Mumbai New Year cultural calendar: Bring in 2016 with a bang

Mumbai New Year cultural calendar: Bring in 2016 with a bang
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Of the scores of bashes being held across the city to welcome 2016 on Thursday night, December 31, here are some for which it might be worth enduring the crowds.


Level 38, St Regis Hotel, next to Palladium Mall, Lower Parel. Tel: 022 6162 8031.
Wear your vintage best to the rooftop bar, which will host a burlesque-themed soiree where guests can sip and snack on unlimited alcohol and appetisers.
Price: Rs 8,500 per head and Rs 15,000 per couple.
Time: 10 pm onwards.

Blue Frog
Mathuradas Mill Compound, Tulsi Pipe Road, Lower Parel. Tel: 022 6158 6158.
DJs Denzyl and Gary will play a mix of house, hip hop and retro.
Price: The cover charge is Rs 4,000 per head and Rs7,000 per couple for standing room; and Rs 5,000 per head for a table.
Time: 9 pm onwards.

Lanna Building, 13th Road, opposite Juhu Gymkhana, next to Natural Ice Creams, Juhu. Tel: 022 2620 7733.
The all-white New Year’s Eve celebrations at the Juhu bar will feature flair bartenders plus unlimited food and alcohol.
Price: Rs 3,000 per head and Rs 6,000 per couple.
Time: 7 pm onwards.

757, Ramee Guestline Hotel, off SV Road, Khar. Tel: 022 3015 1106. Also at: First Floor, Todi Building, near Zaffran, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Tulsi Pipe Road, Lower Parel. Tel: 022 3203 8653 / 97024 70734. And: 136 & 138A, Galleria Shopping Centre, Hiranandani Gardnens, Powai. Tel: 022 2570 4485.
The colour-filled bar chain will have a black and white theme for its New Year’s Eve party, which might be the most pocket-friendly celebration in the city.
Price: Rs 500 per head, entitles you to a cocktail.
Time: 9 pm onwards.

Radio Bar
Ground Floor, Hotel New Castle, next to Satguru’s, Linking Road, Bandra (West). Tel: 022 99305 56683.
A Mardi Gras-like masquerade party and a cover charge that gets you unlimited starters, spirits and cocktails are among the selling points of the radio-themed bar’s bash.
Price: Rs 4,000 per head and Rs 6,500 per couple.
Time: 7 pm onwards.

C’est La Vie, Ground Floor, 164 Hill Road, Bandra (West). Tel: 98204 36666.
The Bandra bar will serve unlimited appetisers and alcohol including special cocktails such as the Dairy Milk martini, Liquid Tiramisu and Goan sangria at its party. The playlist will span retro, house and Bollywood.
Price: Rs 2,500 per head for single women and Rs 6,000 per couple. The cover charge for stags, who can only enter if accompanied by a couple, is Rs 4,000 per head.
Time: 10 pm onwards.

St Regis
Next to Palladium Mall, Lower Parel. Tel: 022 6162 8000.
Li Bai and Exo, the bar and nightclub of the hotel, will serve unlimited premium alcohol. Guests can also choose to dine at either Mekong, the hotel’s South-East Asian restaurant or The Sahib Room, the Indian restaurant, which will serve prix fixe menus.
Price: Rs 8,500 per head, including alcohol and food at either restaurant.
Time: 10 pm onwards.

The Daily Bar & Kitchen
Ground Floor, behind Shoppers Stop, SV Road, Bandra (West). Tel: 99204 46633.
Between 11 pm and 1 am, Jagerbombs will be sold at a discounted price of Rs 250 per shot during the Bandra bar’s bash. The cover charge will get you unlimited alcohol and appetisers.
Price: Rs 4,000 per head and Rs 7,000 per couple.
Time: 10 pm onwards.

The Irish House
At outlets in Lower Parel, Kala Ghoda, Andheri West, Malad, Kurla and Bandra West. See here for details.
An open bar, unlimited appetisers, and a round of champagne at midnight are on offer at the New Year’s Eve “hat parties” being held across the chain’s six outlets, to which you can carry your own chapeau or use one from the party kits they will hand out to revelers.
Price: Rs 3,500 per head and Rs 5,500 per couple for standing room, Rs 4,500 per head or Rs 6,500 per couple for a table.
Time: 9 pm onwards.

The Lalit
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Road, Andheri (East). Tel: 022 6104 3145.
Electronic music star Nucleya aka Udyan Sagar will headline the Eleventh Hour, Andheri five-star The Lalit’s mansion-themed party, that will feature three stages. A seven-course meal, unlimited alcohol and kids’ zone are among the other incentives.
Price: Rs 4,200 per head and Rs 7,200 per couple for a gold ticket; Rs 6,300 per head and Rs 11,400 per couple for a platinum pass, which gets you premium alcohol and access to the poolside area.
Time: 8 pm onwards.

Tilt All Day
Ground Floor, Oasis Compound, Kamala Mills, next to IDBI Bank, Gate No. 4, Lower Parel. Tel: 022 2492 7200.
The Lower Parel bar and restaurant will throw a New York-themed party at which customers will be entitled to unlimited alcohol and appetisers.
Price: Rs 3,500 per head and Rs 6,000 per couple.
Time: 9 pm onwards.


Bungalow 9
9, St John Baptist Road, near Salt Water Cafe, Mount Mary Steps, Bandra (West). Tel: 022 6117 9999.
Dance to EDM, feast on a buffet and indulge in unlimited rounds of alcohol.
Price: Regular passes (which entitle you to food and alcohol but no seating) are priced at Rs 5,500 per head and Rs 10,000 per couple. VIP passes are priced at Rs 15,000 per couple (inclusive of a table with a butler).
Time: 9 pm onwards.

Café Haqq Se
Kamala Mills, Lower Parel. Tel: 022 6952 3333.
Kartavya, a Dehradun band that plays Sufi and Bollywood music, will perform. In addition to its regular menu of drinks and modern Indian food, the eatery will offer special mocktails such as The Mirchi Lychee, a mix of lychee juice and chilli, and The Chocolate Dalchini, a blend of chocolate, cinnamon and caramel.
Price: There is no entry fee.
Time: 8.30 pm onwards.

Ground Floor, Silver Croft Building, 16th Road, opposite Mini Punjab, Bandra (West). Tel: 022 2600 2637.
Nosh on an a la carte festive menu of roast chicken with gravy; lamb stew; and poached figs and caramel creme fraiche. The gastropub will also offer unlimited sangria for Rs 999 per head.
Price: There is no entry fee.
Time: 8 pm onwards.

B1, Amarchand Mansion, Madame Cama Road, Colaba. Tel: 022 6621 3333.
The restaurant will offer a special package that includes unlimited alcohol and food. The menu will have festive specials such as grilled lobster, lamb tenderloin, spinach roulade, and a fig and red wine dessert.
Price: Rs 7,500 per head.
Time: 9.30 pm onwards.

Hotel Sea Princess, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu. Tel: 022 2646 9500.
You can wash down a multi-cuisine buffet meal with unlimited rounds of alcohol.
Price: Rs 5,000 per head and Rs 8,000 per couple.
Time: 8 pm onwards.

The Leela
Andheri Kurla Road, near the International Airport, Andheri (East). Tel: 022 6691 1234.
Splurge on a six-course spread at the hotel’s French and Italian fine-dining restaurant, Le Cirque Signature. Alternatively, you could party at the bar 6 Degrees, which will serve unlimited alcohol and appetisers.
Price: Rs 9,999 per head (excluding taxes) for the six-course wine-paired meal at Le Cirque Signature and Rs 7,999 per head (excluding taxes) for the meal without alcohol; Rs 6,999 per head (excluding taxes) at 6 Degrees.
Time: 8 pm onwards at Le Cirque Signature and 9 pm onwards at 6 Degrees.

The Table
Ground Floor, Kalapesi Trust Building, Apollo Bunder Marg, Colaba. Tel: 022 2282 5000.
The restaurant will offer an alcohol package that includes unlimited sparkling wine, imported red and white wines and select cocktails. The food menu will have a few special surprise additions.
Price: The alcohol package is priced at Rs 3,000 per head. Diners opting for it must pay an advance of Rs 1,000 to confirm their reservation, either at the venue or via a bank transfer, the details for which they can get by calling the restaurant.
Time: 7 pm onwards.

First Floor, Raheja Tower, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (East). Tel: 92222 22800.
The dim sum restaurant is bringing in the New Year with prix fixe food and alcohol menus.
Price: Rs 5,000 per head for a five-course meal and four select cocktails, Rs 2,500 per head for a five-course meal without alcohol and Rs 2,500 per head for four select select cocktails.
Time: 7 pm onwards.