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.
Located in the heart of downtown Montreal, this English-style pub offers a warm and inviting atmosphere amid pleasant surroundings. The decor is traditional and designed to make you feel like you are in London. In keeping with the theme, there is plenty of imported beer on tap and the menu presents a variety of pub fare from hearty soups to fish and chips. Once the meal is over, you can indulge in a friendly game of pool or toss a few darts.
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.
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.
Les Trois Brasseurs is a pub and restaurant which includes a spacious bar and great basic pub fare. Located on the main shopping area of St-Denis, and adjacent to a large cinema multiplex, this has become a favorite centralized hangout. The pub is frequented by young crowds, and brews some ten different beers - it's the only place in where you are served a Meter of Beer, which you are supposed to enjoy with your friends. They even serve beer cocktails with peculiar names like Monaco, Tango and Le Latino. Fare goes anywhere from steaks, Italian classics to basic sandwiches. The fries are also excellent!