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The most amazing rooftops for a fantastic 2018 New Year’s Eve party!

Say “Hello” to 2019 on a high note, in all meanings of the word! 

A New Year’s party at a rooftop is probably the best place to enjoy both fun and sky-high vibes, while also getting the best spot to watch all the fireworks. If you would like to celebrate New Year’s Eve on a rooftop and want to enjoy the fireworks with the best view, this is the list for you. has collated a list of the 30 best rooftops, all the way from Budapest to Sydney.

You can check out the full list here, meanwhile, we have chosen our top 5 picks. 


A roof that extends over three floors and with a stunning 360-degree views across Bangkok. Here you can sit down in the comfy lounge furniture while peeking at the New Year’s fireworks and enjoy delicious cocktails and tasty food. Located a little outside the city center, but the eventual taxi trip here is worth every penny.

Begin 2019 on a high at Octave Rooftop Lounge & Bar. Free flow of drinks and cocktails, delectable nibbles and panoramic views, make Octave a great place to ring in the New Year. Dance the night away to live DJ’s as you prepare for the countdown. Tickets include free flow of drinks and bar bites all night long.

When: December 31, 7:00pm – 2:00am

Price: 1. Octave Countdown Party THB 8 500 – Free-Flowing drinks and snacks on the 45th floor only of Octave
2. Octave Countdown Party THB 13 500 – Free-Flowing drinks and snacks on the 48th – 49th floor only of Octave

Dress code: Gorgeous & Glamorous

Other info

  • Luxurious
  • 360-degree view
  • Amazing place to see fireworks

Get your tickets: Call +66 2-797-0000 or email

More info:


Bokan is an easy-going and sophisticated hideaway, that transports you far from the city buzz of the busy streets below. The bar and roof terrace at Bokan 39 feature a specialist gin bar, rooftop daybeds, Sunday jazz sessions, all with spectacular and striking views of London. Explore a wide range of cocktails made by a talented team of London’s top mixologists, who will create many innovative cocktails influenced by London’s Docklands.

There are two options for New Year’s Eve at Bokan – one with a dining experience, and one for the bar.
– The dinner: Countdown to 2019 with a six-course tasting menu featuring beautifully plated dishes like seabass tartare; Scottish langoustine ravioli; aged Hereford beef filet ‘Rossini’; rosewater and raspberry sorbet; and black forest manjari chocolate, black cherry sorbet.
– The bar: Enjoy Bokan 38th floor bar and 39th floor roof terrace whilst watching the fireworks as the clock strikes midnight! Choose between premium package or just an entrance ticket.

When: December 31, Bar: 9:00pm – 2:00am


1. Dinner – £190 includes a special six-course New Year’s Eve tasting menu, including a glass of champagne at midnight.
2. Bar – £50 includes a welcome drink and access to the 39th floor rooftop & terrace, and partial access to the 38th floor bar.
3. Premium NYE package – £395 includes unlimited house spirits and mixers, cocktails, prosecco, wine, beers and soft drinks as well as a bowl food buffet served from 10pm – midnight alongside live entertainment.

Dress code: Cocktail attire



Probably the best rooftop bar in the world during the colder days. The rooftop at 230 Fifth is equipped with some super cool rooftop igloos where you can sit on the terrace overlooking the NYC skyline while having the luxury of being cosy and heated. The views over Manhattan and the Empire State Building as awesome from up here. A perfect New York rooftop bar for New Year’s.

All tickets will provide access to both the penthouse and rooftop levels, providing two incredible parties in one night. When the countdown begins, all guests will get a complimentary glass of champagne to toast in the new year. You can reserve different types of tickets. Everything from single tickets, table for 2-10 persons or a private rooftop igloo.

When: December 31, 9:00pm – 4.00am

Price: General admission: $150 / Table for two: $275 guest / Table for four: $250 guest / Table for six: $250 guest / Table for eight: $250 guest / Table for ten: $250 guest / Outdoor igloo: $250 seat

Dress code: 230 Fifth encourage their guests to ‘dress up.’ No jeans, sneakers, t-shirts or polos. Attire that is in keeping with an upscale environment.

Age: All guests must be over 21

Other info

  • 2 DJ’s spinning until 4am
  • Large Screen TV’s
  • 2 dance floors
  • Cash Bar: 1am – 3:30am



Café del Mar Sydney is a luxurious rooftop bar that brings a slice of Ibiza right to Darling Harbor and the heart of the city. Both regarding the restaurant and rooftop terrace. Up here you get a beautiful view of the Sydney skyline and the waters of Darling Harbor. The very stylish indoor restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows opens up to the large balcony terrace. With modern and comfy lounge furniture, blue and white shades and a cool outdoor bar, the beach club vibe is obvious.

The party at Café del Mar will be held among spectacular Darling Harbour water views and fireworks display. All guests will enjoy Mediterranean inspired food, premium drinks and entertainment from the famous DJ Sandy Rivera along with supporting acts. There are both general admissions along with VIP and dining packages available with tickets from $99+ bf. Packages includes everything from beverages, canapés and access to Private Bar and VIP area.

When: December 31, 6:00pm – 2:00am

Price: From $99 to $179

Dress code: Smart and elegant New Year’s attire

Other info

  • Grand views
  • Famous and amazing live DJ
  • Riviera feeling
  • Lovely party atmosphere



Perhaps the best rooftop bar in Barcelona. Here you get a magnificent view over the city all the way to the Mediterranean Sea and the beach. The Majestic is a 5-star hotel located in the center of Barcelona. The prices are quite high, but the view, the drinks and the comfortable atmosphere makes a perfect rooftop bar to celebrate New Year’s Eve at. Dinner is not available out at the terrace. But this is a perfect venue for drinks and to see the fireworks.

Majestic Hotel in Barcelona hosts a grand New Year’s dinner and party. Exclusive food from a luxurious set menu with delicatessen like Foie Gras, truffle and Dom Perignon. But it comes with a high price tag. If you like luxury, are a true epicurean and would like to celebrate the new year with one of the best views in Barcelona, La Dolce Vitae at Majestic Hotel is the place to be.

When: December 31, 8:30pm – 3:00am

Price: €550 per person includes 9 course dinner, wine, champagne, coffee, goodie bag, water, live DJ and bar service at midnight.

Dress code: Gala or classic New Year’s outfit

Other info

  • Exclusive for adults
  • Luxurious
  • Great view for fireworks


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