Montreal promoter I Love Neon operates this second-floor midsize venue in the Village, and they’ve made it their headquarters for all things techno with an especially good selection of minimal and deep house performers from Europe. Taking its name from the fictional language in Orwell’s 1984, it has an intimate format that gives partygoers remarkably close contact with international DJ talent on the dancefloor and allows the sound system to really fill the space—even when it’s packed to the rafters, this is one of the best places to see your favourite turntablists in town. Unlike more mainstream venues, the crowd here isn’t aggressive or cliquey, either. The friendly bar staff will make sure you’re taken care of and you’ll more than likely make friends in line for the bathroom. Keep an eye out for their Igloofest official afterparties and other special events.
This city has a long-established reputation as a nightclub destination, due in part to the best clubs in Montreal. Starting with Prohibition-era cabarets, ballrooms and the disco heyday of the 1970s—North America’s first discothèques were opened here, natch—Montreal is consistently been on the bleeding edge of all-night partying. Whether it’s small but mighty venues, warehouses, after-hours destinations or supper clubs, it’s one of the best things to do in Montreal where every night rivals that of the best festivals where the party never stops. We recommend starting your night out with pre-drinks in one of the best bars in the city, dancing the night away, and following it up with the best poutine right before the sun rises.
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