The city's favorite after-hours club, Stéréo has been around since 1998. The party doesn't usually start much before 3am, but closing time can be anywhere from 6am to 3pm the next afternoon, depending on the crowd and the DJs. Top-of-the-line sound equipment and an established reputation make this an attractive choice for some of the most renowned DJs in the world, like Danny Torrence, David Morales and Stephane Grondi.
Aficionados and novices alike find plenty to love at this stylish lounge. The selection of whiskey is truly astounding – if the plethora of choices makes your head spin, opt for a sampler. Or try a tasting of grappas instead. Alternatively, you could luxuriate in a pairing of champagne and foie gras, ice wine and chocolate, or porto and cheese. There's a separate cigar lounge, as well. This is the place to celebrate the good life.
So where do you go once the regular clubs have shut down for the night? Try Club La Folie, where part of the complex keeps regular club hours and the other part keeps the party going until the following morning. The place is huge, with plenty of room for getting your groove on, and the multiple bars serve a full array of thirst quenchers. Add to that the lack of a line-up and the absence of pretension, and you have a clubber's paradise.
A big, flashy, sexy Latin music club where DJs and bands play infectious Latin rhythms for a well-dressed, hip-swaying crowd. The three-level Salsatheque is decked out with fake palm trees and other tropical décor, adding to the sultry atmosphere – you can really imagine yourself on the sunny shores of South America. Experts are on hand to teach you the moves, and the bar has plenty of thirst quenchers, so leave your inhibitions at home and feel the music!
Parking is among Montréal's top gay dance clubs. The two-level space includes the Garage Bar downstairs, a themed space with pool tables and special shows throughout the week. The dance club upstairs is open on weekends – resident and guest DJs spin a mix of house, techno, hip-hop and other dance-able stuff. Call ahead to see what's on the schedule.
For the ultimate in people-watching and chic dining, Globe is the destination of choice. High ceilings and upholstered banquettes set the scene for a troupe of attractive servers delivering substantial portions of fantastic food to an appreciative clientele. Everything on the menu is carefully prepared using only the best ingredients. Homemade desserts and a good wine list add to the appeal. At night, the place becomes a social and drinking environment where patrons often move from table to table, laughing, chatting and talking into the night. It's also not unheard-of to spot a celebrity or two.
A multi-level dance club with several bars and a big, mixed crowd, Club Unity is known as the biggest dance venue in the Gay Village. But it's also the friendliest and most diverse, with plenty of entertaining options if you just don't have the energy for booty-shaking but still want to be out and about, from karaoke to drag shows. DJs play a wide variety of music but know how to keep the club kids happy. Trendy but not at all pretentious!