Since we’ve already set the mood for New Year’s Eve in Montreal, in this post we’re going to blaze through a comprehensive guide of what to do on December 31st this year…
Everyone has a different thing in mind when it comes to their perfect New Year’s Eve plan. So here’s a rundown of events happening in Montreal, broken down into categories that reflect how wild you’re planning on getting….
The Go-All-Out NYE: If you want to get dressed up, pop champagne and stay out dancing until well into 2010, this is the category for you.
- Altitude 737: Located 43 floors up in the air, in the middle of downtown Montreal, is the 737. You and 1200 of your friends can enjoy two separate dance floors, open bar, bottle service and one of the best views of the city.
Stereo: Montreal’s best soundsystem is going to be bumping with Danny Torrence, Julian Prince, Joubin, Nicola Torriero, Bruno Brown & Erik EL.
Montreal’s Largest Singles New Year’s Eve Party: This will either be incredibly fun or just totally weird. Located at the Grand Plaza Hotel’s Monet Ballroom, there will lots of giveaways, drinks, dancing and the highest concentration of pick-up lines in the city. I haven’t been single in a while, but I do remember NYE being a good night for it.
Cirque De Boudoir’s New Year’s Eve: Ok, this one probably got your attention. Plaza Theatre is the venue for Carnavalesque, a sexy onslaught of DJs and a mixture of circus, carnival and burlesque acts. There will fire, trapeze, body painting and more. And the “more” is definitely not PG.
Resolution NYE: How about a New Year’s Eve event that goes so late that it doesn’t even start until January 1st and doesn’t end until the next morning at 10am? Yup, that would be Resolution NYE featuring DJ superstar Paul Van Dyk, being held at the Bell Centre. Which means that over 7,000 people will be there. Sure hope your New Year’s resolution was to “go out more”.
The Good-Night-Out NYE: First off, some of the events here go just as late as the ones above, but they’re just not as…New Year’s Eve-y? There are also a couple good dinner and drinks combos, which are perfect for those that like to find a great place and stick with it.
- I Love Neon: Neon and the SAT combine forces once again to bring in the New Year in style with Black Strobe, Bobmo, Jordan Dare, Le Matos and DJ Cherry Cola. This will be as much wildsexyfun as anywhere else in the city, it’s just that Neon events at the SAT are just as fun all year long.
Blizzarts: One of best party spots on St-Laurent, Blizzarts has a brand new sound system and they’re going to ring in 2010 by inviting the dudes from Megasoid (Sixtoo, Wolf Parade) to push its limits. For “bass music connoisseurs” who prefer hoodies to popped collars.
Tokyo: A quick bop down the block is Tokyo, which is holding its 14th annual “Fire and Ice” party with DJ Psychology, an open bar, champagne and all the funkily festive trimmings.
Casa del Popolo/Sala Rossa: The 1-2 punch of Mile-End New Year’s parties. While DJ Mark Slutsky holds it down in the comfy confines of Casa, across the street at Sala is what may the best dance party in the city, as The Goods (Scott C & Andy Williams) rip things up with Basement Soul and DJ Lexis.
W Hotel: The party that the W bar is hosting will be great: DJ Evalicious, DJ Sandy Duperval, DJ Plastik Patrik and DJ Christian Pronovost will keep those booties moving. But indulge in the special NYE menu at the W’s Otto restaurant before moving onto the party and you’ve something a little more interesting on your plate.
Bar & Boeuf Supperclub: If you sign up for the special New Years’ 5 Course Tasting Menu, you won’t find out what you’re having until you sit down. But when dinner is over, there’s an open bar until 3am and we all know what that entails.
The Humbug’s NYE: Did you really think I was going write and research a whole section for people who are too crabby to go out on one of the most fun nights of the year? No way. All you get is this link and the chance to read this post again and reconsider.