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New Year's Eve is almost upon us and it's time to pick your spot to countdown into 2015. Whether you prefer refined dining or a raging party, the Beijinger can nudge you in the right direction with our pick of events below.


Nightlife

Bye Bye 2014 at School Bar
Local label and promotions group D.O.G. and the Gang of Gin hold their annual NYE spectacular at School Bar. Line up includes: The Diders, Free Sex Shop, Heat Mark, Secret Club, and Me Guan Me. Free. 9pm. School Bar

G-Shock "Shock" 2014 New Year Countdown Party
Brand new EDM party "Shock" is set to send shock waves through Gongti this NYE with a DJ line up including Rulph Zuckermann (Germany), Jonas Rasch (Germany), Diva Li, Zhi Qi, BB Deng (Taiwan), and Guo Ji. RMB 100, RMB 60 (advance). 10pm. Second Arena (next to Club Latte)

Genesis at Lantern New Year's Eve
With no less than 10 DJs across two rooms, Lantern is going one of the places to be for NYE 2015. Main room (Lantern Space) featuring X.L.F, Huang Weiwei, Gee-e, Eddie Lv and Weng Weng. Second room (Lantern Bar) featuring Watermelon, Selim, Bleu, Jackson Lee and Qiu Yang. RMB 100, RMB 70 (advance). 10pm. Lantern

GWMF's New Year's Eve feat. VINAI
LIV is bringing Italian EDM production duo VINAI to Beijing for the first time for New Year's Eve. Ranked number 62 on DJ Mag's Top 100, expect their bouncy beats to keep the floor moving until dawn. RMB 200, RMB 150 (advance). 9pm. LIV

The Final Countdown NYE Party
The new darlings of the brewpub world 京A will be spinning the best old-school throwback hits and counting down to 2015 by rolling out new deals on drinks and food every hour until the midnight toast to the new year. Free. 5pm. Jing-A Taproom

Hi, 2015! Maybe Mars New Year's Eve Party
Ring in a low key NYE at XP with Carsick Cars, Mr. Graceless, Chui Wan, Bedstars. A great chance for music lovers, rock and roll or otherwise. RMB 100, RMB 80 (advance). 9.30pm. XP Club

Mesh x Belvedere Beat Party
Screw the Champagne, it's all about the vodka at Mesh, where they are teaming up with Belvedere to take you into 2015 with a bang. Free. 10pm. Mesh

Migas' New Years Eve Bash with Dim Sum Disco x The Vice Soundsystem
To launch into 2015 Migas will be transformed into two separate rooms featuring the best local talent on the decks, so you can choose if you’re feeling the warmth of the Dim Sum Disco room with House, Disco and a touch of Techno or looking for the heat of the The Vice Soundsystem room with Tropical Bass, Electro Cumbia, 80’s Funk and Boogie room. RMB 160, RMB 120 (advance), including a glass of Veuve Cliquot. 9pm. The Bar at Migas

Neon White 2015 at 8MM
Beijing's only white and neon party. Expect face and body painting artists, gorgeous models, sexy dancers, gift giveaways, custom light shows, and more. DJs Danny Flora, El-mar and Marco Qu will supply a variety of sexy, commercial, upbeat house and electro. RMB 100. 9pm. 8MM

New Year's Eve Hoedown
With drinks specials on Champagne, Fireball whiskey, Tiger beer and more from 9pm until 2am, Home Plate is looking like a good bet for a casual place to ring in the New Year. All that BBQ should help you soak up some of the booze too. Free. 9pm. Home Plate Bar-B-Que 

New Year's Eve Party at Xian
Xian help you count down the end of 2014, and the new beginnings of 2015, with free entry and delicious drink specials all night long. Free. 9pm. Xian Bar

New Year's Eve Party at Vivid
Celebrate a sparkling NYE at Vivid with a lucky draw and fabulous Champagne and cocktails. RMB 200. 9pm. Vivid

Peng New Year's Eve Golden Ball at Gallery Beijing
Peng founder Pancake Lee along with designers Santi and Sohan have planned a NYE Golden Ball. Put your golden mask on, grab the Champagne and countdown to 2015. RMB 150, RMB 80 (advance). 9pm. Gallery Beijing

Siif Seventh Anniversary and New Year's Party
Siif are combing NYE and their seventh anniversary into one big bash. Genre-bending DJ Oshi will be dropping everything from Dubstep to Electro, TWERK, Moombahton and more. Free. 10pm. Siif

Slow Boat's Third Annual New Year's Eve Bash
Slow Boat's NYE party format is simple: RMB 250 gets you an all-you-can-drink wristband and a Champagne toast at midnight. In their words: "Last year was crazy. This year will be even crazier." 5pm. RMB 250. Slow Boat Brewery Taproom


Dining

New Year Dining at Agua
Make it a Spanish-inspired NYE with Agua's special celebration menu, which starts with shared appetizers for the table before moving on to Boston lobster, slow cooked turkey and Wagyu short rib. RMB 496. 6pm. Agua

New Year's Eve Festa at Mercante
Mercante have only 30 seats available for their five course NYE menu so be sure to book early. Price includes a glass of Italian bubbles. RMB 450. 8pm. Mercante

New Year's Eve Set Menu at 8MM Restaurant
The more people you bring, the less you spend at 8MM Restaurant. Their luxurious set menu of lobster carpaccio and Wagyu beef rib-eye starts at RMB 1388 per person, going down to RMB 688 for tables of eight or more. From RMB 688. 5pm. 8MM Restaurant

Pinotage New Year Celebration Dinner
Two options at Pinotage: a South African BBQ buffet including two drinks (RMB 388) or a canape buffet plus a glass of sparkling wine for RMB 150. Of course they'll have plenty of South African wine flowing too. 7.30pm. Pinotage

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