The year is rapidly coming to an end. And as we stated in our December issue we’re kind of glad to leave 2016 behind and start anew. From Trump to Brexit, 2016 was a strange year. But it's almost over, and luckily there are a ton of parties going on in Beijing this New Year’s Eve – so we can bid ado to 2016 on high note. Wherever you end up ringing in 2017, let’s all make sure to raise a glass of bubbly and toast to a new (and hopefully better) year. Oh and if you're looking to splurge on a special dinner before partying the night away, check out our guide to Beijing's best New Year's feasts.
The Migas Soundsystem x Club Paradise
Migas is known for their epic New Year’s Eve parties and this one’s going to be no different… because legendary DJ Spinna will be on the decks. He’ll no doubt keep the party going all night long. But wait, there’s more. Migas will have a whole other party room dedicated to all things Club Paradise. Get ready to dance 2016 away.
New Year's Eve Party with Stevie Mac and The Mac Daddies
Stevie Mac and The Mac Daddies will be bringing the Home Plate house down. There will be great music, good times and a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight.
Sat Dec 31 10.30pm-1.30am; Home Plate BBQ (Sanlitun).
Down to the Speakeasy Basement Party
Modernista will be throwing an epic speakeasy basement party. As they say “expect art deco class and sweet cocktails by the bucketloads.” Sounds good to us.
Sat Dec 31, 10pm-6am; Modernista.
Back to the Future NYE Party @ Parlor
Head over to Parlor for a night of funk, disco and hip-hop with DJ BB Deng. This party's all about embracing the future so the dresscode is "neon futuristic." If you ask us, you should go all out with your outfits because there's going to be a whole neon lazer jungle (their words, not ours) set up. It's gonna be wild.
Sat Dec 31, 10pm-late. RMB100; Parlor.
ORGANIC New Year's Eve
ORGANIC is back with an extra-special New Year's party at Dada. As always the night is all about exploring the deepness, soulfulness and exquisiteness rooted within House and Techno music by combining sound, light and lots and lots of plants. OOPS2, Ludo V, Tanner and That's Beijing's very own Juhstynn will be keeping the party strong until sunrise.
Sat Dec 31. Free entry, Dada.
NYE Countdown @ Xian
Xian will be offering two killer free-flow package deals for their New Year’s Eve party. Packages go for RMB388 or RMB588 and are full of sparkling wine, cocktails, sodas and all sorts of fancy beverages. The booze will be flowing, the music bumping. Plus, there will be bubble dancers. What better way to ring in 2017 than will some bubbly and bubble dancers?
Slow Boat Sanlitun Brewpub New Year Party
Head over to Slow Boat’s Sanlitun Brewpub and usher in 2017 with discounted beer and wine, excellent food deals and a big New Year’s bash. There will be lots of discounts going on throughout the night but expect half price on your second burger purchase, RMB10 off of fried chicken and RMB5 off of all fries and more. There will also be lucky draws and a free toast at midnight. Sounds like a fine way to celebrate New Year’s Eve to us. Note there are limited tickets available so get them will you can!
Sat Dec 31, 10pm-2am. RMB50 (includes one free drink). For reservations call +86 10 6592 5388; Slow Boat Sanlitun Brewpub.
Multi Time Zone New Year Count Down Party @ Eudora Station
It's not enough to ring in the New Year once. Why not toast to 2017 four times, along with everyone in Sydney, Seoul, Beijing and Bangkok? If you're going to do New Year's, do it right! There will be tons of live music, dancing, shows, food and drink specials and a midnight balloon pop gift.
Sat Dec 31, 8pm-late; Eudora Station.
On New Year’s Eve, Atmosphere will transform into a tropical jungle filled with the sounds of DJ Ava’s tribal deep house beats. There will be cool dance performances, epic drink deals and lucky draws. The dress code is “jungle or safari.” So basically anything with leopard print is perfectly acceptable.
School Bar's Annual New Year's Eve Show
It’s a tradition at School Bar to throw their annual music-filled New Year’s Eve show, and this one's going to be one for the books. They're teaming up with D.O.G. and 7 Livehouse in Zhengzhou to put on an epic night of music that will span two cities. Screens will be set up at the two venues. Human Centipede, The Diders, Ouch, Secret Club, The Twenties and Byebye Noise will help ring in the new year.
Sat Dec 31, 8.30pm. RMB80; School Live Bar.
Boogie Down to 2017 at YIN on 12
Head to the top of New World Beijing Hotel and makes sure to dress in your finest disco-themed attire, because YIN on 12 is throwing a huge New Year's Eve party, appropriately called “Boogie Night New Year’s Eve.”
RMB350 per person including free-flow drinks; RMB150 including one signature cocktail. Table reservations for RMB2,500 including two bottles of Veuve Clicquot champagne and two platters of bar snacks, includes entry for up to 6 guests; RMB7,000 including three bottles of Perrier Jouet, Grand Brut champagne or house spirits, along with mixers and four platters of bar snacks (includes entry for up to 12 guests). For reservations call 010 5960 8819 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ring in the new year in style at the Rosewood’s MEI Bar. If you want to go really big you can purchase all sorts of packages with Dom Pérignon, Macallan and Hennessy (though it’ll cost you). Entry is RMB298 per person and includes one glass of house champagne.
Jan 1: David Guetta
If electronica is your thing, then there’s probably no better way to spend the first day of 2017 than seeing legendary – and we mean legendary – French DJ David Guetta at Langfang Convention and International Exhibition Centre in Hebei. Click here to purchase tickets.
Those heading to the Summit New Year Concert on New Year's Day, will be treated to a cocktail reception and gala dinner in the hotel’s China Ballroom, followed by the concert in the Summit Ballroom. Joining 90 EOS musicians are renowned conductor Yongyan Hu, pianist Bingyang Liu, violinist Xiaoyu Yang, soprano Yang Li, suona performer Qianyuan Zhang.
Sun Jan 1, RMB4,688 for two persons (cocktail reception, gala dinner, tickets to the Summit Concert and a 1-night stay in an Executive Room); RMB2,088 per person (cocktail reception, gala dinner, ticket to the Summit Concert and a 1-night stay in an Executive Room); RMB1,088, RMB788, RMB380 per person (ticket to the Summit Concert only). For tickets, call (86 10) 8571 6459 or email email@example.com. China World Summit Wing, see event listing.
Happy New Year everyone!