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Gay Montreal

Montreal Bars, Clubs & Resto Lounges
DailyXtra Bar Events Listings

See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the Montreal area at the link below, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
Coming soon: Thursdays
New City Gas

Fridays/Saturdays 10pm-3am at 950 rue Ottawa. 18+ dance party, concert/nightclub with terrace, DJs the likes of Thomas Gold, Steve Lawler, Mark Knight, Fedde LeGrand, Steve Angello, Junior Sanchez, Markus Schultz, Max Vangeli.
Men's cruise bar
Sundays at Stud - Goûtez à l'Été

Summer Sundays at the Montréal men-only cruise bar: 5-8pm BBQ with $3.25 burgers; 5-10pm T-Dance with VDJ Goodpill; 10pm-3am Soirée Jetons chill-out nights with DJ Steeve Couture.
Oh, haiiii Victoria...
Drama Queen | Fête de la Reine

May 17, 2015 at Peopl, 390 Notre Dame West. May long-weekend. We sure do appreciate it, hun. Itching for a twirl on Sunday the 17th? Serving up some DQ freshness at Peopl. More space, sumptuous springtime vibez, and some real baddie bitches (DJs Marina Marina and Chris Mortagua) making big, sexiful noise all night long. Can you feel that, girl? God save the Queens.
Femme As Fuck Presents: a musical night in glitters and stockings

May 23, 2015 at TRH-BAR, 3699 St-Laurent (gender-neutral bathrooms). 9pm PERDRIX- garage - quétaine - indie - rock; 10pm THE CASTAGNE'S - glam punk - trash pop; 11pm CHÂROGNE! - riotgrrrl - punk - rock. Followed by AFTERPARTY @ THE GIRLS' CLUB - TBA 3-6am - $5.
"Pour l'amour de la des hommes."
Testosterone Party Montréal - Bear Edition

May 30, 2015, 10pm-3am at Studio Back Stage, 1661 Ste-Catherine E. "It's all about the music...and the men." Dance party for ALL types and ages 18-59+ guys -- twinks, bears, daddies, muscle boys, etc. DJs Ron Hamelin and Joey Hall. No remixes, no/ few female vocals, no fluff, no commercial music. 100% Testosterone men-only party. No dress restrictions or requirements.
Exotic JUNGLE decor, music, dance, costumes, wild makeup, animations + much more

June 12, 2015 at Bain Mathieu. Extraordinary experience of 15 varied musical scenes. A festive WORLD TRIP, gathering musicians, Dj's, multidisciplinary artists, dancers, and technicians in a great celebration to create a sense of unity among participants and audience - one city in a jungle of diversity - festiveplanete.
Formerly La Fête Saint-Jean-Baptiste
La Fête Nationale Du Québec 2015

June 24, 2015. Annual Québec statutory holiday. Pagan festivals long celebrated Summer Solstice longest day with bonfires. In Catholic countries the rites became associated with St John the Baptist. In Quebec it is their National Day, celebrated with enthusiasm and joy throughout the province. Montreal Tues/Wed festivities are centered in parc Maisonneuve, with entertainment.
The King of Summer Festivals
Montreal International Jazz Fest

June 26 -July 5, 2015. Gigantic summer music celebration, the 36th edition, with 10 days of non-stop entertainment on 10 free outdoor stages in downtown Montreal. See website for previous years and the artist line-ups for 2015.
Art all along a one-kilometre stretch of Sainte-Catherine Street
Festival International Montréal en Arts

July 1-5, 2015. Open-air art show in the Village representing the works of hundreds of artists, along the pedestrian-only rue Ste-Catherine E, between Saint-Hubert and Papineau. See their website for more details.
International Fireworks Competition
L’International des Feux

July 1 through August 1, 2015. For eight summer Saturday nights the skies over Montreal are filled with fireworks displays each year from La Ronde on Île Sainte-Hélène - pyrotechnics by the masters of the art from countries around the world (ENGLAND, ITALY, CANADA, HONG KONG, USA, FRANCE), each based on a theme. Wraps up on Aug 1st with a tribute to Madonna.
The Biggest Comedy Festival in the World!
Just for laughs Festival

July 8-26, 2015, at 30+ venues around the city, most within walking distance of Metro stations Place-des-Arts, Saint-Laurent and Berri-UQAM. The Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal is the largest comedy festival in the world, attracting 1.25 million visitors every summer -- celebrating their 33rd anniversary in 2015!
All together different
Divers/Cité Montréal?

July/ August each year for 22 years, first in the Village, then in Vieux-Port. Ended after the 2014 edition? See our article: Has Montreal’s founding gay Pride group Divers/Cité folded?
One of the most exciting and colourful Pride celebrations in North America!
Fierté Montréal Pride

August 12-16, 2015, annual festivities over 5 days: SAT: Village Community Day, Ste-Catherine E. SUN Pride Parade, from 1pm on René-Lévesque Boulevard West, from Guy to Sanguinet, in the heart of downtown Montréal; shows and activities will take place at Place Émilie-Gamelin, in addition to a conference, a mega T-dance, parties and a play at various venues.
Montreal World Film Festival
Festival des Films du Monde

August 27 - September 7, 2015 at: Théâtre Maisonneuve, 175 Ste-Catherine W; Cinéma Impérial, 1430 de Bleury; Cinéma Cineplex Odeon, 350 Emery. Cultural diversity and understanding between nations, quality cinema and innovation from all continents, discovering/ encouraging new talents, and facilitating meetings between cinema professionals.
Bad Boy Club Montreal
Black & Blue Festival

October 7-13, 2015, 25th edition dance events, Canadian Thanksgiving/ US Columbus Day Weekend. Internationally renowned DJs/ artists, performers + interactive art event. For details, see website:
International LGBT film festival

Late November, 2015 (to be confirmed). 28th annual LGBT independent film festival, at Cinéma du Parc, 3575 Park Avenue, and other locations. See website for details:
Welcome to another realm where rhythm reaches new heights
White Party / Bal en Blanc 21

Week of March 27, 2016, Easter White Party Week - The Love Boat - five nights of celebrations, 18+ parties culminating in Sunday night mega-event --one of the most important electronic dance music events in North America + various activities related to new urban culture, music, fashion, dance and design. See previous years' videos on the website.
Undisciplined. Unapologetic. 20 years of feminist arts practices

March 2016 (to be confirmed). Third edition of Edgy Redux, an ever fierce, feminist and considerably condensed incarnation of the Edgy Women Festival. In keeping with Edgy tradition, the program is imbued with a love of experimentation and a thrill for emerging practices in performance that will spark conversation and mesmerize audiences. See website for updates.
Le plus grand évènement Bear au Canada
SugarBear Weekend 2016

Late March, 2016 (to be confirmed). Thusday through Sunday events for bears, cubs and friends - typically include: Welcome Party, Sauna Bear Beach Party, dance event, Sat/Sun brunch + more parties, Club venues include: STUD