40 amazing rooftops to welcome 2021 in style

High time to let 2020 go! Find the best venues in 7 of the world's major cities to get an eleavted end to the year.

December 9, 2020
Rooftop party New Year's Eve 2020-2021

With a 2020 that did not live up to expectations (to say the least), it feels like many of us look forward to New Year's Eve and the start of a new year more than ever. And while the celebrations in many cases will not be like we are used to, there are rooftop bars around the world where you can say hello to 2021 in style.

This guide will take you to some fantastic and elevated venues in 7 of the world's major cities where you can enjoy a NYE rooftop party, social distancing-style. Top spots in Bangkok, Dubai, Hong Kong, London, New York, Singapore and Sydney to indulge in drinks, bites and beautiful firework views.

So just scroll down, and hopefully you will find a 2021 NYE rooftop perfect for you.

Bangkok / NYE 2021

How will New Year's Eve 2021 be in Bangkok?

The bar and restaurant scene in Bangkok is close to ‘normal’, and there are many fantastic rooftop bars where you can give an elevated goodbye to 2020.

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Mahanakhon Bangkok SkyBar

Mahanakhon Bangkok SkyBar

On the top floors of the King Power Mahanakhon, Bangkok's new, iconic and pixelated landmark, you find Mahanakhon Bangkok SkyBar. A modern brasserie and skybar, as well as Thailand’s highest restaurant and bar. Opened in summer 2019, this is definitely the new spot to be seen, and to see tha Bangkok skyline from high up above. Expect breathtaking 360-views in all directions.

Set over several floors, Mahanakhon offers to options to finish 2020 in style. In the Skybar on th 76th floor you can enjoy a New Year’s Eve Countdown dinner, wich include a 5-course dinner with 1 glass of N.V Louis Roederer Brut Premier, and complimentary access to the rooftop. The cost is THB 5 900 per person.

At the 78th floor rooftop bar you can take part in Bangkok’s Highest Countdown. From 5pm to 2am, the evening will include a full line-up of DJs and live entertainment featuring Joey Boy and The TOYS, as well as spectacular views over the fireworks. The price is THB 4 999 per person.

More info about the event here.

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1826 Mixology & Rooftop Bar

1826 Mixology & Rooftop Bar

1826 Mixology & Rooftop Bar is a fantastic cocktail bar perched on the 26th floor of the Rembrandt Hotel & Suites Bangkok in central Bangkok. While the hotel has been around for a long time, the rooftop bar is quite a new addition to the Bangkok rooftop scene. Modern, sophisticated and stylish in decor, the al fresco terrace also comes with a fantastic view over the Bangkok skyline.

To say farewell to 2020, 1826 Bar will host a Masquerade Rooftop Party. From 8pm to 2am, the night will start with live performance by Watermelon Band Thailand, followed by a DJ that will transform the bar into a ravishing party scene. The cost is THB 2 999++ per person, which include canapes and four hours of free-flow beverages.

More info about the event here.

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Scarlett

Scarlett

Scarlett Rooftop Wine Bar & Restaurant is a very stylish and intimate, yet vibrant and cool, Bangkok rooftop bar and restaurant. Perched on the 37th floor of the Pullman Bangkok Hotel G, in the middle of Silom Rd, this is the place for both great dinners, cool drinks and amazing views. The main part of the rooftop is an elegant and spacious indoor lounge and restaurant, but there is also a 120 sqm open-air and lush terrace, offering both lounge spots and amazing front-row bar stools where you can indulge in fantastic views over the Bangkok skyline and the Chaopraya River.

For NYE, Scarlett will host a Femme Fatale NYE Countdown Party. Come dressed in your best black and red outfits and begin your evening by indulging in Scarlett’s a la carte menu, which includes an array of Festive specials, and French Champagne. As the evening moves on, you can dance the night away with funky beats from DJ Fen, spinning the perfect tunes to kick off 2021.

To secure a spot you need to place a deposit, at THB 4 000 for bookings of less than 6 persons, and THB 10,000 for more than 6 persons. The later option will also give you 1 free night stay on 31st December in a G Deluxe Room at the Pullman Bangkok Hotel G, plus THB 1 000 food and beverage credits to be spent on Scarlett’s New Year’s Day Brunch.

More info about the event here.

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Above Eleven

Above Eleven

Above Eleven is a wonderful Bangkok rooftop bar, located on the 33rd and 34th floor of the Fraser Suites Sukhumvit building in Bangkok. Awesome in design, the rooftop bar resembles a city park with structural trees, a maze and even a bathroom with a fantastic view of the Bangkok skyline. The view from the terrace and rooftop bar at Above 11 Bangkok is equally magnificent, with amazing panoramics over all the city skyscrapers.

To welcome 2021, Above Eleven will throw a New Year's Eve White Party. From 6pm till late you can enjoy a specially curated dinner with fantastic entertainments to match, with a 5-course set dinner and the countdown party for THB 3 000++. Or, if you want to skip dinner and go straight to the party starting at 10pm, the cost is THB 1 000, which include 1 premium drink/cocktail, as well as fantastic firework views and great entertainment.

More info about the event here.

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Belga Rooftop Bar & Brasserie

Belga Rooftop Bar & Brasserie

Perched on the 32nd floor of the Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, right in the heart of Bangkok, you find Belga Rooftop Bar & Brasserie. A casual, chef-driven and contemporary rooftop bar and restaurant, that brings a large slice of Belgian influences to the Thai captial. Modern and stylish in setting, the rooftop comes with seating both indoors and out on the open-air terrace, where you can indulge in amazing and panoramic views over the Bangkok skyline.

Belga Rooftop Bar invintes you to bid adieu to 2020 in two ways. Either with New Year’s Eve Sundowner from 5pm to 7pm, where the last sunset of 2020 also will include 2-hour free-flow champagne, at THB 2,990++. Or come for the New Year’s Eve Party from 5pm to 1am, which will include festive specials including the signature seafood tower, festive platter, foie gras, parfait, heady concoctions, Belgian beers and an extensive selection of premium wines and champagne while DJ Nana & DJ Sam spin their signature tunes. There is a minimum spend of THB 5 000++ per person for a spot on the outdoor terrace.

More info about the event here.

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Sky on 20

Sky on 20

A really nice and chill Bangkok sky lounge, offering amazing 270 degree views over the city skyline. The roof terrace is located at the 26th floor of the luxurious hotel Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20. The terrace feels like a small roof garden and the atmosphere is relaxing and super nice. 6 days of the week there’s a live DJ performing to the magical views of Bangkok. The seventh day, the DJ is replaced by a live band.

The last night of 2020 will also include Latin and House DJ all night long, during the Rooftop Thai Tropicana New Year Countdown Party. Starting at 9.30pm, the entrance fee is THB 2 500, which include free flow of Sparkling Wine, Red Wine & White Wine, Chang Beer and Vodka/Tequila/Gin/Whisky with mixers. You can also book different table packages, from 2 to 10 people.

More info about the event here.

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Cielo Sky Bar & Restaurant

Cielo Sky Bar & Restaurant

From Cielo Sky Bar you get a magical 360-degree view of Bangkok, and there are plenty of "front-row" seating including sofas, tables and chairs. If you are not afraid of heights, it's a really cool experience. The setting at the rooftop is a bit like 1960's elegance mixed with art deco, combined with a relaxed atmosphere and good and quick service. Up here, all are welcome, from the single visitors to the large family.

To count down to 2021, Cielo offers a really special NYE party. On the 46th floor you can enjoy an International Buffet at the ‘regular’ Cielo from 6pm to 2am, at THB 4 800 per person for a city view seat, or THB 5 800 for a river view seat. This will also give you free entry to the unique Helipad Countdown Party at floor 50. From 8pm to 2am, the helipad will be filled with dance music, party animals, live DJs and amazing 360 views. A ticket to just the party cost THB 1 500.

More info about the event here.

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SEEN Restaurant & Bar

SEEN Restaurant & Bar

If you like luxury, relaxation and stunning views, AVANI Riverside Bangkok Hotel has a great rooftop terrace in Bangkok to visit. Called SEEN, this is a trendy, modern and art déco inspired rooftop bar and restaurant set over two floors and offering a lot: amazing views over the Bangkok skyline and the Chao Phraya river flowing outside, international fusion food from awarded chefpreneur Olivier da Costa, fantastic mixology cocktails and a vibrant and stylish vibe with live DJs setting the tone.

To end 2020 in style, SEEN will host an eroticirque celebration called Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. The night will include a four-course dinner with free-flow drinks and spectacular shows from death-defying acrobats and Madame Rouge’s dazzling dancers, plus live music from Trix’O’Treat. As the countdown approaches, the party moves to the roof for toasts, celebrations and a dazzling firework display over the river.

Dinner is from 8pm to midnight, and the price is between THB 10 000++ to THB 12 000++ depending on seating. You can also just go for free flow of drinks at THB 7 500++, or a countdown walk-in, which cost THB 2,021++ per person including two drinks.

More info about the event here.

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Top Knot Rooftop Bar & Restaurant

Top Knot Rooftop Bar & Restaurant

The very Top Knot Rooftop Bar & Restaurant is found on top of Hotel Once. Here you find a luxurious and spacious terrace, with room for both numerous food and beverage guests. Both indoor lounge and open-air rooftop, the interior is modern and stylish, and while the rooftop is "only" on the 10th floor (low by BKK standards), you still get a great view over the city skyline and the Chao Praya River.

To welcome 2021, Top Knot will throw a rooftop party called Finale Night Fireworks. Starting at 8pm, the fiesta will include international comfort food stalls, free-flow beverages (including wine, beers and spirits), live band playing everything from Swing Jazz to Thai Hits list, finished with the fireworks scene over the Chao Phraya River. Tickets are at THB 3,500++ (THB 4,200++ for walk-in) and include free-flow serving of food from 8pm to 11pm and free-flow serving of drinks from 8pm to 12pm.

More info about the event here.

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Dubai/ NYE 2021

How will New Year's Eve 2021 be in Dubai?

Almost all sectors in Dubai are currently open, so this is a city where you can enjoy a NYE pretty close to a 'normal' one. Preferably on top of a rooftop bar, with great views over the impressive fireworks.

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Treehouse Dubai

Treehouse Dubai

Treehouse Dubai rooftop lounge is found at the luxurious Taj Dubai, located in the heart of Business Bay. Equipped with a rich Renaissance décor, the terrace is stylish and impressive in itself, but comes with views that are even more impressive: uninterrupted panoramics over Burj Khalifa, Dubai Downtown and the Business Bay skyline. Soulful lounge beats and a chic atmosphere makes this one of the top rooftops in Dubai to enjoy the high life.

To say goodbye to 2020 in style and enjoy an unforgettable New Year's night, with prime views of the Burj Khalifa fireworks, you are invited up to the Treehouse to take in all the action from 8pm onwards on 31st December. Starting from AED 1 750 per person, the night will include resident DJ Taylor playing favourite tracks, gourmet delicacies, live grill and bottomless drinks (from 8pm to 1am, then there is a paid bar from 1am to 4am).

For reservations, call +97144383100 or email fbreservations.dubai@tajhotels.com. More info can be found here.

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Level 43 Sky Lounge

Level 43 Sky Lounge

Located 155 meters above ground, at the 43rd floor of Four Points by Sheraton, Level 43 is a magnificent open air terrace, offering a magical 360-degree view. Stylish and sleek, the terrace blends in with all the modern skyscrapers surrounding it, packed with a cool, calm and classy vibe.

December 31, Level 43 welcomes you to ring in 2021 with the best views in the city. From 8pm to 2.30pm you can experience an unforgettable New Year's Eve with an exclusive menu, bubbles, live DJ and saxophone overlooking the world-famous Burj Khalifa fireworks. Tickets cost AED 800 per person and includes a 3-course set menu and free-flowing house beverages.

More info about the event here.

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Pure Sky Lounge

Pure Sky Lounge

Located on the 35th floor of the Hilton Dubai The Walk, Pure Sky Lounge comes with not one but two rooftop terraces. Decorated in a rather classic beach side lounge style, the rooftop offers an amazing view over the Palm Jumeirah and the Arabian Gulf.

From 8.30pm to midnight, you can end 2020 on a high on both terraces. The Marina Terrace serves a brunch menu with bottomless drinks, at AED 1350 per person for sea view, and AED 1050 per person for marina view. On the Palm Terrace you can enjoy unlimited drinks and canapés, at AED 1350 per person for sea view, AED 1050 per person for cocktail table and AED 950 per person for indoor seating.

More info about the event here.

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Siddharta Lounge

Siddharta Lounge

One of Dubai's most stylish and luxurious rooftop terraces, found at the 5-star Grosvenor House Hotel in Dubai Marina. While it is not at all the highest rooftop in the city, you still get a superb 360-view over Dubai Marina, The Palm Jumeirah and onwards to the Arabian Gulf.

For NYE 2021, Siddharta Lounge invites you to ring in the New Year under the sky. Packed with stylish tunes from the resident DJ, dancers and acrobats, and an exceptional dining experience from the Asian-fused menu, the stage is set for a night to remember. AED 1,900 gives you a 4-course sharing menu inclusive of selected premium house beverages, and there is also an option with beverages for AED 1,600.

The evening dress code is Glamorous.

More info about the event here.

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K2-ZerO at Park Regis Kris Kin

K2-ZerO at Park Regis Kris Kin

The rooftop at the Park Regis Kris Kin has long been home to one of the best rooftop pools Dubai has to offer, and one of the best views over the city skyline, since it is located a bit outside of downtown Dubai. Since October 2019, the terrace is also home to K2-ZerO rooftop lounge and bar, where all can enjoy a jazzy ambience, drinks, bites and the amazing views.

To end 2020, K2-Zero invites you to countdown the new year in style. They offer a live BBQ along with unlimited sparkling grapes and house beverages for AED 499 (AED 399 before December 16th), from 9pm to 1am. There is also a NYE Dinner available at the indoor Kris With a View.

More info about the event here.

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Asia Asia at Pier 7

Asia Asia at Pier 7

Asia Asia is a cozy, luxurious and award-winning rooftop bar and restaurant in Dubai, located on the 6th floor in the Pier 7 building. While that is not the rooftop spot, the Asia Asia terrace, shaped as a large balcony, still offers some real lovely views over the Dubai Marina. Asian-inspired in decoration, this is a venue to enjoy Pan-Asian specialties, along with amazing Asian-inspired and creative cocktails.

From 8pm to 2pm on NYE, Asia Asia host an event called Golden Geisha. Starting from AED 700, this will give you an evening with an unlimited sharing menu including, served as you gaze over the stunning marina view and the back drop of the Dubai skyline.

For bookings, call 04 276 5900 or email info@asia-asia.com, and more info about the event can be found here.

Hong Kong/ NYE 2021

How will New Year's Eve 2021 be in Hong Kong?

The situation in Hong Kong is a bit uncertain, with restaurants, bars and clubs almost back to normal since September, but new restrictions as of late November. Restaurants are however allowed to stay open, with a maximum of two guests per table. And a few rooftops have NYE celebrations planned.

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Wooloomooloo

Wooloomooloo

Wooloomooloo Steakhouse probably holds the top location of all the best rooftop restaurants and bars in Hong Kong, located right in the heart of Wan Chai. Found on the 31st floor of the Hennessy Building, here you get an absolutely magical view of Wan Chai, Happy Valley and Victoria Harbour. Set over the two floors, the lower level is an indoor steakhouse with lots of fantastic meat dishes, while the upper level and open-air rooftop terrace is a spot for relaxing drinks and snacks.

To end 2020, the Wooloomooloo Wan Chai rooftop lounge will host a New Year’s Eve Countdown Party. The cost is HK$400 NET per person, including 2 drinks and some truly amazing views.

Read more about the event here.

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SKYE at Hotel de Park Lane

SKYE at Hotel de Park Lane

SKYE Roofbar & Dining is located on the 27th floor of the five star Hotel de Park Lane, right opposite Victoria Park. Up at the rooftop bar you get some real magical views, not only over the park, but panoramic vistas of the city skyline and waterfront. Both a rooftop restaurant and bar, SKYE Dining serves great contemporary French cuisine in a very stylish indoor setting, while the large terrace is home to SKYE Roofbar, sleek and futuristic in décor, with lounge sofas and a really majestic round and illuminated bar.

SKYE Dining celebrates the New Year with a NYE Set Dinner. At $1,980 per person, the menu has 8 courses, including Foie Gras Pavé, Smoked Bluefin Tuna Belly, Pan-roasted Wild Sea Bass and 100-day Grain Fed Angus Beef Filet. See the full menu here.

Book and find more info about the event here.

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Popinjays

Popinjays

Found on top The Murray on Cotton Tree Drive, Popinjays offers a sophisticated and quite fantastic Hong Kong rooftop experience. Up on the 26th floor you find both a bright and stylish indoor restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows, wrapped with a 420 square meter outdoor terrace, offering amazing views over the impressive Hong Kong skyline.

The Murray offers a wide range of festive options during the holiday season, at several dining destinations, including 4 options for New Year´s Eve at the Popinjays Rooftop. The early birds can visit for a semi-buffet lunch at HKD 598 per person. Then there is a 4-course Gala Dinner at HKD 1 388 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm, followed by a 5-course Gala Dinner at HKD 1 888 from 8.30pm to late. From 9pm until late you can also visit for a free entry Countdown Party with live DJ performances.

More info about the NYE events, and all other festive events at The Murray can be found here.

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Piqnic

Piqnic

As far as charming rooftops go, it does not get much more charming than the Piqniq rooftop dining terrace, found on top of H Queen’s in the heart of Central. Offering a setting out of the ordinary, Piqniq mixes sweeping views from Victoria Harbour to the Peak with a colorful and artsy decor, including beanbags, fairy lights and the famous Yayoi Kusama polka-dot pumpkin.

To celebrate the end of 2020, Piqniq host a New Year's Eve Countdown Party under the stars, where you can dance the night away with live music and free-flow Moet & Chandon Champagne. The celebrations starts at 10pm and goes until late, with different packages available:
BEVERAGE PACKAGE PER PERSON:
HK $888 per person free flow 10pm-1am - (Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial NV Champagne, wine, aperol spritz & beer)
GROUP PACKAGE FOR 4 - 5 GUESTS:
HK $3,888 - 2 bottle of Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial NV + 1 bottle of spirit (Choice of vodka, gin, whisky, tequila + mixers)
GROUP PACKAGES FOR 6 - 9 GUESTS:
HK $6,888 - 4 bottles of Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial NV + 1 bottle of spirit (Choice of vodka, gin, whisky, tequila + mixers)

More info about the event can be found here.

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London/ NYE 2021

How will New Year's Eve 2021 be in London?

Since the writing of this article, London has moved into Tier 4 (as of Sunday 20 December). This means restaurants, bars and pubs must close (they can still provide takeaways and delivery services), and therefore no NYE celebration at the rooftop bars in London will be possible.

London is currently placed in Tier 2, since England came out of its second national lockdown on 2 December. This means pubs and bars serving substantial meals can stay open until 11pm. So while there will be no watching fireworks from a London rooftop, some rooftop bars still offers a great evening up until closing.

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Radio Rooftop Bar

Radio Rooftop Bar

Offering panoramic views over pretty much all of the famous landmarks in London, the trendy and luxurious Radio Rooftop Bar is found perched on top of the ME London by Melia in Convent Garden.

For the last night of 2020, Radio Rooftop offers a special NYE menu, together with STK. Served from 5.30pm to 10pm, the cost is £185 per guest, which include welcome champagne cocktail, cold and warm canapés, a main of either USDA Prime Rib Eye or a vegetarian option with Honey Roasted pumpkin, and a dessert of STK Sharing Board and Festive Mini Desserts.

Book your table here, and see the full menu here.

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Jin Bo Law

Jin Bo Law

Set on the 14th floor of Dorsett City London, Jin Bo Law Skybar comes with a setting that is just about as stylish as the views. Here you surrounded with bronze and marble, as well as amazing views over the London skyline.

Known for serving curated, unique and well prepared cocktails nightly, Jin Bo Law will let you welcome the year 2021 with open arms DJs, canapes and plenty of champagne. Open from 6pm to 11pm, you must purchase a drink package to get in on the fun. There are three options, from the MOET & CHANDON PACKAGE at £125 to the DOM PERIGNON EXPERIENCE at £900, which includes welcome cocktails and Dim Sum Selections.

If you want to continue the celebration past 11pm, the tip is to book a room at Dorsett City London.

To book and find more info, click here.

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Skylight

Skylight

Skylight rooftop bar at Tobacco Dock is very much an adult playground for year round fun. All complemented with great views of the London skyline. This is an old carpark turned into a lush garden rooftop oasis, where you can play a game of croquet or petanque, watch big sporting events or just chill with street food, cocktails and beers from the stalls found throughout the rooftop.

NYE means just an eventful evening as pretty much always at Skylight. Here you can leave 2020 outside the gates and enter a cosy, twinkly world of wintery festive fun. From midday to 10pm there will be DJ’s playing throughout the day, 3 countdowns, special NYE cocktails and food. Visit the Après Ski Lodge, book the Skylight Rooftop Igloos or enjoy one of the three screenings at Skylight Cocktail Cinema.

Just choose what you want to do, check out the full range of options here.

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Madison

Madison

The Madison restaurant and rooftop bar is set on top of the One New Exchange building, serving great views over the London skyline, and most of all, a really cool close up view of St. Paul’s Cathedral. Packed with great atmosphere, Madsion balances the mix of looking quite posh but still having a relaxed and friendly feel.

To end the year, Madison invites you to a Saxually Active New Year’s Eve. Starting already at noon, the early birds can enjoy the 12-3pm New Year’s Eve brunch. Surrounded with soulful melodies, you can indulge in two courses for £50 or three courses for £55 with a glass of Taittinger.

Later on, there is a three courses option for £95 per person, including a surf’n’turf to share with a 450g sirloin, whole lobster and truffle mac’n’cheese. With live music from 5.30pm onwards with Dave Silcox, it promises to be a great end to 2020.

Find more info about the NYE event here.

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Mercer Roof Terrace

Mercer Roof Terrace

Set on top of the fantastic hotel Vintry & Mercer in the heart of the City, the Mercer Roof Terrace is a stylish and beautiful rooftop restaurant and bar. Elegant and sophisticated, the rooftop mixes a cosy indoor restaurant, with floor-to-ceiling glass doors opening up to an open-air terrace, with amazing views over the London skyline.

To bring on 2021 in style, Mercer serves a special NYE menu. At £119 per person, the menu includes a glass of Charles Heidsieck Champagne, starters, Egg Yolk Raviolo, Poached Scottish Langoustine, Josper Raosted Beef Filet, Goat Cheese Parfait and Saffron Poached Pear. Yum!

See the full menu here.

New York/ NYE 2021

How will New Year's Eve 2021 be in NYC?

Since November 13, all bars and restaurants in NYC needs to be closed between 10pm to 5am. So if nothing changes, there will be no midnight countdown on the New York rooftops. But some venues offers a great setting for some NYE fun before the year really ends.

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230 Fifth

230 Fifth

One of the largest and most famous rooftop bars in NYC, named after its location at 230 5th Ave. Serving magical views of the Manhattan skyline, with the Empire State Building as a mighty focal point, 230 is open year-round: open-air and refreshing during summer, cosy with heaters and rooftop igloos during winter.

To end the year, 230 Fifth would like to say: F*ck 2020, it´s finally 2021!. Our guess is many feels the same way. From 6-10pm on New Year´s Eve you can enjoy Chef’s selection of appetizers and bottle packages. The cost to reserve a table is $100 per person, and $125 per person for an igloo. This includes chef selection platter and a bottle of liquor/champagne.

More info about booking and the event can be found here.

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Haven Rooftop

Haven Rooftop

Situated on the roof of the five star luxury boutique Sancturay Hotel, Haven Rooftop is light, airy, nicely decorated and set over three levels. Found just a minute away from Times Square, the rooftop offers a great view in the middle of Manhattan. Serving American cuisine, craft cocktails, and cool music, Haven is a great spot for elevated summer fun, but also for cosy winter experiences.

For NYE 2021, the rooftop serves a prix fixe menu during three seatings. At $149, seatings are available at 4pm, 6pm and 10pm. Mail events@sanctuaryhotelnyc.com or call 212.466.9000 to reserve a table.

More info about the event can be found here.

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Savanna Rooftop

Savanna Rooftop

Located on the 12th floor in Long Island City, the Savanna Rooftop terrace offers some amazing views over the Manhattan skyline. Drawing inspiration from the savannas of Africa, it is a perfect spot to enjoy a hot New York summer night with views, but thanks to the heated and enclosed 'Sky Suites' it works fantastic in winter as well.

The 'Sky Suites' is also where you can bid farewell to 2020, and say hello to 2021, with full views over the East River and the NYC skyline. Presenting a socially distanced and fully weather controlled VIP New Year's Eve experience, Savanna has two seatings for NYE. The Sunset Seating is from 3pm to 6pm, and includes a private glasshouse for your group, bottle(s) of Moet Champagne, hats & noise maker to set the party atmosphere, and a selection of light hors d'ouevres ($350 for 2-4 persons / $500 for up to 6 / $750 for 7-10 persons).

The NYE Evening Tables are from 6pm to 10pm, and includes a private glasshouse for your group, welcome champagne reception, full premium specialty cocktail open bar, NYE chef's tasting menu, bottle(s) of Moet Champagne, premium bottle service, mini macrons, and hats & noise maker to set the party atmosphere ($600 for 2-4 persons / $800 for up to 6 / $1200 for 7-10 persons).

More info about the event can be found here.

Singapore/ NYE 2021

How will New Year's Eve 2021 be in Singapore?

Bars in Singapore are allowed to stay open (with safety measures), but there is no serving of alcohol after 10.30pm. So you can ring in the new year and catch the fireworks on a rooftop bar, there will just be no champagne in your glass.

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CÈ LA VI

CÈ LA VI

Set on top of one of the world's most famous and expensive buildings (Marina Bay Sands), CÈ LA VI Singapore is located about 200 meters above sea level. Not surprising, the view from up here is just breathtaking, spaning from the ocean, over the skyline and the Marina Bay, and also over the amazing infinity pool. Luxurious and impressive, the rooftop is splited in two, with a restaurant and sky bar on one side, and a sky and club lounge on the other.

To say sayonara to 2020 and welcome 2021, Ce La Vi Singapore host a White Hot New Year’s Eve in the Sky Lounge from 4pm to 1am. The dress code is Head-to-toe White, and you can enjoy a festive menu, as well as the Marina Bay "Shine a Light" light show every 15 minutes from 8pm to 11.45pm.

A deposit of $50 will apply for standard bookings with a 2-hour time slot. For sofa table bookings with no time restriction, a minimum spend will apply.

More info about the event can be found here.

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1-Altitude

1-Altitude

1-Altitude is the highest rooftop bar in Singapore, and also the highest al fresco bar in the world. Situated on the 63rd floor of One Raffles Place, up here you get truly spectacular 360-degree views of the entire city and out over the ocean. A multi destination, with several venues on the top three floors of the building. And the top floor Gallery & Bar also works as a rooftop viewing gallery during the day, turning into a buzzing rooftop lounge at night.

To end 2020, 1-Altitude invites to a New Decade Of Celebrations, which does not only celebrate the new year, but also marks the 10th Anniversary of the 1-Altitude rooftop bar. From 4pm onwards on December 31, you can reserve High Tables from $180 per person, a small sofa table for $1200 or a sofa table for $1600. We dare to promise a great atmosphere and some amazing firework views.

More info about the event can be found here.

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Southbridge

Southbridge

For the best Singapore River views, Southbridge rooftop bar is the place to go. Located above the myriad of bars and restaurants along the very popular Boat Quay river walk, Southbridge is somewhat an oasis above it all. With a beautiful, csoy and intimate setting, this is a venue to enjoy both oyster from all over the world, as well as an impressive array of crafted cocktails.

To end 2020, Southbridge host a New Year’s Eve special, named as something most of us can agree on: This Year Sucks, Let’s Shuck. From 5.30pm onwards you can gather round your closest for some tip-top good times and overload on sumptuous oysters and non-stop tipples. Bookings are essential and start at $88++ per person.

More info about the event can be found here.

Rooftop party New Year's Eve 2020-2021
LeVeL33

LeVeL33

LeVeL33 has one really unique selling point - it is the world's highest urban microbrewery. But that is actually not all, as it is also a restaurant and lounge. Equipped with a modern and stylish Dining Room and a Social Lounge with big copper brewing tanks behind it, the top spot is still the rooftop terrace, offering bar stool seats right at the edge and absolutely magical views of the Singapore skyline, Marina Bay and out towards the ocean.

Up at LeVeL33 you can welcome 2021 with a celebratory dinner, served with a slice of stunning views. There are two options: a 4-course dinner with a glass of Champagne or Brut Beer, with early seating 5pm to 7.30pm @ $138++ per guest, or late seating after 8pm @ $188++ per guest. The other options is a 6-course Chef's Selection @ $298++ per guest, from 5pm onwards including a glass of Premium Champagne or Brut Beer.

Call +65 6834 3133 / +65 8511 4613 for reservations, or read more about the evening here.

Rooftop party New Year's Eve 2020-2021
Mr Stork

Mr Stork

Located on the 39th floor of the Andaz Singapore, Mr Stork rooftop bar is really something special, and a true urban oasis high above the city bustle. The spacious, lush and circular rooftop terrace covers the complete floor, resulting in fantastic and panoramic 360-degree views over the Singapore skyline and the ocean. With a rooftop garden feel, the rooftop is also home to ten really cool tepee huts, designed to look like stork baby carriers (hence the name Mr Stork).

To ring in 2021, Mr Stork offers different festive season specials. The New Year’s Eve Celebration Package is available as First Seating from 3pm to 6pm at SGD 178 per person, or Second Seating from 7pm to 10.30pm at SGD 198 per person. The New Year’s Eve Dom Perignon Package is available as First Seating from 3pm to 6pm at SGD 888 per person, or Second Seating from 7pm to 10.30pm at SGD 888 per person.

Here you can see what the packages include, and here you can reda more about the event.

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Loof

Loof

The first standalone rooftop bar in Singapore continues to go strong, despite all the competition that has popped up throughout the years. This shows that Loof is doing a lot of things right. Not the venue with the most grand views in the city, this garden-like 3rd floor terrace is instead the place for fun times and good vibes.

December 31, Loof will countdown to the New Year with 2021 Lai Liao. Starting already at 3pm, this is the place to bring your cheers and down some beers. The Early Bird package from 3pm-5pm comes with free-flow spirits, wines and beers at $60++ / guest. Date Lai Liao is for the cosy couple, with a bottle of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut Champagne and a round of our signature cocktails at $198++. Groups of up to 5 go for the Squad Lai Liao, which include a bottle of premium spirits, a bottle of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut Champagne, and a round of shooters at $498++.

More info about the event can be found here.

Sydney/ NYE 2021

How will New Year's Eve 2021 be in Sydney?

While cafes, restaurants and pubs in Sydney must follow a ‘COVID Safe’ plan, they can stay open as normal, which means you can enjoy one of the world’s most famous firework shows from a rooftop bar this year as well.

Rooftop party New Year's Eve 2020-2021
Bar Ombré Rooftop

Bar Ombré Rooftop

Found on top of the Gateway Building, above the hustle and bustle of Circular Quay, Bar Ombré is a laid-back and intimate rooftop bar, offering a perfect mix of Riviera vibes and Sydney views. Filled with lush greenery and colorful furniture, the beautiful terrace also offers some beautiful views, especially if you manage to time a sunset across the Harbour Bridge.

To (finally) say goodbye to 2020, Bar Ombré Rooftop invites you to rise above the crowd and welcome 2021 with a rooftop party. For $350 per person you can ring in the new year over a sky-high 5-course Italian feast, 3-hour unlimited beverage package (from 7 pm – 10 pm), non-stop live entertainment from DJ Def Rok and Soul Nights and an exclusive birds-eye view of Sydney’s New Year’s Eve.

More info about the event can be found here.

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Glenmore Hotel

Glenmore Hotel

Located at The Rocks, Glenmore Hotel is a real Sydney classic. Built in 1921 and last renovated in 2012, it comes in an old colonial English tradition with a modern touch. The three level establishment has a ground floor public bar, a cocktail bar and private rooms and the middle and then the real gem up top, the rooftop bar where you get an unbeatable panoramic view of Sydney Harbour, the Sydney skyline and the Opera House.

On the last day of 2020, Glenmore Hotel invites you to socially distance into the New Year. With front row seats to the city’s most iconic landmark, you can indulge in an indulgent set-menu, 3-hour premium drinks package with overflowing champagne, and an amazing line-up of live bands all night long. The price is $149 per person.

More info about the event can be found here.

Rooftop party New Year's Eve 2020-2021
Sweethearts Rooftop

Sweethearts Rooftop

On top of Potts Point Hotel, close to Kings Cross Station, you find the casual, fun and trendy Sweethearts Rooftop. Urban chic and vibrant in feel and decor, with a mix of picninc tables, bar tables, string lights and plants, this is a great Sydney rooftop bar for nice tunes and good times. With retractable roofing and portable heaters the Sweethearts terrace can stay open in all weathers and every day of the year.

From 7pm on New Year’s Eve, you can dance 2020 away at Sweethearts Rooftop. The night includes 4 hour bottomless premium beverage package and roving canapés, as well as live funky beats from the Got Soul Collective. Tickets starts at $130 per person, and after midnight you can continue the party at the Potts Point Pub until 4am.

More info about the event can be found here.

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Zephyr

Zephyr

Perched on top of the five-star Hyatt Regency Sydney, which is actually the largest lux-hotel in Australia, the Zephyr rooftop bar is just about as luxurious. The 12th floor terrace comes dressed in a sleek and exclusive nautical inspired costume, and offers some amazing waterfront views across Sydney’s Darling Harbour.

Here you can welcome 2021 with a sky high celebration, with a night that apart from panoramic views of Sydney’s Darling Harbour also includes DJs playing non-stop, live food stations and a four hour beverage package. At $399 per person, this is truly a premium way to ring in the New Year.

More info about the event can be found here.

Rooftop party New Year's Eve 2020-2021
Royal Hotel Paddington

Royal Hotel Paddington

The Royal Hotel Paddington is a multi-level and multi-space establishment, located in (surprise) Paddington. With sports bar and pub on the ground floor and Verandah Bar serving gastro pub food on second floor, the real gem is the 3rd and 4th floor cocktail bar, called Elephant Bar & Rooftop. Up at the small but very stylish rooftop bar 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 terace, which is also equipped with heaters and cosy hanging lanterns.

To celebrate the new year, Royal Hotel Paddington will throw a C YA LATER 2020! party. To gain access to the rooftop, you should buy a Gold Package (cost $225 per person), which includes: 4 Hour Premium Beverage Package (starts 8pm) and 10 Canapés + Grazing board, as well as a big amount of fun.

More info about the event can be found here.

Rooftop party New Year's Eve 2020-2021
Smoke Bar at Barangaroo House

Smoke Bar at Barangaroo House

Found by the harbour at Barangaroo, Smoke Bar is stylish and sophisticated waterfront rooftop cocktail bar, aiming to bring a slice of LA and NYC vibes to the heart of Sydney. Perched on top of the striking Barangaroo House (which also includes House Bar and Bea Restaurant), the wooden decked terrace offers smashing views over the harbour, and it is a prime spot for Sydney sunsets.

Bangaroo House inivtes you to say farewell to the year that was 2020 and party at all three levels, and we would of course recommend you do so at the rooftop Smoke Bar. From 7pm, there will be live entertainment from Kali, Touch Sensitive and Wax’o Paradiso. Tickets are $349 and include an unlimited 3 hour beverage (with signature cocktails, Balter, international premium wines, house spirits and a glass of Taittinger vintage champagne at midnight), along with a share feast of singature dishes.

More info about the events on all levels can be found here.

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Above 319

Above 319

Opened in 2019, the hot and trendy Vibe Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour does not only come with a fantastic heated rooftop pool, but also a swanky rooftop bar, called Above 319. The rooftop bar comes with a sophisticated yet vibrant lounge vibe, and is open for everyone to enjoy panoramic views over Darling Harbour and the Sydney skyline.

From 8pm to late, Above 319 will throw a New Year's Eve Party. For $139 you can celebrate the new year with delicious canapes and a 3 hour beverage package, which includes La Gioiosa Prosecco ARA Sauvignon, Philip Shaw Chardonnay Apostrophe Shiraz and Grenache Mataro Bonamy’s Apple Cider.

More info about the event can be found here.

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