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The Best New Year’s Eve Parties in Melbourne | 2014 Edition

By Iro Kotsimbos
5th Dec 2014

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The countdown to 2015 is on Urban Listers and you know what that means?! It’s time to sort out what the heck you’ll be doing this New Year’s Eve! (Before you even ask – no, sitting in your PJs watching When Harry Met Sally for the 37th time is not acceptable).

From casual dinners to epic disco parties, we’ve tracked the best New Year’s Eve parties in Melbourne for 2014 – all guaranteed to deliver an epic night to remember!
So what are you waiting for?! Best you get booking because their NYE parties will fill up FAST!

Spice Market | Melbourne CBD

Known quite simply as ‘THE PARTY’, Spice Market’s NYE event is one of the most sought after tickets in town – and for damn good reason! There’ll be drinks on arrival in the luxe surrounds with roaming food, photobooth fun, vibrant performances and killer tunes happening all through the night. Seriously, if there’s one Melbourne venue that knows how to throw a killer New Year’s Eve party, it’s Spice Market!

THE PARTY at Spice Market
8:00pm – 2:00am
General tickets from $40 per person and VIP tickets from $80 per person
Click here to purchase

Munich Brauhaus | South Wharf

Put on your dirndls, fill up your steins and get ready to parrrrrtay cos Munich Brauhaus is throwing one of the most epic New Year’s Eve parties in town! Their wunderbar New Year’s Eve Haus party will be a night to remember with guests treated to a three-course Bavarian feast (yep, including their famous pork knuckle), a brilliant range of beers, a traditional German Oompah band, live entertainment and a front row seat to watch the midnight fireworks. Das ist super!

Munich Brauhaus New Year’s Eve Haus Party
7:30pm – 1:00am
General tickets $75 per person and Bier Garten tickets $125 per person
Click here for more info and to purchase

The Village | Melbourne

You can trust The Village, Melbourne’s largest beer garden, to put on one of the best New Year’s Eve parties around – after all, their NYE 2014 Night Garden event is set to take over the whole Village grounds with tickets all inclusive of beer, wine, basic spirits, food and awesome entertainment. What better way is there to welcome 2015 than a night spent under the stars?!

The Village NYE 2014 Night Garden Party
8:00pm – 1:00am
Tickets $130 per person, click here to purchase

Melbourne Public | South Wharf

There ain’t no party like a 70s party, amirite?! The crew at Melbourne Public in South Wharf agree and are bringing out their afro wigs and disco finest for their Studio 54 themed New Year’s Eve party. Simply choose between the two six-hour beverage packages on offer; the first with delish canapés like smoked salmon blinis and sweet corn and polenta croquettes, and the second with a droolworthy three-course dinner. Whatever you decide, get set for an epic night of disco dancing!

Melbourne Public Studio 54 New Year’s Eve Party
7:00pm – 1:00am
Canapes & 6 hour beverage package $135 per person
3-course dinner & 6 hour beverage package $180 per person
Click here to purchase

Precinct Hotel | Richmond

In the jungle, the mighty Precinct Hotel jungle, you’ll find one of Melbourne’s best New Year’s Eve parties! The Richmond pub has gone all out this year with their jungle themed shindig – there’ll be Jungle Juice cocktails to start, followed by a bumper six-hour, all inclusive food and drinks package, plus rad DJs and live bands playing throughout the night. If you’re keen to take it to the next level, you can book one of the limited booth packages, which gives you your own space to party with friends plus two bottles of spirits. Bring it on!

Precinct Hotel | Richmond
7:00pm – 1:00am (venue open until 3:00am)
General admission ticket $115 per person, click here to purchase 
Courtyard booth package $1,340 (groups of 8), click here to purchase 
Inside booth package $1,340 (groups of 8), click here to purchase 
Ultimate booth package $3,300 (groups of $20), click here to purchase 

The Noble Experiment | Collingwood

If an all-nighter NYE bash isn’t quite your thing and you’re looking to bring in the New Year with a little style (and by style, we mean eating and drinking yourself silly), then look no further than The Noble Experiment. Serving up a six-course shared degustation created by chef Cameron Bell, you can expect to be treated to delicious cocktails throughout the night, including their signature Noble Champagne Cocktail on arrival. Mmmm hmmm, definitely one of the best New Year’s Eve parties in Melbourne town!

The Noble Experiment New Year’s Eve Degustation
5:00pm – 11:00pm
Tickets $90 per person, click here to purchase

The Bridge Hotel | Richmond

Leave your childhood memories of the circus at the door, Listers, as The Bridge Hotel bring you a different kind of shindig to say ‘bon voyage’ to 2014, with their Bohemian Circus New Year’s Eve Party. Forget the traditional big-top and jump aboard the dark and daring Bohemian Circus ride to feast on all your favourite carnival food including mini hotdogs, sliders, popcorn chicken and of course, fairy floss. With cocktails on arrival, the Electro Swing DJs will be spinning tunes to welcome in 2015 while 1920’s inspired circus entertainment will see all kinds of crazy carnie folk make appearances including the Bearded Lady, Ringmaster and Strong Man. 

The Bridge Hotel Bohemian Circus New Year’s Eve Party
7:30pm – Midnight (venue open until 3:00am)
Tickets $120 per person, click here to purchase or call 03 9429 5734

Prahran Hotel | Prahran

Make sure your clocks are set Listers, because you don’t want to be late for this very important date! That’s right, prepare to dust off your top hats and pull out your pocket watches because this year the Prahran Hotel are going down the rabbit hole for one night only for their Mad Hatters New Year’s Eve Party. Enjoy four wonderfully weird and wacky hours of tea party inspired food and drinks while listening to live music and DJs into the early hours of 2015. With crazy hats encouraged, you’d better be bringing your serious dress-up game on the night.

Prahran Hotel Mad Hatters New Year’s Eve Party
8:00pm – Midnight (venue open until 1:00am)
Tickets $100 per person, click here to purchase or call 03 9529 2168

Terminus Hotel | Abbotsford

Looking for Melbourne’s best New Year’s Eve party? Well look no further than the inaugural New Year’s Eve bash at the Terminus Hotel in Abbotsford. You can either keep things low-key downstairs or kick on upstairs – either way, there’s a little bit of NYE action for everyone at the Termo. Splitting the venue into two, a $120pp ticket to the party upstairs will give you four hours of finger-lickin’ food and drink from 8:00pm onwards, while the doors downstairs will be open as usual with happy hour from 4:00pm – 8:00pm. Lunch and dinner bookings are also available. 

New Year’s Eve at the Termo
Upstairs package 8:00pm – Midnight (venue open until 3:00am)
Tickets $120 per person, click here to purchase or call 03 9427 0615

Together New Year’s Eve at The Deck | St Kilda

It’s baaaack Listers! By ‘it’, we mean the best New Year’s Eve party in Melbourne – Together NYE at The Deck. Running for the third consecutive year, Together New Year’s Eve will light up The Deck on Circa’s rooftop with top DJs, delicious food and drink, and more good looking people than you can poke a stick at. Party on Listers! 

Together New Year’s Eve at The Deck
5:30pm – late
Tickets from $150 per person, click here to purchase

The Meatball & Wine Bar | Collingwood, Flinders Lane & Richmond

This New Year’s Eve, book yourselves a table at The Meatball & Wine in Collingwood, Flinders Lane or Richmond – while it’s business as usual food-wise, there’ll be some killer cocktail specials including white peach and prosecco Bellinis for $10 each! The Meatball & Wine Bar crew will also be creating a unique NYE Espresso Martini to ensure everyone’s on the ball when the clock strikes 12!

The Meatball & Wine Bar New Year’s Eve
6:00pm – late 
Bookings essential, call The Meatball & Wine Bar Collingwood, Flinders Lane or Richmond direct

Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa | Yarra Valley

Feel like escaping Melbourne this New Year’s Eve but still want to party in style? Well best you book yourself in to Balgownie Estate’s New Year’s Eve party stat, because this is set to be one stylish affair! Guests are encouraged to dress in the style of the most loved era (hellooo 1940s!) and will be treated to a glass of sparkling on arrival, an incredible four-course dinner and a five hour beverage package, all set amongst the picturesque Yarra Valley background.

Balgownie Estate New Year’s Eve Party
7:00pm – late
Tickets $145 per person, please call 03 9730 0700 to book

Firechief Pizzeria | Hawthorn East

If a relaxed New Year’s Eve dinner is more your thing, then we highly recommend booking a table at Firechief Pizzeria! The Hawthorn East fave will be putting on a special NYE menu, which includes a drink on arrival, three-course dinner and champagne at midnight. Littlies are welcome too, making Firechief Pizzeria the perfect spot for all the family – winner!

Firechief Pizzeria New Year’s Eve Dinner
8:00pm – late
New Year’s Eve menu $65 per person & Kids menu $18 per little tacker
Bookings essential, call 03 9831 1700 to reserve your table

Stokehouse City | Melbourne CBD

This New Year’s Eve, why not farewell 2014 with a celebratory food baby at one of Melbourne’s best restaurants? That’s right, Ollie Gould, head chef of Stokehouse City in the CBD, is making sure your New Year celebrations will be one of epic foodie proportions. With the five-course menu featuring options such as Western Plains pork belly with cherries, sour cream, capocollo and charred cabbage, and Magret duck breast with foie gras custard, sweetcorn, blueberries and hazelnut crumble, 2015 can’t come soon enough!

New Year’s Eve with Stokehouse City
Tickets $120 per person, bookings essential
Call 03 9525 5555 to reserve your spot

Fatto Bar & Cantina | Melbourne CBD

Want a ripper view of the fireworks this New Year’s Eve? Then make sure you book a place at Fatto Bar & Cantina, where you’ll enjoy a modern Italian menu whilst enjoying the best view of the Melbourne skyline. With two sittings available, and different course options, you can enjoy a glass of prosecco with two courses, or an extended four-course degustation with matched wines. Cheers to that!

New Years Eve with Fatto Bar & Cantina
$65 per person for two-courses and a glass of prosecco, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
$175 per person for four-courses with matched wines (inside), 8:30pm – late
$195 per person for four-courses with matched wines (terrace), 8:30pm – late
Bookings essential, call 03 8698 8800 to reserve your spot

The Emerson | South Yarra

South Yarra’s favourite spot for drinking, dancing and generally digging life is The Emerson, so what better place to spend your New Year’s Eve in Melbourne? The party kicks off at 7:00pm, with so many party options available, it’s a little overwhelming! There are food and beverage packages galore, a huge range of DJs, roving performers (think dancers, magicians and a live saxophone player!) and the option to secure you’re own private booth! Celebrating your New Year’s like an A-Lister at The Emerson? To that we say, HECK YES!

New Year’s Eve at The Emerson
7:00pm – 1:00am
Club Package $120 per person
Rooftop Package $250 per person
VIP Booth Package (min 6 people, max 20 people) $400 per person
Click here to purchase tickets


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