Mumbai Guide: Best offers to welcome the New Year with

Dec 23, 2017, 08:40 IST | Dhara Vora Sabhnani and Krutika Behrawala

The best food and drink offers, and grooviest singers and DJs make it to our where-to-welcome-the-new-year manual

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Get sloshed
Make the most of an open bar serving a wide range of alcohol, unlimited appetisers and a midnight champagne toast. A curated food and drinks menu might interest those wanting to try something more than bar food.  And to help you wake up fresh in 2018, they will also give away hangover kits.

Dance to Bollywood and hip hop
Make the most of the winter with an outdoor gig at Ballard Estate. The line-up features singer Neha Kakkar (in pic), rapper Divine and artiste MojoJojo. While Kakkar will enthrall you with tracks like Kala Chashma and Aao Raja, expect power-packed Hindi rap and hip-hop beats from Divine, and groove to MojoJojo's redux version of Humma Humma. The organisers have created a separate area to ensure couples and women can party safely.
On: December 31, 7.30 pm
At: Ballard Estate, Fort
Log on to: bookmyshow.com
Entry: '1,000 onwards

Get sloshed
Make the most of an open bar serving a wide range of alcohol, unlimited appetisers and a midnight champagne toast. A curated food and drinks menu might interest those wanting to try something more than bar food. And to help you wake up fresh in 2018, they will also give away hangover kits.
On: December 31
At: All The Irish House outlets.
Call: 49150000 (Kala Ghoda)
Entry: Rs 3,000 onwards (Rs 1,000 redeemable). Tickets available at the venue or on bookmyshow.com for the Kala Ghoda, Andheri, Lower Parel and Thane outlets

Tap your feet
Dance to retro, commercial and Bollywood music at this rooftop bar. There will be a host of unlimited gourmet starters and lots of alcohol, with the crisp winter air making things just perfect.
On: December 31, 8 pm onwards
At: Toast Bistro Bar, Andheri East.
Call: 7045902799
Entry: Rs 4,000 per couple; Rs 2,500 for stags

Calling all couples
If you want to steer clear of venues that attract annoying stags, head to this couples-only party where DJ Prashant will spin some killer beats. There will be unlimited booze and food that includes barbecues too.
On: December 31, 9.30 pm
At: At MRP, Oshiwara, Andheri West
Call: 9930805151
Entry: R4,499 (early bird)

Party like a cowboy
This bar says howdy to those who wish to party, cowboy-style. Pick your gang and chug on some beer or whiskey paired with Tex-Mex and other dishes like oriental paneer chilly, Texan chicken tenders, Mexican chicken wings, south-style fish crackers and more. They also have Mexican-themed cocktails such as Mexican wave, cowboy and Malta whiskey, and white Mexican.
On: December 31. 9 pm onwards
At: Old Wild West, Kamala Mills Compound, Lower Parel.
Call: 65376677
Entry: Rs 5,000 per couple; Rs 2,500 for female stags; Rs 3,000 for male stags

Binge eat
Savour food from around the world at this unlimited buffet that includes unlimited spirits too. If you prefer Italian food, head to Prego, the hotel's specialty restaurant, for authentic Italian cuisine.
On: December 31, 8 pm
At: The Westin Mumbai Garden City, Goregaon.
Call: 9004661082
Cost: Rs 3,750 onwards

Make memories
Head to this party to dance to the tunes of DJ Sandy. Singer Shefali Saxena will croon popular songs and there will be unlimited food and alcohol to tank up on.
On: December 31, 9 pm onwards at Razzberry Rhinoceros, Juhu Tara Road
Call:7400402604
Cost: Rs 8,000 per couple; Rs 3,500 for female stags; Rs 5,000 for men

Truffled Nachos

Take your pick
Party at any outlet of this pub chain, each with a different DJ and a set menu of unlimited food and alcohol.
On: December 31, 9 pm onwards
At: All Social outlets
Call: 65226324 (Khar Social)
Entry: Rs 5,000/6,000 (early bird, depending on the outlet) per couple; Rs 3,000 for female stags; Rs 4,500 for men

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Enter the jungle
This one's for all party animals who wish to welcome New Year with a bang. DJ Benny (Benedict Badigar) will play a mix of funk, nu disco, hip hop, experimental bass and techno; while DJ Pradeep Maharana will spin electronic tracks.
On: December 31, 9 pm onwards
At: Bonobo, off Linking Road, Bandra West.
Call: 26055050
Entry: Rs 3,500 per couple; Rs 2,000 for stags

Masquerade in style
Put on your masks or come in casual-chic attire at this New Year's Eve party where DJ Mady will get you grooving.
On: December 31, 8 pm onwards at Drinkery 51, Vibgyor Towers, BKC
Call: 9773272483
Entry: Rs 4,000 onwards

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Celebrate with your kid
It's the holiday season and what's better than ringing in the New Year with your family? Watch your kid play in ball pits and join in for some fun with arcade games. Switch off your phone and bond over disco idlis, pan pizza, burgers and lip-smacking milkshakes.
On: December 31, 8 pm onwards
At: Smaaash Junior, Kamala Mills Compound, Lower Parel
Call: 49143143
Entry: '3,999 (all inclusive)

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Enjoy a rural escape
Head to an eco-friendly homestay in Dahanu to experience the village life. Check out organic chickoo, mango and coconut plantations surrounding the farmhouse, get a tutorial on Warli art from villagers and watch the locals perform the tribal dance of Tarpa. Also, enjoy a barbecue night with regional delicacies like chicken bhujing and prawn koliwada. Stay options include tribal huts, tents and rooms.
On: December 31 AT Hillview Farmhouse, Kosbad Hill, Dahanu Road.
Call: 9867182729
Cost: '2,800 onwards

Siddharth Dudeja

LOL into the new year
Leave your stress behind and bid farewell to 2017 with tons of laughter and unlimited food and drink. Watch stand-up comedy showcases by artistes Amogh Ranadive, Gaurav Kapoor, Siddharth Dudeja (in pic), Vikram Poddar, Aditya Desai, Andy Reghu, Anirban Dasgupta and an improv set by The Etceteras.
On: December 31, 8.30 pm (gates open at 7.30 pm)
At: Canvas Laugh Club, Lower Parel
Log on to: bookmyshow.com
Entry: '5,000

Camp out in Karjat
If you are keen to celebrate New Year's Eve away from drunken revelry in overcrowded pubs, sign up for a weekend camping experience that's a stone's throw from the city. On the first day, go kayaking, swim in a pool and participate in team games. As the dusk settles, get into your jammies, huddle around a bonfire and enjoy barbecued treats. Catch a screening of award-winning films curated by Shamiana – Short Film Club, witness live band performances and stay in floating or hanging tents.
From: December 30 to January 1 (you can book for one night also)
At: Moonstone Hammock Camping Ground, Karjat
Call: 9769274340
Cost: '4,990 onwards per night (includes accommodation, meals and activities)

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