Are your dancing shoes warmed and your feet ready to move? Then find a nightclub in Montreal, Quebec and get your groove on. Find the best dance clubs based on the scene, average age and music by reading the Montreal nightclub descriptions below along with reviews and maps.
Created by F1 driver Jacques Villeneuve, the name Newtown is the English translation of his surname. This four level establishment offers something for everyone with a restaurant, club, bar and nightclub. With a contemporary European-inspired interior, Newtown serves a Mediterranean menu and has a terrace with views of the city.
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.
It isn't the biggest club in the world but it is often rated one of the best. With an enviable sound system, impressive light shows and a diverse crowd that gets down to the sounds of some of the world's top DJs including David Morales and Paul Oakenfold, the club is open from 2 am to 10 am on weekends.
One of several restaurant-bars in Montreal, Time Supper Club is very trendy and very expensive. Beautiful, well-healed regulars mix with visiting celebrities (rock band U2 spent time here the last time they were in Montreal) while DJs keep the dance floor packed. The menu includes mouth-watering items such as hot steamed oysters with Thai salsa and lobster with saffron ravioli.
Located in the trendy Plateau area, this pub, lounge and billiards bar features poker and pool tournaments and a vibrant nightclub scene. The entertainment complex offers an array of pool tables, Foosball, a private poker lounge and a dance floor.
Featuring a menu of International fusion cuisine, this supper club offers an ambient dining atmosphere and transforms into a vibrant nightclub environment with live DJ's and themed events. A-la-carte, group menus and extensive wine selections are available.
Upscale Italian dining in a contemporary-styled interior, combined with a vibrant nightclub scene, is available to visitors of this Plateau establishment. Lunch, dinner, cocktail and comprehensive catering services are offered.
One of the most popular male gay bars in Montreal, Club Parking allows women on Wednesday's. Located in a former auto shop in the heart of the Gay Village, the club features two floors. The disco on the main floor is open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday while upstairs, Cruising Bar is open daily.
Located in a historic building that is rumoured to be haunted, 1234 Club features a Main Room, the Red Room and an exclusive VIP Lounge that looks over the dance floor. A crowd of up to 1500, 21-and-over patrons pack the club for regular DJ nights as well as for special guest DJs such as Boy George and Louis Vega.
A vibrant lounge atmosphere and active nightlife calendar are highlights of this St-Denis establishment, which showcases a line-up of guest DJ's, full bar services and daily drink specials.
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.
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.
Everyone is welcome at this cabaret club in the heart of Montreal's Gay Village. The club features weekly theme nights that include karaoke, dance performance, comedy routines and drag shows. The chic and trendy club features a huge dance floor and a daily happy hour lasting from 4 pm to 9 pm.
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.
An after hours club with a queue that stretches around the block, Circus features a main room where patrons dance to techno and house. There is also a hip hop room and plenty of space to chill out and people watch.
Attracting a beautiful but unaffected crowd, the drink menu at the Tokyo Bar focuses on martinis. The club features a lounge area as well as a live music space where local DJs spin and local bands play, and there is a rooftop terrace overlooking the lively Boulevard St. Laurent.
The funky decor and cozy lounge spaces at this Plateau nightclub are punctuated by groovy urban beats, a program of special events and complete bar services. It's a popular haunt for urbanites looking to let off steam on the dance floor.
This Montreal club is only open to those who are over 25 years old, but nonetheless it draws a crowd big enough to create queues out the door on weekends.
Tabascobar is equal parts pub and nightclub. Featuring billards, large-screen TVs, nightly entertainment and pub food, the establishment is open daily from 11am. The menu features appetizers such as wings and nachos, sandwiches, grilled items and pastas.
One of Montreal's trendiest supper clubs, Pino is described as being intimate, elegant and edgy. The restaurant serves a menu of Mediterranean-inspired Italian fare, and a range of drinks including wines from around the world and unique cocktails are available. After dinner, the restaurant turns into a vibrant nightclub with DJs spinning a range of hits.
In addition to offering casual dining, this bar also offers night club activities every night of the week, including live DJ's and Latin dance nights. The facility also plays host to office parties and other special events.
This complex in the Gay Village includes several bars, a pool hall, Le Drugstore nightclub, restaurants and terraces featuring views of the village. The Budweiser bar and pool hall are popular with a lesbian clientele, Le Taverne is a sports bar and Bar Le Trou is a leather bar.
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.
This club complex in Montreal's gay village boasts some of the best looking waiters, bartenders and clientelle in the city. The complexe features a ground floor pub, a male strip club and a dinner/drag show cabaret on the second floor and a huge dance floor on the thrid. The Sky Club which adjoins the disco features the women-only Girlz in the Sky on Thursday nights.
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
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.
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.
On any given night at Saphir clubbers could be dancing to classic rock, indie, alternative, hip hop, R&B, new wave, 80s, reggae, glam rock, funk, break beats, industrial music and more. With two floors and a number of popular weekly theme nights such as Panic Fridays and Tabernacle Tuesdays, this club on The Main has remained popular since it's inception in 1998.
Situated in the heart of the nightclub district, this venue hosts a wide range of themed events and features live DJ's and special musical guests. The club is a frequent stop-off for celebrities and offers an array of promotional specials for patrons.
The name of this raucous club in the heart of Montreal's Gay Village tells visitors pretty much all they need to know. The more showy members of the crowd dress in demin and leather, and when the music starts everyone heads out to shake it on the dance floor.
Popular among Montreal's French-speaking population, Le Belmont includes a room with pool and foosball tables as well as a room with a dance floor. Music at the bar, which has been around for several years, is a mix of Top 40, hip hop and electronic.
Au Diable Vert is a popular spot among artists and students looking for a place to unwind, dance and mingle. The club offers nightly drink specials and features DJs who play a mix of hits to an appreciative crowd that packs onto the dance floor. Visitors should be prepared to queue on weekends.
Le Drugstore is a three-story complex located in the Gay Village. It includes a number of bars, a cafe and a roof-top terrace with views of the city. Visitors can enjoy a drink, shot a game of pool or dance at the disco on the second floor.
Bar Passport is a small club that has remained popular over a number of years. A boutique by day, the space turns into a bar at night with a little but busy dance floor.
A full bar, a modern lounge environment and bottle services are offered at this nightclub, which features weekly ladies nights, DJ-hosted dance parties and other special events.
The Main Bar
The Main Bar is Montreal's only all inclusive venue. Featuring a supperclub, nightclub & terrace lounge, the concept is unique to Montreal and is viewed to be the next hot spot in town. With two floors with two unique sounds played by only the most reputable DJs, the Main Bar is the ultimate nightlife destination.
Mile End Bar
Attracting a hip, laid-back crowd, Mile End Bar is known for lacking the pretension of some Montreal bars. The club, which features a sleek and modern decor, features a bar on each of the three floors and DJs spin house music each night.
Established in 1975, Cleopatra Cafe has become an institution of Montreal's gay scene. Located on the second floor of a building situated in the city's former red light district, the club features two drag shows each night with performers impersonating everyone from Stevie Nicks to Celine Dion.
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.
Bar Exotica is a Latin-themed gay bar and is located in Old Montreal. Entertainment includes drag shows and dancers.
Anyone experiencing some 80s nostalgia may want to check out Electric Avenue. Casual but trendy, this dance club is usually frequented by a slightly older, fun and friendly crowd.