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Montreal After Hours

Montreal After Hours

Montreal after hours clubs offer a great selection for places to dance and party all night long. The Montreal clubscene rocks so it figures that the late-night party scene is equally pumping!

Montreal Afterhours Club List

Actually, most are gone. Perhaps it’s a sign that people are tiring of the scene, it’s getting dangerous, or who knows what else.

Circus – Circus Afterhours is another club that plays house music and keeps people partying into the late night. This club is a bit east of Downtown Montreal and apparently has a more French crowd.

Red Lite is an after hours club in Laval (the island / city north of Montreal). Their website was finally updated.

Stereo nightclub is an after hours club that opened after Sona. It boasts a much more impressive speaker / sound system and became the new place to conquer for night owl partiers.

Popular Clubs That Are Now Closed

Gravity afterhours is yet another, newer all-night groove club in Montreal.

Eclipse day club is now closed. The club reminded me of Ibiza’s Club Space. It was open all day Saturday, a bit east of Downtown Montreal.

Playground was the first Montreal after hours club. It was located in the Saint Catherine and Amherst street area.

Aria nightclub in Montreal was housed in what was once a movie theatre. It had multiple rooms and has attracted some hot talents.

Sona nightclub (which closed in 2004) was the first large scale after hours club in Montreal. The club featured the hottest names in DJ talents and was always packed. Even though it was right in downtown Montreal, you had to know where to look to find it since the entrance was behind a building which lead to a large basement. The mystery added to the after hours club’s atmosphere. The bathrooms were sex and drug (ecstasy & speed) havens. The crowds would pour into Sona at 3am when the other night clubs would close. Quebec law forbids bars and clubs from selling alcohol after 3am so Sona would sell water, energy drinks (like Guru and Red Bull) and smart drinks (essentially tang with caffeine). 514 Productions, Montreal’s leading rave event promoter, was involved with the club for a while. Sona was a lot of fun but there are other Montreal afterhours clubs to keep you dancing, grooving, partying, and chilling, all night long.

Note: Clubs open and close and change owners every second day. Their websites often go offline, are untouched with dated info, and change web addresses like crazy. If you see something here that is amiss, add a comment below to bring us up to date or contact us.

View Comments (12)


  1. turboyerbo

    August 6, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    After parties have replaced after hours clubs – a response to the scene that was becoming too commercialized. After parties are smaller scale and held either in a café, a loft or an apartment.

    keep your ears open at the end of the night to find out where they will be held or ask the dj or the doorman.

  2. david stroh

    August 19, 2009 at 11:45 am

    I’m trying to find the names of dj’s and music genre that used to play at sona. The house music was differnet from any i have heard since. Despertly searching for that high intensity beat.

    Thank you.

  3. sweetanny

    October 2, 2009 at 10:44 am

    Stereo is finally re-opened!! Am going tonight, will update next week to let you know how it was. Party on!

  4. francois v

    January 18, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    david stroh : i remember that there was tribal house

  5. Daniel

    September 21, 2010 at 10:52 am

    Stereo Afterhours is still open and going in full force, along with CLUB RED LITE that NEVER CLOSED ITS DOORS. Red Lite is located at 1755 De Lierre, Vimont Laval.

    Thank you for correcting those details.

  6. Justine

    September 25, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Looking for Crazy Eddy….has anyone seen him?

  7. mhatthei

    June 8, 2011 at 12:12 am

    @ david stro
    Welcome to the club buddy!
    Check this facebook page for nostalgic like us!
    DJs from sona are in the groups and are discussing about the music that was played there… or search youtube for live videos @ sona
    Rave on.

  8. Kee

    August 26, 2011 at 5:18 am

    Went to Redlite….
    By the third time… someone was shot inside…
    No one was aloud to leave…
    We were trapped inside..
    Shooting at 4am.. I left at 12pm…
    I begged and pleaded to leave..
    Dont go.

  9. Kee

    August 26, 2011 at 5:20 am

    Oh and staff asked for money to let people out sooner…..

    Dont bother with a club like that.

  10. Bridgette

    April 3, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Hey There
    Heading to Montreal on April 20 (2013)
    and need to find a good club to go to while we are there.
    My friend and I used to love Sona and Aria but we know that scene has pretty much died in recent years. We just want a good dance bar that we can go for a girls night out. Not a hip hop/rap scene though. Just good dance music.
    It’s hard to know what’s open and what’s hot now as the internet doesn’t update that kind of thing so well.
    Any advice would be great.

  11. Time Traveler

    June 28, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    @David Stroh
    Look on Youtube! I like to search on “Progressive House”, “Tribal House”, “Tech Trance”, or names of popular events (“Labour of Love”, “Bal en Blanc” etc.) to see if I can find some livesets from said events. 🙂
    I’m from Ottawa, but I looove Montreal & Toronto EDM club scene. Great vibes – always!

  12. Time Traveler

    June 28, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    BTW, Aria was my favourite after hours club – especially when the big DJs headlined. AMAZING vibe, great friendly staff. I went to Gravity once in 2005 and the dance floor was incredible…it absorbs your shocks. Koolio!

    Find out where “Creator” is spinning (I think he’s at MP3). He’s amazing & always gives a great performance. I discovered him at Aria closing for Green Velvet.



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