Will you be in town on the last day of 2018? 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 2018 under the open sky in the Old Town. You can look forward to the light show, fireworks and a countdown! 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. 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, sensual scents and vivid colours. SaSaZu’s Chef Ari Munandar has put together special New Year´s Eve menu. Price per menu: 250 € plus 10% serving charge for two persons. More info.
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 great Slovak wines and buffet style dinner by one of the best Slovak chefs Jozef Riska. Price: 99 €. 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 and more info.
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: 59 €. Start: 18:30. More info.
For the supporters of the Grand festive season
Celebrate the last day of 2018 with a celebratory buffet-style dinner in the Grand Hotel River Park, a Luxury Collection Hotel. The menu includes wide choice of traditional & seasonal specialties. Price: 69 EUR per person (drinks excluded) or 99 EUR per person (unlimited beer, wine and mineral water consumption). FB event.
(source: Grand Hotel River Park)
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 oldies; second with salsa and third with kizomba music. All inclusive soft and alco drinks as well as a cabbage soup are included in the fee (40 € – 50 €). Dress code: Movie star. More info.
(source: La Bomba)
For those who like big commercial clubs
Enjoy your New Year’s Eve with the party people at the popular party place The Club. Tickets: 15 € per person (for standing, includes a welcome drink) or VIP 30€ per person (includes a bottle of Prosecco and antipasti for 5 persons). Facebook event.
For alternative party lovers
KC Dunaj will not disappoint you with its programme by DJ Gadzo.cz and Lovesong Orchestra. 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. The capacity is limited and therefore there is a chance you won’t get in if trying to buy the ticket on the spot. Facebook event.
(source: KC Dunaj)
For cocktail lovers
Welcome a new year in a popular Spin Cocktail Bar with their tasty cocktails and friendly staff. This is our top recommendation for all the cocktail lovers. Expect nothing less than impeccable cocktails and most friendly and professional staff. NO ENTRY FEE. Reservations at email@example.com or at +421918 778 023. More info.
(source: Spin Cocktail Bar)
For secret bar lovers
Spend last day of 2018 drinking amazing cocktails in one of the two secret bars, Old Fashioned! Ticket (20 €) includes a welcome drink. Live jazz music by La Jana & Her Cats. Bookings at 0911 030 034 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Facebook event.
For dancing queens and kings
Get ready for a dancing party on three stages! Popular DJs Mercy, Alex Alexsko Smith, Duncan and BPM will entertain you during the whole night. Entrance fee: 13 €/15-30 € on the spot. Dress code: casual, elegant or chic. Facebook event.
For wild but stylish rockers
Experience a wild New Year’s Eve party in a true rock bar/club Barrock. A welcome drink and a table booking are included in the ticket (20 €) or entry for 10 € on the spot if any places are left free. Music: DJ J.See. Book your spot via +421914 346 968 or email at email@example.com. FB event.
For those who like elegant classy gems
Say bye to 2018 in the elegant cocktail bar Le Club with delicious drinks and dance to the music of DJ Zbyno. Reservations to be made on +421 914 346 951 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 for 50 €. If you prefer no menu, you’ll pay no more than 20 € and 10 € after the midnight. Music by DJ Shaker and DJ Euro. Do your reservation via +421 911 253 625 or via email at email@example.com and look forward to a night full of exciting rhytms! More info.
(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 without a menu for 20 € and for 10 € after the midnight. Music by DJ Pufo & DJ Sound Tonic. Tickets can be booked via phone +421 914 346 952 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. FB event.
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 Tripler. Tickets can be booked via phone +421 914 346 950 or email email@example.com. FB event.
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 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 Spin. Reservations on +421 907 704 849 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. FB event.
For those who prefer small intimate bars
Celebrate the New Year in the favorite NU Spirit Bar with a stereodisco party starting already at 21:00 with DJs Mishek & Jenal! 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 techno sets by many various DJs in Subclub. Tickets from 12 €. 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. FB event.
Another option is IXEL which prepared rad techno line-up for the evening. Pre-sales: 20 € (tickets for both IXEL and Radost), VIP: 200 € (entry for 5 people with the bottle service, VIP bar & catering. Reservation needed by 27.12.), on the spot: 13 – 16 €. 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 39.90 €. Facebook event.
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.
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 performed by the Slovak vocal formation Fragile and watch SND ballet ensemble. Tickets.
Another option is an operette in three acts Bat in German language. Tickets.
Author: Zuzana Mytna