Montreal’s a music mecca that consistently brings great acts to town. If you’re looking to find out what top venues are hosting the next gigs, this list is compiled for you. In fact, it’s made by you as well. The following is a list of top Montreal Live Music Venues voted by our users. Time to rock out.
Founded in 2004, the cooperative Divan Orange is a theater whose mandate is to promote emerging music. Chaque jour l'ensemble de l'équipe du Divan Orange participe activement et ambitieusement au développement de la musique au Québec. Every day the whole team Divan Orange actively and ambitiously to the development of music in Quebec. Situé sur l'avenue St-Laurent, ce lieu s'inscrit dans la lignée des institutions musicales du début du siècle qui ont fait la renommée de cette avenue. Located on Avenue St. Laurent, this place falls into the same musical institutions of the early century who is famous avenue. Cette salle s'est rapidement fait reconnaître comme un lieu important de la culture musicale Montréalaise par la présentation de plus de 300 spectacles par année ainsi que par ses nombreuses collaborations culturelles. The room quickly became recognized as an important place in Montreal musical culture by presenting over 300 shows per year as well as its many cultural collaborations. Avec une capacité d'environ 150 personnes, elle se prête aussi bien pour les artistes qui désirent présenter leurs premières œuvres dans des conditions professionnelles que des artistes expérimentés à la recherche d'un lieu intime. With a capacity of about 150 people, it is equally suitable for artists wishing to present their first works in a professional environment as experienced artists seeking a private place.
Every night, drinks flow generously as our kitchen serves up fresh, pub-style cooking. The menu: soulful staples, original cocktails and friendly service in a classic tavern setting.
The space, originally a 19th-century warehouse, preserves much of its old-school furnishings but with a few novel kicks. And come summer, we welcome the warm weather with our big terrace on rue de la Commune.
Stereo Nightclub was established in 1998 and is located in heart of downtown Montreal. It operated as a bar, after hours and live music venue for up to 1000 people.
Stereo Nightclub is renowned for its unique and internationally famous sound system. It was originally upgraded and perfected by former Twilo sound tech Craig "shorty" Bernabeu. It is Canada's undisputed premier club brand, and one of the few remaining "hot spots" in North America.
The International media has been universal in acclaiming Montreal's Stereo as one of the best clubs in the world. In an interview with BBC's Radio One in 2000, Stereo monthly resident, and Grammy-Winner, David Morales proclaimed Stereo to be the closest modern equivalent to Larry Levan's legendary Paradise Garage (the Studio 54 of under ground night clubbing). Many other major international DJs such as Danny TEnaglia, Satoshi TOmile, Sander Kleinenburg, John Digweed, Roger SAnchez and Eric Morillo have been similarly impressed and named it the new Twilo. Stereo has become a crucial destination for night-clubbers and A-level talent throughout the globe.
Stereo Nightclub features an all-analogue system, including a vintage UREI mixer that recreates the classic vibe of the "Better Days" in a way digital never will. Shortly is also continually building new components and modifying the exsisting system. Stereo is always 'in progress'. The room itself is purpose-built for dancing: the inside walls are 3 feet away from the outer ones, custom-designed as a "box in a box" for studio-level acoustic perfection. The dance floor actually floats on shock absorbers to make sore legs from an all-night session less of a problem!
Stereo Nightclub, co-owned by House Music legend David Morales and party aficlonado Scott Lancaster, is quite simply, a shrine to electronic dance music that attracts DJs from around the world to play for the discerning Montreal crowd
The Beach Club is an outdoor venue with beaches, terraces, a swimming pool, bars, restaurants... a genuine Tropical Paradise that's just a short ride from home!
You can lie down and relax on our beaches or dance on our terraces where the greatest local and international DJs perform all summer-long.
You'll be stunned by our beautiful beaches and the wonderful place we have. Enjoy our picnic areas, our inflatable games, our pedal boats, our kayaks, a water trampoline and much more!
Experience a day under the sun at the Beach Club and you'll feel just as if you were on a beautiful Tropical beach!
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Montreal Live Music Venues that are Editor-Approved and User-Voted
Montreal is a happening city no matter what night of the week. If your routine means following music instead of following the news, BLC has got your back. With plenty of tourism and lively local nightlife, the city plays host to a monstrous list of bands and artists all the time. Because of this, we only curate the most popular Montreal music venues for our database, meaning your gig hunting instincts have just found a sidekick. Put to a user-voting system, this list is compiled of the top spots currently voted by BLC users.
We won’t pretend to tell you the best places, we’ll let you choose those yourself. Every vote on our curated list goes towards compiling the top 10 list you see here. Browse, vote and experience the top live music venues Montreal has to offer.
Montreal Live Music Events to Dance, Mosh & Crowd Surf
There’s a lot of music action going down in Montreal and you don’t want to miss any of it. You try to keep up, but sometimes the calendar in your phone gets ignored. Be sure to keep in touch with all the latest music news by checking out our Montreal Live Music Events section and the event photos to see the best pictures from past gigs.
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Offering a spectacular view of the river and the city, reinvented cocktails, a fresh and appetizing tapas menu and the best DJ of the metropolis, Terrasses Bonsecours are a must in summer in Montreal. Classified as “preferred terraces in 2012″ by Metro News, Terrasses Bonsecours provide you with four floors of terraces and a experienced and caring team to meet all your needs for summer entertainment.
Located inside the Métropolis, the Savoy is a cool little lounge, proposing a cosy and very warm atmosphere, and is equiped with a convenient sound and lighting system. The venue can be used as a concert venue, a VIP room, a meeting place, an audition or lauches facility. It is possible to rent the Savoy even if the Metropolis is occupied.
Hold on to your guitar picks! This list is just the current top-voted Montreal Live Music Venues by users. There is a whole bunch more places worthy of checking out. Head over to page 2 of our full Montreal Live Music Venues listing to see more great show spots.SEE FULL LISTING