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12 Melbourne Events You Need To Rip Into This New Year’s Eve

By Gracyn McEwan
5th Dec 2018


Goodbye 2018, you've been...pretty good to us, but now we're in the "new year new me" mood.

It's time to farewell the year that was with live party tunes, flowing booze, good vibes and plenty of food. Good thing Melbourne has you sorted with an endless amount of parties to help you celebrate, but we've rounded up our favourites. 

Here are the 12 best New Year's Eve events in Melbourne. 

The Emerson

The Emerson rooftop is decked out with lounges, outdoor heaters and plenty of floor space to have a boogie. There will be performances by Feenixpawl, Jason Forté and Jonno Haze, with a complimentary tiki cocktail and a four-hour food and drink package to get you in the right headspace to celebrate the new year in the best way possible.

Where: The Emerson Rooftop, 145 Commercial Rd, South Yarra
When: Monday 31 December from 7pm
For more info, click here.

The Posty Italiano Partito

Pizza, massive antipasto boards and 10-dollar Margaritas and Aperol Spritz, all you need really. Grab a large platter and bottle of prosecco for just 85 dollars and bring in the new year with the live Italian band performing from 8pm.

Where: The Posty, 90 Swan St, Cremorne
When: Monday 31 December, from 6pm
For more info, click here.

Neptune Food & Wine

Neptune is putting on the best New Year’s party this year with Negronis, spritz, beer, wine and prosecco free-flowing all night for just $165 per person. Not to mention there will be delish canapés handed out to fuel you for a night on the dancefloor and party tunes churned out from the live DJ deck. If you really want to kick off the new year right, then grab a bottle of Ruinart for a crisp $100.

Where: Neptune Food & Wine, 212 High St, Windsor
When: Monday 31 December 8pm—3am
For more info, click here.

New Beers Eve At Holliava

This New Year’s Eve Holliava will have their taps taken over by Pirate Life with beer specials and games all night for just $25. Just to top off an already good year, there will also be a Mario Cart tournament running, so you can kick-off the New Year as a winner (or loser if you’re terrible at it like us).

Where: Holliava, 36 Swan St, Cremorne
When: Monday 31 December, 6pm—2am
For more info, click here.

Hanoi Hannah Shellfest NYE 2k19

Get ready to drool over Hanoi Hannah’s scallop ceviche, grilled prawns, black pepper crab, pippies and Chinese doughnuts. There will also be plenty of booze to get you buzzed, and bibs to keep your party outfit stain-free.

Where: Hanoi Hannah 79 Swan St, Richmond
When: Monday 31 December, 6:30pm or 9pm
For more info, click here.

Asado’s Fiesta el Ano Nuevo

We don’t think there’s a better way to bring in the new year than with Argentinian and Spanish fusion dishes, along with the best views of fireworks on the Yarra. This New Year’s Eve Asado will help you send off the year that was with share-style meals, a drink on arrival and (if you’re serious about having an epic new year) premium seating to watch the pyrotechnic displays.

Where: Asado, 6 Riverside Quay, Southbank
When: Monday 31 December, 5:30pm—7:30pm and 8pm—1am
For more info, click here.

Garden State Hotel

We don’t want to speak too soon but the Garden State Hotel might just be hosting the best New Year’s Eve party. Tickets are only $120, which includes house vino, local tap beer, tap cider and house spirits (Happy New Year indeed). Across the three floors, you’ll find yummy canapés with RnB, disco and funk tunes in the Rose Garden and House and Dance in The Observatory.

Where: Garden State Hotel, 101 Flinders Ln, Melbourne
When: Monday 31 December, 8pm—12am
For more info, click here.

Terminus Hotel NYE Jungle Party

The Terminus will transform into an actual jungle this New Year’s Eve to make it the best and wildest party to date. Think five hours of non-stop nibbles, drinks and DJs to bring in the good vibes into the new year. There will prizes for the three best-dressed on the night—time to get your leopard print pants out of hiding. Ticks are only $110.

Where: Terminus Hotel, 605 Victoria St, Abbotsford
When: Monday 31 December, 7pm—midnight
For more info, click here.

The Bridge Hotel

For those less inclined to spend your entire savings on one night out, The Bridge Hotel is saving your wallets with $10 early bird tickets or $15 entry at the door. You get a free drink on arrival, DJs spinning tunes from 9:30 and non-stop good vibes.

Where: The Bridge Hotel, 642 Bridge Rd, Richmond
When: Monday 31 December, 6pm—3am
For more info, click here.

 Fatto Bar And Cantina

Go down to Fatto Bar and Cantina this New Year’s Eve for epic views of Melbourne’s fireworks, a four-course Italian feast and plenty of beer and wine to bring in the party vibes. Melbourne RnB and electric pop artist Maya will also be performing live to serenade you into the best New Year of your life (positive thoughts).

Where: Fatto Bar and Cantina, 100 St Kilda Rd, River Terrace, Hamer Hall Arts Centre
When: Monday 31 December from 8pm
For more info, click here.

Captain Baxter

Grab a drink, have a boogie and enjoy the summer vibes of Captain Baxter’s revamped, beachside venue this New Year’s Eve. Go all out with a $70 package which includes entry and a three-course share menu (yum) or go more low-key with their 25-dollar package which includes entry and a glass of bubbles, wine or beer. Cheers to that.

Where: Captain Baxter, 10-18 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda
When: Monday 31 December, 5pm—1am
For more info, click here.

New Year’s Eve Boat Party

Welcome to Thornbury’s beer garden will play host to a boat themed party this New Year’s to help you sail into 2019 in a boozy haze. Their ‘First Mate’ package at $99 includes four hours of bottomless house beer, wine, sparkling, nibbles, party favours and access to live DJ tunes. If you really want to have the best New Year’s Eve, then we suggest going all in with the ‘Captain’ package which includes all of the above, plus never-ending house spirits. Good luck.

Where: Welcome to Thornbury, 520 High St, Northcote
When: Monday 31 December, 7pm—2am
For more info, click here.

If you're looking for something else to do in Melbourne between now and then, head to our Things To Do section.

Image credit: Erwan Hesry 

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