From the Roaring Twenties to Back to the Future and ’90s MUCH Music VJ Legend Master T – we’ve got 34 different ways for you to ring in 2015!
5 pm New Year’s Luau @ Thoroughbred Food & Drink, 304 Richmond St. W. First annual New Year’s Luau with DJs Caff and Fathom! $45 pig roast (vegetarian options available; dinner guarantees entry). To reserve your spot, call (416) 551-9221 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
6 pm One Night Only @ The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W.One Night Only combines delicious bites, cold cocktails, and hot tunes for an indulgent, high energy celebration! Channel your inner wild child ’cause the Drake is dining and dancing all night long. Delight in one of the over-the-top party options ($45 and up) + book your New Year’s Eve romp by calling (416) 531-5042 ext. 1 or emailing email@example.com.
7 pm NYE Bash with Ride The Tiger & DJ Misty @ Junction City Music Hall, 2907 Dundas St. W. Featuring three sets by soul sensations Ride The Tiger + DJ Misty spinning in between and into the New Year! Ticket includes complimentary snacks provided by The Hole in the Wall T.O. and a glass of bubbly. Fancy dress is encouraged! $25 advance tickets available online.
8 pm SPiN in the New Year @ SPiN Toronto, 461 King St. W. (lower level). Ping pong social club SPiN Toronto rings in 2015 in style with an epic New Year’s Eve house party! Guests looking for an unforgettable evening of awesome can advance book a special NYE package that includes a ping pong table, champagne, and a punch bowl + bites for 8 to 12 people. Last-minute party-goers are welcome to drop by to enjoy drinks, play some ping pong, and dance the night away. SPiN Toronto’s House DJs will spin throughout the evening to keep guests pumped up and moving all night long. No cover, no dress code, no guest list.
8:30 pm The Dude’s New Year’s: The Big Lebowski @ Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W. Ring in the New Year with The Dude! Join Bloor Cinema for the third annual Dude’s New Year’s event featuring The Big Lebowski. Host and comedian Freddie Rivas and hundreds of “Little Achievers” will ring in the New Year in style (sunglasses and bathrobes recommended). Watch the countdown on the big screen and toast the New Year. Don’t forget to visit the White Russian express bar! $20 tickets (includes screening, one drink, popcorn, and party favours) available through Bloor Hot Docs.
8:30 pm Rich Aucoin New Year’s Eve @ Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W. Lee’s Palace and Indie 88 Present: Rich Aucoin + guests TBA. Bonus Late Night Greatest Karaoke Set Ever. $17.50 advance tickets available at Rotate This, Soundscapes, the Horseshoe Tavern, and online.
9 pm Master T New Year’s Party @ Smiling Buddha, 961 College St. ’90s MUCH Music VJ Legend Master T is coming to the Smiling Buddha to ring in the New Year right. Featuring a ’90s video dance party, complimentary appetizers, and a champagne toast at midnight. $15 advance tickets available at Smiling Buddha, The Central (603 Markham St.), and online; $20 at the door.
9 pm Bangs & Blush Present: NYE ’15 @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. After four years of Bangs & Blush New Year’s Eve parties at Clinton’s, Lindsay and Brittney have got this shit down, and it’s going to be the best BANG for your BLUSH this December 31st! Tear up the dance floor to all of your favourite party songs from the ’50s to NOW! Ladies, sport your sparkliest party dresses and gents, class it up with a suit and/or bow-tie. $20 advance tickets available for purchase at Clinton’s.
9 pm Bitch Craft NYE @ Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W.Put on your super fun ~sequin~ top and head to Parts & Labour for Bitch Craft’s NYE party! Ring in the New Year with loud tunes from DJs Blonde & Redhead in The Shop and Kikileaks on the main floor. $10.
9 pm Lower West Side NYE @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. Return to the Roaring Twenties with the Lower West Side New Year’s Eve party! Harking back to the days of the roaring twenties, when gentlemen sipped whiskey and smoked cigars, flappers tap-danced and cocktails were served surreptitiously in teacups. $50 advance tickets available online(includes midnight toast), $70 at the door.
9 pm Piston New Year’s Eve Fam Jam @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Six of The Piston’s top parties join forces to bring you the most eclectic music mix of any party in the city. Expect to hear mixes by DJs representing all of your favourite Piston parties, including Juicebox, Rebel Hop, With It, Synthesexer, Beam Me Up, and Shindig! Until 4 am. $15 advance tickets available at The Piston, $20 at the door.
9 pm RIP 2014 @ Brooklynn, 1186 Queen St. W. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of the beloved year 2014. At the tender age of one, 2014 leaves us in the presence of good friends and family in the comfort of Brooklynn Bar. Anyone who met 2014 will always remember its infectious nature, filled with joy and laughter. It is with bittersweet emotions that we say goodbye to 2014, a year not to be forgotten and whose memory will live on eternally. Expect: all back everything, DJs playing a variety of genres, no bullshit, and much more! $15 advance tickets available online.
9 pm Studio 1265 NYE @ Bambi’s & Mr. Flamingo, 1265 Dundas St. W. An obligatory night of wonder at the intersection of all things vibe. Dinner and dancing, above and below. There will be two dinner seatings; one at 7 pm ($40), and another at 9 pm ($80) for those of you who want to stay all night. They’ll provide a glass of bubbly to toast in the New Year at midnight. (If you want to skip dinner altogether and just show up for the party, that’s ok too.) Jason Fowler & Joel Eel (Magnifique), Jason Ulrich & Basic Soul Unit (LAB.OUR Music), and Smokebreak (Le Shifrer) upstairs + Gingy (Clone/Turbo), Nautiluss (Hemlock/Turbo), and Andrew Ross (Love Below) downstairs. Advance dinner tickets available at Mr. Flamingo, apres-dinner celebration tickets ($30) available at Bambi’s and Grasshopper Records (1167 Dundas St. W.).
9 pm The Big Sound New Year’s @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club, 722 College St. The Big Sound is throwing their first-ever New Year’s celebration. Full band on deck! Multiple sets! Mirth! Confetti! Balloons! Bang-a-gong! Nothing but classic soul tunes care of DJ Wes Allen. $25 advance tickets available at Rotate This and Soundscapes, $35 at the door.
9 pm Dwayne Gretzky NYE 2015 @ Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave. Dwayne Gretzky caps off their biggest year to-date with their biggest show to-date! Includes many surprises, special guests, and a healthy sprinkling the weird and wild themes that made Dwayne’s 2014 one to remember. Toronto’s top crate-diggin’ dynamo, Lazy Ray will keep the party grooving between sets with a healthy dose of classics and contemporaries from his extensive vinyl collection. All of the New Year’s Eve decor bells and whistles provided by: Young Offenders Collective. $25-40 advance tickets available at Rotate This, Soundscapes, Danforth Music Hall, and online.
9 pm NYE @ 159 Manning Ave. Tim McCready celebrates 10 years at 159 Manning! DJ sets by Justin Peroff, Sunclef, Elaquent, and Taiza + musical performances by Buck 65, Plus Taxxx, Milk Lines, Green Rays, Wave of Terror, and Boylord feat. Raymi the Minx! $15 at the door, $20 after 1 am. BYOB.
9 pm NYE 2015 @ Amsterdam Brewhouse, 245 Queens Quay W. With one night left of 2014, the Amsterdam BrewHouse will be putting on a first class evening of all night partying, inspired by the 1920’s. Indulge your vices with Ontario’s original craft brewer – the party won’t stop until the taps run dry! Limited $39.95 advance tickets available online (includes free transportation, extended liquor license until 3 am, no-hassle coat check, live entertainment, six local DJs, and NYE swag).
9 pm Champagne Showers @ Tattoo, 567 Queen St. W. Hip-hop, club anthems, R&B, and house + complimentary midnight champagne toast, Hors d’oeuvres, heart0pounding sound system and laser show, special performances, and more! Two floors, two sounds, one wild party. $20 early bird tickets available online.
9 pm Studio Bar NYE @ Studio Bar, 824 Dundas St. W. With DJs Big Jacks and HRMXNY + $4.50 beers and bar rail until 11:30 pm. Bottle Packages: two bottles of non-premium, one bottle of champagne, and six admissions for $375 or two bottles of premium, one bottle of champagne, and six admissions for $475 (prices include tax, exclude 18% gratuity). Call (416) 815-7823 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for bottle service reservations or bookings. $15 at the door all night long.
9 pm Chill Year’s Eve @ Montauk, 765 Dundas St. W. Are you indecisive? Are you the type of person that at 9:30, you and your party, are saying, “But seriously, what are we doing tonight?” Rejoice! Montauk has a no-hassle, all-hustle solution. Music by Isosceles, Stew Innes, and Marmaduke. Complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
9:30 pm Back to the Future: NYE Save the Clock Tower Social @ The Central, 603 Markham St. It’s 2015 and Marty McFly and Doc need your help. Featuring all your favourite ’80s and ’90s jams, complimentary appetizers, champagne toast at midnight, and – you guessed it – DeLorean itself will be rolling up to the joint! $10 advance tickets available at The Central, Smiling Buddha (961 College St.), and online.
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 2015, played in chronological order. DJ Brendan Canning and ’90s Karaoke in the front room. $20 advance tickets available online, more at the door.
10 pm Pacific Standard Time NYE @ May, 876 Dundas St. W.Evening Standard and Pacific High bring you: Pacific Standard Time NYE. With Members Only, Bruce Trail, DJ Colin, Parasol, Kevin McPhee, and Lapelle. $10 all night long.
10 pm Prom 2015: A Night Under the Stars @ F-Stop, 420-A Wellington Ave. Spend a night under the stars at F-Stop for Prom 2015. DJs ASE, FunkEasy, Paul Quzz play hip-hop, trap, reggae, and club athems. $35 advance tickets available online.
10 pm Thompson Hotel NYE 2015 @ Thompson Toronto, 550 Wellington St. W. The Thompson Hotel presents: New Years Eve 2015 All Access Party at the Rooftop, Lobby, and Wildflower. General admission includes access to Lobby and Wildflower (starting at $40), Rooftop VIP admission includes access to Rooftop, Lobby, and Wildflower (starting at $70). Bottle service packages available. Semi-formal attire.
10 pm Souled Out New Year’s @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Celebrate the New Year with the positive vibes of good tunes, good people, and sweet dance moves! There will be munchies and bubbles for all at midnight. $25.
10 pm Pop Machine Bang Bang @ WAYLA, 996 Queen St. E.Ring in 2015 with beats by DJs Aural, Fluffy, and Shane Percy + performance by Scarlett Bobo. $15 advance tickets available at WAYLA, $20 at the door.
10 pm F’unreal Presents: Crew Year’s Eve Numero 6 @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. The boys are back in town with the sixth edition of Crew Year’s Eve! Do-wop, rock, Motown, disco, retro, indie, electro, R&B, hip-hop, and dance – different styles collide in a sweaty mash-up of F’Un! $10 at the door.
10 pm Fred Falke & Special Guests @ Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St. W. Monster Energy and DiscoVision present: Fred Falke DJ set with special guests TBA. $20 advance tickets available online. For guestlist or table reservations, email@example.com.
10 pm Interface @ 99 Sudbury St. Inspiration to engage within the room around you via Trevor Wheatley + Artefact and Toronto collectives. Steps that will lead you into the new year; free to explore new perspectives along your path. Visual art/design by Trevor Wheatley and Artefact. Music by All Blak, Charlton, Sam Haze, Mina, Olenonly + Sybil, Night Vision, and Simon Jain. $50 advance tickets available online.
10 pm CrushTO NYE @ Club 120, 120 Church St. CrushTO celebrates the beginning of new queer year with A Platinum Production! Featuring sexy sounds from DJ Mothers; burlesque and drag from Belle Jumelles, St. Stella, and Kelsey Slammer; private booths to get hot and glittery in (consensually); and a glitter show you won’t forget. $10.
10 pm Eve Me Up: A Disco New Year @ La Perla, 783 Queen St. W. Another year of celebrating aural auld lang syne has beamed by, leaving a trail of glitter in its wake. On the brink of twenty-fifteen Beam Me Up looks back to that disco era for musical messages of love, peace and understanding, in the form of an all encompassing eclectic climate of funk, soul, jazz, boogie, rare groove, gospel, and proto house. With residents A Digital Needle and Cyclist. $10 advance tickets available online, $15 at the door.
10 pm New Year’s Eve 2015 with DJ Lazarus @ Velvet Underground, 510 Queen St. W. Celebrate the end of 2014 and the start of a new year with the best soundtrack possible! DJ Lazarus plays EBM, retro, synthpop, minimal wave, and classic alternative until 5 am. $15 advance tickets available at Velvet Underground, Rotate This, Soundscapes, and online; more at the door.
10 pm No Hassle NYE @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. Join the Emmet Ray and DJ duo Funky Family for a stress-free New Year’s Eve dance party – and don’t worry, they promise to play those classic favourites as well as the best in funk and soul. No cover, no hassle, no problems.