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Supper clubs are the new nightclubs in Montréal; these are all-in-one venues where you go for drinks, stay for dinner, and then hang around drinking and possibly dancing until closing. If they're listed in our guide, it means the food comes highly recommended; if not, well, you're not a real Iron Chef judge, are you? A few trendy supper clubs of late are Barroco, Garde-Manger, Méchant Boeuf, Vauvert, and L'Orignal in Vieux-Montréal; Cavalli and Time in downtown; and Macaroni Bar, Koko, Buonanotte, Med Grill, and Globe in Plateau Mont-Royal. More mature types who are looking to boogie may opt for the more traditional (and less pretentious) dance clubs, such as Funky Town on rue Peel ('70s and '80s disco) or Electric Avenue on rue Crescent, which is '80s music all night long. Get your moonwalk ready.

A note to clubbers: This city is serious about partying. Regular bars stay open until 3am, and still others keep the fire burning after hours. Popular clubs can be exclusive -- waiting in line is an unfortunate reality, and dress codes are observed. You can increase your chances for entry at the most exclusive spots by making advance reservations or guaranteeing a table by "buying a bottle." Frequent clubbers get cover charge discounts and avoid lines by registering with www.montrealguestlist.com. Once on the list, you may have to arrive early or within a small window of time.

A note to walkers: Montréal is one of the safest cities to visit, but the area just north of Vieux-Montréal and the convention center, and south of rue Sherbrooke, has a pocket of streets that are nearly deserted at night. You may want to take a cab or the Métro when traveling through this area after dark.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.