By Editors

We’re a day away from a brand new year, and whether it means a brand new you, another reason to party, or a social obligation you’re forced to go through with, our guess is you’re going to want to go out. LBB presents its picks of restaurants, spaces and bars, and their deals and offerings, so you and 2014 can finally call it quits, over drinks or dinner. A very happy new year to you!


Raasta, Gurgaon is doing a special New Year countdown with DJ Paddy and DJ Harry , whereas Hauz Khas Village has bass king DJ Navendu, along with some winning cocktails and other concoctions from behind the bar. Also, we think Cyber Hub deserves a starring role in your end of year blow out.

When: 31st December

Where: Raasta, Cyber Hub, Gurgaon

Price: 500/head, food is on an a la carte basis


For the foodies, Zizo is doing a New Year Special menu, combining classic recipes and contemporary Arabian flair, to have you celebrate Zizo style. The crew at Zizo present a one of a kind Beetroot Moutabal, Lebanese Chicken Wings with lemon coriander sauce, along with a new addition of Chicken Liver cooked with organic pomegranate molasses in lemon butter sauce. As for main course, yes, we aren’t there yet, expect a rolled cheese-stuffed chicken roulade accompanied by red carrot mashed potatoes, and stuffed lamb brisket with roasted olive and rosemary sauce, all ending with a red fruit cheese cake on a bed of crunchy vermicelli.

When: Until 1st January

Where: K-18, 22 Connaught Place, Opp. PVR Plaza; M-23, First Floor, GK-1 M Block; Contact: 7042555444 {CP} and 8527588222 {G.K}

Fio Cookhouse

For those looking for a more musical evening, celebrate the end of 2014 with folktronica duo, Hari and Sukhmani, along with remixes by DJ Kronik. Keeping up with the New Year and party spirit, Fio Cookhouse also has a dress code, Gold and Black if you will, accompanied by an incredible feast at midnight, your last supper for 2014, a buffet, and goes without saying, a whole lot of drinks.

When: 31st December

Where: Fio Cookhouse, Epicuria, Nehru Place; Contact: 9810131341

Price: INR 12, 000/couple, inclusive of everything

Monkey Bar

Monkey Bar

Monkey Bar is helping you keep your new year {eve} resolution – a whole lot of cocktails. They’re offering unlimited drinks, cocktails, and kitchen signatures, and DJ Chenu on the decks. The only thing limited is the number of spots available, so skip to it.

When: 31st December

Where: Monkey Bar, Connaught Place and Vasant Kunj; Contact: For details contact Amit at 9818617775 {Vasant Kuj} and Imran at 9999854587 {CP}

Price: Starts at INR 4000

Hauz Khas Social

If we were to pick one of the biggest trenders of 2014, it would have to be Social, so what better place to end 2014 at, especially if you’ve ever had one of their iced teas. Social and Jagermeister present the Year-End Scene at Hauz Khas Social, with DJ Nishant at Social and DK Akkie at antiSOCIAL, and a special food and drink menu. Stay tuned as they update the details, follow the event here. 

When: 31st December; 8pm; Contact: 078386 52814

Where: Hauz Khas Social, 9a & 12 Hauz Khas Village

Price: INR 1000 for an all access pass

Sky Bar & Kylin Premier

If you’re still in hectic wedding mood, we understand you might be looking for Bollywood tunes to ring in the new year, and Kylin will give you just that. Along with live barbecue grills, unlimited starters, a buffet spread, and unlimited alcohol. Oh also, you have the chance to win yourself a luxury trip to the Maldives. May the odds be ever in your favour.

When: 31st December

Where: Sky Bar, Kylin Premier, 3rd Floor, Ambience Mall

Price: INR 9000/couple

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Manhattan Craft Brewery, Gurgaon

You may not be at Times Square when the ball drops at midnight, but if you can’t get to Manhattan, the mountain will come to you! Albeit, local style. Expect an English Vinglish themed party at Manhattan Craft Brewery, which means you can hop between EDM and Bollywood music and {if signed up to a special package} between pasta and biryani. Otherwise, subsist on starters, drinks and plenty of dancing.

Where: First Floor, Global Foyer, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon; Contact: +91-8800697554

Price: INR 2999 for ladies, INR 5999 for couples. Includes starters, imported liquor and in-house brewed beer.

Speakeasy Cocktails & Dreams

If you want to waltz in the new year well, trust in the good decisions of the folk from Speakeasy Cocktails & Dreams, who’ve never really let us down. A live band sets the stage to an evening of merry food and beverage – drinks include rum punch, egg nog, and other winter warmers! Food includes starters, mains and desserts. There is limited space left – all the more reason we’re happy they welcome singles!

Where: Nirvana Country Market, Gurgaon; Contact: +91-9971741763

Price: INR 2500 per person with taxes for the Premium Package; INR 3500 per person with taxes for Super Premium Package, which includes added signature cocktails, Jacob’s Creek wine, Gordon’s Gin, Ketel One, Black Label and our favourite addition – apple pie!

7 Degrees Brauhaus

Even if you’ve resolved to make some new friends in the new year, don’t forget your besties – Jack Daniels, Glenlivet 12, Havana Club, Jacob’s red 7 white, Johnny Walker Black Label and of course, Old Monk. Them, house-brewed beers, starters, and a midnight buffet welcome you at this German microbrewery who “goes desi remaining classy” with their deejay and percussionist. We’ll ponder on January 1 what that really meant.

Where: Third Floor, South Point Mall, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon; Contact: +91-124-6672000 / +91-9999486910

Price: INR 8000 per couple; INR 12000 per couple if you’re looking to be seated. Taxes included.

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Farzi Café

This 2014 supernova by Jiggs Kalra might be the best place to get jiggy when 2015 strikes. You can expect drinks of course, and the all-star dishes that this café is so famous for – Vada Pao Farzified, Dal Chawal Arancini, Chilli Paneer Kulcha, Curry Leaf Pepper Prawn and {… wait for it} Braised Lamb Chops in Maple Soy Sauce, as well as the super awesome Amritsari Fish & Chips. These guys are all for girl power, and will have DJ Pasha from London and DJ Gauri from closer to home, both accompanied by a booming percussionist. We might want to stay in 2014 for a few minutes longer.

Where: Ground Floor, Cyber Hub, Gurgaon; Contact: +91-8800695550

Price: INR 3000 for ladies, INR 5000 for couples {includes domestic liquor}, INR 8000 for couples {includes imported liquor, special VIP packages with one bottle of Moet & Chandon and table service}.

Depot 29 

From Ritu Dalmia’s kitchen comes a 5 course meal, and unlimited alcohol. No word yet on what your choices are for food, but in her we trust. Enjoy the spread with some pop music performances. When we say unlimited alcohol, we mean both IMFL and imported liquor. Those prices are too good to be true. But it’s true, we promise.

When: 31st December

Where: Depot 29, B 6/2, Levels 2 & 3, Commercial Complex, Opp Deer Park; Contact: 9717450029

Price: 3900+taxes per person

Sakley’s Delhi 

Take it from us when we say, if music is a priority more than the other paraphernalia, you want to catch jazz duo Smiti and Adhir live at Sakleys. What else is in store you ask… a specially curated food menu with unlimited imported liqueur and fine wine.

When: 31st December

Where: M Block, GK-1

Price: INR 8500+taxes/couple, INR 4000+taxes/lady and if you have kids between the ages of 6 and 18, they’ll get in for INR 3000+taxes

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Soi 7

You’ve got to love Soi 7 for always having tricks up its sleeve. This 31st December, they bring us another evening that promises to have all that we love about this Cyber Hub landmark – live deejays, unlimited beer, unlimited drinks {IMFL + imported} and lots and lots of food. While we should be dancing, we’ll be wishing they quickly bring out the next steaming hot plate of dim sum.

Where: Second Floor, Cyber Hub, Gurgaon; Contact: +91-8130261166 / +91-8130552727 / +91-9958830546

Price: INR 6500 per couple. Taxes included.

Turquoise Cottage

What better way to bring in a brand new year, than by kicking it old school at TC. This year they’re bringing the 70’s back, and they’ll work their way to current top of the pops. As for other bare necessities, expect unlimited starters, main course, dessert, and a whole lot of IMFL, including beer, wine, whisky, vodka, rum and cocktails.

When: 31st December

Where: DLF Place Mall, Saket

Price: INR 4000/couple, 2500/male stag and 2000/female

Akira Back

For all the fancy, fine-diners, Akira Back is doing a chefs special four course curated menu, and like any New Year party, some unlimited alcohol. If you’re big on a great meal, you cannot go wrong with them.

When: 31st December

Where: JW Marriott, Aerocity; Contact: 01145212121

Price: INR 5500/head+taxes

The Hungry Monkey

One of our personal favorites, The Hungry Monkey is transforming into a club du jour this NYE. This means you can dance {in-house DJ}, right after you enjoy a buffet {featuring Romanesco Ratatouille, Scarmozza, Chimichuri fish skewers, herbed chicken fricassee and roast vegetable tagine} and premium alcohol including special cocktails {hello Moscow Mule and Wild Berry Caprioska}.

When: 31st December

Where: The Hungry Monkey, B6/6. DDA Market, Safdarjung Enclave

Price: INR 3500 for the ladies, and INR 4500 for the men