The biggest party of the year is fast approaching and your favourite outfit is screaming for a night on the tiles. Luckily for you we’ve asked the gals at DesignMyNight to round up the very best New Year’s Eve bashes across the UK. From raucous rooftops to Great Gatsby-style spectaculars and bars boasting bottomless cocktails, these events call for you to put away your trusty jeans and nice top to get well and truly glammed up.
Ballie Ballerson’s Glitter Ball Out – London
Calling all New Year’s Eve ballers; Shoreditch’s newly refurbed Ballie Ballerson is throwing an extra special big-kid bash this New Year’s Eve, and they’re inviting you to go all out when it comes to the dress code. Opt for the ultimate all-night experience and get bedazzled by the babes at Gypsy Shrine before lip-syncing the night away with a troop of fierce AF drag queens. Extra? Yes. Here for it? Also yes.
The party people at Bunga Bunga are giving their Italian trattoria a golden makeover this festive season. Hosting a Venetian Masquerade Ball, all guests will be treated to an epic five-course Italian banquette, before slipping on their masks and showing off their moves under the disco ball. After midnight? You’ll be able to climb on stage and sing your heart out at the post-countdown karaoke. 2020 never did sound so good…
New Year’s Eve at Callooh Callay – London
One of the best bars in the world is offering unlimited cocktails as well as a live DJ and free-flowing canapés all night long this December 31st, and we can’t quite believe our luck. Located in the heart of Shoreditch, Callooh Callay is a super sleek and sexy drinking den complete with retro furniture and low-hanging chandeliers – bagsy the bath-turned-sofa for the picture-perfect ‘gram.
New Year’s Eve at Dirty Martini – Manchester
Manchester’s most glamorous cocktail bar? Dirty Martini has a reputation for extravagant parties complete with plenty of bubbles and sparklers galore, and this New Year’s Eve is set to be no different. Championing the mantra ‘less bitter, more glitter’, partygoers will need to dig out their sparkliest dresses and shimmer the night away to a live DJ spinning 2019’s hottest tracks.
New Year’s Eve at London Cocktail Club – Bristol
Bristol’s London Cocktail Club are promising a big, bad and boozy affair to see out 2019. Transforming the Neverland-themed venue into a one-stop-party-shop, tickets are only £10 and include a complimentary cocktail, as well as an extra-special extended happy hour right through till 10pm. Birds of paradise wallpaper and a life-size alligator crawling the walls? The stuff of photo-op dreams.
New Year’s Eve at Flight Club – Manchester
Kick off 2020 by getting your game face on at Manchester’s Flight Club. Open until 2am, you’ll enjoy 90 minutes of darts, before an epic midnight countdown, with live-screened fireworks and a roaring rendition of Auld Lang Syne. Hit the bull’s-eye by channelling sporty spice and nailing 2020’s sports luxe trend.
New Year’s Eve at Skylight – London
With a rooftop ice skating rink, cosy igloos and screens showing the fireworks live, it’s safe to say that Tobacco Dock’s Skylight has got all party bases covered this New Year’s Eve. Head here to dance the night away under the stars, before toasting to midnight with a complimentary glass of Champagne, darling. It is outdoors though, so it wouldn’t be a terrible idea to bring your teddy coat as a back-up.
Singeasy at The Piano Works – London
A unique London club, The Piano Works West End will be hosting a night of non-stop audience-requested live music on the 31st of December. Hitting all the right notes, the in-house band (and singing waiters) will ensure that the floor is filled right up to midnight and beyond. Unsure of what to wear? There’s a strict ‘dress to dazzle’ policy at this black-tie event, which we read as: the sparklier, the better. Make a meal of it by adding on a three-course dinner for £45.
Transport yourself to sunnier climes this New Year’s Eve (minus the airfare) at Tropicana Beach Club’s Sundown Countdown. More than worth the next day’s hangover, this late-night bash promises fire performances, awe-inspiring acrobatics and some of London’s best DJs. Be prepared to limbo…
Step back in time to the roaring ‘20s at this prohibition-themed party, taking place in a top-secret East London speakeasy bar. You’re invited to don your finest flapper-style frock and channel the debauchery of a true Gatsby bash. With a myriad of entertainment throughout the night, from roulette tables to live music and dancing troupes, this midnight countdown is set to be a truly special affair.