New Year’s Eve Party Guide!

30 parties to cap 2012 in style, for your consideration.

DJ Mini, at Baillat Cardell & Fils’s In 2013 We Trust

In 2013 We Trust, at Baillat Cardell & Fils in Little Italy (capacity 260), has electronic music care of DJs Mini, Mateo, Baya, Endless, Orbital Mechanics and Alix in the Mix (plus a surprise guest), visuals by Diagraf and Data Dada  and an art installation Iregular. 420 Beaubien W., #201, $20$-$25/$30 door

Cirque de Boudoir specializes in decadence on the semi-regular, and they’ve cooked up what they claim will be the city’s sexiest New Year’s Eve event: Carnavalesque, a Mardi Gras bash modelled on the NOLA tradition. DJs Davidé and Khalil bring electro-swing, with DJ Omni spinning techno and electro. Bain Mathieu (2915 Ontario E.), $60/$70/$80, VIP $85/$100/$120, VIP packages for 5 or 10 $590/$1150

Saintwoods and le Belmont serve up dancefloor gold via L.A.’s CRNKN and Swagtop Steve plus premium open bar. 4483 St-Laurent, 10 p.m., $50

Absinthe/ostrich house Bily Kun is making strides to transform the space into an ice palace — “even the prices are frozen,” they say cryptically. DJ Paul Raymer provides the tunes and the bar’s giving away an unspecified number of champagne bottles, bro. 354 Mont-Royal E., 8 p.m., free

Tune into 2013 with the superior selections of DJs Akufen, Seb Fauteux and Phil Larochelle in the cozy confines of the old Luba/Vinyl space downtown. Le Bleury – Bar à Vinyle (2109 Bleury), 8 p.m., $60 (includes a pile of free cocktails)

No need for club crawling when the folks at the Blue Dog Motel promise that you’ll leave their Snapshots NYE bash on your hands and knees. DJs Ledisko and Jay & Nedd provide and open bar until 11 p.m. 3958 St-Laurent, 10 p.m., $15/$20

Ten-piece local band Colectivo (made up of alt-rock elderstatesmen from Overbass, Grimskunk, Redcore and BARF) and DJ Rusty bring the noise to the annual Réveillon at Bobards. To hear Colectivo’s latest pacifist party tunes for the people, blends of Latino stuff, reggae and punk from their LP Tropical Trash, click here. 4328 St Laurent, 9 p.m., $20/$25

Cabaret Lion d’Or does it up Brazilian at Réveillon Viva Rio, featuring live entertainment courtesy of Toronto’s Batucada Carioca, Banda Aydê with Akawui , DJ Wallace Roza and a troupe of dancers. Cold buffet at 11 p.m., all-white dress code, Brazilian style. 1676 Ontario E., 10 p.m., $50/$60/VIP tables $300

Lucky 13 promises to be a bangin’ NYE party, but it’s also the first anniversary of Cabaret Underworld, a great excuse for another toast. DJs are Blaster, Cream, Crystobal, Brace and Spooney Bee, and there’ll be a live performance by Agua Negra too. 1403 Ste-Elisabeth, 10 p.m., $10 (early bird price, still available)

Local punk veterans the Ripcordz host their annual Punk NYE blowout at Café Chaos, with a solid line-up of supporting bands: Ab Irato, Sale Gauloise, Talk Sick and Bastard 86. As a bonus, it’s presented in conjunction with the crew from Chaos’s Maniks Mondays weekly. 2031 St-Denis, 8 p.m., $10, tickets available at the venue and X20 (3456 St-Denis)



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