If you live in Montreal or you plan on making your way over here for New Year’s Eve, you’ll be sitting pretty because it’s one of top New Year’s Eve party destinations in the world.
Apart from the massive, free party taking place in the Old Port and with so much going on in the city, we thought it might be wise to steer you in the right direction.
Keep in mind that you won’t be the only one pulling an all-nighter on the last day of 2019 as the metros will stay open all night, making it easier (and cheaper) for you to hop from bash to bash.
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Here are 15 events around town that are worth considering for Tuesday, December 31.
Let the countdown begin.
Old Montreal’s 1920’s themed supper club is hosting a Great Gatsbyesque night to ring in 2020, how fitting.
Featuring live jazz, burlesque dancers, acrobatic animations, flapper girls, and so much glam and fizzle.
The event includes a dress code (no running shoes, caps, jerseys, baggy pants, or torn jeans) and is only open to those 25-year-old and up.
Time: 7 pm to 3 am
Where: 390 Saint-Jacques
Price: Starting at $89, available online
If you’re looking to party but want to stay away from all the flare (and the cover charges), Honey’s is right up your alley.
It’s going to be packed (as usual), the pub will be giving out free champagne at midnight and The Lyonz will be DJing a throwback NYE set featuring disco, funk, and groove. Imagine listening to Bowie and Prince to ring in 2020?
Expect dancing on the bar.
Time: 9 pm
Where: 5916 Sherbrooke, NDG
Price: No cover
Enjoy a lavish cocktail dinner and dance it off in Soubois’ enchantingly decorated supper club.
Chef Guillaume Daly is putting a decadent three course meal as the cold nights of December get lost inside Soubois’ forested interior.
Plus, booze. All the booze.
Time: 7:30 pm to 3 am
Where: 1106 Boulevard de Maisonneuve
Price: $30 general admission, $125 seating and dinner, available online
Welcome 2020 at the oldest bar in Montreal. L’Auberge will be offering a chic style, crystals, and dinner by candlesticks before the real party cranks up at 10 pm.
Inside the storied bar, you’ll find the glow of fireplaces and good meals. DJs will be spinning vinyl hits all night as guests “wander through a dance party that never ends, as your perception begins to melt into the walls.”
Time: 7 pm to 3 am
Where: 426 rue St-Gabriel
Price: $40 to $125, available online
You can’t mention NYE without thinking about the ball drop.
Longueuil’s Plaza du Parc will be hosting exact that at the Tamil NYE Bash complete with DJs, dancing, and of course, champagne.
Time: 10 pm to 3 am
Where: Plaza du Parc, Longueuil
Price: $45 – $75, available online
Set in a 1920s bank vault, La Voûte is celebrating the arrival of 2020 with elegance in the form of DJs, dancing, bottle service, and some pretty steamy entertainment.
The club expects between 800 and 1,000 New Year’s Evers.
Open to guests aged 21 and older.
Time: 9 pm to 3 am
Where: 360 St-Jacques
Price: $79 – $115, available online
If you’re looking for an alternative to the club vibe, Tiki Bar has got you covered. The bar invites guests to “put on your best Aloha shirt, apply sunscreen to the tip of your nose and let’s party.”
Really shove it to Mother Nature by tossing on some Hawaiian gear and get to hula dancing. Coconuts and New Year’s Eve in Montreal? Sounds tasty.
Time: 9 pm to 3 am
Where: Snowbird Tiki Bar — 6388 St-Hubert
Price: $35 at the door
Terrasse Nelligan is hosting a (heated) rooftop party so you can soak up some champagne as fireworks blast over you.
If your New Year’s squad pulls you to the Old Port, it’s tough to top Nelligan’s deal. Price includes access to the rooftop, a glass of bubbly and a picturesque view of the fireworks. Proposal idea, perhaps?
Time: 10 pm to 1 am
Where: 106 Rue Saint-Paul
Price: $50, available Online
New City Gas is a massive venue that hosts different stages and areas within one gigantic building. The headlining DJs, Cedric Gervais and Shaun Frank, will get New City Gas bumping until 3 am (and maybe a tad after).
The event is sponsored by Moët & Chandon so expect quality hooch and plenty of it.
Time: 9 pm
Where: 950 rue Ottawa
Price: $30 – $90, available online
Welcome in 2020 under 40-foot cathedral ceilings in 5h3 beautiful hand-painted arches of a 160-year-old converted Roman Catholic cathedral.
Final Fantasy will be offering VIP bottle service, tapas-style sharing platters, and premium bottles on the mezzanine for guests who want to watch the party unfold beneath them.
Time: 8:30 pm to 3 am
Where: Le Salon Richmond
Price: Starting at $39, available online
Don’t they say whatever you’re doing on New Year’s Eve is how you’ll spend the rest of the year? Or was that just on a Hallmark card?
Regardless, ending 2019 in relaxing fashion isn’t a bad alternative to the club scene.
Imagine sitting in a giant hot tub, overlooking the city after getting an hour-long massage on a boat.
Time: 10 am to 10 pm
Where: de la Commune Ouest and McGill, Old Montreal
Price: Prices vary per selected spa package
Montreal Improv is an improv-comedy school and theatre that puts on a hilarious show, especially on New Year’s Eve. This is a perfect event if you plan on hitting the bars or clubs. Get in, participate in some jokes and then hit the streets, you’re right on St-Laurent anyways.
Montreal Improv will be handing out complimentary snacks and bubbly after the show.
Time: 10 pm to 1 am
Where: Montrea Improv — 3697 St-Laurent Boulevard
Price: $26, at the door or online
Loïc is an über cool wine bar in St-Henri that does a lot of things right and their New Year’s Eve bash won’t be any different.
Loïc will offer the same party hype as other spots but a bit more grounded. If you want to enjoy a nice supper (their cheeseburgers and oysters are out of this world) and a nice bottle of wine before cranking the party up, Loïc is your spot.
Loïc is serving a seven-course set menu course for $95 but they have “very limited” seating and reservations are required.
Time: 5 pm to 3 am
Where: 5001 Notre-Dame Ouest
Price: $95, reservations required
McKibbin’s offers a little something to everyone on New Year’s Eve. The pub has three floors that appeals to any age. The basement is easy-going, the main floor has a live band, and the upstairs is a dance club.
Entrance is only $10 which is good for drink deals (4 for $20 Jagerbombs, 2 for 1 vodka and tequila shots and $6 Moosehead pints) and free bubbly at midnight.
Plus, their kitchen is open until 1 am because you know, drinking.
Time: 11 am to 3 am
Where: 1426 Bishop Street
Price: $10 cover, at the door