Blues in Quartier Latin & the Village

Bistro à Jojo

This brash venue in the Quartier Latin has been going strong since 1975. It’s the nightly place for down 'n' dirty French- and English-language blues and rock groups. Sit close enough to see the band members sweat.
Live Music in Plateau Mont-Royal

Casa del Popolo

One of Montréal’s most charming live venues, the ‘House of the People’ is also known for its vegetarian sandwiches and salads, its talented DJs and as a venue for art-house films and spoken-word performances. It’s a…
Billiards in Downtown


This underground cavern has no fewer than 25 billiard tables amid a vaguely club-like setting, with loud pumping music, low lighting and an industrial design. The 10-lane bowling alley is bathed in fluorescent light…
Theater in Old Montréal

Cirque du Soleil

Globally famous Cirque du Soleil, one of the city’s most famous exports, puts on a new production of acrobats and music in this marvelous tent complex roughly once every two years in summer. These shows rarely disap…
Casino in Parc Jean-Drapeau

Casino de Montréal

Based in the former French pavilion from Expo '67, the Montréal Casino opened in 1993 and was so popular (and earned so much money) that expansion occurred almost instantly. It remains Canada’s biggest casino, and h…
Theater in Old Montréal

Centaur Theatre

Montréal’s chief English-language theater presents everything from Shakespearean classics to works by experimental Canadian playwrights. It occupies Montréal’s former stock exchange (1903), a striking building with …
Cabaret in Quartier Latin & the Village

Cabaret Mado

Mado is a flamboyant celebrity who has been featured in Fugues, the gay entertainment mag. Her cabaret is a local institution, with drag shows featuring an assortment of hilariously sarcastic performers in eye-poppi…
Performing Arts in Quartier Latin & the Village

Théâtre St-Denis

This Montréal landmark and historic movie house hosts touring Broadway productions, rock concerts and various theatrical and musical performances. Its two halls (933 and 2218 seats) are equipped with the latest soun…
Dance in Plateau Mont-Royal

Agora de la Danse

One of Montréal's most important names in the contemporary dance world, Agora de la Danse explores modern and experimental forms, staging both homegrown troupes and performers from around the globe. It's set in the …
Cinema in Quartier Latin & the Village

Cinémathèque Québécoise

This is a university-flavored venue noted for showing Canadian, Québecois and international avant-garde films. In the lobby there’s a permanent exhibition on the history of filmmaking as well as a TV and new-media s…