Food+Drink Events

Best Night 2020: February 8

a celebratory night of food, art, entertainment, and more

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth |

A creative, dynamic, and interactive cocktail party, Volume One’s Best Night is back for its third year. It’ll be a celebratory evening of food, drinks, music, technology, art, and camaraderie held in the halls of the Lismore Hotel. Try substantial hors d’oeuvres and tastings from a dozen local establishments including The Informalist, Catering Bye Design, Northern Tap House, The Lakely, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, Burrito Express, Ramone’s Ice Cream Parlor, Dhimiters, Together Farms, KP Katering, Chip Magnet Salsa, Skill Shot Coffee Bar, ECDC Eau Claire Downtown Coffee, and 29 Pines & The Lodge. There will be two wine, beer, and cocktail cash bars, as well as roving beer vendors. Catch some upbeat vinyl vibes, laugh at the V1 nano comedy van, check out a high-tech photo mirror, chill in luxury lounge pods, goof off in the slow-mo video station, and enjoy live entertainment from shadow dancers, fire spinners, stilt walkers, LED jugglers, and more. VIP guests can get in for a special early VIP-only hour starting at 6:30pm, featuring unlimited free drinks, bonus butler-style gourmet appetizers and drinks, and a swag bag with legit local loot. It’s a chance to break out those cocktail clothes and celebrate the very best of the Chippewa Valley.

Volume One Presents: 3rd Annual Best Night: Saturday, Feb. 8. VIP: 6:30-7:30pm, Main Event: 7:30-10pm. The Lismore Hotel. 21+ General admission: $35 advance, $40 door | VIP + Main Event: $65 advance, $70 door.