Neon signs are back, and they're here to stay. The fluorescent signs, once considered a relic of the 80s, are making a comeback, much like scrunchies and white sneakers.
This is good news for those of us looking for spots with great Instagram potential. There's nothing better than a neon light to (literally) brighten up your feed.
Read on for a list of great restaurants, cafés and clubs in Montreal with beautiful neon signs.
La Capitale Tacos
Where: 1096 blvd. St-Laurent
What: Though you may have some reservations about a taco place in Chinatown, you need to put those doubts to rest and go to La Capitale. Oh, and they have awesome tequila cocktails.
For their menu and opening hours, go here.
Where: 3 locations in the city.
What: Venice is an uber-trendy restaurant with three locations in Montreal: one downtown, one in the Old Port and one in Saint Henri. It's perfect for those looking to grab a lighter meal like a poké bowl or a salad.
Le Super Qualité
Where: 1211 rue Bélanger
What: Specialising in South Indian food, this restaurant deserves all of the praise that it gets. Its beautiful décor doesn't hurt, either.
Find out more here.
Where: Locations throughout the city.
What: Koa Lua is a great place for fresh, tasty poké bowls. They're also known for their super Instagram-able restaurants.
Click here to go to their website.
Les Streets Monkeys
Where: 3625 rue Wellington
What: This adorable restaurant specialises in Cambodian tapas and delicious cocktails. Go to taste their delicious dishes and experience a great atmosphere.
Where: Several locations in Montreal
What: Mexican food and tequila cocktails? Who can say no to that? Not many people, judging by the popularity of the restaurant.
Find the menu here.
Where: 3422 rue Notre-Dame O.
What: Caffe Farina is a charming café in Saint-Henri with one mean capuccino. They have a good selection of fresh Italian dishes like pastas, tomato salads and sandwiches.
Find them on Facebook.
Where: 2 locations in the Old Port.
What: You probably already know about this popular café in the Old Port that serves a variety of light fare. That doesn't mean it's not worth another visit.
Le Mal Nécéssaire
Where: 1106b blvd. Saint-Laurent
What: This tiki bar may have the most recognisable neon sign in the city: some staff members even have it tattooed. Go for the sign, stay for the fantastic tropical cocktails.
For more info, check out their website.
Where: 191 rue St-Paul O.
What: This Old Port bar is known for its fantastic cocktails and good selection of tapas-style dishes. Oh, and their neon signs, of course.
Seasalt And Ceviche
Where: 351 Place Royale
What: This Old Port restaurant and bar serves great, fresh seafood in a location whose ambiance cannot be beat.
Where: 1616 rue Sainte-Catherine O.
What: Kampai is a fun brasserie in the Concordia area. It serves great tapas-style meals during the evening, and turns into more of a club at night. Their neon signs are instantly recognisable.
Somewhr Liquor Lounge
Where: 401 rue Notre-Dame O.
What: This bar/club in the Old Port buzzes all night long with live music and beautiful people. Their signature neons posted a little all over make for great photos.
Find out more on their Instagram.
Where: 1076 rue de Bleury #001
What: This chill speakeasy makes a mean cocktail. The pool-themed decor makes for a beautiful background, while the delicious drinks mean you'll definitely have a great night.
Learn more here.
Where: 551 ave. du Mont-Royal E.
What: Fitzroy is a huge bar with billiards and foosball tables. They serve good drinks in a gorgeous location with huge windows, lots of plants and a healthy heap of neon signs.
For the menu and opening hours, go here.
Where: 1216 ave. Union
What: This Cuban-themed bar in the heart of downtown is adorable. The food is delicious, the drinks are great and the service is amazing.
Miss Villeray Lounge
Where: 220 rue Villeray
What: This cozy bar, whose neon sign is instantly recognizable, has a great selection of beer on tap and a selection of small bites.
Where: 151 rue Ontario E.
What: This energetic bar/club is a popular spot, and not just because of its sumptuous decor. Its cocktails and live music keep people coming back for more.
Find out more on its website.
Where: 417 rue Saint-Pierre
What: Flyjinn is a swanky izakaya bar and club in the Old Port. It is decorated with graffiti-like paintings and gorgeous neon sings. Go for a drink, stay for a dance.
Where: 3643 blvd. St-Laurent Blvd
What: This bar/club, located at the heart of Saint-Laurent is known for its great music and aesthetic decor. Neon signs light up otherwise dark corners of this funky club.
Go here for more information.
Where: 1171 rue Ste-Catherine E.
What: This huge club in the heart of the village is decorated vibrantly with lights and neon signs. Oh, and they have one of the greatest terrasses in the city.
That completes the lists of Montreal restaurants, cafés and clubs with adorable neon sings. Make a bucket list of your favourites and tour them with friends! Happy exploring, Montreal.