There’s revelry and there’s gluttony, so why not combine the two? Shanee on College Street is bringing the New Years noise, an ALL YOU CAN EAT smorgasbord of booze and food, and fun, naturally. Thai bar bites are backed up with boozy cocktails and pretty garnishes, we love the feminine vibes of the Foreign Affair (see lead photo). Tickets are a svelte $30 a pop, so grab your fave sweatpants and a few friends for this one.
This College street cornhole cave is being transformed into NEVA NEVA LAND, a hip hop haven conjured by and in homage to the LOST BOYZ. 90’s hip hop will be on turntables all night, with prizes for the group who’s having the best time. So amp up people! Toast at midnight is included in your ticket, and there’s no dress code or otherwise shaming, so save this one for a night out with the squad.
Dance the blues away with dinos and drinks, a proven concept at ROM’s funky FNL dance parties. DJ’s take over the main floor, with food vendors sprinkled all over the floors offering Toronto’s best pop-up eats. Drink until 2am, ROM is going into extra innings for this special night.
Reincarnated on College, Southern Accent’s charm lies in it’s owners, Thess and Frances, who have been partners in crime for decades. Southern Accent is a perfect haunt for those looking for some low-key but booze filled fun. Dinner menu is a tasty course creation, Shrimp and Crab Bisque, Smoked Duck Gumbo, Fried Oysters, Goat Curry and Herb Roasted Lamb with Zinfandel Sauce. The customizable cocktails at the Bourbon Bar are not to be messed with. Or missed. Grab tickets for an easy to digest $45.
Chef Mark McEwan’s eponymous ONE restaurant in Yorkville is a deluxe option for your New Year’s shenanigans. After a hard to navigate year that’s left most of us breathless and rather defeated, why not go out with a bang and pony up for a luxurious meal that’ll leave a 2017 out on a high. The a la carte menu offers everything from massive seafood towers to Fred Flintstone-esque steaks, with a champagne toast at midnight to cap it all off. In other words, you order what you like, no prix-fixe menu shoved down your throat.
Also in Yorkville, nearby Estia is a prime perch for people watching, and a great place to toast in the New Year’s festivities with friends. The double-decker restaurant is housed in a restored historic house on Avenue Road, with a menu that reads Mediterranean, and a full on truffle tasting menu dedicated to ringing in 2018. Tickets start at $95 for the prix-fixe menu, with free bubbles for everyone when the clock strikes midnight.