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.
Voted the best gay and lesbian club in 2006, this hotspot is more intense and more popular than ever. With three floors and theme rooms, the mammoth club has a VIP section, a beautiful rooftop terrace and various lounges. Top 40 hits, hip hop and the hottest house music keeps this place hopping Thursday through Saturday.
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.
While most gay bars seem to attract a rather rambunctious crowd, L'Aigle Noir boasts a relaxed and laid-back vibe that pervades every corner, attracting a more eclectic clientele. Gorgeous men in form-fitting attire mingle with their macho and leather-clad counterparts as the fabulous DJ gets the party going. The drinks are strong and the beer is cheap, perfect for a night out with friends. L'Aigle Noir is a great place to meet new people, or to simply hang out with a group of friends, play a game of pool and enjoy a few drinks before heading to the dance floor to strut your stuff.
Located in Montreal's Gay Village or as it's popularly known 'Le Village'; Taverne Normandie is best known for it's after-hours scene. This local spot is open till the early hours of the morning every day serving up a nice selection of beers to the regulars who frequent it. The dive bar serves up a selection of beers from select micro-breweries in the area like Cheval Blanc and Tremblay as well as regular selection of usual draft and bottled beers. Drop by if you enjoy karaoke and reasonably priced beer.
Notre Dame des Quilles has hit upon a winning combination that is bowling, bourbon and good times. You don't have to dress up to feel right at home at this cheerful watering hole, where happy chatter, punctuated by the sound of tumbling pins and random cheers, forms the soundtrack for a night out with friends. The laid-back vibe of this place gives you the feeling that you have simply moved into the home of a friend who just happens to have a couple of bowling lanes and a fully-stocked bar on hand. The menu is the perfect complement to the overall vibe, packed with simple and delicious fare like mac 'n' cheese, fish croquettes and salads. Beer, bourbon and cocktails make up the drinks selection completing the offer and promising a night you'll want to repeat over and over again.
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.
Step down into the bottom level of this three-floor complex for a much louder and younger crowd than above. Or, step up where the ambiance is more relaxed, the food delicious and the crowd diverse. A bingo evening starring Transvestite Mado is always a big hit. There is a 4p-8p happy hour weekdays and Martini Tuesdays. The music is kept at below ear-shattering decibels. Some hustling goes on, but it is subtle, so it is a good place for either cruising or spending a pleasant evening with your significant other.