The best nightlife in Montreal makes this city the party capital of Canada, bar none. The quality of clubs, bars and performance venues here are among the best things to do in Montreal (and not just because we have an 18+ legal drinking age or an unquenchable after-hours scene). Whether you’re looking for live music, mainstream clubbing, underground hideaways, wild drag queen cabarets, or elegant cocktail bars, there’s something for everyone here.
Looking for more information on Montreal nightclubs? Check out our club guides below.
Don’t forget – we also have a free mobile app that you can download here. Use the app to see who’s spinning, sign up for guestlists, buy tickets, and book bottle service!
Montreal Nightlife FAQ
What are the hottest clubs in Montreal?
The hottest clubs in Montreal include: Beachclub Montreal, Blvd44, Circus After Hours, La Voute, Le Rogue, Stereo, New City Gas, and Newspeak.
What are the best EDM clubs in Montreal?
New City Gas, Circus After Hours, Newspeak, and Stereo are the best clubs featuring electronic dance music.
What are the best hip hop clubs in Montreal?
Some of the best hip hop clubs in Montreal include La Voute, Le Rogue, and Blvd44.
What are the best after hours spots in Montreal?
Circus After Hours, Stereo, and Newspeak are all open pretty late.
What are the best pool parties in Montreal?
Beach Club Montreal is a party on a lake about 45 minutes outside of Montreal.
What are the best day drinking spots / dayparties in Montreal?
Best day drinking spots in Montreal include:
- Broue Pub Brouhaha
- Brasserie Harricana
- Vices & Versa
- Bishop & Bagg
- Siboire Brewpub
- Dieu du Ciel
- Le Darling
- Taverne Gaspar
- Terrasse Place D’Armes
- Moose Bawre
- Terrasse St-Ambroise
What part of Montreal has the best nightlife?
Downtown Montreal, Rue Crescent, Boulevard St. Laurent, and the Plateau are some of the places with the best nightlife – clubs and bars in Montreal.
What are the best gay clubs/bars in Montreal?
Some of the best LGBTQ friendly bars and clubs in Montreal include: Cabaret Mado, Complexe Skye, Le Date Karaoke, Bar Notre Dam Des Quilles, Bar Le Stud, Bar Renard, Taverne Normadie, Bar Le Ritz PDB, Black Eagle, and Cafe Cleopatre.
What time is last call in Montreal?
Last call is usually around 2:45 AM in Montreal.
What time do clubs close in Montreal?
Most nightclubs close at 3 AM.
What are the best music festivals in Montreal?
- Metro Metro Festival
- Pouzza Fest
- Vahalla Sound Circus
- Heavy Montreal
- Mutek Montreal
- Pop Montreal
- Osheaga Music and Arts Festival
- Montreal Pride
Is weed legal in Montreal?
Marijuana is legal in Montreal. You have to be 18 to buy it. You can buy it at brick and mortar stores and also an online store as well. However, we need to note that any out-of-towner reading this should note that this isn’t a weed delivery service. If you don’t hold an address in Quebec to have your weed shipped to, don’t use the online service.
Can you drink in public in Montreal?
You can’t drink alcohol on Montreal streets or in Montreal alleyways. However, you can drink alcoholic beverages in a park, and thus lies the loophole to the no public drinking law. But you must, without exception, be consuming a meal with that alcoholic beverage in that beautiful Montreal park.