New Year’s Eve parties in Sydney – 2011


Make your resolutions in style at these New Year’s Eve parties – and if I didn’t list a party you think is worthy, then leave a comment below with its details:

Victoria Room
Inspired by 1950s and ‘60s glamour girls of the silver screen such as Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Marilyn Monroe in Some Like it Hot, the Victoria Room will have a 1950s-themed New Year’s Eve party.

There’ll be a martini trolley and guests will be offered a Manhattan before sitting down to a three-course dinner. There’ll also be a live jazz ensemble so you can boogie to Rat Pack classics.

Tickets cost $135 per person and include canapés on arrival and a three-course dinner. To book a table call 02 9357 4488 or email info@thevictoriaroom.com.
The Victoria Room, level one, 235 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst.

The Loft
Those who want to go further back in time can try the 1920s themed party at The Loft. They claim it’ll be an “anything goes” jazz-age party, with cocktails on arrival, unlimited bar service until midnight (including free Moet champagne) plus oysters, chocolate-dipped strawberries and canapés. Entertainment includes burlesque performer Rachel St James, soul act Grover plus DJs Pete Dolso and Kirsty Lee. $234 (including booking fee), go to the Moshtix site to purchase.
From 6pm to 3am, 3 Lime Street, King Street Wharf, see The Loft website

Shangri-La
Another 1920s-themed party (I suspect Underbelly has a lot to answer for) is at the Shangri-La Hotel’s Altitude Restaurant and Blu Bar, which is 36 levels up and with a view that directly faces the harbour (the photo above actually shows the Shangri-La’s view). For $840 per person you get a seven-course degustation meal with matching wines, champagne and arguably the best view in Sydney. Call 9250 6247 or email dine.slsn@shangri-la.com to book.
Shangri-La Hotel, 176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, Sydney.

Bel Mondo
A more affordable alternative is at Bel Mondo, which isn’t as high up but still has good views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. For $330 per person you get a degustation menu that includes pan-fried scallops with confit pork belly, as well as grain-fed beef tenderloin with goats cheese ravioli, plus there’ll be a live band (The Capitals). Go to Bel Mondo’s website or phone 9241 3700 to book.
Bel Mondo, Gloucester Walk, The Rocks.

Eau-de-Vie
If you value cocktails over views then the Eau-de-Vie party might be for you. Tickets are $100 per person including canapés, champagne at midnight and four cocktails. Contact info@eaudevie.com.au or phone 0422 263 226.
From 7pm-2am, Eau de Vie, 229 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst

Zeta
Get funky at Zeta, which has themed its party after The Jacksons. The band Brown Sugar will be performing hits from Michael Jackson, Janet and the Jackson 5, as well as a host of other R&B hits. Tickets are $85.90 (including booking fee) – book at Moshtix or contact Deni Di Filippo on 0417 558 894.
Zeta Bar, Level 4, Hilton Sydney, 488 George Street, Sydney CBD.

Ivy
Be quick if you want to go to the NYE dance party at Ivy, with first release tickets already sold out (the others start from $106.55 including the booking fee). The party takes in all of Ivy’s venues including the general admission Ivy bar and The Lawn, plus there’ll be VIP ticketed areas in The Den and Ivy Lounge as well as Pool Club and Changeroom. Pool Club VIP tickets (for $311.20 including booking fee) offer exclusive access to Pool Club and Changeroom where there’ll be private sets from DJs Erick Morillo and Dimitri From Paris. Book at Moshtix
Ivy, 330 George Street, Sydney. Phone 9240 3000 or see the Ivy website.

Wildfire
It’s hard to get closer to the fireworks than at Wildfire, where for $350 per person you’ll get hot and cold canapés, drinks and live entertainment that includes Gelato (featuring Natalie Conway), The Audio Thieves and Members of Femme Fatales.
Wildfire, 8pm-2am, Overseas Passenger Terminal. See the Wildfire website for details.

1 Comment New Year’s Eve parties in Sydney – 2011

  1. Newport Arms Hotel

    NYE11 Fireworks Extravaganza on Pittwater & Beergarden Party

    Northern Beaches most famous NYE institution, The Newport Arms Hotel, will be hosting another HUGE NYE BEERGARDEN PARTY for over 18s with a FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA over the Pittwater waterway, Sydney’s 2nd largest waterway. Every year thousands of punters flock to 131 year old hotel affectionately known as The Arms to enjoy Australia’s largest waterfront beergarden where they can party under the stars until late, and it has been that way for 20 years.

    Fireworks Extravaganza over Pittwater – midnight and NEW 9pm display
    There is no better place to take in the NYE vibe than to secure a good vantage point and see in the new year with The Arms annual fireworks display that is shot over Pittwater for the benefit of their patrons at 9pm and midnight. This awesome display is perfect for those looking for a safer local alternative to the CBD Fireworks and delivers great night out every year.
    So if you are looking for an awesome venue to party at this NYE, The Arms has it all!!!

    Highlights:
    • Fireworks Extravaganza Over Pittwater at midnight and NEW 9pm display, so get in early!
    • Strictly an over 18s Beergarden Party in Australia’s largest beergarden
    • Smooth sounds mixed up from Sunset (7pm) & moonlit dancefloor to party under the stars.
    • Sydney Harbour Fireworks on Outdoor Cinema screen
    • Entry = FREE
    • Transport: To and from venue EVERY ½ Hour till close
    • Trading Hours: Open until 2am
    • Location: Newport Arms Hotel, 2 Kalinya Street, Newport
    • Enquiries: 02 9997 4900 or http://www.newportarms.com.au/promos/nye-2011.html

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