Where to go in KL on NYE 2018 for food, drinks and fireworks
Go out with a bang!
You're all set for Christmas (did you opt for buffet, eat-in with one of these turkey takeaways or one of these Christmas special menus?)! Next, it's time to plan New Year's Eve. Instead of roughing it out at one of the hot countdown spots in KL, why not party it out instead with awesome drinks, beats and a sure-fire view of the fireworks? Alternatively, we've thrown in a spot of two that's on the lower decibel side.
1. Crystal & Pool Side at The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur
Those who aren't keen on travelling to the KL City Centre on New Year's Eve would be delighted to know that The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur is putting on their own fireworks show—600 shots in 10 minutes.
Time: 9pm - 2am
Price: RM95++ per person (with one selected drink)
Reservations: 03 2727 6696 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Aqua Restaurant & Bar at Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur
Dine under the stars here with an extensive spread of BBQ favourites and international delights while DJ Kiddo handles the entertainment. Perfect for those who prefer to start the countdown from dinner onwards at the same location, it's also just within the vicinity of KLCC Park where the fireworks show will take place.
Time: 7.30pm onwards
Price: Starting from RM588 per person (front-row VIP tables to the fireworks display are available from 10pm onwards and are priced from RM1,400 per table onwards)
Reservations: 03 2330 8798 or email email@example.com
3. Bar Trigona at Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur
One of the hottest bars in KL will be joining forces with the hotel's The Lobby Lounge to curate an evening of dancing, live entertainment and creative cocktails. The fee includes free-flow champagne, hand-crafted cocktails, curated spirits, wines, beers and light food pairings.
Time: 10pm - 1am
Price: RM688 for three hours
Reservations: 03 2382 8888
4. Wet Deck at W Kuala Lumpur
Get that picture perfect view of the fireworks with the Petronas Twin Towers at Wet Deck on the 12th floor of the hotel! There will be special deals for the drinks while the music will be served by Wankelmut, Victor G, Victor Trixter and Nesh.
Time: 6pm till late
Price: RM180 for cover charge
Reservations: 012 347 9088
*Strict dress code applies
5. Vertigo at Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur
There are so many factors that make Vertigo one of the best New Year's Eve parties to be at. For example, it's the highest rooftop bar in town (therefore a magnificent firework display right in front of your eyes), there will be a guest DJ and the drinks are pretty cool too.
Time: 7pm till late
Price: RM80 nett per person (includes one drink); RM2,500 nett per table for 6-8 pax
Reservations: 03 2113 1888 ext. 7130
*Strict dress code applies
6. Marini's on 57 at Level 57, Menara 3 Petronas
They're calling their party "Pop, Fizz & Clink New Year's Eve Countdown with DJ Rae". Said DJ is also a singer-songwriter, remixer and producer who is known for her energetic brand of music—a mix of powerful vocals and house beats.
Time: 9pm till late
Price: RM150 for the cover charge (includes one drink)
Reservations: 03 2386 6030 or firstname.lastname@example.org
*Dress code: Roaring 20's Sassy & Classy
7. Nobu Kuala Lumpur
Think you'll be craving for Japanese come 31 December 2018? Nobu Kuala Lumpur will be preparing a 7-course New Year's Eve Omakase featuring a succulent Botan Ebi and Kanpachi, a freshly-made Butter Poached Lobster, a tantalising Smoked Wagyu with Ice Plant Dry Miso and more. Also included: A special lineup of traditional Japanese entertainment while the countdown begins for the fireworks and 2019 itself.
Price: RM645++ per person
Reservations: 02 2164 5084 or WhatsApp 019 389 5085