December 25th is fast approaching and Santa’s elves are working around the clock to make sure all you well behaved boys and girls get everything you want this Christmas.
But there’s another very important date on the horizon. Unless you want to spend New Year’s Eve sat round your grandma’s house arguing over who’s been cheating at Monopoly or who gets the last After Eight, take a look at our list of our top shenanigans happening around town on the last night of the year.
So whether you’re planning on spending it with mates or there’s someone special you want to kiss as the clock strikes 12, here’s everything you need to know to make the most of Manchester’s NYE celebrations.
Eccentric late-night bar Albert’s Schloss is by far one of the most sought after party venues in Manchester. And this year, The Zero Hour promises to be the biggest blowout imaginable with midnight magic, festive merriments and a host of performances to keep guests entertained. Taking the the stage on NYE will be Albert’s Haus Band, burlesque entertainment from La Slippery Belle and Kunst Kabaret, Baby Grand Slam pianos, DJ Paulette and DJ Jonjo Williams. Guests can also indulge in a three course meal with bottomless prosecco. Tickets start at £25.
Getting weird this New Year is Impossible which is offering its infamous Casa Loca night for the New Year’s Eve celebration. Venture into a strange yet wonderful world with Manchester’s only immersive clubbing experience packed full with stage shows, immersive characters, confetti cannons, top DJs, VIP booths and table service.
Party like a rockstar and brush shoulders with the stars as celeb haunt restaurant and bar Menagerie hosts a Wolf of Wall Street themed event. Known for their extravagant parties and first class entertainment, there will be surprises in store throughout the night, as well as a three course set menu with a sparkling drinks reception and a midnight countdown champagne show.
The Liquor Store
Bringing a 24 hour party to Manchester, guests at The Liquor Store can indulge in celebrations from midday on New Year’s Eve right through to midday on New Year’s Day. Boasting a rock star fancy dress competition with a £150 bar tab up for grabs for best dressed, cocktails on arrival, a Jagermeister fountain, free pizza, party games and lots of prizes up for grabs, it’s the ultimate party for those of you that never want to go home.
King Street Townhouse
Promising sophistication, glamour and indulgence, King Street Townhouse is offering you the chance to discover an array of fine libations and foodie taste sensations that are not to be missed. A five course meal paired with wine flight will be served in the intimate surroundings of The Tavern.
Homoelectric is taking over YES for a New Year’s Eve extravaganza like no other. A non- stop exotic disco for homos, heteros, lesbos and don’t knows. The event will take over the Pink Room and the Basement, with DJ’s Will Tramp, Jamie Bull, Blasha & Allatt and Gina Breeze set to perform. Perfect for any Disco, House or Techno lovers.
With the dress code New Year’s Eve glam with a touch of sparkle, expect a stylish affair over at Dirty Martini. Their All Eyes on 2019 shindig wants guests the see in the New Year as god intended – with a Martini in hand. The night’s entertainment will include a live sax performance and various DJ’s on the decks until 3am, with a glass of fizz on arrival for all guests.
Tuck into a complimentary hog roast, free bubbly and a spectacular fireworks display at midnight as Dukes 92 set 2019 off with a bang. With fairground rides, DJ’s and live music, guests are urged to dress to impress. And sorry kids, it’s 21’s and over only at Dukes.
If celebrating the New Year in the city centre can get a bit too hectic for you with revellers moving from place to place, there is a solution. Because whether you’re after a sit down meal or a full blown party to celebrate the New Year, Albert’s in Worsley has got you covered. Guests can choose from either a three course meal and canapes, or a bar-only party offering live singers, DJ’s, funfair rides and fizz on arrival for all who attend.
Celebrating the arrival of 2019 with Manchester’s longest running club night Funkademia, Refuge is hosting its notorious New Year’s Eve spectacular. A stellar line up of DJs awaits those who enter. Funkademia will take over the public bar featuring resident DJs David Dunne and Keith Griffiths, channeling funk, soul and disco vibes with a house party style take over from 8pm till late. For those of you who fancy some food before you party, there is also a dance and dine offer available. And Move Ya Body in The Basement is offering a non-stop exotic discotheque featuring DJ Paulette, Sprechen Music boss Chris Massey and Julie Wills from Disco Mums. With glitter and fabulousness provided by Cha Cha Boudoir and Carmina.
Great John Street Hotel
Offering not one, but two parties to ring in the New Year, Great John Street Hotel doesn’t do things by halves. Budding detectives are invited to join John Street for Murder On The Rooftop, offering an evening full of champagne, gourmet food and murder mystery fun. Kicking off at 7pm you can expect drinks on arrival, a three course sit down meal, murder mystery fun where guests need to solve the crime in time for the New Year – and a top DJ providing the tunes all night long. And for those of you whose murder mystery skills aren’t up to scratch, the venue is hosting a second Great New Year party taking place inside the elegant Oyster Bar. Party the night away from 9pm with fizz on arrival, a selection of canapes and entertainment including a DJ, sax and percussions to welcome 2019 in style.
Experience an unforgettable evening of exciting food offerings with Mr Cooper’s bespoke, five-course menu. which incorporates a blend of international and pan-pacific ingredients. Creative dishes inspired by the story of Mr Cooper making full use of colourful ingredients with seasonal, home-grown flavours. With live music, champagne on arrival and one of the UK’s best drinks lists.
The Bridgewater Hall
Doing things different this New Year is the Bridgewater Hall. Listen to music from some of the the greatest films of all time courtesy of Manchester Camerata including E.T, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings, Titanic, West Side Story and James Bond. Dress to impress and get there early for loads more entertainment. There’s also a five course dining option available for £65 and guests planning on staying out late are invited to book a room at Innside for a reduced rate.
Enjoy a five course menu at Don Giovanni, Manchester’s oldest Italian restaurant. You’ll be greeted with glass of Rose De’Salici prosecco, followed by food offerings and stunning desserts including panna cotta, tiramisu and salted caramel souffle. Wash it down with a digestivo cocktail such as homemade limoncello and cafe menta. You can also enjoy live music and special offers on Veuve Clicquot. Tickets £59.50 per person.
Ultimate Power is coming to Manchester offering you the chance to break it down to the world’s biggest and greatest power ballads. With the Albert Hall’s unique atmosphere, you are guaranteed to know every single song played throughout the night. Defined as a life changing experience, the event has a harmonious atmosphere unlike any other in Manchester.
As the penultimate night at its current Store Street venue, organisers have pulled out all the stops and with a killer DJ line-up announced for WHP’s New Year’s Eve party. The full line-up includes MK, Danny Howard, Secondcity, Leftwing Kody, Icarus, Huxley, KC Lights, Del-30, Olli Ryder & Luke Welsh. Not to be missed by any dedicated WHP fans. From 7.30pm to 5am. Tickets £49.50 each.
The infamous Horse Meat Disco is coming to Gorilla this New Year’s Eve- so leave your preconceptions at the door as you step into a world of the finest disco vibes imaginable. Who needs overpriced and oversold events when you can join Gorilla and let loose all night long for just £14?
The stage is set for Tiger Tiger’s glamorous New Year’s soiree, as you are taken on a journey through 8 iconic film destinations – from the enchantment of Agrabah, to the summer nights of Rydell High you can sing your way through some classic musical films. But they aren’t all oldies as La La Land is also tipped to feature at the unique event, so dig out your dancing shoes and brush up on your vocals for this all-singing, all-dancing journey through film. Expect stilt walkers, fire-breathers, dancers, ice sculptures, pyrotechnics and 3 floors of music.
Kendal Calling at O2 Victoria Warehouse
Festival fans are in for a treat as Kendal Calling presents New Year’s Eve at O2 Victoria Warehouse with Everything Everything, Tom Grennan and The Blinders set to headline. So dig out your festival gear and glow sticks for this huge Manchester rave session.
Channelling the sound and soul of the city, Dimitri’s are planning an alternative celebration with underplayed 60’s and 70’s northern soul, rare groove, deep funk and R&B. There will be DJs from 10am until late with free entry to the venue. Guests are encouraged to dig out their go go boots and flares for the occasion with fancy dress massively encouraged.