With the countdown this coming Monday, here comes the most pressing question—where do you want to be the moment we cross from one year to the next? While Netflix and a glass of rosé sounds tempting, why not start the year off with some hurrah by dancing your way into 2019? As reservations start filling up, we’ve rounded up a list Bangkok’s best countdown parties you should be attending as we bid fond farewells to 2018 and welcome a new chapter. Get your dancing shoes ready and book your spots now!
‘A Spectacular Countdown In The Sky’: Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit
Bid farewell to 2018 and ring in the new year on a truly high note at Octave Rooftop Lounge & Bar. With free-flow drinks and cocktails, enticing bites and front-row views of the Bangkok cityscape, what better place to dance your night away into 2019? Enjoy bar bites and great music by live DJ’s as you prepare for the most-anticipated moment of the year.
THB8,500 per person (includes free-flow drinks and bites). 7pm-2am, December 31, 2018. Octave Rooftop Lounge & Bar, Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit. To make reservations or find out more, call 0 2792 0000. Official Facebook event page.
‘Hi-So New Year’s Countdown Party’: So Sofitel Bangkok
Another contender in the rooftop countdown scene is So Sofitel Bangkok’s Hi-So rooftop bar. Count your way into 2019 amongst the clouds, with free-flow wines, beers, cocktails and even champagne to make the experience even better—if all the dancing gets your appetite up again late into the night, don’t worry, guests at the party also receive a complimentary canape platter full of exquisite bites. Want to be at the heart of it all, but also prefer exclusivity? You can also book a private New Year’s countdown party—THB120,000 for a maximum of 15 people.
THB10,000 net per person (including free-flow champagne and canape platter). 9pm-2am, December 31, 2018. Hi-So Rooftop Bar, So Sofitel Bangkok Hotel. To make reservations or find out more, call 0 2624 0000 or email h6835-FB3@sofitel.com. so-sofitel-bangkok.com/so-happening/festive-2018/.
‘Breathtaking Alfresco Rooftop Dining’: Banyan Tree Bangkok
Head to Banyan Tree Bangkok’s Vertigo and Moon Bar for a night of glamour, exciting live performances and unobstructed views of Bangkok’s annual firework-lit skies. Yes, there will be live bands and DJs, and yes, there will be food. Expect a seven course degustation menu, complete with a welcoming glass of champagne.
THB23,900 net for seven course menu and champagne. THB3,800 net for just the beverage package and DJ at the Moon Bar from 12.30am onwards. 8pm-2am, December 31, 2018. Vertigo and Moon Bar, Banyan Tree Bangkok. To reserve your seats or find out more, call 0 2679 1200. banyantree.com.
‘New Year’s Eve Countdown Party’: The St. Regis Bangkok
Welcome the new year surrounded by those near and dear at The St. Regis Bar. With live entertainment, scrumptious snacks and even a lucky draw, the uptown venue promises a spectacular countdown affair. There’ll be a live jazz quintet, along with two DJs spinning the tracks later on in the evening. Dress to the nines, and get ready to watch fireworks light up the night sky come midnight.
THB2,500++ per person (includes two selected beverages from the house bar). For VIP table reservations, THB28,000++ gets you a table window, along with a bottle of Dom Perignon Rosé, Brut 2005. 6pm-2am, December 31, 2018. The St. Regis Bar, The St. Regis Bangkok Hotel. To reserve your seats or find out more, call 0 2207 7777, or email email@example.com.
‘Roaring 20s Countdown Party’: Le Méridien Bangkok
Over at Le Méridien Bangkok, be transported back in time to the wild, dazzling 20s. Get there early to enjoy a lavish buffet dinner—stay for the great music, can’t-help-but-dance vibes and cocktails. Really sticking to the theme, prohibition era drinks will be served, along with live performances of jazz and electric swing. Come dressed in 1920s glamour—there will be prizes for best dressed!—and don’t miss the fireworks extravaganza as the clock nears midnight.
THB3,000 net per person (including free-flow drinks). 10pm-2am, December 31, 2018. Bamboo Chic Bar + Grand Atelier, Le Méridien Bangkok. To make reservations or find out more, call 0 2232 8888. le-meridien-bangkok.com/festive-2018.
‘New Year’s Eve at ThreeSixty’: Millennium Hilton Bangkok
New Year’s Eve is given a jazzy twist at Millennium Hotel Bangkok’s ThreeSixty Jazz Lounge. Expect a seven-course gastronomic journey that takes you from sturia caviar, to foie gras, lobster and wagyu. Jazz singer Claudia Edward will be performing from 8:30pm until the new year, so be prepared to start 2019 with joy and song.
THB19,900 per person (includes set dinner, champagne, wine-pairing and free-flow open bar). 7pm-1am, December 31, 2018. ThreeSixty Jazz Lounge (32nd floor), Millennium Hilton Bangkok. To reserve your seats or find out more, call 0 2442 2000. hilton.com.