New Year’s Eve in la Belle Ville is upon us once again! As ever, most of the festivities are on or around the Main strip. So slap on that sparkly top & those glittering heels (or, better: tote them in a shoe bag and wear Sorels to the bar) and head to St Lo: here is our round up of the best NYE parties in Montreal!
Crew Year’s Eve 2012 w/ Hatchmatik & Jonny Jungle @ Blizzarts, 3956A St Laurent. Peer Pressure’s Hatchmatik and Blizzarts’ own Jonny Jungle serve up electro, hip-hop, disco, funk and all round party music at your favourite neighbourhood clubhouse. $10.
Le “Train Wreck” New Year’s Eve Party @ Il Motore, 179 Jean Talon West. Indie rock, electronic and hip-hop all night,
courtesy DJs Jay Watts III, Noah Bick and Compton Chic. Free glow stick upon admission! Tickets $8 presale [http://web.blueskiesturnblack.com/ticket.php?id=1396], door $12.
Get ‘ritzed on NYE @ Biarritz 4801 St Laurent. Resto Biarritz hosts a fancy canapé cocktail party. Oysters, salmon tartar, arancini, brandade croquettes, fried seafood and more will be served from 9:30 – 12:30 along with cold hors d’oeuvres later in the night and a bubbly toast at midnight to ring in the new year. $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Call 514-281-2000 for more info and reservations.
New Year’s Eve w/ Slutsky and Raf K. @ Casa del Popolo, 4873 St Laurent. DJs Slutsky and Raf K, and the entire Casa staff, invite you to join them for another warm & friendly New Year’s celebration. $10 in 2011, $15 in 2012. Free glass of champagne-style beverage at midnight.
New Years Eve @ Tokyo Bar, 3709 St Laurent. It’s Tokyo’s 14th annual NYE bash!
Advance tickets are $25, which includes OPEN BAR 9 to 11pm. Free champagne at midnight. Tickets available at the bar any night this week, or 11am-7pm on NYE.
2012 Rock n Roll NYE Extravaganza @ Korova, 3908 St Laurent. Pills, thrills & Bellyaches (Djs George Donoso III and Maxime Hébert a.k.a. Commando) will be in charge of increasing your pulse delivering the very best of rock n roll with a selection of timeless hip shakers ranging from 50’s twistin’ gems to today’s dance faves! $10, includes free champagne toast at midnight.
Party du Jour de l’An @ Société des arts technologiques (SAT), 1201 St Laurent. Celebrate 2012 in the Satosphere with electro grooves and visuals from Jacques Greene, Panton, Seb Diamond, Rilly Guilty, Jocool and Liberty. Tickets $25 presale [http://bit.ly/u6MFIt], door $30.
La Banque Put Some Pop in 2012 @ La Banque, 175 Roy East. One of the few BYOB parties around (drinks on site too). Featuring tunes by Matteo Grondini, Alex Trebek, Dj Claire, Heidy and surprises. Until 6am. $18 at the door.
Fluid 2012 @ Club Soda, 1225 St Laurent. At the other end of the spectrum, Fluid’s 13th annual Open Bar NYE party features an open bar from 9pm-3am (tips included) included with the price of admission [http://fluidnewyears.com/], $67 to $174.
Réveillon NYE 2012 @ Club Altitude 737, 1 Place Ville-Marie (Penthouse). Celebrate the new year high above the rest the city with the spectacular views one can only find at the très chic Altitude 737. Limited tickets start at $55, call 514-296-4218 or check online here for tickets as they generally go very fast! Admission includes three hours of VIP treatment and $2 bevvies. Fabulous.
Celebration 2012 @ L’Olympia, 1004 St-Catherine East. Over 2000 people are expected at this year’s Molson Canadian NYE party being held at one of our favourite venues, L’Olympia. Tickets start at $79 (plus tax) and can be purchased here! Admission includes open bar and tips – bottle service is also available.
Le Bal en rouge @ Radio Lounge, 3553 St-Laurent. Radio Lounge transforms into three floors of NYE debauchery (dance poles included, of course), with varying degrees of VIP bottle service and sweet Top 40 tunes. Tickets are $15 (+ tax) and can be purchased here!
Montreal New Year’s XS 2012 @ Telus Theatre, 1280 St-Denis. Grab your friends and dress to impress for one of Montreal’s hottest NYE parties – open bar, VIP service, bottle service, circus performers, body painting and more! Admission starts at $119. Buy tickets here.
New Year’s Eve Dinner and Party @ Nouveau Palais, 281 Bernard West. Our favourite Mile-End eatery Nouveau Palais will be serving a royal NYE feast (fixed menu) for the tune of only $44.95. Music provided by Mitz + Seerz. Make a reservation at 514-273-1180 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Year’s Eve Smackdown @ Barfly, 4062 St-Laurent. Welcome 2012 with open arms and Misfits cover tunes by Montreal’s The Dryheaves and Bloodfeast, as they take over Barfly for a spectacular year-end celebration. $8.
The End of the World Party @ The Royal Phoenix, 5788 St-Laurent. This could possibly be the last NYE we ever celebrate, according to various philosophers/astronomers/ancient civilizations. Thus, we must live it up as much as possible while we still can! Tickets to the Royal Phoenix’s NYE party are $25 (and $35 at the door), which includes a tall can of PBR upon arrival, and a glass of champagne at midnight! DJ’s MHMHMH, Bugo and Tizi will keep the dance party going. Kitchen open until 1am!
MMXII: Blue Dog NYE 2012 @ Blue Dog Motel, 3958 St-Laurent. Blue Dog hosts a killer NYE bash with all-you-can-drink-and-dance for $35. Music by James Krown and Deejay LeDisko.
Montreal’s New Year’s Eve Slowdance @ MainLine Theatre, 3997 St-Laurent. Relive the prom night you (possibly) never had with an evening of slowdancing hosted by MainLine Theatre. An array of ‘designated’ dancers will be on hand (distinguished by their glow-in-the-dark bracelets) for wall-flowers and those without partners. Dance cards will handed out upon entry, nineteenth century style. Best of all: free admission!
New Year’s Eve Party @ Casa del Popolo, 4873 St-Laurent. Join DJ’s Slutsky and Raf K. as they host yet another fabulous Casa-style NYE party! $10 admission in 2011; $15 admission in 2012. Enjoy a glass of champagne (-like beverage) at midnight, on the house!
~ Tyler Yank and Heidi Craig