12 Ways to Ring in 2018 – Date Night’s Picks

Welcoming 2018 in style with these Date Night picks.

New Year’s Eve; the time to get all dressed up, pop bubbly and live for the nights that you can’t remember with the people you won’t forget. Thanks, Drake.

Maybe 2017 was the best year yet for you, maybe it wasn’t. Either way, we’re kissing this year good-bye in the best way possible with this shortlist of celebrations to help you end the year off with a bang:

  1. CRAFT Beer Market’s Best of 2017 party


CRAFT Beer Market, 345 10 Ave SW

Price: $20-$75


A New ‘Beer’’s Eve you need to get behind. This special edition of Brewmaster’s Dinner features the best dishes served in 2017 served with delicious beer pairings – this is your fuel to dance the night away later on.

  1.  Caribbean Countdown


Ricardo’s Hideaway, 1530 5 St SW

Price: $65


Warm up to 2018 with some boozy cocktails, tropical beers and a Latin-inspired feast. Come equipped with stretchy pants and an appetite as you indulge in four courses, four cocktails, four tropical beers. Secret surprises may even pop up leading up to the countdown. Did someone say bubbly rum drink?

3. NYE East Coast Kitchen Party


National Westhills, 180 Stewart Green SW

Price: $45 for Adults, $25 for kids


Suitable for anyone in your fam (yes, even the littles), enjoy a NYE celebration you don’t need to clean up afterwards. Get your seafood fix with this East Coast Kitchen Party featuring dishes like Seafood Chowder using house-smoked cod and family style seafood platters, all paired with Wild Rose brews.

4. Much Music Video Dance NYE


National on 8th, 225 8 Ave SW #360

Price: $20-$50


End 2017 in the best way possible – eating. Get yo’ grub on before you party with a three-course NYE dinner served with Wild Rose Brewery pairings. Keep the party going all the way to the Much Music Dance Party afterwards where you’ll pop champagne at midnight and nibble on some bites.

5. New Year’s Eve Feast


National on 10th, 341 10 Ave SW

Price: $50


Feast. Drink. Party. Repeat. No one can say “go home you’re drunk” if you’ve had a proper meal before you drink, right? Ring in the New Year with a three-course dinner and Wild Rose beer pairings. After you’ve stuffed your face enough, the party vibes will kick-in in overdrive with live DJs and dancing all night long.

6. NYE House Party with Wild Rose


National on 17th, 550 17 Ave SW

Price: $25


Let your wild side out the Wild Rose way with a Brewing Party at National. Get the good times rollin’ with your homies over a pint, bubbles and snacks, Wild Rose beer, cocktails, food and more. You’ll come for the beer and stay for the vibes – trust.

7. Unmasked 2018


Sub Rosa, 200 8 Ave SW

Price: $40 per person before 10pm


Bring a little seductive glam to your NYE plans with this one. Roll up with your squad all dressed up and ready to dance the night away and make some memories. Up your party game and reserve a VIP booth experience featuring bottle service, line bypass, party favours, and much more.

8. NYE with The Trews @ The Deerfoot Inn


The Deerfoot Inn, 11500 35 St SE #1000

Price: $79 or $89 for the first 10 rows.


Nothing says New Year’s celebration than a little rock and roll action. Get your paranoid freak on (or not) and ring in the New Year with The Trews on New Years Eve in the Chrome Showroom at the Deerfoot Inn.

9. The Better New Year’s Bash


The Palace Theatre, 219 8 Ave SW

Price: $20


It’s about to get lit in the Palace on NYE. Bring the squad down for some dranks and listen to beats by Drum N DJ, Brett Jones & DJ Kav with DJ AL. V and Kay L featuring illFX Entertainment dancers. You’ll be dancing in no time.

10. Calgary Flames vs Chicago Blackhawks + NYE Party

End of game-2am

Scotiabank Saddledome, 555 Saddledome Rise SE

Price: $25 to attend the NYE Party


Following the Flames closely this year like we are and don’t want to take a night off the action? This one’s for you. Head down to the dome for the game and crush some beers while you watch – a New Year’s Eve party awaits you in the Chrysler Club and Duttons Lounge afterwards, featuring complimentary food, drink specials, a live DJ and dance floor plus a champagne toast at midnight.

11. Dinner at Sky 360

Reservations required

Sky 360, 101 9 Ave SW

Price: $90 per person


Nothing says classy AF like a dinner reservation in the sky. Put your fancy pants on and enjoy a memorable four-course dinner above the city as you ring in another year. You can’t get a better view of the city than this.

12. Bridgette Bar

Reservations required

Bridgette Bar, 739 10 Ave SW

Price: $90 per person


New Year’s done right in the heart of YYC. Reserve your table at Bridgette to explore Chef JP’s feature menu*: whole Dungeness crabs with seaweed scallion cakes and Beef Wellingtons with black truffle sauce. Insert mouth-watering emoji here. Clink your glasses with a champagne toast to 2018 at midnight.

*The regular menu will still be available if you prefer.


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