Gig Guide: Where to Party for New Year's Eve 2016

This year's must-see New Year's gigs, parties, events.


Wednesday, December 28



Why you should go: Pack your instrument of choice and practice your song for this Wednesday’s edition of World Extravaganza. It’s going to be an open mic night so this is your chance to belt out your holiday blues.

Other details: Event starts 7:30 p.m. For inquiries and table reservations, contact 0917-445-7056.


Thursday, December 29



Why you should go: Let's end the year with this Wicked Party! Mark your calendar, get up and dance your way to this event!

Other details: Party starts 7:30 p.m. P200 entrance fee, consumable. First 50 guests will only be charged P150.



Why you should go: Are you on a new year state of mind yet? Celebrate the end of this year at Overtime on December 29 and let loose with your co-workers and enjoy 1+1 special on selected shots and bottles!

Other details: Party starts 10 p.m. Call or text 0917-883-2704 for guest list and table reservations.


Friday, December 30



Why you should go: Come and celebrate this year's season finale with a proper singalong at Catch272 on December 30! They will be singing opening and closing themes of TV shows, both local and international. Performances and costumes are highly encouraged.

Other details: Singing starts 9 p.m. Entrance is free! Just buy yourself drinks and food.



Why you should go: Join TIME for another night of quality house music at the CASA Year Ender happening on Friday. Turning up the party in the Main Room are Bombi Balquiedra, Manolet Dario, and Maarten. In the Roof Deck, Neal Lim and Bing Reyes are in charge of the party.


Other details: Doors open 11 p.m. For inquiries, contact 0977-823-1197.


Saturday, December 31



Why you should go: Welcome 2017 with a bang at Eastwood! The party features American singer-songwriter Phoebe Ryan, and local performers Rachelle Ann Go, Darren Espanto, Up Dharma Down, Quest, Autotelic, Sud, Maude, and Lenses. Catch the Grand Fireworks Display and Dazzling Star Drop at 12 midnight!

Other details: Party starts at 6 p.m. Entrance is free!



Why you should go: Resorts World Manila ’s 2017 countdown promises to be bigger than the 2015 festivities with feasts, performances, and surprises. The night features performances from Lea Salonga, Bamboo, Jon Santos, Sophie Edelstein, and more!

Other details: Mass starts 6 p.m. and the dinner and show start by 7 p.m. For tickets, call Ticket World at 891-9999.



Why you should go: Welcome 2017 with a blast! There's a dinner buffet and jazz band at the Rosemary Ballroom, and a dinner buffet and DJ Franco at the Firefly Roofdeck!

Other details: Festivities start 6 p.m. Buy your tickets for P2,017 net per person. 



Why you should go: This New Year’s Eve, experience a splendid spectacle at The Manila Hotel. Indulge in great food in the Champagne Room, Cafe Ilang-Ilang,or Mabuhay Palace as you wait for the clock to strike 12, then enjoy a Countdown Party on the last day of the year with the Filipinas Band performing at the Lobby Lounge.

Other details: Dinner starts 6 p.m. and festivities start by 9:30 p.m. Packages start at P2,188 net to P3,800 net. For reservations, call the Food and Beverage team at 527-0011 local 1261-1262.




Why you should go: Catch a full view of the city’s skyline, as fireworks light up the sky at FLAME. The restaurant will have two seatings, each with its own menu by Chef Luis Chikiamco.

Other details: The first seating is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. wth five courses, at P4,000 net per person, with complimentary glass of Chandon Sparkling Wine. The second seating is from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. with seven courses, at P5,500 net per person, with Moët & Chandon Champagne, and chocolate dipped strawberries at midnight.



Why you should go: Dance your way into 2017 at The Bellevue Manila's New Year Countdown Party! 2016 will go down with a bang because you can party out loud at the Vue Bar with your favorite tunes performed live by All Access Areas. 

Other details: Doors open 7 p.m. Show starts and cocktail buffet opens at 8 p.m. Ticket price for adults is P2,650 and for kids, P1,800. For more information, call 771-8181 or e-mail



Why you should go: Sofitel transports guests to Paris, France with gastronomic offers, live musical entertainment, and exciting raffle prizes this New Year’s Eve with Midnight in Paris. The magnifique Parisian soiree and New Year’s Celebration will be held at the Grand Plaza Ballroom.

Other details: Festivities start 7 p.m. Midnight in Paris is available at P4,850 net per person which includes signature French dishes with free-flowing sparkling wine, beer, and iced tea from 7 p.m. Ticket holders will be entitled to complimentary access to the Le Bar after-party.




Why you should go: Enjoy front-row seats by the bay as the evening skies come alive at midnight to cap off 2016. Welcome the new year in style and revel in year-end euphoria with live entertainment and a cocktail buffet perfectly paired with amazing views of Manila Bay.

Other details: Dinner starts 8 p.m. For reservation and inquiries, call 683-3914 or e-mail



Why you should go: End the year in style and land back in the '80s at the New Year Countdown Party at B Hotel! Enjoy a stellar dinner and live music by Kudos Loves Eighties!

Other details: Party starts 8 p.m. Ticket prices are P1,800 net for adults and P1,000 net for children. For inquiries and ticket reservations, call 990-5000 or e-mail



Why you should go: Celebrate the grandest party at the Poolside and dance the night away to the beats of DJ Euric and Roda King! Get access to the Poolside Party when you avail the NYE dinner buffet and set-menus in Benjarong and UMU.

Other details: Party starts 8 p.m. Ticket is priced at P1,800 per person with unlimited standard spirits, beer, and wine from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Reservations required. Call Restaurant Reservations at 238-8888 local 8841 and 8430.



Why you should go: Gather your squad and welcome the new year at Crimson Hotel. The Great Gatsby Countdown features live band entertainment, a buffet spread, cocktails, DJ Allen Hernandez spinning dance hits and 2,017 balloons for the drop.

Other details: Party starts 9 p.m. For inquiries and reservations, contact 0917-839-0313.




Why you should go: Celebrate New Year’s Eve with all the works. Light up your night and party all the way to 2017 with unlimited booze and great music from DJs Jeano Zamora, Nikita, and Jade Guliano. 

Other details: Doors open at 9:30 p.m. P1,888 net per person inclusive of unlimited drinks from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. VIP Tables are also available. For tickets and inquiries, call 908-7888.



Why you should go: Welcome the madness makers to 2017. Chaos Residents Marxx Monterola, Marc Marasigan, Supmerman, MC Rron Thug, and special guest Stadium X will make sure you party through the first sunrise of 2017!

Other details: Be there by 10 p.m. For VIP table reservations, contact 0917-381-3398 or e-mail



Why you should go: Welcome 2017 with a perfect view. The Poolside Party at Samba awaits this New Year’s Eve!

Other details: Party starts 10 p.m. Poolside party entrance costs P500 per person, inclusive of one complimentary drink. Cubana Party Package costs P15,000, inclusive of complimentary entrance of 10 people and one magnum bottle of selected champagne, spirits, and mixers.



Why you should go: Get lit one last time this 2016 and welcome 2017 the right way on December 31. Witness a grand fireworks show and a party that will surely be legendary!

Other details: Party starts 11 p.m. Door charge of P800 with one drink. For inquiries and reservations, call 0917-689-8888.



Why you should go: There can never be too much sparkle on New Year's Eve so pop some champagne at Revel on December 31 for their New Year’s Eve Ball. Begin 2017 with a glass of bubbly or a couple dozen bottles! 


Other details: Doors open 11 p.m. For inquiries and reservations, call 0917-550-8888.



Why you should go: Celebrate at Valkyrie Nightclub on December 31 for a New Year's Eve ball! Toast to a 2017 that will surely be even more amazing.

Other details: Doors open 11 p.m. Door charge of P1,200. For inquiries and reservations, call 0917-680-8888.



Why you should go: Celebrate 2017 with the new face, new look, and a new era of Club Haze. After giving you three years of non-stop awesome parties it is time to drop the curtains and lift it up again with a brand new concept, Hideout Manila.

Other details: Doors open 11 p.m. For inquiries and reservations, contact 0917-931-8444.



Why you should go: Come and celebrate the New Year at The Belle & Dragon, with DJs Abdel Azis, JAV/, and Yung Bawal on the decks and an open bar from 12 a.m. to 1 a.m. Skip on over through the haze after the countdown with your party hats and noise makers, sequined suits, and wobbly stilettos.

Other details: Be there before 12 a.m. For inquiries and table reservations, contact 625-8828.



Why you should go: Welcome 2017 with a travel and time-themed celebration at Columbus in Discovery Suites. Watch the vibrant fireworks display against the Ortigas skyline while enjoying unlimited wine, cocktails, and canapés. 

Other details: Celebrations start at 10 p.m. priced P650+ per person inclusive of unlimited wine, cocktails, and canapés.



Why you should go: Greet the new year at Marco Polo's Vu's Sky Bar and Lounge, with a stunning view of the city plus music by the band Spirit of '67


Other details: Party starts at 9 p.m. A fee of P1,250 will get you one welcome drink.



Why you should go: Blast to the new year at Rocket Room with atomic cocktail infusions and out-of-this-world beats from DJs Platon, Marvelous, Jay Ru, and Migs F*ckin A.

Other details: Party starts 11 p.m. There will be a buy-one-take-one promo on Santori, Cuervo, and Jim Beam bottles. Dress to glow in the dark.



Why you should go: Welcome the new year at The Rooftop at New World Manila Bay Hotel with music from DJ Khai and fireworks over the bay. 

Other details: P1,500 inclusive of three rounds of drinks, with your choice of spirits, local beer, and wine. There's a special rate of P1,200 per person for Club Epicure members, in-house guests, and restaurant diners.


Sunday, January 1




Why you should go: Welcome 2017 with a back to back set by our Residents Martin Lugtu and Alinep!

Other details: Doors open 1 a.m. of January 1. For inquiries, contact 0977-823-1197.



Why you should go: Welcome the new year at Chotto Matte with cocktails, Izakaya bites, and music by DJ Par Satellite.

Other details: Party starts 1 a.m. There will be a buy-one-take-one promo on Santori, Cuervo, and Jim Beam bottles.


Tuesday, January 3



Why you should go: Start the year right with some good indie music. Listen to live performances from Carousel Casualties and more. 

Other details: Gig starts 9 p.m. Get in for P150, inclusive of a free drink. 

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