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It’s almost time, Adelaide – 2021 approaches and we’ve never been more relieved for the positivity and excitement that comes with a new year.
Global pandemic aside, Adelaide is still pretty set on having a fabulous New Year’s Eve, paired with bubbles, excellent food, music, and (COVID-safe) celebrations well into the night.
With travel looking quite different this year, we’re sure that’s left a lot of people without plans for New Year’s Eve, And in typical Adelaide fashion, we’re also sure lots of our readers have left planning to the last minute.
Well don’t fear, we’ve compiled a list of a heap of SA venues hosting New Year’s Eve events.
In alphabetical order, here’s our pick of where to eat, drink and party this New Year’s in Adelaide.
Scroll right down for a few New Year’s Day events too!
Spend NYE at 2KW with six courses of 2KW’s signature dishes by Executive Chef Trent Lymn, who is pulling his favourite recipes from the archives to curate a menu showcasing the best of 2KW through the years.
You’ll also be welcomed with a glass of Pol Roger champagne.
Join the Arkaba’s NYE White Party Dinner & Show including a two course menu and three hour drinks package. With their famous balloon drop at midnight and party tunes all night by the Mr Buzzy seven Piece Big Band, plus party DJ. Dress to impress in white style glamour because prizes will be awarded!
Find The Arkaba at 150 Glen Osmond Road, Fullarton.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with dinner & drinks at The Colonist. All day A La Carte menu featuring tapas, classic pub food and restaurant style meals. Happy hour will also be on from 4pm with $11 premium G&T’s, $4 off bottles of wine and more.
Find The Colonist at 44 The Parade, Norwood.
Kick off your NYE festivities with a delicious Mexican feast and pre-drinks at Condesa Torrensville! 31st December, 5-9pm. They’ll also give you $5 OFF Banquet bookings and there’ll be $10 Margaritas all night
The Condesa Torrensville is at 180 Henley Beach Road, Torrensvile
Celebrate the turn of the year with Bird Box Pizzeria and Tapas’ brilliant New Year’s Eve package featuring a seasonal menu at $115 per person.
Find Bird Box Pizzeria & Tapas at Windy Point Lookout, Belair.
Adelaide’s ultimate new entertainment venue is pulling all the stops with two levels of absolute New Years mayhem, live music, Pirate Life x The District brews and incredible food.
Find The District at Level 1, SkyCity Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide.
Due to popular demand The Gatsby Lounge will be opening on New Year’s Eve with a brilliant package. For $99 get their famous six course executive chefs set menu plus unlimited premium drinks for 1.5 hours; 5:45pm and 7:30pm seating. Alternatively, for $99 get unlimited premium drinks from 9pm-12am with bar food. Some selection of their scrumptious Canapes/bar menu included. All drinks are premium base spirits, beer, house red and white wine.
Find The Gatsby Lounge at 110 Grenfell St, Adelaide.
2020 has been such a terrible year for everyone, so tell it to f*** off with a little bit of a Cheeky time at El Cheeky Flamingo. $3 shots every hour leading up until midnight for 15 minutes starting from 5:00pm. They’ll have some of the worst tracks from 2020 playing – followed by some of the all time best tracks to ring in a New Year for all.
Find El Cheeky Flamingo at 40/33 Vardon Avenue, Adelaide.
Hains & Co is teaming up with Never Never Gin to throw a New Year’s Eve party the only way they know how – with gin and sparkling in hand, swinging from the ship’s rafters. Drinks package includes sparkling wine, Never Never G&T’s, Never Never cocktails, Naughty Lass Session Ale & soft drinks.
Find Hains & Co at 23 Gilbert Place, Adelaide.
Buffet and bottomless drinks package at $125 per person featuring all your favourite buffet items available from 5pm to 7:30pm. Live music throughout.
Find Hampstead Hotel at 143 North East Road, Collinswood, Adelaide.
Barbie, bottomless Prosecco, beers & beats for $49 for 2 hour drinks package including bottomless Prosecco & bbq plate. Available all day from 12pm.
Find Hope Inn at 348 Port Road, Adelaide.
Join their Lantern Party in the Garden featuring DJs, Asian treats, drink specials including slushies and 4 drinks when you pay the $40 entry.
Take advantage of their $800 booth package for 10 people and get yourself a bottle of grey goose vodka, a bottle of 79 degrees gin, plus all your mixers and garnishes all night.
They’re also doing a NYD Recovery Party featuring DJ Ryley, $10 espresso martinis, $10 bloody marys, $8 mimosas and $15 schnitzels all day.
The Marion Hotel is at 849 Marion Hotel Road, Mitchell Park
Inspired by the island of Hawaii – Mary’s Tropicool New Years Eve Party is their welcome to the height of summer, a new year and a firm good riddance to a crazy year. Expect Brand New shows, Multiple DJ’s, the entire Mary’s Diva’s cast, and some extra special bits with an astounding Midnight show which will see Mary’s decked out in subtropical splendour. Dress up with your most tropicool outfits, think bright colours, Hawaiian Lei’s, Cocktails, Beach, Florals and crazy makeup.
Find Mary’s at 5 Synagogue Place, Adelaide.
The Mile End turns a whopping 180 on New Year’s Eve. Celebrate their milestone birthday, as well as the end of 2020 and the start 2021. Enjoy dining from the all day menu or try something from the food & drink specials on offer. Then after you’ve had something to eat, get ready to for the big balloon drop and birthday cake!
Find the Mile End at 30 Henley Beach Road, Adelaide.
Join the newly opened Mosaic Hotel for a Gatsby themed event, with live music from 8pm, cocktail specials from 10pm, and prizes for best dressed on the night.
Find The Mosaic at 37 Turner Dr, West Lakes.
Italian themed three course meal plus two hour drinks package. The course includes charcuterie board, shared Bistecca & bottomless fries and roaming desserts. Begins at 5:30pm, live music 6-8pm.
Find Payneham Tavern at 319 Payneham Road, Royston Park, Adelaide.
Say farewell to 2020 at Riverside’s New Year’s Eve dinner in the heart of Adelaide. Enjoy the best of modern Australian cuisine – all made even more extravagant with unlimited sparkling wine, red wine, white wine, champagne, beer and cider.
Find Riverside Restaurant at InterContinental Adelaide, North Terrace.
Farewell 2020 with All Day NYE POL Celebrations at this female-founded and led brew pub in the city.
Choose from three ticketed events, Pol in the Park on their famous rooftop; Graze Away 2020, including a three-hour feasting session and Sparkke Off 2020, featuring groovalicious tunes by Zkye Blue band.
Sparkke at the Whitmore is at 317 Morphett Street, Adelaide
Bring in the new year beachside with a tempting tasting menu and the option of adding an unlimited 2 hour Billiecart Salmon Champagne package at Seafire on the Marina.
Find Seafire on the Marina Shop 2 Holdfast Promenade, Glenelg.
Celebrate the end of 2020 with the best view in Adelaide at Sôl! Adelaide’s spectacular, brand new rooftop bar and restaurant will play host to two incredible NYE events, including a sensory seven course dining experience and a breath-taking rooftop bar party.
Find Sol at 125 North Terrace, Adelaide.
The Stamford Grand Adelaide Hotel in Glenelg urges you to “welcome the New Year in style” at its four-course wine dinner. The venue teamed up with Hentley Farm Wines to host the booking-required event, which is described as classy and delicious, in its grand ballroom.
For $165 a person, guests will receive a glass of sparkling wine and four courses, each of which comes paired with a complimentary glass of Hentley Farm wine.
Find Stamford Grand at 2 Jetty Rd, Glenelg.
Say goodbye to 2020 and bring in 2021 with icy cold beers and cocktails at the Strath. Their bar is open until 3am so they’ve got your NYE drinks covered.
Find the Strath at 129 North Terrace, Adelaide.
Kick into the new year with a concert! Summer Sounds Festival is bringing an epic lineup of artists to Bonython Park for a slew of concerts and Timmy Trumpet is taking you to 2021.
Patrons will have the choice of booking a VIP, Gold or Silver Party Pod. Each pod is an island oasis for a group of four or six people and decked out with its own esky of pre ordered drinks and tasty snacks.
Summer Sounds is taking place in Bonython Park, Adelaide.
Be greeted with a glass of Champagne as you step out onto the Terrace and take in the spectacular 270-degree views from the hills to the coast at Sol’s rooftop bar.
Explore the space and find your spot for the night (seating and standing room available), with a selection of roaming canapes and snacks served throughout the night curated by Head Chef Kane Pollard.
Enjoy dining from The Unley’s all day menu or try something from the food and drink specials on offer. Then after you’ve had something to eat, get ready to groove (while seated) and be taken back in time with a DJ playing throwback tunes til late.
Find the Unley at 27 Unley Road, Parkside.
Rock n Roll your way through this New Year’s Eve with Andy and the Rockits which includes a 2-course dinner and entry. Tickets available now for $50.
The Tonsley Hotel and Cellars is at 1274 South Road, Tonsley
If you’re looking for a place to pre-drink or keep your New Years low-key this year, Torrens Arms have you covered with live music in the courtyard from Nick Deegan, $6 pints 5-7pm and $10 espresso martinis all night. They’ll also have their usual $15 Steak night and a bunch of other drinks specials.
The Torrens Arms Hotel is at 95 Belair Road, Kingswood
Celebrate the turn of the year at the stunning Windy Point Restaurant with their New Year’s Eve celebration. Expect a nine course degustation including premium beverages, paired with one of the best views in Adelaide.
Find Windy Point Restaurant at Windy Point lookout, Belair.
Did you hear Woodhouse is hosting New Year’s this year? Say hello to 2020 on a family camping adventure which features your own patch of heaven to set up camp, twilight tubing, and an outdoor cinema on NYE.
Find Woodhouse Activity Centre on 37 Spring Gully Road, Piccadilly.
NEW YEAR’S DAY
There’s so much to love about Port Adelaide café and corner store The Banksia Tree, not least of which is their bold announcement that January 1 will be renamed ‘Bloody Mary Day’ this year. Priced at a very reasonable $30, which gets you one Bloody Mary and a fresh lobster roll from the Banksia Tree’s well-repped kitchen, the event will kick-off at 9am and continue until 2pm – perfect for those looking to make a day of it, or just continue the fun from the previous night!
Come spend New Year’s Day enjoying SA’s best food, wine and cocktails out on the lawns at the National Wine Centre. DJs will be playing disco and house vibes along with live vocalist and percussionist from 2pm – 9pm.
Previously held on a rooftop bar, the popularity of this annual gig has forced a move to the even more flash National Wine Centre on the corner of Botanic and Hackney Road.
The perfect setting to kick up your heels and feel all your favourite house and disco tunes deep in your soul, the event features a Tasting Plate from the awesome Wine Centre chefs and a complimentary beverage on arrival.
Set out on the lawn at the wine centre, there will be throw rugs to spread out on as you take in live vocal and percussive sets between DJs.
To get your ticket check out the Wines & Good Times New Years DAY Get Together Facebook Event page now.
UPDATE: Wines & Good Times have now sold out of food packages and now only have a limited amount of $50 + free drink tickets left. Venue has a fully stocked bar, gourmet foods and the option to buy full bottles of wines and champagnes.
Big night New Years Eve plans? Suburban Brew have got your recovery sorted! They’ll be open from midday till 6pm to ease you into 2021. Sam will be on the decks for the day, spinning disks so come on down, the beers will be pouring, the tunes will singing and lets get 2021 kicked off in style!
Have we missed anyone? Let us know by emailing [email protected].
Happy New Year!
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