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The Best Gay Nightlife in the nation

Montreal's Village is Canada's top gay party circuit

By : Adair MacGregor

 

Circus Afterhours

915 Ste-Catherine E.

Originally illegally in operation due to the wrong permit, Circus was accepting their hefty fines to give partygoers an opportunity to party past 3 am every Friday and Saturday. Five years later, Circus Afterhours is a staple in the all-night clubbing scene. Don’t be fooled by their Ste-Catherine address, the only entrance is located on St-Timothée. Checkout their myspace to see which turntablists are in the hip-hop and main room every weekend. The venue is quite large as the Hip-Hop room has a serious underground feel to it with the brick wall and their faithful crowd. The Main room has sofas and beds in a side room whereas the dance floor is well lit and designed to bounce around quite well while always maintaining a glimpse of the DJ.


 

Mado's

1115 Ste-Catherine E.

Mado Lamotte, Montreal’s most infamous drag queen, has converted the space into the gaudiest, tackiest and funniest nightclub in the Village. Mado has owned the Tuesday night spot on the Village party calendar for several years running with her ‘le Mardi a Mado’. The night includes her tourist-loving wit and the talents of Montreal’s premiere drag queens. After the show, the real celebration begins.


 

Le Drugstore

1366 Sherbrooke E.

Seven floors from basement to open rooftop, Drugstore is one of the largest bars in Montreal. Highlights include two outdoor patios, a constantly busy pool hall and free popcorn and peanuts. Often a regular hang-out for lesbians, it remains completely mixed during busy hours. Far from generic, yet as comfortable as home, Le Drugstore is hands-down the best place to grab a pint on the strip.


 

Le Complexe Sky

1474 Ste-Catherine E.

Before its main competitor Unity II burned down, Sky’s preferred clients were of an older, classier type. Since Unity’s forced closure, the place remains true to its regular clients, while easily absorbing Unity’s dance-crazed youth. Three floors, including a stage, a lounge area and three dance floors, make it the biggest club in the Village. Don’t forget to check out the best rooftop terrace in Montreal, equipped with two bars, a Jacuzzi and a pool!


 

Stud

1812 Ste-Catherine E.

This well-established nightclub offers the some of the most popular nights for Bears, Daddies, leather and kink. Starting to grab a connection with the mainstream gays, the bar totes two dance floors and reputedly the best music in town. Don’t miss out on this well-known haven for cheap drink specials and disarming bartenders.

Circus Afterhours

915 Ste-Catherine E.


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