Western New Year's is here and that means its time to party and dance your way into 2018. Festivities begin early on December 30 with Inferno’s Metal band tribute party, which will see 25 local bands doing the rendition of metal classics. No doubt most clubs and bars in Shanghai will be erecting something for actual New Year's Eve, but here is City Weekend’s list of the best of the best parties to hit up on the evening of.
Address: Inferno, 1/F, Bund Square, 658 Dapu Lu (near Longhua Dong Lu) 打浦路658号1楼 (近龙华东路)
How Much: Free entry at 9:30pm
2018 is just few steps away but Inferno won’t let 2017 escape without organizing one of the coolest events of the year for the real head bangers. More than 25 local and foreign talents will get together to push their skills to the limit. In three jam sessions they will prepare some of the best old school metal songs from bands such as: Slayer, Black Sabbath, Metallica, Megadeth, and more
Address: Cafe des Stagiaires, Found 158, 158 Julu Lu (near Ruijin Yi Lu) 巨鹿路158号 (近瑞金一路)
How Much: Free entry
Come as you are to Julu Lu’s Café des Stagiaires for a New Years Eve bash. Dance into the new year to hard hitting disco and more. Special prices on bottle of prosecco, champagne, and spirits.
Address: Candor, 3/F, Lyceum Theatre, 57 Maoming Nan Lu (near Changle Lu) 茂名南路57号3楼 (近长乐路)
How Much: RMB150
Reminisce on Candor’s best performances of 2017 with an evening of encore performances hosted by drag queen Kimberly Kumswell. Also sprinkled throughout the evening will be stories from some of the cities favorite performers about how they made their way to the Candor stage. RMB150 at the door.
Address: 26A, Sinan Mansions, 519 Fuxing Zhong Lu (near Chongqing Nan Lu) 复兴中路519号思南公馆26A号楼 (近重庆南路)
Boxing Cat at Sinan Mansions is celebrating New Year's eve with a free-flow deal of house wine, house pours, soft drinks, juices, and house beer for just RMB250. It runs from 8pm-1am. DJ Yanran will be spinning tunes.
Address: Capella Shanghai, 480 Jianguo Xi Lu (near Yueyang Lu) 建国西路480号 (近岳阳路)
How Much: RMB700 including free flow champagne
Party with three of Shanghai’s top DJs spinning house, disco, and hip hop. Grab a pair of headphones and dance your heart out in the hotel’s courtyard, filled with glittering white snow and free flowing champagne all night long. Party starts from 10pm onwards at Capella Shanghai’s courtyard. Dress in your chic-est winter wear. RMB700 including free flow champagne.
Address: 1/F, Three on the Bund, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (near Guangdong Lu) 中山东一路3号外滩三号1楼 (近广东路)
How Much: RMB150
Ring in the New Year with a little sparkle and shine. This glitzy New Year’s Eve party is inspired by champagne bubbles and confetti, so if you are looking for an elegant affair beneath glittering chandeliers, this is the place to be. Step into Club 3 1/3 for an evening of exquisite cocktails, gourmet food, beautiful people, and most importantly nine hours of non-stop live DJ performances and a champagne toast at midnight. RMB150 at the door.
Minimalist takes over Dada Shanghai for another New Years Eve this time however with two international headliners to guarantee the best lift off into 2018. Jozef K (Acid Test, Sankeys, BBC Radio1) has put out releases on some enormous labels this year and his recent season in Ibiza has been the biggest yet. With Jigsaw releasing his new EP in the next couple of months we thought it only appropriate to bring him over to make this an extra special New Years celebration to remember. Support from Heat Wolves and resident Will A starts at 8pm and goes until late.
Address: Dada, 115 Xingfu Lu (near Fahuazhen Lu) 幸福路115号 (近法华镇路)
How Much: RMB60
Address: Elevator, 4/F, 218 Xinle Lu (near Donghu Lu) 新乐路218号4楼 (近东湖路)
How Much: RMB50
Celebrate New Years Eve with Elevator. The crew has assembled a line-up of some of the best in house and techno that Shanghai has to offer. Featuring: a live hardware set by Shanghai Ulta, MIIIA, Knopha, Mau Mau, and more. RMB50 at the door.
Address: Flair Rooftop Restaurant & Bar, 58/F, Shanghai IFC, 8 Century Avenue (near Lujiazui Huan Lu) 世纪大道8号58楼上海国金中心 (近陆家嘴环路)
How Much: RMB2018 for two people
Atlantis-themed decor will give you the sensation of being both beneath the ocean and above the cloud as you see in the New Year in spectacular surroundings. A sumptuous seafood menu and free flow champagne will accompany a night of revelry. RMB2018 for two people. For enquiries or reservations, please contact (021)2020 1717.
Address: M1NT, 24/F 318 Fuzhou Lu (near Shandong Zhong Lu) 福州路318号24层 (近山东中路)
Raise your glass and bring in the new year with M1NT this New Years Eve. Tom Williams will be there playing the greatest sounds of 2017.
Address: Park Hyatt, 91/F, Park Hyatt Shanghai, 100 Century Avenue (near Dongtai Lu) 世纪大道100号上海柏悦酒店91层 (近东泰路)
How Much: RMB900 pre-sale, RMB1500 at the door
Say goodbye to 2017 in style with MVP Events at Park Hyatt Shanghai. Dance your way into the New Year while enjoying exceptional food, drinks, and the best music in Shanghai. Enjoy free flow tapas, dinner, champagne and premium brand spirits all night long at special prices. First round of tickets are RMB900 pre-sale all the way up to RMB1500 at the door. Info and table rsvp+86 13916489071
Address: Sir Elly's Restaurant & Bar, 13/F, 32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (near Beijing Dong Lu) 中山东一路32号13楼 (近北京东路)
How Much: RMB888 early bird, RMB988 pre-sale, RMB1288 at the door
Sir Elly's is celebrating the end of the year with a glitzy 007 theme. The "James Bond" New Year's Eve party at The Peninsula's premier western restaurant is RMB888 early bird, RMB988 presale, RMB1,288 at the door. Attendees will be plied with complimentary canapes and signature cocktails all throughout the night until countdown. There's also an option to upgrade to include caviar, Brittany oysters, Iberico ham, imported cheeses, and fruit plates.
Address: 2/F, KWah Centre, 1028 Huaihai Zhong Lu (near Donghu Lu) 淮海中路1028号2楼 (近东湖路)
How Much: RMB388 pre-sale, RMB488
Celebrate New Year Eve in white elegant style at Liquid Laundry. This year’s theme is Above the Clouds, so break out your finest white duds for an unforgettable New Years Eve. RMB388 pre-sale includes free flow on select drinks plus admission to the party. RMB488 at the door.
Address: VUE Bar (Hyatt on the Bund), 32/F, West Tower, Hyatt on the Bund, 199 Huangpu Lu (Wuchang Lu) 黄浦路上海外滩茂悦大酒店西楼32楼 (近武昌路)
How Much: RMB888 pre-sale, RMB988 at the door
Hyatt on the Bund invites you to join a New Year’s Eve Champagne Countdown Party at VUE Bar. Enjoy free-flowing champagne, wine, spirits, beer, and soft drinks with the most breathtaking views from the top of the Huangpu River. Toast to the next eventful year, while the DJ spins the hottest tunes. RMB888 pre-sale, RMB988 the day of.
Address: The Tipsy Fiddler, Lane 135, 6 Fahuazhen Lu (near Xingfu Lu) 法华镇路135弄6号 (近幸福路)
How Much: Free entry
Bring in the New Year 2018 at the Tipsy. With a bagpiper to sound in the Bells and a live band from 9pm till the wee hours, this party will be a night to remember. To celebrate, malt of the moment JURA Origin, a single malt whisky will be for sale for RMB50.
Address: Unico, 2/F, Three on the Bund, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (near Guangdong Lu) 中山东一路3号外滩三号2楼 (近广东路)
How Much: RMB100 at the door
Celebrate New Years Eve with El Dorado at Unico. Dance all night long to upbeat Latin vibes and jungle beats with performances by Les Nuits Blanches. DJ S Kiv will be spinning tunes accompanied by live percussion. RMB100 at the door.
Address: 1515 West Chophouse & Bar (Jing'an Shangri-La), 4/F, Jing'an Shangri-La, 1218 Yan'an Zhong Lu (near Tongren Lu) 延安中路1218号4楼 (近铜仁路)
How Much: RMB198 including two drinks
Join the chophouse for a Great Gatsby themed New Years Eve party. Come and experience fancy decorations, sexy dancers, and a special lucky draw. RMB198 includes two welcome drinks.
Address: 6/F, 37 Fuzhou Lu (near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu) 福州路37号6楼 (近中山东一路)
The Captain is celebrating New Year's Eve with a good ol' fashioned free-flow. All-you-can-drink from 9pm-1am, and unlimited canapes from 9-10pm for RMB450 per person. Bund view included.
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