Close your eyes and imagine you’re in the streets of Spain; high tempo music making your feet want to dance; or, sit with your friends and family and let the smooth soul of Jazz take over; better yet – let your hair down and rock out to an electric guitar. We are huge fans of live music and Montreal’s got all of these and more? Combine these with an evening of great food, drinks, and cool venues and you’ve got a vacation highlight on your hands! Here are some of the best places in the city to catch live music – enjoy!

La Sala Rossa

While this restaurant is certainly a favourite for its amazing cuisine, make no mistake – they are also known for having some of the hottest local bands in Montreal. Variety is the spice of life, right? Well, that certainly rings true with the variety of music that can be heard here. View their full calendar of performers here.

Barfly

Hit one of the hottest dive bars in the city and rock out to some banging music any night of the week! What makes Barfly stand out is they cater to lovers of all genres of music; bluegrass, country, punk rock, and even heavy metal. Friendly staff combined with tasty food and affordable drinks will have you coming back here every week.

Pub St-Paul

Plop yourself down in a window seat at this vibrant local pub in Montreal. People flock here when there is a live band; well, a good seat and platefuls of food will do that to ya! Visitors can expect world-class entertainment on select nights along with a huge menu selection of food and beer. After the show, head over to the pool table or get in a game of foosball. Check here to see their calendar of events.

Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill

Get jazzy with it and head to Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill for the hottest live jazz music in the country. The Kalmunity Jazz Project is one the most popular events at this live music venue; guests will hear jazz music infused with hip-hop, funk, afrobeat, and reggae origins. Retro Thursdays are also very popular amongst the jazz music lovers in Montreal. For a full list of events, click here.

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