Bily Kun


in Plateau Mont-Royal & the Northeast

One of the pioneers of ‘tavern chic,’ Bily Kun is a favorite local hangout for a chilled evening among friends. First-time visitors usually gawp at the ostrich heads that overlook the bar but soon settle into the music groove of live jazz (from 6pm to 8pm) and DJs (10pm onward). Absinthe cocktails, herbaceous liqueurs and organic beers rule.

Upstairs, O Patro Vys is a performing-arts hall that features a wide range of bands (folk, French pop, indie rock) as well as electronic installations, poetry slams and other esoteric fare.