If you’re looking for the best gay bars in Montreal, you’ll find what you’re looking for in the gay district of Le Village and the alternative Mile-end. Brush up on your French before heading out so the studs, drag queens and strippers will woo you in their prefered tongue!
Montreal’s gay village bars
The L’Aigle Noir (the Black Eagle) is popular for meeting hairier and muscular guys in a relaxed atmosphere. In summer, the patio pops off! A middle-aged, scruffier crowd lingers at Bar Le Stud. This cruisy establishment is a local hangout during the day and a house dance party by night.
In Mile End, Notre Dame De Quilles allows visitors to sip on cocktails while bowling on the antique lanes. On weekends, there are dance parties like Glitter Bomb.
Best clubs in Montreal
High energy anthems will draw you to the dance floor at the Stereo Club, where world class live DJs play techno and house. Meanwhile, Circus After Hours is the largest after-hours gay club in the city. The music pounds into you on any of the tri-level dance floors playing a variety of music.
For epic day parties, Complexe Sky has three floors, a rooftop pool and a Jacuzzi terrace, as well as an assortment of delicious eateries. Similarly, Club Unity, another mega club, brings a dance floor, a lounge floor, and another rooftop terrace, perfect in summer.
Montreal’s drag and strip shows
You’ll think you’ve timewarped back to 1920s Berlin at Cabaret Mado, a cozy drag show cabaret with elegantly crass performers. This garish hot spot has drag shows every night.
Nude dancers of all sizes will heat you to boiling point at the Campus Club, and the high end Stock Bar will have you clutching your pearls as the male strippers pull you behind the velvet curtains!