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Montreal is known for being a city of romance and youthfulness. There always plenty of festivals, events and outdoor performances going on all year long. Montreal is also home to many renowned universities, both English and French that attracts students from all over Canada and the globe. Because the winters can feel long and a bit brutal, people are more likely to go to bars rather than outdoor events during the colder months. While the summer is hotter outside, the winter can be just heated in the local clubs with university students, professionals and others searching for a good time. FreeHookups.com is here to point in the right direction for your Montreal date hookup needs.

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The History of Montreal Date Hookups

Montreal is one of Canada´s oldest and most sought after cities. It is known for having some of the best nightlife and unique culture in North America. Montreal has had an interesting and transformative history. Until the 1970´s, Montreal was the economic capital of Canada before it was surpassed by Toronto. The city used to have more of an English influence when it was younger so Montrealers are very resilient in keeping the traditional Quebecois culture and language alive.

Montreal has always been one of the hippest cities in Canada and has attracted people from all over because of its architecture, nightlife, culture and history. You should no problem finding a Montreal hookup and dating spot, however some areas of town are better than others at accommodating those who want to experience the unique nightlife and entertainment Montreal has. We have put together a list and brief descriptions of notable neighbourhoods that are worth exploring and facilitating dates in.

The Mile End is an area of Montreal just north of downtown and south of Parc Ex (Parc Extension). The Mile End is a very Anglophone neighbourhood and is home to many families. That being said, most people don´t go there for clubbing or anything of the like, but there are some live entertainment venues and makeshift dance spaces. Most of the bars and restaurants in the Mile End are quite modest and are best for lower maintenance and casual dates. There are some places where you can definitely meet singles (as are listed below), but due to its quite nature, it´s a better date night neighbourhood.

Now, for nightclubs, after hours venues and wild, unpredictable nights, Le Plateau Mont-Royal is your one-stop shop. There are three main party streets in Le Plateau Mont Royal, or The Plateau as most English speakers call it. Boulevard St-Laurent, Avenue du Mont Royal and Rue St. Denis. St. Laurent is a bit more upscale than the other two streets. The southern half is mostly clubs and restaurants and the northern (divided by Mont-Royal) is mostly boutiques, specialty stores, home décor and furniture shops and a few restaurants. St. Denis has all the commercial and retail chains minus the mall. South of Rue Sherbrook on St. Denis part of the gay village along with St. Catherine Est. Avenue du Mont-Royal is mostly for shops, but there are some very popular bars and restaurants sprinkled in.

Speaking of the gay village, St. Catherine Est has always been the heart of the Montreal gay scene. There are plenty of LGBT+ friendly establishments that typically see mixed patrons, male strip clubs, targeted, of course, towards gay men and gay bars and dance clubs. St. Catherine Est is a busy strip and is sure to please patrons of all backgrounds and orientations.

There´s a particular area west of Mile Ex and Little Italy (Just north of the Mile End), and East of Parc Ex. On Rue Beaubien in this gray area are some of the city´s best and hole in wall venues and quaint cafes. One of these quirky and fun venues is NDQ (mentioned with brief description below) a neighbourhood favourite. Brasserie Beaubien is another low-key venue that features live music and performances, pool and slot machines. If you happen to be cruising this neighbourhood, try the coffee shops or dip into one the bars mentioned above.

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Best Time to Go Out

Montreal is a carefree city that loves to party. Locals shows, dance parties, after hours and various other late night events and festivities take place every night of the week. Though the work week officially ends Friday evening, the "weekend" for all intents and purposes, begins Thursday evening. Though Thursday through Saturday is typically when the larger nightclubs are most busy, many smaller venues and bars are still fairly busy earlier in the week. As for the time of year, the winter is when you are definitely more likely to meet people inside, especially at bars or clubs as opposed to outdoor events and terraces. Because the winter can feel long, many people will spend as much time outside as possible. Patios and terraces are usually where people feel more carefree and friendly, so it´s a great place to start a conversation.

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There are basically two different sectors in Montreal; the English sector and the French sector. Bilingual French and English speakers really get to experience the best of both worlds and get to partake in what many on have partial access to. As it turns out, linguistically, the city is almost divided between east and west. Typically the bars and establishments east is more Quebecois and primary French speakers hang out and places on the west side seems to draw more Anglophone patrons. Of course downtown is a pretty even mix of both, and very accommodating for the hoards of English tourists and visitors the flock to the city year-round.

Sparrow

Type :
Bar and restaurant and lounge
Space :
Spacious area, full bar, comfy seating areas.
Crowd :
Young and mature adult
Website :
Sparrow
Address :
5322 St. Laurent Blvd, Montreal QC, H2T 1AT
Any Notes :
Brunch, reservations optional
Brief Description :
Located in the hip and trendy Le Plateau Mont-Royal, Sparrow is a favourite for those who like vintage decor and gourmet cocktails at reasonable prices. Sparrow is known for it´s unique cocktails and attracting celebrities. The low lighting and quirky aesthetic makes for a romantic and interesting atmosphere. This bar is perfect for those looking for a chill and romantic space to try some delicious drinks and meet interesting singles.

La Rockette

Type :
Bar and dance club
Space :
Spacious area, full bar.
Crowd :
Young and mature adult
Website :
La Rockette
Address :
4479 Rue Sainte-Denis, Montreal QC, H2J 2L2
Any Notes :
Apple and Android pay, Wheelchair accessible, coat check
Brief Description :
With different genres of music playing every night of the week, La Rockette offers and eclectic mix of people and music. The atmosphere is geared towards the more adventurous and lesser high maintenance crowd. A loud and playful atmosphere makes for a breeding ground of spur-of-the-moment meetings and hookups.

Casa del Popolo

Type :
Bar, restaurant and live music venue
Space :
Separate live music venue, full bar, comfy seating areas.
Crowd :
Young and mature adult
Website :
Casa del Popolo
Address :
4873 boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal QC
Any Notes :
patio seating, vegetarian menu
Brief Description :
Tall plants, retro furniture and a separate live music venue are just a few of the characteristics that draw people to this hip location. It´s also a favoured Montreal date spot by many locals. It also offers a vegetarian menu with vegan options that have positive reviews from both vegetarians and meat eaters. Casa del Popolo is just few blocks north of the club strip on Sainte-Laurent, so it´s convenient if you´re in the bar hopping mood.

Apt. 200

Type :
Bar and restaurant and lounge
Space :
Spacious area, full bar, comfy seating areas.
Crowd :
Young and mature adult
Website :
Apt. 200
Address :
3643 boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal QC H2X 2V5
Any Notes :
coat check, pool tables
Brief Description :
A perfect adult playground equipped with arcade games, a pool table, loud music and plenty of space for dancing. Apt. 200 is the best of both worlds. It´s minimal furniture design and feels casual yet fun. Only a few blocks away from McGill University, this bar is frequented by university students. Wether you want to dance or place pool with new people or just have a conversation with a great selection of signature cocktails, Apt. 200 is the place for you.

Stereo Nightclub

Type :
Bar and nightclub
Space :
Spacious area, dance floor.
Crowd :
Young and mature adult, and LGBT
Website :
Stereo Nightclub
Address :
858 rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montreal QC, H2L 2E3
Any Notes :
coat check, street parking
Brief Description :
If you want a nightclub experience that is undeniable to the sense, look no further than Stereo Nightclub. It´s a loud, sweaty good old fashioned nightclub for those who want a night that drags into the morning. Stereo is situated in the gay village of downtown Montreal, but has patrons of all varieties and sexual orientations. On any given Thursday to Saturday night, the dance floor is packed with singles looking to meet new people.

Le Salon Daomé

Type :
Bar and nightclub
Space :
Spacious area, full bar, dance floor, couches.
Crowd :
Young and mature adult
Website :
Le Salon Daomé
Address :
141 avenue du Mont-Royal Est, Montreal QC, H2T 1N9
Any Notes :
coast check, unisex washrooms, happy hour
Brief Description :
Conveniently located in Le Plateau-Mont-Royal neighbourhood of downtown Montreal, Le Salon Daomé is frequently packed with University students, ex-pats and those seeking a lively night on the town. Drinks are moderately priced, ranging from $3 and up and coat check for $4. House and electronic is more often than not blasting on the dance floor while a more chill upstairs lounge accommodates those who are looking for slightly less action or just a break from dancing.

Notre Dame Des Quilles

Type :
Bar, restaurant and bowling alley
Space :
Two connected areas: one is the bar and the other is a cafe and bowling alley
Crowd :
Young and mature adult, LGBT+ friendly
Website :
Notre Dame Des Quilles
Address :
32 Rue Beaubien Est, Montreal QC, H2S 1P8
Any Notes :
street parking, does not accept credit cards, karaoke nights
Brief Description :
Notre Dame Des Quilles is one of those hidden gems that you´d likely only know if you are or are with locals. The name can be a bit of a mouthful, so it´s commonly referred to as NDQ for short. Although it doesn´t officially call itself a dance club, mostly because of lack of floor space, that doesn´t stop patrons from dancing up a storm wherever they can find the room to do so. They cafe primarily serves comfort food such as mac ´n´ cheese, pierogis and grilled cheese. The crowd is usually friendly and warm, so it´s a great place to meet new people or for a date a little out of the ordinary.

Alexandraplatz

Type :
Bar and both indoor and outdoor lounge
Space :
Warehouse and a spacious lawn for outdoor seating.
Crowd :
Young and mature adult and LGBT+
Website :
Alexandraplatz
Address :
6731 Avenue de l´Esplanade, Montreal QC, H2V 4P9
Any Notes :
open seasonally, expansive patio
Brief Description :
Taking a page out Berlin´s book of open-airs and minimalist lounge bars, Alexandraplatz is a low-key summer oasis in the city. The patrons are typically a fairly integrated mix of both LGBT+ and those not belonging in those communities. Wine is served both by the glass and the bottle and the majority of the beer comes from microbreweries. There are also plenty of specialty sodas and non-alcoholic beer for those that don´t drink. A Montreal dating bar on the verge of a public picnic, Alexandraplatz is a top choice for day or early evening get together.

Cabaret Mado

Type :
Cabaret venue and bar
Space :
large stage, casual seating/audience space.
Crowd :
Young and mature adult, LBGT+
Website :
Cabaret Mado
Address :
1115 rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montreal QC, H2L 2G2
Any Notes :
Terrace, wheelchair accessible, closed Mondays, coast check
Brief Description :
Cabaret Mado is named for Montreal´s most famous drag queen, Mado Lamotte. So naturally, Mado is a playground for Montreal´s performers and fans of drag. If live entertainment isn´t your thing, Mado has a large terrace perfect for mingling during the summer and it neighbours many other LGBT+ bars and spaces. Take your date to this Montreal date spot for a fun-filled night of entertainment.

Montreal has so many bars and dating spots that are all very different. At Free Hookups, you can find out more about the top rated date and hookup bars to help guide you to the places that you´re looking for, no matter what you´re looking for. When you are looking for a place to take your date, there are a few Montreal Hookup Bars to consider. Many of the Montreal Date Spots are selected for their rave reviews from locals, and visitors to the city.

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