Ready to wave goodbye to 2021? Whether it’s been the year of your life or a crappy epilogue to the disaster that was 2020, we’ve got you covered with the best parties and events taking place this New Year’s Eve in Manchester.
1. Escape to Freight Island
Bringing the party vibes for New Year’s Eve, Escape to Freight Island is hosting an array of fun events, kicking off at 12 noon on December 31st, right through to the early hours of January 1st. From live music and tributes from The Untold Orchestra to fun cabaret and drag shows – guests won’t be disappointed by the endless stream of entertainment at the venue. Not to mention the incredible street food… Find out more here. Escape to Freight Island, 11 Baring St, M1 2PZ.
2. Peaky Blinders
Peaky Blinders is taking it all the way back to the 20’s for their New Year’s Eve party, with a fun, Gatsby-style party packed full of fizz, entertainment and a mouth-watering five-course menu. Expect dancers, live music and all-round party vibes for the final hurrah of 2021. Find out more. Peaky Blinders, 23 Peter St, M2 5QR.
3. King Street Townhouse
Taking the party to the rooftop especially for New Year’s Eve, guests are invited to step into the Roaring 20’s, with champagne and canapes, a delectable three-course meal and an acoustic live performance setting the prohibition vibes. Following dinner, a fantastic band will take to the stage, and guests will be invited to take to the dance floor and boogie their way into the new year. Find out more. King Street Townhouse, 10 Booth St, M2 4AW.
4. Warehouse Project
The Warehouse Project’s 2021 season is in full flow, and of course, they have a grand celebration planned for New Year’s Eve. Expect an epic line-up of artists such as Fatboy Slim, Annie Mac, Hannah Wants and more, all under the historic roof at Depot Mayfield. Get tickets here.
5. Albert’s Schloss
Saying auf wiedersehen to a rocky 2021, Albert’s Schloss has planned a big blow out in true Schloss style, promenaders and performers in tow. Expect a packed out showtime schedule from 7pm on the night, with the party going on until the early hours on New Year’s Day. If you’ve not been to Schloss before, expect fantastic cocktails, german biers, live bands and fantastic cabaret-style shows. Find out more here. Albert’s Schloss, 27 Peter St, M2 5QR.
6. Ultimate Power
The uber-fun Ultimate Power is back – this time, at the O2 Ritz. The final countdown to the New Year will bring the biggest anthems of all time, with tons of heartfelt guitar solos to get stuck into, plenty of absolute bangers, and plenty more opportunities to dance. Get tickets here.
Amping up the theatre for the special occasion that is New Year’s Eve, Impossible is planning their biggest party yet, titled ‘The Show’. Expect their ‘biggest and best’ roster of entertainment yet, including Manchester’s best R&B and hip hop DJs, crazy bottle shows throughout the evening, and, of course, an epic countdown to 2022. Find out more here. Impossible, 36 Peter St, M2 5QR.
8. The Refuge
Promising a ‘riotous celebration’ for the end of 2021, The Refuge invites guests over for one last hurrah this year, with DJ Paulette and Supernature Disco bringing the good vibes for the occasion. Dance the night away to disco, soul and more, with hours of partying in store for guests to take advantage of. The Refuge, Oxford St, M60 7HA.
9. The Blues Kitchen
Offering a soulful celebration of the New Year, The Blues Kitchen is set to bring the celebrations right through til 3am. Hosting live entertainment from 9pm, guests can party to the city’s best funk, soul and jazz, with three live sets taking place throughout the night. Take to the dancefloor and celebrate the year, enjoy delicious Deep South-inspired grub (for tables booked pre 7.30pm), and get stuck into a delectable menu of cocktails. Find out more here. The Blues Kitchen, 13 Quay St, M3 3HN.
10. The Oast House
Taking place under the roof of the Curious Teepee, guests at The Oast House will be able to ring in the New Year alongside live music and DJs, with fancy touches such as prosecco and canapes available for VIP guests to enjoy. The drinks and good vibes will be flowing all night long, so you’ll want to secure yourself a spot ASAP. Find out more. The Oast House, The Avenue Courtyard, M3 3AY.
In true GRUB style, guests can expect a laid-back, yet fun evening for New Year’s Eve, with tons of food and drink on offer – all of which will be vegan-friendly. Tasty grub will be served by Seitan’s Kebab, Korean Grub Club and Mus Mus, with cocktails, fizz, beers, Cocktail Karaoke, Disco Bingo and even NYE cake on offer. Find out more here. GRUB, 50 Red Bank, Cheetham Hill, M4 4HF.
Ramona and sister restaurant The Firehouse are set to come together for one huge party this New Year’s Eve, promising a monumental ‘New York Loft Party’ across the entire venue. Expect fun across the tipi, the campfire, the dance tent and the festival stage, with acts such as K.O.G, Bad Fun, House of Ghetto & Left and Right in store. Food and drink will be served on the night, and you can find out more here. Ramona, 40 Swan St, M4 5JG.
13. Ducie Street Warehouse
Bringing all kinds of fun to the Northern Quarter this New Year’s Eve, guests can expect an array of unique performances – including burlesque, contortionists, fortune tellers, peep shows, fire shows and DJ sets – with Cheddar Gorgeous hosting the evening. In addition to all that, The Untold Orchestra will be bringing the live entertainment, with tons of Grey Goose cocktails to enjoy on the night. Find out more. Ducie Street, Ducie St, M1 2TP.