Best Bars for Great Music in Montreal

What’s one of the most important parts of a good night? Music, of course. If you’re at a bar and the music is terrible, you just want to get out of there as fast as you can. However, if the music is good then this is the place you want to stay all night. If you’re in need of a low-key night of dancing, and want somewhere to listen to great music amongst cool Montrealers, then we’ve got the bars for you. All of these bars have specialty music nights and are conveniently located less than ten minutes away from each other, so if you’re not feeling the vibe at one it’s no trek to move on. If you feel the need to dance the night away to music you love, then here are the places for you.
Korova 3908 Boulevard Saint-Laurent 
Korova almost always has great music and a packed floor but their two best nights for a great playlist are Wednesdays and Thursdays. On Wednesday, it’s punk and underground night. If you’re a secret lover of The Clash or a little head-banging, then this is the release for you. Thursday night is a full crowd and a Motown theme. You’re in for a treat with the sweet soul of Marvin Gaye, Martha and the Vandellas and the like.
Blue Dog Motel3958 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Beware young professionals, this is a dive bar! That being said, it’s one of the nicer dive bars around. The front is set with couches and blue light where you can play Super Mario Bros on a vintage Nintendo. Every Friday is 90s night. So, if you’re nostalgic for The Offspring, Grandmaster Flash or Wheetus, then try Blue Dog.
Blizzarts 3956A Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Blizzarts has a theme night every night. It’s free entry all week except on Fridays, or if they’re having an event. Their two best nights are Fridays and Saturdays. Friday is known around Montreal as “the rap night.” On Saturday, Blizzarts takes it back to the 60s. These are both wicked dance nights featuring local DJ talent. Blizzarts has a lovely interior but little seating, so go early if you want a booth.
Le Salon Officiel 251 Rue Roy Est
Le Salon Officiel is not quite as close together as the first three, but it’s just as good. The interior is a little classier than Korova or Blue Dog, but still has the same welcoming feel. Sunday is often thought of as the day to do nothing and prepare for Monday; we say, why not end the week with a bang? Sunday is metal night at Salon Officiel. Don’t worry, it’s not someone screeching into a microphone. This is metal as it was first created and meant to be, more Led Zeppelin-style with great guitar riffs and a passionate voice.