The nightlife in Windsor is anything but dull. The Southwestern Ontario city boasts a number of solid nightclubs — all with satisfying cocktails, bottle service and swanky dress codes. And with New Year’s Eve quickly approaching, it’s time to officially kiss 2019 goodbye and narrow down the list of bars and clubs in Windsor in which you’ll ring in the new decade.

Whether you’re looking to dance the night away, hop on a mean mechanical bull or simply relax with a craft cocktail in hand, you’ll surely find what you’re after once the sun goes down at one of these bars and clubs in Windsor, Ontario.

Ariius Nightclub Bottle Service

Ariius Nightclub

Situated inside Caesars Windsor Hotel & Casino, Ariius Nightclub is the closest you’ll get to experiencing Las Vegas in Ontario. Dress to impress and hit the dance floor as the DJ spins top 40 hits with a fusion of house, electronic and hip-hop. There are three bars inside to cater to the diverse crowd, with ages ranging from early twenties to over 50. For the full experience, opt for bottle service and a private VIP booth, so when your legs grow sore, you can sink into your comfortable seat and sip on a smooth glass of Grey Goose.

Open every Friday and Saturday night from 9 pm to 2 am, Ariius Nightclub is the perfect place to be if you’re looking to let loose and dance the night away. On Friday nights, the Windsor nightclub hosts Ladies Night with no cover for ladies before midnight. And on the last Friday of every month, sway your hips to the sounds of bachata, merengue and salsa as the DJs bring you the best Latin Hits during Latin Night.

Kick off 2020 with a champagne toast, hor d’oeuvres and other party favours during the New Year’s Gala at Ariius Nightclub.

Tequila Bobs Bob

Tequila Bob’s

There’s never a dull moment in this buzzing nightclub in downtown Windsor, where the early to mid-twenties crowd lets loose. At Tequila Bob’s, it’s all about tequila. 

Open mostly on Fridays and Saturdays, Tequila Bobs has a penchant for playing the hottest top 40, club and remix tunes from a DJ booth made out of a refurbished school bus. Treat yourself to a margarita, a classic mixed drink or simply a shot of tequila before you hit the dance floor. The nightclub is fairly spacious with enough room for everyone to find their own spot and not get trampled on during busy nights. 

Start 2020 off on the right foot with late night pizza, a champagne toast and complimentary popcorn at Tequila Bob’s New Years Gala.

Treehouse Bar and Grill

Not everyone is lucky enough to have a Treehouse in their backyard. But if you’re in the heart of downtown Windsor, you can come by one that serves affordable drinks and food, and churns out everything from hip-hop to top 40 hits on the regular. From unbelievable specials on cocktails to an entire food menu with all items for only $5.95, there’s nothing quite like an evening this Windsor bar.

Treehouse Bar and Grill is somewhere in between a casual neighbourhood pub and a nightclub. The spot is perfect for socializing with friends over a pitcher of beer and a couple of pizzas. And as day turns into night and one beer turns into several, you’ll find yourself on an intimate, but vibrating dance floor. Just be sure to arrive on the earlier side if you want a better chance of getting in.

Celebrate the new decade without breaking the bank at Treehouse Bar and Grill’s New Years Eve Party.

The Bull and Barrel Urban Saloon

Tucked away at the end of the busy Ouellette Avenue, the Bull and Barrel Urban Saloon brings a touch of Southern flare to the downtown core. Whether you’re looking to relax over all you can eat wings or a night of line dancing, the urban saloon is often bustling from Tuesday to Sunday every week.

Head to one of the two bars and fuel your body with a pint of beer or a slushy margarita before you take on the dance floor. If you’re up for a challenge, take a ride on Fu Manchu. The good news is you don’t need to own a pair of cowboy boots to climb aboard the mean mechanical bull. And once you tire of shouting over the bass, escape to the lounge for a quiet drink. Either way, you’ll quickly find yourself stomping your feet along to the Cotton Eyed Joe.

Grab your cowboy hat and saddle up to welcome the new decade at the Bull and Barrel’s New Years Eve Celebration.

The Foundry Pub

If you have a night of cocktails on your mind, the Foundry Pub won’t disappoint. The multi-floor old fashioned pub boasts a laid-back atmosphere with an expansive craft cocktail menu and appetizing bites. Open every day from 5 pm to 2 am (yes — you heard that correctly), the Foundry is the perfect place to socialize with friends, let sparks fly during a date or get your nightlife fix with some of the best DJs. During the summer months, head to the upper level patio for a prime view of Ouellette Avenue.

Whether you’re after an old favourite or something new to explore, the Foundry Pub is your deluxe destination for some seasonally-driven classic and original cocktails. The menu also boasts a wide spectrum of craft beers and wines to impress connoisseurs and novices alike. So, grab a glass of whatever you’re craving and mingle with the crowd as the soundtrack mixes modern rock and alternative music.

Ring in the New Year in a chill, but upbeat environment with a fancy cocktail (or two) in hand at the Foundry Pub.

Wild Child Nightlife

Located in the downtown core of Windsor, Wild Child Nightlife brings a lively and trendsetting nightclub environment to the city. Once inside, you’ll find a visually stunning venue, decorated with graffiti, pop culture references and vibrant neon lights — all perfect backdrops for the Gram. Boasting an open-format dance floor, elevated bottle service booths and capacity for over 300 people, Wild Child is always buzzing with a mixed batch of music from a rotating lineup of DJs. 

Whether you’re celebrating a Bachelorette party or your annual Boys Night Out, take advantage of their weekend bottle service packages and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere. One thing’s for sure — a night of sipping on vodka sodas or gin and tonics at Wild Child will help you escape reality.

Sip on champagne and sway your hips to the beats at the New Years Eve Bash at Wild Child Nightlife.

When the dancing fatigue sets in the next morning, head to one of these restaurants in Southwestern Ontario to refuel.

Special thanks to the staff at the Comfort Inn in Windsor, ON for contributing to this piece.

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