2022 got you feelin' blue? You're not alone, sugar. Luckily, London's bars are pulling out all the stops for New Year's Eve, from a James Bond-inspired soirée to a sexy Studio 54-themed bash. And while we might not be able to make up for all the year's drama in a single night, we can sure as hell try...
Get yourself to East London bar Silverleaf on NYE to experience the powerhouse duo of bangin' music and equally bangin' cocktails. Turntable legend DJ Yoda will be on deck from 11pm to 1am, with DJ Sugai opening. Wanna have an early celebration? Tickets are £55 from 5pm-7.30pm and will get ya two cocktails and nibbles, and you can groove to tunes by DJ Sugai. But if you're planning to see in 2023 here, grab a Late Hours ticket for £110. That includes two cocktails, a selection of snacks and half a bottle of Champagne - plus you'll also be around for DJ Yoda's set. Wicked.
Tickets here | 3rd Floor, Devonshire House, 3 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4JX
Channel the era of the New Romantics this New Year's Eve at Bowie-themed bar The Thin White Duke. Ticketholders will be granted admission by a golden key (casual) and treated to a performance from Miss Charlie Bouquett, loads of '80s bangers, a Champagne tower and a limited-edition selection of cocktails created by bartending pro Dav Eames. Our pick? It's gotta be the Lucy in the Sky, described as a glittering mulled wine Bellini topped with candy floss. 'Cos if there's ever a time to be extra AF, it's New Year's Eve!
Book in here | 22 Great Windmill St, London W1D 7LD
Come for the Michelin-starred bar snacks, stay for the next-level cocktails and sexy vibes. The bar tucked below chef Adam Handling's restaurant Frog is throwing a NYE party for the ages, so you can see out 2022 with all sorts of deliciousness. Catch us with a Perfect, Three Cherries cocktail in hand as 2023 rolls in (that's Eve Bar's flawless take on a Manhattan, FYI)... Naturally, there's gonna be a DJ on deck too, so you can shake what ya mama gave you in between bites of cheese doughnuts.
Tickets here | 34 Southampton St, London WC2E 7HF
Memories of lockdown NYE still haunting ya? Hit the town and head to Mayfair drinking den Mr Fogg's Apothecary for the perfect remedy: an epic bash with loads of awesome boozy potions, a live DJ, a complimentary glass of Champagne and free bacon sandwiches once the clock strikes midnight. Yep, free bacon sandwiches - that's the energy we're trying to bring to 2023. The minimum spend per person is £100, but if there was ever a night to splash out, this one qualifies (and did we mention the bacon sandwiches are FREE?).
Tickets here | 34 Brook St, London W1K 5DH
As the cherry on top of this sh*tshow sundae of a year, legendary bar Oriole is closing its doors on 1 January. But we've got good news, 'cos not only do the Oriole team plan on opening in a new site in 2023 - they're also seeing out 2022 with an extravagant knees up. This party is all about celebrating the end of an era with pure opulence, so come dressed in your finest and get ready to sip the bar's signature over-the-top serves and cut loose to some swingin' live music. £120 tickets include a Champagne Cocktail and small bites, while £150 will get ya a Champagne Cocktail, a three-course meal and a cocktail from their menu. F*ck yeah!
Reserve a table here | E Poultry Ave, London EC1A 9LH
Journey down the rabbit hole at Shoreditch bar Callooh Callay on NYE and you'll be met with the whimsical cocktails and rowdy vibes this industry-fave bar is famous for. If you're just after cocktails and all the partying, go for the Mad Hatter ticket, which will get ya unlimited drinks for £80. Feeling peckish? Choose the White Rabbit option, coming in at £150, for bottomless finger food between 8pm and 10pm and unlimited drinks from 8pm to 2am, plus a glass of bubbly at the stroke of midnight. Curiouser and curiouser...
Tickets here | 65 Rivington St, London EC2A 3AY
2023 is on the horizon, but this NYE you can travel back in time by checking out this James Bond-themed soirée at Chelsea's '80s-themed nightclub Maggie's. Expect some seriously spy-worthy glamour and all the cheesy '80s hits. Oh, and you're gonna wanna come decked out in your finest suit or gown, darling. Advance tickets are £20 a pop and come with a complimentary Belvedere vodka cocktail. 007 who?
Book here | 329 Fulham Rd, Chelsea, London SW10 9QL
This spot is all about bringing NYC loft party vibes to Soho, and for New Year's Eve it's turning the nostalgia levels all the way up with a Studio 54-themed knees up. Get ready for '70s hedonism at its finest, baby - we're talking far-out tunes, disco balls everywhere, DJs and loads of delicious cocktails. Tables have a minimum spend of £100 per person and include a complimentary glass of Champers and a bacon sandwich (a necessity at every house party, tbh). Put on your finest flares and get grooving!
Tickets here | 12-13 Greek Street, London W1D 4DL
The launch of NoMad London's basement bar Common Decency was one of autumn's hottest openings, and its NYE party is set to be one of the city's swankiest. Your £250 ticket will get you canapés, an open bar with full access to the team's top-notch cocktails and live entertainment, with a few surprise performances along the way. Fancy dining in the hotel first? You'll get a £150 discount on your NYE ticket. Score.
Book here | 28 Bow St, London WC2E 7AW
Have a celebrity lookalike? Head to Laki Kane's red carpet-themed party dressed up as your famous doppelganger and see in the New Year like a star. The best lookalike will win a bottle of Champagne, so use that TikTok filter and find your celeb twin. Book in for a three-course meal before the boogieing begins, or head straight for the drinks table tickets for £15 per person. Pow!
Book here | 144-145 Upper St, Islington, London N1 1QY