Raise your glasses to 2015: The best bars to see in the New Year

How and where will you be toasting in 2015? The pop of the Champagne cork is top of the list when the clock strikes midnight but before and after, nothing sets the scene for seeing in the new year in style quite like an expertly made cocktail. Here’s our pick of the places worth pulling on your finery for...

LONDON

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Prohibition at Bloomsbury Ballroom, WC1

You don’t have to dance the Charleston but it sure helps to get into you into the spirit of things. Expect floorshows, roulette and cocktails served in teacups.

Admission: £40, prohibition1920s.com

Blitz Party at Great Suffolk Street Arches, SE1

It’s all about the 1940s at this popular annual event. Prepare for swing dances, live music, oil lamps and your choice of cocktails and Spitfire Ale served from Bunker Bars.

Admission: £40, theblitzparty.com

69 Colebrooke Row, N1

B-movie chic more your style? Reserve your place at the 1950s horror movie party at this multi-award winning bar.

Admission: free, drinks@69colebrookerow.com

Maggie’s, SW10

From the decade that brought you razor-sharp shoulder pads and bad haircuts comes Maggie’s, the only place where dancing around your designer handbags to Wham!, Madonna and Nik Kershaw is still acceptable.

Admission: £40, including bacon butties at 2am. maggies-club.com

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Sushisamba, EC2

Dress in futuristic white for cocktails with a view, plus samba dancers, live music and a live broadcast of the countdown to 2015.

Admission: £175-£400, sushisamba.com

The Rivoli Bar at The Ritz

Chic, timeless attire always hits the spot here, perfectly suited to the chic, timeless cocktails on the menu.

Admission: Free, email: restaurantoffice@theritzlondon.com

 

BIRMINGHAM

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The Edgbaston

Flapper dresses and black tie attire at the ready for this Gatsby-style evening in this fabulously decadent Art Deco bar.

Admission: £40, includes a glass of fizz at midnight. info@theedgbastonbar.co.uk

 

BRISTOL

The Milk Thistle

Masks are optional but fun (and wonderful cocktails) are guaranteed at The Midnight Circus Ball in Bristol’s finest bar.

Admission: £30, includes welcome cocktail, nibbles and entertainment. milkthistlebristol.com

 

EDINBURGH

The Lucky Liquor Co

No bagpipes, no kilts, no commercialised Hogmanay shenanigans just tip-top cocktails at this quality cocktail bar, the younger sister to Edinburgh institution Bramble.
Admission: Free, luckyliquorco.com 

GLASGOW

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Tellers, The Corinthian Club, Merchant City

One for the sophisticats. Pull on your finery and celebrate Hogmanay with a ceilidh band, DJ and casino spread over several floors.

Admission: £25, thecorinthianclub.co.uk

 

LEEDS

Mojo

Nobody does a party like Mojo. Pack your flats and see in the New Year the way you mean to go on.

Admission: Free. Reserve a booth or table, £85, platter for six and a bottle of bubbly. mojobar.co.uk

 

MANCHESTER

The Liars Club NYE Tiki Bonaza

Rum rules at this tiki-tastic dive bar. Dress totally tropical and prepare for a fun-filled night.

Admission: £5, theliarsclub.co.uk

Compiled by www.thecocktaillovers.com

By Sandrae Lawrence