Whether you want to don a cape and spend the night in a real-life Gotham City or savour a decadent dinner inspired by the flavours of Italy, UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar and Cibo Trattoria have you covered this New Year’s Eve.

Widely considered one of Vancouver’s premier drink destinations, UVA will show off its spunky side on December 31 when it transforms into Gotham City, a mainstay of DC Comics. During what’s guaranteed to be an epic night, bartenders will shake up themed drinks that even Superman won’t be able to resist while canapés and hors d’oeuvres maintain guests’ superhero stamina. Throughout the night, The James Danderfer Jazz Trio will perform their jazziest versions of cinematic tunes – because you can’t fight crime and party all night without a soundtrack. And as soon as the clock strikes midnight, UVA will unveil a massive surprise of Hulk-like proportions. Holy Batman!

“The entire UVA team is jazzed about the superhero theme – it’ll be like stepping into a comic book. It’s the perfect way to tease out the kid in all of us,” says Lauren Mote, bar manager. “New Year’s Eve is about celebration, letting loose and enjoying the moment, and we have plenty of tricks up our sleeves to ensure people are surprised and delighted the entire night.”

Tickets to UVA’s superhero NYE are $40 and include two complimentary drinks, food, entertainment and party favours. Shelve the self-consciousness and start dusting off that old Spiderman costume because prizes will be given out for best male and female superheroes (and yes, the UVA staff will be dressed as their favourite superheroes, too). Capacity is limited, so snap up your tickets today by clicking here.

Revellers who prefer a more intimate evening can book a table at Cibo Trattoria, which will offer two dinner seatings on New Year’s Eve that are all about indulgence. Guests who join the first seating at 6:00 pm will enjoy a three-course menu ($79 per person), while the 9:00 pm seating will feature a five-course menu ($115 per person). Prepared by Executive Chef Faizal Kassam, the menus’ palate-teasing delights include burrata with prosciutto, preserved cherry tomatoes and parmesan crisp; seared scallops with slow-cooked fennel, stinging nettle puree and elderflower brown butter; vanilla semifreddo with Maldon sea salt; and more. Guests can also add oysters or seared foie gras to their feast, as well as carefully curated wine pairings – because what’s New Year’s Eve without a little indulgence?

“Our culinary team has really hit it out of the park with this year’s New Year’s Eve menu,” says Robert Stelmachuk, general manager and wine director. “Ultimately, the night is what you make it, and we’re offering our guests a decadent experience in a cozy, refined atmosphere. If you’re looking for a sophisticated evening to celebrate with friends and loved ones over delicious food and wine, Cibo Trattoria is your place.”

Diners must supply a credit card number to secure their reservation, and there is a 48-hour cancellation policy. To book, call Cibo Trattoria at 604.602.9570 or email

About UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar:

Located within the Moda Hotel in the heart of downtown Vancouver, UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar is an elegant enclave for wine and spirit connoisseurs seeking a sanctuary that tempts both eye and palate. Pairing choice charcuterie and artisanal cheeses with an eclectic menu of enticing cocktail creations, refined wines and an array of import and craft beers, UVA is a relaxed-yet-cosmopolitan interpretation of a true Italian enoteca. With an interior design that is elegantly modern in a building with historical features such as delicate 1908 terrazzo floors, UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar epitomizes the unique spirit of the vibrant arts and cultural district that it calls home.

About Cibo Trattoria:

Located in the chic Moda Hotel in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Cibo Trattoria is the ideal destination for an enjoyable Italian dining experience. True to its “trattoria” name, Cibo’s 40-seat, cozy dining room is the perfect spot for any occasion or social gathering; where patrons enjoy casual, rustic Italian cuisine in a warm, inviting atmosphere. Cibo Trattoria specializes in authentic cuisine with local and organic ingredients.

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