The Ultimate Guide to Celebrating New Year's Eve in Shanghai

Where will you and the homies be chanting 'Auld Lang Syne' this December 31? If you haven't yet made up your mind, here's a list of all the NYE actions happening in town. Sparklers and crackers at the ready now!

eat n work

Flyer courtesy of promoter

Holiday season is in full swing and its that time of year to start making your New Years Eve plans. Usher in 2020 along with Shanghais trendiest party-goers for an unforgettable Thats Shanghai New Years Eve at eat n work! The theme of the party is glow, so dress accordingly. You can even bring your own fluorescent props, makeup and liquid. Its time to bid farewell to 2019, so go wild! 

Dec 31, 9pm; RMB198 presale, RMB298 door. eat n work, 9-10/F Super Brand Mall, 168 Lujiazui Xi Lu 1689-10.


Flyer courtesy of Azul

Azul is serving a New Years Eve menu for RMB288 per person, minimum of two people to share. Starters include roasted pumpkin polenta with saffron and serrano, watermelon radish salpicon and tequila-cured salmon with black bean salsa. Mains include Argentinian Hereford rib-eye steak, lamb skewers with sides, baked halibut and sides of roasted broccoli and Brussels sprouts. The meal ends with desserts to share.

Dec 31, 5.30pm; RMB288. Azul Tapas Lounge, 8F, 378 Wukang Lu, by Taian Lu 3788, .

Bar Rouge

Flyer courtesy of Bar Rouge

Suit up in gold and ring in the new year with Shanghai's trendiest partygoers at Bar Rouge Shanghai. The unforgettable night of upbeat vibes will be powered by resident DJs: Keint, Antyflex and Doggy. Make sure you sparkle and take your rightful place among the glitterati at one of the Bund's most glamourous events. Just make sure to show up before 10.30pm to avoid pedestrian traffic regulations you'll want to experience the NYE countdown while overlooking the skyline. 

Dec 31, 10.30pm; RMB500. Bar Rouge, 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Nanjing Dong Lu 187,.

Big Bamboo

Flyer courtesy of Big Bamboo

Party it up at Big Bamboo Jinqiao with live music by Mark or head over to Big Bamboo Hongqiao for live music plus special guest DJ. Entry is free at the former, while the latter has an RMB120 ticket that includes two drinks. In either case, you get a free sparkling wine at midnight to ring in the new year. 

Dec 31, 9pm-late; RMB120 Hongqiao, Hong Mei Entertainment Street, No. 20, Lane 3338 Hongmei Lu, by Hongxu Lu 333820, .

Dec 31, 9pm -late; RMB30; 10pm-late; free entry Jinqiao, 381 Hongfeng Lu, by Biyun Lu 381, .

The Blind Pig

Flyer courtesy of The Blind Pig

The 2020 Bash at The Blind Pig has music by DJ Finewire and free-flow drinks until midnight. If you book with a group of 10 or more, you get a bottle of champagne to split. If you don't have a group of that size, never fear, they'll pass around glasses of sparkling come midnight.

Dec 31, 9pm-late; RMB228. The Blind Pig, 132 Nanyang Lu, by Xikang Lu 132, .


Flyer courtesy of Bohemia

We all know its impossible to get cabs on NYE, so if you live in the vicinity of Hengshan Lu, Bohemia is a good option. New Year's dinner sets are RMB598 for two people. Fill your belly with salmon tartar, chicken soup, duck rolls, hot raspberry cake and other delicious options. Two drinks of your choice (house wine, Prosecco, mulled wine, soft drinks or juice) are also included. Party packages start at RMB1,588. 

Dec 31, 5.30pm dinner, 10pm-close party; RMB598 dinner, from RMB1,588 party packages. Bohemia, 191 Hengshan Lu, by Gao'an Lu 191, .

Boxing Cat Brewery

Flyer courtesy of Boxing Cat Brewery

Boxing Cat has two great parties going on this New Year's Eve. If you choose Xintiandi, you'll get a glitzy event with live band, set menus (think lobster mac and cheese plus steak and Champagne) and a countdown to remember. For something a bit more casual, hit up Sinan Mansions where photo ops, DJ Beardslap and free-beverages await. 

Dec 31, 7pm; RMB250 free-flow house beer, wine and spirits. Boxing Cat (Sinan), Sinan Mansions, 519-521 Fuxing Zhong Lu, by Sinan Lu 519-52126A, .

Dec 31, 7pm; RMB200 entry incl. drink vouchers. Boxing Cat (Xintiandi),181 Taicang Lu, Building 19, by Madang Lu 18119.


Flyer courtesy of the BREW

Its New Years Eve at Kerry Hotel Pudong, Shanghai! Dress up in your best silver outfit, and get ready to welcome a fantastic 2020. There will be a dinner buffet, live music, DJ and free-flow drinks (craft beer, house wine and soft drinks). The requisite glass of sparkling wine will be on hand for midnight toasts as well. 

Dec 31, 5.30pm-late; RMB428 buffet dinner, RMB298 party. The BREW, The Kerry Hotel, 1388 Huamu Lu, by Fangdian Lu 1388, .

Cages Bar and Sports

Image courtesy of Cages Bar and Sports

Cages is ringing in the New Year with music, games, booze and dancing. Throw in great giveaways every hour leading up to (and after) midnight and you have a recipe for a night to remember! Dance along with the DJ, earn free game coins when you buy bottles of sparkling wine or champagne, or be one of the lucky winners of prizes including a new bicycle, Bluetooth headphones, craft spirits and keg parties! Tickets are RMB100 and include two drinks (sparkling wine or Budweiser) to help you get the party started.

Dec 31, 9pm-late; RMB100. Cages Bar and Sports, 3/F, Jing'an Sports Center, 428 Jiangning Lu, by Wuding Lu 4283, .


Flyer courtesy of Charcohol

Enjoy a cozy and festive dinner for two at gastrolounge Charcohol for RMB1,588. Menu highlights include a chicken liver parfait, venison tartare, a seafood tower, Atlantic cod, M9 Australian full-blood striploin and black truffle pasta. That price also includes two glasses of sparkling wine. After dinner stick around for the party if you like great cocktails and fun tunes. Don't forget, buy two bottles of Barons De Rothschild Champagne, get one bottle free. If you don't make it out on NYE, the festive dinner set runs from Dec 26-Jan 3.

Dec 31, 5.30pm dinner, 9.30pm party; RMB1,588 dinner for two, RMB150 two cocktails, RMB993 Barons De Rothschild Champagne. Charcohol, 1/F, Rm. 102, No. 18, 245 Maoming Bei Lu, by Nanjing Xi Lu 245181021, .


Flyer courtesy of Cotton's

Both of Cotton's gorgeous restored villas are decidedly cozy options for New Year's Eve. There are four-course meals available because this is not the night to eat lightly, with multiple drink options from one glass to free-flow. The theme is the 1920s, so you are in luck if you are party hopping from one of the many other roaring '20s themed events. 

Dec 31, 6pm; RMB388 dinner + one drink, RMB688 dinner plus Prosecco free-flow, RMB698 all night Champagne free-flow, RMB368 all night Prosecco free-flow. Cotton's (Xinghua Lu), 294 Xinhua Lu, by Panyu Lu 294 , .

Cotton's (Anting Lu), 132 Anting Lu, by Jianguo Xi Lu 132 , .

Da Vittorio Shanghai

Image courtesy of Da Vittorio Shanghai

One surefire way to steer clear of the riff-raff is by dropping nearly RMB3,000 bones on New Year's dinner. If that appeals to you, visit one-Michelin-star Italian restaurant Da Vittorio Shanghai and fill up on oysters, blue lobsters, black truffles, white truffles and more. That pricing doesn't include beverages or 10% service charge. 

Dec 31; RMB2.988 plus 10% service. Da Vittorio Shanghai, 600 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, near Fengjing Lu, 6003, .


Flyer courtesy of Dada

Sadly this bastion of Shanghai nightlife is closing its doors on Xingfu Lu on January 19, 2020, making this NYE event a double goodbye. Wonky Kong steps up armed with a battalion of groovers, shakers and expert party starters including veteran bass ambassador DJ Siesta, Blanca, Resinate and MC Rvee on mic duty. Sneak in one last dance at their iconic Xingfu Lu venue to the beat of the year's best UK dance tracks as the clock strikes twelve.

Dec 31, 8pm-late; RMB100. Dada, 115 Xingfu Lu, by Fahuazhen Lu 115, .

el Willy

Flyer courtesy of el Willy

Sexy Chef Willy is rolling out the red carpet and putting on an Oscars-themed NYE evening. Put on a glam outfit and prepare to party like a Hollywood celebrity as you sip bubbly and nibble your way through 12 sexy dishes and dessert. DJ Matyla (UK) will be playing soul and disco and Master of Ceremonies, Mr. Kohei Yamazaki-san, will hand out awards (and hopefully shots) to best-dressed attendees. 

Dec 31, 6pm; RMB688 dinner, RMB888 Champagne per bottle. el Willy, 5/F, 22 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, by Xin Yong'an Lu 225, .

1515 West Chophouse and Bar

Flyer courtesy of 1515 West Chophouse & Bar

Dust off those retro party gowns and suits, and get ready to boogie down! The popular Great Gatsby Party is returning to The 1515 West Bar, where guests can experience the golden oldies. There will also be a  DJ, live jazz performance and a lucky draw.

Dec 31, 8pm; RMB300. 1515 West Chophouse & Bar, 4/F, Shangri-La Hotel, 1218 Yan'an Zhong Lu, by Tongren Lu 1218, , .


Flyer courtesy of promoter

One of Shanghai's newest bars 521/SH is doing things a little differently by throwing a five-day party. During that time, beer is on a BOGO special, house bubbles and wine for RMB10/glass and RMB150/bottle, house pours (gin & tonic, rum & coke, vodka soda) for RMB45 and shots (tequila, Jagermeister, Fireball) for RMB20. There's also the promise of hourly surprises, plus you are welcome to bring games. Fun! If you are more traditional, they also have an '80s themed party the night before. 

Dec 31, 7pm; RMB228 presale, RMB258 door. 521/SH, Rm 155-156, Bldg 1, 100 Yejiazhai Lu, by Changshou Lu 1001155-156, .

Jan 1-5, from 11am; drinks from RMB10. 521/SH, Rm 155-156, Bldg 1, 100 Yejiazhai Lu, by Changshou Lu 1001155-156, .

Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai

Image courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai

A new decade calls for something special, so dont miss out on this sophisticated and stylish New Years Eve countdown party with skyline views. Choose a luxurious night on the 41st floor with a swinging Shanghai '20s theme for this century. Enjoy deluxe canapes such as Oscitre caviar, quail egg and dill sour cream, 24-month-cured Parma ham and duck foie gras delight with mango chutney. 

Dec 31, from 10pm; RMB338 early bird, RMB388 door. Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai, 210 Shiji Dadao, by Pucheng Lu210, .

Grand Hyatt Shanghai

Flyer courtesy of Grand Hyatt Shanghai

Grand Hyatt's New Year's Eve celebration is bound to be extravagant. Guest DJs and other live performances will keep things going all night long. As the clock strikes midnight, 10,000 balloons will be released inside the gorgeous 33-story atrium. The entry to that party includes free-flow Mumm Champagne, selected sparkling, red and white wines, beer, soft drinks, juice and canapes! Keep things lower key at the jazz-fueled masquerade countdown at Piano Bar and/or choose from one of the many festive meals that the hotel has on offer. 

Dec 31, prices vary. Grand Hyatt Shanghai, 53-87/F, 88 Shiji Dadao, by Dongtai Lu 88, 53-87, .

Havana Chino Latino Bar 

Flyer courtesy of Havana Chino Latino Bar

Pretend you are ringing in the new year somewhere warm like Havana as you sip Cuban cocktails at Chino Latino. The tropical celebration stars Juany Bravo (representing Toolroom and Elrow) with his signature groovy Latino house sound. Put on your prettiest and boldest print shirts or dresses, and don't forget your dancing shoes. 

Dec 31, 9pm-late; RMB150 early bird, RMB200 door. Havana Chino Latino Bar, 5/F, 20 Donghu Lu, by Huaihai Zhong Lu 205, .

Liquid Laundry

Flyer courtesy of Liquid Laundry

Ring in 2020 Great Gatsby style at Liquid Laundrys New Year Eves party! First, enjoy a Champagne reception, followed by a specially prepared four-course dinner and free-flow drinks, before ushering in the 'Roaring '20s' of this millennium. If you prefer to skip dinner, you can join the party late and take advantage of the midnight snack buffet. Big band performances from Champagne Blossom, tunes from DJ Metermaid and prohibition-era cocktails too. 

Dec 31, 6pm dinner, 9pm-late party; RMB888 dinner, RMB398 party presale 488 party door. Liquid Laundry, 2/F, Kwah Center, 1028 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Donghu Lu 10282, .

Logan's Punch

Flyer courtesy of Logan's Punch

You can expect the normal Logan's debauchery taken to NYE-worthy levels thanks to free-flow on booze, beer and bubbles. 

Dec 31, 9.30pm-12.30am; RMB300 free-flow. Logan's Punch, 479 Wuding Lu, by Shaanxi Bei Lu 479, .

M Glam

Flyer courtesy of M Glam

Usher in 2020 with a touch of Glam with a Champagne party at M on the Bund and M Glam. Dance the night away with DJ Charp and make some memories to carry into the new year. 

Dec 31, 10pm; RMB200 early bird, RMB250 door incl. one Champagne cocktail. M Glam, 7/F, 5 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Guangdong Lu 57, .

Mr & Mrs Bund

Flyer courtesy of Mr & Mrs Bund

Bid adieu to 2019 with a New Year's Eve dinner at Mr & Mrs Bund. Sharing menus start from RMB988 per person. The grand finale is an epic La Boum NYE Party. The Bund's famed disco house party is just the way to sashay into an exciting 2020. The dress code is obviously 'disco chic.' 

Dec 31, 5pm dinner, 11.30pm-late party; from RMB988 per person dinner, RMB150 party presale, RMB300 party door. Mr & Mrs Bund, 6F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Nanjing Dong Lu 186, .

Park Hyatt Shanghai

Flyer courtesy of Park Hyatt Shanghai

MVP Events is proud to announce another outstanding party to say goodbye to 2019. On Dec 31, Park Hyatt Shanghai will welcome guests to the 100 Century Avenue Restaurant on the 91st floor of the hotel to enjoy a night of food, drinks, and music in one of the highest towers in the world. With a stunning view of Pudong and Puxi, the chefs and bartenders of Park Hyatt will prepare a tantalizing free flow of tapas, finger food, canaps, champagne Veuve Clicquot and every kind of spirits for a night to remember. 

Dec 31, 8pm-4am; RMB900-1,300 pre-sale, RMB1,500 door. Park Hyatt Shanghai, 100 Shiji Dadao, by Dongtai Lu 100, .

The Parrot

Flyer courtesy of The Parrot

Commercial EDM and hip-hop not really your thing? Come ring in the new decade at The Parrot, and party on a dancefloor that oozes deep vibes and warmth, at the Silverlining party. Proper tech-house beats will be on maximum overdrive all night long, as doled out in pure delicious waves by longtime DJ/producers Jasmine Li (GZ/SH) and Ebar (NYC). Oh - and admission is free of charge! The kind souls behind the party are even doing gratis free-flow on selected drinks from 9-11pm, which makes the whole thing a no-brainer. Shake it!

Dec 31, 9pm-4am; free entry plus two hours gratis free-flow from 9-11pm. The Parrot, 7 Donghu Lu, by Huaihai Zhong Lu 7, .

The Pearl

Flyer courtesy of The Pearl

And now for something completely different, The Pearl has live music performances and DJs looking at decades past from Elvis to disco and from M5 to Lady Gaga. Because it's The Pearl, there will also be daring aerial performances. 

Dec 31, 7pm doors open, 9pm show; RMB388 presale, RMB488 door. The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu 471, .

The Peninsula Shanghai

Flyer courtesy of The Peninsula Shanghai

The Peninsula Shanghai is glad to invite you to The Roaring 1920's NYE Party. Celebrate the last moments of 2019 and the first ones of 2020 in a glamorous atmosphere. For this special occasion, Michelin Starred Sir Ellys Restaurant & Bar will be dishing up unlimited canaps, cocktails and selected Champagne and spirits. Dress up in your most elegant attire and dance to the house and pop music by our guest DJs.

Dec 31, 9pm-late; RMB888 early bird, RMB1,288 door. Sir Elly's, The Peninsula Shanghai, 13F, The Peninsula Shanghai, 32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Nanjing Dong Lu 3213, .


Flyer courtesy of Perch

2019 will forever be remembered as Perchs birth year, and we cant wait to see what comes in 2020! Kick-off New Years Eve festivities with an RMB200 free-flow deal on prosecco and beer from 9.30pm-12.30am. If you prefer to order by the bottle, Prosecco is RMB100 with any food purchase after 9pm. Last, but not least, every Percher in the house gets a free glass of Prosecco at midnight. 

Dec 31, 9.30pm-12.30am; RMB200 free-flow. Perch, Rm 107, 445 Jiangning Lu, by Wuding Lu 445107, .


Flyer courtesy of Pistolera

Start 2020 with a bang at Pistolera Hengshan! Special Guest Formula Band guarantees you have a mucho grande good time. RMB120 entry includes two drinks plus sparkling wine at midnight. If you are more interested in tacos, hit up Laowaijie or Jinqiao to celebrate 2020 with tacos and shots for RMB158. The free sparking wine at midnight deal applies to those two locations as well. 

Dec 31, 9pm-late. RMB100. Pistolera (Hengshan), 838-2 Hengshan Lu, by Zhaojiabang Lu 838-2, .

Dec 31, 6pm; RMB158. Pistolera (Jinqiao)(Laowaijie), 855 Biyun Lu, by Huangyang Lu 855, .

Dec 31, 6pm; RMB158. Pistolera (Laowaijie), Lane 17, 3338 Hongmei Lu, Laowaijie, by Yan'an Xi Lu 33388, .


Flyer courtesy of Three on the Bund

Party like the animal you are at POP's EVERWILD NYE Party. Tickets include one glass of Perrier Jout Grand Brut champagne, free-flow from 10pm-2am, DJ set and other live performances. Book before December 31 or dine at a Three on the Bund restaurant (excluding JUJU) before joining the party on New Year's Eve for the early bird price of RMB488. 

Dec 31, 9pm-late; RMB488 early bird, RMB588 door. POP, 7/F, Three on the Bund, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Guangdong Lu 37, .

The Rooster

Flyer courtesy of The Rooster

Swing by The Rooster for a free-flow jam to end 2019. That means free-flow Prosecco, house wine, house pours and Budweiser from 9.30pm to midnight. If you want to add on draft craft beer, just add another RMB100. 

Dec 31, 9.30pm; RMB200 free-flow Prosecco, house wine, house pours and Budweiser. The Rooster, 455 Shaanxi Bei Lu, by Beijing Xi Lu 455, .


Flyer courtesy of RIINK

Are you looking for a unique and groovy way to celebrate this year? How about the one and only Golden Roller Disco at RIINK? The RMB100 presale ticket is a bargain considering it comes with a welcome shot, free-flow finger food, one drink and skate rental. DJ w3coo is on the deck pumping out the best skating jams and disco tunes until the midnight countdown rolls into 2020! There are limited tables available for parties of six or more plus bottle deals.

Dec 31, 6pm; RMB100 presale, RMB150 door. RIINK, 1/F, Bund Square, 658 Dapu Lu, by Longhua Dong Lu 6581, .


Flyer courtesy of Shake

Timewarp into the New Year with Shake's full band, guest singers, horns, drums, cocktails, champagne and dancefloor madness. Fix up, look sharp and get down. Dinner from 6pm, live music from 10.30pm.

Dec 31, 6pm-late. RMB180 standing; RMB800-5,000 tables. Shake, 3/F, 46 Maoming Nan Lu, by Jinxian Lu 463, .

The Shanghai EDITION

Flyer courtesy of promoter

Alter. takes over The Shanghai EDITION for a neon-filled 1970's-themed event to remember. The distinctive Italo-styled party will span three unique and exclusive floors including Roof Garden, Electric Circus and Club Room. There will be a total of seven DJs and one band at an evening devoted to sophistication and hedonism. 

Dec 31, 9pm; RMB288 presale, RMB388 door. The Shanghai EDITION, 199 Nanjing Dong Lu, by Jiangxi Zhong Lu 199, .

Shanghai Slims

Flyer courtesy of Shanghai Slims

Celebrate New Year's Eve with dinner for two at Shanghai Slims! Free flow house wine (red and white), Prosecco, house draft beer, soda and coffee will be served alongside the scrumptious seasonal menu for two. Expect lobster bisque, USDA prime steak, Boston Maine lobster and more. 

Dec 31, 5-11pm; RMB988 for two people. Shanghai Slims, 10-12, Sinan Mansion, 523 Fuxing Zhong Lu, by Sinan Lu  52310-12, .

Stone Brewing Tap Room

Flyer courtesy of Stone Brewing Tap Room

Ring in 2020 with the Stone Brewing craft beer New Year! Head to their spacious warehouse-converted restaurant for a night of hops, malt and barley bubbles with free-flow on selected Stone beer and house wine. Dance away the final minutes of 2019 to DJ Heatwolves while celebrating with the Stone family. Prices include nibbles. That's even has a giveaway here!

Dec 31, 9.30pm-late; RMB358 early bird, RMB388 door. Stone Brewing Tap Room, 1107 Yuyuan Lu, by Fenggang Lu 1107, .


Flyer courtesy of Tacolicious

New Year's Eve comes with tacos at Yueyang Lu. Cozy up inside or head to the covered terrace where the DJ will be playing. Choose from various taco and booze combo sets and hang onto your receipt. If you show it at Logan's Punch later on in the night, you'll receive one free selected cocktail. 

Dec 31, 6pm; RMB95 one taco set plus paloma or sparkling wine, RMB220 two taco sets plus bottle of Prosecco, RMB100/five shots. Tacolicious, 1 Yueyang Lu, by Dongping Lu 1, .

UP Shanghai

Image courtesy of UP Shanghai

UP Shanghai has made its mark on our city, much like Studio 54 did in New York, making this a fitting theme for its NYE party. Expect disco divas, celebs, glamour, cocktails and champagne. Bring your whole crew, reserve a table and they'll even throw in a free bottle of Champers to kick off 2020 on the right foot. 

Dec 31, 9pm; RMB150 presale, RMB300 door. UP Shanghai, 2/F, 688 Shaanxi Bei Lu, by Wuding Lu 6882, .

[Cover image via Pexels]

 For more Shanghai events, click Read more () below.