Everyone knows that Montreal's nightlife is thriving. But, did you know that Montreal has a secret bar scene too? And, it's just as mysterious and intriguing as it sounds.
Imagine this, you're walking around with your friends one night trying to decide on which local bar to hit up, when you suddenly lead them through some hidden doorways, off the busy streets, and into an entirely secret bar that none of them have ever even heard of. How cool are you?
Well, there's a brand new "secret bar" in town. It's called Gokudo. It's created by the same people who brought us Habanera, Koa Lua, Escondite and Biiru, and it may just be the coolest and most exclusive one yet.
Gokudo is located right in the heart of Downtown Montreal, but it is hidden from the average passerby. You'll be able to identify the spot by the one single Japanese lantern glowing outside.
Once you enter, you'll find yourself in a small "Fish shack" called Ryoshi. Pass through the black curtain in the middle of this little restaurant and you'll be immediately transported into the spirit of Japanese culture, you've found Gokudo.
The bar seats about 45 people, and cocktails range from $12-15. They also have a delicious food menu that includes Japanese favourites like tartare, and an assortment of desserts.
According to Gokudo, they are offering Montreal their "first glimpse" into the sake culture of Japan. And their cocktails look unreal, just look at them.
The ambiance of this spot is nothing short of impressive. It features mostly black decor with plenty of Japanese-style pieces throughout.
You can feel the mystery of this place just by looking at the photos. It is seriously edgy and definitely a unique spot in Montreal.
So, if you're looking to impress with your knowledge of Montreal's secret bar scene, or you're up for trying some authentic Japanese cocktails, definitely put Gokudo at the top of your list.
Where: 630 Rue Cathcart