- Looking for something to do this weekend but tired of the same old, same old?
- Here are 10 super unique spots in Montreal to shake up your nightlife scene.
- From Russian and Cuban themed bars to dinners with a show, here's a list of stuff to get you thinking outside the box!
Montreal is known for many things and its abundance of eatery options is, of course, one of those things that make our city what it is. With countless places to discover in the city, Montreal can offer something new to nearly anyone.
Another thing Montreal is known for is our quirky style, creative flair and incredible vibe, making this an ideal city for all kinds of themed restaurants. I began to wonder if the 514 was home to any interesting themed spots and to no surprise at all, it was.
Of course, my curiosity got the best of me and I decided to learn a little more about what each of these themed establishments had to offer OMG these spots are beyond epic.
If you constantly find yourself looking for different and interesting places to go, then this list is for you.
From old school diner vibes to bars that bring you back to the prohibition era, Montreal’s themed spots are top-notch.
Why not step outside your comfort zone and go experience something you never have before, you can even dress to theme, how fun!
Harry Potter Themed Bar & Resto
Where: Lockhart, 3979 Rue St-Denis
This Harry Potter inspired venue served some delectable craft cocktails and pairs them with an eclectic array of eats to make this a go-to spot for any Harry Potter lover in the city.
The dimply lit room is decorated to create a comfortable and comforting ambiance and it is somewhere that you can spend hours in.
If you love Harry Potter, Lockhart is worth checking out.
Old School Inspired Diner
Where: Juke Box Burgers, 11798 Boulevard Salaberry
Located in Montreal’s West Island, Juke Box Burgers is a vintage 50’s inspired diner.
Not only do they serve up some of the most decadent and generous plates but their old-fashioned deserts is what really impressed me. The food is good, the décor is great and everything about this eatery screams old school.
If you have yet to go, trust me when I tell you, it is worth the commute.
Eat Surprise Dishes In The Dark
Where: O.Noir, 124 Rue Prince Arthur Est
As someone who has a blind grandmother, I have always been curious about what it is like to not be able to see. O.Noir is a restaurant that allows you to experience just that.
This establishment allows you to eat in a completely dark dining room and when I say completely dark I mean it.
The visually-impaired staff serves you your surprise meal and yes, you need to eat it in complete darkness. It is a shame you can't see what you are eating because the plates are gorgeous.
This is a dining experience like no other and worth trying at least one time in your life.
French Medieval Themed Inn & Resto
Where: Lauberge du Dragon Rouge, 8870 Rue Lajeunesse
This boisterous French medieval themed inn is stocked with period décor, fare & mead and a ton of activities to participate in.
This is one of the most fun dining experience you will have in Montreal and if you love Medieval France, you will fall in love with this spot.
Prohibition Era Speakeasy Bar & Bistro
Where: Le Speakeasy, 120 Rue McGill
Le Speakeasy is a bar that was inspired by the prohibition era. The chandelier-lit local has a secret entrance, which plays on its theme.
Not only is this a cool place aesthetically but the elevated bistro menu and scrumptious cocktails make this one of the trendiest spots in the 514.
Where: Le Balcon, 63 Rue Saint-Catherine Ouest
Who doesn’t like a little show while enjoying dinner? At Le Balcon, you can enjoy live entertainment while you nosh on some incredible eats.
They even have a Gospel Brunch, which sounds like everything I never knew I needed.
Cuban Inspired Café & Bar
Where: La Habanera, 1216 Avenue Union
Do you want to go to Cuba but can’t afford a vacation right now? Well, if that is so, I have a surprise for you.
This little café & bar is not only serving up insanely good Cuban dishes but the vibe and décor give you the impression of being in Havana.
Why not enjoy a cocktail in Montreal’s little slice of paradise, our very own, little Cuba.
Dinner & A Jazz Show
Where: House of Jazz, 2060 Rue Aylmer
Montreal is a city that oozes talent and if you want front row seats to a great show, house of jazz is a great place to start.
This beautiful space was designed for good food, great drinks and even better music.
Not only is the décor stunning but there is even a terrace. This is a culinary experience that is a treat for your stomach, eyes and ears.
Russian Inspired Bar & Terrasse
Where: Bar Datcha, 98 Avenue Laurier Ouest
This trendy cocktail bar is known for its good vibes and innovative drinks. There is a gorgeous terrasse and customers tend to get up and dance. To make this spot even better, it is Russian themed, I mean come on, that is so awesome!
A datcha is a "country cottage" in Russian, much like a French "chalet," though this place is definitely on the urban end of the spectrum.
They also do tarot card readings once a week alongside a jazz show!
Now you're ready to wow your date with a night out that is sure to be memorable and more than just dinner and a movie!