Weekday Lounge Exclusive | The best stops for New Year eve

Weekday Lounge Exclusive | The best stops for New Year eve

Ivy, New Friends Colony, New Delhi

IVy promises “an evening in Paris". A feeling of the Moulin Rouge will be created by the midnight, with champagne toast and a laser installation. Premium liquor through the night and music from the 1970s and 1980s are a part of the package.

Rs10,000 per couple; for reservations call 09871757744, 09871787744


Cocoa by Belgique, Select City Walk Mall, Saket, New Delhi

Ring the New Year in by celebrating with an offering of continental buffet, a wide spread of desserts and unlimited spirits. The ambience gets a boost with gas lit heaters and candle lit tables. The added bonuses: Games, prizes and music by DJ Bobby.

Rs2500 per couple; for reservations call 09810164620

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’d rather listen to live music, then the Carnations, an all-girls band, will entertain you with a selection of pop, rock, electronica and blues.

Rs14,000 per couple; Rs18,000 per couple at the VIP section; for reservations call 09910588228

Café Uno , Shangri-La Hotel, New Delhi

Enjoy their buffet spread, unlimited Indian liquor and a DJ on the house.

Rs3,946 per person; late buffet between 1.30– 3.30am at Rs1,687. For reservations call 011-41191919/41191115

19 Oriental Avenue, Shangri-La Hotel, New Delhi

A lavish spread of signature dishes from Japan, Thailand and China with indian liquor. A live international band, Silhoutte Trio, adds zing to your night.

Rs4509 per person; for reservations call 011-41191919/41191115

Island Bar, Shangri-La Hotel, New Delhi

Unlimited appetizers, unlimited Indian liquor and a DJ.

Rs6,010 for a couple; for reservations call 011-41191919/41191115

Urban Pind, Greater Kailash-1, New Delhi

Usher in the New Year at this bar while you enjoy the starry night and the music. Unlimited starters and unlimited foreign liquor are part of the package.

Rs5,000 per couple and Rs3,000 per person; for reservations call 09899329925

Chonas, Khan Market, New Delhi

Chonas offers a delectable four-course meal (Indian & Chinese) with unlimited Indian liquor.

Rs3,600 per couple; for reservations call 09811632494/ 09810052549

@live, Connaught Place, New Delhi

A two-course meal with unlimited drinks (only Indian brands) and snacks, and 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. Resident DJ Abdul’s job is to ensure you hit the dance floor.

Rs4,200 per couple; for reservations call 011 43560008/9

Café Morrison, South Extension II, New Delhi

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.

Rs3,500 per couple; for reservations call 09810164620

Axis, Galaxy Hotel, Gurgoan

Here you can choose from the restaurant’s new menu with live barbeques and seasoned chefs at your command. The band, Bliss, from Goa, will perform live.

Rs2,008 per person; for reservations call 0124-406-5095

Terroir, Galaxy Hotel, Gurgoan

If you want a truly European experience to bring in the new year, this is your best bet in the capital. The restaurant and wine bar here offers the complete experience, while DJ Vishal plays experimental house and trance sounds.

Rs7,008 per couple; for reservations call 0124-4565000

Olive Beach, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi

The theme for the relaunched Olive this New Year eve is ‘Life is a Beach’. They promise twinkling fairy lights and the whiff of flowers under the winter sky. DJ Tony will take charge of the 1,500 sq ft dance floor inside.

Rs12,000 per couple; for reservations call 011-46040404

Le Royal Meridien, Mumbai

This comes as close as you get to an evening in Paris. Replicas of the La Loco night club and the Champs-Élysées in the romance capital of the world and performances by international dancers are the highlights of the evening.

Rs11,000 per couple; Rs6,000 per person and Rs5,000 for women; for reservations call 022-29262900/022 28380000

VITS, Mumbai (earlier known as The Lotus Suites Ecotel)

Enjoy the best of three parties at the price of one—at the poolside restaurant, Behind Bars, the restobar; and Sapphire, the banquet. The DJs will be at their decks till the wee hours of the morning and there are prizes too.

Rs1,999 per person; for reservations call 022-28270707

Blue Frog, Mumbai

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 acclaimed chef Rahul Akerkar is included.

Rs13,000 per couple; for reservations call 022-40332300

Lagoona Resorts, Lonavla

At this picturesque get-away, fire dance performances and ghazal nights are part of the celebrations. Children can learn pottery, enjoy magic shows and play musical housie.

Rs25,000 for a double room on 31 December; for reservations call Gita Patel at 09860796959

Renaissance Mumbai Hotel and Convention Centre, Mumbai

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.

Rs14,000 per couple; for reservations call 022-66928888

Grand Hyatt, Mumbai

This year make your own exclusive part at the High Rollers Night with rollers area, games area, buffets, bars, music and lots more. A dedicated lounge will be given for friends and family to come together in groups of sixes or 10s with a dedicated ‘Pit Boss’ to take care of all their whims.

Rs10,000 per person at per lounge basis only; for reservations call 022-66761230/ 1231/1232/1233

The Dome, Intercontinental, Mumbai

The Dome, overlooking the Queen’s Necklace, is the perfect setting for a romantic night, with saxaphone player 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.

Rs20,000 per couple; for reservations call 022-39879999

CZAR, InterContinental, Mumbai

This night is all about Bollywood. You can unwind in true Mumbai style with unforgettable Bollywood classics, stirred remixes and street food. Rs9,000 per couple and Rs5,000 per person; for reservations call 022-39879999

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.

Rs9,900 per couple; for reservations call 022-66653366

Mynt by the poolside lawns, Taj Westend, Bangalore

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.

Rs7,000 per couple; for reservations call 080-66605660