Tokyo Bar is located on trendy St-Laurent blvd, although Tokyo is not a pretentious place at all. Just a a fun place to go with friends for a night of dancing. They have 2 rooms ( 1 is more techno/house/dance, the other one is more hiphop/top 40/live bands) and 2 roof top terraces. Their roof top terrace is awesome, you totally feel as if you were at a tiki bar in who knows...Indonesia or Hawaii. No cover charge for women before midnight. If not cover charge is like 8-10$. The crowd is mostly college kids though.
Dress Code: Nice. Fun. Hip. Trendy, but not snobby at all.
One of my favourite dancing bars in Montreal. The place is quite big inside (2 dance halls, seating places are around the room). Airport look, with large bar isles. Two outside terraces, where hot-dogs and hamburger made on the BBQ are sold on crowded nights!
The drinks are cheap/average: from 6$ to 8$, but the bottles are expensive.
No cover on most nights, but be prepared to show your ID cards (unlike many bars in Montreal that barely ever check your age).
The music is hip-hop/pop/R&B, most of it part of the current "top 40".
Very fun for dancing, and a nice crowd. Not the kind of place where you get grabbed (although a good number of douchebags come to the bar), and also not the kind of place crowded with under-age girls doing their sweet sixteen party. Yay!
Dress Code: Anywhere from relax but clean, to very preppy high-heels/short dress.
Tokyo Bar is located just a few blocks away from the famous Schwartz Deli which sells Montreal smoked meat. A good place to line your stomach before a night of drinking! And it's easy to do here because the drinks are dirt cheap. Especially if you come on a Wednesday. We got 6 shots for $20 CAD.
The dance floor itself is incredibly cramped and you're basically nose to nose which could potentially be a positive thing. I think it really depends on the sweat ratio of the people near you. There's a nice outdoor patio and another outdoor part upstairs with a bar that's away from the music so you're actually able to talk without yelling. But all in all, good music, great crowd and cheap drinks. Cover is $4 CAD.
Also just a word of warning. To get into Tokyo Bar you have to go up this narrow flight of steps. It's not so bad going up, but when you've had a few and you try going back down, it's danger all around! Make sure you have a sober buddy helping you down, or at least walking in front of you to break your fall!
Dress Code: No specific dress code.
They did a great job imitating a modern Japanese club, they made it even look like the real estate is at a premium. The tiny main dance floor gets filled up so much you can barely move. The only solution is to go to the roof-top lounge area. There are several DJ's in the house and they do a good job trying to cater to a very diverse crowd. A decent club but probably not worth waiting for 2 hours at the door.
Dress Code: Just like for any other nightclub. Not too dressy
This nightclub is situated in the section of Boulevard St Laurent (the "Main") where there is the biggest offer in nightlife. I went there on a Saturday night and I think I had one of the nicest dancing night of my life! The decoration was very stylish : a mix of the 70' s design and an modern manga style in the red and blue shades, the dance floor was quite large, there was a round bar around which you could seat, very comfortable red seats and of course one of the best DJ I ever heard! He played mostly hip hop - pop music blended with some latino music and some traditionnal oldies like Michael Jackson, Prince and James Brown : in one word : all I like!!! I planned to stay there till 1 am....but I stayed till the end : 3 am : I could not stop dancing!
Divided into two distinct units, this bar boasts a classic Asian look without resorting to the typical kimono and bonzai cliches.The main room offers a simple and unpretentious ambiance while the other side features an eye-catching lounge-style decor consisting of circular white leather booths which are encased into floors. The dj in the house room is awesome, he spins great old school house. The drink prices are decent and ladies get in free on Saturday's, the place stays open until 3:00 am..PARTY!
Dress Code: Nice jeans are ok, no sneakers, no hats. Most guys are in button down shirts with jeans and girls are in barely there bar tops with tight jeans.
On Crescent street. Great fun especially on, well, thursdays! Happy hour from around 5 till 8 I think - 2for1. Nice atmosphere and easy to get talking to some locals. They have a bar menu too which helps if you need to prolong the drinking for a while!
Nice chill spot to hang out on a Sunday night. Good hip hop, and if that wasn't enough it's all you can drink before midnight.... that's right... now get going...
Dress Code: no dress code.