If you want to make the most of the New Year in Leeds, here’s where to go, what to do and where to be at midnight…
After a pretty non-existent New Year’s Eve in Leeds at the end of 2020, you’re all due a big one. Whether you fancy a tasting menu at one of the best restaurants in town, want to paint the town red or have the urge for a dance marathon at a classic club night, the city will not disappoint this year. This ever-growing list of the best NYE nights out in Leeds is your go-to-guide – keep coming back because we’ll add new events as they’re announced.
Sheaf Street like to do things a bit differently, and their New Year’s Eve Party is no exception. They’re calling it Midnight – Modern Art Madness. Dress up in the modern art style of your choice – cubist, futurism, it’s up to you – and get ready to party to house and disco while moving like a masterpiece. There will be lots of fun and games on the night, much of which is being kept tightly under wraps. With room for just 350 people and tickets at £28 – or a bargainacious £17 for students – it’s sure to sell out quickly. It kicks off at 9pm and runs all the way through to 4am.
Sheaf Street, 3 Sheaf Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1HD.
New Dock Hall
Why not celebrate The Last Knight of 2021 at New Dock Hall this year? After your red carpet arrival and welcome drink, you can make the most of their happy hour from 6pm-7pm – but pace yourselves because there’s a late bar until 2am. The three course menu comes with choices like beetroot-cured salmon, slow-cooked beef short rib wellington and dark chocolate marquise. You can dance that off with a live 8-piece band and a DJ, then see in the new year with a Scottish piper and a rendition of Auld Lang Syne. The whole kit and caboodle comes in at £69.95.
New Dock Hall, Armouries Drive, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1LT.
The Wardrobe does one of the best New Year’s Eve dos in Leeds, so get ready to eat, drink and be merry. It’s free entry and you can join the party from 10.30pm – get there early if you want to get in because capacity is strictly limited. To guarantee entry, grab a ticket for the dinner and comedy. It costs £60.50, but means you can get in there from 5.30pm, line your stomach with a delicious three-course meal and catch the show at 8pm – Justin Moorhouse is headlining. There are other ways to do it – you can get dinner and NYE celebrations for £38.50, or comedy and the New Year’s party for £27.50.
The Wardrobe, 6 St Peter’s Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 8AH.
Thor’s Tipi will be back in its prime spot at Victoria Gardens this year, and they’ve got a big New Year’s Eve ding-dong lined up for the end of the year. The great news? It’s free to enter, although you might want to reserve yourself a table if you’re going mob-handed. Once there, you can see off the winter chills with mulled wine, hot cocoa and cider or wave goodbye to 2021 with draft beer and prosecco. The god of Asgard probably won’t be there in the flesh, but you won’t need his company to warm yourself round a fire-pit underneath the twinkling lights.
Thor’s Tipi, Victoria Gardens, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3AA.
Tattu have got your New Year’s Eve covered even if you’ve already got nighttime plans. Their lunch menu, at £55 per person, comes in three ‘waves’ and includes modern classics such as red belly pork with smoked and salted crackling, char sui honey-glazed monkfish and two of their most dramatic desserts. If you fancy the evening menu, it’s £95 each and includes treats like yellowtail and kiwi sashimi, black cod, prawn and fillet steak with caramel soy. Push the boat out with a £25 supplement that gets you a plate of meltingly tender Wagyu ribeye. There’ll be a DJ, plus a petal drop at midnight.
Tattu, 29 East Parade, Minerva House, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5PS.
Dining at one of the most glam restaurants in Leeds sounds like a good way to spend New Year’s Eve. Dress to impress for Issho, where elevated Japanese food will be soundtracked by a live band to see in 2022. Kick things off with deceptively simple rice crackers with salmon tartare and black bean with edamame. Things kick up a notch with the decadent caviar & lobster dragon roll and blowtorch salmon with spicy mayo. There’s more spice in store with the duck leg and bao before the main event – a fabulous grilled ribeye steak with yuzu cherry ponzu.
Issho, Victoria Gate, George Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7AU.
You can still work your way through Crafthouse’s delicious a la carte menu, but it will be bolstered with a few seasonal specials. But the main event is a separate New Year’s Eve tasting menu at £85 per person. It’s a lavish affair, with cep parfait, hot smoked salmon with whipped fennel pollen and ox cheek pastrami. Wait, there’s more. Dover sole with roscoff onion, stuffed saddle of lamb, a brace of desserts – this is a real treat. There should be dining and dancing – Bassline Trio will be playing live on the night.
Crafthouse, Level 5, Trinity Leeds, 70 Boar Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6HW.
Go early or go late at Neighbourhood this New Year’s Eve in Leeds. Soak up the party vibe while enjoying a four-course meal from 6 to 9pm. You’ll get a cocktail on arrival before a series of sharing plates arrive. Make sure you don’t miss out on your share of the sushi selection, sticky chicken skewer, mini bao buns and then the main event – giant tempura king prawns and beef fillet. There are vegan alternatives all the way. From 9pm onwards it’ll cost £150 but that includes a drinks package and, of course, that’s when the party really starts with a DJ and live entertainment to see you to midnight and beyond.
Neighbourhood, 5 Greek Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5RW.
Ready to party? Food is off the menu at East 59th this New Year’s Eve – it’s all about the music. Doors open at 8pm for a L/IT Ibiza Takeover – time to get glammed up for a late night shindig with the very best DJs playing house and UK garage. Leeds’ own Sara Garvey is the mastermind behind this extravaganza, transplanting the Ibizan spirit to our city, with a curated selection of DJs and music that is sure to get you moving. Going in a group? You can arrange drinks packages for you and your crew. Best to move quick – early bird tickets have already gone.
East 59th, Victoria Gate, George Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7AU.
Brudenell Social Club
A mere £10 gets you through the door for Brudenell Social Club’s New Year’s Eve Party! Party! event. This is always a hugely popular sell-out event, so bag your tickets early for a night of party music both classic and cheesy – and sometimes both. The party will be fuelled with craft beer and crisps, while on-stage you’ll see established local bands performing incredible tribute sets. Ever wanted to see Pulled Apart by Horses performing Metallica covers while dressed as the band? Of course you have! Games, DJs – what other party do you need in your life as 2021 comes to an end?
Brudenell Social Club, 33 Queens Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1NY.
The Lost & Found
The Victorian-era splendour of The Lost and Found seems a good place to wave goodbye to 2021 and embrace 2022. Snuggle down into a cosy seat as you feast on a four-course menu that begins with rosemary and sea salt focaccia with confit garlic oil. There’s plenty of choice – maybe the seared scallops with chorizo jam or the glazed lamb ribs to start? Mains vary from black truffle pappardelle to maple-glazed pork belly. For pudding, the warm sticky toffee pudding with gingerbread ice cream seems like a no-brainer. So far, so good, but did we mention there’s bottomless prosecco for two hours as well?
The Lost & Found, 12 Greek Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5PT.
Cheap, cheerful and so much fun, Popworld is the place to go on the 31st December 2021 if you want to lose yourself on the dancefloor to pop hits so cheesy you could serve them with crackers and chutney. It runs from 7pm until 4am, which means you can dance to a full nine hours of pop classics, with tickets for those arriving before 10pm a pittance at £3. Cocktails and prosecco seem like the perfect party fuel, but you can also pre-book drinks packages – how about a personalised Popworld-branded Ciroc bottle to do New Year’s Eve in real style?
Popworld, 43 Cookridge Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 3AW.
For a New Year’s Eve with a difference, how about throwing some arrows as time’s arrow takes you into 2022? Flight Club will be hosting one of its acclaimed Brunch Socials from 3 to 7pm to get you in the party spirit. You don’t have to even lift a dart – £30 gets you prosecco and bottomless pizza while a DJ spins. Of course, you can also book tickets with an hour of social darts thrown in too. In the evening, you can make a darts booking for groups of 6 or more. They’ll see in the new year with music and their normal menu – that means giant pizza paddles and delicious drinks all the way.
Flight Club, Sovereign House, 1-2 South Parade, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5QL.
The Domino Club
Head underground at The Domino Club for one of the coolest parties in town. Entry – which is £65 – gets you a complimentary cocktail on arrival, and they don’t mess about with the drinks at Domino. After that there’ll be live music from The Domino Funk and Soul Band, Loud Noises and a mini brass band – all hosted by the Reverend Cleve Freckleton, Minister of Music. Everyone who attends will get an exclusive 2022 domino, which grants free entry for the following year, as well as a welcome Martini on arrival. Slide into a booth or head to the dancefloor – a good time is guaranteed.
The Domino Club, Grand Arcade, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6PG.
Sometimes a warehouse party is exactly what you need on New Year’s Eve and the Circus of the Lost NYE shindig at Beaver Works will be going hard from 9pm until late. This 7-arena underground rave has it all going on – we’re talking fairground rides, DJs, live bands, fancy dress, circus performers and a midnight firework display they promise will be their best ever. Music will range from UK garage to disco, drum & bass to tech house. Throw in a bonfire, the usual bar fare and tickets available on the door as well as in advance and you’ve got a surefire party to say adios to 2021 with.
Beaver Works, 36 Whitehouse Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1AD.
The good people at Revolution know how to party, and it’ll be popping off at this Call Lane classic from 8pm until 4am. You can get a guaranteed entry ticket for £10, although you’ll need to contact them directly to secure a table. For £20 you get a ticket that gets you through the door and your first three drinks of the night. There’s much more to Revolution than vodka, so work your way through a cocktail menu that includes Gin n Juice, Lychee Cooler and #Trending – a blend of Jack Daniels’ Honey Whiskey, Kahlua, milk and caramel. See in the new year with shots – the Mr Whippy is a must.
Revolution, 48 Call Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6DT.
The HiFi Club
Warm up for the midnight festivities with some cracking comedy at The HiFi Club. Doors open at 6.30pm so you can get a few drinks in before the first comedian comes onstage at 7.30pm. Justin Moorhouse is headlining, the Phoenix Nights star and acclaimed stand-up bringing a brilliant set of northern-inflected comedy. Support comes from fellow Mancunian Alex Boardman, along with Eddy Brimson and Lou Conran. It sells out every new year so grab your tickets pronto! After 10, it’s all about California Love, with hip-hop and r&b from the 90s and noughties.
The HiFi Club, 2 Central Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6DE.
Superclub Cargo, which opened this year, will be playing host to its first ever New Year’s Eve party, and it promises to be a doozy. If you’ve already been, you’ll know all about the fabulous LED lighting, the state-of-the-art sound system and the four different rooms. If you haven’t been, you’re in for a treat. It fits in 2,500 clubbers, with a main floor as well as an underground house and techno room. Early bird tickets are available from £25, and there are drinks packages available for groups. Expect to hear club classics, hip-hop and R’n’B until 4am.
Cargo, The Light, 117 Albion Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8DY.
Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa
A wonderful New Year’s Eve menu and a bed to roll into when the partying is over? Book in at Thorpe Park Hotel and Spa for their package, combining a luxury dinner for two and an overnight stay. After an amuse bouche, you can pick from a starters menu that includes tempura-battered tiger prawns and home-cured beetroot gravlax with Whitby crab. Mouthwatering mains include venison haunch, fillet steak and pan-seared fillet of cod. After dessert, dance to the sounds of acclaimed Tom Jones tribute act Tony Gold and raise a glass to 2022.
Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa, 1150 Century Way, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS15 8ZB.
Massive and oh-so-loud raves are the order of the day at Mint Warehouse and their New Year’s Eve celebrations will be no different. Baseline is the name of the game as Danny Bond and a host of other DJs fill the three rooms with pounding sounds. You can hear 1998-2004 classics in the Loft, while Habit take over in the Boiler Room. In the Main Arena, Bond is joined by DJ Jordz, Ryan James, Titch and Steve Kelly, with three live performances scheduled. Tickets start at £24.70, with queue-busting fast pass tickets for £30.
Mint Warehouse, Aquatite House, Water Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 9UD.
The New Year’s Eve soiree at Cosy Club is a delicious affair. For £56.95, you’ll be treated a cocktail and canapé when you arrive, followed by a four-course dinner. Tuck into seared scallops with chorizo and pea puree followed by ribeye steak with garlic prawns. To finish? A refreshing lemon posset or a vegan cheesecake. Not only will they’ll pour you a prosecco for the midnight celebrations, but the Polaroid and props on your table are there for you to capture you at your most glam. If you just fancy drinks, bar tickets are £15 per person, including a table and cocktail.
Cosy Club, 53 Albion Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5AA.
Village Hotel Leeds North
One of the great things about the NYE blowout at Village Hotel Leeds North is that you can also book yourself a room. That means no negotiating the endless taxi waits at the end of New Year’s Eve. The party runs across two rooms. There’s a DJ and disco in the Pub & Grill or live entertainment in the Inspiration Suite – expect a soul and Motown tribute band. Whichever party you choose, you’ll get fizz to toast your arrival, and a three-course meal – dine on the likes of pressed duck and fig terrine, beef wellington and pine nut and basil-baked cod.
Village Hotel Leeds North, 186 Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 5PR.
Get your glad rags on for Bibi’s Gala Dinner & Party – come prepared to eat, drink, party and dance until the clock ticks over into a whole new year. Walk inside to be greeted by a glass of prosecco, then celebrate the year’s end with a trio of savoury profiteroles, your choice of antipasti and main courses that include Gressingham duck breast, Angus rib eye and lobster with king prawns. Leave room for dessert and petit fours, then dance it all off. Swing band Dominic Halpin and the HoneyBees will have you up out of your seat at this 1920’s-style party.
Bibis Italianissimo, Sovereign Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4AG.
New Year’s Eve is rarely the cheapest night out, so ears prick up when someone says the word ‘unlimited’. At the swanky Malmaison, £99 gets you a NYE party that rocks from 7.30pm until 1am and includes all-you-can-eat from the buffet as well as inclusive drinks from beginning to end. That includes draft beers, house wine and selected spirits and mixers. Oh, and a glass of fizz when you get there. There’ll be a DJ to get the party going, while the non-dancing wallflowers among you can put the chefs through their paces with a few visits to the buffet.
Malmaison, 1 Swinegate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4AG.
The Queens Hotel
You may be celebrating New Year’s Eve in Leeds, but this one has a distinctly Scottish theme. The Queens is hosting a Hogmanay Ball that’s the perfect excuse to get scrubbed up. It takes place in their fabulous ballroom, where you’ll enjoy canapés and fizz before you feast on a five-course dinner. There will be smoked haddock terrine with salmon tartar, haggis with neeps and tatties and aged Scotch fillet of beef. Even the cheese board is from north of the border. The resident DJ and a piper will be on hand welcome in 2022. The damage? £99 per person.
The Queens Hotel, City Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 1PJ.
Casa Loco is a legendary Leeds club night and it will be taking over the Warehouse for high energy New Year’s Eve frolics. Combining funky house, baseline and old skool, all three rooms will be popping off as the night returns to its spiritual home for the biggest party of 2021. Early bird tickets have already gone, but you can still get your guaranteed spot for £22.50, with doors opening at 10.00pm and not shutting until 6am the following day. That’s eight hours of absolute hedonism to look forward to.
The Warehouse, 19-21 Somers Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2RG.
The Key Club
The Key Club loves to rock out, so it’s only fitting that NYE Rocks is the name of the game on 31st December. Doors open at 10pm and don’t close until 4am, giving you six hours of the best in indie, emo, pop-punk, metal and some fist-pumping anthems to really get the party started. Cheap drinks, resident DJs from their Slam Dunk, Fuel and The Garage Nights and a crowd that’s always up for it – sounds like a winner. Advance tickets are available for £8 – but they only guarantee entry until 11.45pm. After that, it’s dependent on capacity.
The Key Club, 66 Merrion Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8LW.
Get your finest togs on for a glamorous night at Dollhouse. The evening starts at 8pm and winds down at 4am – so, just the eight hours of drinking and dancing, then. They’re calling the night Cirque du Dollhouse and it’s most definitely a ticket and table event – you can’t just rock up on the night. It’s £25 for a standard ticket, but you can reserve a table for £100 and various drinks packages are available. Cheer in the New Year with cocktails and premium spirits while the Dollhouse DJs get you moving to the best in modern house and dance music.
Dollhouse, 11-15 Hirst’s Yard, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6NJ.
New Year’s Eve in one of Leeds’ oldest and best pubs? It doesn’t get any better than that. As always, there’ll be some superb ales on tap to get you in the mood – we’re talking brews from the likes of Northern Monk, Beavertown and Tiny Rebel – along with a great range of spirits and wines. They’ve also put together a special three-course menu for the evening at £29.95 – or you can fizz it up with Prosecco for £34.95 or Champagne for £39.95. Dive into Scottish smoked salmon, garlic and rosemary rump of lamb and tempting desserts such as a Millionaire’s Salted Caramel Torte.
The Adelphi, 3-5 Hunslet Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1JQ.
Embrace 2022 in style at Angelica this year as they host Angie’s Disco. Zoom up to Level 6 and get ready for a night of disco and funky house from Angel Lee and the Angie’s Disco DJ Crew. The evening commences at 8pm and you can strut your stuff until 2am as Seamus Haji, Campo, Dave Robinson and James Senneck soundtrack the party. You’ll need to move fast – all the earlybird tickets have gone, so get a shake on if you want to enjoy not just stellar music but also classic cocktails such as the Angelica Brûlée and Sweet Tooth, a wondrous mix of Jameson’s Whiskey and Honey Tequila.
Angelica, Level 6, Trinity Leeds, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6HW.
Mook goes monochrome for Notion – a black and white-themed soiree on New Year’s Eve. You’re invited to dress up in your best black and white clothing before taking to their red carpet – they’ve even got their own paparazzi lined up to snap your arrival. After that, grab a drink and dance to music from resident DJ Ryan Wilson – he’ll be dropping house and dance anthems mixed with a bit of R&B. It’s just £10 for a ticket, with doors opening at 9.30pm and the party continuing until 4am. When it comes to the big midnight moment, they’ve got a Champagne fountain for the toast.
Mook, Hirst’s Yard, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6NJ.
Revolution at Electric Press
It’s the biggest party of the year and Revolution are ready to go. They’ve got both a bottomless menu and a shindig planned for New Year’s Eve, so you can choose to do either or go big and do both. The three-course bottomless dinner runs from 7pm to 9pm and costs £59.95 – it’s their Christmas menu and they’re also doing endless Pornstar Martinis as part of it, and they promise a few surprises too. If you just want to dance and drink, the party kicks off at 9pm with DJs playing body-moving house, pop, soul and hip-hop classics until 3am. Tickets are £34.
Revolution, 41 Cookridge Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 3AW.
The Old Red Bus Station
It’s just £3 to get into The Old Red Bus Station’s New Year’s Eve do, but it still goes hard from 9pm until 4am. The kitchen is closed for the night, so you can just concentrate on drinks and dancing. As well as the usual array of draught beers, they’ve got some winter special cocktails on like the warming Old Toddy and a Hot White Russian that adds steamed oat milk to vanilla vodka and Kahlua. Music is provided by Dman and friends with all proceeds from the night going to Sunshine and Smiles, the Leeds Down Syndrome Network.
The Old Red Bus Station, 104 Vicar Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7NL.
Belgrave Music Hall
The good folks at Belgrave Music Hall are doing free entry this New Year’s Eve, with the doors opening for the Super Friendz NYE Top 20 Countdown at 10pm. Before that you’re free to drink your way through the fabulous range of craft beers, spirits and wines on the ground floor, while both Patty Smith’s and Dough Boys will be fuelling the party with delicious food and some festive specials. The Countdown is all about dance and singalong-friendly MTV classics, ranging from Destiny’s Child to Fleetwood Mac, Outkast to Prince. It promises to be a cracker.
Belgrave Music Hall, 1-1A Cross Belgrave Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8JP.
Chances are the weather won’t be cracking the flags in Leeds come New Year’s Eve, so why not pretend you’re in sunnier climes by heading to Las Iguanas? The feel is totally tropical and they’re offering both their bottomless brunch menu (£29.95) and a NYE set menu (£24.95). The former runs from 11am to 3.30pm and gives you 90 minutes to scoff down nachos and your choice of main – the enchiladas and burritos are filled to bursting. The NYE menu delivers three courses of Latin American food, while they’re doing 2 for 1 cocktails which will banish the back-to-work blues before they’ve even arrived.
Las Iguanas, 3 Cloth Hall Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2HD.
The very swish Grand Pacific, inside The Queens Hotel, is a great place to say ‘adios’ to 2021 and ‘hola’ to 2022. You’ll be greeted with a welcome glass of Champagne and then they’ve got a special three-course menu lined up for you. Starters include spiced tuna carpaccio and a knockout crispy, shredded duck salad. Mains? A choice of four, with a 28-day aged fillet of beef. Puds range from coconut panna cotta to pomegranate and pistachio cheesecake. After you’ve eaten, a DJ and jazz band will help you see in the new year. Tickets are £65 per person for the whole shebang.
Grand Pacific, The Queens Hotel, City Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 1PJ.
Hyde Park Book Club
The gem that is Hyde Park Book Club is hosting a party on New Year’s Eve with the Tight Lines Crew – and best of all, it’s free. Auld Tight Lynes will see the band playing much-loved classics from the likes of David Bowie, Talking Heads, Stevie Wonder and Amy Winehouse. After they’re done giving these bangers a jazzy touch, there’ll be a post-midnight party downstairs with DJs spinning for those who want to party on. It ends at 2am and, while it’s free, you’ll still need to bag a ticket in advance to guarantee entry.
Hyde Park Book Club, 27-29 Headingley Lane, Hyde Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1BL.
Revolución de Cuba
After a colourful Cuban Christmas, it’s time for a New Year’s Eve Fiesta at Revolución de Cuba. The Latin vibe will be strong here, with party music and those oh-so-lovely and oh-so-addictive rum cocktails. The door opens at 7pm and doesn’t shut until 3am, and a £10 early-bird ticket gets you through it before 9pm. It also means you can jump the queue and enjoy an introductory drink. Fancy celebrating in style? £25 gets you a Cocktail VIP wristband, which guarantees entry before 10pm and three drinks including cocktails, beer and double spirits.
Revolución de Cuba, 64-68 Call Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6DT.
O2 Academy Leeds
The last five New Year’s Eve Projekt parties at O2 Academy have all been sell-out events, so get a wiggle on if you plan on going. Standard tickets are £9.20, although you can get £17.65 tickets that include a Champagne reception. Fuelled by the fizz, get ready for a night that will blow your socks off, as the resident DJs fill the dance floor. As always with Projekt, you can expect high production values, special guests and performers all enhanced with a fabulous light show and the superb O2 sound system. You can get your dance on until 4am.
O2 Academy Leeds, 55 Cookridge Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 3AW.
Up for an all-dayer? Bar Fibre is. Their DJs will be providing a backdrop of pop, techno and dance throughout the day while the bar serves up shots, cocktails, beer and a bit of whatever you fancy. It’s the kind of place where you’ll want to party into 2022 with friends, so maybe book yourself a booth to make sure you’ve got the perfect party base. Middle-floor booths cost £500 for up to six guests, which gets you in the door, two bottles of spirits, mixer, Prosecco and queue jump. The Penthouse booths are £100 per person for up to 10 people – each of which will have a £50 bar tab to spend.
Bar Fibre, 168 Lower Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6LY.
Eat Your Greens
There’s another fantastic free party in store for you at Eat Your Greens, the best shop-cum-bar hybrid in the city. Tomcat from Tomorrow Store will be leading the musical charge, backed up by the EYG All Stars – in other words, most of the DJs who’ve played there recently. As an added bonus, there’ll be food on the night from indie legends Mor Mor with a pop-up kebab kitchen that’ll serve up healthy, locally-sourced Levantine food all night long. If you plan on eating, you’ll need to pay a £10 deposit when you book your ticket – it’s redeemable against your food on the night.
Eat Your Greens, 42 New York Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7DY.
The Stone Roses Bar
A party until 3 or 4am? You’re not trying hard enough. The Stone Roses Bar will open at 10pm and won’t close until 6am – now that’s how you do New Year’s Eve in Leeds. If you’ve been before, you know the score here – it’s classic indie disco all the way. If you haven’t been, you’ll love it. There’ll be Stone Roses of course, but also the best of Britpop through to Arctic Monkeys and beyond. Get ready to scream those iconic choruses at the top of your lungs. Jump the queue and get guaranteed entry with a £10 advance ticket – it’s valid from opening until midnight.
The Stone Roses Bar, 9 Lower Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6ER.
There are few better places to be when the clock strikes 12 than in Leeds’ City Square – and that’s where you’ll find Banyan. Line your belly until 7pm at their NYE Bottomless Supper Club, and then stick around for DJs, dancing and celebration. The Supper Club runs for 90 minutes, plenty of time to enjoy dishes like the Bang Bang Chicken Salad, chicken schnitzel, their stacked burger or vegan options like roast cauliflower Malayan curry. Bottomless drinks run from beers through to Prosecco and a range of spritzes – Aperol, Poached Pear, Wild Berry and Orange Blush.
Banyan, 2 The Old Post Office, City Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2ES.
Victoria Gate Casino
Where can you go where the party just doesn’t stop? Victoria Gate Casino is open for 24 hours, so you can head there before your rave, club night or gig, or drop in to grab some more drinks after everywhere else is shut. You don’t have to gamble to attend – you can just head there for £3 pints, prosecco and house spirits, while they’ll have a live DJ on. You can grab some bites if you need some party fuel – burgers, wings and bacon rolls can hit the sweet spot in the early hours. If you want to chance your arm, there are 22 table games running from roulette to blackjack and beyond, plus slots galore.
Victoria Gate Casino, Victoria Gate, 26 Eastgate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7JL.
Leeds DJ collective Natural Selection have been packing out Headrow House for the last few years, and they’ve lined up a doozy of a headline DJ for New Year’s Eve in Leeds – Greg Wilson. The seminal electro DJ made his name first at Wigan Pier then at The Hacienda, and has been a mover, shaker and innovator in the UK dance music scene for decades. He’ll be supported by Donna Leake, Andrew Devine, Jidgy B and others as the party spreads across all three floors. The damage? Zero. Zip. Zilch. It’s free and runs from 9pm until 3am.
Headrow House, Bramleys Yard, 19 The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6PU.
There’s a trio of The Box bars across Leeds, and they’ve all got plans for New Year’s Eve. Whether you’re in the city centre, Headingley or Chapel Allerton, you’ll be able to walk in on the night, and there’ll be a both a live band and a DJ, dropping the party tunes you want to hear as the year draws to a close. If you plan on eating, get down there before 10pm, as they’ll be closing the kitchens to concentrate on the festivities. Before then you can tuck into kebabs, loaded fries, pizza burgers and more. If you want to book a table, you can do that at the city centre branch only, for a minimum of four people.
The Box, 15 Infirmary Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2JS, 8 Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 2AD and 8 Stainbeck Lane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7 3QY.
Escapism Bar Group
The Escapism Group have got the ultimate bar crawl planned for you on 31st December. Get your advance ticket for free and you can swap it on the night at any one of their seven bars for a wristband. That gets you into all of the bars for free, all night long, and you’ll also get a free shot in each one before 10pm. So, where can you go? Well, there’s the Polynesian delights of Tiki Hideaway, the secret cocktail bar The Maven along with fun-loving bars Mean-Eyed Cat, Cuckoo, Call Lane Social, Verve and Brooklyn. You and your friends can go where the party is from 5pm until 4am!
The Escapism Group NYE 2021 Bar Crawl takes place at seven locations in Leeds city centre.
Chow Down’s Winter Village has been a huge Yuletide smash, and they’re seeing in the New Year in style with the NYE Big Bash. It’s at the same Temple Arches location as before, but with the new additions that have made winter down there so much fun. You can expect midnight entertainment, a Champagne reception and a performance from Crazy P. For £20 you’ll get your own reserved table and a drink on arrival, then you can set about munching your way through all the street food goodness. Residents Torito and Jimmy Mack’s will be cooking their last meals, joined by Spuds N Bros and more.
Chow Down, Temple Arches, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 5QG.
The Shed Bar
Get set for a full 12 hours of rock and indie magic if you head to The Shed Bar on New Year’s Eve. You heard us right. They’re kicking off their shindig at 4pm and ain’t stopping until 4am. They’re accepting walk-ins for free, worth it for their wonderful whiskey range alone. But if you want to avoid putting your hand in your pocket all night, you can get a NYE wristband for £45. Armed with that you’ll have unlimited drinks all night long. It covers wine, house spirits and mixers plus beers including Peroni, Corona, Red Stripe and Miller. You can book tables too, if you’re settling in for a big one.
The Shed Bar, 6 Heaton’s Court, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4LJ.
Dirty Martini invite you to add a little bling and glam to your New Year’s Eve celebrations with a dress code that says glitter is the new black. Advance tickets are £20 and include a glass of prosecco on arrival before 9pm – after all, everything goes better with bubbles. They’ll have a live DJ playing until lights out at 3am, with the kind of commercial dance, pop and R&B that will encourage you to get out of your seat and dance. It’s over-21s only, and proceedings kick off at 8pm, so get your sparkliest clobber on and head down there for guaranteed fun.
Dirty Martini, 31 King Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2HL.
This city centre pub is a no-brainer for a New Year’s Eve in Leeds. It boasts 18 beer lines, plus a comprehensive spirits range, while you’ll be trying to show your skills on the four full-sized pool tables all night. Add in some wicked outdoor areas including a rooftop terrace and you’ve got the ideal place to usher in 2022. You can enter for free as per usual, but also pre-book an unlimited drinks package for £55. That’ll give you four hours of bottomless house wine, spirits and mixers, as well as a selection of cocktails, cask and draught beers.
Parkside Tavern, St John’s House, Merrion Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 8JE.
Leeds-based bar group Akito have got parties going on at all four of their venues on New Year’s Eve. Oporto, Jake’s, Neon Cactus and Power, Corruption and Lies all offer a very different vibe, and they’re all free to enter on the big night. There’ll be DJs to crank the party up and some surprise special drinks added to the regular menu. If you’re eating, Knave’s Kitchen in Oporto will be open until 10pm and you’ll be able to get food in both Neon Cactus and PCL until the same time. After that, burn off the calories with some bar crawling and dancing into the wee hours.
Oporto, 33 Call Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 7BT, Jake’s Bar, 29 Call Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 7BT, Neon Cactus, 35 Call Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 7BT, Power, Corruption & Lies, 36 Call Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6DT.All details correct at time of going to press.