Top things to do

Top Choice Area in Quartier Latin & the Village

Rue St-Denis

The backbone of Montréal’s Francophone shopping district, Rue St-Denis is lined with hat and garment shops, uber-hip record stores and terrace cafes designed to keep people from getting any work done. Summer crowds …
Top Choice Food & Drinks in Quartier Latin & the Village

Camellia Sinensis

Right in front of the Cinéma Quartier Latin, this welcoming tea shop has more than 200 varieties of tea from China, Japan, India and elsewhere in Asia, plus quality teapots, tea accessories, books, and workshops suc…
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…
Live Music in Quartier Latin & the Village

Le 4e Mur

This bar is literally behind an unmarked door – look for a big intimidating bouncer or the beautiful folks walking past him. Follow on, into a basement bar where the cocktails are expertly mixed, live music pops off…
Pub in Quartier Latin & the Village

L’Île Noire

Roll into this slice of the Scottish Highlands in the heart of the Quartier Latin and sip from the selection of more than 140 scotches and whiskeys, as well as 15 varieties of beer on tap and several dozen wine choi…
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…
Pub in Quartier Latin & the Village

Le Saint Sulpice

This student evergreen is spread over four levels in an old Victorian stone house – a cafe, several terraces, a disco and a sprawling back garden for drinks 'n' chats. The music changes with the DJ’s mood, from hip-…
Adult in Quartier Latin & the Village


Montréal’s biggest gay sex store is well plugged into mainstream erotic wares (DVDs, mags and books), and also has high-quality clothing with a titillating edge – shrink-wrapped jeans, but also a vast choice of blac…
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.
Market in Quartier Latin & the Village

Marché St-Jacques

A market has stood here since 1879, making it one of the oldest public marchés in Canada. The current building dates from 1931 and boasts a lovely art-deco design. While the offerings are limited (especially compare…