Something a Little Different for Hogmanay New Year's Eve in Glasgow 2016
Let's face it - New Year's Eve can be a bit of a let down sometimes. With packed out venues, jacked up prices and the same old events going down, it can be tempting to forget the stress and just stay in to celebrate Hogmanay this time around. But it doesn't have to be this way. If you're out chasing something a bit different this year, Glasgow is your city for sure. See out the year twist and get involved at one of the most unique Hogmanay events in Glasgow this year.
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Last updated on 30th September 2016
It’s no secret that many venues ramp up their prices and look to cash in come NYE. Not Hillhead Bookclub, though. You’ll still be able to get your fix of £3 Strawberry Mojitos here, with lots of craft beers, wines and cocktails served in gramophones if your tipple of choice lies elsewhere. Thrash your pals at Ping Pong, roll back the years in front of Super Mario and close out 2016 with your hands in the air at one of the biggest Hogmanay events in Glasgow.
Pegged as a “vibrant, unusual cocktail and cabaret bar”, The Riding Room is a charming little tribute to a bygone era of hedonistic socialising. Take in a hybrid of live shows, burlesque performances and music at their Hogmanay bash, where the cocktails come served in jam jars and the hard liquor cabinet is waiting to be unlocked...
Somewhere, tucked away from all the hustle and bustle of NYE in Glasgow, there’s a secret cocktail bar serving up signature Leche de Pantera cocktails to the in-the-know crowds. Follow the neon signage through Tabac’s fire exit and discover the Panther Milk Bar for yourself if you’d prefer a Hogmanay experience featuring heady drinks and an exclusive feel.
Ever spent Hogmanay at a traditional Brazilian boteco? Rio is closer than you’d think. A wonderfully colourful and vibrant neighbourhood bar in Merchant City, head to Boteco do Brasil for a New Year’s Eve party packed with urban street-food, DJs and a constant stream of caiprinhas.
Want something that resembles both a killer club night and an unashamedly raucous house party this year? Flat 0/1 is your calling card. A place that “turns council tax letters into paper aeroplanes and eviction letters into roach”, just follow the vibrations along Bath Street to discover a full-on event of wall-to-wall debauchery come New Year’s Eve.
If you're looking for something a little different for Hogmanay in Glasgow, Oran Mor has it with an atmospheric party. You'll find yourselves dancing until the wee hours of 2017 to the tune of a bell chorus at midnight. A raucous New Year's Eve party in an old church, this is set to be a cool and quirky way to bring in Hogmanay in Glasgow.
If a standard club night or tired house-party just won’t do this year, have you considered the Hogmanay Dinner Dance at House for an Art Lover? Set amidst the wonderful backdrop of Bellahouston Park, expect a lavish event featuring a four-course meal, a live ceilidh band and lots of drinking and dancing until late.
Another eye-catching party offering dinner, drinks and dancing this year is the Hogmanay Hootenanny at The National Piping Centre. Dig out your kilts and pearls and come for a good old-fashioned knees up, with a welcome reception of canapes and ‘wee drams’ followed by a special four-course banquet meal. Don’t go too mad at the dinner table though - there’s live ceilidh bands, Celtic songs and DJs playing ‘til late once the plates have been cleared!