State-side ravers often overlook Canada, but a number of talented DJs and producers come out of Montreal. Supported by a diverse and supportive electronic music scene, here are the six best clubs in the city.
Located on Rue Saint-Gabriel of Old Montreal, Velvet Speakeasy is an underground club that more strongly resembles the catacombs of Paris, giving it the perfect atmosphere for techno and underground dance.
New City Gas
Despite converting a 40,000-square-foot power plant into a club, the owners of New City Gas eschew the gritty sounds of house and techno typical for a place like this and instead play host to the biggest names of dance music, earning them a spot on DJ Mag’s Top 100 Clubs of 2016.
Tokyo Bar strikes the right balance between amenities and music with its summer patio, tasty drink menu and dance-centric crowd.
A favorite of Montreal, Stereo regularly plays host to international DJs and performers, playing over an old school, bass-heavy sound system. The place is also an after-hours club, so it’s the perfect last stop on a night out.
Beach Club MTL
Beach Club is another new entry for DJ Mag, kicking off the summer with trance giants Andrew Rayel and Marlo.
It’s been almost three years since Category 5 Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico, wreaking havoc on the island and leaving most residents without electricity and clean water. Tourism, which accounts for 6.5 percent of Puerto Rico’s gross domestic product, took a beating, with hotels closed for year-long repairs, airlines cutting service and cruise lines shifting itineraries to other Caribbean destinations. Timing for the hurricane couldn’t have been worse, coming on the heels of the government’s announcement in May 2017 that it was unable to pay more than $70 billion in public debt and thus forced to file for bankruptcy. Large protests and a change of government would follow. Then, in January 2020, a 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked the south side of the island, forcing San Juan restaurants to close while power was restored. And as we write this story, coronavirus runs rampant across the globe with severe economic implications for all destinations, including Puerto Rico.
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The 1985 song “One Night in Bangkok” mentions many of the overindulgences of this city. One of them is massage parlors. Today, however, a Thai massage is considered an activity that improves one’s physical and mental well-being. The city has shed its former reputation as a place of wild nightlife and decadence, over the past few decades emerging as a major center for international commerce, wellness initiatives and tourism.