The easiest way to avoid paying cover charges to get into clubs is to get on the guestlist. Call ahead or visit www.clubzone.com. Search for the club and request to get on their guestlist. They'll either send you a text msg confirmation or an email. Remember which guestlist name you're under!
Copy & paste URL: http://www.clubzone.com/h1/Montreal/Nightlife.html
Montreal is the best town to go out at night. It is a very safe city even at night and people are sooo nice. During summer, downtown is the place to be from 5pm to 5 am! I found out that tourists like the 737, which is a club on top of a quite high building, where you can get a terrific view of Montreal at night. If you want a real meeting with the french young people of Montreal, go to the Loft. A mix of dance, techno, alternative, rock, fun, alcool and others...:) Situated corner St-Laurent and Ste-Catherine, near the Dome which is, shortly, a lower 737. Most of the restaurants are worth it, except maybe some fastfood-down St-laurent restaurants. Best places to go shopping are the Eaton Center, Galeries de La cathédrale, Place Montréal-Trust, and Place Mont-Royal, all related one to the other by the metro.
Fondest memory: I'm rarely away from Montreal because I live there. But what I miss when I'm away is the friendly atmosphere and the accessibility to every thing.