Montreal is a cultural quilt made up of different people from many different places. While much of Montreal’s gay scene takes place in the Village, there’s a whole alternative queer scene scattered throughout the Downtown, Plateau, Old Port, and Mile End. If you’re looking for a queer-friendly party place in Montreal, check out these venues…
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Spring arrives in Montreal slowly but colourfully: the butterflies fly at the Botanical Gardens and Major League Baseball hits it out of the park, er, stadium, and the delicious joys of sugar shack season abound alongside international film, opera, art and dance, and mind-blowing rock shows…
Searching for the perfect place to drink in Montreal? Look no further than this slightly wacky infographic! The choice is yours, just follow your heart to good times and memories. Just remember to have fun, drink responsibly and to tag your Instagrams with #MTLMOMENTS. Coffee, Tea & Milkshakes: Nocochi (2156 Mackay), Camelli Sinensis (351 Emery), Beautys (93 Mont-Royal West) Sweaty & Dancy : Electro: NEW CITY GAS (950 Ottawa), Latin: Copacabana (1106 Maisonneuve West), Hip Hop: Blizzarts (3956 St-Laurent) Romantic & Cozy: Wine: Pullman (3424Parc), Cocktail: Assommoir (211 Notre-Dame West), Beer: Benelux (245 Sherbrooke West) Laidback & Chill: Boardgames: Randolph Pub (2041 St-Denis), Eat: Else’s (156 Roy East), L’Escalier (552 Ste-Catherine East), Mr Smith (4061 Ontario East), Play Pool: Sharx (1606 Sainte-Catherine West) Unique & Funky: Drag Queens: Cabaret Mado (1115 Ste-Catherine East), Free Candy: Snack n’ Blues (5260 St-Laurent), Pay Candy: Candibar (1148 Mont-Royal Est)
As the world goes mobile, so are many of the restaurants and clubs that make up an important part of Montreal’s culinary and nightlife scene. Here are some of the best Restaurant and Nightlife apps that can help you navigate your way to a perfect night out!
Leafing through the Montréal en lumière programme in order to decide which activity to attend can be a daunting task. So I am coming to your rescue, fellow food lovers, with my 5 recommendations for activities and/or meals. I hope it helps you enjoy Montréal en lumière even more. Don’t forget to book your spots early on so you don’t miss out on all the fun!
They say that the best way to get to know a city is to drink up the local experiences and feast your eyes on the sights. Actually, I’m not sure anyone has said that, but based on Local Montreal’s tours, people really should start. Local Montreal offers informal walking tours that focus on Montreal’s distinct culture, history and gastronomy. They provide a much needed, authentic, non touristy glimpse into the heart of the city. We teamed up with Local Montreal for their Brewpub Experience tour where we strolled around the plateau, sampled some artisanal beers and became acquainted with some of the city’s best kept secrets.
Mont Royal Avenue starts from Avenue du Parc and crosses the Plateau borough from west to east all the way to Frontenac and beyond. The stretch centred around St. Denis and Mont Royal Metro Station is my favourite part, filled with boutiques, bars, and restaurants. On these still warm fall afternoons, what a great place to relax on a terrace and have a cocktail or two after work…
You say patio, we say terrasse. Whatever you call it, when the weather is nice the place to be is under the open sky. And what’s better than a terrasse in Montreal? Why, a rooftop terrasse in Montreal! Here are some of my faves.
Montreal is known for our electrifying nightlife, compelling history, and down right beautiful women. This is why it comes at no surprise when Montreal was ranked number 26 in the AskMen’s Top 29 Cities To Visit 2011 list.We scored high across the board!