Top 5 reasons to pre-game at Time Out Market Montréal

From the 6 bars under one roof to a retro arcade, the Market’s a pre-party no-brainer.

Laura Osborne
Written by
Laura Osborne
Editor, Time Out Canada
Tournée des Distilleries, Time Out Bar, Time Out Market Montréal
Image: Time Out Market Montréal

Located in the heart of downtown Montreal, Time Out Market Montréal is the perfect spot to pre-game before a big night out. But don't just take our word for it.

1. There’s something for everyone

Can’t decide on cocktails or beer? Sushi or Portuguese chicken? To drink or not to drink? No problem: Time Out Market Montréal has it all. With six bars (wine, beer, cocktails, mocktails, soda and a milk bar), and over 100 dishes to choose from, we’ve got you covered. 

Time Out Market
Image: Time OutTime Out Market

2. Market After Dark drinks specials

Whether you’re pre-gaming before the club, or looking for a spot to unwind after work or class, the Market’s central location (a few steps from McGill metro, and minutes on foot from the Bell Centre and Quartier des Spectacles) makes it the ideal place to go. Throw in a DJ, some drinks specials, and now you’re talking. 

Time Out Market Bar
Time Out Market BarTime Out Market Bar

Fridays and Saturdays starting at 8 p.m., $6 cocktails specials highlighting some of the best distilleries in the province will be served (Portage gin, White Keys vodka, Rosemont spiced rum and Lot 40 Canadian rye whiskey), beer, wine and bubbly specials and $3 shots will be available as part of the Market After Dark program. 

Did we mention snacks?

Time Out Market
Time Out Market Montréal

3. The new Mario Kart addition to the retro-arcade

Time Out Market Montréal’s retro arcade is bigger and better than ever. Montreal’s North Star Pinball has brought its A-game to the Market, with Mario Kart Arcade GP, Pong Arcade, Super Chexx Pro NHL Edition, Pac-Man's Arcade Party, classic pinball machines and a photo booth to document all the memories.

Time Out Market Montréal
Time Out Market Montréal

4. Next-level caffeination

Need a boost before a big night out? Head to Tunnel Espresso for a custom caffeinated drink. Impeccably pulled shots and brilliant brews of beans sourced directly from the Canadian Roasting Society are the name of the game here, with new cult classics on the roster like the iced matcha latte.

Tunnel Espresso
Photograph: JF Galipeau | Iced Chai Latte

5. The biggest brunch in town

After your epic night out, come back to the Market for the biggest brunch under one roof. Time Out Market Montréal's brunch is ten times what you think brunch can be: Every Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., the best chefs and restaurants in the city under one roof prepare over 100 dishes (with a drinks menu that is even longer). 

Time Out Market Montreal
Photograph: JF GalipeauCampo poutine

More information about Time Out Market Montréal here.

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