That one wild night of the year is here again when everybody fills the clubs and pubs around the world to dance off the worries and drink to the triumphs of the last year, and party into the possibilities of the year ahead.
Whether it’s a swing dance party on a ship, or a crazy Electro music club night, here’s your definitive guide to Vienna’s NYE parties of 2018:
© Header picture courtesy of Dachboden 25Hours Hotel
Swing into 2019 at WUK’s Tarzan-themed NYE ball
Entry: 22€ standard, 69€ VIP, buy your ticket here
This annual legendary event at the WUK is definitely on our list of interesting places to celebrate New Year’s Eve. The love ball is celebrating its sixth anniversary, and this year the theme is all about Tarzan. Who doesn’t want to celebrate the night away at a party with a theme that’s hot, steamy, and dripping wet? (We’re talking about the climate of the jungle where Tarzan hung out, of course). Maybe you’ll find your Tarzan, or Jane at this party and it will make for a perfect, primitive start to the new year.
Party in the park on NYE @ this double-club soiree
Where: Pratersauna & VEEiPEE
Two of the most popular clubs in town, Pratersauna & VIEiPEE, will host a massive New Year’s Eve party again this year so we certainly hope you’ve been working on your new dance moves. Pro tip: the butterfly, the running man, and the Macarena are all socially unacceptable. Don’t even think about it. There will be 5 floors boasting various international and local artists spinning beats of the Electro variety to get you movin’ and groovin’. Keep an eye out for the upcoming list of DJs.
Swing into the new year on a ship
Entry: 20€, get your tickets here
Everybody’s favourite floating restaurant/ bar (seriously, it’s a restaurant on a boat on the Donaukanal) will be swinging and bobbing about as a whole bunch of people on board go nuts on the dance floor. It’s all about Swing music at this NYE party at Badeschiff. Well, it’s a little bit about doing some winter drinking too. On the Punsch-deck (which is up on the top deck in the open air), Punsch and Glühwein will be served from 4pm onwards. Meanwhile, the DJs will be dishing you up some dance-worthy tunes to let loose to inside. This one is for those that love to dance and swing into the new year with style. Be sure to dress to impress!
Salsa your way into 2019
Where: Mi Barrio
Entry: 4-course-meal = 45€, including party = 57€, party only = 39€ (19€ after 1am), reserve your table here
The Latin American restaurant/bar, Mi Barrio, is having a special New Year’s Eve party that will combine a Latin American New Year’s 4-course-meal with a Latin Salsa Party (wear your pretty dancin’ shoes!). Starting at 5pm, you’ll be wining and dining, and mentally prepping for a dance party that will keep you dancing all night, starting from 7pm. This party will involve 2 dance floors of Salsa, Latin and Party Mix music, and to keep your energy up, there will be readily available finger food and a traditional Caribbean soup served at midnight! Go LOCO!
Jive and misbehave all night before your New Year’s resolutions kick in!
Where: Dachboden @ 25HOURS Hotel
Entry: 109€ per person, incl. aperitif, one drink at midnight, and snacks, make your reservations at 25hrs Hotel reception
Get on your blue suede shoes and your suspenders and get ready to Lindy Hop your way into the new year at this sparkly Swing ‘n’ Roll party at the rooftop bar of the 25 Hours Hotel. It’ll be the cat’s pajamas! Forget all about 2018…and about the few decades before that…as DJ King D transports you to the 1950’s at this New Year’s Eve dance-and-mingle shindig. All the cool cats will be there. Entry price includes an aperitif, a drink at midnight to toast with, and snacks!
Take a wild ride into 2019 at this party in the U4
The good old veteran club, U4, is offering up a NYE that will set the stage for some heavy petting and gyrating on the dance floor. On multiple floors, DJs will be spinning beats of the Hip Hop, Chart Hits, Rock and Electro variety and free sparkling wine will be flowing until midnight. Cocktails for 5€ (also only until midnight) will help you welcome 2019 like a one night stand – with a lot of alcohol in your blood and confidence it will, at the very least, start out fun.
Party 2018 out the door with 4 floors of music and dancing
Where: The Loft
Entry: 5€ < 12am > 10€
The Loft is bringing the heat to this cold NYE with a 4-floor club night. The music will be out of the 2010s, 2000s and 90s, along with some Power Disco thrown in with each floor dedicated to something different. This party will have you hopping from one dance floor to the next until you hop right into 2019. That’s a lot of hopping, we know, but we promised you this party would bring the heat and hopping raises your body temperature… so start hopping!
Throw yourself into 2019 and onto the dance floor at Club Schwarzenberg
When: MON, December 31, 11pm–6am
Where: Club Schwarzenberg
Entry: 18€, make reservations at email@example.com
We all know that New Year’s Eve is for making out at midnight, but before you throw yourself at some random stranger in the bar there’s a cultural ritual that needs to be fulfilled first: a New Year’s Eve Party! Come on, you can do it. Just go through the motions like the rest of us: dress up, drink, dance and THEN you get to make out. Do all of those things in style with all the other sexy people who will be choosing Club Schwarzenberg as their hot spot to spend NYE this year. The sounds of the night will be Hip Hop and RnB. Keep an eye out for an upcoming DJ list, here.
Celebrate the New Year at this D’n’B and Reggae party
Where: Camera Club
Together with the crew from Switch! and Vienna Tun Up, you can celebrate the New Year at Camera Club. On 2 floors, you’ll find Drum’n’Bass and Reggae & Dancehall music blasting out of the speakers. Get your party pants on, and get on it.
Party through the night with the guys from Beat It
In the mood for some D’n’B for your New Year’s Eve party? The collective, Beat It, has been bringing Drum and Bass in all shpaes and sizes to Vienna for over a decade now. So they know how to throw a good party with some good D’n’B music at Flex. In the Café, you can expect Techno, 80s, 90s, 2000s, remixes, mashups and House.
One last effing good rave party to end the year
Where: Fluc + Fluc Wanne
They want you to carry the torch into 2019. The party torch, we’re assuming. Does anybody actually know what they mean by that? We don’t, but who cares. It will be effing amazing this party as the Meat Market parties normally are. Turn up early to the party or you’ll end up in a huge queue (that might ruin the mood, just sayin’). And yes, Meat Market is a party for all, including boys who like boys who like girls who like girls, and so on.
Party at Club Titanic
Where: Club Titanic
At Club Titanic, they’ll be partying through the night and well into the morning this New Year’s Eve. On 2 floors, there will be Hip Hop & RnB sounds, and DJ Schoko will be on the decks for the night.
12 hours of eating, drinking and dancing
Where: Heuer am Karlsplatz
Entry: Free! Reserve a table here
The stylish bar, Heuer, is having a 12-hour New Year’s Eve special event this year that will involve sparkle, excitement, champagne, and lots of confetti (what’s a NYE bash without confetti?). From 4pm to 4am, there will be a DJ on the decks, culinary snacks served up, dinner à la carte (kitchen until 2am), champagne for everyone and oysters that will make you feel like the fanciest person in town. And be sure to class yourself up a little for this one.
A psychedelic party into 2019
When: MON, December 31, 10pm–8am
Where: Marx Halle
Entry: 26€ < 12am > 29€ (23€ presale, get the tickets here)
More than 1500 squaremetres of dancefloor will be offered up in a one-of-a-kind location (that was once a cattle shed, in case you were up for a fun fact) for this exceptional NYE party. 4 international DJ acts will be taking care of the music (that will obviously be psych-trance, while the interior decor (You can imagine what it will be like at an event called ‘cosmic flow’ – think a Thailand beach) will put you in a funkadelic mood (yes, we just used that word) when saying a slightly disorderly and mumbled ‘Hi!’ to the new year.
Disappear into a banging party at Forelle and only emerge at 11am
Where: Grelle Forelle
Entry: free before 12:30am and after that: 15€
The underground club by the Donaukanal is known for putting on quite the part-ay for New Year’s and this year they’ve got a night of quality DJs in the cards for those who love dancing to Electro beats in the dark. Amongst the DJs are the best of the best local collectives, and the beats will be blaring until 11am the next morning.
Disco and Techno club night to see you into 2019
Entry: 15€ before 12:30am; 18€ afterwards
You’ll spend your night going nuts over 4 floors, playing Techno, Hip Hop and Disco if you turn up at HORST for New Year’s Eve. There doesn’t seem like anything special happening for the big bang of a night, but HORST is a good option for those that just want a normal night out partying until they’re regretting it the next morning.
It’s free, it’s vinyl only music, and it’s in an awesome location
Where: Rote Bar
It’s one of the free parties on the night of the year when everything is overpriced AND it’s set in one of the funkiest locations in the city. The New Year’s eve party going down amongst the chandeliers and red velvet curtains of the Rote Bar is a great option for those that don’t like commitment. You can turn up whenever you want, not pay a dime to get in, and party your ass off all night long there…or not…it’s completely up to you. They also have a balcony that’s ideal for firework watching. However, don’t expect to get on it if there are hundreds of people at this party, as one could assume. Nevermind – as long as you have your tongue down somebody’s throat when the clock strikes 12. No pressure. The flavour of music will be Rock and Soul.
Party into 2019 at the garden…the Volksgarten that is.
The Volksgarten’s New Year’s Eve party is a big deal most years. It’s a favourite for many reasons – the club knows how to throw a mega party over their 3 floors, it’s in prime position to get a good view of the midnight fireworks, and well, they typically recruit DJs that know how to keep you going until the early morning. So if you’re wanting to party hard in a club that’ll will have a guaranteed lively crowd, this party is for you. Oh, and if you can commit, buy a ticket before as it’s cheaper, and you won’t have to wait in the line. Check out the Facebook page for details.
End the year with a bang!
When: 2pm – 4am
Where: Charlie P’s
Charlie P’s has been a favourite Irish watering hole for a long while. For New Year’s, they’ve got a special deal for you at the restaurant, and a party with special cocktails as well, check out their event!Their restaurant, ‘It’s all about the meat, baby’, serves pub food that goes well beyond burgers.