Gotha Salon Bar (or just “Gotha” as Montrealer’s call it) is one of my favourite lounges in the Gay Village. It’s unpretentious without being skuzzy, and classy without being cher (expensive).
I’ll tell you where it is… and what you should be drinking.
Gotha features a mixed clientele: gay/straight, young/old, English/French, locals/visitors. I like this mix, but it’s the ambience that really does it for me. With warm orange chairs and ever-evolving artistic installations, the décor is stimulating without assaulting the eyes. And with our frigid winters, Gotha keeps us warm with a glowing fireplace. In the summer, there’s always the terrasse (patio) to enjoy the warm evening.
Finally, if you are a pianist, you might love the old upright piano. Ask the bartender to turn the music down and play a tune.
You’ll have us locals in the palm of your hand.
The Drink: White Cranberry Martini
The Spot: 1641 Amherst Street, Gay Village
The Hours: Monday to Sunday, 4pm to 3am
The Beats: Lounge, Electro, Jazz, Retro
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