It’s not too late to make plans for New Year’s Eve in Melbourne. Whether you want to spend your night in a sea of familiar and unfamiliar faces or avoid the crowds entirely, you are spoiled for choice. If you are fashionably late and haven’t made your party plans yet here are some great options. Here are our tips to farewell 2018 and celebrate 2019 in style.
Where: 87 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Looking for something a little fancy? Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Melbourne by taking a step back in time. Trinket Cocktail Bar and Speakeasy will have you partying like a glamorous 1920s socialite. Although located in the heart of the city this secluded bar has a secret entrance that leads to a fabulous cocktail soiree, that will give you all the Gatsby feels. The 20s extravagant mood is continued with live jazz music played by the house banda fully stocked bar, and delectable canapes served by dapper men and women. Dress up and enjoy, in this era anything goes.
Tickets start at $100 for general admission, get them here.
Where: 4 Riverside Quay, Southbank
Kick back and relax at Hopscotch’s NYE Night Garden Festival. Located on the Yarra River this bar offers live music, riverside fireworks, roving bites and sweet treats without the unwanted crowds. Plus there is a free-flowing pop-up Pimm’s bar serving Hopscotch’s signature Pimm’s Punch… delicious.
Tickets start at $165, get them here.
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Where: 196 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
If you want to dance like there is no tomorrow to pumping 90s music, Perseverance’s NYE End Of The World Party (EOTWP) is the place for you. Their signature drinks, Disaster jugs, and Nuke shots will have you getting down on the dance floor all night long. EOTWP is perfect for the late planners as admission is free. All you need to do is show up and prepare for a night you will never forget. Doors open at 8pm.
Entry is free, find out more here.
#4 On The Hill NYE Festival
Where: South Gippsland, Victoria
Why not turn New Year’s Eve into 48 hours of pure fun? The Farmer’s annual On The Hill NYE Festival has a lineup packed with both local and international talent. With all the trimmings, not only will you get to see great brands but food trucks, camping, and field games are all provided. We recommend the Food Truck Park because everything is homemade, deep-fried and delicious. Get your friends and buy some tickets to make some lasting memories this New Year’s Eve in Melbourne.
Ticket start at $269, get them here.
#5 Terminus Hotel
Where: 605 Victoria Street, Abbotsford
Terminus Hotel is getting wild and wants to welcome you to the jungle this New Year’s Eve. Get into the spirit by dressing in jungle-inspired costumes for a chance to win prizes and free drinks. Party well into the night with their bevy of food and drinks. Be prepared to walk to walk on the winning side!
Tickets start at $110 for general admission, get them here.
#6 World Carnivale
Where: South Wharf along the Yarra River
World Carnivale New Year’s Eve Party is a collision of culture, color and celebration. Fly from Venice to Argentina to Spain across to Asia and the Rio Grade while never leaving the banks of the Yarra River. Overflowing with food and beverages from all around the world this multi-genre, multi-demographic Melbourne NYE party is truly a world-class experience. Plus, this location is ideal to watch the fireworks.
Tickets start at $195, find out more here.
#7 Party at the Lawn
Where: 36 Greville St, Prahran
It wouldn’t be a list of Melbourne’s top party picks without a Rooftop bar shout out. Our choice is Prahran’s College Lawn Hotel, the perfect place to kick off your New Year’s Eve in Melbourne. The rooftop gives you the perfect position to watch the dazzling fireworks display. Doors open at 4 pm with bottomless margaritas and an all you can eat BBQ. The fun doesn’t stop there – live music will be playing until midnight.
Tickets amiable for $75, see more here.
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So where will you spend this Melbourne NYE? Let us know in the comments below.