A Bright and Bubbly New Year's Eve - A Spokane Foodie's Guide
by Erin Peterson
compiled with Brittany Kulland
If you're anything like me, you love all of the buzz and excitement surrounding the end of one year and the beginning of a new one. I always enjoy looking back with fondness on all of the moments that were woven together to tell our 2019 story, and looking forward with hope for what 2020 has in store gives us the opportunity to reflect on what makes up the most important elements of our lives.
For this night in particular, it's time to party. If you've been debating what to do, you have just found the ultimate resource for all of the best shindigs in Spokane. Depending on how elaborate you want your plans to be, I've broken it down into categories for you from the simple to the grand below!
*Check on all details with the event host, as they are subject to change. All activities are assumed to be 21+ unless they are listed in our family friendly section.
Drink, Dine and Dash
New Year’s Bash at Steel Barrel Taproom - Spokane, WA (Winner - Best Fast Casual 2018)
Food and drink specials, oysters, taco Tuesday. 21+
Prohibition Gastropub - Spokane, WA (Winner of Best Gastropub 2019)
Prime Rib dinner special - call for details.
Inland Pacific Kitchen - Spokane, WA (Winner - Best Fine Dining 2018)
If you are looking for something to do this New Year’s Eve, look no further. Chefs Austin and Curtis have a really beautiful meal planned! 🎉
It’s only $85 for seven courses (that’s an average of $12 per dish) including oysters and prime rib. Add the optional wine pairing for just $35 more to make the evening truly unforgettable. 🥂
Make your reservations at (509) 464-6541 before we fill up so you don’t miss out.
Old West themed party Cowpoke costume contest, art show, music, and drinks Admission: $5 at the door
Call for reservations: (509) 838-8338
Watch the ball drop in NYC to get the evening started 3 hours early
DJ, Trivia, Champagne Toast at Midnight, plus $10 growler refills
Live music and food - $17
5 Course dinner with special release beer and commemorative glass. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite or at the brewery. $45
Family Friendly Festivities
If you’re looking for a way to spend New Year’s Eve on the lake, the Coeur d’Alene Resort has that covered, too.
For families, there’s the New Year’s Family Cruise (all tickets $24.50).
The cruise departs at 8 p.m., just in time to catch a fireworks show at 9 p.m.
There will be family-friendly music and entertainment, plus no-host beverages and snacks for sale.
If you want to ring in the new year with a sweet treat, there’s the New Year’s Eve Dessert Cruise, featuring a dessert social and Champagne toast.
This cruise boards at 10 p.m. at the Boardwalk Marina. Tickets are $40.50 for adults, $38.50 for seniors age 55 and older, $30.50 for children 3-12 and free for children 2 and younger.
Fireworks in Riverfront Park - Spokane, WA The celebration in the heart of Spokane will be done on east coast time, with a countdown and fireworks at 9PM, so that you can have the little ones in bed well before midnight. The Pavilion will also feature a special countdown light show twice on New Year’s Eve – once from 8 until 9 p.m. to coincide with the fireworks display, and again from 11 p.m. to midnight. The Pavilion light show features a countdown every 10 minutes to mark the nearing celebration. Free!
This will be a fun, family friendly time! We will have games to play or bring your own. Bring noise makers to ring in the NY New Year at 9pm. No reservations...just come have fun!
Spokane Symphony Presents - Beethoven's Ninth - Spokane, WA Hail the new year in all its glory and end with triumph and jubilation. Beethoven's Ninth is an exhilarating testament to the human spirit. Join millions around the globe in this New Year's celebration!
A night of drinks, eats, music, sparkles, dancing, fun, community & celebrating a great 2019 and an even better 2020. Free when you register on Eventbrite at the link above.
Dance the Decade Away
New Year's Eve Masquerade Party at House of Soul - Spokane, WA Celebrate with Nu Jack City! Attire is Masquerade black with a touch of purple. Seating is limited. Price: $15-$30
Wine and champagne, live music, games, dance lessons Donations and proceeds donated to the Victoria Siegel Foundation Price varies: $50-450
Celebrate NYE with Lucky You! Come in your 80s attire, enjoy a live 80s cover band and dance your way into the new year. $10
Guaranteed to make you dance your socks off! This New Year’s Eve celebration is for adults 21 and over and includes a live performance by Night Shift and a champagne toast at midnight. 20’s themed party with champagne toast and live performance Full menu available with specials Price varies: $15-600
Dine, Dance, Drink and Stay
A full red carpet experience, 3 course dinner plus salad and dessert, no host bar, live music and dancing, champagne toast and door prizes. Black tie or dressy cocktail attire. Proceeds support the Spokane Symphony Orchestra - $150
Make it an overnight getaway with a Davenport Hotel - book a room at one of their
luxury properties: -The Davenport Tower: http://bit.ly/34wCMXv -The Davenport Grand: http://bit.ly/34wCMXv -The Centennial by Davenport Hotels: https://bit.ly/2PTBn8h -The Historic Davenport Hotel (almost sold out!): http://bit.ly/34wCMXv -The Davenport Lusso (almost sold out!): http://bit.ly/34wCMXv
Join Key 101 FM’s Dean Jaxon for New Year’s Eve Rockin’ Ballroom Bash, an evening of music and dancing, plus party favors, raffle prizes, a nacho bar and a Champagne toast
Inside MAX at Mirabeau, the Bobby Patterson Band will wave a groovy hello to 2019. The reserved table and room package includes two tickets to the event, a Champagne toast, party favors, an antipasto pasta appetizer plate, a reserved table and two bloody mary vouchers for Jan. 1.
New Year’s Eve Rockin’ Ballroom Bash: 9 p.m. Monday; Mirabeau Park Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley; $25/advance; $30/day of. Room packages start at $89.
The Bobby Patterson Band Blues New Year Show: 9:30 p.m. Monday; MAX at Mirabeau, Mirabeau Park Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley; Packages start at $198. Call (509) 924-9000.
Ella's Secret New Year's Eve Party - Spokane, WA *Almost Sold Out*
Strictly Swing Spokane will provide dance lessons at 7 p.m., then the party begins at 8 p.m. with live music from the Zonky Jazz Band. Enjoy food, drinks, dancing, prizes, dance performances, and live music to ring in 2020!
If you go: 7 p.m. Monday; Montvale Event Center, 1017 W. First Ave.; $50/standing ticket; $75/seated ticket.