25 perfect places to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Manchester


For our pick of where to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2018 in Manchester, click here!

Festive fun doesn’t finish at Christmas. Oh no. Keep the fun going and celebrate right up until the end of 2017 and into 2018 with our pick of New Year’s parties and events. There are options for an awesome New Year’s Eve on Sunday 31 December as well as a selection of celebrations for the day itself.

The Liquor Store

Dig out the hairspray and head down to The Liquor Store for a Wolf Of Wall Street-style celebration featuring classic 80s tunes, beer pong and free pizza. If all that doesn’t grab you, maybe the 80’s-inspired cocktails, Nintendo and Space Hopper sessions will. Take a gamble on a Material Girl or maybe the Papa Don’t Preach cocktail as you bust all manner of questionable dance move. But who’s judging? This is the 80’s after all.

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Dirty Martini

One of the newest bars on Deansgate is getting dirty for New Year’s Eve. £5 martinis from 11pm -1am, a complimentary glass of prosecco before 9pm and DJs on the decks until 3am. Expect plenty of glitter, sequins and shimmer. And let’s be honest, a martini at midnight sounds good, right?

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All Star Lanes

Enjoy a 90s throwback party at All Star Lanes, the popular tenpin bowling venue, bar and kitchen in the Great Northern Warehouse. Think neon, glowsticks and the best music ever, right? Early bird tickets are now available from just £20 which includes entry, a welcome tipple, fizz when the clock strikes 12, and, of course, bowling. Be quick to secure yourself the ultimate start to 2018.

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The Albert Square Chop House

If you want to be close to the action on New Year’s Eve, you can’t get much closer than the historic Albert Square Chop House. They are putting on a ticketed event this New Year’s Eve which includes drinks vouchers (plus bubbles at midnight!), live entertainment, a perfect view of the fireworks in Albert Square and a British sharing platter including tasty nibbles like venison scotch eggs and Woodhall’s air- dried Cumbrian ham. £35 per person but be sure to book. The other Victorian Chop Houses – Sam’s and Tom’s – are serving up their a la carte menu all evening too, with added specials.

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This beautiful hotel close to Piccadilly is putting on a NYE party to remember. Start your evening at 6pm with a glass of bubbly whilst enjoying live music until 8pm, before indulging in a grand buffet to end all buffets. Eat, drink and dance your night away to the sounds of live band Under the Covers and a DJ until 1am. Ticketed entry only. Tickets are available at £75 per person – and for that you get drinks on the house all night!

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Randall & Aubin

Celebrate the end of 2017 in style at one of the city’s most luxurious eateries – the beautiful oyster bar and restaurant which is Randall & Aubin on Bridge Street. It’s one of the few brasseries you’ll find has a disco ball too! And we’re sure you’ll be partying with their NYE special – a Magnum of Randall & Aubin champagne and a platter of 12 oysters for £99. A true taste of luxury.

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The Lowry Hotel

Enjoy a four-course dinner, resident DJ, drinks and excusive fireworks at The Lowry Hotel this NYE. Just before the stroke of midnight they’ll ensure you have a glass of champagne in your hand whilst you watch watch the hotel’s own fabulous firework display. Evening bookings are taken between 7pm until 10pm for the New Year’s Eve Menu. Carriages at 1am or continue your evening in The River Bar. It’s black tie, sure to impress, and £145 per person. If you want to stay over, rooms are available from £259 including breakfast. Upgrade to a superior bedroom with spectacular views of the midnight fireworks for an additional £40 per room. Late checkout on New Year’s Day is available too.

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King Street Townhouse

Celebrate NYE in unique style at a Great Gatsby Murder Mystery Dinner at this elegant baby grand hotel. Inspired by the Roaring Twenties and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel,  there’s a festive three course dinner as well as a mystery to solve. Then you can dance  into the night before it’s up to the fabulous 8th floor to watch the fireworks as the clock strikes midnight over Manchester. Tickets cost £120 per person. And if you don’t fancy solving a mystery, not to worry. Enjoy champagne on arrival from 8pm followed by  canapés, a DJ and a chance to see the New Year in with total style on the 6th floor South Terrace. £60 per person.

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The Milton Club

Celebrate the New Year chime in style at the exclusive FLASH Glitterati event at The Milton Club. Expect unforgettable theatrical performances, exquisite free-flowing drinks, awesome visual effects and much more. There will be floor-filling favourites, guest DJs, music video mash ups and 360 screen experiences all under one roof. Booths are available to book to be at the very centre of all the action. If you are in the first 100 to book, you will receive a complimentary glass of fizz to help get the party going. Tickets are available from £30 with premium and luxe packages available. So what are you waiting for?

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Dive NQ

Party from 9pm – 5am at Dive NQ. There will be beer pong tournaments, dancing, drinking and partying until 5am at this massive basement bar in the Northern Quarter. From reggae to pop, house to funk, there will be tunes to suit you! Booth packages also available.

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Victoria Warehouse

A big bass jam is coming to the massive venue of Victoria Warehouse for a New Year’s Eve you won’t forget. Expect some of the hardest-hitting musicians out there bringing kick-ass live performances to the stage, including Lethal Bizzle, Tom Zanetti & K.O Kane, Matrix & Futurebound and Amine Edge & Dance. Special guest is Chris Lorenzo.

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Great John Street Hotel

Toast to 2017 and welcome 2018 with a black tie spectacular dinner dance at Great John Street Hotel. This is the chance to enjoy a night of elegance in the bewitching Oyster Bar where you’ll be welcomed with a glass of champagne before being seated for an indulgent four course meal. Make your way to the dance floor and party as live entertainment takes you from 2017 to 2018 in true Eclectic style. 7pm ’till late. Tickets £70 per person.

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Come along to this vibrant Thai eatery in Spinningfields on New Year’s Eve, where they will be serving special £5 cocktails after 9pm. Accompany with one of their signature street-food style dishes and that’s your night sorted.

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Arcane Cocktail Bar

For NYE  this cool cocktail bar is opening its doors from 12pm all the way till 4.00am. DJ Dan Deighan will be playing a cool and eclectic mix of indie rock n roll and party favourites, from 10pm. Best of all it’s free entry all night long.

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The Refinery

This stylish Spinningfields bar and restaurant is open until 1am for New Year’s Eve, with a DJ in action and dinner and drinks bookings available. They are open from 10am with bottomless brunch in the morning and the outdoor igloos are available for booking! Email  info@refineryspinningfields.co.uk for more details.

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This fine dining restaurant just off King Street promises elegant surroundings, plus impressive food and drink, to make a truly unforgettable NYE – with a select, very special menu available 7pm-9pm, plus live entertainment from Malaika Shaw. Book in advance for £95 per person and receive a glass of Pommery on arrival as well as one at midnight, as well as an array of courses including cured salmon with salt baked beetroot and for pudding. What about popcorn pannacota? Grafene are also offering some special opportunities for drinks only in the bar, with spirits, champagne and beer packages available – and the bar is open until 1am.

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The Oast House

The Oast House in Spinningfields has revealed details of its spectacular New Year’s Eve Party. Spread across The Oast House, the Teepee and The Courtyard, guests will be treated to live entertainment with a band and DJ, as well as a sprinkle of magic from face and body glitter experts Wish Upon A Sparkle. It all starts at 8pm on Sunday 31st December. Priority tickets are available on Eventbrite from Friday 1st December.

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The Laundrette

This bustling bar on First Street is ready to take care of you this NYE with a special menu and including fizz on arrival. The three-course menu includes luxurious tempura battered prawns and crayfish and pink grapefruit cocktail, lots of mains and three desserts to choose from: whiskey soaked cheesecake, a cheeseboard and truffle chocolate torte. Decisions, decisions. Be sure to check out their impressive cocktails too. Tickets are £35 per person.

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Lazy Lizard

Party in one of the city’s newest bars and celebrate in style this NYE! Lazy Lizard is an Ibiza-style venue bringing all of the fun of the sun to the Printworks – so you can be sure to be at the centre of town, and the centre of the action to welcome in 2018. NYE is £10 general admission or £15 VIP.

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The Living Room

Indulge in the forbidden fruit of the Garden of Eden, with live music and entertainment, party packages, and premium dining at popular Deansgate venue The Living Room.  Enjoy the countdown at midnight, then celebrate your fall from grace until 4am. For general entry, tickets start from £15, with early bird tickets including prosecco reception at 7pm-9pm.  There are also VIP tickets which includes a bottomless prosecco reception and access to the VIP suite. In the restaurant it will be a 5 course menu, with booths and drinks packages available exclusively through Skiddle.

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Dukes 92

Dukes 92 is the place to see in NYE in style. Collect your glass of bubbly on arrival and then grab your plate for a hog roast like nothing else you’ve ever tasted. There will be four bars open on the night and live music played by the in house resident DJ. There’ll also be fairground rides and a spectacular fireworks display at midnight to start 2018 with a bang. £35 per person so it won’t break the bank either.

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Hard Rock Café

Party Like A Rockstar this NYE at Hard Rock Cafe Manchester. From just £35pp guests will be greeted with a welcome drink and delicious three course menu offering classic Hard Rock options. Then it’s time to get your dancing shoes on as in-house band Out-Foxed take to the stage and bring in the new year in true rock ‘n’ roll style. Or enjoy any 3 drinks from 5pm and soak up the atmosphere for £20 per person.

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The Ainscow Hotel and Spa

If you’re looking for some last minute accommodation for New Years Eve, the Ainscow Hotel and Spa on Chapel Street is just minutes away from the city centre. Its combination of classic styling with luxurious interiors is sure to impress.

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Walkabout Printworks

This big Oz-inspired bar in the Printworks is putting on a NYE party to match. Expect awesome vibes all-round with Aussie bow ties and hand-held confetti giveaways.

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Don Giovanni

Dine out at Manchester’s oldest Italian restaurant and celebrate NYE in style with a fabulous array of dishes and desserts, including digestivo cocktails like homemade limoncello.  You’ll be greeted with an apertivo of lush prosecco or a Giovanni Bellini, and there are a number of Jean Christophe Novelli dishes on the menu including ricotta mousse topped with grilled octopus and also porchetta with potato puree. Tickets £69.50 per person.

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Fairfield Social Club

GRUB is throwing its first ever New Year’s Eve party at its freshly opened events space Fairfield Social Club. Expect top class street food with a special beer line-up, top notch party DJs and a super laid back atmosphere. Food will be provided by Pastrami Now, Wholesome Junkies & Yes! Doughnuts making sure not one belly goes unfilled. On top of the usual fully stocked bar the party will be home to special beers from amazing northern breweries like The Runaway Brewery, North Brew Co, Cloudwater and Atom Beers. It starts at 6.30pm on Sunday 31st December and finishes at 2.30am the next morning.

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Per Tutti

Treat yourself to a New Year’s Eve to remember at Per Tutti  – a plush eatery which has had its kitchens taken over by top Italian restaurant Don Giovanni. They have a marvellous New Year’s Eve menu which is a 6 course Italian feast for £49.50 which includes homemade meat balls, fillet steak and lobster thermidore.  You can pre-order champagne for midnight with Drappier bottles available for £29.95.

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Mr Cooper’s

Experience an unforgettable evening in the award-winning restaurant and bar. The night will begin with a glass of bubbles followed by an indulgent five-course meal. The bespoke menu was designed by head chef Robert Taylor and offers exciting, fresh and flavoursome food using colourful ingredients, home-grown seasonal favourites and one of the best drinks list in the city at the bar. Mr Cooper’s will be serving up the sounds of Manchester duo Zoe and Andy whilst guests dine creating the perfect vibe to bring in 2018.

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