Written by Jonathan Brouillette on 22.12.15

It’s that time again! Zip up your dress. Struggle with your tie. Shine and polish your shoes and heels. New Year’s Eve falls on December 31st this year (will it ever change?) and you need to be ready. So get together with your friends and decide what kind of evening you want to enjoy. Will it be the ball drop in New York, a night of skiing (if the snow ever comes), or a black tie affair with glitz, glamor, and gin! Here is a nice list of some of the best parties in and around the city.

Veuve Clicquot Rich hosting Starlight at Moomba

Moomba NYE Montreal

The supper club that started it all in the Montreal region, Moomba has been going strong for as far back as we can remember. They certainly do not let up on New Year’s Eve either. This year it will be a night of oysters, champagne, and DJ Nick Ferrer all the way from Los Angeles. Also in attendance will be DJ Stef Agostino from A2z productions, spinning wicked tracks. If you have been to Moomba for one of their bigger parties, you know how amazing their ambiance and décor can be. This year they are promising even more with artificial snow, fireworks, and more. And for $40? Yes please! Of course with Veuve Clicquot hosting, you know that doing bottle service packages will run a little more expensive. $575 will get you a Veuve Clicquot Rich, a Belvedere Magnum, and two Yellow Redbulls, whereas a cool $1000 will nab you a 3L Belvedere Vodka, a Moet Magnum Champagne, and 3 Yellow Redbulls. All taxes are included in bottle packages. Suffice it to say, you will be good and liquored up for a great New Year’s Eve party! [Buy Tickets]

1780 Avenue Pierre Péladeau, Laval, QC H7T 1H8
(514) 730-0660

Hyatt Regency New Year’s Gala

Hyatt - NYE 2016 - Facebook Event (784x295)

A classy affair to be sure. If dressing it up with the elite is your thing, then this is definitely the place to be. The Hyatt Regency will host a thousand person party with an optional three course dinner. This hotel has been hosting New Year’s parties for years, many of which we have attended, and we love the young but classy vibe that permeates the night. The DJ for the night this year will be David Darmel, who will favour house and R&B with the obvious peppering of top 40s. It was a big year musically, so expect to dance the red off your Louboutins. Prices start at $75 for cash bar and climb to $100 for unlimited drinks or 185$ for a three course meal and 5 hour open bar. [Buy tickets]

1255 Rue Jeanne-Mance, Montréal, QC H5B 1E5
(514) 982-1234

House of Jazz Laval presents Michelle Sweeney

House of Jazz NYE Montreal Laval

If the club and big party scene is a bit tired in your opinion, then perhaps House of Jazz Laval has something new to offer you. Take in the surprisingly upbeat jazz of Michelle Sweeney as she takes jazz to a very festive level. And don’t forget that House of Jazz has great food! New Year’s Eve promises to be delicious as chef Matthew Cabral presents a 5 course meal featuring pear and vodka sorbet, filet mignon, and curried guinea fowl. We’re especially intrigued by that last dish and can’t wait to taste it. Dinner runs $135 (drinks not included). [Buy Tickets]

1639 Boulevard de l’Avenir, Laval, QC H7S 2N5
(450) 669-3000

RBC New Year’s Ball at Marché Bonsecours

marche bonsecours NYE montreal

Who doesn’t like to experience new things? Well this year, Marché Bonsecours has decided to throw their hat into the mix of big New Year’s parties with the backing of the Royal Bank of Canada. Dress up, enjoy a delicious five course meal, then be entertained by the likes of Philippe Fehmiu and Yann Perreau. Oh, and did we mention the big man Denis Coderre will be there? Hot off the heels of suspending half his blue collars, the mayor himself will take a minute to enjoy the hard work he did this past year and the huge year he will have in 2016 (remember that bridge we need or the 375th anniversary of Montreal that needs planning?). Either way, this should be a classy event with many an officious personage and a great amount of alcohol, food, and music. Hopefully you have your tickets already because it seems as though finding one is harder than finding a pile of snow these days. [Buy Tickets]

350 Rue Saint Paul E, Montréal, QC H2Y 1H2
(514) 872-7730

Dom Perignon hosts Fedde Le Grand at New City Gas

New City Gas Montreal NYE

It isn’t open bar, nor will you get food, but if you are looking to party, few venues make you move, sweat, and cheer as hard as New City Gas. This year, they bring you one of the world’s biggest DJ, Fedde Le Grand of the Netherlands. Of course, at New City Gas, their ability to pull the big names seems to make world renown DJs a bi-weekly occurrence. And we do so love them for it. Enjoying the sexiness of a crowd dancing to hard house music on New Year’s Eve seems like a no-brainer. And for a pittance of $50, who wouldn’t have a blast to dance through the new year’s countdown? [Buy Tickets]

950 Rue Ottawa, Montréal, QC H3C 1S4
(514) 879-1166

Apollonia (All Night Long) at Stereo Afterhours

Stereo Apollonia NYE Montreal

If you leave your party but still crave an all night event, then perhaps you may make your way to Stereo Afterhours. For New Years Eve (or really early New Years day), Stereo is hosting a trio of DJs which form up Apollonia. Unfamiliar with their work, we took a minute to listen to some of their mixes. Several hours later, we were still listening to their funky house sound, integrating samples of times past with newer beats. It’s the perfect cool down from the intense partying so you can dance from the wee hours until way past sunrise. Apollonia is a great act to combine with Stereo’s purely dance and lose-yourself feeling. We may very well see you there. Admission is $85. [Buy Tickets]

858 Rue Sainte-Catherine E, Montréal, QC H2L 2E3
(514) 658-2646

Quartier Nightclub’s Escapade

Le Quartier Escapade NYE Montreal

Quartier has been a very popular choice for the young crowd just coming into the clubbing scene. It will be hosting a giant party of 2,300 people between its club and theater venue. This party is one of the more flexible we’ve seen. With seven different packages like $50 for five hour unlimited alcohol from a restricted list, $80 for unlimited access, or 6, 10, or 15 person packages for $650, $1300, and $2600 respectively. Expect some house, electro, and hip hop music interspersed between entertainment hosting throughout the night. With their two dance floors, it is sure to be one of the biggest parties of the night. [Buy Tickets]

1280 Rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, QC H2X3J6

École Privée’s Reveillon du Nouvel An

ecole privee montreal NYE

Yet another of Montreal’s popular clubs, École Privée is the house/electro brother of Apartment 200 and Suwu. New Year’s Eve at this club will cost a very modest $25 entry and includes oysters, hors d’oevres, and a glass of bubbly. The music is sure to energize with Hillel and Adrien Mitchell, among others, spinning the good stuff into the wee hours. Doors will exceptionally open at 9:00pm with a semi-formal dress code. Talk about laid back! Don’t be deceived though, it is still a club, so as always dress to impress! And from experience, make sure to take selfies in what can only be described with great love as the “smut room.” [Buy Tickets]

1 Rue Milton, Montréal, QC H2X 1V1
(514) 558-1738

Bevo Bar + Pizzeria

Bevo Pizzeria Montreal NYE

If clubbing or a hall party isn’t your cup of tea, a delicious dinner with great ambiance might be the way to go. Bevo Bar + Pizzeria is throwing their Réveillon du jour de l’an and is a great option. Expect a live DJ, appetizers, and a 3-course meal for a cool $65. Take a bite out of gnocchi with braised veal in a Porcini cream sauce, lobster pizza, salmon tartare, and more. The restaurant is open until 3:00am, so no need to rush out after dinner. [Make a Reservation]

410 Rue Saint Vincent, Montréal, QC H2Y 3A5
(514) 861-5039

The Old Port’s New Year’s Eve Celebration presented by Coca Cola

The Old Port’s New Year’s Eve Celebration presented by Coca Cola

New Year’s Eve can be expensive. Spending upwards of $250 for the night is quite common for an open bar. Furthermore, you certainly can’t bring your kids to those types of events. However, Coca Cola and the Old Port have decided to bring you a big outdoor festival to celebrate the new year. Featuring Dumas, Bernard Adamus, Yann Perreau, and Montreal’s newest superstar Coeur de Pirate, the show is sure to be legen-wait for it-dary. After the midnight fireworks, expect to dance and move to the sound of DJ VitoV until 2:00am. Admission is free and the earlier you get there, the better your view of the stage will be. Dare we say that with the 14 degrees forecasted for Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve might also be a warm (ish) night? Join the thousands of revelers as of 7:00pm at Place Jacques Cartier in the old port.

145 Rue de la Commune Est Montréal, QC H2Y 1J1

Méchant Boeuf Bonnie & Clyde

Mechant Boeuf Montreal NYE

If you dare to be a little risky, check out Méchant Boeuf’s Bonnie & Clyde themed New Year’s Eve party. The cool ambiance along with delicious food is sure to get your foot tapping and your blood flowing. They have packages that include both food and booze, so your appetite will be satiated and you’ll stay liquored up all night. Their 3-course menu includes oysters, sweetbreads, a Beef Wellington, beet and kale risotto, and so much more deliciousness. Tickets start at $205 for 2 people and climb up to $350 per couple. [Make a Reservation]

Mammouth Eve

mammouth village montreal NYE

The Olympic stadium and its surrounding parks have been home to more and more festivals, like First Fridays and Montréal en Lumière. It should come as no surprise that they have decided to round out their roster with a winter event called Mammouth Village. The space has become a giant winter playhouse complete with skating, sliding, hockey, and hot food to stay warm (assuming it ever actually gets cold). This new event runs from December to March and as such, they have decided to hold their very own New Year’s Eve event. It is a kid friendly area, so we assume fireworks, food, and activities will be in order. Access is free but skating and sliding cost $5 for unlimited use.

4141 Avenue Pierre-de Coubertin

Orford’s New Year’s Celebration


The classic après-ski is already a party, so why not add a New Year’s twist on it? Orford suggests you start the day with skiing and enjoy one of the few places in Quebec to actually have any snow! Turn in around 4:00pm and get ready for your buffet style dinner with great dishes like lamb shank, maple caramelized bacon in squash soup, or mushroom risotto. Then it’s party time with live music, ice bar, pyrotechnics, and the promise of surprises throughout the night. There’s even childcare for the little ones! Prices range from $125 for adults to $75 for children and will include (for adults) a snowball cocktail and digestif shot. Drinks after that will be served from the ice bar as well as the indoor bar. [Make a Reservation]

4380 Chemin du Parc, Orford, QC J1X 7N9
(819) 843-6548

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