Montreal’s bar and club scene is famous around the world, thanks to us. Our work is primordial in establishing Montreal’s cool factor way up there, outranking cities like Bangkok, Sotchi, Des Moines and Dublin. Here’s what’s cool about Montreal at night.
Casa del popolo
That place is seriously cool and it literally means “House of the chickens” in portuguese. Weird! But not so much when you know that it was first opened by members of cult local band Goodspeed you Black! Emperor!!, a reknowened obscure band that sounds like Sigur Ross. Casa del pompelmo is awesome because it’s a good place to meet girls that you see a lot at school but that don’t take the same classes that we do. Pints are cheap and the dancefloor is friendly to experimental dance moves. DJ’s are also quite friendly and open to special requests.
This is Montreal’s next big thing and you can guess right away that it’s about to pick up. People are a bit old at this joint for now but as soon as we can get a younger crowd to adopt it, it’ll be the perfect spot to hang out and meet young cool and hip students. The concept is simple: it’s a garage that sells beer, and their home-made Vieux-Montreal beer is TO DIE FOR! This place gets special points for it’s terrasse that consists of tables outside. They also make barbecue tacos and other foodtruck food without trucks.
Located downtown, this is a very old and venerable punker-rock bar that has been around for many a decade. It is where the most alternative lifestyles and other people who don’t listen to EBM go to hang out and listen to music that’s frankly not our jam but it’s oK if it’s yours. It’s one of the preferable clubs to hang out in downtown as far as were concerned. Every old person in this city brags that they saw classic rock legends Nirvana at Furco in 1994, but it isn’t true. Chad’s older brother Derrick was there and he says it was almost empty and sucked.
Notre-Dame des quiles
Do you like bowling? Do you like grilled-cheese sandwiches? This place is for you! Seriously, this is the perfect spot to hang out during frosh week! games and booze go hand in hand at Notre Dame des Quills!
I think we went but I can’t be sure… Having googled it, it sounds like a place we would have loved to have been gone to and to say that we were tehre, so 5 out of 5.
Sanck & Blues
At first you don’t notice it, then you don’t either, but when you do, it’s like you just noticed it for the first time and your world changes forever! Snack & Blues is probably the coolest place you’ve never heard of to eat a bowl of Party-mix and enjoy a Jazz Fest vibe while McGill bullies poke you in the ass with their pool cues. WE LOVE IT!
Le Petit Des Fix
What’s great about this place is that it is very unknown and you will never meet anyone you know there – perfect for a first date! They have a wide variety of two or three beers and a jukebox filled with old school classic rock bands like Courting Crows. PS: we have had no luck picking up the bartenders here. Your mile-end may vary.
Chad’s cousin’s boyfriend took us there one night. I didn’t even know that sort of thing was legal! LOL! It’s basically like a 24h depanneur with DJ’s, except there is no party mix to munch on. So when we got super hungry, Chad ordered a pizza, but then the bouncer wouldn’t let de delivery guy in so he called the cops and then the place closed abruptly before we could even finish our drinks or eat our pizza. Experience: 10. Service: 2. Fun fact: a lot of the people here look like pictures of you and your dad when you were a baby (the dad part) when you went to Niagra Falls.