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A Bright and Bubbly New Year's Eve - A Spokane Foodie's Guide

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.


Lil Sumthin’ Saloon Big Opening - Spokane WA

Old West themed party Cowpoke costume contest, art show, music, and drinks Admission: $5 at the door


Roaring into the 20’s NYE Celebration at Latah Bistro - Spokane, WA

Call for reservations: (509) 838-8338


East Coast NYE Party at Badass Backyard Brewing LLC - Spokane Valley, WA

Watch the ball drop in NYC to get the evening started 3 hours early


New Year’s Celebration at One Tree Cider House - Spokane WA

DJ, Trivia, Champagne Toast at Midnight, plus $10 growler refills


Roaring 20’s NYE Party at the Big Dipper - Spokane, WA

Live music and food - $17


New Beers Eve at Humble Abode with 509 Dine - Spokane, WA

5 Course dinner with special release beer and commemorative glass. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite or at the brewery. $45


Family Friendly Festivities


New Year's Eve Cruise - Lake Coeur d'Alene, ID

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!


Family Friendly New Years Eve at Iron Goat - Spokane, WA

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!


NYE Soiree at Created Coffee - Coeur d’Alene, ID

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