Goodbye 2017, hello 2018! Here are 30+ ways to ring in the new year.
5 pm Hasselhoff NYE @ Otto’s Bierhalle, 1087 Queen St. W. This NYE, Otto’s is embracing taking the Hassle Off your plans, and then making a resolution to never engage in word play again. No cover, no tickets, no hassles, and free burgers at midnight. Yes, FREE burgers at midnight! Reserve a table here or just show up for all your German food and partying needs.
6 pm Drake Hotel NYE 2018 @ The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W. Start your countdown to the ball drop with Drake eats and drinks, the best tunes from Kayo, Grump, and Boosie Fade, and all the comforts of your very own living room (without the clean up). Advance tickets available online.
6 pm Drake Commissary NYE 2018 @ The Drake Commissary, 128-A Sterling Ave. No cover, no prix-fixe, no pressure this New Year’s Eve. Ring it in with the Drake Commissary eats and drinks + Dee Jay Ing and SAYZON spinning ’til after the ball drops.
6 pm Fire & Ice New Years Eve Bash @ Northern Maverick Brewing Co., 115 Bathurst St. Four-course meal offered at two seating times (6 or 9 pm) for $65 + HST followed by DJ Franky J spinning tunes from 10 pm onwards (no cover). The event will be complete with a Fire Flair Bartending Show, Double Ice Shot Luge Sculpture, and bubbly at midnight! Call (416) 540-4030 or click here to reserve.
7 pm New Beers Eve @ Mascot Brewery, 31 Mercer St. Mascot Brewery and Odd Thomas merge, offering two distinctive yet complimentary vibes for revelers. On the ground floor, Mascot serves up a three-course prix fixe dinner prepared by Chef Jon Williams and celebrates the New Year with craft beers and cocktails. Upstairs, you’ll find a wild dance party with the drinks flowing and beats bumping. $20-50 advance tickets available online.
8 pm It’s a F*cking NYE Kegger @ SPiN, 461 King St. W. Enter into the basement party of dorm room dreamz with DJs Stew Innes and Jeremy Ing spinning ’90s hip-hop and house party classics, gooey grilled cheese, late night pizza, never ending bowls of chips, drink specials like it’s 2005, ping pong, and plenty of surprises. $30 advance tickets available online.
9 pm No Parents. No Bedtime. No Rulez NYE @ Track & Field, 860 College St. It’s a good ol’ fashioned high school NYE party and you’re invited! Trashy high school decor, complimentary jello shots at midnight, DJ Brains4Brkfst playing high school guilty pleasures on actual speakers, a real dance floor, and an official NYE countdown so nobody has to look at their phone. Fancy alcoholic prize for the group of friends having the most fun (srsly). $20 advance tickets available online.
9 pm Y2K NYE @ The Baby G, 1608 Dundas St. W. Good Kids bring their monthly 2000s party to The Baby G this NYE. Get ur freak on to Daft Punk, Justice, Uffie, Sebastian, Kid Cudi Missy Elliot, Destiny’s Child, Justin Timberlake, Aaliyah, LCD Soundsystem, Spice Girls, Gorillaz, Britney Spears, The Strokes, TLC, The White Stripes, and more. $15-20 advance tickets available online.
9 pm Studio 1214 New Year’s Eve Disco Party @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. Bring in 2018 with glitter, gold, pop art, bubbles, queens, and an absolutely epic dance party at Studio 1214, the Gladstone’s resurrection of the infamous Studio 54! Relive the glory days of glamour and disco, filled with champagne and non-stop dancing, extravagance and excess, all at this glamorous affair. $65 tickets available online.
9 pm A Big Sound New Year’s @ The Mod Club, 722 College St. Toronto’s biggest and best classic soul/Motown orchestra is back to see the year out in style! Featuring a full band on deck, classic soul tunes care of DJ Wes Allen, confetti, balloons, champagne, and more. $35 in advance, $45 at the door.
9 pm Dwayne Gretzky Infinity Ball: New Year’s 2018 @ Enercare Centre, 100 Princes’ Blvd. Local supergroup Dwayne Gretzky secured the largest dance floor they could find and bought up all the mirrors so you crazy diamonds can shine on and on, from 2018 to infinity. Together with event producers Young Offenders, they’ll be transforming the Enercare Centre into a reflective palace filled with art installations, food, photo ops, and surprise moments. $75-85 advance tickets available online.
9 pm Bangs & Blush Present: NYE ’18 @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Bangs & Blush is ringing in 2018 bigger and better than ever with a full bar take over! ’90s in the front and bangers in the back. $25 advance tickets available at Clinton’s (includes all-night line bypass).
9 pm Guilty Pleasures New Year’s Eve @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. End the year with Sneaky Dee’s! Playing guilty pleasures all night, from the ’50s to today. $15 advance tickets available online.
9 pm Straight Cash Homie: NYE Edition @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. A dance party to send off a year that could have been better. Expect to hear tunes by SZA, Travis Scott, Post Malone, Lil Uzi Vert, Rihanna, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Migos, Cardi B, Tory Lanez, Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, and more, selected by V△NESS△ and Chayne. $11 in advance, more at the door.
9 pm Dance Dance Resolution @ The Rec Room, 255 Bremner Blvd. Dance Dance 2017 away! Light up the dance floor, show off your moves in the DDR Showdown, and enjoy a midnight toast. DJ Mensa on the decks + games and giveaways throughout the night. $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
9 pm F’unreal Presents: Crew Year’s Eve @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Pals Tyler Johnston, Warren Bray, Andy Slater, Lowell Sostomi, and Andrew Kekwich bangin’ out mental jams for you to cross into the New Year with! $20 at the door + $38 bottles of champagne at the bar while quantities last.
9 pm Stones Place NYE @ Stones Place, 1255 Queen St. W. Join DJ DangerCat for a night of ’50s-70s Motown, soul, rock ‘n’ roll, and all your favourite dance floor/jukebox favourites. Champagne! Balloons! Friends! Fun! $20 at the door.
9 pm Lost Boyz NYE: Neva Neva Land @ Bangarang, 552 College St. Take a trip to Neva Neva Land, a magical hip-hop haven full of Lost Boyz and Lost Gurlz, twinkly lights, misty dance floors, Big Daddy Hook, Lil Tink, Yung Rufio, DJ Death Cohen, a midnight to end all midnights, and all the pirate-style shenanigans you can handle. $20 advance tickets available online.
9 pm Forever 54: New Year’s Eve 2018 @ Wayla Bar, 996 Queen St. E. Join DJs Cory Activate and Dwayne Minard as they take you on a magical journey through the Studio 54 disco era. $10 advance tickets available online.
9 pm SVFE New Year’s Eve @ Smiling Buddha, 961 College St. House, hip-hop, dancehall, club, baile funk, afrobeat + everything and anything in between to get you sweaty! With selectors Boston Cherry, Wavgods, ABSCVND, Ace Dillinger, J Lai, Iced Misto, Berma, M4RS, and Mana Lang. $15-20 advance tickets available online.
9 pm NYE @ Amsterdam BrewHouse, 245 Queen’s Quay W. Amsterdam BrewHouse is taking things back to the Roaring Twenties this New Year’s Eve, with live flappers, tunes by DJ Sanga Genesis, a horn selection, two-story midnight 1,000 balloon drop, complimentary bubbly toast, noisemakers, and more. It’s an anti-prohibition/1920s theme, so dress to impress. $49-73 advance tickets available online.
9 pm Cleanup On Aisle 3000 NYE Party @ Lucky Shrike, 850 Dundas St. W. CLEARANCE! 2017 MUST GO! An easy-listening pop (’til you drop) party featuring drink specials, No Frills snacks, and DJs Bob Loblaw and Price Check playing the hummable music of Sugar Ray, Natalie Imbruglia, Deep Blue Something, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Sheryl Crow, Alanis, Eagle Eye Cherry, Sister Hazel, The Cardigans, Len, Third Eye Blind, Sixpence None The Richer, etc.
9 pm Steam Whistle NYE House Party @ Steam Whistle Brewing, 255 Bremner Blvd. Steam Whistle is turning their home, The Roundhouse, into the ultimate house party with themed rooms, DJs, live karaoke, and plenty of Pilsner to ring in the New Year with your friends. The Living Room: Classic video games, the ball drop on the big screen + Jayemkayem, Freeza Chin, and That’s Mr Lee playing the freshest hits and classic party jams. The Bedroom: Lounge on the couch and play YOUR jams on the stereo (AUX cord included). The Basement: Belt out your favourite party jams with Good Enough Live Karaoke. $60 advance tickets available online (includes free coat check, non-alcoholic beverages, and a snap in the family photo booth).
9:30 pm Chronologic New Year’s Eve @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. A dance party through the ages! The Goin’ Steady DJs play the absolute best dance tracks from every era – unexpect the accepted except exceptional exceptions and DANCE. Pop and antipop from 1890 to 2018, played in chronological order. $30 advance tickets available online.
9:30 pm NYE Glam Jam: Retro Roadshow @ Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd. The retro video dance party you don’t want to miss! ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s music videos on the main floor and ’90s, 2000s, and current tunes in the lower lounge + a photo booth to capture your NYE memories. $15 in advance up to December 30th, $20 at the door (includes party favours and sparkling wine toast).
9:30 pm The Dude’s New Year’s: The Big Lebowski @ Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W. Ring in the New Year with The Dude! Join comedian and host Thomas Rivas for the fifth annual Dude’s New Year’s event featuring The Big Lebowski. Hundreds of “Little Achievers” will ring in the New Year in style (sunglasses and bathrobes recommended). From the very first frame until well after the ball drops, even the nihilists will have something to believe in. Watch the countdown on the big screen and toast the New Year. Don’t forget to visit the White Russian Express Bar! Doors at 8 pm, screening at 9:30. $22 tickets (includes screening, one drink, popcorn, and party favours) available online.
10 pm Box Of Kittens Presents PoP! NYE 2018 @ The Redwood, 1300 Gerrard St. E. Whether you’re looking to start 2018 off with a bang or slam the door on the year that was, Box Of Kittens invites you to celebrate together with two floors of bass, dub, house, techno, and friends. Room One: Greg Gow, Mike Gibbs, Jamie Kidd, Bob Sexton(e), Sara Simms, and Diana McNally. Room Two: DJ Quesquecest and MC King Selah, Niko, Jonah K, Fritz, Faetal, and Rollin’ Cash. $35-45 in advance, more at the door.
10 pm NYE @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. DJ Markoshi playing mad party tunes all night, no cover, no pretentious bullshit – just a fun time! Motown, old school hip-hop, ’80s/90s retro, and guilty pleasures.
10 pm NYE 2018 @ Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Everything you need and want all under one roof! Parts & Labour! Dinner service upstairs from 6-11:30 pm; Family Business hosting the countdown in The Shop with a night of hip-hop, R&B, and dancehall + black lights, fog machines, and more. Limited $15 advance tickets available online, more at the door.
10 pm Bambi’s NYE @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. A year-long moment slows down to the beat of a drum… with DJs Ciel, Andrew Ross, and Théorie Soundsystem. Champagne for everyone at midnight. $10.
10 pm Beam Me Up: New Year’s Eve Disco @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. On the cusp of a new year, Beam Me Up looks back to the disco era and their favourite messages of love, peace, and understanding in the form of funk, jazz, soul, boogie, rare groove, reggae, gospel, and proto-house! Anticipate an inclusive, amorous movement soundtracked by transcendent tunes of positivity and of matchless dance floor magnificence, provided by Patchouli Brothers and Cyclist. $15 at the door.
10 pm Donnie Darko: ’80s New Year’s Eve Party @ Velvet Underground, 508 Queen St. W. Sometimes you have to ask yourself, “Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?” and then dance to ’80s music while ringing in the New Year. Costumes encouraged. $15 advance tickets available online.
10 pm Back In The Day: ’90s NYE @ Revival, 783 College St. A tribute to ’90s hip-hop, R&B, dance, house, reggae, and pop, featuring two floors of balloon decor and confetti cannons, live midnight countdown, and extended bar until 3 am. Limite $30 advance tickets available online.
10 pm Lazy Susans: NYE Edition @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Ring in the New Year right with DJs spinning hip-hop, Rnb, soul, rap, trap, and dirty south.
10 pm New Year’s Eve Rooftop Silent Disco @ Hemingway’s, 142 Cumberland St. DJs battle on the rooftop of Hemingway’s for your attention, spinning a range of ’80s, ’90s, 2000s, top 40, hip-hop, R&B, and more. How’s a silent disco work? Upon arrival, you’ll receive a pair of special wireless headphones that allow you to choose between up to three DJs with a flip of a switch. $20 in advance and at the door.
10:30 pm Rewind @ Thoroughbred Food + Drink, 304 Richmond St. W. Don’t get stuck waiting in lines, don’t lose your friends in huge clubs, and definitely don’t overpay for your tickets. Thoroughbred’s got you covered with DJs General Eclectic and Gil Masuda spinning nothing but disco, boogie, and funk to get you on your feet as we salute the end of 2017. $10-15 advance tickets available online.
12:30 am Ruffles @ Remix Lounge, 1305 Dundas St. W. A two thousand eighteen vibe. Music by Kimberly Bianca, Kristie Muller, Karim Olen Ash, Young Teesh, and Tona Maradiaga, with hosts Nadia Gohar, Septemberism, and Stephanie Muller. With unforeseen guests and blacklight, so wear your pretty frills. (This party begins at 12:30 am in the hopes that we all have our own intimate, warm, and emotional countdown experience.)