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the glitzy side 2

Destination(s): Montreal

Montreal has been known for a long time as the place to party. It still is. From the Old Port to downtown or the chic Plateau Mont-Royal this town is thriving on good food, good company and good drinks. read more about the glitzy side 2

Pino

Pino

  • 1471 Cresent Street
  • (Near Ste-Catherine)
  • tel:+1 514 289 1930
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  • Montreal, H3G 2B2
Eggspectation

Eggspectation

  • 201 St. Jacques Street West
  • tel:514 282 0119
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  • Montreal, H2Y 1L6
Ferreira Café

Ferreira Café

  • 1446 rue Peel
  • Near bd. de Maisonnueve
  • tel:514/848-0988
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  • Montreal, H3A 1S8
Bistro on the Avenue

Bistro on the Avenue

  • 1362 Greene Avenue
  • tel:514 939 6451
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  • Westmount, H3Z 2B1
Académie (l')

Académie (l')

  • 4051 St-Denis Street
  • tel:514 849 2249
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  • Montreal, H2W 2M7
Tokyo

Tokyo

  • 3709 Boulevard Saint Laurent
  • (Near des Pins)
  • tel:514 842 6838
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  • Montreal, H2X 2V7
Gogo

Gogo

  • 3682 St-Laurent Blvd
  • (Near Milton)
  • tel:514 286 0882
  • Montreal, H2X 2V4
Rouge

Rouge

  • 3604 St Laurent
  • tel:514-282-9944
  • Montreal, H2X 2V4
Crescent Street

Crescent Street

  • Sherbrooke St south to de la Gauchetière
  • South of de la Gauchetière
  • tel:+1 514 873 2015(Tourist Information)
  • Visit website
  • Montreal, H3G 2C1

Crescent Street is the busiest downtown drag West of St. Laurent Boulevard on any given evening. From Thursday until Saturday the streets are crowded from happy hour until the wee hours. Everyone from stumbling beer-drinking youngsters to a more refined and mature crowd can find a place to go out on Crescent Street; but unless you arrive early, you might not find a seat! The pub type joints are found South of Saint-Catherine Street (generally speaking) and the more clubby atmospheres are found between St. Catherine Street and De Maisonneuve Street. read more about Crescent Street

Old Port

Old Port

  • 333 de la Commune Street West (Office)
  • (Near Place Jacques-Cartier)
  • tel:+1 514 496 7678 / +1 800 971 7678 (Toll Free)
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  • Montreal, H2Y 2E2

Visiting the Old Port area throws visitors back to the days of the city's founding with its narrow cobbled streets and old style of architecture. This tourist-oriented area of town recalls Montreal's history with museums and restaurants set in buildings dating back to the origin of the city – in the mid 1600s. Horse-drawn carriages (calèches) line up to provide transportation to the foot-weary, but the Old Port is pleasantly pedestrian friendly and an exploration on foot guarantees the time to stop and peruse at will. read more about Old Port

Café Fruit Folie

Café Fruit Folie

  • 3817 Rue Saint-Denis
  • tel:514 840 9011
  • Montreal, H2W 2M4
Altitude 737

Altitude 737

  • 1 Place Ville-Marie
  • Niveau Phase 2, Suite 4340
  • tel:514 397 0737
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  • Montreal, H3B 5EA
Old Montreal

Old Montreal

  • Rue Bonsecours
  • (Bleury St east to St-Denis St)
  • tel:+1 514 873 2015(Tourist Information)
  • Visit website
  • Montreal, H2Y 3B2

Old Montreal is the area immediately surrounding the Old Port. It was the first developed part of the city of Montreal, as reflected through its architecture and narrow cobbled streets. Many of the more historically significant buildings are in this area of town, as well as the Champ-de-Mars, an old parade ground where citizens used to be able to come to enjoy the spectacle of public hangings. It is very tourist friendly. The Place Jacques Cartier, an open square leading from the town hall (Hôtel de Ville) down to the water, is the venue for shows at all times of the year. read more about Old Montreal

St Denis Street

St Denis Street

  • St Denis Street
  • tel:+1 514 873 2015(Tourist Information)
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  • Montreal, H2X 1Y9

St Denis Street is a more upscale shopping and dining street. From Sherbrooke Street to Mount Royal Avenue boutiques, coffee shops and restaurants are packed together; and pedestrians clutter the sidewalks. The keyword here is location. People walk along St Denis Street to see and be seen. There is something for everyone along this street. The overall ambience is of affluent consumerism during the day; however, this merges seamlessly into the traditionally more grungy scene of the Montreal nightlife as the sun sets. read more about St Denis Street

Club 737

Club 737

  • 1 Place Ville Marie
  • tel:514 296 4218
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  • Montreal, H3B 4R7
Chinatown

Chinatown

  • St-Laurent Boulevard
  • (Near de la Gauchetière)
  • tel:+1 514 873 2015(Tourist Information)
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  • Montreal, H2Z 1E9

Chinatown in Montréal is only a few streets long. Centred on De la Gauchetière street it runs from St. Laurent Boulevard to past St. Urbain street. It is packed with ground level and sub-basement shops – above which live many of the residents of the quarter. This historic area is demarcated by four gates guarded by stone lions. Although the area is called Chinatown it is actually home to people of many diverse Asian origins, reflected in the diversity of its many restaurants. The quality and affordability of the restaurants are Montreal's Chinatown's claim to fame. read more about Chinatown

Plateau Mont-Royal

Plateau Mont-Royal

  • Parc Ave east to Papineau Avenue
  • (Sherbrooke north to Laurier)
  • tel:+1 514 873 2015 (Tourist Information)
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  • Montreal, H2T 1P9

The Plateau Mont Royal is a pleasing mish-mash of restaurants, shops and apartments. Considered one of the best places to live in North America, the cultural life on the Plateau is diverse and rich. It is easy to forget that the rest of the city exists when at your doorstep there is anything that you could possibly want: lively show venues, friendly green spaces, cozy restaurants and long boutique-lined boulevards. The Portuguese community is still strong in this area; reflected through the abundance of Portuguese restaurants and shops, as well as through the sounds of everyday life you hear on the side streets between the Main and St. Denis Street, South of Mount-Royal Avenue. read more about Plateau Mont-Royal

W Montreal

W Montreal

  • 901 Victoria Sq
  • tel:1 514 395-3100
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  • Montreal, H2Z1R1
St James Pub

St James Pub

  • 380 St. Jacques Street West
  • tel:514 288 1354
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  • Montreal, H2Y 1S1
Galerie L'Art du Faux

Galerie L'Art du Faux

  • 3932A St-Denis Street
  • (Near Duluth)
  • tel:+1 514 845 3864
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  • Montreal, H2W 2M2
St James Pub

St James Pub

  • 380 St. Jacques Street West
  • tel:514 288 1354
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  • Montreal, H2Y 1S1
Weinstein & Gavinos

Weinstein & Gavinos

Bateau Mouche au Vieux-Port (Le)

Bateau Mouche au Vieux-Port (Le)

  • Jacques-Cartier Pier
  • Old Port
  • tel:+1 514 849 9952 / +1 800 361 9952
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  • Montreal, H2Y 3K2
Underground City

Underground City

  • 800 de La Gauchetière Street West
  • (Montreal Public Transit Authority)
  • tel:+1 514 843 8000
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  • Montreal, H5A 1J6

The Underground city is one of Montreal's claims to fame. Its kilometers of passageways under the city allow shoppers and tourists to get to where they are going without the hassles posed by the sometimes seemingly interminable winter snows and slushy streets. One particularly interesting bit of this subterranean maze is in the Cours Mont-Royal, near Peel Street. At one point the atrium of the mall extends several stories high and the facades of the stores facing the atrium (inside the mall) are made to reflect exterior building design. read more about Underground City

Saint-Laurent Boulevard

Saint-Laurent Boulevard

  • St-Lawrence River north to city limits
  • tel:+1 514 286 0334
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  • Montreal, H2W 1X9

Saint-Laurent Boulevard is the home of both the glitzy and the gritty sides of nightlife in Montreal. The street is known for its bars and clubs ranging from dive bars (like Miami) to the more upscale venues clustered around Sherbrooke Street (like Buonanotte or Sofia's) which often serve as restaurants earlier in the evening and turn into clubs as the night wears on. Saint-Laurent Boulevard stretches from the Old Port, and continues North through many different neighborhoods including Chinatown, the East-end of downtown, the plateau, the Mile-End and Little Italy. It divides the city in two, literally, with the East – West addresses starting at zero at Saint-Laurent and increasing as you move away from the street. Remember to always check whether an address is East (Est) or West (Ouest) of Saint-Laurent, or you might find yourself on the wrong end of town! read more about Saint-Laurent Boulevard

Newtown

Newtown

  • 1476 rue Crescent
  • At de Maisonneuve, downtown
  • tel:514/284-6555
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  • Montreal, H3G 2B6
Buona Notte

Buona Notte

  • 3518 St Laurent
  • (Near Milton)
  • tel:514 848 0644
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  • Montreal, H2X 2V1
Alexandre

Alexandre

  • 1454 Peel Street
  • (Near Ste-Catherine)
  • tel:514 288 5105
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  • Montreal, H3A 1S8

Alexandre et Fils is an institution in downtown Montreal, known equally for the quality French fare they serve, and for the lively night-time pub atmosphere which envelopes the whole place as the hours advance.   Alexandre's is a cafe-bistro with a terrace, two dining rooms, English pup and a Parisian style 'Brasserie' all rolled into one. They are fairly famous for their signature Duck Périgourdine; glazed lamb shoulder; and steak tartar, and some say that a trip to Montreal is just not worth it if you don't have at least one bowl of Alexandre et Fils' French Onion Soup. Alexandre's has been in feeding the late night hunger and pouring for the thirsty for over 25 years now, and it is as popular today as the day it opened. The food is great, but you will not want to leave after you finish your meal, choosing to mingle among the patrons and meet lively locals.  There are more than 13 imported beers on tap, so you will be able to find your appropriate Kronenbourg 1664 or Younger's Tartan. The crowd is usually so animated in the evenings, that you may stay until closing time even tough you are in the heart of the entertainment district.

Buonanotte

Buonanotte

  • 3518 bd. St-Laurent
  • Near rue Sherbrooke
  • tel:514/848-0644
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  • Montreal, H2X 2V1
Stogies Cigar Lounge

Stogies Cigar Lounge

  • 2015 Rue Crescent
  • (Near du Musée)
  • tel:514 848 0069
  • Montreal, H3G 1P7

This unique venue, established in 1997, has been at the forefront of the cigar scene in Montreal from the day it first opened. The elegant, yet down to earth lounge has something for everyone. From one of our 101 martinis or single malt scotches, to a rare Cuban cigar, this is your first and last stop in Montreal. Being one of Montreal's few remaining cigar lounges, and a Habanos dealer will guarantee you the best in authentic Cuban cigars at retail prices.  read more about Stogies Cigar Lounge