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New Year's Eve Dinner - Open Bar - Dancing - Montreal Dec 30-Jan 2

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Hello-
A gastronomic friend and I (aka two foodies) will be descending upon Montreal from Thursday Dec 30-Jan 2.
We are staying downtown and have already looked on Yelp to find one place we want to try for dinner:
Au Pieds du Cochon.

But we need some help. I haven't been to Montreal in almost 8 years. I am originally Quebecoise, my friend has never been to Montreal. We want to make this a New Year's to never forget.

So where can two sophisticated, 30-something, young ladies go where we can find a good NYE dinner with extensive wine list, and open bar and dancing?

Any suggestions are much appreciated! MERCI beaucoup. Thank you very much.

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  1. not sure you can find a place with an "open bar" if by this you mean "all you can drink"...

    It may be hard to combine good wine and dancing. I know nothing about dancing places, but for a for good wine list, perhaps Bu Bar à Vin or Les Trois Petits Bouchons, and then go dancing elsewhere?

    Maybe look into Buonanotte - it may have the vibe you seek (never been myself)

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    Buonanotte
    3518 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC H2X-2V2, CA

    1. I saw a 14 course "cocktail dînatoire" at Confusion on St-Denis for 150$ with open bar from 9:30 to 00:30. It is a different kind of evening because it is not a traditional sit down dinner. It is more conducive to meeting people. There is a DJ. There is also an oyster bar.

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      1. re: cricri7

        Bonjour mes Chowhounds-
        So we arrived the Thursday before NYE and had a superb dinner/wine @ La Table. That was such a nice place. Then NYE we ended up going to a place in Old Montreal called Chez Valliard or something and it's the place with 1950s kitschy feel. It was very entertaining, the food was okay, the waiter (Jean-Francois) was as good as the desert.
        NYE post-dinner was at Bar et Boeuf. They crammed in a ton of people into this small space. The crowd was a bit low-brow (I smelled very bad B.O. upon walking in) and they only had bottom-shelf swill. I will definitely recommend people to stay away from that place. Next NYE in Montreal...def going to stick to dining and party at seperate locations.