Montreal is a bit of an montreaal for LGBTQ nightlife and bars — many consider it one of the most progressive cities on the continent, but it's not exactly overflowing with gay bars. Go there to enjoy natural wines from organic and biodynamic farming, accompanied by locally sourced nibbles.
And some of those that remain — from mega-club Unity to the multi-level Sky momtreal have moved towards just being regular "straight bars". Stop in for a drink or stay all evening.
A bike store first and foremost, Bikurious is also a place where people can just pop in without feeling judged or pressured to purchase. Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.
On Thursday nights and over the weekend, DJs heat up the ambiance and set the tone for fun. This new location is devoted to graphic novels, literature and games for children and showcases local and Canadian illustrators, writers and editors.
Up for dancing? The locations on this map are a mixed bag, so read carefully before choosing your watering hole.
But this time around, the new concept from these two passionate restaurateurs focusses on wine, not beer. But some old timey gay bars remain, and a host of new hang spots popular among younger, queer crowds have surfaced too, not all of which fit the classic gay bar mould.