30 Places to Wave Goodbye to 2015 and Say Hello to 2016 (plus a few for New Year’s Day)

What are you doing on New Year’s Eve?

What are you doing on New Year’s Eve? If you haven’t made any plans yet, here’s a few suggestions. And in case you hadn’t noticed, New Year’s Eve is on a Thursday this year which means, yes, you’ve guessed it, New Year’s Day is on a Friday – no excuse needed for more celebrations. So don’t overdo it on New Year’s Eve or you’ll miss the Friday night party. And buy extra supplies of hangover cures.

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New Year’s Eve Sharer Party seated at sharer tables of up to 10 people and includes arrival glass of bubbly. Learn to play blackjack and roulette. Four course dinner, seven-piece band & DJ, magicians. £65 per person. New Year’s Eve Party in Vega Lounge – there’s live music from 10.30pm and a DJ set that will keep you dancing until early hours. Free entry. Upgrade for guaranteed entry and a complete Vegas-style party experience. Booth package £350 per booth.

0161 826 4574

James Martin Manchester

James Martin Manchester

Welcome 2016 in style with a luxurious dinner and live entertainment. Glass of bubbly on arrival, sumptuous six-course dinner, table magician, live entertainment and DJ. £95.

0161 820 3070

Dive NQ

Dive NQ

Head over to this brand new sub-basement venue for their first ever NYE party. Offering a relaxed but fun vibe, there will be plenty going on all evening. Open from 9pm till 5am on NYE with a no-nonsense relaxed policy – which means sneakers are most definitely acceptable. Standard & ultimate tickets can be bought online and at the venue. An ultimate ticket includes fun props, drinks & bites & FREE booze until midnight. The playlist on the DJ decks will be everything from reggae to pop, RnB, Motown, soul, funk & more. Booths available for groups/parties.

0161 826 3080

The Liquor Store

Liquor Store Manchester

Manchester’s one and only 24 Hour New Years Eve party returns with a 90’s theme so expect lots of 90’s inspired music, cocktails, alchopops, disco biscuits, plus a prize for best costume. 12:00pm – 12:00pm. Last entry 10:30pm Tickets £15

0161 834 6239

The Liars Club

The Liars Club

The Liars Club will be doing what they do best on the last night of 2015 – serving up a heavy dose of tiki madness to the people of Manchester. Expect classic 90’s tunes all night with a serving of classic Liars cocktails to boot. Sure to sell out, so get your tickets while they’re still available. Tickets are just £6 (including booking fee).

0161 834 5111

Urban Cookhouse

Urban Cookhouse

If you can’t spend NYE in NYC why not party till late with New York-inspired cocktails and beats. Open bar from 7pm till midnight when you purchase a ticket for £50.

0161 235 8768

The Fitzgerald

The Fitzgerald

Escape to the the glitz, the glamour, and excess of the 1920s at The Fitzgerald’s Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve party. The Fitzgerald is going all out Gatsby with jazz and electro-swing DJs, live music, silent cinema and 20’s props. Sip on delicious cocktails served in cut glassware and be prepared for dancing on tables till late.

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If you prefer to take the more relaxing option and toast in the New Year with good friends over a meal, enjoy a special NYE dinner at Rosylee and get free entry to the NYE Great Gatsby party at The Fitzgerald.

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Walkabout The Printworks

Walkabout The Printworks

Have an Aussie New Year! Party your way into the New Year Aussie style! Book your VIP area and pre-order your drinks for arrival. We’ve various party packages to choose from. Come in and enjoy our laid back Australian feel that sets us apart from other bars. What’s more you get a FREE bow tie! Call our friendly bookings team on 0161 672 4660 or 07881 767471

Cane & Grain

Cane And Grain

If you’re looking for a relaxed affair this New Year’s Eve, look no further than Cane & Grain’s hidden first floor bar. With sumptuous leather seating, wood panelling and a bourbon-stocked bar bursting with character, it’s the epitome of laid-back cool. A word of warning though – the bar is sure to get busy so it’s a good idea to book in advance to secure your spot.

0161 839 7033

Black Dog New Wakefield Street

Black Dog New Wakefield Street

Leave 2015 behind and welcome 2016 with Black Dog NWS and their ever-popular resident DJs. With two floors and a dedicated pool area, the party is guaranteed to continue well into the early hours. With no fee on the door, why not party into 2016 in style? Open 12pm-late.

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0161 236 4899

Black Dog Ballroom NQ

Black Dog Ballroom NQ

Resident DJ Jacob Coid will be on the decks well into the best few hours of 2016 – the first 4. Expect funk, soul, hip-hop, disco, alternative and just pure bangers all night. Tickets are £5 and are available behind the bar.

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0161 839 0664

Dog Bowl

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Roll in the New Year with a night of bowling, great food and fun at Dog Bowl. Why not hit the alleys and go for a strike on the count of midnight? Although walk-ins and general reservations are welcome and entry is free as usual, guests have the option of a two course a la carte menu, a glass of prosecco and a game of bowling for just £25 per person.

0161 228 2888

The Milton Club

The Milton Club Party

Say goodbye to 2015 on the dance floor at this classy Deansgate venue. The evening is going to be a night of elegance, with lots of nice little extras included to make it a memorable New Year’s Eve. The first 200 guests will receive a complimentary glass of fizz to kick off their evening in style. And if that’s not amazing enough already, throughout the night, there will be plenty of show-stopping performances from a saxophonist, firebreathers and showgirls. The Milton will also have a selection of champagnes and spirits available all night long with a limited edition cocktail to add a touch of sparkle to everyone’s evening of celebrations.

0161 850 2353


Manchester Bierkeller Party

Enjoy New Year’s Eve at Bierkeller, a little bit of Bavaria in Manchester. With the finest German beers, Bavarian style menu and The Oompah Band playing their amazing New Year’s Eve show, you are guaranteed a great night out. Tickets are £25 each which includes a glass of prosecco or a bottle between four people, a stein of beer/cider/cocktail and a free shot.

0845 533 3000


Mambos Manchester

Manchester’s newest cocktail bar and party club brings a decidedly tiki vibe mixed with a complete club experience.Their New Year’s Eve Party features 3 DJs on 2 floors playing chart, RnB and house music all night. 6:00pm – 4:00am Last entry 12:00am. £10

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0161 834 5553

Hula Manchester

Hula Manchester

Bring in the New Year Tiki style at the Hula NYE Party with Gareth Brooks spinning 90s Hip Hop and party anthems all night long, with £5 New Year’s grog 8pm til 10pm. Doors open at 8pm and it’s just £3 from 10pm. Over at Hula West Didsbury, it’s Tiki Makahiki with Nic Kozubik playing an eclectic mix of funk, soul, hip hop and R’n’B alongside all your favourite party classics. Doors open at 8pm and it’s £3 a ticket – available in advance, limited tickets available on the door. Tiki fancy dress, prizes and give-aways!

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The biggest night of the year! 8 hours of hip hop, r&b and house party bangers from the Murkage Cartel crew featuring KLEPTO, Mr Kenzo, Robb Rocks and more, to bring you into the New Year in style. Free entry.8pm – 4am.Booth hire available before 9pm.Genres: Club Classics, Hip Hop, House, Old Skool, R&B

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0161 828 8700

Infamous Diner

Infamous Diner

Great for families and groups of friends alike, Infamous has a great range of naughty but delicious New Year’s Eve dining options. The huge menu has it all including; burgers, hot dogs, pancakes and shakes – you can even make them hard with a shot of a complimentary spirit. Plus there’s the jukebox to keep you entertained and a flat screen TV showing classic movies.

0161 819 1798

Manchester House

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The restaurant is fully booked for NYE, but there are some options in the Lounge which has arguably the best seats from which to view Manchester. Enjoy evening drinks there with a live saxophonist or count down to midnight with a late night DJ and party into the small hours. Tables are available for groups of 4-10 (minimum spend £50pp) or bar tickets can be purchased for £15pp to include a complimentary glass of champagne for those arriving before 10pm


Gusto Manchester

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Business as usual at Gusto with one difference in that everyone who is in the bar and restaurant towards midnight will be treated to a complimentary glass of fizz to welcome in the New Year



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The restaurant is almost fully booked but bar tickets are still available priced at £15pp and guests can arrive from 9pm. Guests who arrive between 9-10pm will receive a complimentary glass of fizz and access to Australasia and Grand Pacific which are open until 4am and have live music


The Oast House

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There’s live music in The Courtyard where festivities begin at 8pm. The ticket (£15) includes a complimentary glass of wine, a pint of draught beer or a soft drink and also includes access to The Curious TeePee, The Oast House and The Courtyard all night.


The Alchemist on New York Street

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The usual a la carte dining until 8pm. From 10pm the Late Lab tables are available for booking by pre-ordering sharing cocktails, fizz or spirits. Tickets are also available in the bar area for £10 which include a cocktail from a choice of four. The theme is New World Order Secret Society, so staff will be in formal attire, masquerade masks and cloaks.


Grill on the Alley

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There will be an NYE dinner party with entertainment downstairs for which all tables have gone. However, it’s business as usual upstairs


The Botanist

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Business as usual with celebrations to bring in the New Year, of course, plus lots of interactive live music and special prizes.


Grill on New York Street

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Business as usual so expect good food and a great atmosphere.


The Pen and Pencil

The Pen And Pencil

The Pen and Pencil welcomes in the New Year with a special fairground-themed celebration! The Northern Quarter’s finest DJs Dan Wainwright & Tim Lawton will be playing back to back, rolling out some smashing tunes to get everybody dancing before the clock strikes 12. Expect Slush Puppies, candy floss and more. 9pm-late. Tickets: £15 (includes a drink on arrival plus fizz and a hot dog at midnight!)

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0161 660 3303

Solomon’s Café Bar


Prefer to stay local? There’s a Masquerade Ball at Solomon’s in Withington with canapés & bubbles. Formal dress optional. Tickets £10.

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0161 434 1723


Albert Hall and Albert’s Schloss

Alberts Schloss

If you’ve managed to get over your New Year’s Eve hangover, on New Year’s Day for one night only, the beautiful chapel that is Albert Hall and Albert’s Schloss, the Bohemian pleasure palace on the ground floor of the iconic building on Peter Street, are joining together to host a massive line up to start 2016 with a bang. These two incredible spaces become one to throw a 2,500 capacity party in collaboration with The Warehouse Project and to kick off the New Year. The party starts at 8pm on New Year’s Day and goes on till 5am. £19.50.


Sankeys Warehouse

Sankeys Warehouse

Four warehouse spaces of music at this very special New Year’s Day party. Fatboy Slim will be headlining the Sankeys Soap room alongside the legendary Basement Jaxx. The Soap Bar plays host to house icon Todd Terry who will play a three hour 88/89 dance set. Boston Bun and Busy Pfrom Ed Banger records will be laying down some serious dance floor fillers. M-Groove and Bhavin who will be playing disco and house. The Basement features dynamic Spanish house artists Hector Couto and Mar-T both residents at Amnesia. The Redlight features German duo and Sankeys Ibiza favorites Tube & Berger taking over the dance floor for another memorable set. This is a party not to be missed so it is advisable to purchase tickets early to avoid disappointment.


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