Want to see the fireworks in Melbourne on New Year's Eve? Make a night of it before or after with fun events, luxurious banquets and plenty of bubbly. Book ahead and end 2022 on a high.

Arbory Afloat

Spend an evening aboard the new Ibiza-inspired Arbory Afloat. General admission includes beer, wine, spirits and deluxe canapes. Book a VIP package for seafood, free flowing champagne and cocktails. Prices start at $135, and you'll be in prime position to see fireworks lighting up the sky.

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Arbory Afloat

Bangpop

One of Melb's most laid-back NYE options can be found at Bangpop. Sit inside ($70pp min food spend) and order a la carte, stay as long as you like, and pay all together or separately! Book premium terrace seats ($40pp min food spend) and enjoy a bottomless bev package ($89pp) – including wine, beer, mocktails, soft drink and cocktail jugs. And yes, you'll be able to see the fireworks.

Transit Rooftop

One of Melbourne's most iconic rooftop bars is turning it all the way up for NYE. Score a complimentary cocktail on arrival, snack on roaming canapes all night long and bop to epic DJ sets. Get one of the best views in the city for the fireworks from the Transit balcony, then keep on dancing until 3am! Priced at $125pp.

A rooftop bar with views of the city skyline
Transit Rooftop

Life's Too Short

Wander down a hidden East Melbourne arcade to discover this delightful little spot, first opened in 1834. Book into Life's Too Short for NYE ($139pp) and enjoy a welcome cocktail, free flowing beer and wine. The delicious 3-course menu features antipasto platters, cheese boards and your choice of main.

Victoria

Splurge on a high-end experience to end the year with a (sophisticated) bang. Victoria, one of Melbourne's most beautiful new diners, is hosting a deluxe night out ($250pp). Enjoy cocktails and canapes on arrival, feast on an exquisite share plate menu, then watch the fireworks from the terrace.

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Victoria

Farmer's Daughters

All three levels of Farmers Daughters will be open on NYE. Book into the deli for a $79pp Chef's Selection, or go upscale in the restaurant. The 6-course menu is a more formal affair ($150pp), with matched wines available. The rooftop will be open from 2pm for walk-ins, so pop in for a cocktail or lush Victorian wine!

San Telmo

Settle in and enjoy the breezy outdoor dining at San Telmo. This Argentinian spot is getting a Casino Royale-inspired twist for New Year's, right down to the vesper martinis. Set menus include oysters with candied lemon rind, cheesy empanadas, seared Wagyu with caviar and the famous coconut flan. Adults $120 to 160pp, kids menu available for $50.

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San Telmo

Luci

Spend the last day of the year in luxurious grandeur at Luci's heritage listed dining hall. Five courses of high-end Italian will be served during this one-off event. Think house made ricotta and honey drizzled focaccia, oysters with cucumber granita, lamb shoulder and more. Adults $180, children $60.

Longrain

Eat to your hearts content with one of Longrain's famous banquets ($120pp). From oysters and kingfish to chargrilled prawns, five spice duck and snake bean salad, the flavours will be off the chart. End on toffee cake with Vietnamese coffee before you roll out the door for the rest of your night. Or dance the night away under the lanterns at upstairs Longsong.

Two women drinking cocktails in a bar
Longsong

General Assembly

Food, drinks and spectacular fireworks views are all included in the General Assembly's New Year's Eve package (from $140pp). Get into the groove with bottomless beer, wine, bubbles and spirits. Plenty of faves from the menu will be roaming around the venue to keep you fuelled up for the night ahead.

Front row seats at Marvel

Three exclusive spaces at Marvel will be transformed into premium dining experiences on New Year's. Dine on Australian beef in the Gallery, feast at the Medallion Terrace or enjoy iconic Chinese dishes from Lee Ho Fook in the elevated bar space. End your night with unparalleled views of the Docklands fireworks. Prices start from $375pp.

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Marvel Stadium

Melbourne Public

Dinner, drinks and dazzling fireworks views. At $100pp, Melbourne Public's NYE event is jam-packed with value. Choose from the glorious outdoor terrace, classic main bar or intimate dining room. Then get ready to dance when the entire venue turns into a giant late-night party. Located right by the river, it's another sparkling spot to watch the epic night-time show.

Freyja

Opulence awaits at Freyja on NYE. Seven courses of 'new Nordic' cuisine will be served during the sensational three-hour dinner (from $189pp). Paired with premium drops chosen by the in-house sommelier, no less. Then head up to level 35 for an exclusive view of the fireworks. Thirsty? Add on an extra champagne package for when the clock strikes 12pm!

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Arbory Bar and Eatery

Enjoy NYE riverside with all-inclusive drinks and canapes, DJs and live performances.

Riverland Bar

Unlimited beer, wine, bubbles and house spirits, plus plenty of food to get you through the night.

Matilda

The modern Australian menu honours native ingredients over a flaming open grill. From $170pp.

Chin Chin

Start with champagne specials and DJs at GoGo. Then enjoy an iconic feed me menu from $125pp.

Yakimono

Be transported to the sensory overload of Japan this NYE, with a flame-fired $165pp set menu.

Grill Americano

Enjoy freshly shucked Sydney rock oysters and the famous tiramisù in a multi-course tasting menu.

The Boatbuilders Yard

Enjoy an all-inclusive drinks & food package, plus DJ, in our indoor/outdoor beer garden.

Kisumé

Put yourself in the hands of the master chef for an exclusive multi-course menu. $395–$550pp.

San Telmo Restaurant

Enjoy Argentinian cuisine with a Casino Royale twist at this extravagant evening.

Society

Enjoy endless bubbles and a bespoke chef's menu then watch the fireworks from the terrace. $660pp.

Longrain

Includes oyster, beef, prawns, crab. duck and toffee cake. $120pp + wine matching.

Taxi Kitchen

Enjoy NYE above the crowds at Fed Square with a masquerade-themed dinner and drinks package.

Salted Egg

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a south-east inspired set menu.

The Q Melbourne

Celebrate NYE from the rooftop with signature Quincy cocktails and a Southeast Asian feast. $149pp.

Chancery Lane

Indulge in a decadent celebratory feast. A night of European-style indulgence awaits! From $150pp.

Hophaus Bar

Bubbles on arrival, canapes and beverage package. DJ and incredible views over the city and river.

P.J.O'Brien's Irish Pub

3-course set menu $85pp. Dining in the side bar, with live music in the main bar. Sláinte!

BearBrass

Secure a sweet spot by the river for NYE with a three-course meal from $130 per person.

Asado

Be transported to the tropics for this fiesta complete with live music and a vibrant set menu.

Ludlow Bar and Dining Room

Dine early or late, with views of the river & city skyline. 3-course set menu $89pp - $189pp.

Sunda

Enjoy a one-night-only set menu of Sunda's greatest dishes and never seen before creations for $250.

Aru

Book a special set menu with the famous seafood plate, dry-aged duck and kaya jam parfait for $260.

Palermo

Dress to impress at this swanky event with live music and a dazzling set menu.

Radii Restaurant & Bar

A 'feed me' menu for early revellers or those up late to enjoy the countdown.

Miss Mi

Indulge in an Asian inspired four-course set menu, for $180 per person.

Pastuso

Dive into an ocean-inspired event with the finest selection of seafood and a Peruvian twist.

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