One of the most important after-hours clubs and DJ venues in the country, this small, state-of-the-art spot boasts an ergonomically designed dance floor and a sound system unequaled on the continent. Regular DJs include Alain Vinet, Mark Anthony and David Morales, but Stereo also attracts top-touring DJs like Paul Oakenfold. Expect long lines and dress to impress, as the doormen can be very picky.
One of the earlier and original punk/alternative music venues in Montreal, Foufounes Électriques has been on the scene in one incarnation or another for more than 15 years. Notable appearances have included a 1990 concert by Kurt Cobain and Nirvana. A state of mind as much as a physical presence, with sculptures and remnants of the hardcore years, Foufs has re-made itself again into a live show venue. It is not unusual to see tourists and spiked hair punks sitting side-by-side at the bar or on the patio.
Salon Daome is a chic lounge and nightclub where both amateur and professional musicians perform for the club audience. Visitors can relax with a drink in this soothing lounge or meet new people at the bar or dance floor. The resident DJs are also from a variety of styles, so those looking for a particular beat are sure to find one.
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.
This is the spot for the hottest Latin dance rhythms in Montreal, and you can sure tell, as the dance floor is packed so tight on Friday and Saturday that there is hardly room to shimmy. It gets its share of celebrities, as both Expos and visiting ball players frequently drop in. The club, open since 1980, features a full bar, dance competitions, Salsa lessons and live bands.
A small first-floor bar and stage plus a second-floor concert hall forms the double venue for this student hangout. The music is mostly blues and rock, which can be heard every night of the week. The cover charge is minimal and varies according to the scheduled band.
Notoriously sultry and sought after, Velvet lies hidden away beneath the Auberge Saint-Gabriel. Projected on to the side of the old inn, a giant "V" beckons to the denizens of the night with the promise of an unforgettable evening of dance, music and cocktails that is unlike anything else Montreal has to offer. Lit by hundreds of candles, a subterranean tunnel leads into the annals of the club where the hip, trendy and audacious mingle as they groove along to the music. Two bars serve up a host of signature cocktails, seeming defying logic with an unusual mix of ingredients that surprise and delight. With a fabulous lineup of DJs to boot, the popularity of the Velvet Speakeasy should come as no surprise.
Terrasse sur l'Auberge is an airy roof top lounge close to the city's bustling port. Drop in to experience the spectacular 360 degree views from the lounge, while you enjoy your drinks. As the lounge can accommodate up to hundred people, it is an ideal place for group parties and gatherings. On special occasions like the International Fireworks Competition, the view from the roof top lounge is breathtaking. Stop by to enjoy live music played by the DJ at the lounge.
Taverne Gaspar opens its doors to hungry patrons and delights them with traditional breakfast specials. As the evening approaches, the place changes roles and becomes a trendy spot where one can indulge in inventive mixed drinks as well as delicious food. They also have talented DJs in the house, who keep the crowds entertained through the night. The place is a bit pricey but the wonderful rustic setting, imported wines and large portions of food make a visit at the Taverne Gaspar, totally worth every dollar spent.
Situated in the Chinatown neighborhood, Joverse functions as a bar, while also serving French fare through its small plates. The decor has a contemporary elegance about it, with its exposed red brick walls and wooden floors. The environment is cozy, perfect for unwinding with a drink. There is a fair share of liquor, ranging from vodka, gin and rum, to whiskey, beers and wine. There are also several cocktails to suit your taste. The small plates offer a range of cheeses and mushrooms, and other dishes like the Duck 58 and the National Dish, can also be found on the menu. Frequented for business lunches, Joverse also works well for a quiet evening with friends.
Méchant Boeuf is a trendy French brasserie and bar in Hôtel Nelligan. From live music to DJ nights and happy hours, this place is a popular haunt among the locals. Their menu is dominated with preparations made from Angus beef and their burgers and steak come highly recommended. They also have a raw bar. Inventive cocktails keep your spirits high at the Méchant Boeuf. Fun and vibrant, it is a nice spot to hangout with friends.