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In this section you will find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions from our members about partying, nightclubs and afterhours in Montreal. If you would like to see an answer to a question not already on this page, please feel free to contact us by going here.

What’s the difference between nightclubs and afterhours?

The biggest difference is that afterhours only open around 2am and stay open until around 10am, while nightclubs close at 3am. Also, afterhours are primarily electronic music venues (the exception being Redlite in Laval which also plays Hip Hop). Lastly, since afterhours only open early in the morning, there is no alcohol for sale.

When do nightclubs close in Montreal?

Nightclubs close at 3am in Montreal.

When do nightclubs stop serving alcohol in Montreal?

Last call is typically at 2:45am.

What is the legal drinking age in Montreal?

The legal drinking age in Montreal is 18. That being said, anyone over the age of 18 can go clubbing in Montreal. However, there are certain nightclubs that enforce a 21+ age limit.

Do afterhours serve alcohol in Montreal?

No. Clubs and venues are not legally allowed to sell alcohol after 3am in Montreal.

What is the dress code for nightclubs in Montreal?

It varies from club to club, but most enforce a “dressy” dress code. It is best to check the specific nightclub you are planning to attend for more information. However, some simple guidelines include: nice shoes (dress shoes or dress sneakers), no ripped or torn clothing, no sleeveless shirts for men (stick to collared shirts).

What is the dress code for afterhours in Montreal?

Afterhours is a much more relaxed atmosphere than most nightclubs in Montreal. Chances are you will be dancing all night so it’s best to dress casual comfortable. Jeans, t-shirts, and comfortable running shoes are always a safe bet. Keep in mind that during the summer months it gets very hot inside afterhours, so be sure to wear fabrics that breath well (ie: cotton).

Which areas/streets in Montreal have the best clubs/nightlife?

Putting personal taste aside, if you are looking for a classic night of clubbing in Montreal there are a few key areas. Crescent Street, St. Laurent Boulevard, St. Denis Street, the Old Port of Montreal, Mont-Royal and the Gay Village are all top clubbing/nightlife destinations.

What is the best way to get to the nightclubs/afterhours in Montreal?

Montreal has a fantastic public transit system. If you are staying in or close to downtown, you should be able to access most nightclubs by metro or bus. Note that the metro closes at 1am, so if you are planning on going out to afterhours it is probably best to take a taxi, especially if you are not familiar with the city. The metro system opens back up around 5am, so if you’re leaving afterhours early in the morning this is a good option depending on where you need to go. For more information on Montreal’s public transit system, go to www.stm.info

When is Bal en Blanc 2014?

The main event of the Bal en Blanc festival is always held on Easter Sunday. This year it falls on April 20th, 2014. Event page: Bal en Blanc 2014 (20th Edition) @ Palais Des Congrais


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