Enjoy Cool Suroundings and Cooler Drinks in Montreal's Top Cocktail Lounges

Nightlife with a touch of refinement is what you'll experience when you frequent Montréal's best cocktail lounges. These upscale venues lend themselves to sophisticated evenings out, and their stylish furnishings and interiors promote conversation and relaxation. For a taste of what Montréal offers, visit Wunderbar, which is known for its inventive cocktails, or lounge about in Bily Kun and discover the ambience that 10Best users appreciate. It's also a great place for a date or an after-hours business meet-up. While these venues ooze sophistication, thanks to the very professional service and genial clientele, they are never snooty. Montrealers enjoy dressing up and going out for a good time and often good food is part of the nightlife lounge experience. From whisky and cigar bars to great dance music of all stripes to romantic patios and rooftops, you'll find your perfect lounge experience in Montreal. From early evening to late night/early morning there is always a party happening somewhere in Montreal. It's usually best to call ahead to confirm opening hours and/or check the website for each lounge as many allow pre-booking of tables etc especially for groups larger than four or six. These websites are also a good source of information re drink specials, contests and last minute, special guest performers. 

Typhoon Lounge


With sleek purple velvet and plenty of wooden accents, Typhoon Lounge is anything but a disaster aesthetically. This low-key spot is a hidden gem within the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce neighborhood of Montreal. The selections of wines and liquors are...  Read More



Billy Kun is the more sophisticated sister bar of Le Cheval Blanc, easily identified by the signature stuffed ostrich heads adorning the walls running the length of the lounge. It serves the same great brew as Le Cheval Blanc but the location is...  Read More



Located in the heart of downtown, this trendy spot is where celebrities and young professionals gather to mix and mingle. Feast on a number of succulent Mediterranean-style dishes before dancing the hours away to popular house beats. Also,...  Read More



Aficionados and novices alike find plenty to love at this stylish lounge. The selection of whiskey is truly astounding and if the plethora of choices makes your head spin, opt for a sampler. Or try a tasting of grappas instead. Alternatively,...  Read More

Suite 701


Fashionable and swanky, Suite 701 is popular with attorneys, business people and other professional types. You'll want to dress well to look your best while lounging on leather banquettes, sipping a well-crafted cocktail or fine scotch. Chef...  Read More



Stogies cigar lounge, established in 1996, is a comfortable spot to hang out and enjoy local drink specials including beer, try out rare cigars and in winter, enjoy the outdoor firepits. Stogies has been at the forefront of the lounge scene in...  Read More

737 Club


The 737 Club/1432 Crescent has been around for decades, providing Montrealers with a real cocktail lounge experience.This club has been rebranded as 1432 Crescent. Named for its location, the uber -sophisticated contemporary designed venue is a...  Read More

The Plateau
Tokyo Bar


Cozy and popular, Tokyo has two separate spaces, a lively dance floor and separate patios. Whether you feel like chilling out with friends or dancing up a storm, you can do it here. DJs and occasional live bands liven up one space, but the...  Read More

Baron Samedi
Photo courtesy of Baron Samedi


Newly opened in 2014, Baron Samedi is a bit off the bar scene route but well worth the trip north to Rosemont. This New Orleans-themed bar offers great drinks all for under 10.00 with a good whiskey list and specialty cocktails. Djs on Saturdays...  Read More



The W Hotel's ultra-trendy lounge bar certainly looks the part. Set in the trendy Square Victoria neighborhood,the décor is noteworthy, particularly the mirrored ceiling which tries to create the illusion of a larger space. And, as befitting a...  Read More


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