Goodbye 2012, hello 2013! However you plan on ringing in the new year, we’ve got you covered.
8 pm P & L NYE + White Girl @ Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. On the main floor, it’s an all-you-can-eat special menu + champagne toast hosted by Chris Ritchie + DJs Brendan Canning and Dani Brown. $30 early bird tickets at Rotate This and Parts & Labour. In the Shop, DJs itsmattlangille and Kaewonder play rap circa 1993-2013. $10 at the door (includes champagne toast). 3 AM LAST CALL.
8 pm Feed The Soul: NYE 2013 @ Harlem Underground, 745 Queen St. W. DJ Dave Campbell spins tunes until the break of dawn! House, ol’skool, soul, reggae, and more + Harlem H’oderves, $6 drinks all night long (beer, wine, bar rail), and a free glass of bubbly at midnight. $30 advance tickets available at both of Harlem’s locations (745 Queen St. W. and 67 Richmond St. E.).
8 pm Leave Your Resolutions at the Door @ Brasaii, 461 King St. W. Brassaii is transforming into a Winter Wonderland as they toast to the past and welcome the future! The outdoor patio and restaurant/lounge will be transformed into a winter-fete, inspired by the magic of the frosty season upon us. Complimentary champagne toast at midnight, party favors, and music by New York DJ Annalyze. This party is 25+ and formal dress code. $140 advance/$150 regular dinner tickets and $50 dance tickets available online.
9 pm Lucky 13 NYE @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. Go all-in, get lucky this New Years Eve at the Gladstone Hotel. Vegas style! Featuring a Vegas-style buffet, casino games, all night dance party with DJs on two levels, shameless karaoke, high roller private rooms, and a champagne toast at midnight. $50 advance vegas party and $20 snake eyes entry after 1 am (add $50 for buffet or $60 for a la carte dinner) tickets available online.
9 pm Voyeur NYE 2013 @ The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W. Presented by She Does the City, Sound Mind, and Toronto is for Lovers. Featuring a DJ set and live performance by Alixander III and Starving Yet Full of Azari & III + DJ sets by Gingy, Prince Club, Poupon, Mr. Charlton, Members Only, Douglas Carter, Sean Roman, Trivedi, Nicholas Nice, Cal, Tyler West, and Tudor. $30 advance tickets available at Rotate This, Soundscapes, and online. Party until 4 am.
9 pm Bangs & Blush NYE: Bow Ties & Party Dresses @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Shake, Rattle & Roll yourself into 2013 as the Bangs & Blush ladies take over Clinton’s to bring you one hellva’ NYE party! They provide the champagne, fun, and favours – so don your finest bow ties and party dresses. 50’s and 60’s pop, soul, and rock ‘n’ roll all night long! Limited $20 tickets available at the door.
9 pm Young Lions Music Club NYE 2013 @ Palais Royale, 1601 Lakeshore Blvd. W. Local band Dwayne Gretzky and YLMC’s dance party machine DJ duo Summer Fling, in a century-old room that is completely entrenched in our city’s cultural history. $62 (includes gourmet food station-style dinner) and $30 (all the fun times, minus the good eats) tickets available at Rotate This, Soundscapes, Bicyclette, and online. BONUS: ladies, get your New Years Eve outfit and accessories at Bicyclette Boutique and get 25% off by showing your ticket for YLMC NYE 2013.
9 pm NYE Masquerade @ The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W. From superheroes to the Carnival of Venice and even Eyes Wide Shut, count down to the New Year veiled at the Drake! Enjoy a pop-up bar in the Lobby complete with curated cocktails, live music, DJ sets, an optional midnight toast + much more! Whether you want to bid 2012 adieu with a gastronomical feast or intend to be a masked dance-floor star, they’ve got several ticket options to cater to your ideal New Year’s plans (ticket prices don’t include tax or gratuity). $45 early bird general admission, $30 after midnight, $75 three-course dinner, $75 strolling cabaret dinner, and $100 four-course dinner tickets available online.
9 pm The Piston 3rd Anniversary & NYE 2013 @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. The Piston celebrates its 3rd anniversary with DJs Jeeks & Jorge on the decks. No crazy NYE shenanigans and no outrageous cover!
9 pm Pop Lobster: NYE Edition @ Magpie, 831 Dundas St. W. Ring in the new year Pop Lobster style, ’cause this lobster knows no pop boundaries. DJs Little Kicks, Short Stack, and Digits may or may not play some of this: Pet Shop Boys, Destiny’s Child, Of Montreal, Janet Jackson, Robyn, Aretha Franklin, Missy Elliot, Salt N Pepa, Prince, Britney, indie, mainstream, electro, new wave, and disco. $5 before 11 pm, $10 after that.
9 pm Wrongbar NYE 2013 @ Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St. W. DJ sets by RAC (Remix Artist Collective), Goldroom, Natural Animal, and Arroghanz. $30 advance tickets available at Rotate This, Soundscapes, and online. For table reservations, email email@example.com. Party until 4 am.
9 pm Sneaky Dee’s NYE: Get Blown @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. Get Blown DJs Pino and Cory play all the tunes you need to get your freak on and ring in the new year like the mess that you are! They’ve got all your favourite hip-hop, funk, dance, and pop from the back in the day and yesterday. Sorry kids no dubstep, but they do have enough champagne to drown a small village! $10 advance tickets available at Sneaky Dee’s, Rotate This, Soundscapes, and online.
9 pm Black Crack Funk Attack NYE @ Andy Poolhall, 489 College St. Expect the same great vibes, infectious dancefloor, and funky beats as the usual Black Crack Funk Attack parties multiplied to a factor of 2013! With DJs Marty McFly, James St. Bass, Ghaleon, Splattermonkey, and Skank Honto playing the best funky music on vinyl. $20 advance tickets available at Andy Poolhall, Soundscapes, and online.
9 pm Truly Outrageous @ The Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St. W. Calling all survivors of the Apocalypse! From the degenerate minds that brought you Criscotheque, Ho’s & Bro’s, and Dinner & Drag Race comes Truly Outrageous NYE Extravaganza! Glam rock mega battle featuring Judy Virago as Jem and Connie Lingua Synergy and the Holograms vs. IGBY Lizzard and Nancy Bocock as the Misfits. Special Stingers burlesque show by Mizty Creme as Minx + DJs The Gangbangaz and Team Ho’s & Bro’s. Suggested donation of $5 in support of SOY (Supporting Our Youth).
9 pm Champagne & Whiskey: A Rancho NYE Party @ Rancho Relaxo, 300 College St. Countdown to 2013 with some rock ‘n’ roll! Live music from Rulers of the Moon, Champion Lover, and Another City + vinyl DJ sets all night long and a free champagne at midnight. $10 at the door.
9 pm NYE 2013 @ Crawford, 718 College St. A night of explosive bangers, trap house, reggae, hip-hop, and RnB with DJ Grouch (She’s So Thirsty/Sugar Hill) on the main floor and DJ D-Wiz (Still Fly) in the basement. $15 cover includes a drink.
9 pm Grand 2013: Gangster Glam @ Liberty Grand, 25 British Columbia Rd. (Exhibition Place). Ring in 2013 alongside over 5000 people and international DJ/producer Autoerotique. Inspired by upcoming movie Gangster Squad – “A chronicle of the LAPD’s fight to keep East Coast Mafia types out of Los Angeles in the 1940s and 50s.” $50 early bird/$60 regular club tickets and $90 earlybird/$100 regular dinner tickets available online.
9 pm NYE Prom 2013 @ Nyood, 1096 Queen St. W. Nyood is transformed into the prom of your dreams! Stroll under the balloon archway and get lost in a world of taffetta gowns, carnation corsages, and spiked punch. And, don’t forget to pose for your prom photo in front of a wintery backdrop! Prom guests will enjoy an inspired menu created by Nyood’s Executive Chef Ariel Coplan. At midnight, toast the new year with a glass of spiked champagne punch, created by Nyood Mixologist Simon Hooper. $40 bar and $75 restaurant advance tickets available online.
9 pm A New Year’s Eve Rock ‘N’ Roll Dance Party @ Silver Dollar Room, 486 Spadina Ave. Montreal’s reigning world roots/rock/soul champion Bloodshot Bill stars in a rock ‘n’ roll dance party flush with live performances and DJ segments of vintage RnB, Motown, soul, and garage rock tracks curated by Toronto’s own Meanwood. Additional performances by Nicholas Doubleyou & The B-Squad and The Legato Vipers + DJ Dan Arget spinning between and after the live sets. $15 advance tickets available at Rotate This and Soundscapes. Cost at door TBA.
9 pm Downtown Motown: Gold Edition NYE Party @ The May, 876 Dundas St. W. Ring in 2013 in style with classic Motown and big band live covers by The Midnight Society! Dress to impress, and bring a date (or two) to kiss in the prom-style photobooth. $10 advance tickets available at Soundscapes and online, $15 at the door.
9 pm New Year’s @ SPiN, 641 King St. W. Join SPiN Toronto and DJ Island Riot as they ring in the new year! No cover. No dress code. Walk-in ping pong table rental rates all night and advance table reservations available (one hour limit, one table per party). Champagne at midnight.
9 pm Moskito NYE @ Moskito + Bite, 423 College St. Moskito+Bite joins forces with the infamous “Dirty Cycle” for a New Year’s bash, celebrating the talent that makes the music scene in this great city! The Junkies, Nathan Barato, Addy, Ricky Syfer, Joee Cons, Christina Cruise, Rafwat & Chorniy, Maddy & Branko, Amir & Araz, Okram & Creepy, and Deian Markov on the decks. $40 advance tickets available online.
9:30 pm Retro Road Show New Year’s Eve Party @ The Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd. Two floors of fun, party favours, midnight toast, and snacks! 70’s and 80’s retro music and videos on the main floor with DJ Thomas Hall and 90’s/2000’s video hits in the lower level lounge with DJ Katz. No dress code; cash-only bar. $25 advance tickets available online or through 1-855-LV-RETRO, $35 at the door.
10 pm Chronologic New Year’s Eve @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. The Goin’ Steady DJs play epic jams for end times. The best of the clubs from 1913 to 2013, with the Goin Steady DJs in the back room and DJs Shit La Merde and Wes Allen in the front. $20 advance tickets available at Rotate This, Soundscapes, and online. $25 at the door.
10 pm Lifetime NYE 2013: Lift Off @ Revival, 783 College St. Prepare for lift off! Join Hue and the gents from TMI (The Main Ingredient) as they bring in 2013 with the 3rd annual Lifetime NYE bash. DJs Mensa, Big Jacks, and James Redi play R&B, hip-hop, a touch of reggae, some house, plus a bit more to make your body move. Hosted by Big Philly and Wan Luv. Prepare for lift off! $25 early bird, $35 limited advance, and $40 regular advance tickets available online.
10 pm Bang The Party! NYE @ The Stone Lounge (basement of Revival), 783 College St. DJs Dirty Dale and Andycapp join forces to bring you a 6-hour back-to-back set of soulful disco, house, boogie, R&B, and tropical classics. $25 early bird, $35 limited advance, and $40 regular advance tickets available online.
10 pm Metropolis NYE 2013 @ Metropolis Factory, 50 Edwin Ave. Mansion’s official NYE warehouse event to ring in 2013. With sets from Berlin DJs Machinedrum and XI + local John Roman. $44.50 early bird, $54.50 advance, and $64.50 standard tickets available at Rotate This, Soundscapes, Play De Record, and online.
10 pm Ride The Tiger & The Saint 2013 New Years Eve Bash @ 227A Ossington Ave. (above The Saint). Ring in the new year with Ride The Tiger and The Saint! Cheap beer and shot specials pre-countdown and The Tigers playing all of your favourite Motown, Stax, and soul hits. $25 advance tickets available through Ride The Tiger and at The Saint.
10 pm Royal Affair @ Dog & Bear, 1100 Queen St. W. You are cordially invited to see in the New Year at with Sir DJ Gloryhole. Lord Bill at the gates in his beefeater attire, J Fowler on the floor from the three shots prior. Dress Royal to win prizes! Royal Photos. $5 Jameson all night. No cover.
10 pm A Night in the Castle @ Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace. For those looking to ring in the new year in style, Casa loma offers patrons a chance to step back in time to a period of European elegance and splendor! DJ class!ck plays hip-hop and house music. $75 advance tickets available online.
10 pm F’unreal Presents: Crew Year’s Eve IV @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. A friendly dance party to ring in the new year! With pals Well Said, Slater, Ty, Kek, and L-Sos in the DJ booth. $10 at the door.
10 pm Love Handle NYE @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJs Catalist and Famous Lee throw an all-vinyl boogie funk dance party with music to make your jheri curl! $15 before 12:30 am.
10 pm Pop Machine @ WAYLA, 996 Queen St. E. Join DJs Alessandro and Shane Percy for a Pop Machine you’ll never forget! With all your dance floor favourites, complimentary champagne, door prizes, party favours, and more. $15 limited presale tickets available online. $20 at the door.
10 pm Just Another Night New Year’s Eve Party @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. Simple is better! No cover, good music, and good drinks. DJ Serious spins.
10 pm EBM & Panic Retro Party @ Nocturne, 550 Queen St. W. The driving electronic beats of EBM and the classic fun of Panic combine for the ultimate NYE celebration. Zone 1 (EBM) has DJ Lazarus spinning EBM, electro-industrial, and futurepop while Zone 2 (Panic) has DJs Griz and Chris Way spinning retro 80’s and 90’s, new wave, post-punk, Brit-pop, classic alternatives, and requests. Free champagne toast at midnight, sparkling decor, $4 drink specials before 11:30 pm, and 3 am last call. $15 before 11 pm, $20 after.
10 pm RBP: New Year’s Eve Jam @ The Midpoint, 1180 Queen St. W. An easy, fun NYE party featuring the best in reggae, hip-hop, R&B, funk, house, and breaks all night + $10 pitchers and $4 shots. $10 at the door.
10 pm Yes Yes Y’all Presents: NYYYE 2013 @ The Annex WreckRoom, 794 Bathurst St. Toronto’s biggest, bashiest, queer hip hop/dancehall/rap/rnb jam is back and they;re doing it like they’ve never done before! Performance by hip-hop lady Angel Haze + DJs Sean Sax and the YYY Crew. $15 advance tickets available at Soundscapes and online (includes guaranteed entry and line bypass before 11 pm). $20 at the door. Extended liquor license in effect.
10 pm NYE 2013 @ The Hoxton, 69 Bathurst St. With headliner Dzeko&Torres + support from Love Thy Brother and Matt Zanardo. Limited $30 advance tickets available at Rotate This, Soundscapes, Play De Record, and online. For booth packages and table reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
10 pm NYE 2013 @ The Thompson Hotel, 550 Wellington St. W. The lower level will feature three rooms and three sounds: a chill-out vibe in the Lobby, classic hip-hop in 1812, and house music in the Ball Room. $40 advance tickets available by emailing email@example.com.
~ Caitlyn Holroyd