This year, New Year’s Eve is going to look very different from anything we’ve experienced before. The current restrictions mean that we’re not allowed to mix households and bars & restaurants have to close by 11pm. This isn’t an ideal New Year’s celebration, but after a tough year, we think it’s only right that you try and make the most of it, if you feel comfortable doing so.
Whether you want to enjoy a nice meal, enjoy a live DJ set, a socially distanced bar night or want to have a night away in a Liverpool hotel, here at the Big Liverpool Guide we’ve got some great recommendations on what you can enjoy this New Year’s Eve.
New Year’s Eve Events
Even though we can’t party like we normally would on New Year’s Eve, you may want to try and have as normal of a night as possible. It’s important to remember that these New Year’s Eve events will be socially distanced, will have to close at 11pm and you’ll only be permitted entry with your household or bubble.
NYE at The Baltic Market
The Baltic Market is Liverpool’s favourite street food market with some of the city’s best independents serving the best food & drink.
If you’re after a chilled New Year’s Eve, then The Baltic Market might just be the perfect place to head. This ticketed event will be split into two, an afternoon session (2-5pm) and an evening session (7-10pm) with groups of up to six within a household or bubble permitted.
The Baltic Nye Year’s Eve will kick off with a DJ set from a local DJ followed by two forty-five minute sessions from a local band. As usual, all of your favourite street food vans will be open to ensure you’re enjoying a substantial meal with your drink, and of course, the bar will be open serving up special cocktails, prosecco, pints and more. Tickets are limited due to social distancing guidelines so don’t miss out!
£10pp + booking fee.
Kitchen Street New Year’s Eve
Say goodbye to 2020 within the comfort of a familiar warehouse in the heart of the Baltic Triangle. 24 Kitchen Street is a home from home for many and that in itself makes it the perfect place to see out the year.
Taking you on a musical journey spanning the best in disco, house and soul, this event will be fully seated to ensure Covid restrictions are adhered to. There will be seating both inside and out meaning that if you choose a table outside, you’ll be able to be with people from other households. Running from 4pm till 11pm you can make the most of New Year’s Eve – even if it does mean getting home before the stroke of midnight.
£20pp + booking fee
Ldf x nye pres. hustle w/ jimpster at Hanger 34
If you’re into house music, then this New Year’s Eve event in Liverpool’s Hanger 34, might be the one for you and your social bubble.
Situated in Liverpool’s popular Baltic Triangle, Hanger 34 will be the place to celebrate New Year with deep house classics as the soundtrack to your night provided by legendary DJ’s Jimpster (Freerange Records), Hustle DJ’s and MTBA!
All attendees will need to be seated to ensure restrictions are followed so tables for your household or bubble will need to be booked in advance and doors open 5pm – 11pm.
£25pp + booking fee
Big Luv at The Shankly Hotel
Big Luv is back and despite Covid restrictions, it’s still going strong. Lee Butler will be taking to the DJ booth to provide the soundtrack to your New Year’s in Liverpool where he will be accompanied by some legendary friends from the music world including Rob Cain (Aquarium/Bar Red), Ian Longo (Society), Mick Willow (Reminisce), Carlton Hudson (Vintage), Danny Fisher (Baby Cream) and friends.
Taking place in The Shankly Hotel, Big Luv is following all guidelines and selling tables of 6 only, ensuring you and your bubble can have a night to remember in the safest way possible. Why not extend the celebrations and book a night at The Shankly Hotel with their Stay & Play package which includes a luxurious room and breakfast to help with your head.
To make this event really special, why not book a table on the Eden rooftop where you can enjoy the wonderful sites of the city in your very own marquee table. And to make the most of your night, don’t forget to book your food & drink packages.
Ride on Time at Alma de Cuba
If you’ve been to Liverpool on a Friday or Saturday night, you’ll know that Alma de Cuba is the place to be. With its vibrant samba dancers who dance on the altar of this former church and the petal drop at 11pm alongside the mix of Cuban and Hispanic influence – there really is nowhere else quite like it.
Although things will be slightly calmer this New Year’s Eve, Alma de Cuba is still putting on a night you’ll never forget. Some of Liverpool’s best DJ’s will be gracing the stage and providing three decades of house music anthems, from iconic club cuts of the past into future classics.
Expect to see Lee Butler (Reminisce), Lil John (Garlands), Mark Simon (051), Robbie Edwards (Coconut Grove), Paul Rimmer (Big Luv) doing what they do best and ensuring you have the safest and best New Year possible. The event will be table service only to ensure Covid regulations are followed and you can order your drink and food packages beforehand.
A Night Away
Even though it’s not quite the same, New Year doesn’t have to be written off so why not make it extra special and enjoy an overnight stay in Liverpool. Everything will close by 11pm but that doesn’t mean you can’t take a bottle of Champagne back to your room and celebrate with your partner, family or social bubble.
The Titanic Hotel
The Titanic Hotel is a grand, opulent hotel situated just on the outskirts of the city on the waterfront. As a World Heritage Site, The Titanic Hotel is a building bursting with history and in turn offers some of the most magnificent rooms and suites in the city with exposed brick, ceiling beams and impressive views over Stanley Dock.
From a classic room all the way up to the presidential suite, there is no doubt you can make this a New Year’s Eve to remember in Liverpool and if you don’t fancy travelling far for a New Year’s Eve meal, just enjoy dinner within the hotel’s restaurant.
Hope Street Hotel
Hope Street Hotel is a boutique 4* hotel situated on the infamous Hope Street in the Georgian Quarter and sandwiched by two magnificent cathedrals.
There are a range of rooms still available so you’ll have a great selection of luxurious rooms to choose from. To make the most of the evening, book a suite with a terrace and jacuzzi so when the clock strikes midnight you can watch the sky light up with fireworks from across the city.
2 Blackburne Terrace
2 Blackburne Terrace is a quaint, handsome mansion bed & breakfast situated in the heart of Liverpool’s cultural quarter. It’s Grade II Listed and offers heaps of charm and history for your unique New Year’s Eve in Liverpool. Each room showcases a unique beauty whilst being sympathetic to the history of the building, with some suites even boasting an in-room bath for the ultimate relaxation.
30 James Street
No other hotel exudes decadence like 30 James Street, Home of the Titanic. A magnificent Grade II-listed building in the heart of the city centre opposite the famous Albert Dock and Three Graces.
With luxurious rooms, Carpathia rooftop bar & restaurant and a relaxing spa, you don’t need to leave this incredible hotel during your New Year’s Eve break in Liverpool.
Located looking out onto the historic Albert Dock and situated within the popular Liverpool One shopping centre, Hilton Hotel in Liverpool city centre is a prime spot to enjoy your New Year’s Eve. Offering spacious rooms with magnificent views of the waterfront and city alike, you’ll feel right at home.
New Year is all about celebrating new beginnings and the Hilton will ensure you celebrate in style with a three-course meal, welcome drink and live entertainment for the evening.
New Year’s Eve Meal
It’s not the usual way to celebrate New Year’s Eve but it is one of the safest if you do want to get out the house, put your glad rags on and celebrate the start of a new year.
Liverpool is home to a whole host of restaurants who are putting on extra special dining experiences for New Year’s Eve. Even though you’ll have to ensure you’re out of the restaurant by 11pm, we guarantee that these restaurants will make it a night to remember, with some amazing food along the way.
Neighbourhood on Castle Street is a trendy bar & restaurant where some of the city’s most magnificent cocktails can be found. Usually a must-visit spot for those enjoying a night on the town, Neighbourhood is the perfect place to enjoy your New Year’s Eve.
The team at Neighbourhood will be putting on an incredible show that includes a delicious 4-course sharing set menu which includes a cocktail upon arrival. The four-course consist of fresh sushi, small plates, a surf and turf sharing platter and to finish a smashing chocolate sphere that is full of surprises.
If you’ve been to Neighbourhood before you’ll know what to expect from the stylish venue including the best entertainment that will have you up and dancing but just remember to stay at your table to ensure everyone’s safety.
£65 per person
The Art School
Fine dining at its best, Liverpool’s most prestigious restaurant is holding a special New Year’s Eve event so you can see out the year on a high. Headed up by chef Askew, this will be a New Year’s Eve dining experience to remember.
Enjoy a glass of Charles Heidsieck N.V. on arrival and toast a New Year with something from their remarkable Prix-Fixe menu. Alternatively, choose from their New Year’s Eve celebration menu which again includes Champagne on arrival followed by five masterfully crafted courses.
£75pp or £130pp
The London Carriage Works
The jewel in Hope Streets crown, the London Carriage Works is ready to welcome you to a New Year’s Eve dining experience like no other.
Choose to dine during the day or evening on New Year’s Eve and enjoy their dedicated set menu accompanied by a delicious peach Bellini to get the festivities started and is swiftly followed by a three-course meal.
Headed up by MasterChef: The Professionals’ Winner Anton Piotrowski and his team, Roski offers a fine dining experience in an intimate, relaxed atmosphere on Liverpool’s famous Rodney Street.
Their New Year’s Eve menu features, some big flavours, perfect for a big night like New Year. Bookings are only being taken over the phone so call to avoid disappointment.
New Year’s Eve in Liverpool will be very different this year, but if you want to go out and celebrate, then please do so safely. All of the venues above have complied with Covid restrictions currently in place such as serving a substantial meal with alcohol, closing at 11pm and ensuring social distancing is possible.
We hope you enjoy your New Year celebrations, whatever you decided to do. If you have any other recommendations you’d like to share, please leave a comment below.