Montreal is a bit of an oddity 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. Big gay, lesbian, and queer venues, from Le Drugstore and Complèxe Bourbon in the Village, to Cabaret Playhouse and Royal Phoenix in the Mile End, have all come and gone. And some of those that remain — from mega-club Unity to the multi-level Sky — have moved towards just being regular "straight bars".
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. The locations on this map are a mixed bag, so read carefully before choosing your watering hole.Read More