This coming New Year’s Eve is not just like any other year — as we count down the final minutes of 2019, we’re toasting to celebrate the end of the decade as well as the return of the Roaring 20s. From rooftop bar soirees to retro-themed shindigs to parties in Hong Kong’s most exclusive locations, these glitzy New Year’s Eve parties will make sure you round out the year with a bang.
Popinjays New Year’s Eve Shake Your Tail Feathers Countdown Party
Price: HK$488 for entry and complimentary Champagne toast; HK$1,488 for entry and free-flow house pours from 9:30pm–3am, champagne from 11:30pm–12:30am. Table packages from HK$7,888.
Spend the last evening of 2019 in sky-high opulence at the top of The Murray. Popinjays’ New Year’s Eve bash features a dynamic lineup of live international acts, including Shanghai’s star DJ Tom Price spinning funky tunes to take you through to 2020.
Popinjays, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3141 8888
Back to the Future
When: 8pm onwards
Price: HK$780 from Ysuke for complimentary Champagne toast and open bar from 8–11pm; HK$980 includes a bottle of Moët Champagne.
Party like a billionaire at this exclusive mansion party in the Mid-Levels, where you can ring in the futuristic new decade with a cyberpunk theme. Hosted by independent events organiser Ysuké, this location is often touted as one of the city’s most glamorous addresses with its infinity pool and enviable vantage point over the skyline. More information here.
12B Bowen Road, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong
Kerry Hotel New Year’s Eve Countdown Party
When: 9pm onwards
A toast to the new year at Kerry Hotel will be a tough choice between the Lobby Lounge or its swanky terrace bar Red Sugar: The former offers free-flow Veuve Clicquot and seafood aperitifs, while the latter, billed as a 70s-style throwback fete, gives you two glasses of bubbly to sip as you admire the sweeping views of Victoria Harbour when the clock strikes twelve. Both parties feature live DJs from 9pm onwards.
Kerry Hotel, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom, Hong Kong, +852 2252 588
Club JJ’s New Year’s Eve Countdown Party at Grand Hyatt
When: 10pm onwards
Price: HK$600 for free-flow Champagne and wines; HK$2,380 for set dinner from 7pm and Countdown Party; Reservations here.
For one night only, Grand Hyatt will be paying tribute to the iconic Club JJ’s, which opened in 1989 and was known as one of the hottest music rooms for live entertainment, food and drink in Wan Chai. The Grand Hyatt Steakhouse will be transformed into JJ’s Music Room as they welcome American band Night Train to take you on a journey through various pop, rock and R&B hits throughout the past decades. Free-flow packages start at HK$600, while those seeking a night-long celebration can take advantage of the ‘Ultimate Countdown’, inclusive of the Steakhouse’s holiday dinner menu and revelling into the early hours at JJ’s.
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2584 7722
Zuma New Year’s Eve Countdown
When: 9:30pm onwards
Price: HK$980 from Ticketflap, HK$1,180 at the door
Looking for a dose of theatre to end the year on the right foot? Zuma is creating a masquerade-themed extravaganza to ring in 2020. Plenty of Champagne, sake, wine and beer is of course par for the game in true Zuma style reminiscent of its weekly Yashoku nighttime revelry, while DJ Emmanuel Diaz will be on the decks to keep the party in full swing through midnight.
Zuma, 6/F, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
Duddell’s The Grand Theatre New Years Eve
When: 9:30pm onwards
Price: HK$650 from Ticketflap; HK$900 at the door
The annual New Year’s Eve soiree at Duddell’s is always a sold-out affair. This year, you’ll be welcoming 2020 at the Shanghai Tang Mansion with free-flowing Ruinart Champagne and cocktails, as well as plenty of Cantonese bites after midnight. The art lounge is harking back to the Roaring 20s proper with chic chinoiserie this year, so remember to dress accordingly.
Duddell’s, 3-4/F, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong
Ho Lee Fook Legendary Karaoke
When: 10:30pm onwards
Price: HK$388 for free-flow sparkling, wines and beer from Black Sheep Restaurants
There’s no better iconic way to celebrate in true Hong Kong style than a good ol’ fashioned karaoke. Belt out your favourite tunes of the decade at Ho Lee Fook’s legendary karaoke party. The mic is open starting from 10:30pm — guests can also tuck into a NYE banquet dinner beforehand, priced at HK$1,288 inclusive of a free-flow beverage package. More information here.
Ho Lee Fook, 1-5 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2810 0860
A Red Carpet Affair at La Rambla
Price: HK$700 early bird from Seven Rooms, HK$750 at the door; Table packages available from HK$5,000 in the main dining room
IFC’s prime terrace lounge will be transformed into a chic red carpet affair this New Year’s Eve, complete with paparazzi and photographers, a Hollywood party backdrop and of course, plenty of bubbly. In the main dining room, revellers can take advantage of a special price for non-vintage Krug at HK$2,020, while free-flow packages start from HK$700 inclusive of two food tickets that you can exchange for bites such as Ozaki beef tartlet, Rubia Gallega tenderloin katsu sando or truffle popcorn (or HK$120 each). More information here.
La Rambla, Unit 3071-73, 3/F, ifc mall, Central, Hong Kong
Terrible Baby NYE 2020 Masquerade: Now You See Me, Now You Don’t
Price: HK$380 from Ticketflap
If indie music is your jam, you’ll want to head to hipster mecca Terrible Baby to toast away 2019 in this eclectic masquerade fete. Featuring up-and-coming indie rock bands Mr. Koo and Charming Way, rapper Luna Is a Bep and a roster of DJs and surprise performances, music fans looking to support the local scene will want to dance the night away at the Eaton HK terrace lounge. The package includes a free-flow bar of sparkling wine, spirits and beer from 10pm onwards — don’t forget your fancy masks.
Terrible Baby, 4/F, Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Jordan, Hong Kong, +852 2710 1866
Countdown Dinner and Party at The Rooms
Price: HK$800 for free-flow from 9pm–midnight; HK$1,200 for buffet and free-flow; HK$400 for party entry after midnight with a glass of Mumm Grand Cordon. Tickets from Eventix.
Central’s hottest new venue The Rooms turns Tai Kwun’s handsome former magistracy building into the ultimate house party pad, complete with a buffet dinner and free-flowing bubbly and spirits. Fueled by Mumm Grand Cordon, you’ll be celebrating this New Year’s Eve blowout at one of the most historic spots in town. Featured guest DJ Tensnake will be on the decks to keep the energy high through to the first few hours of 2020. More information here.
The Rooms, No. 9 Building, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong