There are pool tables and video poker machines and they serve fries from a fancy new kitchen. With triple-peaked Mount Royal in the background, the view of downtown Montreal is a beautiful sight to behold. Even on the Monday night following Black and Blue. Major events that are held in the Village include Montreal's Pride festival and Le Festival International de Montréal en Arts. The staff seemed too busy hanging out with each other to give me and my girlfriend service. If they are performing, please go! I would definitely go back on my next trip there. This isn't some comparison piece where I'm trying to choose a winner or rip on either city.
People are nice and the bar tenders will make you laugh. It's in a large building spread over 3 floors with a restaurant on the ground floor called , an large rooftop bar and a dancing venue with drag shows. Casa del Popolo 4126, rue St-Denis, Bureau 301 Center for Lesbian Solidarity. But our new friends assured us it would be fine. Head up to Parc Mont-Royal on a Sunday to enjoy the Tam-Tams, a city-wide gathering of drum circles and fencing and picnicking on the mountain.
We visited the in August 2017 and absolutely loved it. Divey but not dirty, in the literal sense at least. Schwartz's it the most famous with queues going round the block. Sadly these two Nomadic Grandmas couldn't quite keep up and went home after Sky Bar closed at 3am! With good coffee, veg friendly grub, and — yes, again — beer, Shaika hosts lots of open mic nights with some genuinely talented people and some rad live music. We loved how down to earth everyone was, both staff and patrons. That's just how the scales work. This spicy little rock bar hosts a loud and sexy ladies night — Amène Ta Blonde.
You can watch the full documentary about it on. To be fair, this might be a struggle everyone in Montreal goes through, but since gays go the hardest, it's a bit more of a struggle for us. There is active and visible sex work in this area; if that makes you uncomfortable, avoid Ontario Street at night after the bars close. In fact, they were quite welcoming. .
They also have a program where you can donate minimal cash and get a binder or even a swim binder! Chances of running into your ex girlfriend: slim to none. Or a Coca-Cola from a little glass bottle. Beer and wine are served, too. It's a great place to come for lunch or coffee during the day — we recommend their delicious mac and cheese. It's got a fun outdoor terrace, which is a great place to hang out before hitting the gay bars down the road. Really on the fence with my rating, but this bar left a bad final impression on me.
Laurent called Barfly and got our Rapture drank on. All in all, I have a pretty good handle on what either city has to offer a mild-to-very attractive gay guy like myself. I stopped by this bar to check out the scene on a Thursday night. Seriously, all those headless torsos are either jacked or hella slim. Gay strip bars and saunas in Montreal Gay strip bars are a thing here.
The dancers are extremely talented and due to the lax laws, they bare everything. There's pretty much something for everyone here, and the drag shows staged in the cabaret are some of the best in Canada. In summer, the patio pops off! This young city boasts a population mainly in secondary schools such as colleges and junior colleges. Or you won't know what I'm getting at all, call me a hater, and leave some douchey comment that I'll never read. This place is truly a place that the gay traveler must visit in his or her lifetime.
Here, the businesses consisted mainly of taverns, often featuring shows. You'll find a solid amount of dance spots in Toronto, but while their version of The Village may be smaller, they have more venues devoted to casual drinking and chilling. Métro Beaudry Other Slightly Less Gay bourhoods The Mile-End métro Laurier Located north of St-Joseph Street and South of Bernard, centered around boulevard St-Laurent and avenue du Parc, the Mile-End is a super hip, über artsy area home to artists did you guess that? Impromptu dancing might spontaneously occur between female-bodied individuals with alternative lifestyle haircuts. Restaurants in Montreal Montreal has great dining with tons of gay-friendly restaurants to choose from. Everyone is wasted, it's crazy loud, and all anyone wants is a big ol' McD in their mouth, so McGangBang is a pretty accurate term to use. Had a few drinks, then went outside for a smoke. Just visit Montréal in late July.
On the plus side, that equals student discounts, multi-cultural queerdom, and lots of barely used Ikea furniture being sold on craigslist for dirt cheap. When we stayed here for the Fierte Canada Pride, the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, was also staying on the same corridor as us. We recommend taking a tour with the gay owned. Open late past the time the subway closes, I discovered! The rooms are huge and you can also book rooms with private outdoor terrace. Toronto tends to be more culturally diverse in general, and that definitely extends to the queer community. I must confess that on the one night I visited, it felt more like a neighborhood soap-opera unfolding before my eyes, complete with drama and dish.