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 2019/2020 (in alphabetical city order).
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.
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.
SkyLounge Amsterdam throws a sparkling blue New year’s party, called 'Sapphire Sky'. And the dress code applies to that as well. Dress in your most fabulous sparkling sapphire blue outfit 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 at 9pm. 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 'Sapphire Sky' party at the 11th floor SkyLounge.
When: December 31, Dinner: starting between 5.00pm-6.00pm, SkyLounge: 9:00pm – 3:00am (seats at Sky Lounge are first come/first served)
1. SkyLounge only: Entrance fee €150.00 per person including a glass of Champagne and a small 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 (on ground floor) + entrance fee at Sky Lounge and the ‘Sapphire Sky’ party. Excluding other consumptions.
Dress code: Sapphire blue
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
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.
They call the party 'HOLA 2020 - NYE tropical party at the top'. The rooftop opens its doors at 4pm and will celebrate NYE until 2am.
The party starts of with Siki + Hannah (Vocals + Tropical Deep House DJ) between 6-9pm. After that, the Retro VJ will keep atmosphere high all the way into 2020.
There will also be sunset packages available, as well as NYE party packages that include bottles of Moet Chandon.
When: December 31, 4:00pm – 2:00am
Price: Entrance fee after 8:00pm is IDR 150.000 (including first drink)
NYE SUNSET PACKAGES (4pm-8pm)
-Floating Pod (4-8 Pax with 1 bottle of Prosecco) IDR 1.000.000
-Sundeck (8-12 Pax with 2 bottles of Prosecco) IDR 2.000.000
-Sharing Deck (2-3 Pax with 1 bottle of Prosecco) IDR 1.000.000
NYE COUNTDOWN PACKAGES (9pm-2am)
-Floating Pod (4-8 Pax with 2 bottles of Moet Chandon) IDR 6.5mil
-Sundeck (8-12 Pax with 3 bottles of Moet Chandon) IDR 9mil
-Island Tables (2-3 Pax with 1 bottle of Moet Chandon) IDR 3.3 mil
Dress code: Tropical
Get your tickets: Email email@example.com or WhatsApp +62 81 999 895 111
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.
Red Square is Bangkok’s sole rooftop Vodka bar and a fantastic venue to discover Vodkas from around the world, sip signature cocktails, all to a stunning panoramic backdrop of the glittering Bangkok.
Set on top of Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 4, in the heart of a bustling business and entertainment district, the rooftop offer both stylish vibes and a magical (and dramatic) sunset.
RedSquare's offers a TIME SQUARE inspired evening for New Year’s Eve 2020. Starting at 8pm, this high-voltage night of celebration includes a 5-hour premium open bar with deluxe complimentary canapés, festive party favours and an in-house DJ spinning TOP 40 and Hip Hop hits.
At midnight, you’ll join in the whole crowd in a DJ-led live countdown and watch the fireworks kick off over Bangkok.
There are several different packages available for the NYE night at Red Square, all paying tribute to the Time Square theme. Book before 30 November 2019 for Early Bird-discounts.
When: December 31, 8:00pm – 1:00am
HARLEM (standing) THB 3.500, includes: 5 hours free flow Wines / Sparkling Wine / Cocktails / Draft beer / Whisky & Live food stations
SOHO (seating for 2) THB 12.000, includes: 5 hours free flow Wines / Sparkling Wine / Premium Cocktails / Draft beer / Premium Whisky & Live food stations + 1 Bottle of Champagne
UPPER EAST SIDE (seating for 4) THB 23.000, includes 5 hours free flow Wines / Sparkling Wine / Premium Cocktails / Draft beer / Premium Whisky & Live food stations + 1 Bottle of Champagne + 1 Bottle of Cîroc Vodka with free flow mixers
TRIBECA (seating for 6) THB 35.000, includes: 5 hours free flow Wines / Sparkling Wine / Premium Cocktails / Draft beer / Premium Whisky & Live food stations + 2 Bottles of Champagne + 1 Bottle of Cîroc Vodka with free flow mixers
MIDTOWN MANHATTAN (seating for 10) THB 57.000, includes: 5 hours free flow Wines / Sparkling Wine / Premium Cocktails / Draft beer / Premium Whisky & Live food stations + 2 Bottles of Moët & Chandon Champagne + 1 Magnum (1.75L.) of Belvedere Vodka with free flow mixers
Dress code: Smart casual
Food & Beverage: see menu
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, at Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit, but the eventual taxi trip here is worth every penny.
Begin 2020 on a high at Octave Rooftop Lounge & Bar, where the rooftop is turned into 'Glow in the Jungle'. Get ready to go wild to amazing views of the Bangkok skyline.
As a guets you can enjoy free-flow drinks and cocktails mixed by the professional mixologists, scrumptious nibbles and live DJs keeping you dance the night away.
There are two different tickets available, and the price depends on how high you want to celebrate: 45th floor or up on the 48th & 49th floor? Whichever you choose, Octave promises to give you a 2020-start to remember.
When: December 31, 7:00pm - 2:00am
45th floor - THB 8.500 per person, including house wines, pouring spirits, local beer and signature bites.
48th & 49th floors - THB 13.500 per person, including house wines, sparkling wine, pouring spirits, local beer and signature bites.
Dress code: Smart Cocktail Attire - White or Neon Colors
Get your tickets: Call +66 2-797-0000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
More info: facebook.com/events/
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.
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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.
Majestic Hotel in Barcelona hosts a grand New Year’s dinner and party. Or two dinners and one party actually. There is both a Gastronomic dinner at SOLC Restaurant and a Grand Gala Dinner in the Mediterráneo Event Room. After dinner, head up to the rooftop to catch the fireworks, before live music, DJ and bar continue until 3am in the Mediterráneo Event Room.
Enjoy exclusive food from a luxurious set menu with delicatessen like Foie Gras, truffle and Dom Perignon. It comes with quite a high price tag, but 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
Gastronomic dinner at SOLC Restaurant - €385 per person, includes 7 course gastronomic dinner, wine, champagne, coffee, goodie bag, live DJ and bar service at midnight.
Grand Gala Dinner - €295 per person, includes gala dinner, wine, champagne, coffee, live DJ and bar service at midnight.
Dress code: Gala or classic New Year’s outfit
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.
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.
Info about NYE 2019/2020 event to come
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.
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.
Enjoy the grand party at LH on 21 + Rooftop (LH on 22) 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, photo booth, confetti cannons, multiple live DJs and a complimentary champagne toast. A perfect setting for a great night.
When: December 31, 8:30pm - 2:00am
1. LH on 21 + Rooftop - $100-$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 6 - $2 100 includes, Express entry, 2 bottle of Dom Perignon Luminous, 1 bottles of Tito's Vodka with mixers, tray passed apps and 4 hour open bar.
3. VIP Table Package for 4 – $1 440 includes, Express entry, 1 bottle of Dom Perignon Luminous, 1 bottles of Tito's Vodka with mixers, tray passed apps and 4 hour open bar.
Dress code: Classic New Year’s. Dress for success.
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.
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.
Level 43 Sky Lounge hosts a classic New Year’s party with an exclusive menu, bubbles, live DJ and saxophone. And best of all: by midnight you will be overlooking the world-famous Burj Khalifa fireworks.
Choose between two different 'packages' available. The grand views and closeness to the skyscrapers makes this an awesome rooftop to celebrate the new year at.
When: December 31, 8:00pm - 3:00am
VIP table with direct views of Burj Khalifa - AED 1.600 p.p. Exclusive 3-course set menu, canapes, free-flowing selected beverages and one bottle of Moet & Chandon Champagne per person.
Dining table - AED 1.300 p.p. Exclusive 3-course set menu, canapes, free flowing selected beverages and one glass of Moet & Chandon Champagne at midnight.
Dress code: Classic New Year’s, elegant & stylish.
Get your tickets: Email SZR.Level43@fourpoints.com or call +971564142213
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 sveral great Florence rooftop bars.
Mixing an international and genuine Italian atmosphere, SE·STO on Arno is both a comfy rooftop bar and an excellent rooftop restaurant, perched on top of the classic Westin Excelsior in Florence.
With seating on two terraces and inside the 'glass-hut' restaurant with panoramic windows, SE·STO offers some of the best views found in the city. Both over river Arno and the entire Florence. Complemented with great food and drinks, this is truly a top rooftop venue.
For NYE 2020, SE·STO on Arno serves an amazing New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner ('Cenone di San Silvestro' in Italian). A 7-course dinner, including Scampi Carpaccio, Lobster, Veal, Foie Gras and Nougat parfait. Or if you rather choose, a completely vegan gala-menu.
Both menu's include a welcome drink, but maybe more so, a wonderful atmosphere and some amazing views to see fireworks and Florence turn from 2019 to 2020.
When: December 31
Price: Gala Dinner - €310 per person / Vegan Gala Dinner - €230 per person (welcome drink included, wines not included)
Dress code: NYE elegant
Book your table: email@example.com or call +39 055 2715 2783
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.
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 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.
Ozone offers not one, but two fantastic New Year's Eve experiences. First out is the "OOH LA LA" New Year's Eve Evening Brunch, where you can indulge in free-flow champagne and fantastic food from 6pm-9pm.
When the brunch is done and dusted, it's time for the "OOH LA LA" New Year's Eve Party. Harold Zidler invites you into the glamor of his infamous Moulin Rouge, and you can expect stunning vocal and dance performances from an eclectic cast of striking characters as they lead you through to the ultimate countdown to 2020 with the DJ.
Feel on the top of the world with a New Year's Eve at the highest bar in the world.
When: December 31, Evening Brunch 6:00pm - 9:00pm, NYE Party 10:00pm - late
NYE EVENING BRUNCH
HK$1,388 per adult with free-flow Veuve Clicquot / Veuve Clicquot Rosé Champagne
HK$1,988 per adult with free-flow Dom Pérignon Champagne
HK$2,368 per adult with free-flow Dom Pérignon Rosé Champagne
HK$590 per child (aged 3 – 12) with free-flow orange juice, soft drinks and mocktails
HK$990 per child / adult (aged 13 or above) with free-flow orange juice, soft drinks and mocktails
HK$790 per guest (on or before December 1)
HK$890 per guest (December 2 onwards)
At-the-door (subject to availability):
HK$390 per guest (entry after 12:30 am)
Both tickets include a glass of Dom Pérignon Champagne
Dress code: Gorgeous & Glamorous
For inquiries or reservations: Phone (852) 2263 2270 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wooloomooloo Steakhouse Hong Kong have perhaps the best location of all rooftop restaurants in Hong Kong, located right in the heart of Wan Chai.
There are actually two Wooloomooloos in HK, but it is the one at the 31st floor of the Hennessy building that offers an absolutely magical view of Wan Chai, Happy Valley and Victoria Harbour. The Wooloomooloo restaurant is a steakhouse with lots of fantastic meat dishes.
Wooloomooloo will host a fantastic 'Rooftop Countdown Party', with one of the best views in Hong Kong. You can choose between starting of with a 4-Course Set Dinner inside the restaurant, or heading straight to the NYE festivities on the rooftop.
Tickets to the rooftop includes two drinks and complimentary canapes that are served from 8pm to 10pm.
Expect a nice party vibe in a relaxed, yet luxurious environment, with DJ music throughout the night. From the terrace you’ll get a top-notch spot to see all the fireworks at midnight.
When: December 31, 7:00pm – late
Rooftop Countdown Party - HK$800, includes two drinks and complimentary canapes.
New Year’s Eve 4-Course Set Dinner - HK$1.880, including free entry to countdown party on rooftop.
Dress code: Smart and elegant
Get your tickets: Buy them directly at the door
Dinner reservations: Call +852 2893 6960 or Whatsapp +852 9258 6522
The capital of Malaysia has one (or two maybe) very famous and distinct marker: the Petronas Twin Towers. But they are by no means the only high buildings in the city, so it is quite easy to find great Kuala Lumpur rooftop bars with fantastic views over the city and all of Klang Valley.
The restaurant with the best terrace and view at Troika SkyDining is called Fuego. Fuego is a South American restaurant aiming to offer new tastes and a fun and festive atmosphere. The food is mainly focused on South American tapas and the cocktails are well made classics with a new twist. At the colorful terrace there is a festive and sophisticated vibe and the views you get over the skyline and the Petronas Towers are simply breathtaking.
Info about NYE 2019/2020 event to come
When: December 31
Get your tickets: Email email@example.com or call +603 2162 0886
Built on hills along the Atlantic coast, Portugal's largest city and capital is a lovely place with a great climate. And it doesn't matter if you want views over the water or the hills, a cosy place or a luxurious place. The array of Lisbon rooftop bars offers something for everyone.
Located on top of the modern and chic Hotel Tivoli, right in the center of Lisbon, you find Sky Bar Lisbon and the rooftop restaurant called SEEN. The 9th floor location and open-air feel of the terrace means there is a really panoramic view of the city on display, from downtown all the way out to the river.
SEEN has a unique concept, also found in Asia and South America, guaranteed to excite Lisbon nights and attract the hippest and the coolest.
New Year´s Eve celebrations at SEEN, which opened in 2018, offers a special dinner in one of Lisbon’s most hyped environments. Together with panoramic views of the city, you can enjoy a fantastic dinner with open bar, all served in a stylish and vibrant atmosphere.
At midnight, the fireworks will illuminate the skyline of the capital and guests will find it difficult to resist prolonging the fun with accommodation at the Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Hotel and a buffet breakfast on the first day of the year.
When: December 31, 6:30pm - 2:00am
Price: New Year’s Eve Dinner + Open Bar - €350 per person. Includes several sharing plates, main course, dessert, welcome drink, wine, beer and non-alcoholic drinks (50% discount for children up to 12 years).
Dress code: Classic New Year’s. Dress for success.
The largest city in Europe, filled with history and happenings and visited by millions and millions every year. And while the climate is by no means tropical, it is not as bad as many will have you belive, resulting in a great range of London rooftop bars. From playful and relaxed ones to really luxurious venues.
Bokan is an easy-going and sophisticated hideaway, that transports you far from the city buzz of the busy streets below. The bar and roof terrace at Bokan 39 feature a specialist gin bar, rooftop daybeds, Sunday jazz sessions, all with spectacular and striking views of London.
Explore a wide range of cocktails made by a talented team of London’s top mixologists, who will create many innovative cocktails influenced by London’s Docklands.
There are two options for New Year’s Eve at Bokan – one with a dining experience, and one for the bar.
- The dinner: Countdown to 2019 with a six-course tasting menu featuring beautifully plated dishes like Salmon tartare with Oscietra caviar / Poached half lobster / 29-day-aged Hereford beef rib / Rose water and raspberry sorbet / After Eight stracciatella ice cream.
- The bar: Enjoy Bokan 38th floor bar and 39th floor roof terrace whilst watching the fireworks as the clock strikes midnight. There is also a live DJ at the 39th floor from 11pm-2am.
When: December 31, Bar: 9:00pm – 2:00am
1. Dinner - £198 pp includes a special six-course New Year’s Eve tasting menu, including a glass of champagne at midnight (there is also an early seating available from 6pm-8pm, £95 pp).
2. Bar - £50 pp, includes a welcome drink and access to the 39th floor rooftop & terrace, and partial access to the 38th floor bar (cost is £25 pp if you stay at Novotel London Canary Wharf.
Dress code: Cocktail attire
Get your tickets: firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0)20 3530 0517
One of the most luxurious rooftop bars in London. The location is central and from the roof terrace you’ll get fantastic panoramic skyline views over London and all it’s famous buildings and monuments. This is one of the best and most famous rooftop bars in London, so expect a lot of trendy people on the terrace.
Radio Rooftop is a perfect rooftop bar for a New Year's party or just to watch the fireworks.
Radio Rooftop have a great evening planned for NYE with an amazing view of the fireworks. With panoramic vistas of the London skyline, you will be able to enjoy London's best firework display at midnight to ring in the New Year.
Expect a night of luxury and delicious canapés, open bar, live DJ set, entertainment and stunning views from one of the most popular rooftop bars in London. Doors will open at 7:30pm and the party will continue until late into 2020.
When: December 31, 7:30pm – late
Price: Table reservation: £600 - £3 500 depending on table and number of persons. All tables include a selection of hot and cold luxury canapés, artisan cheeses, sweet treats, open bar and DJ throughout the evening. Open bar excludes Sparkling Wine and Champagne.
Dress code: Dress for success. Classic New year’s outfit.
Location: Covent Garden
California dreamin', from the Hollywood Hills to the beaches of Venice and Santa Monica. Los Angeles is a city that probably do not need any further introduciton, and with location right by the pacific and a great climate, it is no surprise that it is a fantastic city for rooftop bars.
Spire 73 is perched on the 73rd floor on top of the famous hotel called InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. This is one of the highest rooftop bars in the world, and also the highest in the Western Hemisphere. The roof terrace offers spectacular views over the entire city. All the way from Hollywood to the beaches. Fire pits creates a cozy feeling among the different seats, everything from comfy lounge sofas, to classic bar stools and chairs by the edge. Except the fancy view, Spire 73 is famous for its bar. Delicious signature cocktails and a wide selection of different Whiskey’s are available.
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The Spanish capital is one of the most vibrant and lively cities in Europe, and it is in the central parts of town that you find most of the Madrid rooftop bars.
The terrace is perched on top of the luxurious hotel NH Collection Gran Via, with breathtaking city views in all directions. The space is divided in three different areas where you can sit. All with their own unique view.
The biggest area has a big bar counter and a small DJ booth. The view from here is quite magical. Sweeping city views over Madrid, as far as the eyes could see, and in all directions depending on what area you sit in.
Picalagartos hosts a classic New Year’s dinner with a party on the terrace afterwards. The dinner consists in sharing plates for starters, like the 100% Iberian acorn-fed ham, followed by 2 main dishes and some dessert.
Wine and cava to the meals is included, and you can add €30 for a full open bar. There is also a special kids-menu available.
After the dinner, the party will continue on the terrace on the 8th floor, where a complimentary cocktail will be served.
When: December 31, book your seating from 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Price: Dinner - €190 (add €30 for open bar)
Dress code: Smart and elegant attire
Book your table: email@example.com
Menu: Nochevieja 2019
More info: www.picalagartos.com/navidad
Australias second largest city, located in the southeast part of this vast country. Melbourne is a vibrant city, filled with culture along with tons of great bars and restaurants. There is also quite alot of Melbourne rooftop bars mixing the bar, restaurant and vibes and also putting in some gran views as a cherry on top.
Futuristic, stylish and industrial in setting, the Transit Rooftop Bar might only be two levels up but still offers magical views of the Melbourne skyline, the botanical gardens and the River Yarra below.
Located on top of the Transport Hotel, which is actually not a hotel but a bar / restaurant complex with Transport Public Bar on the ground floor, Taxi Kitchen one floor above and then Transit Rooftop Bar up top.
Situated right by Federation Square and the railway station, Transit has both indoor lounge and open-air terrace with quite alot of seating.
Here you can spend New Year’s Eve in full swing amongst the fireworks of downtown Melbourne, with the Transit 'Uptown Swing Party'. Get the party on with Boogie Woogie, Swinging Jazz and jumping R&B. With performance from The Shuffle Club and live DJs, it is important not to forget your dancing shoes. Dress in your Uptown Swinging best and have a NYE party to remember!
When: December 31, 8:00pm – 2:00am )
Price: $230 (early bird $190), includes 5 hour canape and drink package
Dress code: Think 'Uptown Swing'
'The Big Apple', probably the most famous city in the world and arguably one of the best cities in the world when it comes to rooftop bars and terraces. If you cannot find a NYC rooftop bar suited for you, well, then you are one of a kind.
Probably the best rooftop bar in the world during the colder days. The rooftop at 230 Fifth is equipped with some super cool rooftop igloos where you can sit on the terrace overlooking the NYC skyline while having the luxury of being cosy and heated.
The views over Manhattan and the Empire State Building as awesome from up here. A perfect New York rooftop bar for New Year’s.
230 Fifth Rooftop throws a grand NYE party with two dance floors and two live DJ’s playing non-stop dance, rock, Top 40’s and classic 80’s for you to dance the night away.
All tickets will provide access to both the penthouse and rooftop levels, and a 4 hour open bar & hors d'oeuvres (9pm-1am). You can reserve different types of tickets, everything from single tickets to table for 2-10 persons (tables also includes a bottle of champagne).
When: December 31, 9:00pm – 4.00am (doors open 8:00pm)
Price: General admission: $150 (entry only, no seating) / Table for two: $275 guest / Table for four: $250 guest / Table for six: $250 guest / Table for eight: $250 guest / Table for ten: $250 guest
Dress code: Upscale Cocktail Attire
Age: All guests must be over 21
Monarch Rooftop Bar is located on the 18th floor and is perched on the building's penthouse. From the terrace you get a stunning view over midtown Manhattan, and most of all, fantastic vistas of the famous sky scraper Empire State Building.
Up here you find a rooftop bar and an indoor lounge, both very modern and stylish with a Scandinavian-chic feel, light and airy with lots of comfy lounge sofas and bar stools.
Enjoy a 5-hour premium open bar along with complimentary amenities to include delicious appetizers, midnight champagne toast and festive party favors to boost your party feeling and holiday spirit. A perfect NYE party for partygoers, where you’ll also find a live DJ playing your favorite beats of Top 40, rock, hip hop & dance.
Although everyone receives quality service, take advantage of Monarch's special VIP seating options; indulge in Table & Bottle Service for larger groups or Couples Champagne Packages for you and your partner.
When: December 31, 9:00pm - 04.00am
Price: (more info of what’s included on link below)
1. General Admission $99
2. Ultra-VIP $209
3. Platinum $249
4. Couples VIP $689
5. Early Bird Cocktail Hour $24
6. Admission After 12:30am $49
Dress code: Black Tie Optional
St. Cloud Rooftop is located at the Knickerbocker Hotel, just off Times Square in New York. From the terrace you get a lovely view of all the sky scrapers. In fact, you are right among them.
An exclusive rooftop bar that is luxurious and modern furnished. There are seatings both indoors and outdoors, which makes St. Cloud NYC a perfect place both in summer and winter.
Ring in the New Year with an over the top and luxurious celebration, just 150 feet below the Times Square Ball - the closest live view of the event in the world. There are packages with accommodation at the Knickerbocker Hotel, or single tickets for the NYE evening.
All tickets include admission to the rooftop cocktail reception (starting at 9pm), offering live DJ’s and dance floor, premium open bar all evening, champagne toast at midnight and entertainment throughout the evening. Platinum and Gold also includes a communal-seated buffet dinner at Charlie Palmer (from 7pm).
Groups may also check out the Private Sky Box, which offers the very best views over Times Square and a dedicated butler. Among other things...
When: December 31 9:00pm - late (dinner from 7:00pm)
1. PLATINUM TICKET: $2.995 plus tax/per person, includes communal-seated buffet dinner + VIP Early Access to rooftop with reserved outdoor seating & table service.
2. GOLD TICKET: $1.795 plus tax/per person, includes communal-seated buffet dinner + VIP Early Access to rooftop (standing room only).
3. SILVER TICKET: $995 plus tax/per person, includes General Admission to Rooftop reception at 9:00pm (standing room only).
4. SKY BOX: $3.100 plus tax/per person, minimum party size of 6 and maximum of 20 to reserve.
Dress code: Cocktail attire
The home of samba and carnivals, Rio is also one of few places in the world where you can find rooftop bars with breathtaking ocean, city and beach views. With an average temperature between 25-30 degrees celsius all year round, Rio is always a great destination.
Fasano Rooftop Pool Lounge is ranked as one of the best rooftop bars in the world. Here you get a magical view of the Ipanema beach, Rio's skyline and the sea. At the rooftop bar you can order refreshing drinks, juices and tasty food with a fantastic service.
Everything here oozes quality. The interior is very luxurious with a large swimming pool in the middle of the terrace.
Fasano Hotel hosts a classic New Year’s dinner in a fancy and luxurious way. Guests are welcome in the lobby at 7:00pm to enjoy champagne and some appetizers. Dinner and the suggested wine list will be served at Fasano Al Mare Restaurant around 8:00pm.
At 11:30pm the terrace opens up on the 8th floor, where all guests are welcome with complimentary cocktails. The view from up here is magical and you can see all the fireworks over the ocean and city of Rio.
When: December 31, 7:00pm - late
Price: R$2.800 + 15% tax, includes 5 course dinner, wine package, welcome drink and free cocktails on the rooftop.
Dress code: Casual (shorts and flip-flops are not allowed)
Get tickets/Book your table: Mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call +55 21 3202-4256 (Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm)
The 'Eternal City', the capital of Italy and also the country's largest city. A heaven for both the lovers of food and history, which is probably easiest and best mixed at one of Rome's rooftop bars. Order some great cuisine, drinks and enjoy vistas of all the historical sights.
Hotel Raphael Rome has a very cozy and genuine roof terrace, that also holds a restaurant called Mater Terrae. Here you can expect very good service, great food along with cooling drinks and Prosecco. And a magnificent 360-degree view over Rome.
The whole hotel has an organic orientation, and this shows at the terrace and restaurant also. The food is vegetarian, biological and biodynamic and most of the wines from the extensive wine list are organic. So, a visit at this rooftop bar is not only good for the taste buds, but also for the soul and the environment.
The NYE dinner is held at the sixth floor at Mater Terrae Restaurant where they will offer a vegetarian tasting menu, using only the best organic and seasonal products. The menu is made by the Chef Ettore Moliteo, studied by the Michelin Star Chef, Pietro Leeman.
Dinner will be served in the inner part with large windows from which you can admire the beautiful view of the romantic city of Rome. At midnight all dinner guests will be provided with a glass of champagne and organic lentils on top of the terrace to celebrate the arrival of the new year and admire the beautiful fireworks.
For those who prefer to celebrate after dinner, there’s a possibility to book a table on the terrace only with the proposal of champagne and organic lentils.
When: December 31
Price: €250 per person, includes 10-course tasting menu & a glass of champagne at midnight (other beverage not included)
Dress code: Smart and elegant attire
Book your table: email@example.com or call +39 06 682831
Menu: New Year's Eve Menu
Located in southwestern California, right at the Pacific Ocean and the border with Mexico. San Diego offers a mix between beach and city vibes, and the rooftop bars available does just the same.
Altitude Sky Lounge is a stunning rooftop bar in San Diego, overlooking the city skyline. Here you can also see into the famous arena where the baseball team San Diego Padres play their home games. On match days people jostle along the railing to get a glimpse of the match.
When there is no match, then Altitude Sky Lounge is the perfect place for after work or just some relaxed hangout. Good drinks, great service and a modern decor.
From the lobby all the way up to the 22nd floor Altitude Sky Lounge, you can enjoy free-flowing champagne, unlimited well-drinks, domestic beers and two of San Diego premier DJs plus an exceptional selection of gourmet food stations.
A lot of food is being served throughout the evening and with the free flow of drinks, you’ll have everything you can ask for up here. Sashimi, Nigiri and fresh rolls at the Sushi Bar and carving stations, assorted desserts and a chocolate fountain to please your palate. And all this to the fantastic price of just $195/persons ($175 for early birds thru Nov 31).
'Bottoms Up 2020' means great atmosphere and magical city views of San Diego, where you also can see the fireworks in a great fashion.
When: December 31, 8:00pm – 1:00am
Price: $195 includes gourmet food and free flow of drinks.
Dress code: Smart casual
Southeast Asia's smallest country, but a grand and very modern city in itself. The Singapore rooftop bars are some of the best in the world, offering modern and luxurious settings, great views and in many cases ,fantastic rooftop infinity pools.
CÈ LA VI is a large and impressive place, and for sure one of the best rooftop bars in Singapore, and even in the world. Split in two, here you find a restaurant and sky bar on one side (views towards ocean/Gardens by the Bay) and sky deck and club lounge on the other (views towards skyline/Marina Bay).
A luxurious setting throughout, with both indoor and outdoor seating, where the terrace comes with large red umbrellas, dining tables, comfy lounge sofas and bar stools right by the edge.
CÉ LA VI has always been one of the most iconic countdown destinations in Singapore and the world. Come adorned in your swankiest casino-chic attire and countdown to 2020 with CÉ LA VI's 'Sky Casino'.
During a glamorous night you can try your luck at one of the table games and be enchanted by the Vegas-style performers. When the clock strikes midnight, this is the place to be for a front row view of the spectacular fireworks show.
You can pre-order a ticket to the festivities (starting at 8pm), but for guaranteed best views of the firework display, early table bookings, arrival and dining reservations are encouraged.
When: December 31, SKY CASINO New Year's Eve Party: 8:00pm – 06:00am
Price: NYE Standard Ticket - $138 (includes Entry + 1 Glass of Champagne)
Dress code: Casino-chic
Reservations: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +65 6508 2188
Lavo Singapore is an Italian-American restaurant with a luxurious feeling. Everything here oozes of quality. Food, service, design, view etc. The restaurant also has a fantastic roof terrace with panoramic views over the Singapore skyline and Marina Bay.
The rooftop and restaurant are perched on the 57th floor of the famous Marina Bay Sands. The loungy and luxurious feeling makes this one of the best rooftops to celebrate New Year’s at.
Welcome the New Year and catch the dazzling Marina Bay Countdown fireworks display with LAVO at its countdown party from 10:30pm, complete with free-flow champagne, wine and selected spirits, and a lavish Italian-American buffet spread and signatures that include LAVO’s famous meatball. 3-hour buffet and free-flow of drinks. Please take note that no tables will be assigned.
When: December 31, 10:30pm – 2.30am
Price: Tickets are priced at S$288.00++ per person (S$343.00 nett per person, inclusive of S$4.00 booking fee per ticket)
Dress code: Smart casual – Long pants and covered or closed toe shoes for gentlemen (please refrain from wearing pool & gym attire, robes, hotel slippers, flip flops, shorts, backpacks, gym attire, singlets and/or tank tops). Shorts are strictly NOT allowed.
More info: marinabaysands.com/restaurants/lavo.html
Sweden's capital is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Charming and friendly, in recent years there has also been a boom of new and trendy Stockholm rooftop bars.
SUS - Stockholm Under Stjärnorna (Stockholm Below the Stars), located on top of hotel At Six, offers a spacious and colorful 1200 square meters terrace with three bars, a radio station booth, rooftop gym, plenty of different hang-out places and panoramic 360-views over the rooftops of Stockholm and Lake Mälaren's inlet.
From the rooftop bar(s) you can order signature cocktails and endless classics, two different alcoholic slushies (Frozé and Friezling), beers and wine along with tasty international street food.
The SUS/At Six New Year’s party features food experiences paired with great people and the unexpected details. To get the most out of your celebrations towards 2020, you should aim for the combo of a five course dinner inside at the stylish Dining Room, followed by exclusive access to the after party up top at SUS.
An even better combo might be adding a night stay at At Six, which means you can also wake up to a lovely breakfast buffet.
When: December 31
Price: 1 395 SEK - includes a five-course dinner, one glass of champagne and exclusive access to the after party at SUS. You can also add a wine package for 690 SEK.
Dress code: Cocktail attire
Australia's largets city has it all: beautiful views, ocean, harbor, beaches, sky scrapers and fantastic restaurants / bars. And even though most of the Sydney rooftop bars are not perched at super high alltitudes, they do really come in numbers, and there is really a great selection of different type of roof terraces.
Café del Mar Sydney is a luxurious rooftop bar that brings a slice of Ibiza right to Darling Harbor and the heart of the city. Both regarding the restaurant and rooftop terrace. Up here you get a beautiful view of the Sydney skyline and the waters of Darling Harbor.
The very stylish indoor restaurant, with floor-to-ceiling windows, opens up to the large balcony terrace. With modern and comfy lounge furniture, blue and white shades and a cool outdoor bar, the beach club vibe is obvious.
The party at Café del Mar will be held among spectacular Darling Harbour water views and fireworks display. All guests will enjoy entertainment from the Grammy Award nominated DJ/Producer Todd Terry, along with supporting acts.
There are both general admissions along with VIP and dining packages available with tickets from $99+ bf. Packages includes everything from beverages, canapés and access to Private Bar and VIP area.
When: December 31, 5:00pm - 2:00am
Price: 1. General Admission - $99-129
2. VIP Package - $189-249. Includes 4-hour beverage package from 5pm–9pm / Canapés and Private Bar access / Exclusive VIP area / Balcony / VIP Lanyard & Express Entry.
3. Dining Package - $249. Includes a 5 course dinner + glass of Mumm (also includes VIP private table for the entire night).
Dress code: Smart and elegant New Year’s attire
The Royal Hotel Paddington's true gem is located on the 3rd and 4th floor, a cocktail bar called Elephant Bar & Rooftop. Up at the small but very stylish rooftop terrace you get fantastic views over the eastern suburbs of Sydney and all the way to the skyline.
The decor feels somewhat like an English garden, with old style chairs, round tables and a green hedge framing the terrace, which is also equipped with heaters and cozy hanging lanterns.
A classic and vibrant New Year’s rooftop party in the outskirts of Sydney. Tasty canapés and drinks will be served throughout the evening (4 hours), differing a bit depending on what kind of ticket you decide to purchase.
There will be DJ's keeping the atmosphere high all night. For a top level night, you should probably go for the VIP Experience, as this ticket includes access to The Royal Rooftop and the most spectacular views over the fireworks.
When: December 31, 8:00pm - 02:00am
1. VIP Experience - $225 per person. Includes a 4 hour premium beverage package with spirits, premium canapés, Moet & Chandon at midnight, access to the Elephant Rooms and The Royal Rooftop
2. Classic Package - $120 per person. Includes a 4 hour standard beverage package, canapés and access to Elephant Bar & Dining Room.
Dress code: Smart casual and chic
Known as 'The White City' due to its fine architecture and heritage, Tel Aviv is Israel's second largest city, located at the Mediterranean coast. With a nice climate year round, the Tel Aviv rooftop bars can stay open all days of the year.
Up on the 10th floor of an old parking garage in the heart of Tel Aviv you find (a bit surprising) this trendy and beautiful rooftop bar. Living up to its tagline "Drinks & Happy Food", SuraMare rooftop bar also comes with a fantastic view of the Tel Aviv skyline and surroundings. Urban chic lounge and terrace, similar to something you would expect to find in New York City.
Info about NYE 2019/2020 event to come