Will you be in town on the last day of 2017? Are you searching for a last minute program? There’s a lot going on on the New Year’s Eve in Bratislava, and you can have fantastic experience in restaurants, bars as well as most diverse clubs. Here is our pick of the best things to do to say bye to this year :)
NEW YEAR’S EVE IN BRATISLAVA’S OLD TOWN – OUTSIDE
For those who like crowds
You will be able to celebrate the last day of 2017 under the open sky in the Old Town. You can look forward to the light show, fireworks and open air dance party! The main program will take place at the Square of Ľ. Štúr and Hviezdoslav’s Square. A special countdown timer will be placed at Ľ. Štúra Square to follow time until the midnight and to start the fireworks from the nearby boat on the Danube river. The best spot to watch the fireworks show will be thus from Ľ. Štúra Square. Details.
(source: Bratislava – hlavné mesto Facebook)
NEW YEAR’S EVE IN RESTAURANTS
For those who want to dine at the Castle
An unforgettable view from the Castle Hill and great food are main attractions of Hradna Hviezda‘s restaurant offer. You can check the menu alternatives on the official website. Price: 55 €. Booking.
For exotic food enthusiasts
Celebrate the New Year’s Eve in the Wonderland of tastes, scents, colors and love. Accept this invitation to the world of culinary experience at SaSaZu restaurant. They will serve 8 course menu full of delicious meals. Price per menu: 249 €. Menu is sharing style for two persons. Please note that they are accepting bookings only for 2 persons, 4 persons, 6 persons or 8 persons. For bigger groups please contact them at email@example.com. More info.
For Asian food lovers
For those who want to experience iconic New Year’s Eve celebration
Celebrate the arrival of the new year in a grand style, at one of the most iconic places of Bratislava, at Hotel Carlton. You can enjoy live music, Christmas punch and buffet style dinner by one of the best Slovak chefs Jozef Riska. Price: 89 €. Tickets.
(source: Savoy restaurant Facebook)
For those who want to enjoy the fireworks from the first row
Aucafe restaurant offers excellent view of the Danube river and is a perfect spot for watching the fireworks only few meters away. Ticket includes a welcome drink, a 4-course menu and a cabbage soup. Price: 79 €. Booking at 0903 902 362 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Facebook event.
For those whose hearts beat for beer
For those who want to experience old Bratislava
Spend the last evening of the year at Stefanka restaurant – a legend with a unique atmosphere of old Pressburg. It is located in a historical building of an eclectic style from 1897 at the corner of Palisády and Štefánikova Street. The ticket includes a welcome drink. a three course menu, a midnight drink, new year’s cabbage soup, live band music and a DJ. Tickets: 49 €. Start: 19:00. More info.
For the burger addicts
If you cannot imagine even one day without a burger, choose this event – except of delicious burgers, welcome drinks and good music, you will be able to enjoy one of the best view in the city! FREE ENTRY. Facebook event.
For the supporters of the Grand festive season
Celebrate the last day of 2017 with a buffet-style dinner in the Maria Theresa Ballroom of the Grand Hotel River Park, a Luxury Collection Hotel. The package includes accommodation, buffet style breakfast at Riverbank Restaurant, Buffet style Dinner with drinks package & entry to ZION SPA LUXURY and live music. Price: from 229 EUR per person, 272 EUR for two in a double room per night. More info.
(source: Grand Hotel River Park)
For the retro style with a fancy atmosphere fans
Join a retro style party at the UFO restaurant. You can look forward to a 10 course degustation menu, a welcome drink and non-alcoholic open bar. Start: 19:00. Reservations: email@example.com. More info.
For pampering New Year’s Eve
Enjoy a 4-course dinner and a welcome drink at the premises of hotel Arcadia.Price: 69 €. Start: 19:00. Reservation needed at +421 2 5949 05 00 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More info.
NEW YEAR’S EVE IN CLUBS & BARS
For hot-blooded Latino dancers
Spend the last hours of the old year in the popular La Bomba at their all-inclusive Latino party! Enjoy three stages: one with disco hits; second with salsa and third with kizomba music. A welcome drink, soft and alco drinks as well as a cabbage soup are included in the fee (32 € – 50 €). Dress code: White – casual. More info.
(source: La Bomba)
For alternative party lovers
KC Dunaj will not disappoint you with the French band Attentat Fanfare, DJ Julah and DJ Matthew. Entrance fee (29 €) includes a bottle of wine or champagne, cabbage soup, sandwiches and other refreshments. You will have a splendid view on the midnight fireworks from their terrace! Tickets can be bought in person in KC Dunaj in advance. No possibility to buy the ticket on the spot. Facebook event.
(source: KC Dunaj)
For secret bar lovers
Spend last day of 2017 drinking amazing cocktails in one of the two secret bars, Old Fashioned! Ticket (15 €) includes a welcome drink, snacks and sitting at the bar. For booking this or for a table reservation, contact them at 0903876514 or at email@example.com. Facebook event.
(source: Spin Cocktail Bar)
For dancing queens and kings
Get ready for a dancing party on three stages! Popular DJs Mercy, Alex Alexsko Smith and BPM will entertain you during the whole night. Entrance fee: 13 €/15-17 € on the spot. Facebook event.
For wild but stylish rockers
Experience a wild New Year’s Eve party in a true rock bar/club Barrock. A welcome drinkand a table booking are included in the ticket (20 €). Music: DJ J.See. Book your spot via +421914346968 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. More info.
For those who like elegant classy gems
Say bye to 2017 in the elegant cocktail bar Le Club with delicious drinks and dance to the music of DJ Zbyno. The ticket (40 €) includes snacks, a welcome drink and a reserved table in the club room or lounge. The cheaper alternative (20 €) includes a welcome drink and a reserved table in the club room or lounge. Reservations to be made on +421 914 346 951 or via email email@example.com. More info.
For excitement seekers
There’s a four-course dinner, a welcome drink and a midnight cabbage soup waiting for you in Rio Grande. All this, with a reserved table, will cost you 50 €. If you are OK just with a welcome drink and a reserved table, you’ll pay no more than 20 €. Music by DJ Shamell in the club and DJ Charlie Brown in the restaurant. Do your reservation via +421 911 25 36 25 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and look forward to a night full of exciting rhytms!
(source: Rio Grande)
For dancing stars who like packed clubs
See in the New Year in style in Primi, downtown, and enjoy the 2 floors of different music played all night long! This place is a must-do party for the devotees of commercial music. A four-course menu, a midnight cabbage soup, a welcome drink and reserved table = 40 €. You can choose also a second option of a welcome drink and a booked table for 20 €. Music by DJ Pufo & DJ Knockout. Tickets can be booked via phone +421914346952 or email email@example.com.
Another option is Primi in Eurovea shopping center with a four-course menu, a midnight cabbage soup, a welcome drink and reserved table = 49 €.Music by DJ Sanchez. Tickets can be booked via phone +421914346950 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For fans of mainstream
The TRAFO Music Bar is underground a palace from the 18th century and is preparing a night full of great music (house, hip-hop, R’N’B) for its visitors. You will pay 30 € for a ticket which includes snacks, a welcome drink and a reserved table. Music by DJ Squeeze & DJ Johnny de City. Reservations on +421 907 704 849 or at email@example.com.
For those who prefer small intimate bars
Celebrate the New Year in the favorite NU Spirit Bar with a party starting already at 21:00 with DJs Hans, Tasun & Kinet! Entry: 10,00 €. Facebook event.
For those who want to escape the commercial atmosphere
Join a mix of many DJs (L Plus, Yanko Kral, Olis Bakulu b2b Slight, Sabotage, Stame, Fancy & UnclPete) for an uplifting New Year’s Eve in the NU Spirit Club. Entry: 22:00 – 00:00 10€, 00:00 – 05:00 15€, 05:00 – 10:00 5€. Facebook event.
For drum and bass music lovers
In the centre of Bratislava and with ideal view on the fireworks over the Castle and SNP Bridge, kick out the old year with perfect drum&bass sets by many various DJs in Subclub. Tickets 9,00 € in pre-sale until 24.12. And 10,00 €, 12 € when bought on the spot till 24:00, 14 € after midnight, 5 € if you come after 4:00 :D Facebook event.
For fans of techno and house music
Radost is the only real techno club in Bratislava, even though being small in size, but with great music. It will play house music on NYE night. Another option is IXEL which prepared a house line-up for the evening. Facebook event.
For hard rock music fans
Welcome the New Year in a rock style in RockOK and with quality music performed by DJ Rado Messa. Besides good music and great entertainment, drinks and various fun competitions will be waiting for you. FREE ENTRY! Facebook event. Booking at 0917 762 565.
For enjoying various music genres
Re:fresh Club promises fun, crazy dancing, smiling friends and good food! Re:fresh restaurant also announced re:capitulation and that is why they offer the very best of their menu combined into a special four course New Year’s Eve Menu. Tickets from 35 €. Facebook event.
For those who like cabaret shows
Party til the sun comes up on 2017 in the Red Cat Cabaret Club in the “Studio 54” style. If you are looking for an interesting and unexpected program, like to dress up originally and don’t mind enjoying tasty drinks in a vintage bar, this might be the place for you. Tickets cost 65 € – 80 € and include cold and warm buffets, after midnight chicken soup and midnight toast drink. Facebook event.
(source: Red Cat Cabaret Club)
For those who love oldies
Unique Club is located in Mlynska Dolina, a student area with many clubs to enjoy. The NYE party will be held in a video oldies music style. Facebook event.
For those who like Slovak style
Slovak pub is THE place where you want to try all the traditional Slovak stuff. On 31st December, you can look forward to the DJ Setonji (20:00 – 01:00). Meals will be served until 22:30. FREE ENTRY. Reservations at+421 2 529 263 67 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More info.
NEW YEAR’S EVE DIFFERENTLY
For cultural freaks who love opera and ballet
An alternative program for cultural enthusiasts who do not speak Slovak. You will be able to listen to popular melodies from famous opera pieces in interpretation of renowned Slovak and foreign opera singers and enjoy elegant shows of talented artists. The program starts at 16:00, duration: 50 minutes. Tickets 20 – 50 €. Get them here.
For those who like to laugh
If you belong to a high-brow audience, like comedy and understand some Slovak, enjoy a theater performance in Nova scena. „Sluha dvoch sefov“ is a humorous piece taking place in 1960. Start: 17:00. Details.
For those who want to party on the boat
If you search for something non-traditional, consider welcoming 2018 from the Danube river! The ticket includes a welcome drink, a 3-course dinner and a cold and warm buffet. Live music and fireworks are a must! Ticket: 79 €. Reservations: tel. +421 944 333 933. Facebook event. More info.
(source: Botel Pressburg Facebook)
Author: Zuzana Mytna