Photo cred - kevin
The snow’s melting, the sun’s shining, and spring is finally in the air. Which means soon it will be more than just the bunnies who are, ahem, hopping. A city renown for its strip clubs, kink parties, and sexual liberation, Montreal is the perfect place to get weird on date night. So if you’re looking for a fun way to spice things up with your significant other, or want to make a bold first impression, then check out these five unusual spots in Montreal to take a date this spring.
1. Club L’Orage
Not for the faint of heart, or kink beginners, Club L’Orage is Montreal’s best (and Canada’s first) swingers club. With a full stocked bar, open lounge area, and an intimate area on the second floor, L’Orage is the place to be if you’re looking to test the relationship waters. While the crowd is generally a bit older, with people from their early 30’s to 40’s frequenting it, the club is open to adults of all ages. The great thing about L’Orage is that it’s open to couples, as well as singles, and the club prides itself on having, and maintaining, a safe space. It’s perfect for people looking to explore their more exhibitionist, or voyeuristic, kinks, not just those looking to swing. While it might seem odd to bring a date to Club L’Orage at first, if you both leave together then you might be right for each other… and if you both leave with a third person, then you might be great for each other.
2. Club 281
Located in the heart of downtown, Club 281 is the place to go if you’re looking for some action à la Magic Mike style. Turning striptease into an artform, and a fun show, this male strip club is the place to be on a Saturday night. The show’s are fun, full of laughs, and is a great way for you to get over your inhibitions. Clean, entertaining, and with reasonably priced drinks, taking a date to Club 281 is bound to make a lasting impression. Although you might want to skip a table dance while you’re there with your partner… unless they’re into that.
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If you’ve ever heard a song and thought, “this would make a great tune to strip to,” then you here’s your chance to check out if you were right. Bareoke, which take place Thursday nights at Cabaret Playhouse, is your classic karaoke night… with a naked twist. Participants who opt to get up on stage belt out a hot number while giving the audience a sexy striptease. You don’t have to strip down to your tighty-whities if you’re not comfortable with it, but the exhibitionist inside you will love it if you do. Liberating, heart pounding, and all kinds of sexy fun, trying out strip karaoke is a date night must.
4. Cirque de Boudoir
Next event at Jack Saloon, 262 Saint Paul
If Bareoke wasn’t enough to get your blood pumping, then maybe Cirque de Boudoir is. An event company that specializes in sexy events, drawing on burlesque, circus, and fetish elements for their parties, Cirque de Boudoir hosts some of the craziest events in the city. Up next on their docket is their Fetish Bordello, taking place at Jack Saloon in Old Montreal at the end of March. Although all the details of the events have yet to be released, it’s safe to guess that there will be lots of cowboy hats, cowboy boots, and old fashioned corsets. A Cirque de Boudoir event is a great place to bring a date and check out their wild side, while getting a chance to show them yours.
5. Cabaret Mado
If you’re looking for a night of fun, but are hesitant to participate in anything outside of your comfort zone (yawn), then you should definitely attend a show at Cabaret Mado. Owned by world renown drag queen Mado, this drag bar features shows throughout the week that everyone can enjoy. The shows are jam packed with humour, incredible performances, gorgeous outfits, and more talent than you’ll find at any other drag bar in the city. Do note, however, that the performances are in French and the jokes may fly right over your head if you’re not fluent in the language (or come prepared with a translator).