Don’t fancy a night in your local pub drinking cheap plonk or an overpriced crammed nightclub this New Year’s Eve? Well look no further because there are plenty of alternative options going on this 31 December and lucky for you we’ve picked the top six...
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1. RING IN 2014 VEGAS STYLE
WHAT: Designed with Las Vegas in mind Strip Bar & Steak in Farringdon is offering a £100 four-course-menu including the finest USDA Black Angus steak, as well as champagne and canapés on arrival. There will a DJ until 2am and their cocktails are to die for. Their lobster cocktail and Mac and Cheese come highly recommended.
WHERE: Strip Bar & Steak, 18-21 Charterhouse Square, EC1M 6AH
CONTACT: 0844 693 0656
2. PULL AN ALL NIGHTER WITH A JAPANESE/PERUVIAN TWIST
WHAT: Open until 5am and with a range of DJs to entertain you as you eat incredible Japanese-Peruvian fusion food, Chotto Matte is where it’s at. Offering an £85 six course tasting menu you won’t be disappointed by this three floor restaurant and bar. Ideal if you’re looking for a one-stop shop for the night and like good food and to party late.
WHERE: Chotto Matte, 11 Frith Street, London, W1D 4RB
CONTACT: 0207 042 7171
3. CELEBRATE IN A ROYAL NAVY KIND OF WAY
WHAT: Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum! Leeds prohibition bar, The Maven, will be celebrating the Royal Navy’s promotion of rum and gin since the 16th century with a big party, 5pm until late. Expect amazing rum and gin cocktails, good food and fancy dress is a must! Guests who dress up in the Royal Navy theme won’t have to pay the £5 door fee and will be given a cocktail on arrival and get discounted drinks before 11pm.
WHERE: The Maven, 1 Call Lane, 0113 243 6407, LS1 7DH
CONTACT: 0113 243 6407
4. GO TO A MASQUERADE BALL
WHAT: Guests at Parisian style No.41 bar and nightclub’s Marie Antoinette masquerade party will be transported back in time to 18th century France where cakes, sweets, canapes and scones inspired by the former French dauphine will be on offer. Open from 10.30pm, guests will be given a glass of complimentary champagne on arrival and tickets cost £60 before midnight and £40 thereafter.
WHERE: No.41, 41 Conduit Street, London, W1S
CONTACT: 0207 629 4496
5. JOIN ST IVES’ FANCY DRESS PARADE
WHAT: Head to St Ives’ annual fancy dress parade along the harbour front. Absolutely everyone dresses up – children and adults alike - and it is the third biggest New Year’s Eve parade after London and Edinburgh. While there is a no drinking policy in the streets of St. Ives, there are plenty of cosy pubs to sink a pint of local Rattler Cyder.
WHERE: St Ives, Cornwall