Don’t fancy a full-on raver’s NYE? We’ve picked seven of the best bars in the Square Mile for an easy-going evening of bubbles, fun and just a touch of sparkle. Swing by before the big bash for a liquid lunch, after dinner for a festive aperitif or book a table for a night of drinks with friends. 

1.    THE SPEAKEASY

There’s many a secret bar in London but this is one of our absolute favourites. Cocktails, craft beer and open until 3am.

WHERE: WM Barker & Co., EC2M 4NR
http://www.wmbarkerandco.uk/

2.    THE NEWCOMER
Newly opened! Need food with your drink? Three-course heavenly meaty menu served before the free NYE party night. Open until 2am. 

WHERE: Dirty Bones,  E1 6JX
http://dirty-bones.com/shoreditch

3.    THE WINE BAR
Vino, vino, vino. Skip the big party places, come here to sample wines instead (there’s a good 30 to choose from). There’s an in-house shop, too, so you can bring the best home with you.

WHERE:  Humble Grape, EC4Y 8EJ
http://www.humblegrape.co.uk/wine-bar-fleetstreet

4.    THE PUB
A well-loved city joint. If you want a low-key NYE and pre-midnight drinks, this is your spot. Open until 11pm.

WHERE: The Albion, EC4V 6AA
http://www.thealbionlondon.com/

5.    THE UBER-SWANKY
Pass the champers and the cigars, darling.

WHERE: Voltaire, EC4V 6DB
http://voltairebar.com/

6.    THE AWARD-WINNER
Yeah, alright, you’ll need a ticket for this one but £20 is a low price to pay to for an all-night, amazing NYE party. Dark, sexy, seductive.

WHERE: Forge, EC3 3ND
http://www.forgedinlondon.com/

7.    THE OTHER SPEAKEASY
We like a hidden bar, OK?! A bit of a challenge to find but that’s part of the fun. Just follow the sound of smooth jazz.

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WHERE: Found, EC2A 4QW
http://www.foundthebar.com/

- Piece by Almara Abgarian