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Where To Celebrate Like It’s 2019 This New Year’s Eve (First Events In)
Cape Town's selection of unique, special and spectacular parties, dinners and celebrations to ring in 2019
Last Updated: 21 September 2018
There's an awesome all-white party on Heritage Square and two parties at the Silo District’s Radisson Red.
More are coming and we'll be updating this page periodically with our selection of special gatherings and events to end the year every week.
AN ALL-WHITE AFFAIR ON HERITAGE SQUARE
Shortmarket Street favourites HQ and Roast & Co. are transforming Heritage Square into an all-white wonderland – themed drinks included. The decor and drinks are classy, as is the dinner. The three-course meal at HQ, including an all-white themed cocktail, is their classic sirloin steak and a white chocolate and coconut delightfully angelic dessert. You’ll also be able to dine at Roast & Co. with another three-course meal (you’ll also get that cool all-white cocktail). How does Mzansi-fried mac 'n cheese, chakalaka salsa, sage and sour cream sound? The DJ line-up and entrance fees will be released closer to the time. Full prepayment is required to secure your booking. Dinner tickets include entrance to the festivities afterwards. And remember to don your best all-white and heavenly-inspired outfits.
When: 31 December 2018 7pm till late
Contact: HQ: firstname.lastname@example.org Roast & Co: email@example.com
Where: 100 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town
ROCK INTO THE NEW YEAR WITH RADISSON RED
The Silo District’s Radisson Red will be hosting two awesome New Year’s Eve parties. Head to their stylish OUIBar + KTCHN for a live performance with new-age pop-rock band Monark at 7pm. Tickets include your choice of burgers, tacos and fries, plus you’ll get a welcome gin and tonic when you arrive. If you’re into something a little bit more dramatic, catch the last sunset of 2018 on the RED Roof at their #PartyInTheClouds celebration. This event starts at 6pm with live singers and a DJ later in the evening. Tickets cost R2100pp and include a seafood feast and a welcome drink. Both tickets exclude the cost of extra drinks. You’ll need to prepay to guarantee your spot and space is limited, so settle on your NYE plans and book for one of these dazzling celebrations soon.
When: 6pm–2am 31 December 2018
Contact: +27 (0)87 086 1578, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: No.6 Silo Square, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
We'll be adding more to the 2018 lineup, to get a taste of what to expect, see what happened last year...
Get a feel for what will be happening by reading through last year's NYE events. We will add the selected NYE events and parties as they get released.
A ROCKIN' NYE AT SGT PEPPER
It’s time to party like a rockstar at Cape Town’s most iconic rock ‘n roll restaurant-bar! This year, Sgt Pepper’s got a lekker line-up of live acts and drop-beat-brilliant DJs. Nothing else matters except starting 2018 the right way with legendary pizzas and bees-knees party packs. If you’re feeling fancy, go VIP – you’ll have access to exclusive private and bar areas, snacks and cocktails on arrival, pizza and bubbles, party packs and plenty of pics from the professional photographer. Normal entry gets you a party pack, snacks, cocktails and professional photos, plus full access to all the live acts and DJs. The electrifying acoustic-folk-pop blend of Chico Muya will have you dancing in no time, plus a host of other magical music makers. The party starts at 8pm and goes on until late – be sure to book tickets in advance.
Cost: Tickets start at R215/p and go up to R500 for VIP
Contact: +27 (0)21 424 5608 or email@example.com
Where: 194 Long Street, Cape Town
NOTHING CRAZY: BUSINESS AS USUAL AT STROLLA
Strolla, a gem known by locals and is that bar and restaurant in Sea Point that’s frequented by everyone - from friends to parents with kids (equipped kids room with entertainment) and even loved by the cyclists (they have bike racks and open early). They have a varied menu and impressive offerings for kids to. Open from 7am - 11pm they keep it easy and simple on New Year's Eve: Nothing crazy - no expensive tickets. Business as usual - and that's perfect actually.
Contact: +27 (0)21 430 7778 or www.strolla.co.za
Opening times: 7am to 11pm
Where: 313 Beach Road | Sea Point | Cape Town
PAINT THE TOWN RED THIS NYE AT RADISSON RED ROOFTOP (limited tickets!)
End of 2017 in a ‘’Goode way’’ VIP party on the rooftop at Cape Town’s newly-opened hotel, The Radisson Red. Acclaimed DJ Roger Goode and his crew will be on the decks, summoning the new year with their infectious beats. Come chill and chow on Cape Town’s seasonal street food to the sounds of live tunes as we head towards the midnight fireworks. DJ Dino Live will warm up the crowd from 18h00, so grab a pint of Baxter’s Bitchin’ Ale while you enjoy sensational views of Cape Town as the sun sets on 2017. Dale Simpson, Curator at Radisson RED V&A Waterfront Cape Town says that the hotel is incredibly stoked to host its first New Year’s Eve party. “We’re hosting one of Cape Town’s most exclusive parties this year. Guests will get to spend the night with Roger and his crew while being treated like the ultimate VIP. This is definitely one for the calendars". For more information visit www.radissonred.com.
Cost: R1800/p includes a complimentary gin and tonic on arrival, 'Call of the loin butcher braai feast' and bubbly will be served when the clock strikes midnight.
To book: +27 (0)87 086 1578 or Baxter@radissonred.co.za
Where: Radisson RED, Silo 6, Silo square, V&A Waterfront Silo District from 6pm
GHIBLI POOL BAR AT THE RADISSON BLU HOTEL & RESIDENCE BRINGS 2018 IN STYLE
The theme for the new year’s eve extravaganza at The Radisson Blu Hotel is Carnival Night and it kicks off today - it is being hosted in their stylish Ghibli Pool Bar and Lounge. A live band will be jamming throughout the night, as well as resident DJ Vince spinning tunes, making sure you start the year the right way.
Cost: R600/p includes food, welcome drink, entertainment and entrance into this sleek city venue.
Contact: +27 21 467 4000 or www.radissonblu.com/en/hotel-capetown-residence/bars
Where: Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence 22 Riebeek street, CBD, Cape Town
DINNER & DANCING AT ROAST & CO
If you and your friends want to go somewhere new and easy going in the city this year make it Roast & Co. This freshly opened restaurant offers farm-to-table style food, as well a swanky courtyard bar. Roast & Co. is laid back and a "where friends catch up" place, but they do know how to party with 'all day rose' or 'secret beergarden' saturdays. This 31 December, DJs will start spinning the decks from 9pm until late at the courtyard, which is spacious enough to dance the night away.
Cost: Tickets start at R595/p, includes set dinner and a complimentary Tanqueray cocktail.
Contact: +27 (0)21 424 6372 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Heritage Square (next to HQ), 98 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town
DRESS UP FOR DINNER AT HQ’S MASQUERADE BASH
The dress code this year is “black venetian”. Think sexy gowns, crisp suits and intricate masks that conceal all but the twinkle in your eye. The restaurant will be decorated in glittering jewels and dark colours. There'll be food and wine, and some of Cape Town’s best-loved DJs.
Cost: R795/ for welcome cocktail and canapes, followed by a three-course dinner. Proof of payment is required to confirm your booking.
Contact: +27 (0)21 424 6373 or email@example.com
Where: Heritage Square, 100 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town
LAUGH YOUR WAY INTO 2018 WITH CAPE TOWN COMEDY CLUB
Start 2018 off on a happy note at the Cape Town Comedy’s annual New Year’s Eve party featuring the jazz band Airbourne as well as comedian Kurt Schoonraad as the host. The Cape Town Comedy Club, billed as one of the top 10 comedy clubs in the world, has stellar entertainment and great food. Come ready in your smart casual gear and to laugh your socks off.
Cost: Tickets are R1500/p and include a welcome drink on arrival, a 4-course meal and wine-pairing, and a glass of bubbly for the countdown. Tickets available from Computicket and Shoprite. Doors open at 6pm, while the show starts at 7pm.
Contact: +27 (0)21 418 8888 / +27 (0)79 495 3989 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: The Pumphouse, 6 Dock Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
FIVE-COURSE DINNER AT CAPE TOWN MARRIOTT HOTEL CRYSTAL TOWERS
This swanky, yet unpretentious hotel is the perfect venue for an evening of celebrations and clinking of chilled glasses of bubbly. It’s also the perfect excuse to bring out that party dress that’s been itching for a night out, or that fancy tie that’s just collecting dust. You’ll be tucking into crayfish bisque, cured smoked Norwegian salmon, lamb shoulder, pineapple parfait, and friandise (a variety of small sweets and preserved fruits). The Crystal Venue is also hosting a party that will go into the early hours of the morning.
Cost: R700/p includes the five-course meal and complimentary drink. For the Crystal Venue party, R450/p gets you in.
Contact: +27(0) 21 525 3888 or email@example.com
Where: Corner of Century Boulevard and Rialto Road, Century City, Cape Town
DINNER AND FIREWORKS AT MAReSOL
Watch a dazzling display of fireworks at the acclaimed V&A Waterfront from MAReSOL. This Portuguese-inspired restaurant sits perfectly in the harbour to allow for panoramic views of both the city and harbour, and with a four-course dinner (with a Portuguese twist) in store it certainly is a picturesque way to celebrate New Year's. Guests are invited to arrive from 7pm, where they will be met with Moët & Chandon and oysters. True to Cape Town tradition there will be a beautiful display of fireworks over the bay, and MAReSOL will have the front row seats.
Cost: R1950/p for a four-course dinner, which includes bubbly and oysters, table reservations will only be confirmed once a deposit has been made. Find out info about what the four courses entail on their site.
Contact: +27 (0)21 425 3385 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Slipway, Pierhead, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
BE SPOILT FOR CHOICE AT TOBAGO'S RESTAURANT AND BAR
We’re all a little eccentric somehow, and on NYE the seaside hotel is hosting a Charlie’s Mad Hatter Tea-themed dinner party. You’ll be hosted for an extravagantly flamboyant three-course meal so don’t be late for this very important date. Not too far from that affair, a winter wonderland, magically titled ‘Exquisite Ice Forest’ awaits guests for hours of whimsical fun. Toast to the promise of the new year during a delicious four-course meal.
Cost: Charlie’s Mad Hatter Tea will cost R1495/p while the Exquisite Ice Forest experience will set you back R2275/p. This includes the full dinner, welcome and NYE countdown drinks, as well as a fantastic firework show when the new year rings in.
Contact: +27 (0)21 441 3000 or email email@example.com
Where: Mouille Point, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
BOTTOMLESS BEER AND WINE AT THE TAPROOM
Craft beer lovers should aim to spend their night at Devil’s Peak Brewing Company’s Taproom. Not only do these master local brewers have a selection of beers on tap to please an array of palates, they have a pretty fine wine list to add to their evening's offerings, too. The drinks are accompanied by a three-course meal, that starts off with canapés and finishes off with a decadent chocolate mousse dessert.
Cost: R1250/p for food, unlimited beer and wine on tap.
Contact: +27 (0)21 201 1401 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: 95 Durham Avenue, Salt River, Cape Town
MAKE THE MOST OF THE DAY & EVENING AT MANGA
The Asian contemporary restaurant in Mouille Point deliciously covers the spectrum of your favourite Eastern cuisine dishes (Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai and Japanese). They will be operating with business as usual over the festive season to ensure that you take advantage of this easygoing spot gem of a restaurant. Not to mention that they are running their killer Two-For-One specials on both Tuesday and Thursday throughout summer. With no entry ticket or queue to stand in, Manga offers a great alternative for spending your New Year's Eve.
Contact: +27 (0)21 202 2720
Opening times: Monday to Friday 10.30am to 10pm. Saturday to Sunday 8am to 10pm
Where: Cnr Rothesay and Beach Road, Cape Town
EASY BREEZY AT SOTANO
For Mediterranean food, live music, (every Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and wine, wine, wine, Sotano is the best place to be if you don’t want to be swamped by crowds - plus they are open on the usual hours on New Year’s Eve. Stay all day (it’s just that kind of vibe), and even come back tomorrow for brunch.
Contact: +27 (0)21 433 1757
Opening times: 7am to 11pm
Where: 121 Beach Road, Mouille Point, Cape Town
MOTHER CITY CAMP OUT
Keen to ring in 2018 without breaking the budget – and create some sweet memories while you're at it? Once in Cape Town, in partnership with Greenpop, have got you covered. Focus on doing something a little out of the ordinary on the Cape Town NYE scene by grabbing your besties (or take a solo adventure to meet some like-minded and interesting people) and head to Table Mountain National Park for an exclusive four-day New Year’s Eve rustic glamping experience. Each day has planned activities – from sunrise yoga to watching a movie under the stars, and includes a daily breakfast. The event places focus on green, off-the-grid living. The campsite being use is solar-powered wherever possible, recycles waste and uses organic waste for re-compost. This forward-thinking, conscious camp out is a great way to ring in your ideals for 2018.
Cost: Each tent costs a total of R3500, and either two-man or three-man tents can be purchased, making the price between R1360/p - R1750/p.
Contact: For bookings contact +27 (0)87 625 0639, email email@example.com or book your tent online, here.
Where: 73 Kloof Nek Road, Cape Town
RIO CARNIVAL AT AZURE RESTAURANT AT THE TWELVE APOSTLES HOTEL
You’re cordially invited to the Twelve Apostles Hotel And Spa carnival-themed New Year's Eve party. This festive-themed venue is one of Cape Town’s finest hotels, and promises to be a magical night as only the Twelve Apostles can deliver.
Cost: R3250/p covers canapes and a glass of bubbly on arrival, a six-course meal, French Champagne at midnight and live entertainment.
Contact: + (0)21 437 9029 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Azure Restaurant, Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town
NEW YEAR’S EVE SUNSET HIKE AT DELVARA FARM
Watch the sun set on 2017 with a hike through the Delvera Farm vineyards. Marked as a 9.75km circular route, this one's for the whole family. You are encouraged to pack picnic baskets (or reserve one at R80/p) and camping chairs. You can start arriving at Dirtopia Trail Centre at Delvera Farm from 4:30pm. Remember to wear walking shoes and bring along a jacket and torch for when the sun sets.
Cost: Hike is R150/p for adults and R60/p for children under 10 years-old. Price includes a shuttle service at the end of the hike (for the kids or adults who need a lift back), a map and a glass of bubbly (juice for kids). As mentioned R80 will be charged for picnic baskets, these need to be arranged two days before the event.
Contact: +27 (0)21 884 4752 or email@example.com
Where: Dirtopia Trail Centre at Delvera Farm between Klapmuts and Stellenbosch
FOOD AND WINE PAIRING AT THE BEAUTIFUL BENGUELA COVE LAGOON
If you’re dreaming of a quiet New Year’s Eve, then head out of town to Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate in Hermanus. The views alone are enough to make any visit worthwhile, with a 360-degree panorama of hills and rows of vineyards along the banks of Botrivier Lagoon. Along with this spectacular setting they will be serving a special New Year’s Eve dinner, accompanied by live music.
Cost: R650/p to R850/p and includes a welcome drink, glass of bubbly at midnight and set menu. After dinner guests can enjoy the countdown to 2018.
Contact: +27(0) 87 357 0637 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate, R43, Botrivier Lagoon, Hermanus
NEW YEAR'S BLISS, BASH, BLAST WITH OUDE LIBERTAS
Deciding on how to bring in the New Year can sometimes prove difficult, but, we’re here to help you with the decision. The Oude Libertas Amphitheatre in Stellenbosch is putting on a stellar show guaranteed to keep you talking for weeks to come. The festivities kick off at 4pm with a picnic out on the lawn area – don’t forget to pack your picnic baskets! The entire evening will have entertainment from a live band consisting of musicians Jaconell Mouton, Schalk van der Merwe, Tim Rankin and Henry Steel, as well as solo artists Tracy-Lee Olivier, Granville Michaels and more. The dance floor and bar will be open all night.
Contact: +27 (0)21 809 7473/7380 or email@example.com
Where: Corner of Oude Libertas Road and Adam Tas Road, Stellenbosch
RING IN THE NEW YEAR AT REUBEN’S AT THE ONE&ONLY
To have a seat at celebrity chef Reuben’s acclaimed restaurant the One&Only you’ll need to book early. After dinner, guest are free to join the after-party and countdown to 2018 at the Vista Bar and Lounge, with its panoramic views through the wall-to-ceiling glass. The restaurant and Vista Bar will be open for drinks throughout the night.
Cost: R2750/p, for a three-course dinner, a glass of bubbly upon arrival, and party afterwards.
Contact: +27 (0) 21 431 451 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where: The One&Only Cape Town, Dock Road, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town
A GALA DINNER AT THE ROCKWELL DINNER THEATRE
As only the Rockwell Dinner Theatre knows how, there is no doubt that this New Year’s Eve they are out to entertain you. There will be shows throughout the night, featuring an edition of their award-winning “Kaapse Stories in the Mother City". At midnight, expect a Kaapse Klopse procession. Some of the dinner options include crayfish, beef fillet and prawn curry.
COST: R1950/p for a 3-course meal, children aged between three and 14 pay half price.
Contact: +27 (0)76 144 4809 or email@example.com.
Where: 32 Prestwich Street, Green Point, Cape Town
LIVE BAND AND DJ AT SEELAN BISTRO & BAR
Well-known restaurateur Seelan Sundoo says their New Year’s Eve party “just keeps growing from strength to strength”. The partying will start at 7pm with live entertainment from Marce Underwood and her band. Food will be tapas and canapés to start, seafood platters for mains, and the ultimate dessert plates to end off your meal. Once the dining comes to an end DJ Roach will take over and play into the early hours.
Cost: R1800/p for the entertainment, food, and a bottle of wine for two.
Contact: +27 (0)21 421 4906 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Shop 8, Quay 5, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
DINING AND ENTERTAINMENT AT VILLA 47 EMPORIO ITALIIANO
This New Year’s Eve, you don’t have to choose between having a classy dinner at a stunning restaurant or partying at a trendy bar - Villa 47 Emporio Italiano is giving you a chance to do both! Their three-story eatery will be hosting celebrations at each of their dining and entertainment venues to ring in the New Year. Chef Clayton Bell is preparing a mouth-watering four-course dinner with cocktails on arrival and a complimentary bottle of MCC for two at Locanda, their relaxed Italian bistro on the ground floor. If you are looking for a more adventurous meal, try a fine-dining experience at Pierino Penati with Chef Michelangelo D’Oria and indulge in a delectable five-course dinner with a bottle of champagne for two. Once you’ve enjoyed your feast, head to their Seta Fusion Cocktail Bar and party your way into 2018 with DJ Haldon Burns on the decks.
Cost: R1200/p for the four-course meal at Locanda, while the five-course dinner at Pierino Penati is R1500/p
Contact: +27 (0)21 418 2740 or email@example.com
Where: Villa 47 Emporio Italiano, Cape Town
ENJOY JIMMY NEVIS AND ARD MATTHEWS AT LA PARADA CONSTANTIA NEK
Gather your mates and head to La Parada Constantia Nek for a New Year’s Eve to remember. Cape Town superstar Jimmy Nevis and former Just Jinjer frontman Ard Matthews will be bringing you some of their best tunes, while local DJ Will Travel invites you to dance the night away.
Cost: R450/p for general access tickets. R1500/p for a three-course dinner at Harbour House (just next door) including a glass of bubbly, as well as your ticket to the event. Or, enjoy a tapas-style dinner from the à la carte menu at La Parada. Please note tickets to the event and the dinner at La Parada are sold separately.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Where: 1 Hout Bay Road, Constantia, Cape Town
NEW YEAR’S EVE SAILING AT THE ALBA
Are you looking for something unique to do this NYE? How about some fine dining on a boat, while having the best view of the fireworks? Still intrigued? Then check out The Alba for an exclusive sailing and dining experience around Table Bay Harbour. Get into 2018 with great food, entertainment and breathtaking views of the city for one NYE you won’t forget.
Cost: R2500/p, includes a 4-course meal, a cruise experience and Moët & Chandon on arrival. The cruise departs at 8pm runs until 1am and guests are expected to arrive 30 minutes before cruise departure.
Contact: +27 (0)65 975 8060 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Pierhead, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
NO NEED TO QUEUE WITH QUAY FOUR
A place of leisure for many Capetonians and tourists, Quay Four delivers on quality food and service – and let’s not forget about the spectacular views of the V&A Waterfront and its surrounds. Gather some friends and enjoy your night at a venue famous for throwing a great NYE celebration. On top of that, you’ll enjoy some great views of the fireworks adding that magic touch to an eventful evening.
Cost: Option one costs R1200/p, with includes a three-course meal in the Tavern, as well as a glass of Moët & Chandon on arrival. Or take it up a notch and opt instead for the R1950/p option, includes a five-course meal Upstairs@ restaurant, as well as a glass of Moët & Chandon on arrival. Contact Quay 4 for menu details. Join the party from 7pm until late.
Contact: +27 (0)21 419 2008 or email@example.com
Where: Quay Four, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
MARDI GRAS AT BEERHOUSE
Nothing says festivities like free tequila shots and Mardi Gras beads at Beerhouse this NYE. On the menu for the night is live entertainment, from the iconic Michael Canfield. He has performed with the likes of Johnny Clegg, this rock ‘n roll oldie has only gets better with age. Enter 2018 with a beat to your step, as there will be a DJ from 11pm.
Cost: R50/p gets you in and eligible for the specials that will be running all night long.
Contact: +27(0)21 424 3370 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: 223 Long Street, City Centre, Cape Town
CRW BAR PRESENTS A SPECTACULAR NYE PARTY – IBIZA STYLE
The only rule at Crew Bar this New Year’s Eve is that there are no rules… and dancing on the couches is very much encouraged. Renowned for their Pink New Year’s Eve events, it’s all happening again at Crew Bar in Napier Street, Green Point. The action starts at 8pm and expect to dance the night away with three dance floors and nine bars to ensure everyone has a good time. This awesome party venue recently had a makeover which has brought about more space for dancing all night long. Get ready for an unforgettable party to say hello to 2018!
Cost: from R250/p – R950/p
Where: 30 Napier Street, Green Point, Cape Town
LOU LOU'S MASQUERADE PARTY
As the new kids on the block, Lou Lou’s is having their first New Year’s Eve party and it is sure to be a memorable one. Calling all the glamour kings and queens, this is the night to go all out with your outfit. Whether its bedazzled, sequined or the traditional Venetian, be as creative as you can, and don’t forget your masks because it won’t t be a masquerade ball without them! From Argentinian prawns, to Norwegian salmon the five-course menu is also sure to delight every palate.
Cost: General admission starts at R650/p. If you want to upgrade, R850/p covers canapes and entrance. Indulge in the five-course set menu for R1295/p. Alternatively, book a booth for you and seven friends – at R12 000 for eight people, which includes admission, a choice of two premium bottles from GH Mumm, Chivas Regal, Avion Reposado Tequila and Absolut Elyx, this is a sweet deal. What’s more, mixers and canapes are included too.
Contact: For more information or enquiries, visit www.loulous.co.za or email them email@example.com.
Where: 27 Somerset Road, Cape Quarter Square, De Waterkant
PARTY TILL LATE AT SGT PEPPER ON LONG
Party like a rockstar at Sgt Pepper, the 300 sqm restaurant, bar and events venue on Long Street. For New Year’s Eve Sgt Pepper will have live entertainment, kick-ass DJs, party packs, a professional photographer and, of course, their legendary pizzas. There will also be a VIP section, with a private and exclusive bar, where you get snacks and a cocktail on arrival. That party starts at 8pm till late.
Cost: From R225 per person. Or pre-book your VIP ticket for R500 per person.
Where: 194 Long Street, Cape Town
LIVE MUSIC, CANAPES AND FUNKY BEATS AT PIANO BAR
In the trendy suburb of De Waterkant, a swanky evening is planned at Piano Bar from 7pm. This party’s theme is Gold Rush, so it’s bubbles and oysters on arrival, coupled with live music, canapes and drinks as guests countdown to 2018. Two bands will play into the night and DJ Biaggi, hailing from Ibiza, will play at the Skybar (rooftop bar).
Contact: Bookings are imperitive and can be done through firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: 47 Napier Street, De Waterkant, Cape Town
PARTY HARDY AT THE VILLAGE IDIOT
The Village Idiot, a highly-popular pub on Loop Street with a quirky lounge feel to it, is playing host to a lively NYE party, with resident DJ Oskar taking to the decks to ensure party-goers see off the year with a bang. Dinner will be served over three courses from 7pm, providing enough fuel to last you well into 2018.
Cost: Pre-sale tickets starts at R100/p and entry at the door on the night is R150/p, both inclusive of a glass of bubbly upon arrival. Dinner and entry costs R700/p.
Contact: Tickets available from email@example.com or 021-4181548.
Where: 32 Loop Street, Cape Town
SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL AT ACES ‘N SPADES
Usher in the new year by letting your hair down at one of the city's best rock & roll bars - Aces ‘n Spades. This uncomplicated New Year’s Eve jol requires no pre-booking and no dress code. Simply rock up, pay R100 at the door, enjoy a complimentary cocktail on arrival and then take advantage of happy hour - which over spans four hours - with drinks half price from 6pm - 10pm. The DJ's start spinning tunes from 9pm.
Cost: R100/p, includes a complimentary cocktail on arrival.
Contact: No booking is required but you’ll be able to check out more details on their website www.acesnspades.com/site
Where: 62 Hout Street, Cape Town
FIRE & ICE NEW YEARS EVE DINNER LETS OUT EVERY ELEMENT
New Year's Eve at the Fire & Ice Hotel starts with a bottle of bubbly for two, followed by a sumptuous three-course meal. Guests can expect their last meal of 2017 to be a grand affair. Expect orange-cured Norwegian salmon roses with wasabi drops, slow-stewed lamb goulash with chermoula yoghurt and a multitude of others. After dinner, move over to the bar and keep the drinks flowing as the clock ticks down to midnight. There will be a DJ on the decks from 10pm to 1am, so be sure to bring your dancing shoes.
Cost: The dinner is R395/p and includes a complimentary bottle of bubbly for two.
Contact: For reservations contact firstname.lastname@example.org or +27 (0)21 488 2555
Where: New Church Street, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town
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