New Year’s Eve is in Bahrain inevitably one of the busiest nights of the year.
Trying to find a bar can be overwhelming, with so many different options to choose from.
But don’t worry – we’ve rounded up more than a dozen parties for you to check out this year.
Read on for our guide to New Year’s Eve in Bahrain in 2019.
With views over Manama from the 25th floor, we’re not sure there’s a better place to watch the fireworks than at Alto this year. DJ Danielle Hanna from Beirut will be on the decks alongside resident DJ Ersan Erguner, and you’ll get a free glass of bubbly when the clock strikes midnight, too.
BHD20 (entry only), BHD100 (minimum spend for two/three people with a table), BHD200 (minimum spend for four/six people with a table). Tue Dec 31 8pm-2am. Downtown Rotana, Manama (3351 4455).
Azure Pool and Lounge
You can welcome the 2020s at a 1920s Great Gatsby-themed party at Azure Pool and Lounge this year. Expect aerial acrobatics, fire dancers, jugglers to entertain you, plus live music and fireworks as you welcome the New Year.
BHD50 (two house beverages and canapes), BHD400 (table plus one bottle of house short drinks and mixers). Tue Dec 31 8pm-2am. Four Seasons Bahrain Bay (1711 5500).
DJ Jackson and DJ Momo will be on the decks as you countdown to 2020 this year. The theme for Bushido’s NYE party this year is red, so you’d better get your outfits in order now.
Free entry (between 9pm and 10pm), BHD10 (ladies), BHD15 (gents), BHD20 (VIP lounge). Tue Dec 31 9pm-2am. Seef (1758 3555).
Latin music your jam? Head down to Casa Lounge at the Neyran Restaurant where there’ll be live performances all night long. There’s belly dancing, too, and you can buy a drinks package for just BHD20 for unlimited house beverages from 9pm until 1am.
BHD10 (entry), BHD20 (house beverages until 1am). Neyran Restaurant, Mercure Grand Hotel Seef (1758 4400).
If you’re after a late night party this New Year’s Eve, head down to Cellar 59 which will be open until 4am. DJ Boudi will be there keeping you entertained and there are drinks packages available on the night.
BHD20 (entry and one house beverage). Tue Dec 31 9pm-4am. ART Rotana, Amwaj Islands (1600 0111).
You’re meant to start the New Year as you mean to go on, and we can’t think of a better way to spend 2020 than partying the night away at Coral Bay while covered in neon paint. This neon glow party has a number of international DJs, and your entry ticket includes unlimited house beverages between 9pm and 1am.
BHD20 (gents, pre-sale), BHD (ladies, pre-sale), BHD25 (gents, on the door), BHD20 (ladies, on the door). Tue Dec 31 6pm-2am. Coral Bay, Manama (1731 2700).
Grand Yard House
Ladies, this one is for you. Grand Yard House is offering free entrance and free French bubbly for ladies all night long this New Year’s Eve. There’ll be live music and DJ Jomex will also be on the decks. Men can also buy a beverage package from 8pm until 1am for BHD20.
Free (ladies), BHD20 (gents). Tue Dec 31 5pm-2am. Grand Yard House, Juffair (3625 5195).
Harvesters Pub and Terrace
The carnival in Rio de Janeiro doesn’t happen until February, but that hasn’t stopped Harvesters having a carnival-themed New Year’s Eve party this year. Entrance is just BHD10, and the party kicks off at 9pm.
BHD10. Tue Dec 31 9pm onwards. Harvesters Pub and Terrace, Crowne Plaza Bahrain, Diplomatic Area (1753 1122).
This Irish bar is always a laugh, and the New Year’s Eve night garden brunch should be no different. You can get a drinks package between 8pm and 11.30pm for BHD25++, or enjoy the food buffet for BHD49++. Resident band Road Hits will be there to keep you entertained, too.
BHD49++ (food package), BHD25++ (house beverages). Tue Dec 31 8pm-2am. McGettigan’s, Adliya (1700 0415).
If you love the music of Prince, James Brown, Coldplay and Queen (an eclectic mix if we’ve ever heard one), head down to the Diplomat Radisson Blu for a night of tribute artists this New Year’s Eve. You can get a 10 percent discount if you book before December 15 too.
BHD55 (house beverages). Tue Dec 31 8pm-2am. The Diplomat Radisson Blu, Diplomatic Area (1753 1666).
Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea and Spa
This year Sofitel Bahrain is throwing two massive parties. If you’re looking for a night of laughter and singing, head down to Al Nakheel ballroom where Lebanese singer Bassem Yahya and comedian Bassem Feghali will be performing throughout the evening. There’ll also be belly dancers and a huge fireworks display to end the night. If you’re after a more laidback affair, head to the hotel’s beach for a Brazilian bonfire party. There’ll be a BBQ cookout plus a mesmerising fire show before the fireworks.
From BHD70. Tue Dec 31 9pm-3am. Al Nakheel Ballroom, Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea and Spa, Zallaq (3888 5789). BHD49 (house beverages). Tue Dec 31 8pm-2am. Beach, Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea and Spa, Zallaq (3888 5789).
Trader Vic’s is throwing a very special New Year’s Eve party this year, as 2020 marks 20 years since the bar opened. There’ll be five DJs and three stages for you to party at, so you’ll never be too far from live music.
BHD10 (ladies, pre-sale), BHD15 (gents, pre-sale), BHD15 (ladies, on the door), BHD20 (gents, on the door). The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain, Seef (1758 6555).
We’re not sure why you’d want to be reminded of your school days at a New Year’s Eve party, but with a price like this, we can’t complain. For BHD18 you’ll get unlimited house beverages from 9pm until 2am, and resident DJ TinTin will be there on the decks keeping you entertained at this sports bar.
BHD18 (house beverages). Tue Dec 31 9pm-2am. Wembley, Atiram Premier Hotels, Juffair (3364 0009).