Bars are the perfect spots to have your dates at. Dimmed lighting, intimate ambiance, good music and delicious cocktails. It doesn't get any better than this in the dating department.
So I put together a list of best Montreal bars to bring your first date to. These are guaranteed to become your favourite places to have your romance blossom at.
Big in Japan
4175 Boul. St-Laurent
It's Montreal's "secret" bar that's hiding behind a mysterious red door. Dark ambiance, candles, unusual seating arrangement... can't go wrong with Big in Japan.
1106 B Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Mal Nécessaire is a stylish bar located in the underground of China Town. Exotic drinks and an overall great atmosphere await you.
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3643 Boul St-Laurent
This bar/club will make you feel like you're at a house party. It gets quite loud and busy after midnight, you've been warned.
300, rue Ontario E.
La Distillerie is known for its broad variety of advanced drinks served in mason jars. They have a few locations around Montreal, so that's also quite convenient.
3424 Av du Parc
Beautiful wine bar with a more upscale vibe, great food and a solid drink menu. It's a no brainer.
425 Rue Mayor
Wine, cocktails and eclectic cuisine all under one roof. It's a popular spot for weekdays' 5 à 7. Bring your date here, you won't regret it.
111 Rue Saint Paul O
Slick, rustic space in the heart of Old Montreal. Drinks, oysters, charcuterie... isn't that all you need for a perfect date?
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417 Rue St. Pierre
It's a Japanese resto-bar that turns into a club later at night. Come for dinner and stay for the party - perfect date.
191 Rue Saint Paul O
Spanish tapas, red lights, cheap(ish) drinks, good location... you can't go wrong with Old Montreal's favourite bar.
2496 Rue Notre-Dame O
For a more laid-back atmosphere, Burgundy Lion is your go-to spot. It has TVs, tap beer and even an indoor terrace.
3581 Boul St-Laurent
Cozy and intimate bar with cocktails, delicious bites and great brunches.
5295 Av du Parc
Get immersed into Havana Cuba pre-revolution era slash Ottoman Empire vibe. This unusual combination will make you forget that you're in Montreal. It's a definite must-visit.
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151 Rue Ontario E
It's a hip cocktail bar located in Montreal's Quartier des Spectacles. The decor is very industrial and futuristic which makes for an interesting date environment.
Domion Square Tavern
1243 Rue Metcalfe
It's a great Downtown bar/food pub serving old-fashioned drinks and bites.
52 Rue Saint-Jacques
Cocktails, delicious bites, DJs, and parties. That's what Joverse is about. Does it sound like something you and your date will like? Then go for it!