New Year Special: How Mumbaikars can usher 2015 in style
2015 is a few days away; now’s the time to ensure you don’t miss out on the fun when the clock strikes twelve. the guide has packed in an awesome list of the best places to rock the party or chill into the wee hours of the morning
In the city
Trade in alcohol
Make your New Year’s Eve more interesting as you savour yummy preparations and trade in alcohol at The Bar Stock Exchange. At the stock market-based pub chain, drink prices change based on real-time demand. Head there early as there are special tips and tricks every two hours.
On December 31 At Bar Stock Exchange, Sakinaka, 89, Shivai Industrial Estate, Sakinaka; Meera CHS, Oshiwara Link Road.
Cost Rs 2,000 for a couple
Bring the house down
9.30 pm to 1 am Welcome 2015 by heading to He Said She Said’s house party. There will be unlimited food and spirits on offer, and DJ Boombastic will get you grooving on the dance floor. Post-dinner settle down by 3 different bars for a round of drinks as the party continues into the night.
On December 31 At He Said She Said, Remi BizCourt, behind Yash Raj Studios, off Link Road, Veera Desai Road, Andheri (W).
Cost Rs 3,000 (per head)
Discounts and more
12 pm till 11.30 pm Savour the last evening of the year with a bountiful menu featuring Crab Cake With Mango Lime Salsa, Sea Food Escabeche, Turkish Lamb Kebab, along with desserts like Fudge Pecan Nut Tart and Trio Of Trifle. There are 15 new mocktails for 2015 and up to 15% discount on the food bill on New Year’s eve. If you eat up to Rs 1,500 you get a free dessert.
On December 31 and January 1 At Me So Happi, Kusum Kunj, Khar-Linking Road, Khar (W).
A food-ful New Year
Start your New Year celebrations today onwards by sampling dishes from Turkish, Arabic and Indian cuisine. One can either head to Marhaba, an open air Arabian restaurant or 180 Degree restaurant to try different Asian cuisines. Also on offer are special lunch and dinner buffets, with unlimited servings for the New Year and Christmas delicacies.
At Hotel Grand Sarovar Premiere, Veer Savarkar Flyover, SV Road, Goregaon (W).
A molecular soirée
The Brickhouse Café is offering unlimited premium alcohol and mouthwatering food at `5,000 per couple. From fishbowls to kegs to martinis in actual watermelons and some molecular-based drinks, there is a lot on offer. Sip on the Candy Floss Cocktail, dig into the Chicken Philly Steak, and Lemon Herb Grilled Basa Fillet.
On December 31 At Brickhouse Café and Bar, Greenfield Apartments, Andheri (W).
Cost Rs 5,000 per couple
Come to Mama
8 pm to 2.30 pm Celebrate New Year with Pan Asian food cooked in front of you on live robatta grill. Relish dishes such as Veg Sate, Tangtzu Tofu, Soya Butter Garlic Mushroom, Indonesian Chicken Sate, Barbeque Chicken and Java Fish. These dishes will be served with unlimited alcohol.
At Mamagoto Andheri, Patel Commercial Premises Cooperative Society, opposite City Mall, New Link Road, Andheri (W).
Cost Rs 4,499 (for a couple) or Rs 2,999 per person for unlimited alcohol or Rs 2,999 for a couple and Rs 1,999 per person for just food
Chasing Storm music fest at Coorg
The Chasing Storm Festival is hosting their New Year's edition in Coorg. The festival will feature singer Usha Uthup, Swarathma, DJ Nasha, Modium, Sanjay Dutta, Solder, Lagori, Sam, DJ Ivan, DJ Swing, Tuhin Mehta, Live Banned and Breed. Chasing Storm will be held at Virajpet, a lush green venue in Coorg with camping, bonfires, late night barbecues and jams.
On December 31 and January 1
Log on to stormfestivalindia.com
Chill by the Barvi Dam
4 pm onwards Travel group EcoAdventure is heading for a getaway and camping trip to Barvi Dam in Badlapur. You can camp by a river, enjoy a bonfire and groove to some live music by the DJ.
On December 31
Cost Rs 3,500 per person
New Year in the hills
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in the hills of Thane district with Life Away From Life. The trip will take you to the top of a hill, there will be camping, bonfire and a barbecue.
Log on to www.lifeawayfromlife.com
Dance, eat, drink, and repeat!
9 pm Two One Two Bar and Grill’s celebration features an open bar with Belvedere, Grey Goose, Chivas Regal, Black Label and other imported wines and beers, all the while dancing to the tunes of Club Royalty’s DJ Gavin. Indulge yourself with a meal that will include a live pasta counter, shawarma counter, and BBQ counter with imported meats as well as an open buffet.
On December 31 At Two One Two Bar & Grill, 12A, Hornby Vellard Estate, Lotus Cinema Building, Worli. call 24901994 cost Rs 7,000 (couple), Rs 4,000 (male stag), Rs 3,000 (female stag)
Spin to the DJ’s tunes
6 pm At Road House Bluez, Willis, the owner will take up DJ duties for the night and will spin some eclectic Commercial tunes. You can indulge in unlimited alcohol along with a scrumptious and delectable array of cocktails, appetizers and main course.
On December 31 At Road House Bluez, Tokyo House, JP Road, Andheri (W). Call 9833398522 cost Rs 2,500 (entry price)
Bring in your New Year under a (hopefully) starry night at Aqaba where you can savour an expansive Mediterranean menu that includes dishes such as Watermelon and Feta Salad, the Mezze Platter, Chicken Gyro, Moroccan Prawns, Crispy Vegetable and Olive Tapenade and more. There is also unlimited alcohol on offer. Dj Kaushal
Pratap will be playing some groovy tunes
At: Club House, Level P5, Peninsula Business Park, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel.
Cost: Rs 4,000