Christmas is over. You’ve filled up on festive food, taken the tree down and spent enough time at Christmas markets to last you a lifetime. Or at least next year. Now all that’s left to do is wave goodbye to 2022.
Whether it’s been the highlight of your life or a crappy continuation of the last few years, you’re going to want to party this New Year’s Eve. Ringing in the New Year is all starting fresh. So once you’ve written down your resolutions and bought an outrageous outfit that redefines your style in 2023, it’s time to pick out the perfect party. With so much going on this New Year’s Eve in Birmingham, we’ve put together a guide to the very best parties to ring in the new year.
1. The Old Crown
The Old Crown is not only Birmingham’s oldest pub but potentially also its friendliest. So where better to spend New Year’s Eve in Birmingham than surrounded by good company? This year, The Old Crown will ring in 2023 with Birmingham’s premium disco and funk night, Le Freak.
Head into the new year by trippin’ back to the 1970s. Live as your best self by pretending to appear on the iconic Soul Train television shows or heading to the legendary Studio 54. Le Freak will feature live break-dancers and disco dancers, boogie-tastic DJs, and the chance to strut your stuff. Win prizes and glory with Le Freak’s dance-offs this New Year’s Eve. Learn more here.
High St, Deritend, Birmingham B12 0LD
2. Luna Springs
The outdoor bar, Luna Springs, is leaving Planet Earth this New Year’s Eve. Hosting a very special Cosmic Disco, expect a whole day of debauchery inside its heated marquee. Thousands of disco balls replace the stars, as a sky full of confetti and a sea of smoke machines add an otherworldly atmosphere. Running from 5 pm to 2 am, it’s more than worth the £10 entry ticket. Learn more here.
Digbeth Arena, Lower Trinity St, Deritend, Birmingham B9 4AG
Among the best halal restaurants in Birmingham, Qavali is offering a sophisticated way to ring in the new year. Music from Qavali’s resident violinist, DJ, percussionist and a lively West End dance group, will soundtrack an evening of fine Indo-Persian dining. In Sufism, the Earth’s yearly rotation around the Sun represents a new path towards divinity. Start your new journey by heading here.
60 Broad St, Brindley Pl, Birmingham B1 2HJ
CRANE, an old gasworks warehouse, only opened in October. But is already hosting one of the biggest New Year’s Eve parties in Birmingham. The second city’s newest mega-club has invited garage legends DJ EZ and Kurupt FM to headline. The likes of Eliza Rose, AMA and Joe Hunt are also playing. Learn more here.
50 Adderley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham. B9 4ED
5. Tonight Josephine
Tonight Josephine is taking us into 2023 in dazzling fashion. Glitterbomb demands you dress in your most sparkly dresses and blinding bling – outfits made of a magpie’s fantasies. Throw away all inhibitions at Birmingham’s most debauched New Year’s Eve party.
For £20, you can expect dazzling dance-offs, killer lip-sync battles and group karaoke. As summer days have drifted away, Tonight Josephine is making sure your winter is just as wild. Find out more here.
12 Burlington Arcade, Stephenson St, Birmingham B2 4BL
6. Hockley Social Club
One for the big kids and little kids. Big Fish Little Fish is the New Year’s Eve day rave for all the family. Expect a multi-sensory dancefloor filled with confetti cannons, bubbles, snow, balloons and NYE-themed craft activities. There’s even a baby chillout room.
Hacienda resident, DJ Mark XTC will headline, playing all the best in old skool, jungle and drum ‘n’ bass tunes from ’91 to the present day – all played at a safe volume. It’s the school education your kids need. It takes place from 12 to 2.30 pm, so there’s plenty of time left in the day for parents to continue partying after the little ones have gone to bed. Head here to learn more.
60 Hampton St, Birmingham B19 3LU
7. The Night Owl
If a bit more rock ‘n’ roll is what you’re after this NYE in Birmingham. Look no further than Dig? at The Night Owl. Its resident DJs will spin the very best of soul, rock, funk, new wave and punk all night long. While The Bedrock Bullets will perform an extra special rockabilly live set too. Get your tickets by heading here.
17-18 Lower Trinity St, Deritend, Birmingham B9 4AG
8. The Cocktail Club
It’s the UK’s ultimate party bar. So of course , The Cocktail Club’s New Year’s Eve party in Birmingham is going off the chain. Taking a trip to Las Vegas, expect a night of non-stop party anthems, show-stopping entertainment, and confetti cannons and money guns at midnight. Dancing on the bar is mandatory too. Learn more here.
31 Temple St, Birmingham B2 5DB
9. The Mill
Birmingham’s bass music lovers look no further than The Mill this New Year’s Eve. A Weird & Wonderful NYE party invites the likes of Hazard & Harry Shotta, Break & Fox, Danny Byrd B2B Mozey AC13, Special Guest Gardna (Live), Bryan Gee, Kenny Ken, Frenetic, MC Moose and many more. We expect this to get a little strange, but as we always say: Start as you mean to go on. Head here for more information.
29 Lower Trinity St, Deritend, Birmingham B9 4AG
Tattu is hosting a hedonistic dining experience soundtracked by deep house DJs in Birmingham this New Year’s Eve. Sample a three-course menu featuring decadent dishes such as caramel soy aged beef fillet, Thai-style crispy monkfish and a white chocolate dragon egg dessert.
On New Year’s Day, Tattu will also host a special NYD brunch to cure your hangover. Sharing dishes including glazed beef gyoza, sticky beef bao buns and black pepper honey ribs paired perfectly with free-flowing cocktails and Laurent-Perrier Champagne. Learn more here.
18 Barwick St, Birmingham B3 2NT
11. The Rainbow
NYE Moho returns to the stylish and popular pub The Rainbow in Digbeth this New Year’s Eve in Birmingham. The line-up includes Rinse FMs’ Freshta, Teefordaplug & the Moho All Stars – including Jonny G, Cut Throat Tony, Blukey Rinsle, Romo Weeks and more. Head here for tickets.
160 High St, Bordesley, Birmingham B12 0LD