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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Breakfast Spot
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“Vous devez absolument essayer le pain dorés et les omelettes. Les files d'attente sont coutume à ce restaurant très populaire. Arrivez avant 11h00 la semaine, puis après 13h30 les weekends // You must absolutely try the french toast and omelettes. Line-ups are frequent at this very popular restaurant. Arrive before 11am on week days, and after 1:30pm on weekends”
  • 67 locals recommend
Gay Bar
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“Great drag bar with special shows most nights of the week. Situated on Sainte-Catherine street in the Village, where you will see the huge canope of suspended colourful balls. The street is closed off to cars during summer in this area, and has a bunch of great street art to discover.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Bar
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“The food is ok but it is a fun place to go to for dinner with a group of friend. They usually have a DJ playing electronic music. Great cocktail menu. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bar
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“Trendy LGBTQ bar in the Gay Village. Open 7 days a week for lunch, dinner and drinks. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Health Food Store
“Natural foods supermarket. Shop the sales for good prices on organic produce. Otherwise it can be a bit pricey.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
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“Cafe offering chocolate desserts (from waffles to fondue) & drinks made with a variety of cocoas.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Gay Bar
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“Unity can be found in the heart of Montreal’s gay village. Containing three floors, a VIP lounge, and large rooftop terrace, Unity appeals to a varied and diverse crowd that comes for the two different styles of music every night, renowned entertainment, animation, drags, and more.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Le café est très bon, et le WIFI est gratuit, comme dans la plupart des cafés à Montréal. C'est bien pratique quand on est touriste.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Pâtes et pizza dans une formule trois services. Apportez votre vin. Pasta and pizza in a three service formula. Bring your own wine.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Gay Bar
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“Patio is extremely busy and fun during happy hour or cinq à sept (5 to 7). ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Food
“Great steak house. Excellent service, the fried calmari are very good! You can bring your wine (SAQ).”
  • 16 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“Actually, this is not a bar, this the SAQ. The place to buy your wine and liquors. Open until 9pm except Sunday until 8pm. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Strip Club
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“Male Exotic Dancers in Gay Village. Their competitor "The Campus" is next door. Check both their website for Ladies night.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Quebecois cuisine experience with friendly staff and locals. Try the galvaude poutine (chicken, pepper and peas). Tortière made in house by hand.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bakery
“Cafe meets Restaurant meets cool place to hang out. Great in summer with terrace out the back. Tasty, eclectic menu with interesting twists. Always a great experience. Try brunch.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
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“EN: Calme place, but always crowded, FR: Ambiance calme mais toujours occupé.”
  • 6 locals recommend