Nightlife in Montreal

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Nightlife in Montreal

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  • Jussi P
    Helsinki, Finland504 contributions
    Variety of beers was insane and they were all really good, 5 stars for that. Sadly the service was painstakingly slow, so cannot give full 5 stars.
    Written August 14, 2022
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  • Nelly M
    Charlottesville, VA1 contribution
    To call my experience at Upstairs Jazz Club as life changing would be the understatement of the century. I strolled out of this heavenly site with a newfound respect for life. The exquisite food in tandem with the marvelous service and angelic music truly made my vacation in Quebec a trip to remember. I was surprised to find my favorite jazz artist, Lil Durk, on stage spitting some of the most inspirational and blessed lyrics I’ve had the pleasure to experience! I’d like to give a special thanks to the waiting and kitchen staff for putting up with my unusual requests. Even the workers at hooters politely declined when I asked for my food to come in a cup and my water on a plate. The lovely gentlemen and gentlewomen showed hardly any judgement and complied. My favorite part was when I noticed that my idols - Dr Michael “Moreburgers” Morbius and Gru - were dining next to me, discussing the Stranger Things Season 4 finale. I was able to get their autographs, some selfies, and even a video of them saying their respective catch phrases: “It’s Morbin time” and “It’s Gru-in time!” If I could give Upstairs Jazz Club 10 stars I would. Eating here during your time in Montreal is a must.
    Written July 8, 2022
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  • Norman B
    New York City, NY13 contributions
    We got here a little confused as to how to gain entry then we sleuthed our way in. We descended into the beautiful prohibition style bar and got a table even though we didn't have reservations (make reservations ahead!). Fortunately we got there early enough to be seated without a headache. That is when the fun began, the cocktails, the murder mystery, the presentation and the clues. It'll make sense when you go. These were the best cocktail we had since getting to Montreal and I wish we could of kept it going but we had dinner plans. Would definitely recommend, it's worth the trip
    Written September 28, 2021
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  • Deborah Fleischmann
    Plymouth, MI26 contributions
    Arnold, our fluid-handed bartender, was talented, friendly & fun to watch as he created his works of tasty art (cocktails). Highly recommend this entertaining bar/restaurant. Music is good. Decor=modern & funky. Food=good.
    Written December 3, 2022
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  • gallons
    Montreal, Canada32 contributions
    Best place to go see stand-up in Montreal. These are not amateurs. They are all preselected and must pass an interview. Most of the best comedians come here to run through their routines pre-gala or pre festival. You never know who will show up. Definitely a cheap way to see some of Quebec's best comedians up close.

    Service is great. The waiters are always kneeling or bending to make sure you can always see the show. American style comedy club. Call early to reserve your tickets because they sell out real fast.

    I have been at least three times and never been disappointed.
    Written June 6, 2017
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  • Krislawt
    Washington DC, DC150 contributions
    Feels like a fun dive bar inside but with a top-notch cocktail program. We wish we had one back home because we would be regulars!
    Written February 25, 2020
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  • MrsWYN-R
    North Yorkshire, UK2,877 contributions
    We had just arrived in Montreal from the UK and it was our first night in Canada. Our tour manager brought us here for welcome drinks - what a fab place.

    Great atmosphere particularly when the guys started to play guitar. Paid for a request of Clapton - well he was so good like the real thing. The live music is great in here and the staff were very friendly and welcoming.
    Written September 27, 2022
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  • Alison K
    Lodi, NJ780 contributions
    Cool bar with interesting decor and a rock/punk vibe. Spacious inside and large outdoor space. Cheap drinks that you can order at the bar or sit at a table for service.

    Some games but there should be a time limit - my friend wanted to play foosball but there were some table hogs.
    Written October 22, 2022
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  • Chiara O
    Montreal, Canada1 contribution
    The show was 95% in French, so I couldn’t understand the jokes but the ballets, costumes and music really good.
    Written January 15, 2020
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  • schussles
    State College, PA161 contributions
    So this hostel has a great dive bar (but not too divey) kind of thing going on in the basement where they have comedy shows Thursday night. The vibe was comfortable and fun. The comedy show had a few uhm,.... folks who were trying but not really *connecting* with the audience. The headliner was really good and we had some fun banter with him being the only "Americans" in the room. I'd totally go again and support the show. This is a hard business and though a couple of the comics are probably not going to be able to quit their day jobs, they had the chutzpah to get up there and give it a go! Props. And hey, if you don't like it, go get another round and hit up the foosball or pool table.
    Written July 14, 2018
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  • Deanosaur89
    Edmonton, Canada1,729 contributions
    We had some really good drinks here and the service was fantastic. The staff here are very friendly and make some of the best cocktails in Montreal. We would recommend the drinks made inside fruits - they are pricey but very tasty and large. My wife really enjoyed the Chinese cocktail with five spice and our friend had a couple of good cocktails. It takes a bit to get a cocktail but it is worth the wait.
    Written July 19, 2022
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  • BellBoys60625
    Chicago, IL222 contributions
    Great gem of a bar. Each drink is customized to your alcohol and taste profile. I went from a bright vodka based drink to a more complex earthy tequila forward second cocktail. The servers are friendly, know their liquors and specialize in making their own handcrafted bitters that pack a punch of flavor without watering down the drink. The bar is small with maybe 10 seats at the bar and 15 -20 more at the long banquette with dark lacquered walls. You feel like you are in a secret lair or speakeasy.
    Written November 2, 2022
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  • bizgrrl
    Canada72 contributions
    It was a great vibe and love the little shows they have going on which makes it really unique. The bartender girl was friendly. Some of the staff such as the owner need to loosen up. Bathroom is large. I like the stuffed toy machine.
    Written October 28, 2022
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  • Lori A
    Stillwater, OK54 contributions
    This was such fun! We just happened to be in Montreal when this was happening. We got SOOO lucky. The shows were very entertaining and the food was fantastic. My only wish was to be able to eat at all the wonderful stands!!
    Written July 29, 2019
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  • Chimâ M
    Rasht, Iran92 contributions
    If you like jazz, this is an amazing place to go. They have an awesome decoration that you’ll appreciate and great live performances. And despite the rumors, the food is really good. Their only vegetarian option was the cheese Ravioli with rosé sause and it was un vrai délice! You won’t regret the experience. I just hope they add other vegetarian and vegan options to the menu. And it’s always better to reserve before you go.
    Written March 10, 2020
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