5 New Year’s Eve Parties in Kitsilano

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Believe it or not, Christmas is this week, and New Year’s is not far behind. That means you’ve got to start making your big NYE plans now, as all the best spots to celebrate will fill up quickly. There are lots of fun ways to ring in the new year, whether it’s a dinner party, a cozy night at home, or a fancy shindig out on the town.

We’ve compiled a list of the best bars and restaurants in Kits hosting awesome New Years Eve events, so that you can have the perfect party excitement without having to dress up too much or venture too far.

 1) Darby’s

Darby’s is my favourite spot to hang out on a weekly basis, so it’s of course a must on special occasions too. This year, they’re hosting a great NYE event with tickets costing just $25. Each ticket gets you a complimentary drink and a glass of champagne, but the best part will be the live entertainment, featuring Simply Twisted, a unique band playing danceable acoustic music. Another bonus? The liquor store is right next door, so you can grab another bottle to pop for when you get home. Tickets can be purchased at the pub or liquor store.

Darby’s Public House, 2001 Macdonald Street, 604-731-0617, www.darbyspub.ca

2) Local

Local is hosting a Black and Gold event that promises to be a blast. Tickets are $50, and guests receive a bottle of Stella upon arrival, a photographer at their disposal throughout the evening, lots of canapés and drink specials, a rockin DJ, and champagne flutes at midnight. The food at Local is always delicious and the crowd is always a good one, so I’m putting this at the top of my list of parties to check out on the big night. Tickets on sale at Local.

Local Public Eatery, 2210 Cornwall Ave., 604-734-3589, www.localkits.com

3) The Oakwood

If you’re wanting something a little more dignified, then The Oakwood is the place for you. Featuring a four course menu offered twice throughout the evening, this bistro is the ideal spot to kick off your night. Either book yourself a table for 6-8pm ($40) and then hit up another party after a delicious meal and some bubbly, or go for the 8pm booking ($60), and you can wile away the night with your snacks, dinner, and drinks. Tables can be booked online.

The Oakwood Canadian Bistro, 2741 West 4th Ave., 604-558-1965, www.theoakwood.ca

4) Regal Beagle

The Regal Beagle is always a good night out, and this NYE party is sure to be more of the same. Tickets are $25 (buy 9, get the 10th free!) and come with a complimentary drink and a champagne toast at midnight. Canapés are offered all night alongside some festive party favours, and there will be a DJ setting the party mood. They are also offering a delicious hangover cure brunch on New Year’s Day from 10 to 2:30. Yum! Tickets on sale at The Regal Beagle.

The Regal Beagle, 2281 W Broadway, 604-739-0677, www.thebeagle.ca

5) Coppertank

The Copper Tank is one of my go-to spots when I want to get a big group together for a relaxed but rambunctious night out. Tickets for NYE are only $10 (!), with a $3 drink menu, and a $15 burger and Tank deal from 7-9pm. There will also be a DJ with lots of dancing, and free champagne for everybody at midnight. This one is sure to be a blast. Tickets on sale at The Coppertank now, or can be purchased the night of for $15.

The Coppertank Grill, 3135 W Broadway, 604-731-6565, www.coppertankgrill.com

Last modified: December 23, 2014

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