Nine of the best ways to spend New Year’s Eve in Birmingham

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From bottomless bingo bonanzas to free fireworks and cosy cocktails, there’s something for every type of budget in Birmingham this New Year’s Eve. Take a look at some of our favourites.

Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath

Live music venue, Hare & Hounds, will be bringing the carnival to King’s Heath thanks to the likes of Leftfoot, Tropical Soundclash and Le Club Fondue. With two venues for you to enjoy, expect a variety of genres including house, disco and party classics throughout the night.

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Digbeth Dining Club with Only Jerkin’ Soundsystem

The city’s favourite street food event Digbeth Dining Club will be hosting a full 4-venue takeover on Lower Trinity Street with award-winning vendors, amazing DJs and spoken word. Running throughout the day from 1pm – 3am, you can pop down for a few hours in the afternoon for just £2 until 5pm, and £8 any time after. For a more chilled, laid-back day, this is a great idea for all the family.

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Fireworks, Birmingham City Centre

Looking for a free event in Birmingham this NYE? Head to Centenary Square for the annual midnight fireworks display, where thousands of locals will be gathering to celebrate 2018 whilst enjoying musical entertainment alongside a spectacular visual show – the perfect option if you’re on a tighter budget.

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Harvey Nichols, Mailbox

This New Year’s Eve, raise a glass of Champagne as you induldge in a delcicious three-course meal with live entertainment in the stylish Harvey Nichols Brasserie. Choose from fillet with truffle gratin potatoes, potato-wrapped avocado with goat’s cheese and hay cream, and finish with pistachio sponge and mousse, or browse a variety of other dishes that might tickle your fancy. 

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Drunken Tiger, Harborne

A little further out of the city centre, you’ll find Drunken Tiger tucked away off Harborne high street. This year the cosy cocktail bar will be throwing a disco-themed NYE party where the drinks will be flowing and 80s beats will be playing all night long. With an ‘if you can’t sing it, we won’t play it’ policy, you’re sure to start the new year the right way at this feel-good event. 

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Nocturnal Animals, Bennett’s Hill

In the past few months, Nocturnal Animals has got everyone talking for all the right reasons, and what better way to celebrate the popular new venue’s success than a huge party? With playful interiors and an innovative drinks menu, the 80s-themed bar will be going Studio 54 style to bring in the new year. Tickets cost £100, which includes canapés with unlimited fizz and beer from 9pm – 2am.  

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Island Bar, Suffolk Street

Escape the cold, dull British winter for one night only and let Island Bar transport you to the sun, sea and sand at this year’s Beach Bash. Expect plenty of rum punch, summer cocktails and flower garlands.

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The Whisky Club, Jewellery Quarter

If it’s something a little more sophisticated you’re after this New Year’s Eve, why not try The Whisky Club, Jewellery Quarter’s very own specialist whisky bar and tasting rooms. For £30 (£25 for members), guests will be welcomed into the gorgeous space to receive nibbles and two drinks tokens to use on your chosen tipples throughout the evening, from carefully-curated cocktails to sparkling wine. 

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The Button Factory, Jewellery Quarter

Renowned for its popular bottomless brunch parties, The Button Factory will be playing host to a Bottomless Bingo bonanza to welcome 2019 in style. Get a group of friends together and take advantage of all-you-can-drink Prosecco throughout the evening as you get competitive in a game of bingo like no other. This isn’t one to miss! 

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Lead image credit: Island Bar

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