We’ve got the scoop on top spots for dining and partying this NYE to welcome in 2019
Ready for 2019, mama? Don’t worry, us neither. One thing’s for sure though – those New Year’s Resolutions can wait while we unwind and look back at what a crazy year 2018 has been! Whether you’re looking for a quiet night of wining and dining or wanna go all out partying (maybe even with the kids!), we’ve got you covered. Make your rezzies and get your tickets stat, mama!
LOCOLAND for Kids at Super Loco Robertson Quay
Super Loco Robertson Quay will be throwing a fun and festive kids and families countdown fiesta! The family-friendly resto is set to host an unforgettable NYE Celebration with face painting, a Coco The Movie screening, early countdown and piñata bashing for the kids, and of course tipples and fantastic Mexican fare for mamas and dads!
When: Activities will kick off at 5pm with face painting and an arts & crafts corner for the kids. ‘Coco The Movie’ will be screened from 7pm onwards. When the clock strikes 9pm the Locoland countdown, sparklers and piñata bashing will usher in the early New Year.
Where: Super Loco Robertson Quay, 60 Robertson Quay #01-13 The Quayside Singapore 238252
How much: Regular kids menu and dinner menu will be available (Psst! They have one of our fave healthy kids’ menus in Singapore, too!)
Alley on 25
Got a mini-foodie, mama? Usher in the New Year on a high note as Alley on 25 at Andaz Singapore amps up its New Year’s Eve dinner buffet with premium offerings! Feast on Australian Lamb Chops, Prime Beef Rib Eye and Canadian Lobster. Yum!
Where: 5 Fraser St, Andaz Singapore, Singapore 189354
How much: From $138/adult, $69/child
Arbora (formerly Spuds & Aprons)
Be transported to the enchanted forest and indulge in a luscious 4‑course meal created just for NYE! Dine in the lush greenery under twinkling fairy lights and choose between the Braised Beef Short Rib or Herb-crusted Barramundi Mignon for a satisfying dinner, all whilst being serenaded by the Hubba Bubbas. There will also be roving magicians who will leave you and your kiddos in pure amazement through the night.
Where: Faber Peak Singapore, Level 2, 109 Mount Faber Road, Singapore 099203
How much: $98++
Boogie with the kids to awesome tunes by local acts like Nick Zavior, Amni Musfirah & The Hustlers, NovoBloco and Bloco Singapura! Ring in the new year by the bay late into the night.
Where: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
When: 7pm to 1am
How much: Free!
Food & Fireworks at Our Tampines Hub
Easties, this one’s for you! Head to Our Tampines Hub for a fun and food-filled halal food bazaar as you munch your way through 2019! Make sure you also stick around for the official OTH Countdown for some fireworks, activities and a chance to get free access to key facilities at OTH!
Picturesque Marina Bay will be buzzing with activity as the Civic District closes down for a Car-Free New Year’s Eve! The roads around the Padang will be closed to vehicular traffic for activities such as movie screenings, live performances, bazaars, salsa dancing and more. There will be light projection shows on key landmarks around the bay; Mediacorp’s Let’s Celebrate 2019 countdown concert at The Promontory (free!); and the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival at the Bayfront Event Space. Don’t miss the awe-inspiring fireworks display set against the iconic Singapore’s city skyline with STAR ISLAND Singapore Countdown Edition! Feeling hungry? Be sure to check out Food Truck Fest from 4pm at the MBS Events Plaza. And even if your kiddos can’t make it to midnight, they can still enjoy various enchanting Light Projection Shows happening around Marina Bay from 8pm.
Tanjong Beach Club: Brand New Day
This two-day Brand New Day New Year’s Party is for the party animal in you, mama! Waste no time and start the countdown early as you drink champagne, get confetti in your hair and go wild at the last big pool party of the year. Dance to tropical beats, as you feel the sea breeze against your cheeks and soft sand between your toes (ok, so this part isn’t so much for the kids). The next morning, however, ring in 2019 with a hearty seaside brunch as you look into the horizon of the New Year. Soak in the chill beats, sip on a cocktail, turn the kids loose on the beach, and you’re sorted!
When: 31 December, 9pm – Late & 1 January, 10am – late
Where: Tanjong Beach Club, 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa Island, 098942
How much: From $600 for 4-6 pax
Kick off your NYE celebrations with a luxurious dinner made from the world’s finest produce (Lobster Tail, Kagoshima Beef, Chilean Seabass) and continue with the countdown revelry at the Sky Lounge for free*. This just might be the best view in Singapore, mama!
Where: 1 St Andrew’s Road, #05-03, #06-02 National Gallery, Singapore 178957, (+65) 6866 1977, [email protected]
How much: A la carte menu from 6-8pm; 5 courses, $208++/pax from 8:30pm onwards (enjoy complimentary access to the countdown party at the Sky Lounge)
Continue the indulgence and feast your way into 2019 with Blue Jasmine’s exclusive halal NYE Buffet. Pamper yourself with Thai delicacies like Spicy Thai Beef Salad, Thai Beef Noodle Soup or join the carving stations of the Ribeye and Lamb Leg, marinated in traditional Thai herbs and served with Hot Gravy. Culminate your experience with a Stewed Banana in Coconut Milk (a Thai dessert eaten in celebration of new beginnings) and stay on for the final countdown (at an additional $30 nett per person) with your family and friends at the poolside bar across Blue Jasmine and enjoy a bounty of free-flow of house pour wines, draft beer and non-alcoholic beverages.
Where: Park Hotel Farrer Park, 10 Farrer Park Station Road, Singapore 217564
How much: $65++ per adult
Fullerton Hotel Singapore
Perched on the very top of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, The Lighthouse Restaurant & Rooftop Bar gives the perfect night view of the floating platform and MBS! Their 6-course Degustation Dinner includes a bottle of Champagne, and access to view the fireworks. Make sure you check out their special room rates if you want to wake up to 2019 with a hearty breakfast buffet spread!
Where: 1 Fullerton Square Singapore 049178
How much: $535* per person with a bottle of Champagne
The Dempsey Cookhouse and Bar
The “casual-but-refined” concept in the airy, elegant renovated Dempsey barracks offers a range of food from celebrity chef Jean Georges Vongerichten and this NYE it’ll be the perfect place to celebrate year-end festivities with family and friends. The special five-course dinner will include highlights like Sea Urchin with Caviar and Black Truffle Crusted Sea Trout. Make sure to make room for celebratory toasts at the bar with their festive drinks menu comprising traditional eggnog and refreshing cocktails!
Where: 17D Dempsey Rd, Singapore 249676
How much: $198++ per person for five-course dinner
Ippoh Tempura Bar by Ginza Ippoh
Craving Japanese? A selection of specially curated set menus is available during the holiday season at Ippoh Tempura Bar in COMO Dempsey, featuring a spread of premium Osaka-style appetisers. Start off with tempura made from fresh seasonal ingredients, and a palate-cleansing dessert to end the meal on a sweet note! For sake lovers, the sake pairing option promises to enliven the experience.
Where: 17B Dempsey Rd, Singapore 249676
How much: Set menus from $150++
The Bar at Waku Ghin
Head to this Michelin-starred hotspot for a sophisticated degustation menu featuring half a dozen French Gillardeau Oysters with Ginger and Rice Vinaigrette and Waku Ghin’s signature Japanese Ohmi Wagyu from Shiga Prefecture with Wasabi and Citrus Soy.
Where: Level 2 Dining, L2-01, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, 018956
How much: $200++ per person (Min. 2 persons)
Check out the fireworks from the al fresco area overlooking the Marina at Keppel Bay for a different angle to see in 2018! There’s a special NYE set dinner featuring Salmon & Scallop Tartare, Hand-Rolled Squid Ink Linguini, Grilled Grain-Fed Rib Eye and more.
Where: 2 Keppel Bay Vista, Marina at Keppel Bay, Singapore 098382, (+65) 6776 0777
How much: $88 Early-Seating @ 6pm/6.30pm/Residents/Privé Card Members/MKB Members; $98 Late-Seating From 8.30pm Onwards; *Additional Canape For late seating
Dusk Restaurant & Bar
Known for its glorious sunsets, Dusk Restaurant & Bar invites you to take an an epicurean journey with distinctive flavours like Duck & Cinnamon Consommé, Slow-braised Tajima Wagyu Rump with Sea Urchin & Pumpkin Risotto. Join in the joyful revelry with DJ Brian Lune and end the night with dancing display of fireworks up close.
Where: Faber Peak Singapore, Level 2, 109 Mount Faber Road, Singapore 099203
How much: $110++, 3 glasses of wine at $25++
Bianco 2018 – Countdown By The Bay
Following a sold-out New Year’s Eve countdown last year, BIANCO returns to Chimi’s, an outdoor space in the CBD with panoramic views of Marina Bay where city revellers can unwind and socialise. Dress up in all white and wait for a visual treat as professionals from Acro Polates perform stunning aerial acts along with an exciting lineup of DJs. Watch the fireworks over Marina Bay at the sheltered venue as you toast to 2019 in style!
When: Doors open at 6pm, till late
Where: BIANCO, One Marina Boulevard, #01-01, Singapore 018989
How much: $38 (including 2 standard house pour spirits)
Clarke Quay NYE Block Party (Free!)
Ring in 2019 with a playful twist at Clarke Quay, featuring a line-up of bands, DJs and MCs who will rave up the party atmosphere with music and entertainment at Clarke Quay’s Fountain Square. This year’s NYE’s block party theme PLAY will see specially constructed three-dimensional, solid-shaped play block structures designed to bring a fun and imaginative playground element to the party.
When: 9pm onwards
Where: Clarke Quay Fountain Square
How much: Free!
Bar Rouge’s Electric Sky: 2018 New Year’s Eve Countdown Party
Setting the stage for 2019, the sultry Bar Rouge venue will be decked out in spectacular sparkle this NYE! Inscribe your New Year’s resolutions as helium hopes for 2019 on the balloon installation for brighter, new beginnings! Bar Rouge will have an All-Star local line-up of their resident DJs spinning high voltage beats all night long. In signature Bar Rouge fashion, the club will be adorned with roving performers and models. Get creative and come dressed in your Silver Glam best to stand a chance to win a three-course dinner with a glass of champagne at SKAI Restaurant for two!
When: 8pm to 6am
Where: 2 Stamford Road, Floor 71, Singapore 178882
How much: $50 with a glass of champagne
Little Creatures will be serving their local craft beer for only $8++ all night, with a DJ on the decks to provide those great 70’s tunes. Prizes will be up for grabs for the best dressed guests!
When: 6pm till late
Where: Little Creatures Brewing Singapore, 36 Club Street, Singapore 069469
How much: Free entry. Reservations required.
The Warehouse Hotel
Chase thrills at every turn in the wickedest part of town! The Warehouse Hotel will be turned into the most electrifying party in an elegant yet experiential space. Expect to go all out with seductive moves from The Glamourettes – Singapore’s sexiest dancers and showgirls, disco funk with crowd favourite DJ KFC and sultry sax sounds from Kaye (Darker Than Wax). Dress in your best black, red and glitz gear! Even better, make a room reservation to snag a coveted pre- and post-party den of your own.
Where: The Warehouse Hotel, 320 Havelock Road Robertson Quay, Singapore 169628
How much: From $85
LAVO NYE Countdown
Toast to the New Year and catch the dazzling Marina Bay Countdown fireworks display with LAVO at its countdown party from 10:30pm, complete with free-flow Champagne, wine and selected spirits, and a lavish Italian buffet spread with fresh seafood and signatures that include LAVO’s famous meatball.
When: 5pm-9pm (Dinner), 10.30pm till late (Countdown Party)
Where: 10 Bayfront Ave, Tower 1, Singapore 018956, (+65) 6688 8591, [email protected]
How much: $288++ for countdown package (Includes free flow champagne and house pours and buffet spread from 10.30pm-1.30am). Please note that all guests need to purchase countdown package for admission into LAVO from 10.30pm
Head to the World’s Highest Urban Brewery and have the party of a lifetime as you usher in the new year at great heights, with celebratory dinner, drinks and an unparalleled view of Marina Bay’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display!
When: 31 December, 8pm
Where: #33-01, 8 Marina Boulevard, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1, Singapore 018981, (+65) 6834 3133, [email protected]
How much: $398++/guest, inclusive of welcome drink, appetisers, dinner, midnight snacks, free-flow craft beers,
selected wines and a complimentary glass of Rothschild champagne to toast to the new year.
Count down to the New Year in COMO Dempsey style, featuring a show-stopping lineup of DJs! Diners at all COMO Dempsey restaurants on NYE will enjoy complimentary entry to the countdown party.
Quote COMOCOUNTDOWN to enjoy 20% off when you purchase 5 or more tickets online before 31 December 2018.
When: 9pm – 1am
Where: COMO Dempsey (car park), 17 & 18 Dempsey Road, Singapore 249676
How much: Free-Standing – $25 (pre-event) / $35 (at the door), includes first drink and party pack. Table bookings are available.
Havana ooh na na… spend One Night In Havana with SPAGO as you dance to top hits and enjoy drinks overlooking the stunning Singapore skyline from the top of MBS!
When: 7pm til late
Where: Marina Bay Sands Hotel 2, Level 57, (+65) 6688 9955, [email protected]
How much: $99++ cover charge for standing area after 9pm, includes 1 drink. Minimum spend for table reservations start from $500++.
Everyone knows OverEasy Fullerton has got the best view in town, and boy, does it get truly spectacular come midnight! Catch the first fireworks of 2019 in its full glory and gear up to groove into the New Year with the hypnotising beats of DJ Mad Jester.
When: 9pm – late
Where: OverEasy Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Road, #01-06, singapore 049213
How much: From $40/adult, $20/child
For the first time ever, OverEasy Orchard teams up with renowned homegrown party collective Kampong Boogie for a New Year’s Eve Blowout brimming with extra local flavour. In true kampong spirit, both OverEasy Orchard and Kampong Boogie have brought together a stellar lineup of local music acts and locally-based international acts at the ultimate underground diner discotheque!
When: 9pm – 4am
Where: OverEasy Orchard, 541 Orchard Rd, #01-01 Liat Towers, Singapore 238881
How much: From $20
Loof: 2019 Lai Liao
There’s no better way to end off the year than a balling good time at the ‘looftop’. Gather your ‘kakis’ and ring in 2019 from the top where Loof will be offering its signature dude-sin grub like the Bak Chor Mee Grilled Cheese and Chilli Crab Waffle Fries as well as killer group serves such as the Holy Mati-mony. Challenge each other to the greatest ‘blowjob’ ever – see who can blow the biggest Bestman Balloon.
When: 9pm – Late
Where: Loof Singapore, #03, 331 North Bridge Rd, 07 Odeon Towers Extension Rooftop, Singapore 188720
How much: $38 nett per pax, includes 2 drinks
New Year’s Eve Fiesta At Smoke & Mirrors
A rooftop celebration like no other – kick off the brand spanking new year with a champagne-filled evening at Smoke & Mirrors, and enjoy live DJ performances as you party the night away. Be entertained through the night and end it off with an outstanding firework display against the stunning panoramic views of Marina Bay Sands!
Where: Smoke & Mirrors, 1 St. Andrew’s Road, #06-01 National Gallery Singapore, 178957
How much: From $128++ per pax (includes 2 glasses of Champagne)
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