This inviting bar on the Plateau is open every day of the week and serves a nice selection local brews, but most days (as in 300 a year) it also offers live music for your listening pleasure. The raised stage at the back of the long space projects quality sound throughout the locale, though you can still ignore the party if you’re into a private chat at a window table. Small tables at the sides of the stage are great for quieter acts, though people usually choose to stand and dance – this is Montreal, after all. Divan Orange is a great venue for seeing small indie acts, with both locals and visitors representing – and it’s a cornerstone location for festivals like Pop Montreal, M for Montreal and Coup de Coeur Francophone. Go for a dinner of Portuguese roast chicken in the neighborhood before catching an act like Patrick Watson, Yann Perreau, Beast or United Steel Workers of Montreal.
By Isa Tousignant, AFAR Local Expert
4234 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1Z3, Canada