The time has come. To decide if you want to cuddle up to your dog in a blanket or your better half and stay home to binge watch ‘Best of 2016’ shows {you know the ones channels think are great} or to go out there and embrace the year that 2016 {however bad or okay it was} and dance it away. If you’re planning to forget 2016 with good food and drinks, this list is for you.

The Daily and Veranda Switch

Photo source: Daily Bar and Kitchen

Photo source: Daily Bar and Kitchen

Veranda and The Daily Bar and Kitchen are doing ‘The NYE Switch’, where guests will be able to travel from one era to the other in a bus. If it sounds bonkers to you, here’s the lowdown. Veranda will be donning The Great Gatsby garb with its decor and food inspired by the classic.

There’ll be a party bus that’ll transport you to The Daily which will be more modern. For Veranda, you might want to don a suit and tie and free-flowing gowns to bring in 2017. The culinary team at Veranda have incorporated new-age gourmet techniques to prepare dishes true to the Indian heritage and plated them with an artistic European savoir-faire for you to indulge in. The buses will keep switching between Veranda and The Daily from 9pm till 5am offering premium drinks and cocktails. The bus is loaded with a complete sound system too.

Where: Veranda, Pali Hill, Bandra & The Daily Bar and Kitchen, SV Road, Bandra

Time: 9pm – 5am

Cost: INR 5,000 {all inclusive}

Zoobar

Photo source: Zoo Bar

Photo source: Zoo Bar

Zoobar has a chill scene with no theme {no pressure} to the evening. You can dance the night away drinking their cocktails, while gorging on delicious burgers, pizzas, tacos and appetisers. Recommended for those who want to kick back and probably not have the obligation of wearing a gown or a bow tie.

Timings: 9pm – 5am

Cost: INR 2,500 {couples},  INR 1,500 {single men}, INR 1,000 {single women}

Raasta

Photo source: Raasta

Photo source: Raasta

Raasta has segregated its NYE packages according to the seating areas. Starting from INR 3,000, one can enjoy unlimited food and drinks depending on where you want to sit. The 4th floor packages (INR 3,000 and 4,500 for stags; 6500 for couples) will get you unlimited IMFL and starters; and the packages on the 5th floor (INR 4,000 and 6,000 for stags; 8,000 for couples) gets you unlimited mid-range imported alcohol and starters.

If you want to sit on their newly-opened terrace overlooking the city scape, with unlimited premium imported alcohol, sheesha and complimentary champagne to while eating unlimited starters, you’ll have to shell out anything between INR 5000 and 8000 for stags and 10,000 if you’re going with bae. Their walkway is ideal too if you just want to kick back and ring in the New Year with a low key celebration.

Timings: 9.30pm onwards

Cost: INR 2,500 upward {walkway has free entry}

Contact: +918655000811

Asilo

Photo source: Asilo

Photo source: Asilo

You could also ring in the new year on the 40th floor of St. Regis. Asilo offers a breath taking, panoramic view of the city. They also have Dubai-based DJ Lady Lee pairing up with a violinist & saxophonist duo. There’s unlimited premium alcohol & dinner. For those who lie to make the most out of the eve, limited tickets & tables are available at Asilo.

Timings: 8pm-1:30am

Cost: INR 15,000 {couples] and INR 8,000 {singles}

Contact: +912261628031 or asilo@jsmcorp.in.

Bar Bar

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Photo source: Bar Bar

The first bar with wholesale pricing in the city, Bar Bar is offering unlimited premium alcohol and delicious food at amazing prices. To go with the alcohol and food, there’ll be DJs spinning groovy tunes. The bar will be stocked up till wee hours with beers, premium spirits, and potent cocktails. The food spread includes toasties, popcorns, chakna bowls.

Timings: Noon-1am

Cost: INR ,2999 all inclusive and INR 4,999 all-inclusive for couples.

Contact: +912233126020

Reunion

Photo source: Reunion Bar

Photo source: Reunion Bar

Reunion Bar and Kitchen at Shivaji Park has our vote with the Bollywood theme. If your heart skips a beat whenever somebody talks to you in dialogues from famous movies, hit up this party. You can choose from 3 vegetarian or non-vegetarian starters and vegetarian or non-vegetarian biryani. Alcohol choices include beers, straight ups, wine, old monk and more. Starting at INR 1,800, it includes unlimited food and alcohol for unlimited alcohol. You’ll have to shell out INR 2,500 for unlimited alcohol and food at a well seated table.

Timings: 8pm-5am

Cost: INR 1,800 upward

Contact: +912230151145

The Little Door

Photo source: The Little Door

Photo source: The Little Door

This one is for the fun lovers. If you like switching between alone time and partying, you can head to The Little Door for their pajama party. You can turn up in jammies, onesies, sweatpants, shorts and t-shirts, nightshirts or robes. Instead of a fancy tasting menu, they have a comfort food menu. There’s caramel popcorn and candy floss too.

Timings: 9pm onwards

Cost: INR 2,500 per person upward

Contact: +919167262694 , +917506149551

Featured photo source: Kimery Davis via flickr [CC BY 2.0]