New Year's Eve 2021: 21 Epic Ways to Ring in the New Year
Feeling 20-22? We've pulled together the best New Year's Eve parties in Sydney to help us usher in the new year!
If you’re searching for a hell of a way to see out this hell-ish year, look no further! We've rounded up the 21 best ways to farewell 2021 and ring in 2022.
From degustation and drag queen discos to bottomless feasts and Jetsons-esque meals in the clouds, these are the best ways to spend New Years Eve 2021. We've ranked everything by price so scroll to your desired level of bougie-ness and then get straight to booking!
Best New Year's Eve Events in Sydney: Under $100
Boogie your way into 2022 at Wharf Bar with a front row seat to the local Manly fireworks and a DJ set from Touch Sensitive also providing the tunes local legends Friendless, Scotty Cal and Scott Bruce on support duties.
$55 per person
Manly Wharf, E Esplanade, Manly
Enjoy a New Year’s cheers and banquet feast in the heart of The Rocks, before walking or stumbling down to the harbour to soak up the atmosphere while the fireworks light up the sky! Served family-style enjoy flatbread, wings, smoked meat and veggies and dessert. If you’d like to drink more than a drink on arrival, check out the two-hour $55 beverage package.
$60 per person
39-43 Argyle Street, The Rocks
Get on the margs and bid adios to 2021. With two-sittings on the 31st enjoy classics with a feasting menu with ceviche, tacos and prawns. After you’ve downed your arrival drink you can keep the vibes flowing with a two hour beverage package for just $55 per person.
$75 per person
1 Young Street, Neutral Bay
Go into 2022 with rosé coloured glasses thanks to Forrester’s New Year’s Eve Rosé Feast. Expect a rosé spritz on arrival before treating yourself to 2 hours of bottomless rosé plus a shared feast of butternut squash, mozzarella croquettes, crumbed snapper and more!
$79 per person
336 Riley Street, Surry Hills
Best New Year's Eve Events in Sydney: Under $200
Wave goodbye to 2021 with the army of golden lucky cats that deck the halls at CHI by Lotus wave along with you. The decadent banquet menu features highlights such as lobster and prawn dumplings; duck breast with Davidson’s plum caramel and other classics inspired by Beijing-style street food. Also enjoy the immersive experience of Barangaroo and their roving parade of live music, DJs and quirky characters bringing cheer to the streets of Barangaroo.
$109 per person ($54 per child)
Shop 2, 100 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo
Monopole will be ringing in 2021 with an ode to 1981 with a nostalgic themed party. Everything from the music to the food with be themed. Think sweetcorn custard vol-au-vents, devilled eggs with mustard and cayenne pepper and salmon mousse with cucumber and roe, prawn cocktail and a theatrical bombe Alaska which pays tribute to this trash fire of a year. So dust off your best 80's outfit and get ready to boogie away until the bar closes at 2am
$150 per person
20 Curtain Place, Sydney
Ring in the New Year at one of our favourite new bars. Enjoy a set menu and drinks and, should the mood take you, you can then head over to Wharf Bar to boogie the night away with Touch Sensitive. Or if food is the main event, settle in with a cocktail on arrival and free-flowing Chandon and draught beer with lobster tortellini, freshly shucked oysters and enjoy some DJ action.
$150 – $220 per person early sitting, $295 per person late sitting
Manly Wharf, E Esplanade, Manly
Keen to ring in the new year at the best cocktail bar in Australia but don’t want to be slapped with a bill so large that you’ll be recovering from it well into 2022? Look no further. The theatrically, fabulous gang at Maybe Sammy will guarantee you a night of fun, frivolity and stellar cocktails. For $150 per person, you can pick up two cocktails, a grazing menu and a glass of Taittinger to toast in 2022. Or, go all in with $320 per person and indulge in caviar, Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Champagne, and cocktails from the top shelf.
$150 per person or $320 per person for the ‘All-In’ package.
115 Harrington Street, The Rocks
Boogie your way into the New Year with the Winery’s Disco Drag Dinner. Enjoy a three-course menu, a three-hour beverage package and a killer show with DJs, drag queens and disco balls, oh my! Indulge in oysters, scallops, sirloin and toast with their generous beverage package.
$179 per person
285A Crown Street, Surry Hills
Start your new year with seafood and you’ll never be wrong. Enjoy a share style menu including tuna tartare with white peach, yuzu and dill; marron with shellfish butter and chives; and ricotta mousse with apricot and coconut sorbet. And enjoy the buzz of live performers making their way through the Barangaroo precinct.
$195 per person
23 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo
Come meet the new year armed with bottomless frosé! With a four-hour bottomless package, a charcuterie station and waiters roaming with canapes and life performers and DJs to keep the vibes high, this promises to be nothing but good times.
$199 per person
Level 4, Exchange Place, 400 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo
Best New Year's Eve Events in Sydney: Under $300
Doll up and head down to Potts Point for The Butler’s annual NYE soiree. Expect panoramic views of Sydney city skyline from their terrace and an eight-course Ibero-American banquet and glass of Champagne upon arrival. Expect oysters, tuna tartare, wagyu sirloin and more and, as always, if you’re feeling a little extra, you can add on a premium beverage package.
$210 per person
123 Victoria Street, Potts Point
Treat yourselves at Bentley Restaurant + Bar this NYE with a luxe tastine menu including storm clam custard with XO and pickled wakame to start; StoneAxe wagyu rib cap, and passionfruit sorbet, white chocolate mousse and mango and Bentley chocolate bar for dessert.
$220 per person
Corner of Pitt Street and Hunter Street, Sydney
Best New Year's Eve Events in Sydney: Under $500
Boasting epic views of Circular Quay, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, The Squire’s Landing is one of the best spots to ring in 2022. Enjoy a three-hour premium canapé and beverage package until 10pm. Seats aren’t assigned so get in quickly and grab yourself the best spot in the place.
$400 per person
Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay West
This all-inclusive NYE experience is an absolute show-stopper! In what might be, hand’s down, one of Sydney’s coolest new dining precincts, guests can roam between the three floors of Hinchcliff House, including Lana, Apollonia and Grana. Grazing as you explore, visit the oyster bar, gourmet snack stations and cornucopias of champagne and seafood. Pick up signature cocktails from Apollonia or sip on Ruinart. Get ready to don your finest garb and enjoy five hours of food, drink and live entertainment. Buy tickets here.
$450 per person
Hinchcliff House, 5-7 Young Street, Circular Quay
Best New Year's Eve Events in Sydney: Under $600
This pink paradise, right on the banks on Sydney Harbour is the perfectly iconic spot to spend NYE. Have front row seats to all the action and enjoy free flowing food and drinks and some of the best entertainment in town. For $500 you can enjoy a glass of Veuve on arrival, mini cocktail shots, South American inspired canapes and unlimited house beverages. Or, if you'd like to be incredibly boogie, you can add on a seafood platter, some of Hyde's most popular menus and a bottle of either Belvedere vodka or Dom Perignon.
$500 per person (general) or $1500 per person (VIIP)
Hyde Hacienda, Level 3, Pullman Quay Grand
Bring the whole family in for an epic buffet with a live station with oysters, ceviche and bougie treats from truffle, lobster, foie gras and wagyu rump as well as seven desserts to choose from.
$595 per person (silver feast), $695 per person (gold feast), $895 per person (Penfolds platinum) or $250 per child
Sydney Tower, Sydney CBD
Best New Year's Eve Events in Sydney: Under $800
Take your NYE plans to new heights with a multi-course degustation with matching wines and a truly unique view from which to enjoy the fireworks display. Caviar and wagyu, anyone?
$725 per person (silver package), $850 per person (gold package) or $975 per person (Penfolds platinum package)
Sydney Tower, Sydney CBD
This one’s a doozy! If you’re looking for a bougie way to see out the year, head down to Harbourfront Seafood Restaurant for a bougie five-course meal and bottomless booze. Expect antipasto, smoked king trout, tartar, beef tenderloin and other classics as well as bottomless booze. Or, you can book a la carte seating, if you’re looking to be a little less extra.
$790 per person for waterfront dining, $690 per person for indoor dining
Bay 1-3, 7-27 Circular Quay West, The Rocks
Ring in the new year by stepping back in time at one of Sydney’s coolest bars. Having recently scored a mod-style Jetson-esque makeover, you’re going to want to don your fave shift dress and go-go boots and boogie away at Bar 83. With a DJ all night long and plenty of drinks from Mumm to AIX rosé and a spectacular bird’s eye view of the city. This venue might just win best in show!
$795 per person (signature package) or $990 per person (premium package)
Sydney Tower, Sydney CBD
Best New Year's Eve Events in Sydney: Under $1,000
Atop Custom House at Circular Quay with a look straight across the natural stage of Sydney Harbour is the perfect locale for those celebrating New Year's Eve. To close out the year guests will be treated to a world-class six course dinner paired with premium Australian wines and a glass of Perrier Jouët Brut to toast 2022!
$980 per person
5th Floor, Customs House, 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay
Best New Year's Eve Events in Sydney: Under $1,500
You’ll be right in the heart of the action with Aria. If you really want to close out the year in style, their epic six-course tasting menu is the way to do it. With seats that overlook the Harbour, enjoy champagne on arrival and premium wines throughout. Or if you want to start the nice classily and the boogie in bars for the rest of the night check out their four course, $300 menu.
$1,450 per person or $300 per person for the early seating
1 Macquarie Street, Sydney
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