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Party planner: Where to bring in the New Year in Mumbai


If you haven’t already made plans on how to bring in the new year, we’ve got a handy list ready for Mumbai. All you need to do is round up your friends, don your best threads and step out to bid adieu to 2016 with a lot of food and drink in tow


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If you’re looking for something that’s elegant yet fun, Shiro will be hosting a New Year’s do with DJ Nikhil belting out House, commercial and dance music. With unlimited beverages and cocktails, plus Shiro’s moreish Pan Asian food, we can’t think of a better way to bring in 2017.

Where: Wadia International Center (Bombay Dyeing), Pandhurang Budhkar Marg, Worli
When: 9pm onwards
Call: 66511201/7/8, 7710005307
Cost: Single – Rs 4000, Couple – Rs 8000

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If your idea of celebrating the turn of a new year involves something a touch unique to complement the usual hooch and food – PDT is the place to be. The dimly lit speakeasy themed bar will be hosting a Prohibition party where you can eat, drink and socialise all night long.

Where: OSS Compound, Pandurang Budhkar Marg, Lower Parel
When: 9pm onwards
Call: 9619264505
Cost: Champagne Package (Rs. 4000 per person, Rs. 7000 per couple), IMFL Package (Rs. 3500 per person, Rs. 6000 per couple)


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Cottage cheese 65 tacos at Zoobar

For those in the suburbs, Zoobar is offering a fun, laid-back way to bring in the new year. They don’t really have a special theme, which means you can dance the night away while you sip on boozy cocktails. To refuel, there’s a pretty wide selection of their pizzas, burgers, tacos and appetisers.

Where:1st Floor, Liberty Lodge, Dashrathlal Joshi Rd, Vile Parle West
When: 9pm onwards
Call: 073039 66227
Cost: Rs 2,500 (couples), Rs 1,500 (single men), INR 1,000 (single women)
White Owl Brewery and Bistro

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White Owl Brewery’s Belgian Wit ale, the Spark

For those who cannot get enough of craft beers, Lower Parel’s White Owl Brewery is the place to be. On the menu are special sharing plates like curried chicken quesadilla, deviled egg chaat, peri as well as vegetarian grub like charred corn and potato croquettes with bits of chopped jalapenos, cheddar and tomesco sauce, vada pav poppers and more. The New Year package also includes with four jars of White Owl’s brews and you can pick from their Spark, Diablo, Ace or Halycon.

Where: One Indiabulls Centre, Tower 2-B Lobby Level, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
When: 4pm onwards
Call: 2421 0231
Cost: Rs 1395 (two veg or non-veg dishes from sharing menu), Rs 1,995 with beer (four 330ml jars), Rs. 4495 (four veg, three non-veg dishes plus 5 litre Kegger. Taxes extra

Bar Bar

Cocktails at BAR BAR (2)
As one of the first places to offer booze at wholesale prices in the city, Bar Bar’s New Year’s offers do not disappoint. With Djs spinning groovy tunes, you can sip on beers, cocktails and premium spirits all night long. For food, there’s toasties, chanka bowls, among others to choose from.

Where: 1st Floor, Phoenix Marketcity, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, Kurla West
When: 12pm to 1am
Call: 33126020
Cost: Rs 2999 for singles and Rs 4999 for couples (all inclusive)

Garde Manger Cafe

Chicpeas banana walnuts pie - Garde MangerChickpeas banana walnut pie at Garde Manger Cafe in Vile Parle East

If your idea of New Years is more about spending quality time with yout friends or significant other, head to Garde Mager Cafe in Vile Parle. Once you’ve polished off the appetisers and mains, which include healthy, flavourful options like the Caprese Salad, cous cous upma and more, make way for desserts. The all-veg health bar is offering a 3 dessert deal which will include greek yoghurt and apple crumble, chikpeas walnut banana pie and a waffle (strawberry or chocolate).

Where: 3, Paranjay Scheme Marg No 1, Paranjape Nagar, Vile Parle East
When: December 30 to January1, 2017, 10am to 6pm.
Call: 7045004488
Cost: Rs 249 for three desserts


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Chicken bhuna biryani at Umraan

For those throwing house parties in and around Bandra, Umraan has some delicious stuff to go with all the alcohol that you will be guzzling all night long. Pick from Umraans veg and non veg starters, rolls or go all out and call for their biryani like chicken tikka biryani, paneer tikka biryani or anda biryani and more.

Where: Shop 1, Silver Croft CHS, Pali Hill, Bandra West
When: 12noon to 12pm
Call: 61054612 (pre-orders only)
Cost: Biryanis starting at Rs 800/kg



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