[UPDATED] 32 awesome parties around Singapore to ring in the New Year

There’s more to New Year’s Eve than slinky dresses, Champagne and fireworks (although, granted, those are all very important components for some). For others, there are gritty street parties, beachside shenanigans, cool cocktail bars and plenty other ways to ring in 2016. Here are some parties that are looking promising.


Clarke Quay 

A classic spot for NYE celebrations, this year CQ is doing a circus-themed party, with food, drink, Class 95 DJs The Muttons, local band 53A, as well as circus acts at Read Bridge, Tan Tye Place and near the taxi stand from 8:45pm onwards. Free entry.

Marina Bay Countdown

At the city’s biggest public countdown party, expect 20,000 Wishing Spheres—a light display installation where people can write down their wishes for the year ahead. The fireworks will be timed to musc by Julian Wong. Free entry



Turn up in your sharpest tuxedo or fanciest cocktail dress for crazy views and a James Bond-themed party on Dec 31. DJs Leonard T and Jack T will be spinning for the night with a guest gig by local funk band Octoberries. $68-$88

Ce La Vi

The sky-high club lounge is hosting a 1930s vintage-glam party helmed by resident DJs YA5TH, Suren and Styuluxtakut. Head to the skybar for cocktails, fireworks and dancing. $48-$198


Expect decadent tapas, cocktails and bubbly at this upmarket Spanish restaurant with electro house music by Resident DJ Heffny who’ll be helming the consoles for the night. $128

Flow 18

Located on the 18th floor of the snazzy new South Beach enclave, this sky garden themed bar is doing a free flow on beers, wines and spirits from 8pm till midnight. $120.


The $140 entry ticket at Fullerton’s rooftop gem gets you a choice of two drinks, like champagne, wine or beer. For larger groups, try their $1,400 table packages that include a snack platter and four bottles of Champagne. $140-$1400


People’s Park Complex’s faux-gritty rooftop restaurant is doing a party with DJ Senter helming the consoles for a night of 90s ballads and quintessential mambo hits. Free entry


If you’re feeling ritzy, head over to this Hollywood-themed party at the world’s highest microbrewery. A $398 ticket will get you a welcome drink, canapes, dinner and a free-flow of craft beers and selected wines. $398

National Kitchen

Violet Oon’s National Gallery restaurant may be more or less the same as its Bukit Timah branch, but their verandah overlooking the Padang should be prime NYE property. Scope out a spot just before midnight (though there’s a $238 Peranakan set dinner inside as well). The cover also gets you a glass of Veuve Clicquot. $50


With a 270 degree views of the island, this contemporary Italian restaurant is whipping up a five course dinner followed by a night full of cocktails, wine and beer at their outdoor terrace lounge. $68


Sleepless Society NYE 2016

Turn up in your slickest slips and satin robes for this upmarket slumber party featuring a stellar line-up of electro-house legends like DJ Afrojack, DJ Apster and house music maestro Miss Nine. $98-$118.



This beachside bar is doing a barbecue-style countdown party with a buffet of grilled meats and seafood to line your belly throughout the night. Resident live band A list. featuring Aaliyah will be dishing out retro-inspired funkadelic tunes. $75

Siloso Beach Party

Expect foam pools along the five different party zones spanning the stretch of the beach. A $58 entry ticket will get you a standard drink and a night of synth wave tunes by electronica legend DJ Don Diablo and a roster of local DJs. $48-$380

Tanjong Beach Club

DJ Shawn Livewire will spin progressive house sounds at this beachside party stalwart. Table packages start from $700 and they’re throwing in Champagne showers, light bar grub and a car ride home. Free entry. 


Put on your smartest suit and fanciest cocktail dress as you sip on cocktails at the VIP open bar amid DJ sets and a live streaming of the fireworks at Marina Bay. For something more laidback, head downstairs to poolside WET®Bar’s party for an evening of house and trance by resident DJs, pool-centric performances and barbecue offerings. $199-$299 


Haji Lane NY Street Party 

Get jostled around as Mexican restaurant Pieda Negra heads this alleyway party with beef tortillas, pineapple margaritas and old school funk, reggae and R&B by DJ Jag. Other bars and restaurants along Haji Lane will no doubt be throwing open their doors with drink and food deals, too. Free entry. 

Kult Kafe Kountdown

Emily Hill’s new arty bar-gallery compound hosts a countdown party with tropical-tinged funk, reggae, afrobeat and house music by Sunday at the Training Shed regulars Bamrah Bros and Pushin’On, along with DJ Ramesh. Wings World will dish out bar grub, along with basic beer, wine, cider and cocktails. Oh, and there’s also free beer at midnight. Free entry

Street Eats and Underground Beats 2016

There’ll be Mediterranean bites, chargrilled meats and a free flow of bubbly, wine and craft beers at this Gemmill Lane street party countdown by the folks behind Maggie Joan’s and Moosehead. $160



The cool folks at Artistry are doing hearty brunches to welcome in 2016 with an overnight brunch service where you can stop by to tuck into espresso martinis, chili crab burgers, blueberry, ricotta and bacon pancakes and even PBJ French Toasts. $20-$40

Blu Jazz

DJs, MCs, bands and visual artists come together at this party featuring night-long performances by local favorites like The Psalms, Audiomotive, Spacedays, Pleasantry, Finding Niko and  F ∆ U X E x MHC at  this indie instituition. $20 


Enjoy free flow house pours and bubbly as you groove to electro, reggae and hip hop beats by DJs like Roy, SpecialK, Rattle, LeNerd and KoFlow at Canvas. $30-&98 

Cuba Libre

This Cuban-themed bar is saying hello to 2016—South American style. Expect a night full of refreshing mojitos, juicy tapitas and classic Cuban cigars with music by resident band Adrenalina with electronic sounds by DJ Anand & DJ Boi. $30 


This upmarket speakeasy is serving up a nine course set menu featuring dishes like wagyu, sakura prawns, Ikura roe and snow crab that will be paired by five in-house cocktails. To top it off, they’ll also be auctioning off rare spirits and cocktails off their extensive bar menu. $160


Local indie outfit Tyen&Vishaal will be seranading the crowds at Chye Seng Huat’s ultra laidback craft beer bar place while chief bartender Anthony Zhong of Shin Gi Tai fame will be dishing out bespoke cocktails to last you through the night. $20 


Kilo’s NYE menu includes decadent plates of porcini, foie gras, tenderloin and grilled lobster. Afterwards, head up to the Kilo Lounge for a free flow of drinks till midnight with music by guest DJs Prok & Fitch and Oliver Osborne. Don’t forget, this will probably be the last countdown at their Kampong Bugis space seeing how they’ll be closing shop on Jan 2. The restaurant downstairs will remain open, though. $70-$160


Lime House

The Carinbean restaurant will be playing old school R&B and hip-hop beats dished out by DJ Matteblacc with Champagne going for $90 a bottle. Free 

OverEasy Orchard

Shake off 2015 with DJ Tyler Made’s groovy tunes while you battle it out over classic arcade games and beer pong at OverEasy’s new branch on Orchard. Free 


Bar on 5 

Put on your tightest pair of bell bottoms at this retro themed party where you’ll get to countdown to 2016 as you jive to disco and sip on premium single malt whiskies and bubbly at Bar on 5. $98-$650


Great views of the city aside, this sleek hotel bar is welcoming in the new year with free-flow champagne from 10pm-1am at their casual chic skygarden roof terrace. If you prefer something more cozy, hook yourself up with one of their private cabanas and let loose for the night. $128-$600

Le Bar

Enjoy a night of revelries away from the bustling countdown jams at Sofitel Singapore’s bespoke cocktail bar where you’ll find free flow of champagne, wine, beer and cocktails from 10pm-1am. $200 

One-Ninety Bar

The swanky Four Seasons bar’s NYE celebrations starts with a five-course dinner followed by after-dinner drinks and cocktails with complimentary canapes at the bar. There’ll be a roster of DJs throughout the night, of course. $268