The New Years Eve party guide de-constructed
Le Bal des Boys
Stereo 858 Ste-Catherine E., 286-0325, www.bbcm.org, Ticketpro: 908-9090
Not much to say there: it promises to be big like every year. If Queer as Folk is your favorite show, then you'll like Le Bal des Boys. Good thing is that, like every year, the event is organized by the BBCM Foundation which raises money for people living with AIDS. So you'll be getting smashed while helping someone.
The Mirror says: " the Barhop shuttle will deliver drunken revellers to 20" and I don't think I can ever say it with better words. If you are American and don't know the city and want to get trashed with a peacefull mind without having to think baout where you're going, then the Barhop is perfect for you. If you are Montrealer and want to hook up with drunken Americans, then the Barhop is your gold mine.
Celebration Théâtre Olympia, 1004 Ste-Catherine E. http://www.514productions.com/celebration/
AH HA, even with all their money, the Mirror couldn't find the website for Celebration. Who's better now?
I don't know about this... Le Medley is pretty much only good for riot-inducing Punk shows and Cegep parties. Countdown seems like a big machine of a party: if you have a gang of 10 friends and no house to trash, Countdown seems like the place to bring down. Otherwise, I am not feeling it too much.
If you're rich, this is perfect for you. If you're not, then you'll definitely drink more at home for 95$ than what you'll get at the open bar at Fluid. They call it the "leave your wallet at home" event, but I don't want to see how slow the waiters will serve you if you don't tip and how slow the taxi will drive you back home if you don't have a wallet to pay with. I know only a few guys of Polish origin that can monetize the cost of this party properly. Others will have trouble recouping their costs.
I Love Neon
A night at the SAT, with a guy named Tommie Sunshine (http://www.myspace.com/mainpagetommiesunshine) from NYC and Boys Noize straight from Berlin (http://www.myspace.com/boysnoizemusic) sounds to me like a winning combination. Probably will be one of the best parties this year, visit these guy's myspace pages, and you'll see why it will be a totally insane rocking night.
Meet Me at the Museum Musée d’art contemporain, 185 Ste-Catherine W., Info/ ticket delivery: 816-1MIX, www.lymetyme.com
Still into hip-hop? Bumping and grinding does it for you? 50 Cents is the man? This is the party for you.
Montreal Ball Opera 32 Ste-Catherine W., 842-2836
I can't find their website, but Opera is the old Dome, except I've heard it's much much better. And I am willing to believe it because today I found a flyer for their NYE party, the Montreal Ball Opera, and it looked real good. Being a big fan of graphic art, I trust anyone that has a nice flyer; they must be serious. But what really got me excited is the lineup that Opera is promising: an opera singer, an electronic violinist, acrobats and other pretty unusual acts for a NYE party. Seems to me like a very promising night.
Les Planetes Tournent Toujours Bain Mathieu, 2915 Ontario E., 954-1714, Admission: 790-1245
All you need to say is Eloi Brunelle (http://www.eloibrunelle.com) spinning and I can tell you that it is going to be real real good. That guy is just amazing.
Resolution 2007 Bell Centre, 1260 de la Gauchetière W., Admission: 790-1245
We've already discussed these guys enough. No more coverage for you.
Soma 2007 7205 St-Jacques W. Info: 844-8998, www.psychonaut.ca
Never heard of the crew behind this party (a psychedelic boutique!!!!) but this looks like another possible NYE gem, at least judging from the internationality of the music performers.
737 Altitude 1 Place Ville-Marie, PH2, 397-0737
Forget about it.
Balroom Bar 3643 St-Laurent, 282-7665
This place (the old Swimming) somehow build a hyper strong following of trendy young profesisonals, always partying it up to next level with style and class. NYE will probably be the same, so expect a realy really good night.
Bily Kun 354 Mont-Royal E. 845-5392
Always been one of my favorite places, just because of the ostriges on the walls. They are hosting a "Bal Masque" which is a relly cool idea. This will be another NYE gem in my opinion.
Café Campus 57 Prince Arthur E., 844-1010
Yet another black and white ball.... Not much imagination there, but will probably be packed because this place somehow always manages to have a following.
Casa del Popolo 4873 St-Laurent, 284-3804
Vegan style, alternative NYE. If you are tired of all the plastic protected mains-tream NYE parties, this is the place for you for sure.
Café de Lima 6409 St-Hubert
DJs Maüs (http://www.djmaus.com) on St-Hubert street: can't go wrong with this.
Edgar Hypertaverne 1562 Mont-Royal E., 521-4661
You won't find anyone that isn't from Montreal there, so if you're from not around but want to blend in and integrate, this is the place.
Foufounes Électriques. 87 Ste-Catherine E., 844-5539, Admission: 790-1245,
PUNK, METAL, CHEAP DRINKS.... VIVE LES FOUFS
gogo lounge 3682 St-Laurent, 286-0882
This place is out-of-favors with me now. If you want to do the countdown packed like a sardine, with half your friends stuck outside not being able to go in, then Gogo is for you.
Hard Rock Café 1458 Crescent, 987-1420, Info/ticket delivery: 962-YEAR
Open bar only from 9 to midnight, sounds like a rip-off to me. That's just enough to get a few drinks, get you started and rowdy for 90$ and then have you spend another 90$ to get properly drunk. Unless you're rich and want to steal a guitar signed by Jimi, forget about it. I hope they change their theme next year, cause it's usually a chill-rockin place
Madhatter’s 1220 Crescent, 987-9988
"Rock out with your hat out...." a dirty pub just like we like it
Mile End Bar
La Sala Rossa
Sir Winston Churchill Complex
Casino de Montreal
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