New Year’s Eve may be falling on a weekday this month but that’s no reason to hold back on the biggest party night of the year.
Here, we count down seven of the best gay and gay-friendly parties to check out this December 31…
Little Gay Brother Presents the Ultimate New Year’s Eve Party @ Dalston Superstore – London
The grimey prince of east London’s gay scene and the preferred hangout of the city’s most hip drag queens, tonight DS will play host to DJs including Terry Vietheer, Per QX and Nic Fisher.
117 Kingsland High Street, E8 2PB
Price: Early bird tickets £10
New Year’s Eve at CRUZ 101 – Manchester
You’ll find house music heaven at Manchester’s finest this NYE, courtesy of resident DJs Nik Denton, Ross Homson, Dusty, Darren Bewsher and Danny Phillips. Last entry 7am.
101 Princess Street, Manchester M1 6DD.
Price: advance discount ticket £10
Alternative 80s New Year’s Eve Party @ Spellbound – Brighton
Deeming itself ‘The 80s night for people who hate 80s nights’, expect free shots and plenty of pop classics from the decade that taste forgot (that will be randomly chosen from a bingo cage) at Spellbound tonight. Pocket-friendly drinks will be flowing on the night to provide a cheap and cheerful blast from the past: what better excuse to dress up as Madonna, or Boy George, or both?
44-47 Gardner Street, BN1 1UN
Club Noir New Year’s Eve @ O2 Academy – Glasgow
Gay girls will have plenty to gawp at as Club Noir and O2 Academy team up this New Year’s, to host one of Glasgow’s sexiest and most glamorous dos yet, hosting an array of gorgeous cabaret and burlesque stars. No sportswear, trainers or jeans.
121 Eglinton Street, Glasgow, G5 9NT
The 2 Bears and Sink The Pink do NYE @ Shapes – London
They’re ‘One big happy bear hug of a family’, apparently – and indeed, The 2 Bears and Sink the Pink are teaming up for the second year in a row to provide London’s sexually subversive glitterati another typically debauched soiree.
Shapes E9 5LN
Opening Hours: Until Late
NYE @ The Nightingale Club – Birmingham
Promising fire-eaters and go-go dancers a go-go, the Midland’s most popular nightclub – boasting three floors and a capacity of 2000 – offers a poptastic NYE extravaganza without breaking the bank.
Essex House, B5 6RD
Ultraviolet Lazer NYE Party @ The Shadow Lounge – London
It’s one of London’s most exclusive gay bars, and Shadow Lounge will be seeing in the New Year with an Ultraviolet Lazer NYE Party. Solid sets come courtesy of Jodie Harsh and Jonathan Bestley.
5 Brewer Street, Soho, London, W1F 0RF
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