Popular with Montreal's trendiest French hipsters, La Quincaillerie is a must-see spot for the indie-rock crowd and anyone who wants to get out and experience the French side of Montreal's nightlife. The 5 a 7 (happy hour) specials on beers and cocktails make it cheap and easy to gather up the liquid courage to make friends and practice newly acquired French-language skills on the regulars.
Located on the second floor of the Belvu cruise ship that tours the St. Lawrence river, is a small restaurant and bar called the Belvu Croisiere Boutique Inc. Drinks, appetizers and a variety of entree's are offered.
Since 1994, Jello Martini Lounge has been attracting a crowd of chic yet personable patrons including visiting celebrities. The bar offers a menu of 50 martinis and allows patrons to create original concoctions by choosing an alcohol and a mix off a set menu. The bar, which features a retro decor, presents live bands that play funk, house, R&B and hip hop, while visitors not in the mood to dance play pool in the back lounge.
Wunderbar is a sleek, multi-level lounge that is the centrepiece nightlife element within the W Montreal. Adjacent to Old Montreal, this trendy nightclub features DJ music, a contemporary atmosphere and light fare. Wunderbar is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10pm to 3am.
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.
Located on the mezzanine floor of Le Westin Montréal, Reporter offers a casual atmosphere in which to enjoy a refreshing beverage. A tapas menu is available that features items such as cold cuts, smoked salmon rolls, local cheeses and much more.
Located in the trendy Crescent district in the downtown core, this cigar lounge features a diverse selection of cigars, an extensive martini and spirits menu and retail sales of authentic Cuban varieties. The facility does not implicate a cutting fee and also features a non-smoking area.
Located on the Main, this lounge specializes in scotch whisky and features an impressive menu of ports, wines, beers and signature cocktails. An adjacent cigar lounge is also available to patrons.
Vinyl Lounge is a small bar with an intimate and upbeat atmosphere. There is no dance floor but visitors manage to create spots to get down when the sound system is fired up, especially on special nights such as Golden Oldies Wednesdays, Wax On Wax Off Fridays and Peer Pressure Saturdays.
This upscale urban lounge and nightclub features nightly live music, resident DJ's and themed soirees. Intimate lounge spaces and vibrant dance floor areas are available to patrons.
NDGs best kept secret for over 15 years. Typhoon is an upscale neighbourhood bar.
Located in the W Montreal hotel, Plateau Lounge offers a casual atmosphere in which to enjoy a refreshing cocktail, a beer or a glass of wine.
A tastefully decorated lounge reminiscent of the Renaissance period. Reservations are required.
This wine bar offers an impressive menu featuring more than 300 options.
Extensive cocktail and wine selections and an eclectic menu of snacks served in individual mason jars, are available to visitors at this Plateau bar and lounge. Contemporary, casual decor and a seasonal garden terrace greet patrons.
Located in the heart of Little Italy, this hip lounge features food and drinks inspired by the Balkans. Veal sausage, filet mignon and authentic dishes like Cevapi (grilled and chopped veal served with cream cheese in a pita bread) are on the menu. Sit up at the cool bar and enjoy International house music on Friday nights and live Balkan music on Saturdays.
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.
Open for lunch and dinner, this restaurant and lounge offers a sleek atmosphere and sumptuous menu. Located in the Westmount neighbourhood, expect an adult-only setting and sophisticated cocktails. Food is also available.
This low-key eatery by day is a lounge and dance club by night that features live DJs and a see-and-be-seen bar. The lunch menu offers a rotating selection of soups and other light fare. When the sun goes down fancy beers and late-night snack are served.
The W Cafe is the perfect place to pick up a coffee and light breakfast every Monday through Friday from 6:30am to 11am and Saturday and Sunday from 7am to noon. In the evening, enjoy a cocktail at W Bartini, an intimate lounge.
This small bar situated along The Main is one of Montreal's most popular places to hit the dance floor. Blizzarts is hip and hot, and boasts some of the most popular theme nights in the city including Dancehall night, R&B night and Stay Fly Thursday hip hop night. Pieces by local artists are on display so the hip-but-relaxed crowd has something to discuss when not dancing.
Named after a pharmacy where the owner's grandmother once worked, Barmacie Baldwin serves its cream ales, pilsners, vodka, gins, fancy martinis all other libations in antique medicine bottles. The lounge-bar, which is both stylish and friendly, offers a 5 a 7 (happy hour) that is one of the city's best and busiest with reductions on beer, wine and vodka.
Located on Mont-Royal Avenue East, Bar INC. is a great place to kick back and have a drink with friends. A small appetizer menu is available.
The Piano Rouge will create a unique experience awakening all senses with its cozy lounge atmosphere and its friendly interaction between employees, the music and patrons!
Tapas, cheese plates and extensive cocktail, wine and beer selections are available to patrons of this Plateau-area bar. The nightclub area offers a dance floor, live DJ's and nightly drink specials.
Located in the Ahunstic district, this trendy bar and lounge features extensive drink selections and a menu of light fare, including grilled sandwiches, salads, pizzas and bagels. The cafe-bar is open daily from 11am to 3am.
With a French-inspired menu and a 1970s Parisian-inspired decor, Rosalie is housed in a building originally built in the mid-19th century. Visitors enjoy their meals on the terrace in the summer and pack the dance floor on weekends. Music is a mix of classic rock, Top 40 and R&B.
Extensive cocktail selections, a contemporary dining environment and internationally-inspired food selections are hallmarks of this Old Montreal lounge and eatery. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, wine and cheese happy hour and weekend brunches are served.
Located in Montreal's Plateau district, Bily Kun is a trendy, unpretensious spot popular among locals, the after-work crowd and those looking for a mellow place to spend an evening. The bar serves up both pints and tasty cocktails and offer live jazz on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday evenings. Live DJs spin techno music every night of the week and visitors take to the dance floor.
One of the many busy bars along the Main, Biftek is the kind of place where strangers become friends and solo travellers will find someone to chat to. Pitchers and shots are on special every weekday which no doubt helps contribute to the friendly and happy atmosphere. The bar is popular among locals and students.
JAVA U Lounge
The Old Montreal location of the JAVA U chain is a lively spot for area scenesters to head after work and check out other after-work scenesters. Martinis are a specialty and don't come cheap but are said to be worth the cash. On Thursday nights from 5 pm to 9 pm the house band Apartment 5 plays jazz and swing music for the hip crowd.
Publix is slightly less busy than other supper clubs on St. Laurent and as such is a good place to visit friends and dance on a floor that isn't always packed. The staff is friendly and the restaurant-bar features a daily happy hour from 5 pm to 8pm.
Located in downtown Montreal just outside of the Gay Village, patrons of this classy bar vary from students to businessmen. Music is provided by a jukebox except on weekends when the bar puts on Karaoke nights. Offering happy hour from 5 pm to 9pm, the bar is open until 3 am seven days a week.
Cafe des Eclusiers
Putting the hot in hot-spot, Cafe des Eclusiers is located along the canal in Old Montreal and packs in the after work crowd for 5 a 7 (Happy Hour) most week nights. In the summer, the fun and good-looking crowd sips drinks from plastic cups and jostles for the best position on the terrace, which offers views of the water, Old Montreal and downtown. Anyone wanting to share the patio space better get here early, especially on Thursday's when the party is known to rage on well into the evening.
Club Date Piano-Bar
With an interior of chrome, brass and mirrors, this fun and friendly neighbourhood bar located in the Gay Village features karaoke each night. From time to time entertainers are brought in to amuse the mixed clientele and transform the bar into a traditional style New York piano bar.
Buvette Chez Simone
Located in the Mile End area, this lounge specializes in wine and cheese service and features a menu of sharing platters, salads and cured meat dishes. The establishment is open for dinner and late-night socializing from Tuesday to Saturday and features a seasonal terrace overlooking Park avenue.
A Go Go Lounge
Serving what some residents consider to be the best Cosmopolitans in the Montreal, A Go Go Lounge features a number of other tasty cocktails with fun names such as the Charlie's Angel, the CoCo Chanel and the Blue Freeze. With a groovy Austin Powers inspired interior, the lounge plays a variety of fun 80s and 90s tunes.
Located in Chinatown, L2 offers a place to grab a bubble tea in a swanky environment that includes computer terminals kitted out with Playstations and X-boxes. Milkshakes, yogurt based drinks and fresh fruit are also on the menu.
Located along rue Saint-Denis, home to a number cool French hangouts, Club Pearl is a hot spot for anyone looking to hear some jazz, funk, soul and hip hop beats. Beer is often the drink of choice and popular theme nights include The Goods on Saturday and Turf Builder, which gives local beat-makers a chance to show off their skills, on the last Wednesday of each month.
Visitors who make the climb up to this second floor bar will be rewarded with beer by the pint and pitcher as well as a range of cocktails and other mixed drinks. The music varies each night and includes soul, rock, garage, 70s rock, classic funk, drum & bass, R&B and dancehall. Tuesdays are reserved for acoustic jams and those looking for some friendly competition can check out the foosball table.
Located among the many trendy and busy lounges and bars on The Main, Shed Cafe is a popular spot not only for 5 a 7 (happy hour) but all day as the midday drink specials draw in the local business and shopping crowd. There is a range of drink choices and the food menu, which is written up on chalk boards, is diverse and tasty.
Sofia is one of Montreal's trendy and pricy supper clubs. Menu specialties include grilled fish and steak and reservations are recommended. After dinner the 25 to 35-year-old crowd take to the floor (and the tables and speakers) to dance to electronic and urban grooves.