Visitors to Montreal will enjoy this unique Canadian city where they can walk along the cobblestones of historic Old Montreal while taking in stunning views of the St. Lawrence River, visit Notre Dame, shop at Eaton Centre, appreciate the beautiful thematic gardens at Montreal’s Botanical Gardens, enjoy contemporary art at the Museum of Fine Arts, and hike to the top of Mont Royal during the autumn to enjoy the vibrant colours of the fall foliage. Not to be missed are the French patisseries (bakeries) where you can indulge in delicious eclairs, fraisiers (sponge cake with cream and fresh sliced strawberries), and fruit tarts. For those who enjoy watching hockey, head over to the Bell Centre to experience a Habs game from September through April. Don’t forget to take some time to unwind during the evening by checking out the following listing of the best nightclubs in Montreal, Canada.
1. Le Salon Daomé
After spending time checking out the boutiques on the famed St. Catherine Street and a nice dinner in downtown Montreal, head over to this laid-back nightclub complete with a disco ball. Enjoy listening to DJs spinning electronic music while sipping a cocktail at the bar or on one of their leather couches. Check out theme nights at Le Salon Daomé in Mont-Royal’s trendy neighbourhood for nightlife while staying in Montreal.
Le Salon Daomé
Address: 4465 St. Laurent Boulevard
Website: Le Salon Daomé
Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 10pm - 3am (closed on Mon)
2. Stereo After Hours
For an evening of dancing and music, visit this after-hours club which doesn’t sell alcohol on site making for a more cultured nightclub experience. Enjoy dancing under the disco balls, Chinese lanterns, and metallic stars accented with marabou feathers while international DJs spin house music and techno. Patrons can enjoy a carefree evening, bathed in various colours of lasers on the dance floor at this popular nightclub in Mont-Royal’s happening neighbourhood.
Stereo After Hours
Address: 858 St. Catherine Street Est (East)
Website: Stereo After Hours
Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 10pm - 2am (closed Sun - Thu)
3. Club Unity
After spending an afternoon hiking on Mont Royal, finish off your day at Club Unity if you have any energy left. Experience this festive nightclub where you can dance the night away to various music genres played by DJs nightly spanning two rooms. Rest your tired feet and enjoy drinks at the bar inside or on their rooftop terrace while taking in breathtaking views of Montreal.
Address: 1171 St. Catherine Street Est (East)
Website: Club Unity
Opening hours: Thu - Sat: 10pm -3am (closed Sun - Wed)
After spending a day exploring underground Montreal, take the metro over to Stereo Bar to enjoy their state-of-the-art sound system while listening to the DJ spin techno and house tunes. Step onto the dance floor and enjoy a relaxing evening under the red lasers and disco ball at this hip dance club in Montreal. There is a 35 USD cover charge to be admitted to the club besides the cost of any drinks you choose to purchase during an evening out at one of the city’s trendy spots. A note for female patrons, be aware of your personal safety by choosing to leave earlier in the evening than extending your visit into the morning hours, as some male patrons can be particularly aggressive.
Address: 856 St.Catherine Street Est (East)
Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 10pm - 3am (closed Sun - Thu)
5. Bar Datcha
After checking out Old Montreal along the St. Lawrence River and enjoying classic French cuisine at one of their restaurants, head over to Bar Datcha to enjoy drinks and dancing at this Russian themed bar. There is a patio with street-side dining available as well if you desire to get your evening off to an early start. Enjoy cutting a rug Montreal-style while various DJs spin tracks in this low-lit cocktail bar environment.
Address: 98 Avenue Laurier Ouest (West)
Website: Bar Datcha
Opening hours: Wed, Fri & Sat: 8pm - 3am; Thu: 6pm - 3am; Sun: 10pm - 3am (closed on Mon & Tue)
6. La Vitrola
For those preferring to dance and sing along with live acts instead of techno tracks, La Vitrola offers that experience nightly. This contemporary venue provides patrons with an intimate setting to enjoy drinks at its bar and watch bands perform on stage each evening. This newly opened establishment is another live music venue owned by the people behind Sala Rossa and Casa del Popolo making it an excellent addition to the live music scene in Montreal.
Address: 4602 Boulevardl St-Laurent
Website: La Vitrola
Opening hours: Mon - Sun: 8pm - 2am
7. Velvet Speakeasy
For a truly unique clubbing experience take the metro over to historic Old Montreal, where under an old inn, you will be lead through tunnels of catacombs by candlelight, into this stylish club. Enjoy sipping on a custom cocktail at the bar before hitting the dance floor. After spending some time on the dance floor, sit back and relax on one of the Louis XV style sofas while listening to the DJ play well into the early hours before heading back to your Montreal accommodations to rest up for the following day of exploring the city.
Address: 426 St. Gabriel Street
Website: Velvet Speakeasy
Opening hours: Thu - Sat: 11pm - 3am (closed Sun - Wed)
8. 2 Pierrots
Start your evening enjoying a casual dinner at the bar before getting ready to raise your hands, dance, and sing along to the lively playlist performed by local musicians in this multi-level venue. Enjoy French classics and English rock classics such as Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, ACDC’s Thunderstruck, Metallica’s Enter Sandman, and Joan Jett’s I Love Rock N Roll to name a few. Come finish off the evening on a Saturday night after watching the Montreal Canadiens play at the Bell Center to enjoy the spectacular live music performances surrounded by the friendly Frenchies of Montreal.
Address: 104 St. Paul Street Est (East)
Website: 2 Pierrots
Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 8:30pm - 3am (closed Sun - Thu)
9. Bar La Shop
For a casual evening out to enjoy an evening of music and dancing, check out this casual hangout with a bar, dance floor, and live acts each evening of the week. Between spending time on the dance floor and sipping a cocktail at the bar, visitors can play a game of pool or foosball. Although the scene is popular with students, this bar caters to all and has been around for 44 years making it a must-visit venue to enjoy an evening out in Montreal.
Bar La Shop
Address: 4177 Rue (Street) Saint-Denis, (2nd floor)
Website: Bar La Shop
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10pm - 3am; Sun: 3pm - 12am
10. La Porte Rouge
Enjoy dancing the night away in this red-lit night club featuring a full bar, DJ’s, and a stage for live performances by local musicians. Enjoy drinks inside or outdoors on their streetside patio during the warmer summer months. A note for anyone checking out La Porte Rouge while visiting Montreal, the dance floor is small and gets packed by patrons by midnight, so you may not have much room to spread out and enjoy yourself fully as you would on a more spacious dance floor.
La Porte Rouge
Address: 1834 Mont-Royal Avenue Est (East)
Website: La Porte Rouge
Opening hours: Thu - Sat: 10pm - 3am; Wed & Sun 11pm - 3am (closed on Mon & Tues)
Voulez-vous danser avec moi? (Would you like to dance with me?)
After enjoying the underground city and its winding tunnels, visiting Notre Dame, or enjoying classic French cuisine at one of the city’s numerous restaurants, make certain to check out some of Montreal’s nightclubs. Each nightclub differs in style and ambience, with DJs spinning electronic tracks to local musicians performing classics to an enthusiastic crowd, and the type of environment created to satisfy your need to let loose on the dance floor during an evening out. Make certain to drop in at one of the best nightclubs to experience the exhilarating music, dancing, and even sing-alongs during your visit to charming Montreal.
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