30 Amazing Rooftops for a Fantastic New Year's Eve Party!

December 26, 2018

 

Bring on 2019!

 

SAY 'HELLO' TO 2019 ON A HIGH NOTE, IN ALL MEANINGS OF THE WORD.

 

A New Year’s party at a rooftop is probably the best place to enjoy both fun and sky-high vibes, while also getting the best spot to watch all the fireworks. If you would like to celebrate New Year's Eve at a rooftop and want to enjoy the fireworks with the best view, this is the list for you. All the way from Budapest to Sydney. Here’s the best rooftop bars for a grand New Year’s 2018/2019 (in alphabetical city order).

AMSTERDAM

The capital of the Netherlands is probably most famous for canals, tulips and the city's Red Light District, but do also come with some very nice rooftop bars.

1. SKYLOUNGE / AMSTERDAM

SkyLounge

SkyLounge Amsterdam is a place among the rooftop bars in Amsterdam where both tourists and locals meet up to drink cocktails and enjoy the stunning panoramic views. A great rooftop bar perched on top of Double Tree by Hilton. Evening and night time the rooftop bar transform into a nightclub with DJs playing until 03.00. An impressive wine list is complemented with a luxurious interior and a pleasant lounge-feeling.

 

ABOUT THE NYE EVENT

SkyLounge Amsterdam throws a glittering New year’s party in gold. And the dress code applies to that as well. Dress in gold and party all night long with the city of Amsterdam as a mighty backdrop. Treat yourself with an oyster from the oyster girls and watch in amazement as the skyline of Amsterdam lights up with fireworks. Beats, cocktails, bites & spectacular views are a couple of words that describes this New Year’s party! Pre-ordered tickets are needed, and then the doors are open from 9pm till 10pm. Seats at SkyLounge Amsterdam are on a first-come first-serve basis, so please be early to not miss out on a table or a seat. There is also a Combination ticket available, which will include dinner at the ground floor Eastwood Beer & Grill and also entrance to the Gold, Glitter & Glamour at the 11th floor SkyLounge.

 

When: December 31, Dinner: starting between 5.00pm-6.00pm, SkyLounge: 9:00pm – 3:00am (doors only open between 9-10pm)

Price: 1. SkyLounge only: Entrance fee €150.00 per person including a glass of Champagne and a surprise bite. Excluding other consumptions.
2. Combo ticket, Dinner at Eastwood Beer & Grill + SkyLounge: €240.00 per person including various starters, main dishes, desserts and a seafood bar at Eastwood + entrance fee at Sky Lounge with a glass of Champagne and a surprise bite. Excluding other consumptions.

Dress code: Touch of Gold, Glitter & Glamour

 

Other info:

  • 11th floor

  • Amazing party atmosphere

  • Be early to get a good seat

  • Great place to see fireworks

GET YOUR TICKETS

BALI

Ah, the tropical dreamland of sand, waves and palm trees. And even though you're not allowed to build higher buildings than the palm trees in Bali, there are some really cool places to drink with a view on this beautiful island

2. DOUBLE SIX SEMINYAK / BALI

Double Six Seminyak

With its 1 700 square meters, the Rooftop Sunset Bar is the largest rooftop bar in Bali. Located at the Double-Six Luxury Hotel in Seminyak, it really lives up to its name, as the views you get over the Indian Ocean, especially around sunset, is out of this world. Best enjoyed from one of the luxurious floating lounge-pods at the edge of the terrace. A perfect rooftop in Bali to see all the fireworks and the ocean.

 

ABOUT THE NYE EVENT

They call the party “Tropical New Year’s Eve Party”. The rooftop opens its doors at 4pm and will celebrate NYE until 2am. The party starts of with a Tropical Deep House soundtrack. Then there will be DJ and Sax Sunset Sessions, followed by a playlist of party music by the resident DJ. There will also be sunset packages available, as well as NYE party packages that include wines and party masks.

 

When: December 31, 4:00pm – 2:00am

Price: Entrance fee after 8:00pm is IDR 150.000 (including first drink)/ Floating pod is IDR 6.000.000 for 4-8 persons including 2 bottles of Champagne / Sundeck is IDR 8.500.000 for 8-12 persons including 3 bottles of Champagne / Island table for 2-3 persons is IDR 3.000.000 including 1 bottle of Champagne.

Dress code: Tropical

 

Other info:

  • Great place to see fireworks

  • Live DJs

  • Tropical theme

Get your tickets: Email reservations@doublesixrooftop.com or WhatsApp +62 81 999 895 111

BANGKOK

Bangkok, or 'the City of Angeles', is an ever buzzing city that offers an abundance of things to see and do. It is also considered as one of the world's top cities in terms of rooftop bars and roof terraces.

3. OCTAVE ROOFTOP BAR / BANGKOK

Octave Rooftop Bar

A roof that extends over three floors and with a stunning 360-degree views across Bangkok. Here you can sit down in the comfy lounge furniture while peeking at the New Year's fireworks and enjoy delicious cocktails and tasty food. Located a little outside the city center, but the eventual taxi trip here is worth every penny.

 

ABOUT THE NYE EVENT

Begin 2019 on a high at Octave Rooftop Lounge & Bar. Free flow of drinks and cocktails, delectable nibbles and panoramic views, make Octave a great place to ring in the New Year. Dance the night away to live DJ’s as you prepare for the countdown. Tickets include free flow of drinks and bar bites all night long.

 

When: December 31, 7:00pm – 2:00am

Price: 1. Octave Countdown Party THB 8 500 - Free-Flowing drinks and snacks on the 45th floor only of Octave
2. Octave Countdown Party THB 13 500 - Free-Flowing drinks and snacks on the 48th – 49th floor only of Octave

Dress code: Gorgeous & Glamorous

 

Other info:

  • Luxurious

  • 360-degree view

  • Amazing place to see fireworks

Get your tickets: Call +66 2-797-0000 or email diningbangkok@marriott.com

More info: facebook.com/events/1600302826717144/

BARCELONA

You might think sun, you might think tapas, you might think strolling along the beach. Barcelona is a city filled with perks, so it is almost not fair that is is also one of the top spots in Europe when it comes to rooftop bars.

4. LA DOLCE VITAE MAJESTIC / BARCELONA

La Dolce Vitae Majestic

Perhaps the best rooftop bar in Barcelona. Here you get a magnificent view over the city all the way to the Mediterranean Sea and the beach. The Majestic is a 5-star hotel located in the center of Barcelona. The prices are quite high, but the view, the drinks and the comfortable atmosphere makes a perfect rooftop bar to celebrate New Year’s Eve at. Dinner is not available out at the terrace. But this is a perfect venue for drinks and to see the fireworks.

 

ABOUT THE NYE EVENT

Majestic Hotel in Barcelona hosts a grand New Year’s dinner and party. Exclusive food from a luxurious set menu with delicatessen like Foie Gras, truffle and Dom Perignon. But it comes with a high price tag. If you like luxury, are a true epicurean and would like to celebrate the new year with one of the best views in Barcelona, La Dolce Vitae at Majestic Hotel is the place to be.

 

When: December 31, 8:30pm – 3:00am

Price: €550 per person includes 9 course dinner, wine, champagne, coffee, goodie bag, water, live DJ and bar service at midnight.

Dress code: Gala or classic New Year’s outfit

 

Other info:

  • Exclusive for adults

  • Luxurious

  • Great view for fireworks

GET YOUR TICKETS

BUDAPEST

A city filled with history, divided in Buda and Pest by the Donau river. And while there are not rooftop bars on every corner in Budapest, there are a couple of the very highest class.

5. HIGH NOTE SKYBAR AT ARIA HOTEL / BUDAPEST

High Note Skybar at Aria Hotel

Budapest's best rooftop bar located on the luxurious and modern hotel Aria Hotel - which usually ranks as one of the best hotels in Hungary. The location is central and the view extends 360 degrees around the city. Many comfortable lounge furniture to settle down in. But dress warmly, Budapest is cold in the winter and this is one of few rooftop bars in Budapest that is open all year round.

 

ABOUT THE NYE EVENT

A New Year’s Eve gala dinner, with a six-course culinary food experience paired with wine, theatric entertainment, live music and dancing in the new year. On the rooftop, DJ Andrew J is playing rock ’n roll and party tunes from the Old to the New year. At midnight there’s a buffet available on the rooftop and drinks are included from 10pm – 2am.

 

When: December 31, 7:30pm – 2:00am

Price: €275 per person including 8 course dinner, Midnight buffet and unlimited drink consumption.

Dress code: Gala dinner/New years party. Dress for success!

Other info

  • Live DJ's

  • Drinks included

  • Six-course dinner + midnight buffet

GET YOUR TICKETS

CANNES

One of the most luxurious cities in the world. Yachts, festivals, party, jet set and lots of fancy restaurants and bars. In other words, perfect environment for some high end rooftop terraces.

6. JW MARRIOTT / CANNES

JW Marriott

A better location is hard to find in Cannes when speaking of a New Year's party. Overlooking both the beach, the sea and city. Here you have a front row seat in terms of everything. Large terrace with room for many guests. In the bar you can order both good drinks and a little simpler food from a bar menu. The hotel is located right on the beach boardwalk.

 

ABOUT THE NYE EVENT

JW Marriott Cannes are organizing a classic New Year’s dinner with DJ from 7pm on the 31st of December. The setting is super luxurious and sophisticated. Dinner is inside in the restaurant, while you will be allowed up on the terrace around midnight to see all the fireworks over the Mediterranean Sea and the city. The terrace is the ultimate space to witness this amazing spectacle. The price is €249 and includes a 4-course dinner, welcome and midnight champagne, wine and mineral waters.

 

When: December 31, 7:00pm – Midnight

Price: €249 includes a 4-course dinner, welcome and midnight champagne, wine and mineral waters.

Dress code: Elegant attire.

 

Other info:

  • Grand views of the fireworks

  • Large Screen TV’s

  • Dinner inside

  • Elegant and luxurious

Get your tickets: Call 00334 9299 7092 or email jwgrillcannes@marriott.com

CHICAGO

America's third largest city, the 'Windy City', one of America's best sports cities. With loads of sky scarpers, Chicago is also a top place for rooftop bars, offering views over both Chicago River and Lake Michigan.

7. LONDONHOUSE / CHICAGO

LondonHouse

LondonHouse Rooftop is a fantastic tri-level rooftop bar, located right by the Michigan Avenue bridge and Chicago River. The tri-level setting consists of an indoor lounge, called LH on 21, the main and largest terrace called LH on 22 and the private dining space called Cupola. The terrace at LH on 22 have a superb view among the city's skyscrapers and out towards Lake Michigan and the Chicago River. Probably the best in Chicago.

 

ABOUT THE NYE EVENT

Enjoy the grand party with a General Admission ticket or book a VIP table for your group of friends. Passed hors d’oeuvres will be available throughout LH on 21 until 10:00pm along with a 4-hour open bar, party favors, a lively dance floor, confetti cannons, two live DJs and a complimentary champagne toast. A perfect setting for a great night.

 

When: December 31, 8:30pm - late

Price: 1. LH on 21 + Rooftop - $150-$200 includes entry, 4-hour open bar, party favors, a lively dance floor, confetti cannons, two live DJs and a complimentary champagne toast.
2. VIP Table Package for 8 - $2 880 includes, Express entry, 2 bottle of Dom Perignon, 2 bottles of Ketel One vodka with mixers, tray passed apps and 4 hour open bar.
3. VIP Table Package for 6 - $2 100 includes, Express entry, 2 bottle of Dom Perignon, 1 bottles of Ketel One vodka with mixers, tray passed apps and 4 hour open bar.
4. VIP Table Package for 4 – $1 440 includes, Express entry, 1 bottle of Dom Perignon, 1 bottles of Ketel One vodka with mixers, tray passed apps and 4 hour open bar.

Dress code: Classic New Year’s. Dress for success.

Age: 21+

Other info:

  • Performance from Jaxx Sway and DJ Daily

  • Complimentary coat check upon arrival

  • Tickets are non-refundable

  • Valet parking is available at $20 for 4 hours

GET YOUR TICKETS

DUBAI

The largest city in the UAE, ever growing and ever developing. Filled with luxurious places and also the the world's tallest building Burj Khalifa. And while that one do not have a Dubai rooftop bar up top, there a a lot of other great roof terraces to visit.

8. LEVEL 43 SKY LOUNGE / DUBAI

Level 43 Sky Lounge

A magnificent open-air terrace located 155 meters above ground. From up here you get a magical 360-degree view of the entire city of Dubai amid the skyscrapers in the downtown area. Grand views over all the famous monuments along with sunset views over the Jumeirah coastline. Quite large and very stylish terrace with a lot of lounge furniture’s, along with a smaller indoor lounge with a cool bar.

 

ABOUT THE NYE EVENT

Level 43 Sky Lounge hosts a classic New Year’s party with a buffet and different kind of options for drinks. Choose between the three different 'menus' available. The grand views and closeness to the skyscrapers makes this an awesome rooftop to celebrate the new year at.

 

When: December 31

Price: GOLD – AED 1400 per person includes buffet plus house beverages and 1 glass of Champagne / PLATINUM – AED 1600 per person includes buffet plus 1 bottle of champagne with premium beverages and canape platter / DIAMOND – AED 1800 per person includes buffet plus unlimited canapé platter and ultra premium beverages.

Dress code: Classic New Year’s, elegant & stylish.

 

Other info:

  • Fantastic views

  • Loungy atmosphere

  • Tasty food

Get your tickets: Email 03094.businesscenter@fourpoints.com or call +971 (0)4 316 9726

FLORENCE

The capital of the Tuscany region and a city filled with historical attractions. The easiest way (and probably also most cosy, fun and romantic) to get a good view over all the historic sites at once is to visit one of several great Florence rooftop bars.

9. PLAZA HOTEL LUCCHESI / FLORENCE

Plaza Hotel Lucchesi

Plaza Hotel Lucchesi Florence has a very luxurious rooftop terrace, showing off with a lovely rooftop pool and an American rooftop bar called Empireo, along with an absolutely stunning view of Florence skyline and the surrounding enviroment. From here you can catch the Doumo, Fiorentina's home stadium Artemio Franchi, the Arno River and see all the way to the Tuscany Hills.

 

ABOUT THE NYE EVENT

There’s no full on party up here on New Year’s. But you can book a table for a dinner at the hotel and then around midnight there will be a toast on the rooftop to ring in the new year and watch all fireworks over this beautiful and historical city. There’s one meat menu and one fish menu to choose from. Both including wine package.

 

When: December 31, 8:30pm - late

Price: 1. Meat Menu - €85 including 5 dish dinner + wine package and Spumante on the terrace.
2. Fish Menu - €95 including 5 dish dinner + wine package and Spumante on the terrace.

Dress code: Elegant and nice

 

Other info:

  • Only dinner and rooftop toast

  • Historical views

  • Luxurious

Book your table: fb.lucchesi@toflorence.it

HONG KONG

Truly a city of the world, with one of the most iconic skylines there is. Not only that, Hong Kong is the home of a bunch of fantastic rooftop bars, including the highest rooftop bar in the world. Overall a fantastic destination for any rooftop enthusiast.

10. OZONE AT THE RITZ CARLTON / HONG KONG

Ozone at the Ritz Carlton

The world's highest rooftop bar located 480 meters up and with an outstanding view of the entire city of Hong Kong. The bar and restaurant is super luxurious and have a great party atmosphere. A much better place for a fantastic rooftop New Year's party is probably impossible to find in the whole world. Located in the Kowloon area of Hong Kong, about 10 minutes by taxi from Hong Kong Island, with views across the skyline.

 

ABOUT THE NYE EVENT

A grand party hosted by The Wizard of Ozone. Dorothy and her bunch of special friends will entertain you with interactive fun whilst the famous DJs Ari Houmous & Storm Mollison spin their records on the decks for the ultimate countdown to 2019. The highest rooftop bar in the world with views over one of the most iconic skylines you can find. The New Year’s party at Ozone is something extra.

 

When: December 31, 10:00pm – late

Price: HK$780 on or before December 1, HK$880 from December 2 onwards, door ticket HK390 available after 00:30am (subject to availability). Both tickets including a glass of Dom Pérignon champagne

Dress code: Gorgeous & Glamorous

 

Other info:

  • Highest bar in the world

  • Luxurious

  • Spectacular views

GET YOUR TICKETS 

 

 

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