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STOPPING OFF AT RESERVOIR

People flock to St-Laurent, aka The Main, because it’s non-stop nightlife. But there are times that even the most committed party people need to take a quick detour to recalibrate their evening. Reservoir is the perfect place for that…

THE MACM GETS NOCTURNAL

In a city like Montreal that gives residents and visitors alike more nightlife options than there are darkly lit hours in the day, it often takes a unique idea to grab people’s attention. The MACM’s “Vendredi Nocturne” is managing to do exactly that…

2 NEW MONTRÉAL NIGHTCLUBS FOR 2010

It seems fitting, during this period of the nightlife calendar when we take stock of the past and look forward to the future, that I tell you about a couple new nightclubs in Montreal that will be big in 2010…

2 New Montreal Nightclubs for 2010

It seems fitting, during this period of the nightlife calendar when we take stock of the past and look forward to the future, that I tell you about a couple new nightclubs in Montreal that will be big in 2010…

The Best New Year’s Eve Parties in Montreal

Since we’ve already set the mood for New Year’s Eve in Montreal, in this post we’re going to blaze through a comprehensive guide of what to do on December 31st this year…

Montreal and The Red Bull Music Academy

I often make grandiose, sweeping statements about the incredible strength of one of Montreal’s specific music scenes. Whether I’m talking about indie rockers or DJs, it really is just my opinion. That’s why it’s great to have something like the Red Bull Music Academy, which tangibly proves that when it comes to beat-based music, Montreal is probably the king of Canada…

DRINKS AT THE HOTEL LE ST-JAMES

Located in Old Montreal, the Hotel Le St-James is certainly in the running for this city’s nicest hotel. At the very least, it’s where Madonna and The Rolling Stones stay when they’re in town (the Stones, apparently, rent the entire hotel when they do). When meeting up with several of my fellow Montreal Tourism Insiders, only a place with this degree of swankitude would do…

Montreal Nightlife gets Sporty

Though you wouldn’t know it from our currently near-tropical (for Canada) weather, Montreal gets quite cold in the winter. Us Montrealers know that the winter will always rear its frosty head. How do we deal with it? Besides curling up near the fireplace with a bottle of red wine and some Arcade Fire albums? We get out there and get active…

New Years Eve Montreal

Montreal for New Year’s Eve? Great nightclubs, great concerts, great parties with great cocktails and people? Great idea. Because, as regular readers of this blog know, Montreal’s reputation as an international nightlife destination is well deserved…

Weird Montreal Holiday Parties

If you’re anything like me, you have more than enough egg nog-fueled events coming up on your social calendar. Sure, the holiday season is a time to give thanks, but it has also become a time to wear bad sweaters while making endless small talk. Thank Christmas that there are some off-the-wall holiday events going on this year in Montreal that allow you to celebrate the season while actually having a good time…