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.
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Barcelona has seen a recent influx of craft cocktails bars within the past five years or so, and Sant Antoni seems to be one of the city’s epicenters of such swanky watering holes. Amid the crisscross streets, organic grocery stores and the soon-to-open, recently renovated Sant Antoni market is Bitter, an inconspicuous cocktail bar where there’s more than meets the eye.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
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