Montreal Nightlife 101: New City Gas
Things to Do in Montreal | Nightlife 101: New City Gas
It’s been months since we have written a post! Since there has been a lack of new info being provided here over the past few months, we wanted to provide a few nightlife updates.
First things first, let’s get real; Montreal’s nightlife scene has died down a tad over the past few years. Many cross their fingers in hopes of a magical re-ignition of the fire from the old days, but it’s just not the same. You could blame the slow decline on the fact that too many business owners left for Ontario years ago due to Quebec’s harsh language laws. Many of the clubs left for Ontario where the laws are more lenient.
Now, more than ever, it is important to know which venues the locals frequent, because it’s not going to be the same place the hotel concierge tells you to go. Among the last of the large clubs, is New City Gas, our favourite venue these days. The place is massive, an old warehouse near downtown, that has been converted into a modern maze of rooms. Black chandeliers hang from the cement ceilings, red spot-lights shining on the wallpaper covered walls. On any given night of the week, New City Gas is bumping, attracting a regular crowd of flashy, beautiful people.
House-heads will be in heaven, as there is no hip hop here. You can rest assured that you will be dancing the night away with thousands of other party-going patrons, to the best electronica in town. Most events require tickets, that can be purchased directly off their website -> http://newcitygas.com. It’s important to get their early, even if you are on guest list, because line-ups start around 11PM.