Hit the Dance Clubs in Montreal, Canada's Top Party City

This list of Montreal's top party places addresses the diversity that is Montreal. Already famous for her up and coming indie talents, Montreal also caters to a variety of musical tastes, age groups and sexual orientations without being exclusionary. No money? No problem. In many of these venues, if it’s before 11 pm and you haven’t got the $5-$12 cover charge, hang around until the door person invites you in. Standing at the bar is another option for the cash-challenged too.  

Top DJs and musicians love playing and spinning their tunes at a variety of clubs around Montreal. The Plateau's le Belmont and downtwon Stéréo attract some of the best DJs on the international and local scene. Some of the best dance clubs are found in the Gay Village where Club Unity and Complexe Sky offers phenomenal dance music as well as cabaret shows with a twist. Whether its disco at FunkyTown, electronic fare at Foufone Electrique or Latino beats at Salsathèque, 10Best will show you where to get your groove on and dance the night away. After all, it's the music and party scenes that have been attracting visitors to this hip and lively city since the early days of travel and tourism.

The Plateau
le Belmont
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The booming Belmont, sitting at party central near St. Laurent and Mont Royal, tries to be all things to all people and it succeeds. One wall, covered in large beer logos speaks to its student dive bar past while another, with a cool graffiti...  Read More

Complexe Sky

As if four floors of party fun weren't enough, the Complexe Sky also features a rooftop pool, spa and mini restaurant to compliment the main floor offerings. It's become THE destination nightclub for the gay community from Montréal and beyond....  Read More

Baron Samedi
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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

Club Unity (Unity II)

A fun and happening primarily gay bar in the heart of - you guessed it - Montreal's Gay Village.One of the biggest dance venues in the city with multi-level dance floors, attracts a diverse crowd. Watch for the drag queens walking about who will...  Read More

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Montreal's oldest salsa club is a real tribute to French Canada's long-standing love affair with all things Latin. Host to surprise visits by Arcade Fire,it's the spot to see and be seen. Neon lights, disco balls, giant palm trees and a range...  Read More

The Village

Stereo is hot on the international club scene with DJs and musicians who come for its true, old school sound system and blasting house in all it's glorious forms.The place was specially built for dancing featuring acoustic walls within walls and...  Read More

Thursday's Bar

Thursdays has recently renovated all 24,000 square feet inside and out but it's still connected by tunnel to the Hotel de la Montagne. Given its central location on the predominantly English side of town, Thursday's attracts a diverse crowd....  Read More

Le Divan Orange
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Le Divan Orange - The Orange Sofa - speaks to the trendy decor of this huge space divided into comfy seating sections leading into a bar area and a stage at the back. It's an inviting space with an equally inviting atmosphere. The food menu is...  Read More

The Plateau
Tokyo Bar

Most people go to the Tokyo Bar for the great dancing compliments of top DJs as it's a dance club without the dance club attitude - just high energy dancing. Best to go on summer evenings to check out the views of St. Laurent from the back...  Read More

The giant spider sculpture climbing the exterior wall on Ste. Catherine Street lets you know you're in the right place. Foufones is a truly versatile space - equally good for checking out the Montreal scene over a late summer afternoon drink on...  Read More


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