Montreal Live Music Clubs
Montreal's live music clubs feature live acts playing on a regular basis. From jazz to reggae to rock, find the right spot to kick back and relax or to get up and get your groove on. These Montreal live music venues can help narrow down the search with live music club reviews, descriptions, contact information, maps and more.
Since the 1920s Theatre Plaza has worn many hats. From a bowling alley to an illegal Asian karaoke bar. Today it boasts a newly refurbished look and hosts and hosts some of the hottest bands around.
Open in the early 80s, Club Soda has since become one of Montreal's busiest and most popular venues. Aiming to give new artists and producers of all performance genres an audience, the club's stage has been graced by many now-famous performers such as the Tragically Hip, Jann Arden, Soundgarden, Chris Isaak, Oasis and Canadian comedy troupe Kids in the Hall.
This pool hall and live music venue is a favourite among Montreal music fans. Visitors can enjoy a relaxed, social and friendly atmosphere while watching bands from all over the world. Live shows are offered most nights of the week and there are also 10 pool tables to keep patrons busy.
A landmark since 1968, this live music club brings the best of emerging regional artists and well-known international jazz performers to downtown Montreal. Louisiana-style culinary offerings are featured, in addition to extensive cocktail selections and terrace dining.
Bier Markt Montreal offers over 150 biers from 30 different countries. Its belgian brasserie-style menu is carefully designed for pairing. Bier Markt has a great atmosphere with live music every Friday-Sunday. Plus, there is never a cover!
Located on rue Saint-Denis in an area full of popular French bars and clubs, Pub Saint-Ciboire is popular among fans of Quebec-brewed beers as it offers 12 local lagers and ales on tap including Blanche de Chambly, Belle Gueule and Boreale. For a very Quebec experience, visitors can try out a tasty Quebec brews while watching one of the local bands that play at the pub on a regular basis.
Live music, art exhibitions, weekend brunches and comprehensive cafe and bar services are hallmarks of this downtown bistro, which features menus of comfort foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Grumpy's is a live music bar that offers different themes each night of the week. Various nights include 80's Goodness Sundays, Grumpy's Happy Mondays, Jazz Night open jams on Wednesdays, Moonshine on Thursday bluegrass and old-time jams, live bands on Saturdays and more.
Live, local talent hits the stage weekly at this casual pub and lounge, which features complete bar services and a menu of pub-style favorites. Complimentary wireless Internet is also available to patrons.
A premiere, intimate venue for music and art, this licensed Plateau district establishment also serves as a cozy bistro and cafe, serving coffee, sweet treats, breakfast, light lunch and late-night snacks. Local, regional and national music acts are showcased.
The Black Cat Bone hosts live Blues music every Saturday night. Where all the cool cats come to hang their hats! A place to hang out, have a drink, listen to great Blues music, and with a beautiful dance floor for dancers to dance the night away.
La Casa del Popolo is not only a fair trade cafe offering light snacks. It is also a bar, a live music venue and a gallery. Each month, the cafe hosts a cabaret drag show called Meow Mix, which features a variety of music (except house), for the cafe's lesbian patrons.
Nestled in the historic quarter and offering live jazz performances seven-nights-a-week, this bar and restaurant features a menu of Mediterranean-inspired selections, extensive cocktail offerings and large-group menu options.
Le National concert hall presents a range of local and international music artists and bands. The popular C'est Extra and Pop 80 nights are held, here and the space can be rented for special events such as concerts, product launches and corporate parties.
Run by the same people as Casa del Popolo (and located right across the street), La Sala Rossa is a restaurant serving Spanish tapas and paella as well as a weekend brunch. The club portion puts on a range of entertainment including cabarets, breakdance competitions, live bands and more. The venue often hosts some of the world’s most popular indie rock bands.
One of Montreal's many live music venues, Cafe Chaos presents local rock acts as well as bands from across Canada and the US. The club also hosts DJ nights when the music played includes hardcore, punk, rock, alternative and old school depending on the night.
Le Divan Orange is a newcomer on Montreal's live music scene but has nonetheless become a favourite among those looking to discover some cool new talent. The club hosts both English- and French-speaking bands that represent a range of music genres.
Located in the Dominion Theatre, a heritage building constructed in 1913, La Tulipe is a former movie theatre that is now used as a concert venue. Visitors can expect to see rock shows, French-speaking singers, jazz concerts and musical reviews.
Having moved to rue Prince-Arthur after receiving noise complaints from the neighbours at the previous location, Cafe Campus is better than ever with three floors and live shows that see the club packed to the rafters. The venue also puts on theme nights such as retro Tuesdays, Blues Wednesdays and Francophone Sundays.
Live music is the hallmark of this club, which showcases an eclectic mix of performances, including reggae, hip-hop and world music. Daily happy hour and nightly DJ dances are also hosted.
Located downtown and a vibrant venue on Montreal's jazz scene, this bar and grill features nightly live music and a menu of North American classics. Extensive cocktail offerings and late-night dining services are available.
This Montreal concert hall has reached near mythic status due to the range of superstars and up-and-comers that have graced its stage. Hundreds of popular Canadian and international singers and bands have played the Spectrum since its inception including Alanis Morrissette, Sloan, Blur, Beck, Smashing Pumpkins, Tina Turner, Miles Davis and Quebec's own, Celine Dion
For almost 30 years, the St. Lawrence choir has been one of the best in Canada, appearing regularly with such groups as the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the McGill Chamber Orchestra and Ensemble Amati.
This concert venue in downtown Montreal has a capacity of 2300 people and often gets packed to the rafters during performances by artists such as Beck, David Bowie, Ben Harper and Jean Leloup. When not being used for a show, the venue transforms into a nightclub.
Originally built in 1912, Le Theatre Corona is mainly used for theatre performances and musicals but also occasionally hosts popular bands including Montreal-based indie darlings Arcade Fire.
In addition to operating as a tea house, this casual bistro also features dining for lunch and dinner and hosts weekly live dinner-music events. The on-site boutique also carries an extensive selection of tea sets, tea pots and other brewing essentials.
An alternative club with style, Les Foufounes Electriques features two beer gardens, three dance floors and a daily happy hour that lasts from 4 pm to 6 pm. The club hosts live rock, hardcore and industrial bands and also puts on club nights such as GoGo Tuesdays, Under Attack Wednesdays, Sweet n Sour Thursdays and Electrik Saturdays. Music includes alternative, old school punk, rock n roll, hardcore, hip hop, 80s rock, pop and ska depending on the night
This hole-in-the-wall bar wedged among the more hip and popular clubs along boulevard Saint-Laurent is easy to miss. Look for the venue covered in gig posters and head inside to mix with a pierced and tattooed crowd of regulars who play pool at the table by the window and watch live bands on Friday nights. The bar's Sunday blues series is also popular.
Located in the heart of Plaza St-Hurbert, this casual lounge features a weekly line-up of live jazz performances, an ambient social atmosphere and extensive bar services. Impressive wine and cocktail offerings and nightly selections of bar snack platters are offered.
Home of the Montreal Canadiens hockey team, the Bell Centre also hosts a number of big-name music artists making stops in Montreal during world tours. Past and futures bands and performers at the Bell Centre include The Cult, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Coldplay, Madonna and U2.
Located in the Plaza St-Hubert district, this casual bar and lounge features live music acts, karaoke nights, social dancing and DJ dance parties. Full bar services and a menu of bar snacks are offered.
Filled with local in-the-know music fans, Club Lambi is one of the venues for the Pop Montreal indie music festival. The club boasts a friendly atmosphere and hosts up-and-coming and on-the-verge bands and artists.
A 60's café in the 21st century featuring live music Friday & Saturday evenings and an Open Mic every Thursday. Home cooking at it's best and features a Weekend Brunch.
The Green Room
Located in the basement of the Mile End Cultural Centre, this space bills itself as partly a live venue and partly a public house. The atmosphere is unpretentious as patrons of the chilled club are out to have fun, watch local live bands perform and enjoy DJ nights which include Funk n Soul Mondays, Honky Tonk Tuesdays and Dance!Dance!Dance! Saturdays.