Best Hogmanay New Year's Eve Glasgow Parties 2016
Scotland is renowned all over the world for its Hogmanay celebrations, so if you're looking for somewhere to spend New Year's Eve this year, why not check out some of the seriously kicking club nights and parties in Glasgow's bars, pubs and clubs? See out the year in style, with chic cocktail bars, raging nightclubs, fun bar bashes or stomping parties. With so much to choose from in Glasgow on Hogmanay, watch this space for the very best ideas for ringing in the new year in Glasgow.
Alternatively, why not check out our complete guide to Hogmanay 2016 in Glasgow?
Last updated on 10th October 2016
One for the rock ‘n’ roll fans out there - Waxy’s are back with their infamous Hogmanay Lock-In featuring 2 DJs playing crowd-pleaser rock favourites all night long. Tickets are a complete snip at £10 (frozen for the eighth year running) inclusive of a free welcome drink and a complimentary late night buffet. There’s competitions featuring some amazing prizes and a really welcoming and inclusive vibe to this one; get involved before tickets sell out!
It’s been a tricky old year for the UK’s nightlife scene in some quarters, but one legendary Glasgow venue has continued with its unrivalled schedule of memorable DJ sets. Join Sub Club as they bring down the curtain on 2016 with one final blowout - you can expect big name DJ acts, pulsating beats and crowds that flock from across Scotland to be a part of it.
Wherever there’s £3 Strawberry Mojitos, we shall be. You can expect these signature cocktails to be flowing from the bar come the big night, with a lovely range of craft beers, ciders, wines and other cocktails served up in gramophones if you’d prefer to toast the New Year with something else. With ping-pong, retro computer games and a banging party playlist, you can’t go wrong with a Hogmanay knees-up at the Bookclub.
You can count on a wild party atmosphere at Revolution this Hogmanay. A fun-time drinking den serving up the shots, bottles of prosecco and buckets of beer in the heart of the city centre, Revolution helpfully has a number of drinks and table packages available to book in advance - so you can take all of the stress out of organising and just focus on enjoying your night out.
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Another pillar of West End clubbing; you can count on SWG3 going big and long into the early hours of 2017 from their sweet warehouse party space in the West End. Groove Armada, Julio Bashmore and The Game have all turned out here in recent months, and you can count on another huge night for SWG3’s Hogmanay celebrations. Don’t hang about if you fancy it - tickets will go fast!
Known throughout the city as a hotbed for emerging DJ talent, La Cheetah will be rocking as the clock ticks down to midnight this Hogmanay. Well established as another of the city’s favourite clubbing spots, get yourself into this intimate Merchant City basement and round off 2016 at a party featuring a Funktion One soundsystem, nothin’ but good vibes and a killer mix of electro, house, techno and dub beats.
Promising a kind of carefree hedonism that you’ll struggle to match elsewhere in the city, Nice ‘n’ Sleazy is another destination of choice for New Year’s Eve in Glasgow. It’s in the basement club that the magic will happen this Hogmanay, where you can expect killer DJ sets and a heaving dance floor for the biggest night in the clubbing calendar.
Flat 0/1 is Glasgow’s haven for full-on, wall-to-wall debauchery - and there’s no time better to visit than for Hogmanay. Possibly the biggest house party of the night will go down somewhere along Bath Street, inside a quirky flat set-up, where DJs will drop huge beats, the cheap booze will flow and the crowds will get firmly stuck in.
Set in the magnificent surrounds of Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park, you couldn’t really ask for a more stunning setting to ring in the new year than House for an Art Lover. Kicking off with champange and canapes from 7pm, this year’s Hogmanay Dinner Dance will then see a four-course meal with wine served up before a live ceilidh band gets everybody up and on to the dance floor. Expect the sounds of a lone piper as the countdown to midnight draws close, before it’s back to the dancing at this exclusive Hogmanay event.
The National Piping Centre hosts a full-on Hogmanay Hootenanny packed with great food, drinks and live music this year. Kicking off bright and early with canapes and ‘wee drams’, you’ll then feast on a four-course banquet menu with matching wines before the entertainment gets into full swing. Spend those final few hours of 2016 listening to ceilidh music, singing Celtic songs and dancing to DJ sets.