After a few days in with the family I bet you’re all gagging to get out and about and see the New Year in. It’s time to say goodbye (and fuck you!) to 2016 and welcome in 2017.
There are lots of exciting things going on in Brighton to do on New Year’s Eve. To make it bit easier for you we’ve pulled together our top picks for a variety of budgets. Check them out..
Creatures of the Night, The Mesmerist
The Mesmerist, inspired by gin palaces and the steampunk movement is awash with antiquarian flair. Their NYE party ‘Creatures of the Night’ will be a celebration of some of the best B-Movies, bringing King Kong, The 50ft Woman and the creatures from the depths of The Black Lagoon together.
DJ Tim North will be on the decks spinning some 50s tunes, along with the band Bad Bad Whiskey playing their blend of Skiffle and Rockabilly.
Tickets just £15. Book them here.
A Grand Funeral for 2016, Hare and Hounds
It’s been widely agreed that 2016 has been a bunch of garbage, having lost many legends and childhood hereos before we even throw Brexit and ol’ nylon hair into the mix. Hare and Hounds want you to help them ‘lay all the bad juju from 2016 to rest with the grandest funeral party ever celebrated.’
Super High Power Fire Pony will be DJing 10pm-3am.
Entry is free. The Facebook event is here.
Black tie party, British Airways i360
Looking for a particularly decadent way to see in the New Year? The i360 have just the thing. See in 2017 at 450ft from the British Airways i360 pod with a glass of sparkling wine in your hand.
This elegant black-tie evening begins in the beachfront event rooms with a welcome drink and canapés, followed by a five-course meal and coffee. You’ll then be given a glass of bubbly as you board the British Airways i360 pod, arriving at the top to toast the New Year from the observation tower. If you fancy a dance after all that excitement, a DJ will be playing in the event rooms til 1am.
The cost of the evening is £125 per person. More information and book online here.
NYE dinner, The Jetty at Harbour Hotel
This summer award winning The Jetty arrived in Brighton taking up an 1850’s period building on Kings Road. With six-courses, champagne and canapes, as well as dancing and a piper sounding in the New Year, this will be a chilled out and classy way to welcome in 2017.
The evening is £95 per person, or alternatively there’s a drinks only package which includes a glass of fizz on arrival at £25.
More information and book online here.
The first of its kind in Brighton, BYOC is a must for cocktail fanatics. The 1920’s style prohibition bar is an atmospheric basement adventure and leaves the spirits in your cocktails completely up to you. Bring a bottle of your favourite booze and BYOC’s master mixologists will create you a liquid masterpiece.
Bring your favourite spirits, pay £25 on entry for the use of the mixologists. Book here.