Naomi Soman
Naomi Soman

Sep 12. 2 mins


From raging techno parties to eclectic cocktail bars, the city of Montreal is full of life even late into the evening. With its North American heritage and French-inspired charm, Montreal is a city of contrasts. It offers both crowded, heart-pumping raves and a sophisticated music and arts scene with sleek rooftop bars.

So, whether you prefer the cozy corner of a wine bar or pub or are ready to live it up on the dance floor, this cosmopolitan city has something for you.

Our September cover model, Stephania, is enjoying a cocktail at Le Distillerie. Go see her entire editorial!

Best Bars in Montreal

La Distillerie:

At the corner of Ontario and Sanguinet Street at the center of the Latin Quarter, La Distillerie is one of the best bars in Montreal. This small, cozy bar is warm and welcoming and full of positive energy. Known for having excellent service and some of the most attentive bartenders in the city, this spot is a local favorite.

The cocktails are of exceptionally high quality, and they come festively served in Mason jar glasses. While you’re enjoying your drink, you can snack on the complementary Goldfish and play one of the board or card games they have available. Just make sure to arrive early enough because the place fills up quickly!

Le Lab, Bar À Cocktails

Designed like a speakeasy, this modern cocktail bar champions the art of mixology. Though the prices are steep, the barman will create personalized cocktails for each customer based on his/her unique tastes.

A true laboratory, Le Lab offers everything from gin and sake to the Big Lebowski, a combination of Russian vodka, coffee liqueur, and crème fraîche served as a mousse. Chat it up with the bartender as she whips up a flaming cocktail made with homemade syrups all while she entertains you with the best tricks of the trade.

Best Clubs in Montreal:

New City Gas 

Perhaps the #1 nightclub in all of Canada, New City Gas is the premier location for live music and international artists. With a few thousand people in the crowd, the energy at New City Gas is explosive and the performance, which frequently includes a light show, is simply exhilarating.

Make sure you purchase a VIP ticket for busy nights. A seat at the mezzanine tables will give you a perfect view of the stage but will give you some distance from the crowds.

Stereo Nightclub

The coolest techno nightclub in Montreal, Stereo Nightclub throws some of the hottest parties in town. The sound system is superb, and the acoustics make events here incredible. With an impressive roster of DJ’s, Stereo Nightclub attracts dedicated music lovers from all walks of life.

Known as an after-hours club, parties here can last into the early hours of the morning, so if you’re up to dance all night, it’s the place to be. A good old-fashioned club, you’ll find a mix of everyone here—Latino, Black, Gay, Straight, Bi, White—as long as you like to dance, you’re welcome here!

Come Check Out the Montreal Nightlife!

Now we want to hear from you? Where is your favorite place to hang out after dinner? Comment below to tell us about your best after-hours spots in Montreal.


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