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Montreal Nightlife

A great city for night owls, when the sun goes down, options for night time revelry are abundant in Montreal.

For the latest on Montreal's ever-evolving bar and club scene, Nightlife (www.nightlife.ca) has comprehensive listings.

From high brow performances like the symphony or ballet to the more abstract, experimental theatre and contemporary dance, the Montreal arts calendar is booked solid year long, meaning there is plenty on offer for culture vultures.

Bars in Montreal

Baldwin Barmacie

One of the best places for a cocktail, this bar not only serves excellent drinks, but has a consistently happening atmosphere. The interior design is a pharmacy theme, though not in a gimmicky way. Guest DJs keep the tunes pumping and customers coming until the early hours of the morning.

Address: , 115 Laurier West, Montreal,
Telephone: +1 514 276 4282.
Website: http://www.barhenrietta.com

Bily Kun

A stylish place indeed with ostrich heads and French tile work on the walls, Bily Kun brings in trendy twenty-somethings in search of fellow hipsters and an overpriced pint. A good place to feel the Plateau’s ‘in’ vibe. Make sure your hair looks good.

Address: , 354 Mont-Royal East, Montreal,
Telephone: +1 514 845 5392.
Website: http://www.bilykun.com

Winnie's

A student haunt, ‘Winnie’s, is a perennial favourite. Recently refurbished with leather, wood and marble interiors, it offers affordable beer and a casual atmosphere and is usually first on the hit list before drinkers head off to more upscale joints. It’s also a favourite gathering point on hockey night.

Address: , 1459 Rue Crescent, Montreal,
Telephone: +1 514 288 3814.
Website: http://www.winniesbar.com

Clubs in Montreal

Bar Le Ritz PDB

Formerly Il Motore, Bar Le Ritz hosts live music and obscure events that make the trip to this neck of the woods worth it. Quirky events of late have included a feminist film festival and Art Matters exhibition. For those curious, the PDB stands for "punks don't bend," a nod to the bar's co-owners, Thierry Amar and Efrim Menuck of Godspeed You! Black Emperor fame.

Address: , 179 Jean-Talon West, Montreal,
Telephone: +1 438 289 9994.
Website: http://www.barleritzpdb.com

Blvd44

One of the swankiest clubs in Montreal, you'll find the glamour and try-hard decor of Blvd44 inside the reception area of Hotel 10. Open Saturday, Sunday and Monday, the late night club indulges patrons with a contemporary pop soundtrack, complimented by bottle service and outdoor seating.

Address: , 2108 Boulevard St-Laurent, Montreal, H2X 2T2
Telephone: +1 514 638 2583.
Website: http://www.blvd44montreal.com

Stereo

One of Montreal's few dedicated after-hour nightclubs, every weekend at Stereo brings some of the best sounds in house and techno, generally banging from 0200 to 1000.

Address: , 858 St Catherine Street East, Montreal, H2L 2E3
Telephone: +1 514 658 2646.
Website: http://www.stereonightclub.net

Live music in Montreal

Bell Centre

The venue for big name singers and the heavily promoted, the Bell Centre is a huge arena where tickets can cost in the hundreds for coveted near-stage seats. The building can hold 15,000 concert goers, has disabled access and good ventilation.

Address: , 260 rue de la Gauchetière West, Montreal,
Telephone: (514) 790 2525.
Website: http://www.centrebell.ca

Casa del Popolo

Those interested in the underground music scene or at least catching some up and coming bands have got to make a trip to Casa del Popolo. Gigs are always amusing and the venue is friendly and intimate. A popular place for indie muso types.
Address: , 4873 boulevard St-Laurent, Montreal, H2T 1R6
Telephone: +1 514 284 0122.
Website: http://www.casadelpopolo.com

Métropolis

An excellent medium-sized venue for concerts. There is standing and seating area, with a good line of vision to the stage, no matter what angle. Bands enjoy playing here because the atmosphere is intimate but not squished.

Address: , 59 Ste. Catherine Street, Montreal,
Telephone: +1 514 844 3500.
Website: http://www.montrealmetropolis.ca

Classical music in Montreal

Dance in Montreal

Theatres in Montreal

Centaur Theatre

An English language theatre which regularly executes well directed plays and musicals. The company has won numerous theatre awards.

Address: , 453 rue St-François-Xavier, Montreal,
Telephone: +1 514 288 3161.
Website: http://www.centaurtheatre.com

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Château Versailles

This Agatha Christie-esque hotel is ideal for anyone looking for a quiet Montreal hotel. Converted from posh townhouses, the interior features antique fixtures, delightful rooms and an overall classy atmosphere. You won’t be able to find a better location, right in the city’s heart and at the base of Mount Royal. Pampered pooches are welcome, as are well-behaved children. In addition to the usual services, the hotel also offers hourly baby-sitting.

Hotel Le Germain

This Montreal hotel has 101 designer rooms. Everything is eye pleasing from the minimalist furniture to the low-lit hallways. If you own an iPad and appreciate nice shoes this trendy hotel should tick your boxes. Rooms are loft style and have superior cotton sheets goose down duvets and – ladies will appreciate this - Aveda bathroom products.

Le Place D’Armes

Listed as a boutique hotel with 135 rooms, visitors often choose this hotel as it has lots of personality with its stylish interior design and Old Montreal location. Brick walls, walk-in rain showers, plush goose down duvets and pillows and contemporary decor make the rooms warm and interesting, plus the 3,000sq ft Rainspa featuring a traditional Middle Eastern hammam.

Le Relais Lyonnais

Clean, great location and with nicely decorated rooms, Le Relais is the perfect base for visitors looking for affordable accommodation. Rooms are simple and comfortable with modern interior design and reception staff are more than happy to hand out maps. The hotel is next to Berri-UQAM Metro station, which is extremely convenient for car-less tourists.

Hotel Quartier des Spectacles

Taking its name from the entertainment district where it's based, Hotel Quartier des Spectacles' exposed brickwork, hardwood floors and simple yet spaciously designed rooms makes it one of the most appealing budget options in the downtown area. Recently renovated, the four-story centennial building currently doesn't offer disabled access.

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

Due to reopen in June 2017 following a C$140 million refurbishment project, this Montreal landmark has hosted a fair few celebrities, and was the headquarters of John and Yoko’s famous ‘bed in’. Its central location and métro link up is ideal for disoriented travellers. Services are top of the range with a beauty parlour, health club and indoor pool.