InOnIt Guides: New Year Parties 2012

It’s finally time to bid goodbye to a rollercoaster of a year that it has been, and welcome new beginnings and a fresh start to 2013. 
Revelry has begun and we want to keep you in on the parties that are lined up for the last day of 2012. Besides, we deserve some celebration for surviving through the year! InOnIt’s guide this time gives you a list of New Year party venues to choose from this year so you can start with your party-planning in advance. Stay In On It!


Dome – Beautiful Mumbai Skyline

Imagine this: live contemporary jazz music at the pool deck, premium appetizers, a champagne parade and dancing to the best of international music while the skyline of Mumbai glitters in front of you. This is what Dome at the Intercontinental has to offer this New Year’s Eve. Choose from a selection of seafood, kebabs, sushi and more and guzzle down some premium cocktails from their open bar. The cost starts from Rs. 11,000 per head and they also have limited bookings for a private table and a personal butler. For reservations, contact Dome on 022 39879999 or send an email to


Bonobo – Rooftop Scenes

If you’re looking to bring in the New Year at a slightly less extravagant yet absolute fun rooftop bar that will play good music and let you have a good time inspite of all the crowd around, then head to Bonobo in Bandra. They plan to remain open till 4:00 am this New Year’s Eve and their resident DJs Pradeep Maharana and Addy promise to keep you glued to the dance floor. Cost for this party is Rs. 2,500 for single men and women and Rs. 4,000 for couples that includes unlimited alcohol, starters and a basic main course. For reservations, call them on 022 6055050.


Novotel – Moonlit Beachside

They’re calling it Wonderland 2012. Hotel Novotel’s banquet hall, poolside and breezy sea-facing bar Gadda Da Vida are going to turn into a party hub on 31st night. Each floor will have different activity rooms with free flowing liquor, a three course meal and music. They also have a separate play area with a nanny for those who can’t leave their kids behind. They also plan to give out surprise all expenses paid stays in Dubai for two of the best-dressed couples. And at 12:00 am, the sky will be adorned by fireworks on the beachside. To book your passes, send an email to or call one of the following numbers: 9821076295, 9820761433, 9920905037, 9619825255.


Taj Lands End – A Lavish Affair

For those who’d rather just have a lavish dinner with their loved ones, of course in a great ambiance, head to Taj Lands End’s many restaurants that have offers for 31st December 2012 and 1st January 2013. Choose from a special Punjabi and Awadhi menu at Masala Bay for Rs. 5,500 or enjoy a non-traditional feast at Ming Yang’s New Year’s Eve buffet for Rs. 6,000. There is also a dinner menu at Vista and a New Year’s Day Champagne Brunch priced at Rs. 6,500. For reservations, call Taj Lands End, Bandra West, Mumbai on 022 66681234.


Tote On The Turf – Socialise 

Spread across 26,000 square feet of Tote on the Turf’s outdoor and indoor area, this award winning bar and restaurant will have unlimited premium international liquor, unlimited starters, dinner and desserts designed by the top chefs of Rahul Akerkar’s restaurants. A total of only 15 VIP tables will be available at the venue that will be accompanied with a dedicated butler. To confirm your attendance, bookings and prices, contact them on 022 61577777, 9820281399, 9821444444 or send an email to


Vie Lounge and Deck – Seaside Masquerade

Now if you think drama will add excitement to your New Year’s Eve, head to Vie Lounge and Deck and get your game face on. That’s because the theme of the night is Masquerade and you can go as crazy as you want with your masks. The event will have unlimited food and beverages along with a special French champagne while you can enjoy watching the multi-talented bartenders juggle the night away. The party costs Rs. 3,000 for singles and Rs. 5,000 for couples. For bookings call on 02226603003, 022 26604884 or 022 26603003.


Hard Rock Café – Old School Style

Known for its retro-classic ambience and music, Hard Rock Café will have DJ Henry spinning commercial, hip hop and rock beats while you indulge in their unlimited servings of food and beverages and premium cocktails. A couple’s pass here will cost you Rs. 5,000 and stags will have to pay Rs. 3,000. For reservations, contact them on 022 24382888.


Canvas – Dance Till You Drop

Party people who literally want to dance the night away can head to Canvas on the eve of 31st December where they are sort of going to make you feel like you’re in a hijacked airplane. Err.. high hopes? At least their Visa On Arrival pass suggests that. With unlimited food, premium liquor and the likes, they also have a few surprises in store. The pilot of the plane (main set DJ) will be Arjun Shah and opening sets will be played by DJ Abhi and DJ Choksi. For more information and reservations, call them on 9619994288, 9664043505 or 9987624224.


Essel World – For A Rollercoaster Year End

If adventure is what you desire, get your dose of adrenalin rush this New Year’s Eve with 64 acres of unlimited rides in both Essel World and Water Kingdom. Groove to the beats of DJ Notorious at the biggest open air dance floor with thunderous sound amongs 4 other floors while India’s first flaming unicyclist performs a mindblowing act for you. Magical parades, laser shows, a range of cuisines and snacks like ice-golas, chaat, popcorns and more is what you can expect. The guests will access to Essel World and Water Kingdom with their pass and children below the height of 3’3 have free entry. For bookings and queries, call on their helpline: 022 65280305 or visit their website here


Dial A Drive – Don’t Drink and Drive

And with all that partying and intoxication, we hope you’re not going to drive back home. Give a call to Dial-a-Drive on 9920337483 or 9821537483, they will send in their drivers to take you home safe. Their drivers are located all over Bombay and sent for duty from the nearest area.

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