New Year’s Eve is just around the corner! If you haven’t made plans yet, Vv Magazine has you covered with the best parties in Toronto.
It’s almost that time of year, or rather it’s almost the end of the year! Sad to see 2016 go? Us neither. Whether you’re looking for a low key night of fun, some suave glamour or a real big rager, our ultimate guide to New Year’s Eve 2017 parties in Toronto has all of the above. So bid farewell to the past and say hello to the year of 2017 – we have feeling it’s going to be a good one!
Bar + Dancing
Fresh Start New Year’s Eve at Rivoli with Indie88
334 Queen St. West
Indie88 presents a Fresh Start to the new year that will make all indie music lovers weak in the knees. Start off 2017 alongside members from Tokyo Police Club, Born Ruffians, Young Rival, The Elwins, and more. Plus party favours, champagne and a DJ set by Graham Walsh of Holy F**k will have you feeling elated by the time midnight rolls around.
Under the Big Top at the Drake Hotel
1150 Queen St. West
Come one, come all! It’s 2017 and The Drake Hotel has something huge planned this year – Under the Big Top to be exact, an over-the-top deluxe circus themed party. Spend time with the delightfully curious Hendrick’s Gin and start the night off with indulgent Drake eats + cocktails. End the night and 2016 with dancing and an epic countdown hosted by Champagna Enemea.
NYE at the Moulin Rougestone
1214 Queen St W
Are you a fan of Moulin Rouge? It just so happens The Gladstone Hotel is throwing down an exotic, cabaret themed spectacle. The night promises to be all glitz and glam so grab a dancing partner and raise a glass. The first 100 guests will receive complimentary glasses of Jack Daniel’s in the gallery – the speakeasy for the night, absinthe room included.
Donnie Darko 80s New Year’s Eve Party at the Velvet Underground
508 Queen St. West
If you’re a Donnie Darko fan then it’s time to WAKE UP, dance to 80s music at the Velvet Underground and ask, “why are you wearing that stupid man suit?” It’s going to be bigger and better than their legendary Stranger Things party so be prepared for some amazingly, weird and wonderful things to happen as you come closer and closer to midnight.
Chronologic: New Year’s Eve at The Garrison
1197 Dundas St. West
The famous Goin’ Steady DJs are returning to the Garrison for Chronologic: New Year’s Eve, or in other words a dance party through the ages. They’ll be playing everything starting with music from the 1890’s, right up to 2017, in (you guessed it) chronological order. So expect the unexpected and get ready to whip out some creative dance moves.
Restaurant + Lounge
NYE at Bar Reyna
158 Cumberland St.
For something a little more low-key and intimate, head to Bar Reyna and indulge in a delicious 5-course dinner. Start your night early and book between 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm for $55 per person. Or reserve between 9:00 pm and 10:00 pm for $85 per person, with music by a special guest DJ and a pink sparkling toast when the clock strikes midnight.
Under the Big Top at Drake One Fifty
150 York St.
The Drake One Fifty will be keeping with the circus theme as you take in another great New Year’s Eve spectacle. Indulge in a prix fixe menu, then wash it down with some Hendrick’s Gin cocktails and tarot card readings. Keep the party going and pair the countdown with some bubbly – you’ll be singing “Sweet Dreams” to 2016!
New Year’s Eve Bash at Thompson Toronto
550 Wellington St. West
Ring in 2017 with Grey Goose Vodka and Thompson Toronto, while you take in a stellar view from the Rooftop Lobby and Bar. Along with party favours, canapés will be served from 9pm to 11pm with a toast at midnight. Say farewell to 2016 and raise a glass to the 6ix.
New Year’s Eve Midnight Society at Colette Grand Cafe
550 Wellington St. West
Join Colette’s secret Midnight Society this New Year’s Eve for a swanky party of delectable cuisine, enticing spirits from an inclusive open bar, and cordial camaraderie. Unlock the mystery and experience it for yourself – a quaff of spirits at midnight will solidify a lifelong membership with Colette’s Midnight Society. Cocktail attire in effect.
Back to Electric Circus at the Carbon Bar
99 Queen St. East
For a night of dinner, DJs, and dancing, head to the Carbon Bar, where they’re paying homage to the Electric Circus, the club Citytv replaced at 99 Queen St. East when the station launched in 1972. Head their for 1 of 2 dinner seatings ($59-79) and indulge in a menu that includes Fishmonger and Pit Master Platters or stay there all night ($99)!
A Night in Paris at East Thirty-Six
36 Wellington St. East
Take a trip to Paris without leaving the city by partying at East Thirty-Six on New Year’s Eve. They’ll be serving up special $120 bottles of Moët and Belvedere from 10:00 pm to 3:00 am, with a Paris themed #selfie photo booth and lots of dancing. Or if you’re looking to kick off the evening with an intimate dinner, head there between 4:00 pm and 10:00 pm. They’ll be serving up $1 oysters with a free glass of Cava until 6:30 pm.
Circa 1926 NYE at Everleigh
580 King St. West
If you frequent clubs on a regular basis, then you’ll know the Everleigh has got your back. This year will be no different and you can guarantee Circa 1926 NYE will bring out an exquisite crowd. Enjoy the best classic hip hop, old school and top 40 while you countdown to midnight and send off 2016 like the Great Gatsby would.
Enchante New Years Eve at Maison Mercer
15 Mercer St.
Turn up, as you countdown to 2017 at Maison Mercer’s Enchante New Years Eve – an exquisite night of style and sophistication! Mike Jacinto will be spinning a mix of house, hip-hop and top hits, along with an opening set by Jason Chuck. You know it’s going to be a banger!
New Year’s Eve 2016: King Street Countdown at Brassaii
461 King St. West
Get ready for the official King Street West Countdown! Watch the minutes pass and when the clock strikes midnight bid farewell with elegance and class at Brassaii. Oh, and don’t forget to toast the guest of honour – 2017. Formal attire is required (21+ only event).
Revolution New Year’s Eve at REBEL
11 Polson St #1
Prepare yourself for Toronto’s largest and loudest countdown of 2017! REBEL will be throwing it down with a night full of entertainment, experiences, and surprises. If that sounds like what you had in mind, then join the revolution. Dress code in effect.
New Beers Eve at Mascot Brewery
31 Mercer St.
Love beer? Mascot Brewery and Odd Thomas will merge to create a “crafty” night of beers and cocktails. Chill out at the brewery for more of a relaxed beer-drinking time or head upstairs to the second floor for a wild dance party with flowing drinks and bumping beats by TRIBE and GRUMP. Oh, and along with beer they’ll have champagne too, because what’s a New Year’s toast without some bubbly?
New Year’s Eve Masquerade at The Addisons
456 Wellington St. West
Looking for a little mystery and some suave fun? The Addisons Residence will be hosting a New Year’s Eve Masquerade. Dress to impress, grab a mask and put on a sleek disguise. Complimentary champagne will be handed out for the midnight toast, along with appetizers and other party favours.
Royale Gala at the Palais Royale
1601 Lakeshore Blvd West
Fame Media presents Royale Gala NYE inside the glamorous Palais Royale’s modern ballroom. Overlooking a stunning view of Lake Ontario, the night will be all about putting on the ritz. Although, the evening will be just as fun as it will be elegant… they’ll be playing Top 40, mash-ups, and hip hop, along with live percussion by Soraya Lozano so you can sing your way into the new year.
NYE Carnival at Amsterdam Brewhouse
245 Queens Quay West
If you’re looking for something that has a more chill vibe on New Year’s Eve, head out to Amsterdam Brewhouse for a night of booze, fun and games. The 14,000 square foot brewery will become a Carnival for the night with DJs, Acrobats, Magicians, Illusionists and a midnight balloon drop. Not to mention you can start 2017 on a full stomach! They’ll be serving fresh wood oven baked pizza.
Shelter 325 NYE
325 Front St. West
If you’re looking to experience four parties at once, then Shelter 325 NYE is right up your alley. Kick 2016 to the curb and welcome the arrival of 2017 in four different rooms with four different kinds of tunes: house/techno, bass, live music, and disco/funk. Plus in the spirit of Shelter, a percentage of all proceeds will be donated directly to Toronto food banks, so you can start 2017 with a clear conscience, too.
5th Annual Back in the Day 90s New Year’s Eve
99 Sudbury St.
Get ready to feel hella nostalgic this New Year’s Eve. The 5th Annual Back in the Day 90s NYE party will be playing old school hip hop, R&B, dance, house, reggae, and pop from the 90s all night long at 99 Sudbury St. This banger will include a live countdown and extended bar open until 3 am. Or if you’re looking to get really rowdy, they also have bottle service packages available.
Majestic New Year’s Eve at the Fairmont Royal York
100 Front St. West
Famed Media presents, yet another spectacular party and you and over 3000 people are invited! Majestic New Year’s Eve will be taking over the The Concert Hall, Ball Room, and Canadian Room at the Fairmont Hotel in Toronto, with live music, cabaret and Gliss on Ice performances, and an optional 4-course dinner menu.
Dwayne Gretzky New Year’s Eve at Danforth Music Hall
147 Danforth Ave
Dwayne Gretzky will be ringing in the New Year the best way they know how – with all ya’ll down at the music hall. This year they’ll be accompanied by DJ Lazy Ray. Stay tuned for more info coming soon…
Plush New Year’s Eve at Loft404 Inspired Gatherings
263 Adelaide St. West
This party is as bougie as it sounds. The Plush New Year’s Eve party will be the first and only ceremonious gathering in a historic century loft at 263 Adelaide St. W. Explore the multiple living rooms and maze of nooks, while you jam to house tunes by DJs like SOUTH, Sadeq Sadeq, Matt Von Wilde, Totemic, Red Lion and more.
It’s Not U it’s Me: Farewell 2016 at 2nd Floor Events
461 King St. West
Join 2nd Floor Events as they wave goodbye to 2016. Like saying farewell to an ex, 2016 has been a little messy so make a clean exit and tell the world “it’s not you, it’s me” as you usher in 2017 on King St. West. Hopefully, our next 365 days will be a little brighter, but we think with a party like this you’ll be off to a good start.
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