It’s been a helluva year. Let’s bid it farewell in style. We’ve rounded up the best events to send off 2016. Fireworks not included.
Orana’s younger sibling, Blackwood on Rundle Street, will be putting on a spirited service for New Year’s Eve. Revel in casual luxury with a set-menu of their favourite dishes. Enter 2017 with a full stomach.
$77 per person. Reserve your place by calling (08) 8227 0344.
The Henry Austin
Bring in the New Year with a “Hootenanny” at The Henry Austin. You’ll get a feast of food and a glass of bubbles on arrival for $100, or let Max Mason and the team take care of dinner and drinks for $150. They’ll pair their finest wines alongside their favourite dishes from 2016.
$100 or $150 per person. Reserve your place by calling (08) 8223 2998.
The Hilton Adelaide is preparing a massive spread for New Year’s Eve. Start off with artisan bread, then crack open a delectable southern rock lobster. If you get all the way through the six courses, a citrus meringue awaits you at dessert.
$190 per person (including champagne and cocktail). Tickets can be purchased here
Botanic Gardens Restaurant
A five-course menu designed by head chef Paul Baker awaits you in the beautiful setting of the Botanic Gardens. There’s canapés and champagne upon arrival before a dinner matched with premium wines.
$210 per person. Reserve your place by calling (08) 8223 3526.
Enter 2017 from up high, with a great view at The Gallery rooftop bar. For 130 bucks, your ticket gets you a beer, wine, soft drink and spirits package, canapés served until midnight and an evening of entertainment from DJ Cloak Dagger.
$130 per person. Purchase tickets here.
The Sailing Club
Sam Worrall-Thompson (head chef and co-owner at Jack Ruby) will bring some of SA’s best eateries, winemakers and brewers to Harbour Masters Reserve from December 30 to January 1. If you want to keep partying after the big night, there’s a Gin Party on New Year’s Day.
Harbour Masters Reserve in Port Elliot. December 30 to January 1. $10 at the door.
New York-inspired venue BRKLYN is planning to go out with a bang before the year of the Trump begins. Celebrate the “end of the world” with good vibes and Mexican eats and drinks (think nachos, tacos, Patron tequila and sangria). No booking necessary, just rock up and shake the blues away.
Another free event to head along to, featuring prosecco, pilsners and spiced rum. DJs Jorge Watts, Ezee G and Goran will see you through the night with funk and house jams. Also: it’ll be happy hour until 2017!
Hains & Co
Drop an anchor at Hains & Co on New Year’s Eve and celebrate the end of 2016 with “The Admiral” Marcus Motteram and his merry crew. For only $20, you’ll have your spirits lifted with cocktails, gin, rum and tunes from bluesman Cal Williams Jr.
$20 per person pre-booked or $30 at the door. Book through email or call (08) 8410 7088.
Celebrate Supermild’s first year in its new digs with a no-frills NYE party. There’ll be cheap drinks, DJs and a sausage sizzle for your New Year’s snag cravings (yes, veggie options available too).
$5 entry at the door.