MTL nightlife: more exciting than you’d think!

Montreal is a city renowned for its nightlife and culture. For those who enjoy both the night and the day, there is no shortage of options. The city hosts some fantastic events all year long, various theater and ballet companies, musical performances, as well as restaurants, bars, and ballads.

The tip is always to be aware of the most exciting places and about what is happening in the city. And there is a lot to do for everyone, no matter what your tastes are.

Keeping it light: if you don’t really want to go wild

For those who want to do something at night and are looking for a light program to indulge in, our suggestion is to walk down the street of Saint-Paul, enjoy the old atmosphere of the city, sit in a bar or have a meal in a restaurant. Anyone who enjoys cultural events should keep an eye on the events in the city because there is always something going on.

The international jazz festival brings great artists to the city, and it is free! Another tip is to watch a Cirque du Soleil show, which was born in Montreal and won the world over with its incredible performances.

Enjoying the most of what’s on offer

If you prefer a livelier atmosphere and enjoy good bars, the tip is to go to Crescent Street, one of the hubs of nightlife in the city. This street has an exceptional nightlife. It has several bars, and it is usually busy on the weekends.

As the entertainment options here are varied, you can see the happenings in various places and then decide on the one that seems to be the most to your taste. In this region, two indications are Sir Winston Churchill, which has several settings, and the Hurley’s Irish Pub, a typical Irish pub.

Which is the one place you cannot miss?

Nicknamed “The Main,” Boulevard Saint-Laurent is a bustling thoroughfare in Montreal, which in addition to plenty of shopping, has several clubs. It is a great option for those who want to dance. It is probably the best place in town to enjoy the nightlife.

Usually, the bars are open until 3 am and after that time, what works is the “after hours” ballads, which begin at 2 or 3 in the morning and run until 10 or noon! For such ballads, look for the attractions of Saint-Catherine street, which even has several LGBT houses.

Few tips to help you get the best nightlife experience in Montreal

These few little-known secrets are sure to make your travel to Montreal a whole lot better.

  • Alcoholic beverages are sold at SAQ shops, which are specialty drink shops and offer a wide range of distilled and fermented beverages.
  • These stores usually run between 10 am and 6 pm, staying open until later on weekends.
  • The legal age for drinking in the province of Quebec is 18 years and walking with an ID is highly recommended to enter nightclubs.