Blue Frog, Lower Parel
Blue Frog’s all-you-can-dance evening will have a gig by Bacalao Men, an eight- piece Afro-Latin funk/dance band from Venezuela. Unlimited food and drink, by pro chef Rahul Akerkar, is included.
Starboard, The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Apollo Bunder
Colombian band Conexion Latina will get you moving to Latin music in Spanish, English and Portuguese. Chef Hemant Oberoi’s new Mexican menu and a select bar is also part of the deal.
The band takes centrestage at Blue Frog
Renaissance Mumbai Hotel and Convention Centre, Powai
Euphoria, one of the country’s best loved Hindi rock bands, will perform by the poolside of this Powai hotel. Unlimited drinks and cuisines such as Indian, Mediterranean and Asian are on offer.
The Dome, InterContinental, Marine Drive
The Dome, overlooking the Queen’s Necklace, is the perfect setting for romantics, with saxaphonist and flautist Jarrod Wood’s contemporary jazz tunes, as well as music by DJ Inaam. Tapas, unlimited seafood and a grill are part of the dinner buffet. Stay till sunrise for the view and the champagne breakfast.
Tabula Rasa, Square One Mall, Saket
This venue has it all—DJs, a live band and a fashion show. A multi- cuisine buffet will set the mood for the evening. The inside seating would allow you to enjoy two DJs, with Gaurav Kapoor as your personal MC. If you would rather listen to live music, then the Carnations, an all-girls band, will entertain you with a selection of pop, rock, electronica and blues.
Cost: Rs14,000; the VIP section is Rs18,000.
@live, Connaught Place
Cafe Morrison will host a live performance by Rohit Kulkarni
A two-course meal with unlimited drinks (only Indian brands) and snacks is what this bar and restaurant promises. Its in-house band called Band@live with a lead singer from Bangkok, accompanied by a female artist from Malaysia and a guitarist and drummer from Delhi, will set you rocking for the New Year. Also, in-house DJ Abdul will ensure that you hit the floor.
Café Morrison, South Extension II
If classic rock music is your scene, spend this New Year’s eve at Cafe Morrison with a live performance by Rohit Kulkarni. Food and drinks are unlimited.
Mynt by the poolside lawns, Taj Westend, Race Course Road
Bulgarian live band Expressions (with Anna and Virhen) will belt out all the hits of 2007, genre no bar. Accompanying them will be a DJ and an MC. The hotel will also create a dance floor on the lawns. A special buffet with Indian, Lebanese and Italian dishes and an array of desserts is on offer.
Cost: Rs7,000 per couple, Rs5,500 for singles and Rs1,500 for children (prices include taxes).
Parizaad Khan and Aarti Basnyat of Mint and Zahid Javali contributed to this story.