electric Sky: A New Year’s Eve Countdown Party, 8pm-6am, Bar Rouge, Bar Rouge Singapore, 2 Stamford Road, Floor 71, Singapore 178882
Sin City: One Last Night of Debauchery at The Warehouse Hotel
We all know The Warehouse Hotel for being a gorgeously restored heritage building, but we’re pretty sure it’ll start gaining a rep as a party spot if the countdown bashes continue. If you aren’t already feeling it from DJ KFC’s disco funk drops or Kaye’s saxophone tunage, sultry moves from The Glamourettes (Singapore’s dancers and showgirls collective) will certainly turn up the heat. Want a private post-party den? Snag one of the 37 rooms upstairs!
Sin City: One Last Night of Debauchery, 9pm till late, The Warehouse Hotel, 320 Havelock Road Robertson Quay, Singapore 169628
Winter’s Garden at Lulu’s Lounge
You can’t deny it – Lulu’s Lounge throws a mean party. And for New Year’s eve, it’s going all out with a Winter’s Garden themed shebang. Sign up for a white Christmas with a happy sprinkling of cheeky, circus-y fun. We’re talking stilt walkers, jugglers, drag queens, live musicians, and other Lulu’s characters dazzling the night away. Wear your most OTT white outfit for this one!
Lulu’s Lounge, 9pm-6am, Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039595
Marina Bay Singapore Countdown
Duh, the city’s largest countdown event will be back! There’ll be a blowout of epic proportions with a spectacular laser and fireworks show to end the night. Plus, check out fringe activities like the carnivals and music performances before the revelry begins.
Marina Bay Singapore Countdown, The Float at Marina Bay, 20 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039805
Star Island Singapore countdown at The Float at Marina Bay
Marina Bay has an added surprise for the upcoming countdown with this one-of-a-kind fireworks musical– two words we never thought would go together. This fireworks show choreographed to music will leave you wanting more of its futuristic magic. For that, you’ll have to head to Japan (where this genius idea originated), or wait another year (fingers crossed that there’ll be a sophomore edition).
Star Island Singapore, Doors open at 5pm, The Float at Marina Bay, 20 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039805
Future Shock at Bang Bang
This one’s a tribute to the Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones starring Men in Black! At Bang Bang wild NYE party this year DJ J. Espinosa taking over the music. The mayhem includes future-themed interiors, the infamous balloon drop (yay!) and performances by LED stilt walker <insert oooohs and ahhhhs).
Bang Bang: Future Shock, 10pm-6am, Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039595
LOOP Countdown Party
This sustainable pop-up festival has been switching things up at The Incubator at Esplanade Park all throughout December, with a local makers’ market, local craft beer bar and cool fringe activities along the way. Get your tickets to LOOP’s Countdown Party to celebrate sustainably (drinks are served in refillable stainless steel cups and the event is plastic-free – woohoo!) and catch the fireworks in the VIP lounge, sans crowds. Sounds like our perfect way to party our way into 2019. Tickets start at $28.
LOOP Countdown Party; The Incubator at Esplanade Park, Connaught Drive
Gala dinner and countdown party at Zafferano Italian Restaurant & Lounge
Looking up rooftop bars to bring in 2019? Zafferanos is throwing a new year’s eve sunset 3-course dinner from 5.30pm and Gatsby-themed gala dinner at 9pm. The menu is incredible (like always) much like the bottomless pouring of Champagne, house wines, spirits, and beer. And of course, there’s a sophisticated countdown party at the terrace lounge – it’s the perfect vantage point to gawk at the celebrations on the bay.
Zafferano Italian Restaurant & Lounge, 3-course dinner: 5.30pm; gala dinner: 9pm, Ocean Financial Centre, Level 43, 10 Collyer Quay, Ocean Financial Centre, Singapore 049315
Watch the fireworks display at Level 33
Even on a regular day, we’re crushing on Level 33’s insane view of the bay. Book yourself the best seats in the house overlooking the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown. Catch the hour-long fireworks display (yas, those rumours are true) with great food, and free-flow of beers, wines as well as a complimentary glass of Rothschild champagne for the stroke of midnight. Don’t miss the Brut Beer, brewed in-house with champagne yeast.
Level 33, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1, 8 Marina Blvd, #33-01, Singapore 018981
Glitter Ball at Ce La Vi
Wear your sparkliest dress to this NYE party – hosted in collaboration with Dom Pérignon, get a front row seat to the musical firework spectacle at Marina Bay for a full hour! Resident DJs, who never disappoint, will be playing set after set of great music that will have you swaying into the morning!
Ce La Vi, 8pm-5am, 1 Bayfront Avenue Marina Bay Sands Tower 3, Singapore 018971
NSFW: No Ragrets New Years Eve at Zouk
Leave to everyone’s favourite club to plan a night of debauchery. Expect all-out fun at No Ragrets New Years Eve (named after that famously misspelled tattoo) and ring in the new year dancing like a crazy person. There will be an irreverent photo booth, marching band performances and roving talents for Instagram photo purposes along with DJs like Hong, Zushan and Jeremy Boon and the trio of Lenerd, Nash D & Ghetto who will have you bouncing off the wall.
Zouk, 10pm-4am, 3C River Valley Road, The Cannery, 179022
NYE Countdown 2019 at Lavo
Yes, there’s dinner, dance and a balcony seat to an incredible show at Lavo. Find yourself a perch to look Marina Bay Singapore Countdown celebration, complete with the hour-long fireworks. Sign up for free-flow champagne, wine and selected spirits, and an Italian buffet spread with fresh seafood and whatnot. If you haven’t tried their famous meatball (yes it’s one big fat ball), what better time than the new year’s eve…
Lavo, 10.30pm-1.30am, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018971
New Year’s Eve Countdown and Dinner Cruise at Royal Albatross
For those who want to splash the cash, usher in the new year with a glass of bubbly in hand and the saltwater breeze in your hair. The Royal Albatross invites you on deck for a fancy New Year’s Eve extravaganza. Set sail on this luxury yacht from Sentosa and enjoy the scenic views of the Southern Islands before the fireworks are let loose at the stroke of midnight.
New Year’s Eve Countdown and Dinner Cruise, Dinner Cruise: 5pm-7.30pm; Countdown Sail: 9.30pm-1am, Royal Albatross, Historic Ship Harbour, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
An enchanted forest at Faber Peak
The hills are alive with One Faber Group’s enchanted forest and a magical view of fireworks. Get unobstructed views of three fireworks display at the Dusk Restaurant & Bar or Arbora Hilltop Dining (while feasting on festive menus of course!) or take it to the skies. Yes, you can book your own cable car celebratory cabin for a completely unique experience with your close ones. Take your pick.
Enchanted Forest at Faber Peak, Faber Peak Singapore, Level 2, 109 Mount Faber Road, Singapore 099203
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