1. Cabaret Mado
Infamous local drag queen Mado Lamotte has become such a prominent figure in Montreal nightlife that they made a sculpture of her at the Grévin wax museum in town. That fame’s helped make Cabaret Mado the go-to venue for gender-bending drag-queen shows and sketch comedy for over a decade. Prominent queens from across Canada start off evenings with performances at the bar, followed by nightly DJs for dancing after the cabaret. If you're hungry, Lamotte has opened her Dinette next door, serving gourmet diner grub until the wee hours.