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The best places in Manchester to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2023

Celebrate New Years Eve 2023 in Manchester with style at these great events

Welcome to the ultimate guide for New Year’s Eve 2023 celebrations in Manchester!

As the countdown to December 25th speeds up and Santa’s workshop buzzes with activity, it’s time to shift our focus to another significant date – New Year’s Eve.

If you’re eager to bid farewell to the year in style and avoid the post-Christmas family board game disputes, we’ve compiled a curated list of the top Manchester New Year’s Eve shenanigans.

Whether you’re planning a night out with friends, seeking a romantic setting to share a midnight kiss, or on the hunt for the most happening parties in Manchester, this guide has got you covered.

From exclusive dining experiences and free-to-attend bashes to dazzling fireworks displays and DJ-driven extravaganzas, here’s everything you need to know to make the most of Manchester’s NYE celebrations in 2024.

Discover the hottest events, secure your tickets, and get ready to welcome the New Year with a bang!

Read on for details on Freight Island’s ‘The Little Disco’ Extravaganza, The Twilight Trail’s NYE Special, exclusive New Year’s Eve menus at WOOD Manchester, and many more exciting celebrations that promise to make your transition into 2024 unforgettable.

New Years Eve 2024 Manchester

Back to the 80s at a Liquor Store

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Manchester’s beloved Liquor Store is living it up this NYE, with a Back to the 80s 24-hour party.

Festivities start at midday New Year’s Eve and they’ve got the license to be open all night into midday on New Year’s Day.

You’ll receive a 80s-inspired cocktail on arrival, with the bar decked out like your eighties bedroom.

Dress to impress, because the best costume will win a £50 bar tab at midnight. Expect your 80s classic tunes, balloon drop at midnight, space hoppers, Nintendo competition, 80s nibbles and much much more.

Tickets are £5 before 1st December, £7.50 before 15th December and £10 after.

You can get tickets by clicking here

The Lowry Hotel

On New Year’s Eve, indulge in The Lowry Hotel’s luxurious 6-course taster menu.

Experience New Year’s with all the joy and sparkle you need to tread the dawn into 2024 in style.

Join the festivities at the River restaurant from 19:00 to 01:00, with the last seating at 21:00.

You will have your table for the duration of the evening, to celebrate the end of 2023 in true five-star style.

There are two fab options to pick from:

  • Option 1: Gala Dinner £135pp
  • Option 2: Gala Dinner with wine paring £199pp

Includes: Arrival glass prosecco, gala menu, coffee & petit fours, entertainment and champagne.

You can book a table and check out their menu by clicking here

Freight Island’s ‘The Little Disco’ extravaganza

Join the creators of La Discothèque for a free-to-attend New Year’s Eve bash, ‘The Little Disco.’

Featuring international DJ Jamie 3:26 and Manchester’s finest talents, this event promises a night of disco and house beats.

Limited seating tickets are available, starting from £15 per person.

Click here to book a ticket

The Twilight Trail’s NYE special at Freight Island

Experience the magic of The Twilight Trail with added entertainment, including a 12-minute fireworks display at 9 pm.

£15 for adults and £12 for children. Guests from The Twilight Trail get guaranteed entry to Freight Island.

Click here to book a ticket

31st December 8pm onwards

WOOD Manchester’s exclusive New Year’s Eve menu

Indulge in a seven-course New Year’s Eve menu at WOOD Manchester, featuring sumptuous dishes like Salmon Pastrami Ruben Style and Baked Vacherin with Figgy Pudding.

The evening menu is £175. You can also upgrade to a Chefs Table option at £200 per person.

For reservations, email [email protected].

31st December from 5pm

‘One Night at Ducie’ – Ducie Street Warehouse

Photo: Jody Hartley

Ducie Street Warehouse invites you to ‘One Night at Ducie,’ a free-to-attend party featuring resident artists, DJ sets, live performances, and more.

Enjoy an all-day Sunday Roast on December 31 and an all-day brunch on January 1.

Click here to book a ticket

31st December 31, 6pm onwards

Thomas Street takeover in the Northern Quarter

Various bars including Wolf At The Door, The Bay Horse Tavern, Cane & Grain, Liquor & Burn, and The Smithfield Social are hosting the Thomas Street Takeover this New Year’s Eve.

Choose between £25 or £30 wristbands for a five-bar party extravaganza in the Northern Quarter.

Enjoy drinks, cocktails, and countdown celebrations at multiple venues.

Click here to purchase a wristband

The Jane Eyre’s New Year’s Eve bash

The Jane Eyre in Ancoats promises a night of live music, DJ takeover, and good times until late. Join the celebration with a one-night-only DJ takeover from Stells Selections starting at 10 pm.

31st December, from 9pm

Click here to book your ticket

Red Light: all night at Kampus

Photo by Jack Kirwin -JK Photography-

Join the LGBTQ+ cocktail bar Red Light for a night of dancing, DJs, and a curated cocktail menu.

Leave your mark on their mirrors with lipstick and welcome the New Year in style.

31st December, until late

Click here to book your ticket

Maray’s New Year’s Eve specials

Maray is serving up one-off specials alongside their regular menu on New Year’s Eve. Enjoy a pre-party dinner with unique dishes available from 12 pm until late.

Click here to book your table

31st December, all day

53Two’s FUNNYE celebration

Photo: Jody Hartley

Celebrate New Year’s at 53Two with FUNNYE, featuring comedy, music, and a post-show party with live music until 2 am.

3st Decemebr, all night

Click here to book your ticket

Tiki Hideaway full moon party

Welcome the New Year with a Tiki celebration under the enchanting full moon party vibes.

Dance to festive cocktails, party tunes, and shots all night long.

Click here to book your table

31st December, 7pm – 6am

Mean-Eyed Cat New Year’s Eve bash

Welcome in the new year with a raucous bang at Northern Quarter spot Mean-Eyed Cat.

Enjoy rum cocktails (including the Yule Mule and the Zombie Claus) soundtracked by rock n’ roll bangers until the early hours. Oh, and roll the dice on the bar to be in with a chance of winning free drinks. Free pizza is available until 9pm

Click here to book your table

31st December, 12 pm – 6 am

FENIX New Year’s Eve extravaganza

FENIX presents a three-chapter New Year’s Eve celebration, including an A La Carte menu, a Greek discovery sharing menu from 6 pm, and an exclusive moonlit party from 9 pm.

Click here to book your tickets

31st December, from 12 pm

Habas Bar & Restaurant farewell celebration

Bid farewell to Habas with a 25% discount on the entire food and drink menu.

Enjoy Middle Eastern cuisine, mezze dishes, and cocktails with a festive discount.

More details about their exciting new concept to be announced soon.

Click here to book your table

31st December, all day

NYE extravaganza at Refuge: Studio 54 themed bash

Get ready to dance the night away at the legendary NYE bash at Refuge! Tickets are selling fast, so secure your spot for a night of Studio 54 themed fun on December 31. Slip on those dancing shoes, shimmy into your sequins, and join Mancunians in counting down the bongs in style.

Expect a dazzling Studio 54 theme with DJ talents ‘Sticky Heat’ and ‘Supernature Disco’ spinning records all night long. For those who want to kick off the night with a delicious meal, The Refuge Dining Room offers a stunning set menu that can be booked upon request via [email protected].

Click here to book your tickets

31st December, 8pm – 1am

The Botanist’s big day-to-night celebration

Pic Jody Hartley

Get ready for an epic New Year’s Eve at The Botanist – the place to be for a sensational day-to-night celebration! Whether you’re waving goodbye to the highs or eagerly welcoming 2024, The Botanist has your festivities covered.

The Botanist is throwing a ‘Big New Year’s Eve Bash,’ flaunting their cocktail mastery and serving up their signature feel-good food. The party kicks off with live musicians, ensuring the night is filled with fantastic vibes.

Enjoy bottomless drinks for just £25 with any main course purchase throughout the day. Sip on Bloody Mary, Aperol Spritz, The Botanist Lager, or prosecco for 90 minutes while you dine. This fabulous offer is available until 7 pm, so book your spot early (last bookings at 5:30 pm).

The celebration doesn’t stop when the sun sets. The Botanist’s house bands are geared up to keep the party alive until the early hours. Dance your way into the new year with fantastic live music.

Tickets are a steal at £15 per person, including a welcome cocktail and a glass of prosecco at midnight.

If you’ve got a table booked in the restaurant, it’s yours for the night – but be wise and book ahead to secure your spot.

Click here to book your tickets

31st December, from 8 pm

Cosy Club’s glitzy New Year’s Eve soirée

Ready to welcome 2024 in style? Look no further than the New Year’s Eve Soirée at Cosy Club Corn Exchange! Get ready to kick up your heels, don your glitzy attire, and join the festivities at Cosy Club’s sensational New Year’s Eve party.

There are two ticket options: Soirée Ticket (£70pp), which includes cocktail and canapés on arrival, sumptuous 3-course dinner, live music & dancing, bubbles for the countdown and polaroid & props.

You can also try the New Year’s Eve Bar Ticket (£25pp), which includes: a cocktail on arrival, bubbles for the countdown.

Click here to book your tickets

31st December, 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Enchanting New Year’s Eve black tie party at King Street Townhouse

Step into a world of magic and wonder this New Year’s Eve at King Street Townhouse! Guests are invited to an enchanted forest, setting the stage for an elegant black-tie affair that promises an evening of enchantment and excitement.

Indulge in a five-course dinner to kick off the night, for £169 pp. Live entertainment takes place from from 6 pm to 9:30 pm featuring String Infusion Electric Violinist. Transition into the night with String Infusion Bongos & Saxophone alongside DJ from 9:30 pm to midnight. If you just want to party, arrive at 9pm (£99pp)

You can also get a exclusive packages with an overnight stay too.  Book via the reservation team by emailing [email protected]

Click here to book your tickets

New Year’s Eve extravaganza at Sonata

Ring in the New Year with style at Sonata,  filled with live music, delectable canapés, and full table service, topped off with a champagne toast at midnight. Price is £50 per person

Secure your spot for this exclusive celebration! Tickets are limited, so book now for a night of music, glamour, and festive cheer.

Click here to find out more and reserve your tickets.

31st December, from 9pm to 2am.

Elevate your celebration with Cloud 23’s exclusive packages

As December 31st approaches, gear up for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve at Cloud 23, perched atop Hilton Manchester Deansgate.

Here’s what they’ve got on offer, promising a truly sensational start to 2024.


Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style at Cloud 23! Book our Drinks Package for £145 and enjoy a night of sophistication. The package includes a drink on arrival in Cloud 23, access to the DJ & dance floor, a sparkling midnight countdown, a glass of fizz to toast at midnight, and exclusive Chef’s New Year nibbles after midnight. Don’t miss out on this fantastic deal!


Indulge in luxury with our Wine, Dine & Skyline package priced at £195. Begin your evening with a sumptuous five-course dinner at Podium, our AA Rosette-awarded ground-floor restaurant. Share a bottle of house wine or prosecco between two before heading up to Cloud 23 for the grand New Year’s Eve celebration. Reservations in Podium are available two hours before your Cloud 23 booking.


Gather your friends and celebrate at one of our Share Countertop Tables in the Apollo Bar area. For £135, enjoy a drink on arrival in Cloud 23, access to the DJ & dance floor, a midnight countdown with a glass of fizz to toast, and delectable Chef’s New Year nibbles post-midnight. Join the celebration and catch the fireworks over Manchester!


For an exclusive and romantic experience, choose our Eros ‘God of Love’ VIP Package at £195 per person. Revel in the works – a window table in our secluded Eros Lounge for the entire night, offering panoramic views of Manchester. Enjoy a selection of light bites from our chef, free-flowing champagne served to your table for 90 minutes or until 11:30 PM, access to the dance floor and DJ in Cloud 23. Bid farewell to 2023 with a live countdown and dance the night away until the early hours.

UPGRADES: A Night in the Clouds – + £250

Enhance your experience with an overnight stay in one of Hilton Manchester Deansgate’s King Deluxe Guest Rooms on a high floor. Breakfast is included the next morning, along with a 12 PM check-out. Upgrade your celebration for an additional £250 per room for two people.

Add this upgrade when booking for the ultimate New Year’s Eve experience!

Click here to book your tickets

Unleash the Celebration at Manchester235!

As the clock ticks towards the grand finale of 2023, Manchester235 invites you to bid farewell and usher in the New Year with a night of unparalleled festivities. Dance your way into 2024 with the sensational Gil and the Hootnannies, performing live from 8 pm. Their infectious tunes are sure to keep the dance floor alive! The celebration doesn’t stop with the live band! Enjoy a DJ set and a late bar, extending the revelry into the early hours of the new year.

Entry to Manchester235 is free, ensuring everyone can join the party. However, for an elevated experience, secure one of our VIP Booth Packages for £350. The package includes: Bottle of house spirit and mixer, a bottle of premium champagne, your choice of either 10 bottles of beer, a gin tree, or a porn star martini tree and a survivors’ bacon and egg butties at 2 am.

Elevate your celebration by adding sharing platters for booths, starting from £12 per person (minimum of four people).

If fine dining is more your style, indulge in the exquisite Five-Course Signature Menu available in James Martin Manchester. For just £85 per person, revel in the culinary delights, including a glass of Bucks Fizz on arrival, unlimited table time, and celebratory bubbly at midnight. Secure your spot by calling 0161 828 0300 or emailing [email protected].

Find out more on their website by clicking here

Party on down at Etçi Mehmet

Every night at Etçi Mehmet is an excuse for a celebration.

With incredible food on offer, a fire show that will BLOW your mind, and even gold steaks available, Etçi Mehmet are pulling out all the stops this festive season.

Did we mention they’ve just won the best Turkish Steakhouse North West for this year too?

So if you’re looking for a fun night out with great food, this could well be the place for you.

The party doesn’t stop at this incredible Manchester Steakhouse serving up premium meat.

They have also got a festive menu available that you can tuck into all over Christmas, which you can see here. – Festive Menu includes new items such as roasted stuffed aubergine for vegetarians and traditional items like turkey, seasonal veg and sticky toffee pudding.

From savoury starters, mouthwatering mains, decadent desserts and Etci’s  limited-edition mocktails, they have created a flavourful feast for the season. They are also in a fantastic location in town if you’ve had enough retail therapy for one day.

You can book a table by clicking here

Raise a toast at Atlas Bar

Join the countdown to 2024 at the heart of Manchester’s festivities – Atlas Bar. As the year draws to a close, Atlas Bar welcomes you to a night of joy, music, and merriment.

What better place to do it, with over 570 Gin Varieties and counting to get stuck into, it’s a real Mecca for those who fancy a GnT. The extensive and diverse selection ensures there’s a perfect gin for every palate.

Atlas Bar is the perfect place for your NYE celebrations.

Did we mention the awards they have won? Best Spirits Bar North West, the Best Bar Team North West in The Great British Pub Awards, and the Design My Night Best Beer Garden Award. Phew.

If you want to book a table, click here

Madre’s NYE Fest

Indulge with Madre’s New Year’s Eve Fiesta menu.

Priced at £45 per head the menu brings together some of their favourite dishes from this year alongside some delicious NYE specials.

Dine early before heading out or book a late spot to see in the new year around a table full of food and margaritas.

If you want to book a table, click here

Evelyn’s New Year’s Day Roasts

Big plans for New Year’s Eve or just looking to kick off the year in style? Evelyn’s have you covered extending their Sunday service into Monday with roast dinners being served from 12pm on Monday 1st January.

They’ll be dishing up their much-loved roast dinner menu which you can view in full here

If you want to book a table, click here

Party It Up in The Sky at 20 Stories

The skyline bar and restaurant will be offering various options across the day:

Lunch dining: Open from 12pm-2:30pm for those who prefer to celebrate early doors, to enjoy their A La Carte favourites

Evening dining:  A first sitting will begin at 5:30pm for early evening celebrations (particularly suited to those with afternoon plans who want to skip the night-time rush). A three-course set menu will be available for £120pp. This sitting will also give you free access to the later celebrations and countdown. There will be a second sitting at 8pm for those who want to celebrate the evening in style until late. This sitting will include a specially curated five course menu for £165pp. Vegan menu also available.

Drinks only: Should you with to join for drinks only, there are tickets available that include a glass of fizz and canapes for £75pp. Available 9pm-2am.

You can find more information by clicking here

You can buy tickets by clicking here

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