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.
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.
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.
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.
La Succursale Bar serves up a selection of seven craft beers that are brewed in house, alongside a few bottled varies, beer cocktails and a full bar selection of Canadian spirits. There's a little something for everyone at this lively watering hole where the love of beer reigns supreme. The bar does offer a food menu, however it is mainly composed of snacks and beer-friendly food, specifically designed to be an apt accompaniment to the beer list. For the beer curious and connoisseur alike, La Succursale Bar has much to offer.
N Sur Mackay is located in Montreal's iconic Golden Square Mile, in west downtown. The trendy bar has a speakeasy vibe and a discrete doorway that's hard to spot unless you know it's there. Once you step inside, the intimate ambiance and elegant Art Deco decor transport you to the 1920s. Both original cocktails and perfectly made classics feature on the menu here, besides a selection of fine whiskey and craft beer. Quiz nights and other events keep things lively, making this a popular Friday night hangout for Montrealers. They offer a cocktail of the week special during happy hours, and this hidden gem is great for an afterwork apero.
Nestled in the heart of the city, Pub St. Paul is a popular hangout spot among the locals and tourists. This pub is known for serving an impressive list of beverages that consists of fine wines, various brands of chilled beers, whiskey and other spirits to sip on to as you unwind after a hard day. In case you feel hungry, you can dig into some scrumptious burgers, chicken wings, pizzas or devour the local delights served here. Its cozy interiors and prompt service makes this a great spot to catch up with your friends over a few drinks.
Bare concrete, sleek booths and candle-lit tables lead the way to a dance floor that forms the heart of Newspeak. Tying together the intimate charm of a speakeasy and the electric vibe of a contemporary club, Newspeak has come to be a haven for the city's electronic music connoisseurs under the guidance of Samouraïs des Jungles Urbaines (SJU). This club is the place to go to for all things wonderfully unusual and exciting. Creativity thrives here in a setting that is rife with artistic freedom. Local and touring DJs, bands and musicians, both upcoming and well-established, feature at Newspeak. The cover charge and ticket prices vary depending on who's playing on any given night, but entry is usually free for early birds. Keep an eye on the club's website or facebook page for updates on the latest happenings.
A good place to relax with friends or co-workers, Pub Victoria is a classic no-frills pub. Serving a decent selection of beers, both bottled and on tap it's got a good ambiance and a chilled out vibe. Don't expect anything too brilliant from the menu, it serves up the usual selection of typical Pub fare from Steak Frites, Fish and Chips, Smoked Meat, Chicken Burger and Fries. All the food is well prepared and tasty. Victoria Pub is more popular for it's selection of classic drinks and it's lovely outdoor terrace open during the summer. Stop by for an after work drink, or to catch a game on one of their TV's while enjoying your beer.
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.