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A List of 35 Melbourne New Year's Eve Happenings in Case You Haven't Made Plans Yet

Whether you're after a cruisy rooftop party, fancy dinner or lavish cocktail soiree, Melbourne's got your last-minute New Year's Eve plans sorted.
By Libby Curran
December 22, 2022
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By Libby Curran
December 22, 2022
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It's been a big year here in Melbourne — and that calls for one heck of a send-off. Whether you're eager to see the back of 2022 with a few champagnes in hand, or looking to launch into 2023 with the help of DJ tunes and a good ol' d-floor session, a slew of Melbourne bars, pubs and restaurants are open and happy to help.

From fancy dinners and cocktail soirees to dance parties and rooftop shindigs, we've scouted out a big bunch of New Year's Eve events you can add to your calendar right now.

Some are ticketed, some are free — all promise to have you marching out the year that was in style. Round up the crew and lock in one of these New Year's Eve happenings now.
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CENTRAL

Yakimono

Whitehart: A free-entry laneway party with sounds from DJ Ingrid, Taijae, Amin Payne, Inspector Decks and more.

Panda Hot Pot: Open as usual for your New Year's Eve hot pot feasting.

Yakimono: A flame-driven set-menu feast ($145), with DJs spinning into the night. Book a spot here.

Ferdydurke: This laneway bar will be open for DJ-fuelled good times from 5pm–3am.

Connie's Italian Diner & Pizza: A terrace party fuelled by Italo-Disco tunes, aperitivo cocktails and pizza.

Robata: Open from 4.30pm and serving a set menu of Robata favourites. Book one of two sittings here.

HER: A five-level NYE party extravaganza, complete with art, performances, Thai food, cocktails and more.

Chancery Lane: This chic New Year's Eve dinner will see you indulging in scallops with caviar, duck a l'orange and more, across multiple courses. Book one of two sittings here.

Society: For an indulgent end to the year, hit this stunner to enjoy live entertainment, DJs, bubbly and top-shelf feasting, plus fireworks views from the terrace.

The Rooftop at QT: A glam soirée featuring champagne, caviar and oysters, overlooking the city skyline.

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NORTH

Moon Dog World, Kate Shanasy

Moon Dog World: A huge Mad Hatter's-themed brewery party featuring a five-course beer-matched banquet, plus dance-friendly tunes from the 90s and 00s to ring out the night. Score tickets from $120 here.

The B.East: Walk in for burgers, beats and bevs, from 6pm until late.

Johnny's Green Room: A laidback rooftop do, soundtracked by tunes curated by Hope St Radio.

Maha Bar: Open from 5pm for a special $130 NYE mezze feast — book a table online.

Stomping Ground: Get groovy at this Summer of Love-themed shindig, filled with beer and retro tunes.

BrewDog Pentridge: Open from 12pm for walk-ins and bookings, with a couple of drink specials on offer.

New Guernica: This beloved club is putting on a huge New Year's Eve dance party hosted by Eat the Beat. WEHBBA will headline a solid lineup of DJs and guests will score a free celebration drink at midnight. Nab tickets from $60 here.

The Provincial: This Fitzroy pub's throwing a rooftop party with bottomless drinks and snacks (tickets online), as well as a cruisier downstairs celebration with tickets from $25. Grab one here.

The Everleigh: You've got two ticketing options to experience this cocktail bar's Old Hollywood-themed NYE soirée — do it stand-up-style with roaming canapes for $99, or with a dedicated table, table service and a charcuterie board for $175. Tickets online.

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SOUTH

Hawker Hall

Matilda: A decadent five-course feast featuring dishes like kangaroo tartare, baby octopus, and wagyu with caviar. Book one of two sittings here.

The Newmarket Hotel: Get the ball rolling early, with this NYE bottomless brunch — sittings are at 12pm, 3pm and 6pm, with tickets from $59 online.

Hawker Hall: Book a table and enjoy an a la carte feast or NYE banquet while you soak up DJ sounds into the night.

Bang Bang: A rollicking New Year's do complete with three ticketing options — an $85 dinner sitting, a $155 dinner package with drinks and DJ tunes, and a walk-in spot at the bar. Book here.

St Kilda Sea Baths: This beachside haven is throwing a 'Better in Colour' NYE party, complete with free-flowing drinks and canapes from 4–6pm. After that, catch DJs like Joe Sofo, Andrej and Lana spinning across all three levels until the wee hours. Grab tickets from $135 here.

Mr Miyagi: Open from 5pm for 90-minute bookings — with a booze-matched NYE Feed Me menu on offer.

Bar Carolina: Open from 6pm for a three-course feast, paired with jazz, gospel and soul tunes by Carmen Hendricks — bookings here.

Firebird: A set-menu modern Asian feast, with the option of bottomless drinks. Book online.

The Emerson: This party will see you sending out the year with a night of DJ tunes across three levels — matched with free-flowing drinks if you nab a VIP ticket. Book here.

Baby Pizza: This pizza bar is open for both walk-ins and set-menu banquets, with cocktail specials and DJ tunes to round out the fun.

Pawn & Co: Farewell 2022 while ripping up the dance floor to sounds from the likes of TBIB, Gaz Kempster and Wunderkind. $59 tickets include a couple of drinks — get yours here.
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EAST

Fargo & Co

Fargo & Co: A buzzing NYE house party featuring four hours of free-flowing drinks, roving canapes and DJs. Book a ticket for $89 here. Starting early? The venue's also hosting bottomless brunch from 12pm.

Moon Dog OG: This free brewery shindig is set to feature a bunch of beer, plus Razzler specials, to enjoy while you're belting out karaoke tunes. Book here or just walk in.

The Corner: A full-venue NYE party bumping to tunes by Donny Benét, plus local acts Our Carlson and Delivery. Book here.

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WEST

Mr West

Mr West: Spend the night sampling top-notch fizz at this pet-nat party, featuring a huge range of vino and a psychedelic 70s soundtrack. General entry's available from 1pm, with $47 party packages also on offer. Book here.

Holmes Hall: A free party starring all the usual tap brews and house cocktails, along with an all-day and all-night menu, DJ sounds spinning till late. Walk in or reserve a table.

Grazeland: This food precinct is throwing two simultaneous NYE parties — take your pick of the celebrations here.

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Top Image: Ferdydurke

Published on December 22, 2022 by Libby Curran
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