Non-stop party at JJ’s Irish Restaurant December 31 Prepare yourself for a night of non-stop partying at popular bar and restaurant JJ’s in Adliya as they host The Island’s Fever NYE 2015. Watch ‘The Noise’ perform live, followed by a surprise DJ, alongside plenty of drinks. The show starts from 7pm and there’s free entry before 6pm. After that it’s BD10 entry per person or you can pay BD30 for entrance plus unlimited selected drinks. Tickets are available throughout the month at JJ’s or at the door during the event. JJ’s Irish Restaurant, Adliya (3932 9083). A quiet one at Swiss-Café December 31 Join Chef Holger and his team at Swiss Café on the tenth floor of Swiss-Belhotel in Seef for a five-course dinner priced at BD40 net with selected beverages, available from 7pm to 1am. Swiss-Belhotel, Seef District (6631 0041).
Say goodbye to 2014 in Figs & Olives December 31 Enjoy a special three-course set menu with a glass of bubbly for a quieter New Year’s Eve in an intimate setting. Prices start from BD17++. The Domain Bahrain, The Diplomatic Area (1600 0000). Kaiseki at Imari December 31 To welcome the New Year, Master Chef Riichiro has created a seven-course Kaiseki menu for connoisseurs of Japanese cuisine. It’s BD58++ with unlimited selected beverages. Call for timings. The Domain Bahrain, The Diplomatic Area (1600 0000). Txoko celebrations December 31 Prepare yourself for a massive club night in swanky Basque-inspired Txoko sky lounge, with plenty of entertainment expected, as the party starts from 9pm and it’s BD40++ per person with unlimited selected beverages. The Domain Bahrain, The Diplomatic Area (1600 0000). Masquerade in style at The Warbler December 31 A dashing and glamorous affair is taking place at British-style pub The Warbler to mark the beginning of 2015 from 8pm to 2am. Expect live performances by Grilz Ink and DJ Francis, alongside surprises, games and contests with plenty of prizes, and ladies get a free mask. It’s BD20 for an unlimited beverage package and BD5 for the party buffet. You’ll also get a free glass of bubbly. Baisan International (3909 8607).
Keralan style in Nattinpuram December 31 A surprise live event is planned at Keralan-inspired restaurant Nattinpuram alongside a gala buffet for BD5.9, raffle draws and plenty of family-friendly giveaways. The night runs from 7pm to 1am. Baisan International (3909 8607).
The Grand Prix at Grand Ambassador December 31 A smart-casual event is being hosted in the Diplomat Radisson Blu’s Grand Ambassador Ballroom. The 'race' starts from 8pm with a live performance by talented resident band the Black Notes followed by DJ Goldy Rise on the decks from 11pm. It’s BD65 net per person for the whole evening which also includes surprise prizes. Diplomat Radisson Blu (3994 5208).
Sparkling tunes in Downtown December 31 Get your glad rags on and enjoy a night of fun and dancing at Downtown where they’re hosting a special sparkling New Year’s Eve party. It’s BD15 net per person inclusive of three selected beverages and one glass of sparkling grape. InterContinental Regency (1722 7777).
Under the stars with Elements December 31 Celebrate the New Year al fresco style at the chic Elements Pool and Lounge where DJ Pyrokiss and special guest are spinning the decks from 6pm to 1am while you enjoy unlimited selected house beverages. The night costs BD30 net per person. InterContinental Regency (1722 7777).
Meaty indulgence at Legendz December 31 Indulge in a five course dinner menu with your choice of beverages at the swanky Legendz Steakhouse where they serve an impressive array of premium cuts. It’s BD32.5 net for food only, BD45 net with grape pairing and one glass of bubbly or BD62.5 with bubbly pairing. InterContinental Regency (1722 7777).
Maki samplers December 31 Savour a whopping nine-course meal in fine dining style at the classy Maki restaurant which is known for its Japanese fusion dishes. The meal has been specially prepared by Chef Louis Kenji Huang for the night, with their exquisite beverages in mind, while suitable music is played by a live DJ and you celebrate the countdown with cotillion (party favours). It’s BD60++ per person. World Trade Centre (1752 2733).
The Burlesque Bellas in Mövenpick December 31 Coming all the way from London to entertain you into 2015 are The Burlesque Bellas who promise quite a performance at the Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain. The night starts from 8pm and you’ll enjoy an open bar until the early hours. Prices start from BD65 net. Mövenpick Hotel (1746 0017).
Rockabilly highs at Club Buffalo December 31 Enjoy a burlesque countdown at Club Buffalo with live performances by Rockabilly and Sky band, followed by DJ Trixta on the decks, and plenty of prizes and giveaways. It’s BD20 for a regular drinks package from 8pm to midnight and BD25 to add hops. Alternatively, try the gala dinner buffet for BD15 inclusive of one free beverage. Dress ‘classy cabaret’. Ramee California, Juffair (3555 9391).
Caribbean soiree in Crowne Plaza December 31 The Crowne Plaza Bahrain is this year welcoming you to their Caribbean inspired New Year’s Eve party at the Bahrain Conference Centre. There will be live entertainment from the UK alongside a sumptuous selection of fine foods and plenty to quench your thirst. It’s BD70 net per person inclusive of everything from 8pm to 2am. Meanwhile, in Harvesters Bar & Terrace, another Caribbean themed party is going on with live entertainment by resident band Groove Thing, fun themed games and competitions. It’s BD12 in advance or BD15 on the door, starting from 7pm. Crowne Plaza Bahrain (1753 1122).
The ocean’s bounty from Waves December 31 Waves seafood restaurant is putting all of their most popular dishes together on one single set menu for you to try any time from 7pm to midnight. It’s BD19.950++ including a glass of grape. Crowne Plaza Bahrain (1753 1122).
Brunchin’ in 2015 at La Mosaique December 31 If a brunch-style buffet is more your scene than an all-out fiesta then head to La Mosaique for a huge selection of foods, live music and a traditional midnight celebration. It’s BD24 net for food only, starting from 7pm. Crowne Plaza Bahrain (1753 1122).
A Ritzy family-friendly buffet December 31 For New Year’s Eve, The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain is hosting an extensive dinner buffet in La Med from 7pm to 11pm. It’s BD35++ per person and BD17.5++ for children aged four to 12. The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain (1758 6499).
A feast for a maharaja at Nirvana December 31 Tuck into an aromatic and flavourful five-course menu that’s authentically Indian and comes served with a glass of bubbly per person at Nirvana restaurant. It’s BD45++ per person from 7pm to 11.30pm. The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain, Hotel & Spa, Seef (1758 6499).
Five courses to countdown in Plums December 31 Five-star venue Plums, well known for its prime steaks and contemporary vibes, is inviting you to try a New Year themed five-course menu before you celebrate the countdown. It’s BD55++ per person with seating available from 7pm to 9.30pm. The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain (1758 6499).
A taste of Italy at Primavera December 31 Italian restaurant Primavera has created a special four-course menu. It’s BD35++ per person with seating available from 7pm to 9.30pm. The a la carte menu is also available. The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain (1758 6499).
The Ritz gala ball in Al Noor December 31 Be entertained by a Ritzy glitzy show in the Al Noor Ballroom at The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain and dance the night away to ring in the New Year. It’s BD150 net per person including a dinner show and midnight bubbly toast, from 9pm to 2am. The dress code is strictly smart casual. The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain (1758 6499).
Moulin Rose at Trader Vic’s December 31 Trader Vic’s is hosting yet another fabulous New Year’s soiree. Presenting Parisian cabaret dancers, a wandering magician and a fine-dining international dinner buffet, Trader Vic’s has gone all out for 2015. Dinner is served from 8pm while the night’s celebrations start from 9pm. It’s BD65 inclusive of one welcome drink, grape, dinner buffet and celebratory bubbly or BD10 with just one beverage on arrival. The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain (1758 6555).
Bushido Del Rio December 31 Shake your tail-feathers from 9pm onwards at Bushido’s funky New Year’s Eve bash as the carnival comes to Bahrain. Find professional carnival dancers and capoeira artists performing while DJ Albert-L is on the decks. For ladies, it’s BD10 in advance or BD15 on the door, and for gents it’s BD15 and BD20 respectively. All tickets include one complimentary beverage. Bushido (1758 3555).
Dinner on the green at Links December 31 Links restaurant at the Royal Golf Club is hosting a fabulous four-course New Year’s Even menu from 7pm for BD36 net per person including one beverage. The Royal Golf Club (1775 0777).
It’s in the Zodiac December 31 Spend the countdown in Zodiac Lounge where canapés and mixed beverages are free-flowing for BD35 net per couple. Meanwhile, there’s a pool party going on at H20 with a barbecue and international buffet spread, live cooking stations, an open bar and live DJ. It’s BD30 net per person. Elite Grande Hotel (1756 5888).
Do a 360 December 31 Spend your New Year’s Eve at Klub 360 as DJ Seherezade (apparently voted third best-looking DJ in the world by men’s mag FHM) flies in to play a debut Bahrain performance and an exclusive two-hour set. Elite Crystal (1736 0360).
Awtar’s Arabian disco December 31 Popular Arabian night spot Awtar is serving a traditional set menu while live singers, a DJ and belly dancers entertain. Expect plenty of giveaways too! It’s BD75 per person. Elite Crystal (1736 0360).
Schmooze with the Elite December 31 There are a whopping four options over at the Elite Resort & Spa. Firstly, in La Brassirie, they’re hosting a swanky international dinner buffet for BD30 net per couple or BD8 net for kids (six to 12). Then, in Al Noor Tent, an Arabic fiesta with a full-on live entertainment programme and traditional Arabian buffet is BD40 net per person. If a party is more your thing, head to Shift 7 for snacks and drinks at BD30 for ladies and BD35 for men. It’s the same deal in O Club for BD40 net per couple. The Elite Resort & Spa (1731 3333).
Jazzy notes in Il Giardino December 31 Spend the last moments of 2014 in Il Giardino where they’re hosting a themed feast and party from 9pm to 3am alongside unlimited house beverages, a jazz band and DJ. It’s BD30 for gents and BD25 for ladies. Elite Seef Residence (3388 1758).
Paris comes to Sofitel December 31 Sofitel is bringing Paris to Manama in the Al Nakheel Ballroom from 8pm with an evening of feathers, cancan and glitz. A Parisian cabaret group is there to entertain while you enjoy your dinner. It’s BD75 net per person inclusive of selected beverages. Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa, Zallaq (1763 6363).
Celebratory dinner in Baharat December 31 Bid farewell to 2014 at Baharat with a full-on festive dinner complete with whole roasted turkey, live cooking stations and delectable desserts. It’s BD25 with soft drinks or BD35 net with select beverages from 7pm to 1am. Le Meridien Bahrain City Centre, Seef (1717 1441).
How Bizarre December 31 Get 2015 off to a stylish start in Bizarre Lounge where they’re hosting a party in the lush interiors with a surprise DJ from 9pm to 2am. It’s just a BD3 entrance fee with one welcome drink. Le Meridien Bahrain City Centre, Seef (1717 1441).
Savour 2014 in Saveur December 31 Have a special set menu in Saveur including smoked salmon and tenderloin Rossini. It’s available from 7pm to 1am and costs BD30 net with one soft drink. The Westin Bahrain City Centre, Seef (1717 1441).