As the festive season wraps us in its twinkling lights, Greater Manchester is gearing up for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve celebration. With a myriad of options catering to diverse tastes, revellers are spoilt for choice when it comes to bidding farewell to 2023 and welcoming the dawn of 2024.
11 Central, Salford Quays
For those seeking a fusion of food, drink, and dance, 11 Central at Salford Quays beckons. Priced at a mere £10, revelers are promised a glamorous night featuring a glass of fizz, canapes on arrival, and performances by the site’s hot house band, Café Soul Collective. The night also boasts a DJ and ‘surprise entertainment’ to keep the festive spirit alive.
The renowned Refuge is set to host its Studio 54-themed New Year’s Eve bash, complete with the beats of DJs Sticky Heat and Supernature Disco. Tickets for this hotly anticipated event sell out quickly, but for those craving the ultimate experience, there’s an option to include a meal in The Refuge Dining Room.
The Pearl, Prestwich
The Pearl in Prestwich invites guests to an elegant celebration featuring a five-course candlelit dinner accompanied by live jazz. Choose between a dusk sitting and a midnight sitting, ensuring you have the perfect backdrop for a midnight toast with a glass of champagne. A DJ will keep the party alive well past the stroke of midnight.
Zouk, Oxford Road
Zouk opens its doors on New Year’s Eve for brunch, lunch, and dinner, accommodating all your party plans. An a la carte menu awaits from 5 pm, with a live DJ spinning tunes from 9 pm to 1 am.
Step into a winter fairytale at Tattu in Spinningfields, offering indulgent food, theatrical drinks, live entertainment, and incredible music. The New Year’s Eve Menu starts from £150, promising an opulent experience to remember.
Manchester’s new sensation, Sexy Fish, promises a memorable New Year’s Eve with its ‘Sirens of the Midnight Sea’ event. With a premium tasting menu and champagne for seated guests (£195.00 per person) and a celebration at the destination bar from 9 pm (£50 per person), it’s a night of glamour and festivity.
Celebrating its first New Year’s Eve, Diecast hosts its ‘biggest party ever’ at Brooklyn Beer Hall and Leno Ex Machina. Choose between a 12-piece party band, a parade, and acrobatics at Brooklyn Beer Hall or dancers and confetti cannons at Leno Ex Machina.
Albert Hall takes revellers on a nostalgic trip with a 90s-style New Year’s Eve celebration. With 90s Baby taking over the venue and a lineup featuring Judge Jules, Nick Coulson, and Ultrabeat, it’s a night filled with throwback hits.
Thomas Street Takeover
Fresh from hosting the iconic Chanel show, Thomas Street in the Northern Quarter will be buzzing this New Year’s Eve. Wristbands grant access to bars including Wolf At The Door, The Bay Horse Tavern, Cane & Grain, Liquor & Burn, and The Smithfield Social.
The Jane Eyre
Ancoats’ The Jane Eyre serves festive small plates until 9 pm, followed by a DJ takeover from Stells Selections starting at 10 pm, transforming the venue into a lively party spot.
Kampus’s cult favourite LGBTQ+ cocktail bar, Red Light, hosts ‘Red Light: All Night’ on New Year’s Eve, welcoming guests with dancers, DJs, and the opportunity to leave a lipstick mark on their mirrors as you usher in the New Year.
Maray offers diners one-off specials throughout the day, making it the perfect spot for a pre-party dinner from 12 pm until late.
Celebrate the New Year at 53Two with FUNNYE: a blend of comedy, music, and dancing. A top comedy lineup led by Toby Hadoke precedes a post-show party with live music until 2 am.
Homoelectric takes over New Century for a New Year’s Eve filled with house, techno, disco, and more. Artwork, Jamie Bull, and DJ Paulette ensure a night of beats to remember.
Musu hosts ‘Shogatsu,’ a Japanese New Year’s Eve celebration with an immersive countdown on 4K screens. All-inclusive bar tickets, table, and booth packages are available, making it a unique way to welcome the New Year.
Mean-Eyed Cat invites revellers to enjoy rum cocktails and rock and roll bangers all night long. The Tiki Hideaway Full Moon Party in the basement promises incredible festive cocktails, party tunes, and shots until the early hours.
For those who prefer a day of fun leading into the New Year, GRUB has you covered. Enjoy a bottomless board games brunch at Dungeons and Flagons, catch Ghostbusters 2 at Cultplex, and cap off the evening with the legendary Party Games Party from 6 pm to 9 pm.
As the clock ticks towards midnight, Greater Manchester is poised to host a New Year’s Eve extravaganza like never before. Whether you’re in the mood for a luxurious feast, a night of dancing, or a nostalgic trip down memory lane, the vibrant city offers a plethora of options to ensure you usher in 2024 in style. Cheers to a new year filled with joy, laughter, and unforgettable memories!