Haven't made plans for New Year's Eve yet? Here's where to count down to 2018 in Beijing.
New Year's Eve Countdown Party at Q Mex
Q Mex Sanlitun is throwing an epic New Year’s Eve Countdown Party, hosted by Carlos Ottery, featuring their fourth annual limbo contest, 2017 news trivia and, of course, a lucky draw with tons of great prizes. Party into 2018 with a live DJ and drink specials, including six tequila shots for RMB100, Ca’Del Console sparkling wine for RMG55 a glass or RMB268 a bottle, and bottles of Moet for RMB700. Same specials are available at their brand new branch in Sanyuanli — plus, all bottles of tequila are 20 percent off.
Dec 31, various drink specials starting from RMB55. Q Mex, see event listing here.
Celebrate the New Year with deals on Arrow Factory bottles all night, plus music from DJs The Malt Teaser and Tik Tok. Arrow will be giving out free bottled beer when the clock strikes 12, so you won't even miss that Champagne.
The Final Countdown at Jing-A
Both Jing-A locations will be hosting the brewery's annual Final Countdown party, which features a different drink special each hour, from 6pm to 2am.
MEI Bar is teaming up with Dom Pérignon for a bubbly NYE bash featuring DJs, dancers and, of course, Champagne. Your entrance fee includes a glass of Dom Pérignon 2006 Brut.
Pirates Night Countdown Party at Xian - EAST, Beijing
XIAN will transform into The Black Pearl for New Year's Eve, and the tropical winds will carry in a crew of party pirates. Feel the sand between your toes and enjoy one (or a few!) of their festive Caribbean rum cocktails. Dust off your favorite pirate costume and do your best Captain Jack Sparrow impression as you sail into 2018 in style at XIAN.
Countdown Party – Pirates Night: Sun Dec 31, 8pm-late; admission is free and includes one welcome drink. All prices are inclusive of service charge and VAT. For inquiries, please call +8610 8414 9888. Xian - EAST, Beijing, see event listing here.
New Year's Eve Bash at 4Corners
Ring in 2018 with 4Corners' New Year's Eve Bash. Just RMB100 for free flow of bubbly. Dance the night away with freshly spinned tunes from DJ Count of Monte Disco.
Dec 31, 10pm-late, RMB100 for free flow. 4Corners, see event listing here.
Y2K NYE at Mesh
Take it back to the year 2000 at Mesh's Y2K-themed New Year's soiree. The bar will serve up 90s-themed music and cocktails.
New Year's Eve at Migas (Nali Patio)
Say goodbye to 2017 — and Migas — with their Nali Patio venue's last party ever. Presale tickets are RMB120, otherwise it's RMB150 at the door. First 200 guests get a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. Migas will be keeping the party going all evening long with DJs from Club Paradise, Natural Flavor and Tropicalismo.
Dec 31, RMB120 presale, RMB150 at the door. Migas (Nali Patio), see event listing here.
Neon City Lights Party at Centro
Bid farewell to the old year and welcome in 2018 with fun company, great drinks and live entertainment at Centro. Raise your glass and count down to the new year with a midnight champagne toast, food trucks, drink specials, party favors and more. Featuring live music from Floridian band Stank Stauce and as well as dance-worthy beats from Moldovian DJ Liutik. You'll also get the chance to win a trip for two (plus accomodation) to Sri Lanka in their lucky draw. Entry is RMB200 per person, which includes one free drink. Table packages start from RMB888 nett.
Dec 31, RMB200 per person (including one drink), tables starting from RMB888net. Centro - Kerry Hotel, Beijing see event listing here.
Beijing's highest bar (it's on the 80th floor!) is hosting a Hollywood-themed party until the wee hours of the morning. Head bartender Mochammad Fadli is whipping up special concoctions for the night.
Silvester Abend at Paulaner Bräuhaus, Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center
Head over to Paulaner Bräuhaus for a Bavarian New Year knees-up. Get wild and welcome in the new year with tasty Paulaner beer, live band entertainment and an exciting lucky draw. Entry is RMB200, which includes a free 500ml glass of Paulaner beer. An a la carte menu will also be available.
Dec 31, 5pm-1am, RMB200 (includes 500ml Paulaner beer). Paulaner Bräuhaus, Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center, see event listing here.
New Year's Eve Bash at Eudora Station
Celebrate the year’s end at Eudora Station. Ponder the life changes you need to make in 2018 as you groove to live music from The Hats and DJ Mazatec, while a New Year’s countdown will help you usher in a fresh start in 2018. The party will climax at midnight with a Champagne toast. And did we mention… prizes? That’s right, revelers at Eudora Station will stand the chance to win some cool prizes – because who doesn’t like free stuff?
Dec 31, 9pm-1.30am, RMB498-2,018. Eudora Station, see event listing here.
New Year's Eve at Tiki Bungalow
Tiki Bungalow is throwing a disco-funk party until the early hours of 2018. New York Sour and Bahama Mama cocktails will be on special until 10.30pm, and 11pm and midnight will see free shots for revelers.
Meals and Parties with Dinners
New Year's Eve Disco and Cheese Fondue Party at Zarah
Revive the “Great Fondue Craze” this New Year’s Eve with a 70s Disco & Cheese-Fondue Party at Café Zarah. On the very last day of 2017, they’ll prepare their delicious cheese fondue, which will come with a free flow buffet of various popular dippers, delicious appetizers and homemade desserts. All night long and into the early hours of the morning, Zarah will also be bringing you into the right mood with the biggest hits of 70s. Travel back in time and dance the night away while surrounded by disco balls and groovy decorations. Guests who show up dressed in their 70s best will even get a glass of prosecco on the house.
Dec 31, 7pm-late, RMB198 per person (including one drink, 7-10pm), RMB98 for kids 6-12 years old (including one drink), free for children under the age of 6. Cafe Zarah, see event listing here.
Sparkling New Year at Mosto
Celebrate the New Year on a full (and happy) stomach with Chef Daniel's four-course dinner menu at Mosto. Add on free-flow sparkling for just an additional RMB188.
Get ready for New Year's Eve celebrations – possibly at MEI, just upstairs? – with Bistrot B's mouth-watering six-course dinner menu.
New Year's Buffet at Feast (Food by EAST)
Feast will cook up a lavish holiday spread, which includes seafood, whole roast turkeys, hams and cuts of meat, great desserts and much more. Gather your loved ones and friends to celebrate New Year’s and ring in 2018 at EAST.
New Year’s Eve Full Buffet Dinner: Sun Dec 31, 5.30-10pm; RMB488/person including free-flow soft drinks, coffee, tea, beer, house wine and sparkling wine; an additional RMB198/person for the Möet & Chandon Champagne package.
New Year All-day Full Buffet: Mon Jan 1, noon-9pm; RMB388/person including free-flow soft drinks, coffee, tea, beer, house wine and sparkling wine; an additional RMB198/person for the Möet & Chandon Champagne package.
Feast (Food by EAST), see event listing here.
2018 New Year Dinner at The French Bistro
Send off 2017 with a dinner from The French Bistro. For RMB588 per person (or RMB888 for two people), you'll enjoy a set menu that includes delicacies such as smoked butter fish salad with herb lemon sauce; mushroom and truffle cappuccino; pan-fried snow fish with vegetable, asparagus and white wine sauce; roasted Australian beef steak with vegetable and potato black pepper sauce; and dessert. For details or reservation, contact 6590 5566
Dec 31, 6-10.30pm, RMB588 per person, RMB888 for two people. The French Bistro, see event listing here.
Anno Nuovo at Via Roma, Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center
Celebrate the new year with an exclusive five-course set menu prepared by Via Roma's Italian Head Chef Andrea Rumere. Dinner is RMB688 per person and includes a seafood starter, lobster bisque, homemade tortellini, slow-cooked codfish, basil pear sorbet with prosecco and a traditional festive cake. Add RMB288 for wine recommendation (including four glasses of wine). After dinner, head next door to Paulaner with your complimentary ticket to their New Year Countdown Party (which is included with the dinner).
Dec 31, 6-10pm, RMB688 per person plus RMB288 for wine recommendation. Via Roma, Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center, see event listing here.
Gold NYE at InfraRouge
You’re invited to join InfraRouge on New Year’s Eve as they get all dolled up in gold for their fabulous year-end celebration. Select your finest attire with a touch of glitter and gold to shine among the most glamorous crowd for this special evening. They’re also offering a special six-course New Year’s Menu to kick off 2018 in the best way possible. To RSVP, call 6468 1619
Dec 31, RMB1,388 per person, RMB3,288 for two people, RMB6,088 for four. InfraRouge, see event listing here.
Bonus: New Year's Day
Summit Concert and Gala Dinner at China World Summit Wing
Toast to the new year with an extra classy celebration at China World Summit Wing, who will be bringing a perfect night of music to the capital featuring the EOS Orchestra on the first evening of 2018. The night will kick off with an exclusive cocktail reception and gala dinner in the Summit Ballroom, followed by a performance by the 50-plus person orchestra of celebrated works from legendary composers like Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Johann Strauss and even a little George Gershwin. Tickets for the concert, including cocktails and the gala dinner, are priced at RMB2,008 per person, while concert-only tickets start at RMB380 per person.
Dec 31, 5-9pm, RMB380-2,008 per person. China World Summit Wing, see event listing here.
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