And just like that, 2022 is about to end. Whether you’re sad to see it go or can’t wait to see the back of it, it’s only fitting to leave the worries of this year behind and step into 2023 with flair. Syndey is getting into the spirit with excellent dining offers, scintillating fireworks, dance parties and more. Here are some super New Year’s eve events to get you started as we farewell 2022.
1. Opera Bar
If your idea of a good party includes spectacular views and good food, you don’t need to look further than Opera Bar. Nestled enviably between the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, Sydney’s iconic bar is bringing the heat for New Year’s eve. On the cards are roving performers, a huge festival stage, an epic close-up view of the fireworks and nonstop live entertainment. Let your hair down to performances by Bermuda Social, Soulphonics, Klevaone, Luke Anthony and Matt Hoare. The party begins at 6pm and ends at 2am. Find more information and grab your tickets here.
📍 Macquarie St, Sydney
🕒 December 31, 6pm to 2am
2. Bar 83
Soaring above the city, 83 floors above street level, Bar 83 is wrapping up 2022 with a glamorous cocktail party. With lit-up dance floors, vibrant cocktails and canapes and 70’s nightclub panache, the bar is promising to end the year on a stylish note. Make your bookings here.
📍 Westfield Sydney, Level 4/108 Market St
🕒 December 31, From 8.30pm– 1.00am
3. Bungalow 8
Bungalow 8 is the place to go to if you’re ringing in the new year with a big group of people. The CBD party hub has a variety of packages available from canapes and 3-hours of free-flowing drinks to VIP Loft balcony packages. Plus you can dance it out with Ember & Dane Laboyrie. Grab your tickets here.
📍 3 Lime St, Sydney
🕒 December 31, 6pm to 9pm
4. New Year’s Eve Opera Gala
If you want your NYE celebration to be classy and bougie, the Opera Gala is where it’s at. Enjoy a few drinks as you soak up all the harbour views then take a seat to heat some of the biggest arias in Opera Australia’s gala performance. The interval includes 9pm fireworks and if you don’t want the festivities to end after the show, grab tickets to their exclusive Midnight Party here.
📍 Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney
🕒 December 31, 7.45pm onwards
5. The Butler
The Butler is another CBD sanctuary with killer views, great cocktails and an easy relaxed vibe. For NYE, they’re doing a bespoke Ibero-American menu created by Head Chef Amber Doig along with live music and champagne. Grab tickets here.
📍 123 Victoria St, Potts Point
🕒 December 31
6. Bridgeview NYE, Royal Botanic Garden
It doesn’t get more Sydney than a year-end celebration with Bridgeview. Set on the Tarpeian Lawn of the Royal Botanic Garden, visitors are met with sweeping views of the harbour, the Harbour Bridge and Opera House, extending all the way to Circular Quay. There’s also live entertainment and fabulous views of the fireworks. Tickets include a picnic hamper with entrée, dinner, dessert, snacks, a late-night supper and a bottle of water. Book your tickets here.
📍 Royal Botanic Garden, Mrs Macquaries Rd
🕒 December 31, 6pm to 1am
7. NYE in the Park
NYE In The Park is an annual music festival and Sydney’s only NYE festival. This year they’re back with their biggest party yet. The line-up of performers includes electronic duo Flight Facilities, pop group Lime Cordiale, synth-pop band Cut Copy and heaps more. The event takes place at Victoria Park with lovely views of Sydney’s skyline. See the full line-up and snag some tickets here.
📍 Victoria Park, Parramatta Rd, Broadway
🕒 December 31, 4pm onwards
8. The Old Fitz, Woolloomooloo
Intimate 2-storey bar and theatre venue, Woolloomooloo’s beloved watering hole, The Old Fitz is joining in on the fun with a glitzy jazz party. Expect oysters, champagne, a banquet feast, a three-piece jazz ensemble and a French 77 when the clock strikes midnight. Get the details here.
📍 129 Dowling St, Woolloomooloo
🕒 December 31, 7pm-12am
Sydney’s hybrid dinner, drinks and dancing venue Hyde Hacienda is returning for its popular annual NYE party. Tickets include free-flowing premium beverages and roaming canapes all night long plus local and international DJs spinning tunes. Tickets are available here.
📍 Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour Hotel
🕒 December 31, 7pm onwards
10. Zephyr Sky Bar
Waterfront cocktail bar Zephyr is known for its picturesque views of Sydney’s skyline. For its snazzy NYE celebration, the bar is doing a 4.5-hour beverage package of premium sparkling, wine, beer and soft drinks along with plenty of roaming canapés which include oysters, truffle and smoked burrata, antipasto, desserts and more. Snag a spot here.
📍 Level 12/161 Sussex St
🕒 December 31, 8pm – 12.30am
11. NYE at BrewDog
Sydney’s very first BrewDog venue has taken over an old locomotive workshop in the heart of the city. They’re staying open late on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day and slinging beer-spiked cocktail specials all day long. Better yet, kids and fur babies are both more than welcome to join in this family-friendly celebration. Find more information here.
📍 Bay 1 Locomotive Workshops South, Eveleigh
🕒New Year’s Eve: 11am – 1am
New Year’s Day: 11am – 10pm
Recently opened restaurant Kissuu is bringing disco vibes and Japanese bites to Darlinghurst for NYE. DJ Richy Penny will be spinning tunes all night long in this intimate house party away from the crowds and madness of the CBD. Suss out the details on their Instagram page.
📍 245 Oxford St, Darlinghurst
🕒 December 31, 7pm – 2am
13. Bar Ombré
This inner-city bar is welcoming 2023 with a rooftop party complete with roving canapes all evening and late-night pizzas, a 3-hour beverage package plus non-stop live entertainment by DJ Def Rok. Both good times and good views are more than guaranteed at this buzzy spot. Book your tickets here.
📍 Level 3, Alfred St, Sydney
🕒 December 31, 7pm to 10pm
14. The Winery
One to watch out for is The Winery’s Priscilla Queen of the Desert-inspired dinner and show on NYE. The fabulous show will feature The Winery’s beloved Queens in drag, a 3-course menu curated by Head Chef, Patrick Ngai and a disco-themed dancefloor. It’ll be a party to remember – grab your tickets here.
📍 285A Crown St, Surry Hills
🕒 December 31, 6.30pm and 9pm
Leafy green and super buzzy watering hole Forrester’s is serving up a delightful NYE treat. Get your fill of rosé with Forry’s Bottomless Rosé Lunch package or upgrade to a package including prosecco and selected tap beer for just $10. There’s heaps more on the cards. Head to Forrester’s website to make a booking.
📍 336 Riley St, Surry Hills
🕒 December 31
16. The Rook
This beautifully hidden bar has currently transformed into a secret garden for summer. Get away from the crowds and enjoy a 4-hour beverage package with roaming canapes until midnight. Local DJs will also be on-site with plenty of live entertainment to get you into the mood to party. Find more information here.
📍 Level 7/56-58 York St, Sydney
🕒 December 31, 8pm to 12am
Sydney’s favourite SoCal is bringing all the good vibes to town for NYE. Expect tacos, free-flowing drinks and a party under the stars at this breezy Neutral Bay spot. Plus DJ’s will be spinning tunes all night and the fireworks will be projected on a big screen so you don’t miss out. Head to SoCal’s website and get excited for some serious Californian-beach vibes as you bring in the new year.
📍 1 Young St, Neutral Bay
🕒 December 31, 9pm – late