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The Definitive Guide to New Year’s Eve in Leeds

· Andrew Emery · Christmas

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New Years Eve

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

Duke Studios, Sheaf Street Cafeteria

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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

New Dock Hall, Royal Armouries

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

The Wardrobe

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

Thor's Tipi Leeds

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

Tattu Winter 2021

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.

Issho

Issho

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.

Crafthouse

Choux

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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.

Neighbourhood

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.

East 59th

East 59th NYE

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

Brudenell Social Club

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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

CITC Lost and 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.

Popworld

Popworld

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.

Flight Club

Flight Club

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

Domino Club

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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.

Beaver Works

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.

Revolution

Revolution Blank Canvas

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

HiFi Club Leeds

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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. The club then closes at 10pm, giving you plenty of time to find your perfect place for the New Year’s Eve celebrations. 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!

The HiFi Club, 2 Central Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6DE.

Cargo

Cargo Nightclub

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

New Years Eve Table

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.

Mint Warehouse

Mint

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.

Cosy Club

Cosy Club Leeds

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

Village Hotel

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.

Bibi’s Italianissimo

Bibis Italianissimo

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.

Malmaison

Malmaison

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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

Queens Hotel NYE

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.

The Warehouse

Mischief The Warehouse Halloween

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.