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...
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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, [email protected]
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
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: [email protected]
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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. [email protected]
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
The Lucky Liquor Co
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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
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
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