Christmas is over. You’ve filled up on festive food, taken down the tree and spent enough time at Christmas markets to last you a lifetime. Or at least next year. Now all that’s left to do for 2023 is celebrate New Year’s Eve in Bristol. So once you’ve written down your resolutions and bought an outrageous outfit that redefines your style in 2024, it’s time to pick out the perfect party. With so much going on this NYE, we’ve put together a guide to the very best parties to ring in the new year.
1. New Year’s Eve House Party
For a New Year’s Eve party with a bit of a difference this year, you’ve got to head down to the Bristol Old Vic. With a mirror ball dance floor, a boogie-inducing live sax player – playing huge 80’s & 90’s sing-a-long hits – live music from the magnificent The ZuZu Men, a non-stop silent disco and confetti cannons, this is not your average house party. You’ll also find cosy breakout corners, a secret snack store, a delicious street food stall, cocktail bars and prosecco stations! Everything is included for the price of £75 too. To learn more head here.
Bristol Old Vic, King St, Bristol BS1 4ED
2. Glitterbomb at Tonight Josephine
Tonight Josephine is taking us into 2023 in dazzling fashion. Glitterbomb demands you dress in your most sparkly dresses and blinding bling – outfits made of a magpie’s fantasies. Throw away all inhibitions at Bristol’s most debauched New Year’s Eve party.
For £20, you can expect dazzling dance-offs, killer lip-sync battles and group karaoke. As summer days have drifted away, Tonight Josephine is making sure your winter is just as wild. Find out more here.
28 Baldwin Street, Bristol BS1 1NG
As always, Bristol’s mega-club is jam-packed with parties this New Year’s Eve. After two sell-out events at the last two NYEs at Motion, Hospitality is back for another unmissable, big-production NYE party. Expect the likes of P Money, Pola & Bryson, Benny L, Unhlued, Degs, Whiney and so many more to play throughout the night and into the early hours of the morning.
Meanwhile, over at The Marble Factory, Groove Armada will be celebrating its remarkable 25-year journey, alongside a stellar lineup of special guests, while Document will host the legendary Crazy P Soundsystem, PBR Streetgang, Tigerbalm and Felix Joy. To learn more about all these events head here.
Motion, 74-78 Avon St, Bristol BS2 0PX
4. The Cider Box
It’s no secret that Bristolians love their cider. But if you’re a scrumpy fanatic, where better to spend New Year’s Eve in Bristol than at The Cider Box’s tap room? The cider-soaked party is offering free mulled cider, DJs all night long and mead toast at midnight. Learn more here.
Arch 5 Silverthorne Ln, Bristol BS2 0QD
5. New Year’s Eve Mad Hatters Masquerade Ball
Fancy a break from Bristol this New Year’s Eve? Head down to Weston-super-Mare for the Grand Pier New Year’s Eve Ball. Starting with a lavish drinks reception, you’ll then be treated to a four-course banquet and some spectacular performances between meals. After dinner, dance the night away to the house party band, playing all the biggest hits, until confetti fills the room at midnight. A special survivors breakfast will be served to those that last until midnight! To get your tickets, starting at £79.95, head here.
The Grand Pier, Marine Parade, Weston-super-Mare, BS231AL
6. Strange Brew
Bristol’s coolest DIY venue is our go-to spot if you’re looking for a party that gets a little weirder this NYE. Dirtytalk, Wild Donna & PLU residents peoplelikeusdj are back playing everything from disco, house and boogie, to techno and EBM. On New Year’s Day, Strange Brew will keep the party going with DJ sets from Chez de Milo, Ellie Stokes and more. Learn more here.
10-12 Fairfax St, Bristol BS1 3DB
7. The Milk Thistle
Go down the rabbit hole at The Milk Thistle this NYE. Enjoy a night of entertainment and magic, as you explore the three floors of this hidden cocktail bar. Teaming up with Rèmy Cointreau, you’ll also find a unique and intriguing menu of cocktails specially created for the evening. Tickets start at £40 and include a cocktail on arrival, a glass of fizz at midnight and entertainment throughout the evening. At midnight, confetti cannons will shower the venue in colour as you dance into the early hours of 2024. Just don’t be late… To learn more head here.
Quay Head House, Colston Ave, Bristol BS1 1EB
8. Mr Wolfs
Arguably Bristol’s most established small venue, Mr Wolfs is a party no matter the time of year. Many famous musicians have passed through here on their way to the top. For this New Year’s Eve, the venue has invited Mr Tea and the Minions to brighten up this cold day in December. The genre-bending DJ Nate Jordan will then keep the after-party going through the night! Upstairs, Streets of Soul will be playing an all-vinyl set filled with Northern Soul dancing; the ultimate way to let loose into 2024. To learn more head here.
32 St Nicholas St, Bristol BS1 1TG
9. Death Disco
Death Disco is the latest offering from Hyde & Co., described as the “cocktail bar, music venue and nightclub you didn’t know you needed.” Just in time for New Year’s Eve too, it will be channelling the raw energy of Dancetaria, the iconic 1980s New York City nightclub, on the biggest night of the year. Kicking off at 8pm, with tickets costing £20 per person, we’re expecting this to be one of the coolest, most exclusive parties in Bristol. To learn more about Death Disco head here.
Death Disco, Crusader House, St Stephens Street BS1 1EL
10. The Mount Without
Swing in 2024, with a night of dancing at The Mount Without. Across two floors of this magnificent converted church, the New Year Swing Celebration Festival sees dancing upstairs and a relaxed bar downstairs. Dress up for the evening party and get involved with a short taster dance class for beginners at the start, and then a warm-up class for all. Feeling brave? Put your name down for one of the dance contests! Learn more here.
The Mount Without, Upper Church Lane, St Michael’s Hill, Bristol, BS2 8DT
11. The Cube
Sick of New Year’s Eve? Well, The Cube is throwing a No New Year’s Eve party this year. A less hectic take on seeing in the New Year, Tough Sell and Liquid Library will be turning the building into a “pocket dimension filled with live music, strange performances and bizarre visuals.” One for the weird crowd, ut’s got everything from live techno to video DJing, a gameshow and a noise open mic corner. To learn more head here.
Cube Cinema, Dove St S, Avon, Bristol BS2 8JD
12. Industrial Project: Secret NYE Warehouse Rave
There’s a brand new rave space in Bristol, ready to blow out NYE. From the teams behind Bristol Sound Clash, Drum & Bass Weekender, Bris-Tek, Tremor Soundsystem and the Secret NYE Rave in a Poundstretcher, this gonna be huge too! Expect production levels off the chain at this multi-genre party, ranging from DNB to disco, bassline to breaks. Just some of the line-up includes Sub Zero + Carasel, AC13 + Trafic MC, S.Murk, D’TCH, WBBL + Y and so many more. And because it is New Year’s Eve, the first 500 people through the door get a free glass of bubbly. Get tickets here.
Pytch, 1, Skyline Park, Brislington, Bristol BS4 5EN
13. Bristol Improv Theatre
Clowing around this New Year’s Eve, Up The Antics have put together a stellar line-up to bring in 2024 at the Bristol Improv Theatre. From a one-woman improvised stand-up show to Fringe festival favourites and a sketch comedy troupe (plus music in the bar), this is something a little different for NYE. Learn more here.
The Bristol Improv Theatre, 50 St Paul’s Rd, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1LP
14. Hyde & Co
For a sophisticated end to 2023, it’s got to be Hyde & Co. Keeping things classy, kick off your evening with early evening cocktails – a select two cocktails from their NYE exclusive menu (£30). Then from from 9pm (£50), they’ll be pushing back the tables and turning up the tunes to get the party going! And yes, there will be CHampagne at midnight! Learn more here.
Hyde & Co, The Basement, 2 Upper Byron Pl, Bristol BS8 1JY