For those not into the usual club scene, Les Foufs is the perfect alternative. The three-floor space has pool tables, dance floors, a stage for bands, a booth for DJs and a patio. The ground floor is your basic pub; upstairs, there's a cover charge for bands and DJ-led theme nights. The real difference here, aside from the lack of pretension and the wildly diverse crowd, is the music: punk, metal, hardcore, emo – if it's "alternative" you'll hear it here.

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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.

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Whether you want to get-down-get-funky, shoot pool, have your hair cut, chill with a few friends and a cold beer, or grab a meal, Le Drugstore is the place to go. You can accomplish everything on your to-do list with one stop! But seriously, this is a hugely popular destination – the crowd is extremely diverse.

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Given the name, it's no wonder that McKibbin's is the perfect place for St. Patty's Day. This Irish pub, located in the Crescent nightlife sector on Bishop St., sports an an old, Victorian-style exterior. Exposed wooden beams and dim lighting inside give the place an authentic, "pubby" feel. Offering several televisions throughout the bar, enjoy watching the game while grabbing a bite to eat from their long list of pub grub, including the popular fish and chips. To wash it all down, choose from a wide selection of Canadian and European brews on tap such as Guinness (wouldn't be Irish without it), Kilkenny and Molson. If you're feeling particularly green, try a pint of the house stout or house cream ale. There is live music and karaoke throughout the week as well, so head on down for a great evening.

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