Where is the best New Year ’s Eve (2011 – 2012) party in Mumbai?
A] Best Free Public New Year Eve Party in Mumbai (2011 – 2012)
This is a Mumbai tradition where large crowds gather at the Gateway of India to ring in the New Year. At the stroke of midnight, the large ships in Bombay port hoot their whistles to bring in the New Year. The Gateway Of India New Year Party is probably the largest New Year eve street gathering in Mumbai.
CAUTION: Since this is a large gathering of people, women sometimes get harassed. Single women, or even a group of women, should be extra cautious. For 2011-12 New Year eve, Mumbai police has created two separate sections – one for women + families and the other for general public. Mumbai police’s eve teasing squad will also be out in full force. So it should be a safe and enjoyable New Year’s eve at the Gateway of India. Expect to get stuck in traffic.
Along with the Gateway of India, large crowds welcome the New Year at Chowpatty beach and along Marine Drive. An open air party along the sea side with friends is an ideal way to welcome 2012.
Expect huge traffic jams.
Sea, friends, Mumbai street food and booze. All the ingredients for an enjoyable New Year party.
CAUTION: Since this is a large gathering of people, women sometimes get harassed. Single women, or even a group of women, should be extra cautious.
B] Best Paid New Year Eve Party in Mumbai (2011 – 2012)
1] Blue Frog (Lower Parel) New Year Party
Blue Frog’s New Year Party starts at 9:00pm with “Victor and the Crows” (retro, classic band). This is followed by DJ Russell (classic tunes and house music).
Blue Frog New Year Party Cost: Couple Rs 8,000; Single Rs 4,500. Dinner buffet included in the cost of entry. (Blue Frog Contact: 24954999).
2] Hard Rock Cafe (Lower Parel) New Year Party
Resident DJ Roane will play hits at Hard Rock Cafe. No live music.
Hard Rock Café New Year Party Cost: Couple Rs 8,000; Single Rs 5,000. Unlimited starters and alcohol. (Blue Frog Contact: 24954999).
3] Zinc (Lower Parel) New Year Party
Only 150 couples will dance the night away with DJ Ronald.
Zinc New Year Party Cost: Couple Rs 6,000; Single Rs 3,500. Unlimited food and alcohol.
4] Tryst (Lower Parel) New Year Party
Laser show and live dancers.
Tryst New Year Party Cost: Couple Rs 6,600; Single Rs 3,800. Unlimited food and alcohol. Some tables cost more.
5] Dome (Marine Drive) New Year Party
In house DJ Eman and saxophonist Jarrod Wood will entertain guest on New Year’s eve.
Dome New Year Party Cost: Rs 10,000 per person. Buffet and unlimited alcohol. (Dome Contact number: 39879999)
6] Bonobo (Bandra) New Year Party
2 DJs (Addy & RayG) will play at this lounge.
Bonobo New Year Party Cost: Couple Rs 6,000; Single Rs 4,000. (Bonobo Contact number: 26055050)
7] Hawaiian Shack (Bandra + Juhu) New Year Party
Classic rock and hip-hop/house will be played at different levels by their in house DJs.
Hawaiian Shack New Year Party Cost: Couple Rs 4,000; Single Male Rs 4,000; Single Female Rs 2,000. Unlimited food and alcohol. (Hawaiian Shack Contact number: 26058753)
8] Sahara Star (Vile Parle) New Year Party
This party has it all – Bollywood celebrities (Neha Dupia, Jacqueline Fernandes), music director (Vishal & Shekhar), laser show, fireworks. Guests can also stay over at the hotel.
Sahara Star New Year Party Cost: Rs 12,500 per person. Room package is extra. (Sahara Star Contact number: 39807444)
9] Aurus (Juhu) New Year Party
Max 450 people at this New Year Party. Expect to dance the whole night through.
Aurus New Year Party Cost: Couple Rs 10,000. (Aurus Contact number: 67106667)
10] Vie Lounge (Juhu) New Year Party
Vie Lounge has a masquerade party.
Vie Lounge New Year Party Cost: Couple Rs 7,000; Single Rs 4,000. (Vie Lounge Contact number: 26603003)
11] Trilogy (Juhu) New Year Party
Only for couples. Music to suit all tastes will be played here.
Trilogy New Year Party Cost: Couple Rs 3,000. (Trilogy Contact number: 66924455)
12] VITS Hotel (Andheri East) New Year Party
DJ Himesh will play Bollywood hits from 7:00 pm onwards.
13] Wild Wild West (Andheri West) New Year Party
American and continental food followed by dancing on their dance floor.
Wild Wild West New Year Party Cost: Couple Rs 3,500. Unlimited food and alcohol. (Wild Wild West Contact number: 26732916)
14] Westin (Goregaon East) New Year Party
Enjoy sumptuous food and dance away to DJ Gary.
Westin Contact Number: 67361050.
15] Essel World (Gorai) New Year Party
This is a funfair cum New Year’s party. In addition to the Essel World rides, there are entertainers (jugglers, clowns, etc) and 3 dance floors. DJ Notorious will provide the music.
Essel World New Year Party Cost: Rs 1,190 per person. This covers only entry fee. (Essel World Contact number: 65280305)
16] Indulge (Palm Beach Road, Navi Mumbai) New Year Party
The New Year party at Indulge will be one of the most exciting parties in the Navi Mumbai. In addition to a dance floor, there is also a family banquet hall.
Indulge New Year Party Cost: Couple Rs 4,000; Single Rs 2,500. (Indulge Contact number: 27563830)
17] Pizza By The Bay (Churchgate) New Year Party
DJ John will play a wide range of music from House to Bollywood. The party starts from 9:00pm.