■ Room 18 presents: The Seventh Annual VIP Rooftop party on Monday from 9pm to 1am at the Neo 19 Building, 88 Songren Rd, Taipei City (台北市松仁路88號B1). A limited number of pre-sale tickets for NT$2,000 are available at Room 18 or call (02) 2723-2456 or 0958-111-188 for more information. From 9pm to midnight, there is an open bar. The ticket to the VIP party includes two complimentary drinks at Room 18 or Barcode later in the evening, as well as a free pass to Room 18 for the whole month of January.
Liquid Lifestyle have opened a new lounge bar called LMNT on the first floor of Neo 19, but for New Year’s Eve, they are taking over Neo Studios on the ninth floor for their Silver and Gold party with SmithAgentSmith, a Hollywood-based DJ and producer with an amazing high-top fade.
■ Silver & Gold NYE on Monday from 10pm to 4am at Neo Studios, 9F, 88 Songren Rd, Taipei City (台北市松仁路88號B1). Admission is NT$800 for ladies (with a drink) all night and NT$1,100 for men (with a drink) before 11pm and NT$1,300 afterwards.
For something completely off the map, Bar Waves at Fulong Beach (福隆海灘) is having a two-day celebration with Tranquility Bay on Sunday (with drum and bass, dubstep and trip-hop) or Phantapsys New Year’s party on Monday (with the focus only on psytrance). Both parties are for the hardcore heads as they are each at least 16 hours long and require the logistics of travel.
One of the event co-coordinators is Kelvin Alders, a sharp-tongued MC who has already thrown one event at Bar Waves. For people that are worried about it being too cold on the beach, he said, “It’s an ocean view, but it’s a five-minute walk from the beach.”
Alders and his friends just purchased a sound system for the parties, which will have two rooms and four tented areas each. “The best part is that there are no neighbors, so we can turn it up and go all day and all night long,” Alders said.
■ Tranquility Bay, Sunday from 2pm to 6am and Phantapsys New Year’s Eve is Monday from 2pm to Tuesday at noon at Bar Waves 56 Fulong Street, Guangliao, New Taipei City (新北市貢寮區福隆街56號). Admission is NT$300 for each event and includes one drink.