MONTREAL BARS

Let the party begin !

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The Montréal gay community is known for the wild nightlife of the Village’s establishments, as it has been kwowed   locally for more than 35 years, one of the largest gay neighbourhoods in the world. On week days, as soon as the clock strikes five, a motley crew of clubbers takes over the bars and cafés for the traditional happy hour, others will wait until  9 pm to go out and pack the place. Ah, the bars – What would we do without them? They've evolved over the years and offer a large array of excitements : themes nights, nude dancers — so specific to Montreal —, drag shows, karaoke nights… On weekends, regulars go to the nightclubs from 11 pm and to the afterhours, not before 1 am. But all offer a hot spot    where die-hard party devotees can dance the night away. Let the party begin!  

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AIGLE NOIR
1315, rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montréal, QC  H2L 2H2.

T. 514 529-0040  www.aiglenoir.ca      
 
Three bars, three atmospheres! Popular bar for men, open to all, where a diversified clientele of all genres and all ages mix. It's an inclusive place involved in the community for 26 years. The Black Eagle is open daily from 8 am to 3 am. The Sport Zone is also open every day with the presentation of the major sporting events. The Mezzanine bar offers a more cozy atmosphere from Thursday to Sunday! DJ's live every day, pool table, video lottery and ATM.
 
 
BAR L’ADONIS
1681, rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montréal, QC H2L 2J5
T. 514 543-3011
 
The newest gay nude dancers bar at the heart of the Village. Young dancers with many styles to please the patrons. Cosy bar. Open daily from 8:00 pm till 3:00 am.
 
BAR LE COCKTAIL
1669, rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montréal, QC H2L 2S3  
T. 514 597-0814 www.barlecocktail.com
  
Stylish cabaret with a varied clientele where you can let go and relax with friends while enjoying a drag queen show or karaoke. Open from 3 pm. Thursday through Sunday : Drag Queen Shows under the artistic direction of Michel Dorion. Karaoke every night. One of the funniest places in the Village!  
 
BAR LE?COCKTAIL
 
CABARET MADO      
1115, rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montréal, QC H2L 2G2
T. 514 525-7566   www.mado.qc.ca  
 
Mado's popular Cabaret that has been open for 16 years now and features drag shows or special events every day. On Tuesdays, Mado Lamotte as mistress of ceremony, loosens herself and she "receives" on Friday and Saturday evenings... Funky Fridays! where the girls meet from 4 to 10 pm.
 
CABARET?À?MADO 
 
CAMPUS
1111, rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montréal, QC H2L 2G2
T. 514 526-3616   www.campusmtl.com  
      
Popular bar where guys show their muscles, shizelled body... and the rest. Open daily from 3 pm to 3 am. Ladies Night on Sundays after 9 pm. 
 
CIRCUS AFTERHOURS        
915, rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montréal, QC H2L 3N5  
T. 514 844-0188   www.circusafterhours.com  
 
After-hours in the Village. Mixed crowd. Reknown DJ’s are regularly there as guests.  
 
 
COMPLEXE SKY      
1474, rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montréal, QC H2L 2J1
T. 514 529-6969   www.complexesky.com  
 
Open 7 days a week, the Sky Complex is one of the largest gay complex in Canada and offers three levels including a magnificent terrace on the roof with a jacuzzi and an outdoor pool. On the street level, one will find a freshly renovated space a bistro-bar called Le Branché with food and Signature Cocktails, pool table and much more. Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. On the 2nd floor, the Ballroom welcomes clubbers fans of top 40 music every Fridays and Saturdays, starting at 10 pm. Mixed crowd of 18-30. On the 3rd floor, the Blue Sky Club is where you can dance on House music on Fridays and Progressive house on Saturdays.
 
LE DISTRICT VIDEO LOUNGE            
1365, rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montréal, QC H2L 2H7
T. 438 387-3622   www.districtvideolounge.com  
 
A trendy bar at the heart of the Gay Village. Relaxed athmosphere with mainly LGBTQ young professionals. Large screens with music clips (LGBTQ groups and singers mostly but not exclusively).
 
DISTRICT
 
LE DATE PIANO BAR          
1218, rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montréal, QC H2L 2G9  
T. 514 521-1242 www.ledatekaraoke.com
 
Neighbourhood bar with karaoke every night.
 
LOUNGE L’UN ET L’AUTRE          
1641, rue Amherst, Montréal, QC H2L 3L4
 
Open Tuesday to Thursday and Sundays from 4 pm till 11 pm / Friday and Saturday from 4 pm till midnight. The LLL is a cosy neighborhood bar. For the past 30 years, Yvon Jussaume (the owner) is taking care of you! 4 @8 happy hour from Tuesday to Sunday. Frequented by a diversity of LGBTQ. Enjoy the [email protected] happy hour on the nice terrace ! 
 
LE NORMANDIE           
1295, rue Amherst, Montréal, QC H2L 2G2
 
Open since 1981, The Normandie is one of the oldest gay establishments in the Village. Redecorated recently, it gathers a friendly clientele. It offers a variety of beers and scotches at a very reasonable price, just exactly what you need for an happy hour. Manon and Sabrina are the MC’s for it’s renowkned karaoke, judged as being the best in Montreal in 2014 !  And  during summer, why not have a sangria on it’s outdoor terrace… 
 
LA RELAXE             
1309, rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montréal, H2L 2H2  
T. 514 523-0578   www.facebook.com/barrelaxe/
 
La Relaxe is a bar where you can let go and relax with friends while enjoying a drink and a game of pool on the very popular bar’s only pool table. 
 
LE RENARD               
1272, rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montréal, QC H2L 2H2 
 
Small, trendy and design neighborhood bar in front of Beaudry metro station. Cosy ambiance, stylish bathroom. A good selection of pricey drinks. 
 
LE ROCKY       
1673, rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montréal, QC H2L 2S3
T. 514 521-7865   www.facebook.com/lerocky
 
Still very popular with guest singers. Mature crowd. 
 
STATION DES SPORTS           
862, rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montréal, QC H2L 2G7 
T. 514 931-5559    www.stationsports.ca
 
This pub-style restaurant features 30 plasma screen TV broadcasting every possible sporting event such as football, soccer, boxing, hockey, tennis and so much more. Patrons can request from their server to adjust the TV screen to the sport channel of their choice. An ideal spot for great food, good beer and watching an exciting game with friends.
 
STÉRÉO NIGHTCLUB         
858, rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montréal, QC H2L 2E3
T. 514 658-2646    www.stereo-nightclub.com  
 
Legendary after-hours in the Village. Mixed crowd.?World reknown DJ’s are regularly there as guests. 
 
STOCK BAR         
1171, rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montréal, QC H2L 2G7  
T. 514 842-1336    www.stockbar.com
 
Open from 8 pm to 3 am everyday. Friendly staff and cute dancers in a completely renovated and upscale place. Ladies’ Night every Wednesday.  
 
STUD                
1812, rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montréal, QC H2K 2H5
T. 514 598-8243   www.studbar.com
 
Bar où les hommes aiment les hommes ! Et où les Bears se rencontrent aussi. Piste de danse. Ouvert tous les jours de 10h à 3h. Clientèle variée. Nombreux partys pour les adeptes du genre. Soirées à thème différentes tout au long de la semaine. Loterie vidéo et tables de billard. Terrasse l’été.     
 
Stud
 
TABOO           
1950, boulevard de Maisonneuve Est, Montréal, QC H2K 2C9 
T. 514 504-6161    www.facebook.com/bartabooinc
 
Pleasant bar where it is possible to socialize at the bar or around the pool table with the twink-looking-nude-dancers before or after their dances. Open everyday from 8 pm till 3 am.  
 
TORO ROSSO BISTRO-BAR          
1453, rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montréal, QC H2L 2H9
T. 514 529-1319 www.tororosso.ca
 
Intimate bar in Toro Rosso restaurant, perfect for a happy hour from 5 @ 7. With 3 large screens. Cocktails and dishes to share.
 
UNITY CLUB             
1171, rue Sainte-Catherine Est, 2e étage, Montréal, QC H2L 3G6
  
 
The Unity Club offers three different floors, it’s one of the largest gay club in Montreal. One can play pool and dance in the same completely refurbished floor. The main floor will enchant you with it’s new sound system. Lots of great special during the Latino Thursdays. Top40/vocal/hip hop are the styles you’ll find on Fridays while on Saturdays one will dance on house music. In summer time, don’t forget to get up to the roof terrace.
 

Queer friendly bar Outside Gay Village    

 
CAFÉ CLÉOPATRE           
1230, boul. Saint-Laurent, 2e étage, Montréal, QC H2X 2S5 
 
The oldest establishment in Montreal to present without interruption shows of transvestites, transsexuals and female impersonators. Opened for more than 40 years under the name of Café Cléopâtre, 1230, boulevard Saint-Laurent has almost always sheltered exotic and erotic clubs. Over the years, Club Alhambra, Sailor's Dining Room, Café Parthenon, Riviera Grill, Café Canasta and, finally, Café Cléopâtre.
 
CASA DEL POPOLO          
4873, boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC H2T 1R6 www.casadelpopolo.com
 
As a meeting point for artistic communities, Casa Del Popolo offers music performances, as well as encouraging artists in the visual arts field.
 
ELECTRIC AVENUE           
1476, rue Crescent, Montréal, QC H3G 2B6 T. 514 285-8885 www.clubsmontreal.com
 
Located in the heart of downtown Montreal, Electric Avenue is a nightclub with a colorful dance floor, state-of-the-art lighting and music from the 80's and 90's that ccaters to a lively and very diverse clientele.
 
LE FITZROY          
551 av. du Mont-Royal Est, Montréal, QC H2J 1W6 
T. 514 525-5091 www.fitzroymtl.com
 
The Fitzroy is the perfect place to share a beer, a small dish, a game of billiards. Lesbian night the last Tuesday of each month.
 
NOTRE DAME DES QUILLES           
32, rue Beaubien Est, Montréal, QC H2S 1P8 
 
NDQ is a hipster neighbourhood bar and also a bowling alley in Little Italy with a comfort food menu and a retro ambiance.  
 
ÖRIGN             
269, rue de la Commune Est, Montréal, QC H2Y 1J2
T. 438 795-6744  www.orign.ca
 
In Old Montreal, a gay friendly bar mixing old and new styles with it’s original stone walls, wood carvings, etc. A lounge during the day, Örign transforms itself into a club in the evening hours with local and international DJ’s. 
 
LE PALCO              
4019, rue Wellington, Verdun QC H4G 1V6
T. 514 303-1345  www.barpalco.com
 
Neighbourhood bar. Mixed gay friendly crowd.  
 
LE SALON DAOMÉ            
141 Mont-Royal Est,  Montréal, QC H1X 2H2
T. 514 982-7070  www.lesalondaome.com
 
Lounge bar concept, with a friendly atmosphere, relaxed and eclectic. On Fridays and Saturdays back to the origines of house music. Mixed gay-friendly clientele.
 
THE WIGGLE ROOM            
3874, boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1Y2 
T. 514 508-9465  www.wiggleroom.ca
 
This burlesque cabaret stretched out of red velvet captures the humorous and sexy vaudeville spirit that was once commonplace in Montreal nightclubs. Performances in a festive and cozy atmosphere.