Night owls have a reason to celebrate when it comes to Old Montreal's nightlife. The district's many bars are popular destinations for the city's cutting-edge crowd.

Le Velvet
Adjacent to the Auberge Saint-Gabriel, Le Velvet is one of the city’s coolest clubs, an intimate lounge spot in a chic, versatile space, the ideal place for intimate conversations or dancing the night away. The bar serves up all the classics, and the bartenders will gladly pour you one of the hotspot’s legendary specialty cocktails.
Taverne Gaspar
Taverne Gaspar has a spectacular view of Montreal’s Old Port and the Saint Lawrence River. The experienced bartenders are extremely accommodating, happy to concoct made-to-order cocktails, recommend a wine from the tavern’s selection of private imports, or help you choose an artisanal beer or specialty bourbon from their impressive collections. Sit back and enjoy a drink in a traditional tavern setting, accompanied by an eclectic classic rock, indie, blues, and folk soundtrack.
Philémon Bar
Philémon Bar is Old Montreal’s chicest “watering hole,” where friendly locals get together, and you can always count on a relaxed vibe. The bar’s sleek space, conceived by design powerhouse Zébulon Perron, is adorned with a multitude of mirrors and hanging lamps, creating an atmosphere that draws a sophisticated, artistic crowd.
As soon as the sun sets, Santos transforms into a chic bar-salon where customers go to escape the daily grind and socialise, glass of wine in hand. The urban chic décor, trendy clientele, fantastic food, and excellent service add up to an Old Montreal nightlife experience that will entice you back time and time again.
Resto-bar L’Assommoir is friendly and unpretentious, the perfect place to spend an evening drinking, eating, and chatting with friends while swaying to the eclectic musical mix provided by L’Assommoir’s house DJ. Choose from an impressive array of original cocktails and specialties that include tapas, tartares, sandwiches, and snacks.
Le Confessionnal
Le Confessionnal’s rustic charm and dimly lit, laid-back ambiance make it a favourite Old Montreal happy hour destination. After a long day at work, there’s nothing better than enjoying a delicious drink and tasty finger food in a warm, welcoming atmosphere.