One of the biggest and most popular venues in Montreal, the Sky Lounge was specially created for the gay community to unwind and chill out. Housing a pool, spa and a mini- restaurants it has shaped into a one - stop destination which takes care of their needs and provides them with an ambiance to really enjoy themselves. The place is a must visit for its funky nightlife with trendy music, DJs and food.
St-Viateur Bagel delights all its guests with the freshly baked delicacies it serves. Established in 1957 this bakery is in the neighborhood dotted with several other bakeries and has managed to gain loyal customers through its decadent menu. The traditional sesame-seed variety is now supplemented by poppy seed, whole wheat and many other flavors. Don't forget to carry cash as the bakery doesn't accept cards. Its delicious menu complemented by prompt service and warm hospitality will make you come back for more. Open for 24 hours, this is a great spot to swing by for early morning cravings or late night hunger pangs.
Montreal's best-known French bistro enters the 21st Century with its reputation firmly intact; flawless cuisine, imperturbable if somewhat Parisian service and a smoky, some would say loud atmosphere. The menu rotates somewhat, and there are always daily specials, but L' Express is best known for the standard appetizers. The wine list contains exclusively French wines with reasonable prices for your enjoyment by the glass or by the bottle.
Snack N' Blues defies definition; it is neither a jazz club, nor a dive bar, but instead sits comfortably between the two in a league of its very own. This Mile End bar serves up delicious drinks and bottomless bowls of snacks. The entertainment program is as eclectic as the decor and clientele, with everything from film screenings, DJ sets and live music in the mix. While the bar boasts an almost cult appeal, it remains free from pretension, welcoming all with open arms.
Helm Brasseur Gourmand proves to be a great place to have a fun night with your group of buddies after a hard day at work. Mainly a brew pub, they have various cider and beer labels available on the tap and by the bottle at reasonable rates, with happy hours everyday from 5p to 7p. Dishes are also served, however the menu is limited but the beef tartar or salmon ceviche is really delicious and filling. The service is a bit slow and you may have to vie for the waitresses attention, but the atmosphere inside is cool and relaxed with a view of the street.
La P’tite Place is a hip karaoke spot in the eastern part of downtown Montreal. With an exciting karaoke program throughout the week, it attracts crowds from far-off corners of the city. State-of-the-art karaoke equipment, friendly atmosphere and exciting drink specials make it one of the top karaoke bars of the city. Walk in and request the DJ to play your chosen song, even as you get ready to face the mike and croon like your favorite singer.
The Black Cat Bone, a hip and happening Blues music club is extremely popular with locals. This place has a beautiful dance floor and the best of Blues music tracks that will force you to dance more and more. You can also spend your Saturday evening by just listening to the music and chatting with your people. The bar has some good liquor options as well. Perfect for an ultimate outing with friends on Saturdays.
Every year, hundreds of tourists come to take part in Montreal's various sports activities. Whether you want to watch the football game or the hockey game or UFC, there is always some fan dressed up and cheering on their Montreal team. What better way to be a part of it then by taking in the game at one of Montreal's best sports bars? Station des Sport has a fun-filled atmosphere, television screens from left to right, up and down and even 4 tables with their own private taps! So, if you have a group of fans waiting to see the game, or you just want to go to be a part of the atmosphere, Station is the perfect choice! - Williamina Deneault
There's no dearth of fabulous gay bars in Montreal's Ville-Marie, so what distinguishes Le Stud from the rest? Perhaps it is the bar's gorgeous, all male clientele, or perhaps it is the effortlessly eclectic ambiance that thrives here that draws in the crowds. Le Stud started out with the simple aim of being a place for "men who love men", an idea that is integral to everything about this place. While the vibe is friendly and laid-back, the decor favors a dark, mysterious and sultry style, a balance that is rare and hard to achieve. The music is always great, the drinks are delicious and the parties are wild, with themed nights, pool tournaments and special events galore. During the day, though. Le Stud is simply a great place to enjoy a casual drink with friends.
Brasserie Cherrier is the epitome of a locals' bar. Friendly, laid-back and invitingly passe, the bar attracts an eclectic clientele with a winning combination of cold beer, sports and pool. What Brasserie Cherrier lacks in contemporary style, it more than makes up for in charm, as attested by the bar's loyal clientele. You won't find any frill or fancy names on the menu, but if what you crave is a cold beer, sports on TV and the freedom to cheer as loud as you please, then Brasserie Cherrier is the place for you.