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They don’t call Montreal the Sin City of the North for nothing. Our Canadian city may be in the middle of a country known for its stereotypical politeness, but Montreal is a city of partying that offers no apologies for its ability to feverishly celebrate an event. One of its biggest draws comes with the annual changing of the year: the alcohol-infused, world-wide dance party known as Montreal New Year’s Eve.
When it comes to celebrating the New Year, Montreal establishments pull no punches and invite anyone with a desire to be festive and have a good time to some of the biggest parties of the year. Fueling these late-night engagements is Montreal’s eclectic assortment of nightclubs. These establishments were designed for parties and not one shies away from the potential crowds that are guaranteed on New Year’s Eve.
If you’re looking to ring in the new year at some of the hottest parties in the entire North American continent, look no further than the following selection of Montreal New Year’s parties.
One of the more affordable parties on Montreal’s New Year’s Eve menu, New City Gas promises a lengthy extravaganza that starts long enough before the countdown to midnight begins to ensure a high energy once the year turns over.
Often considered the most inclusive New Year’s Eve party since 1999, the bash at Fluid consistently welcomes a large turnout for a lengthy night of celebratory partying. Fluid provides an evening not bogged down by unexpected and unwanted costs, meaning you can focus on the countdown to midnight more than what’s in your wallet.
Despite the venue’s name, which may leave you thinking it will be abundant with other party-goers, Peopl’s New Year’s Eve extravaganza is one of the smaller events in Montreal. Don’t let that lead you to believe it’s not boisterous and exciting, though. Peopl’s lavished affair in its chic setting is a welcomed way to ring in the new year, surrounded by like-minded people just looking for a good time.
Two-floors of entertainment space will ensure that, no matter where you are in Rouge, you’re having a grand time. Distinct sounds boom from both floors, with one offering a nightclub atmosphere compared to the toned-down lounge atmosphere of the other. Both levels of the venue do New Year’s Eve justice, making use of its immense size to throw a memorable party you’ll be talking about well into 2018.
Don B Comber isn’t your average Montreal nightclub as it ditches what you’d expect from the northern city for a more tropical feel. Welcome in 2018 with a hearty “Aloha” as you sip on rum and enjoy the company of other party-goers just like you. Décor from the Polynesian islands transport you to an entirely different part of the world while the venue keeps you grounded in the New Years’ experience with a live countdown from Town Square, NY.
Just as Barry Manilow sang, the Copacabana is the “hottest place north of Havana”. Montreal’s take on the Copacabana may be a bit more urban than one would picture, but that doesn’t affect its ability to deliver on a New Year’s Eve evening filled with great music and even better company. The party heats up closer to midnight as large screens display the famed New York City countdown to midnight.
For partyers that want the authentic Montreal nightlife experience but don’t want to spend too much, BLVD44 / Hotel 10’s New Year’s Eve party is a great event to partake in. It may be a cash bar, but that should also limit your alcohol intake to ensure you’re actually lucid when the countdown to midnight starts. The earlier start time at 9PM lets you enjoy one last lengthy bash of 2017 before we welcome in the first party of 2018.
It’s always Friday at Thursdays and on New Year’s Eve, the party heats up for a welcoming party for 2018. As you count down the hours to the stroke of midnight, you’ll be sucked onto the dance floor through a stream of music and a DJ that knows how to work the crowd. Two separate floors provide two large spaces to party in during this most joyous of occasions.
At very few nightclubs will you be forced to wear a suit and tie, but the Hyatt Regency isn’t a nightclub. The hotel setting promises a simple but elegant affair complete with champagne and a full-on royal experience. Bask in the soft glow of the gala’s lighting and mingle with those around you or make use of the constant stream of music to dance the night away until the countdown to the end of 2017 begins.
Within L’Auberge Saint-Gabriel is the high-class Velvet Speakeasy that plays host to an incredible yet slightly more casual New Year’s Eve celebration. The venue is a unique space found beneath the old Montreal Inn surrounded by centuries of Canadian history – and the party for New Year’s Eve 2017 will resonate off the stone walls for years to come. Enjoy an evening with friends as you toast to 2018 or get sucked into the party atmosphere that seems to sneak its way into this underground locale.
The moment you walk into La Voute’s incredibly unique space, the club’s name will immediately make sense. Large vault doors decorate this intricate club while the space is an elegant and sleek venue with more-than enough space to host one of Montreal’s best New Year’s Eve parties. You’ll feel like you’re in your own little world as the “vault”-styled décor completely isolates the venue from many of the city’s other fine establishments.
No frills. No unnecessary gimmicks. Rendezvous is all about the party, and come 10PM on December 31st, 2017, if you’re within its four walls, you’ll know just how much it cares about delivering on the best party experience any guest can ask for. A stream of danceable music will fill the space as the clock ticks down to the end of 2017 and the start of a brand-new year. What better way to welcome 2018 than by dancing into the wee hours of January 1st?
You may wind up paying a little more for access to Le CinQ’s New Years bash, but every penny is well worth getting through the doors to join in on this massive party. Three rooms deliver on three different high-energy parties, each one boasting its own selection of DJs that keep the music going well into the first morning of 2018. Catch the Time Square countdown on large TVs and enjoy a show of lasers as balloons and confetti drops from the ceiling.
An extravagant, contemporary style brings in Argentinian décor to turn L’Atelier d’Argentine from your standard nightclub into an elegant and exotic space. Two dance floors and three bars will serve this mid-sized party as guests enjoy getting lost in the décor and making use of the fun party favors being passed around. Say goodbye to 2017 in this tribute to the heart of Buenos Aires and watch the live countdown to 2018 in an incredible space.
One of Montreal’s highest rated and most popular locations is back again in 2017 for a party fit for a king. Ring in 2018 with the party of the millennium complete with DJs that know how to keep a party going, a fun balloon drop, a live countdown to midnight, and enough party favours for everyone to get one. Jet has earned the honor of being voted Montreal’s “Best Dance Club” and during your New Year’s Eve party, you’ll understand why.
Sporting enough space to welcome in over 2,500 party-goers, Olympia is known for hosting the largest New Year’s party annually. The expansive venue welcomes guests from all over for an event that’s been going on every year for over 15 years. It’ll be one of the most talked about events going into 2018 and there’s no doubt you’ll want to be a part of it. From an incredible sound system to a gimmick-free evening, the party at Olympia is certainly one of the ages.