With arguably the best bar scene of any major city in Canada, Montreal is teeming with awesome hot spots to enjoy a night out with your friends. Aside from the lively partying that's always going on somewhere in the city, what contributes to the city's vibrant nightlife is also the multitude of unique, interesting bars that you can't find anywhere else.\nWhether it's the decor, history, or an interesting gimmick you've never seen before, some Montreal bars are just built to impress. From skateboarding to surfing, a night on Montreal's eccentric bar scene can leave both longtime residents and new tourists in awe.\nSo, if you're looking for a wild weekend spot, but you're also hoping to experience something different than a typical night on the town, trust that these places have everything you're looking for.\n1. Oasis Surf\nA photo posted by ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀OASIS SURF (@oasissurf) on Jul 2, 2016 at 8:59am PDT\nA photo posted by MARIE-PASCALE B (@marie.coconut) on Apr 21, 2015 at 7:28am PDT\n9520 Boulevard Leduc\nWould you believe that the above scene is actually smack dab in the middle of a restaurant? Probably not, but I assure you, that is the case with Oasis Surf, a spot that allows you to sip on a daiquiri while watching both amateur and professional surfers try their hand at the waves.\nPerfect for when you're craving those island vibes but can't get away for a vacation, Oasis Surf is sure to impress you and your company. It's one of the most unique places in Montreal, and it's certainly worth it to stay for a drink or three.\nFacebook\n2. Jardin Nelson\nA photo posted by Brookie (@brookemack_s) on Jul 30, 2016 at 12:10pm PDT\nA photo posted by Tristan ➡ Ottawa, ON (@tj.matthews) on Aug 1, 2016 at 1:44pm PDT\n407 Place Jacques Cartier\nAn absolute gem in the heart of the Old Port, Jardin Nelson is impressive because of the trifecta: a gorgeous terrasse, an ideal location, and an old-world feel that can't be topped.\nYou can't walk through the Old Port without somehow drifting towards this terrasse, and you can't help but sneak a glance inside - there is often jazz music floating out onto the street, as if this place wasn't irresistible enough already. Ultimately, you can't go wrong with Jardin Nelson; between the upscale cuisine, magical ambiance, and historical feel, it's impressive beyond belief.\nFacebook\n3. TRH-Bar\nA video posted by Jeffrey Ng (@jeff81n) on Jul 30, 2016 at 11:15pm PDT\nA photo posted by montrealguestlist.com (@mtlguestlist) on Jun 29, 2016 at 3:14pm PDT\n3699 Boul St-Laurent\nFirst surfboarding in a bar, now skateboarding? You better believe it, because anything goes in Montreal, and when you walk into this place and see tons of skateboarders taking a turn on the skate bowl right next to the bar, you'll understand why.\nTRH-Bar is my go-to place to impress a friend from out of town. It's such a cool spot, and you can have a great time just by standing by the bowl and watching the skaters do their thing. There are two floors, and each play different music, so you can switch back and forth depending on your taste. For its unique atmosphere, TRH-Bar wins as an all-around crowd pleaser (impresser?).\nFacebook\n4. Big In Japan Bar\nA photo posted by Alex Gregoire Denicourt (@agdenicourt) on Jul 23, 2016 at 7:04pm PDT\nA photo posted by Victoria (@_victorialu_) on Jul 24, 2016 at 5:18pm PDT\n4175 Boul St-Laurent\nIt's the entrance - or lack thereof - that contributes to the unique mystery behind Big In Japan bar. Walk down St. Laurent, just past Bar Belmont, and you might miss it; there is no obvious sign that the bar is there, aside from a very narrow doorway, which leads to a seemingly never-ending hallway that connects to the main room.\nBig In Japan is cool for so many reasons. It's the epitome that 'dark bar' trope, and it's perfect for an ultra romantic date night. It's a Japanese-style pub, offering some delicacies from the cuisine, as well as uniquely crafted cocktails - whiskey is a favourite. To truly impress both a first date and your longtime significant other, Big In Japan is the place to do it.\nFacebook\n5. Le Mal Nécessaire\nA photo posted by Maria-Paula (@kokoroo_) on Jul 30, 2016 at 11:12pm PDT\nA photo posted by eatdrinkmtl (@eatdrinkmtl) on Jul 9, 2016 at 1:45pm PDT\n1106 B Boulevard Saint-Laurent\nEverything about this place exudes effortless cool: from the eerily-lit neon green entrance, to the numerous cocktails served in pineapples and coconuts, Le Mal Nécessaire feels like an eclectic mash up of everything that makes a night out great.\nAn awesome place to bring your crew for more than a few drinks, this bar will impress on many levels. If you want somewhere that will make your friends say, "No way!" when their drink comes out, this bar is your ideal spot.\nFacebook\n6. Kinoya Izakaya\nA photo posted by Liliane Lieu (@lilianelieu) on Jun 2, 2016 at 3:38pm PDT\nA photo posted by Kinoya Izakaya Pub Japonais (@kinoya_izakaya) on Jun 29, 2016 at 3:57pm PDT\n4250 Rue Saint-Denis\nHanging out at Kinoya kind of feels like you're drinking inside someone's wood carving project - it's so intricately designed you'll spend most of your time admiring the place than you will focusing on your meal or cocktail.\nThat's not to say that the food or drinks are not up to par with the decor, because they definitely are. Kinoya truly provides an authentic Japanese Izakaya experience, similar to Big In Japan. It has its own unique ambiance that will leave you more impressed than you could've imagined.\nFacebook\n7. Cloakroom\nBehind this mirror is a gorgeous #speakeasy called Cloakroom Bar. #cocktails #bourbon #Montreal.A photo posted by Andrew @fastdrvr (@fastdrvr) on Jul 28, 2016 at 6:17pm PDT\nA photo posted by Steven Cook (@stevenowencook) on May 7, 2016 at 5:16pm PDT\n2175 Rue de la Montagne\nDark, sexy, mysterious, exclusive - Cloakroom bar is all of that and more. A speakeasy that doesn't obviously look like a bar from the outside, you'll be continually surprised as you make your way through the entrance, then behind a mirrored door that will finally reveal the main bar room.\nDoubling as a high end tailoring service during the day, Cloakroom carries the ambiance of class and finery to the bar environment. You could disappear into a corner of this bar for hours, chatting with your company or cozying up with your significant other. A truly standout, exciting bar experience, a night at Cloakroom is something you'll look back on for years to come.\nFacebook\n8. Luwan\nA photo posted by olivier gadbois (@torticoli) on Feb 15, 2016 at 8:45am PST\nA photo posted by Guy-Robert Twagiramungu (@justus_guy) on Oct 13, 2015 at 7:30pm PDT\n1050 Rue Clark\nThis place will impress just based on the fact that is a bonafide hot spot. A Chinatown favourite, Luwan wows with its fun crow, casual-yet-cool ambiance, and amazing beats.\nIf you have friends visiting from out of town and you're not sure where to take them, rest assured they'll have an amazing time at Luwan. You'll all appreciate the endlessly fun times this bar can provide, and with different themes for each night of the week, there's tons of Luwan to go around.\nFacebook\n9. Nacho Libre\nA photo posted by Sara Jade Alfaro (@lemoneyeslemonpies) on Jul 27, 2016 at 6:30am PDT\nA photo posted by Sofia Asselin (@travel_girlmtl514) on May 15, 2016 at 5:34pm PDT\n913 Rue Beaubien E\nNacho Libre is equipped with kitschy memorabilia, funky lights, original cocktails, and - I kid you not - swing sets for seats. Swing sets for seats! This is not a drill.\nThis bar is unique in its own right, and even if you frequent it, I'm sure you're impressed each time you enter. From a casual cocktail to a wild night out, anything goes at this quasi-Mexican bar, where you can order tacos and ponder the strange decor. Head to Nacho Libre for a fresh take on an 'unusual' bar experience.\nFacebook\n10. Ping Pong Club\nA photo posted by The Main (@themain) on May 6, 2015 at 9:27am PDT\nA photo posted by Jordy T (@jordyel) on May 14, 2016 at 1:24pm PDT\n5788 Boul St-Laurent\nI know what you might be thinking - being impressed by ping pong? But honestly, you just can't ignore the cute, fun atmosphere that Ping Pong Club provides. With trendy decor, and a super laid back vibe, this bar is a guaranteed good time.\nYou don't always need expensive drinks or a fancy interior to be impressed, or to impress someone else. Sometimes, all that works is a fun gimmick that gets people together and makes things a little more interesting. That's exactly what Ping Pong Club does - so set aside your preconceived notions and have a little fun, won't you?\nFacebook\nAdd mtlblog on Snapchat.