Montreal Nightlife

A great city for night owls, when the sun goes down, options for night time revelry are abundant in Montreal.

For the latest on Montreal's ever-evolving bar and club scene, Nightlife ( has comprehensive listings.

From high brow performances like the symphony or ballet to the more abstract, experimental theatre and contemporary dance, the Montreal arts calendar is booked solid year long, meaning there is plenty on offer for culture vultures.

Bars in Montreal

Baldwin Barmacie

One of the best places for a cocktail, this bar not only serves excellent drinks, but has a consistently happening atmosphere. The interior design is a pharmacy theme, though not in a gimmicky way. Guest DJs keep the tunes pumping and customers coming until the early hours of the morning.

115 Laurier West, Montreal, Canada
Telephone: +1 514 276 4282.
Bily Kun

A stylish place indeed with ostrich heads and French tile work on the walls, Bily Kun brings in trendy twenty-somethings in search of fellow hipsters and an overpriced pint. A good place to feel the Plateau’s ‘in’ vibe. Make sure your hair looks good.

354 Mont-Royal East, Montreal, Canada
Telephone: +1 514 845 5392.

A student haunt, ‘Winnie’s, is a perennial favourite. Recently refurbished with leather, wood and marble interiors, it offers affordable beer and a casual atmosphere and is usually first on the hit list before drinkers head off to more upscale joints. It’s also a favourite gathering point on hockey night.

1459 Rue Crescent, Montreal, Canada
Telephone: +1 514 288 3814.

Clubs in Montreal

Bar Le Ritz PDB

Formerly Il Motore, Bar Le Ritz hosts live music and obscure events that make the trip to this neck of the woods worth it. Quirky events of late have included a feminist film festival and Art Matters exhibition. For those curious, the PDB stands for “punks don’t bend,” a nod to the bar’s co-owners, Thierry Amar and Efrim Menuck of Godspeed You! Black Emperor fame.

179 Jean-Talon West, Montreal, QC, Canada
Telephone: +1 438 289 9994.

One of the swankiest clubs in Montreal, you'll find the glamour and try-hard decor of Blvd44 inside the reception area of Hotel 10. Open Saturday, Sunday and Monday, the late night club indulges patrons with a contemporary pop soundtrack, complimented by bottle service and outdoor seating.

2108 Boulevard St-Laurent, Montreal, QC H2X 2T2, Canada
Telephone: +1 514 638 2583.

One of Montreal’s few dedicated after-hour nightclubs, every weekend at Stereo brings some of the best sounds in house and techno, generally banging from 0200 to 1000.

858 St Catherine Street East, Montreal, QC H2L 2E3, Canada
Telephone: +1 514 658 2646.

Live Music in Montreal

Bell Centre

The venue for big name singers and the heavily promoted, the Bell Centre is a huge arena where tickets can cost in the hundreds for coveted near-stage seats. The building can hold 15,000 concert goers, has disabled access and good ventilation.

260 rue de la Gauchetière West, Montreal, Canada
Telephone: (514) 790 2525.
Casa del Popolo

Those interested in the underground music scene or at least catching some up and coming bands have got to make a trip to Casa del Popolo. Gigs are always amusing and the venue is friendly and intimate. A popular place for indie muso types.

4873 boulevard St-Laurent, Montreal, QC H2T 1R6, Canada
Telephone: +1 514 284 0122.

An excellent medium-sized venue for concerts. There is standing and seating area, with a good line of vision to the stage, no matter what angle. Bands enjoy playing here because the atmosphere is intimate but not squished.

59 Ste. Catherine Street, Montreal, Canada
Telephone: +1 514 844 3500.

Theatre in Montreal

Centaur Theatre

An English language theatre which regularly executes well directed plays and musicals. The company has won numerous theatre awards.

453 rue St-François-Xavier, Montreal, Canada
Telephone: +1 514 288 3161.
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