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Montréal’s Hottest Bar Owner Leaks The Goods On The City’s Unique Nightlife

Marc Bungarten is the owner at infamous Montréal bar, Bar Henrietta. It’s obvious that Marc is plugged into what’s happening in the city and he speaks enthusiastically and with an authentic sense of civic pride. Bungarten doesn’t plug his own bar, he doesn’t plug his friends’ club, he simply shares the best side of Montréal because he genuinely wants visitors to enjoy the city.

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Marc’s Bar Henrietta. Photo: baldwinbarmacie.com

Quebec is like North America meets Europe. It’s easy to live in a place like Montréal or Québec City. It’s not expensive to live here. There are a lot of people who don’t have to work all that much. Sure, there are a lot of business owners and hard working people, but you don’t necessarily have to be on that program. Montréal, and by extension, Québec is pretty bike friendly. It’s really easy to be mobile and jump from spot to spot. The winters are cold, so in the summer everything just explodes and everyone wants to be out and having a good time. Those factors shape the nightlife.

It’s not really like,“Oh, here’s a bar, let’s just drink. Or, this is a restaurant, let’s just eat. Or this is a nightclub, let’s party.” There are so many places where those lines are blurred. Maybe you go for dinner with your Mom and she has a cocktail, then she leaves and your friends come by and now you’re hanging out and it’s midnight and maybe you eat some more and start dancing. It’s less forced. It’s more kind of organic in the way that it works. It’s more natural.

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Marc pouring one out.

 

 

The Fairmount Theatre

Where: 5240 Ave. du Parc Montréal, QC

Marc Says: The Fairmount Theatre is in the trendy Mile End neighbourhood and gets a lot of amazing acts coming through.

 

The Corona Theatre

Where: 2490 Rue Notre-Dame O, Montréal, QC

Marc Says:  The Corona Theatre is in the heart of Little Burgundy, and couple blocks from Lionel-Groulx station. The interior has awesome architecture.

 

Metropolis

Where: 59 Rue Sainte-Catherine, Montréal, QC

Marc Says:  Sweet venue located downtown. There’s something going on every night.

 

Rialto

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Where: 5723 Av du Parc, Montréal

Marc Says:  Rialto is actually a historic site and restaurant in addition to a music and entertainment venue.

 

 

Dancing. Let’s talk dancing.

Madame Lee

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Where: 151 Rue Ontario E, Montréal, QC

Marc says: Near Jazzfest and all of that. Close to downtown. It’s a fun spot to dance.

 

Salon Daome

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Where: 141 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal, QC

Marc says: A great place to go if you’re looking for incredibly good looking French people.

 

La Rockette

#larockette right now.

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Where: 4479 St Denis, Montréal, QC

Marc says: A college hotspot, so it’s a sh!tshow. If you’re at that stage in your life, that’s where you’ll have the most fun.

 

Balattou

Where: 4372 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC

Marc says: One of my little secrets. It’s been there for thirty or forty years and is essentially an African style nightclub. Older dudes go there but the music is so awesome and they have four-dollar beers.

I just want to go to Balattou now but let’s dip into food. Where is the best food?

Nora Gray

#terrace #noragrets

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Where: 1391 Rue Saint-Jacques, Montréal, QC

Marc says: In the upcoming neighbourhood of St.Henri, Nora Gray is incredible. They have owners that are actually there, that work, and care about what they’re doing.

 

Le Serpent

Tomahawk ta vie 🎉

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Where: 257 Rue Prince, Montréal, QC

Marc says: Le Serpent, they make all their own pasta and it’s completely incredible. It’s in the old fort and amazing. Insane selection of wine.

 

Crèmerie Dalla Rose

Where: 4609 Rue Notre-Dame O, Montréal, QC

Marc says: Dalla Rose has about six different types of homemade cookies that they make ice cream sandwiches with. They’re open really late. So awesome.

 

 

 

 

 
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