Wondering where to go for New Year’s Eve? We’ve got the lowdown on what’s going on in Leeds…
New Year’s Eve is the biggest night of the year and the city is coming out in force to help you say goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019. But with so many options, where should you go? We’ve rounded up some of the biggest and best nights out in Leeds this NYE to help you choose.
The Backroom is throwing an almighty party on New Year’s Eve. The 1920s-style bar will welcome three of the North’s best DJs for a 9-hour shindig that goes on until 6am. Daniel Hills and Mark Luton will play R&B and house classics in the Main Room, while Jay Birch spins an eclectic mix of funk, soul and disco in Room Two. Magician Oliver Parker will be there too and you can even enjoy 2-for-1 cocktails from 9pm to midnight. Tickets are just £12.50.
The Backroom, 50a Call Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6DT.
Revolution Electric Press
Revolution at the Electric Press will transform into the Gatsby Casino for New Year’s Eve. The bar will be decked out in glamorous 1920s style and you’re invited to join them in your finest flapper get-up. You’ll get a drink on arrival followed by canapés throughout the evening, but that’s not all. There will be 1920s dancers and DJs, as well as Gatsby Casino money, which you can spend on the games you can play around the bar. Tickets are just £29.95.
Revolution Electric Press, Millennium Square, 41 Cookridge Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 3AW.
Start 2019 with one of the UK’s best DJs as BBC Radio 1 favourite Mistajam takes over Pryzm’s main room with Scott Lane and Martin Hand. In the run up to midnight, they’ll play through the biggest tunes of the year, but you can also head into the club’s smaller rooms for the best in R&B and hip-hop in Curve, retro classics in Vinyl, live performers in Aspen and cocktails in the Polynesian paradise that is the Tiki Lounge.
Pryzm, 16-18 Woodhouse Lane, Merrion Centre, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8LX.
Merrion Street and Call Lane
Six of the best bars in Leeds are joining forces to make your New Year’s Eve night out one to remember. You buy a wrist band rather than a ticket and it’ll get you into Mean-Eyed Cat and Verve on Merrion Street, as well as Call Lane Social, the Tiki Hideaway, Cuckoo and Brooklyn on Call Lane. If you start between 5pm and 9pm, at either Cuckoo or Mean-Eyed Cat Bar, you’ll get free pizza too.
Merrion Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6PG and Call Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 7BT.
Northern Monk Brew Co.
Northern Monk Brew Co. is celebrating NYE with a night of all-inclusive food and bottomless beer. You’ll get tasty morsels from their current kitchen residents, The Harewood Food and Drink Project, who make modern British grub using local produce – and you can wash it down with endless beer. That’s right, this is a whole night of unlimited beer, all for £70 per person.
Northern Monk Brew Co., The Old Flax Store, Marshalls Mill, Marshall Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 9YJ.
The Key Club
Why not spend New Year’s Eve in Leeds rocking out at The Key Club? The city’s top rock and punk music venue will host resident DJs from Slam Dunk and The Garage. They’ll spin everything from pop-punk favourites to rock anthems and guilty pleasures. Entry is a fiver and it has the added bonus of cheap drinks offers all night long.
The Key Club, 66 Merrion Street, Merrion Centre, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8LW.
Outlaws Yacht Club
Let’s Go Bananas celebrates New Year’s Eve at Outlaws Yacht Club – and it’s an early start. The doors open at 3pm, so you can kick off your night of revels before everyone else. And with a stellar line-up of DJs, you’ll want to get down there sharpish, as the likes of Sally Rodgers, Steve Wilkinson, Sheidi and John Paynter hit the decks. Oh, and it’s free entry too.
Outlaws Yacht Club, 38 New York Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7DY.
Cosy Club is turning to the glitz and glamour of the 1920s for its New Year’s Eve bash in Leeds. You’ll get a welcome cocktail and canapés on arrival, followed by a four-course meal, which includes dishes like Pan-Roasted Hake Fillet and The Cosy Chicken Kiev. After your meal, you can dance to 1920s tunes performed live by Gypsies of Bohemia and clink your glasses with a prosecco toast at midnight, all for £54.95 each.
Cosy Club, 53 Albion Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5AA.
Kith & Kin
Kith and Kin will go above and beyond to make your New Year’s Eve exactly how you want it. You can plan the whole thing in advance to suit you, from the food menu to the drinks. They’ll set you up in one of their VIP booths, where you can tuck into a selection of dishes from their special Christmas menu and enjoy one of their cocktail or beer packages. Prices start from £50 per person.
Kith & Kin, 16-18 Stainbeck Lane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7 3QY.
Tattu will be serving their winter à la carte menu throughout the day. It features dishes like Red Pepper Lamb Chops, Sweet and Sour Iberico Pork and Sirloin of Wagyu Beef and if you book in from 6pm onwards, you’ll also get a night of entertainment, with live music, DJs, traditional Chinese dragon dancers and a petal drop at midnight. Reserve your table with a £20 deposit per person.
Tattu, Minerva House, 29 East Parade, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5PS.
Space is one of the biggest clubs in Leeds and it’s going all out to welcome in 2019. Expect a slew of DJs across two rooms – the first is a feast of house, deep and tech tunes and the second is home to a mix of hip-hop, R&B and garage. But it’s not just music – there will be confetti, lasers, pyrotechnics and CO2 cannons too. Tickets start from £6, but if you go VIP for £15, you can get free champagne and table service.
Space, 11a Hirst’s Yard, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6NJ.
If you want to welcome in the New Year in style, head to Issho for their exclusive 5-course tasting menu. You’ll get a glass of bubbly on arrival before you sit down to a dinner of Braised Lamb Shoulder Baos, Chicken Karaage and Aged Rib-eye Steak with ponzu and yuzu sauce. It’s £55 per person between 5pm and 7pm, or £80 per person from 7pm until close – you’ll also get into their rooftop NYE party at the Kori Bar, which promises DJs and table service until 3am.
Issho, Victoria Gate, George Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7AU.
The Domino Club
Say hello to 2019 at The Domino Club where you can enjoy a night of live NYE music as Howlin’ Rick & The Rocketeers and The Deadbeat Brass take to the stage. You’ll get a cocktail on arrival, champagne at midnight and a custom engraved 2019 domino. This isn’t any old domino – it gets you free entry and a queue jump every Friday and Saturday with a complimentary House Martini on every visit for the next 12 months.
The Domino Club, 7 Grand Arcade, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6PG.
You have two chances to celebrate New Year’s Eve at Bibis Italianissimo. They’ll kick things off with a matinee dinner from 12pm to 5pm for £50 per person, before the big celebrations begin at 7pm with their New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner. You can sit in the main restaurant area in full view of the live entertainment for £120 per person or in the cocktail dining area for £90 per person. Either way, you’ll get a five-course menu of Italian favourites, followed by coffee and petit fours, while you enjoy a live music tribute act.
Bibis Italianissimo, Sovereign Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4AG.
Why not head to Banyan for their New Year’s Eve shenanigans? Your night will begin with a fizz reception before you sit down to a three-course meal. They’re serving up a medley of delicious dishes, including Satay Chicken Skewers, Roast Atlantic Cod and Moroccan Lamb Tagine. Afterwards, relax with an after dinner drink as you prepare for the clock to strike 12. It’s £100 per table and there will be DJs spinning tunes throughout the night.
Banyan, 2 City Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2ES.
Candypants is starting 2019 with a bang at Oracle. It kicks off at 9pm with a complimentary prosecco reception in the ground floor bar, before the first floor club opens at 10pm with their resident DJs spinning tunes. They’ve got a fancy dress box, and of course, the Candygirls to keep you entertained. Book ahead and tickets are £20, but if you leave it until the night, it’s £25.
Oracle, 3 Brewery Place, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1NE.
Dirty Martini is going all out with its All Eyes on 2019 party – the dress code is ‘NYE Glam with a Touch of Sparkle’, so dress to impress. You’ll get a free glass of prosecco if you get there between 8pm and 9pm. But that’s just the beginning – they’ll have DJs spinning tunes until 3am with a live saxophonist to boot. Tickets are just £5 until Monday 17th December 2018, when they double in price, so don’t hang about.
Dirty Martini, 31 King Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2HL.
The grand surroundings of Browns are a lovely setting to spend your New Year’s Eve in Leeds. They’ve come up with a special 5-course menu and it’s worth checking out. You’ll start with canapés on arrival before you tuck into the likes of Pan-Seared Scallops and Smoked Duck Salad. It’s mains next, so choose from Sea Bass, Sirloin Steak, Lamb Rump, Salted Pork Belly and a Heritage Tomato Tart followed by a Peach Melba or Chocolate and Hazelnut Duo for dessert, before you finish off with a British Cheese Plate. It will set you back £39.95 per person.
Browns, Unit H28, The Light, 70-72 The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 8EQ.
Manahatta’s trio of bars are joining the circus to celebrate 2019. Expect crazy costumes, fire-breathing performers and DJs playing house anthems until late at The Greatest Show on NYE. It’s free entry and you can book a table too, although a minimum spend is required for the latter. If you want to start the day early, you can get 40% off their brunch menu from 12pm to 3pm or start a little later and enjoy their Bottomless Party menu for £30 each between 4pm and 6pm.
Manahatta, 11 Merrion Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6PG & Minerva, 29 East Parade, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5PS.
Revel in the spirit of snow-covered resorts at The Box’s Apres Ski New Year’s Eve Party. They’re turning the bar into an Alpine-style ski lodge bar where you can dance along to chart favourites and classic anthems – heck, they even encourage dancing on the tables. There will be a live band playing before the clock strikes midnight, and it’s free entry.
The Box, 15 Infirmary Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2JS.
NYE is the perfect excuse to indulge in the refined brilliance of Ox Club with their exclusive tasting menu. You’ll discover why it’s one of the best eateries in Leeds as you try dishes like Kohlrabi Sando, Celeriac Shawarma and Glazed Cauliflower – and you’ll be out in time to celebrate the turn of the year in the city’s bars. It costs £60 per person, and you can add wine pairings from sommelier Matt Francomb for an extra £40 per person.
Ox Club, Headrow House, Bramleys Yard, 19a The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6PU.
Roll back the years for New Year’s Eve at The Pit. They’re going all out to host a Naughty Nineties NYE Party. It’s back-to-back anthems all night long, from ‘Wonderwall’ to ‘Saturday Night’, which will get you up and grooving like it’s 1999. It’s free entry, but if you want to plan ahead, you can book a table for £10 per person and get one of their drinks packages too.
The Pit, 9 Merrion Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6PQ.
You have two ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve at The Maven. You can head to their restaurant to eat your way into 2019 with a fabulous feast – you get five dishes to share between two people for £55 each or £65 with a bottle of prosecco. If you don’t fancy eating, their cool-as-heck cocktail bar will open with DJs playing an eclectic bunch of tunes until 6am and it’s free entry.
The Maven, 1 Call Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 7DH.
Victoria Gate Casino
There’s loads going on at Victoria Gate Casino on New Year’s Eve. You can enjoy live music from Vibetown, as well as DJs until late in Curve – it’s free entry, but you can also get VIP packages for £50 each with drinks, food and table service. V Restaurant is also getting in on the fun, with a five-course dinner, fizz on arrival and a table for the whole night for £70 per person.
Victoria Gate Casino, 26 Eastgate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7JL.
There are three New Year’s Eve parties taking place at Weetwood Hall to mark the start of 2019, and each one is centred around a top tribute musical performer. There’s a family-friendly shindig with Planet Abba in the Lawnswood Suite, or a choice of adults-only parties with an Elton John homage in Convive and a nod to Michael Buble in the Woodlands Suite. Each one comes with champagne and canapés on arrival, a six-course dinner and a champagne toast at midnight. Prices start from £75 per person.
Weetwood Hall, Otley Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 5PS.
Celebrate NYE at one of the best restaurants in Leeds as Shears Yard hosts an exclusive 5-course dinner with wine pairings. You’ll start with Rosemary and Thyme Focaccia with Marmite butter, beer-pickled shallots and a glass of prosecco, before you tuck into dishes like Seared Venison Loin with haggis sausage roll, sticky red cabbage and spiced carrot puree with a glass of Barbera D’Asti. It’s £50 per person for the food, or £70 per person with the wine.
Shears Yard, 11-15 Wharf Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7EH.
Angelica residents L/IT host Ibiza Takeover Sundays but for New Year’s Eve, they’re heading over to East 59th. Expect a night of the very best electronic music in a super-cool venue as DJs like Catching Flies, Sara Garvey, John Khan, Louis Bailey AG and Josh Weekes take to the decks. Tickets cost £30 per person, although VIP packages are available too.
East 59th, Victoria Gate, 3rd Floor Rooftop, Ludgate Hill, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7AU.
You can eat, drink and dance your way into 2019 at Malmaison’s bottomless extravaganza. You can get five hours of all-inclusive drinks, including house spirits, house wine, draught beer and selected mixers. Soak up the booze with their massive buffet, with everything from roast meats to local seafood, as well as desserts and a plethora of cheeses. They’ll have a DJ on throughout the night to get you moving. Tickets cost £99 per person.
Malmaison, 1 Swinegate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4AG.
New Year’s Eve is the beginning of the end for Mint Club. The legendary Leeds club is set to close in 2019 and this is going to be their last NYE blowout – so it’s no surprise they’ve pushed the boat out. One Religion will bring some of the biggest DJs in the UK to the city. Kreature, K.O. Kane, Rickie DH, Sizeup and Josh DeMello have all been confirmed – keep your eyes peeled for two very special guests that will be revealed closer to the time.
Mint Club, 8 Harrison Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6PA. Tickets are £12.50.
Brudenell Social Club
The Brudenell’s NYE parties are the stuff of legend. They’re raucous affairs, filled with incredible live music, and they always sell out, so don’t hang about to get a ticket. The line-up isn’t set in stone, but you can expect a bill of local bands leaving their own tunes behind for one night to pay homage to musical greats in unique fashion. There will also be party games, DJs and The Pizza Bus – what more could you want?
Brudenell Social Club, 33 Queens Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1NY. Tickets are £8.
O2 Academy Leeds
Projekt is going all out for NYE 2019. Head down to O2 Academy Leeds where their DJs will be spinning grime, hip hop, r&b, house and chart tunes throughout the evening. It may be New Year’s Eve, but you’ll still get some pretty decent drinks offers here. However, unlike their usual Saturday parties, there will be no entry on the door, so make sure you book in advance.
O2 Academy Leeds, 55 Cookridge Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 3AW. Tickets are £4.
Belgrave Music Hall
Ring in 2019 with Girl Gang Leeds as they take over the upstairs events room in Belgrave Music Hall. They’re throwing the San Junipero NYE Disco and transforming the whole floor into Tucker’s – anyone who’s seen Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror will know what we mean. Expect loud outfits, disco balls and a whole night of classic tunes from every decade. Best of all, it’s absolutely free.
Belgrave Music Hall, 1-1A Cross Belgrave Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8JP. Free entry.
Groove your way into 2019 with a funk, soul and jazz party at Smokestack. You can head down for free, but if you book in advance, you’ll get two cocktails for a tenner. The night starts with a live blues band in the lounge from 8pm, before The Roost opens at 10pm – DJ Chico Malo will pay tribute to some of the greats we’ve lost in recent years, from Charles Bradley to Aretha Franklin.
Smokestack, 158a Lower Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6LY. Free entry.
A black-tie gala is a New Year’s Eve favourite and that’s exactly what Oulton Hall will be offering this year. Don your finest formal wear for an evening that starts with canapés and a glass of bubbly. You’ll then sit down to a four-course meal, followed by a live band and DJs until the early hours. If you don’t want the party to end, you can book in for the night with one of their accommodation packages, which will also get you breakfast to ease away that hangover.
Oulton Hall, Rothwell Lane, Oulton, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS26 8HN. Tickets start from £99.
New Year’s Eve is the last day you can visit Thor’s Tipi Bar in Victoria Gardens before it leaves Leeds for another year – and what better way to ring in 2019? With everything from mulled wine to real ale, cider and hot chocolate, the Viking-inspired watering hole is ideal for a Yuletide drink – and it’s free to get in, although you should probably expect queues. It’s cosy too, with roaring fires, fairy lights and even a barbecue from The Mussel Pot.
Thor’s Tipi, Victoria Gardens, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3AA. Free entry.
The HiFi Club
The HiFi Club’s NYE celebrations are twofold. First off, you’ve got The Comedy Sessions New Year’s Eve Special, with Justin Moorhouse, Junior Simpson, Katie Mulgrew and Barry Dodds. Want to carry on with a boogie? Horse Meat Disco will take over from 10:30pm for a flamboyant evening full of high-nrg, house and classic disco tunes.
The HiFi Club, 2 Central Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6DE. Tickets are £12.
You can start your New Year’s Eve celebrations early at East 59th. The New York-style loft will kick things off with a special NYE brunch from 11am to 3pm. But the real party starts at 8pm, when they invite you to join them for their L/IT Ibiza Leeds Takeover NYE Party. They’re going transform the venue with a magical decor. You won’t be short of entertainment either – they’ve lined up London favourites Catching Flies, who’ll be joined by Sara Garvey, John Khan, AG, Louis Bailey and Josh Weekes to take you through to 2019.
East 59th, Victoria Gate, Eastgate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7AU. Tickets are £20.
Pudsey Civic Hall
Due to the massive demand last year, Trouble at the Mill is moving its big NYE bash to Pudsey Civic Hall for a massive night of comedy, music and entertainment. Alun Cochrane and Leeds favourite Micky P Kerr will provide the laughs as Mr Wilson’s Second Liners provide the hip-shaking tunes and DJ Mark Afro takes you into the early hours. Heck, they’ll even feed you at no extra cost.
Pudsey Civic Hall, Dawsons Corner, Pudsey, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS28 5TA. Tickets are £45.
You can welcome in 2019 with Aagrah’s New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner and Dance. You’ll get a 5-course meal and a champagne reception at their Leeds city restaurant, so prepare to tuck into dishes like Kashmiri Kebabs, Goan King Prawn and Chicken Hyderabadi, before enjoying live music and DJs throughout the evening. The night ends with bubbly and a fireworks display.
Aagrah, St Peter’s Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 8AH. Tickets are £49.95.
Mint Warehouse will play host to two of the biggest names in the city’s clubbing history for New Year’s Eve. Subdub and Jungle Jam are teaming up for one hell of a party. Expect three rooms of full-on dub, jungle and drum & bass, including sets by the Iration Steppas Sound Systen, with a few surprises to catch you out throughout the night.
Mint Warehouse, 175 Aquatite House, Water Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 9UD. Tickets are £12.
New Year’s Eve seems like a fine time to enjoy a few laughs, so head down to The Wardrobe’s Comedy Special. They’ve arranged up a stellar line-up of stand-ups for the night, including Scott Benne, Chris Washington, Dave Twentyman and Martin Mor. You can start the evening with a three-course dinner or just turn up for the comedy – either way, you’ll follow the laughs with their Midnight Celebrations party, including funk and soul DJs and the Bare Brass Band. Food, comedy and live music, spot on.
The Wardrobe, 6 St Peter’s Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 8AH. Tickets start from £25.
Crafthouse & Angelica
Crafthouse and Angelica are going all out for NYE. Start downstairs, where you can enjoy a special 5-course chef’s tasting menu with dishes like East Coast Crab and Wild Mushroom Encroute, then head upstairs for The Stella Superstar Club, which will speed across both venues at 10pm. Leeds club veterans Suzy Mason and Tony Hannan will join forces to put on a fully inclusive, interactive night. Angelica will host original SpeedQueen DJs Miss Melodie, Alice Bailey & Simon G, while Crafthouse promises Warehouse legend Ian Dewhirst.
Crafthouse and Angelica, 70 Boar Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6HW. The tasting menu is £70 and the club night is £25. If you book your tasting menu table before 9.30pm, you only get entry for your meal and the club night is extra. If you book your table after 9.30pm, you get free entry to the club night.
See in 2019 with the whole family at City Varieties’ renowned Rock ’n’ Roll Panto. This year, Cinderella is being given a head-banging twist, so join her, as she attempts to free herself from the grips of her step-sisters. Expect audience participation, corny jokes and the legendary boulder battle. It’ll also have a soundtrack of classic pop, rock and soul tunes to turn Leeds’ oldest theatre into an all-singing, all-dancing party the whole family can enjoy.
City Varieties Music Hall, Swan Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6LW. Tickets are £19.
212 Cafe and Bar
The Moretti Club is swapping its usual home of Studio 24 for a night at 212 Cafe and Bar for New Year’s Eve. Expect an intimate night of quality electronic music. They’ve bagged Leeds legends Marc Leaf and DJ Mikey Luton for a special back-to-back set to headline the party, alongside Gina Moretti, Nathan Ward, Lisa Jane and a live PA from Becka Ward.
212 Cafe and Bar, 6A Brewery Place, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1NE. Tickets are £10.
Dazed and Time Warp are taking over The Warehouse for a huge NYE party featuring some of the biggest and best dub, jungle and drum & bass tunes around. Shy FX is this year’s headliner – he’s one of the best DJs in the world and he’s coming to Leeds with Stamina MC. That’s not all you get – support on the night comes from Sammy Virji, Lockt, Nuara and more.
The Warehouse, 19-21 Somers Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2RG. Tickets are £10.
Temple of Boom
Want to start the New Year in Leeds with a feast of hardcore punk? Get down to Temple of Boom for Snugglefest 2018. The name might not suggest ferocious tunes, but the line-up of super-heavy talent does. There are 11 bands playing in total, so you can check out headliners Higher Power, alongside Existence, Urban Spirit, Vile Spirit, Beta-Blockers and many more.
Temple of Boom, Byron Street Mills, Millwright Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7QG. Tickets are £5.
Hyde Park Picture House
Not looking for a big New Year’s Eve night out? Spend it at the cinema as Hyde Park Picture House invites you to ring in 2019 with a couple of modern classics from the BFI Comedy Genius Tour. From 4pm, they’re showing Pedro Almodóvar’s breakthrough film, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, followed by one of the most popular films of the 1980s, 9 to 5, starring Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton.
Hyde Park Picture House, 73 Brudenell Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1JD. Tickets are £9.
For the first time ever, legendary Leeds night Rejuvenation is taking over Beaver Works on New Year’s Eve. The much-loved regulars are going to camp out in the Tall Room, so you can dance until the early hours to old skool, breakbeat, trance and hard house. Next door in the bar, you can expect house DJs through the night, but it’s not just music – look out for dancers, performance acts, fairground rides and fireworks at midnight.
Beaver Works, 36 Whitehouse Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1AD. Tickets are £20.
Natural Selection is taking over the whole of Headrow House this New Year’s Eve. The Leeds promoters are putting together a massive free party that will be headlined by a DJ set from legendary Nottingham electronic group Crazy P. The rest of the venue will be equally impressive, with live DJs across all floors, including out on their two roof terraces.
Headrow House, Bramleys Yard, 19 The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6PU. Free entry.
New Dock Hall
If you’re looking for an elegant New Year’s Eve, look no further than New Dock Hall. They have two options for you – the Glitter Ball and the Masquerade Ball. The former includes a three-course meal, cocktails, DJs and incredible tribute acts playing tunes by the likes of Robbie Williams, Tom Jones and Katy Perry. The latter, on the other hand, will see you donning masks for a three-course meal with prosecco, a chocolate fountain and a live homage to Tina Turner.
New Dock Hall, Armouries Drive, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1LT. The Glitter Ball tickets are £57.95 and The Masquerade Ball tickets are £69.95.
Schwein and Bad Ornament are taking over Wire for New Year’s Eve. The Leeds club will host an almighty underground electronic feast with some of the best up-and-coming names in house and techno. Perseus Traxx leads the line-up and they’ll be joined by Ciaran Hansen, Mike Stockell, Pete Melba and Schewin Residents on rotation.
Wire, 2-8 Call Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6DN. Tickets are £6.
Leeds Irish Centre
You’ll have to find your best gear for New Year’s Eve at Leeds Irish Centre as it’s hosting a special Gala Night. You’ll tuck into a two-course menu – why not go for the Roast Silverside of Beef in rich beef dripping for your main followed by dessert and cheese and biscuits? There’s entertainment throughout the night, as Glen Flynn and Band play live and DJ Simon Piper gets on the decks.
Leeds Irish Centre, York Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 9NT. Tickets are £35.
If you want to bring in New Year’s Eve in a club, Mission has one hell of a line-up. Love Leeds NYE is a mammoth 10-hour party – it starts at 10pm and goes all the way through to 8am. In that time, they’ve got 20 incredible acts for you take in. The line-up is led by local legend and chart-topper Tom K.O. Kane, who is joined by Dale Castell, Tom Garnett, Graham Dixon, Ryan James, Lloyd Roper and many more. It is, quite frankly, a feast of house music.
Mission, 8 Heaton’s Court, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4LJ. Tickets are £20.
You may be in Leeds, but you can still put a Latin twist on your NYE celebrations. You can feast on Casa Colombiana’s authentic South American eats, before they clear the tables away for a night of music and dancing. There are two rooms – the first is 100% kizomba with Portuguese DJ Miguel Montero and the second is dedicated to salsa and bachata music with DJ Papito and DJ Roger YTS.
Casa Colombiana, 6 Grand Arcade, Vicar Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6PG. Tickets are £20.
The Decanter will celebrate New Year’s Eve by doing what they do best – champagne and charcuterie platters. This classy wine bar will be open from 12pm and anyone can walk in to join the festivities. But if you book ahead, you can bag your own table with a pre-booked bottle of champers and meat & cheese board, before you spend the rest of the evening working your way through their extensive wine list.
The Decanter, 17 Park Row, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5JQ. Packages start from £45.
You can make a real night of it at The Queens. They offer one or two night breaks in Leeds for New Year’s Eve, so you can settle into your luxurious digs, before exploring the city. On the night itself, their Great Gatsby Gala Dinner promises a six-course feast, with a live swing band and DJs spinning tunes to welcome in 2019. You don’t have to stay at the hotel to enjoy it, but if you do, they’ll serve you up a delicious breakfast the next day to start the New Year in style.
The Queens Hotel, City Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 1PJ. Tickets start from £90 for just the Gala Dinner or from £175 for an overnight stay.
Who wants bottomless NYE cocktails at Blind Tyger? They’re kicking off their 2019 celebrations with unlimited cocktails from 7pm to 9pm. You’ll get a glass of fizz on arrival before you’re shown to your reserved table and presented with a special cocktail menu, from which you can choose one or all. There are complimentary nibbles throughout the night, then from 9pm, the bar opens to the public, with live blues and swing music half an hour later.
Blind Tyger, 5½ Cross Belgrave Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8JP. Tickets are £40 for entry before 9pm. Free entry after.
Vice and Virtue
Why not end the year with an evening of fine dining and burlesque at Vice and Virtue? They’ve bagged Pixie for the night and they’re putting on incredible performances. There’s an early show from 6:30pm, in case you already have plans for midnight, and a second at 10pm leading up to a free drink at midnight. If you want to eat before it all begins, they’ll put together a package just for you from £30 extra per person.
Vice and Virtue, 68 New Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6NU. Tickets for the early show are £25 and tickets for the late show are £30.
Canal Mills is going all out for its last ever New Year’s Eve party in Leeds. It’s going to be the penultimate club night from the famous warehouse venue before they shut the following day. They’ve managed to secure some of the UK’s best electronic music DJs to welcome in 2019 with a bang. Radio 1’s Danny Howard returns to the decks and he’s joined by Disciples, Waze & Odyssey, Understate, Crvvcks and Rubik who’ll keep the tunes going until 5am.
Canal Mills, Brandon Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 2EB. Tickets are £25.Cover image Credit: Ollievision.