Vinyl bars are coming into fashion in Montreal (we tend to be late on trends in this city, sue us), and this one is leading the pack with its combination of spinning 2,500 records from the 1940s onward to the drinks that get our heads spinning, from a collection of cocktail recipes to their pride 'n' joy collections of scotch and bourbon. Grab some of their "famous" popcorn, maybe end a boozy sesh with some curated mircobrews or a taste of their small but mighty wine list, and enjoy lounging in some gorgeous modernist furniture. By the way: If they're making punch? Order it.
With strong nieghbourly vibes, the nightlife scene around these parts may be subdued, but the bars you find in and near Villeray have got it going on. It's one thing to pack up a couple bottles or a six-pack to visit Jarry Park, one of the top Montreal parks, but you'll be on a whole other level when drinking up some of the best beer in Montreal at spots like EtOH or nearby Harricana; sipping naturals and biodynamics with Huis Clos, a strong contender for one of the best wine bars; or knocking back cocktails with Mad Men-esque swagger at Bar Le Record, one of the best bars in Montreal overall. There's even a couple great dive bars for catching a game and drinking a cold quille.
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