There’s a fine line between pride and regret, and a Bad Decision Bar is the place where that line is crossed, drowned in gold tequila, danced on, and finally told it looks sexy by some bros wearing Ed Hardy tees. Montreal has at least 10 of them, and here they are:
Synonym for bad decision: mechanical bull. Always seems like a good idea, but you don’t look nearly as sexy doing it as the blonde chick on right before you who had a vague sense of balance and self-awareness.
This bar used to be a brothel. Not... that... long... ago.
You really only need to look at this bar’s logo to know that this place is a great idea, but you probably won’t come to that conclusion until you’ve reached the bottom of $20 worth of their $1 beer specials. Or, actually more like $11.
With drinks the size of fish bowls, you were dead before your ship ever sank into this fine establishment.
You'll come away knowing that they stock banana-flavored condoms in their bathroom, and desperately wishing you hadn't found out the way you did.
Any place where you can get hammered and then do a karaoke rendition of "Bombs Over Baghdad" to the tune of "My Way" in front of a cheering crowd is a pretty solid option, surely?
The old 7-Up machine is converted into a Pabst Blue Ribbon dispenser, and next to it, there's a random color photo booth to help eternally record any horrific embarrassment it may unleash.
Another day, another drink deal, another morning reeking of hair spray, regret, and God knows what else.
Among the many lethal combos you’ll find at this place, there’s: beer + shot deals (beer before liquor, so, it's totally cool) and unisex bathrooms. Wait, “u ‘n i sex”? That's an amazing pun pick-up line! I'm gonna go try it with that feisty looking bar lady!
1. Chez Serge5301, boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal
2. Bar Waverly5550 boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal
3. Pub Cock n' Bull1944 rue Saint-Catherine Ouest, Montréal
4. Madhatter Pub1208 Crescent St, Montréal
5. La Distillerie300 rue Ontario Est, Montréal
6. Peel Pub1196 rue Peel, Montréal
7. Le Belmont4483 boul. St-Laurent, Montréal
8. Korova3908 boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal
9. Abreuvoir Bar et Terrasse403, rue Ontario Est, Montreal
10. Royal Phoenix Bar5788, boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal
This is one of the better spots in the city to come and watch a game on their numerous TVs and grab a drink. And if you're feeling extra adventurous, take a crack at their mechanical bull.
This definitely won't be the nicest bar you've ever been in, but it's a friendly neighborhood hangout with decent prices, regular DJs, and it used to be a brothel. Yep.
This is a British pub through and through, with wood paneling, Guinness posters, and $3 pints during happy hour!
This rockin' bar will definitely take you down the rabbit hole to discover extremely cheap drinks. But pace yourself, $1 beer specials can be dangerous.
If really strong booze served in really large mason jars is your thing, La Distillerie won't disappoint for a late afternoon cocktail. Goldfish crackers (also served in mason jars!) will help tide you over you while you wait.
Here you can find a wide selection of beers, a tasty assortment of different bar food options, and a great area to watch whatever games might be on TV (most likely the Canadiens).
Le Belmont has been a favorite music venue in Montreal for more than 20 years, featuring an eclectic variety of shows and bands.
If you're a fan of dancing and sweet music (and really, who isn't?), check out Korova, which also has one of the coolest bar features ever: an old 7-Up machine converted to spit out PBRs.
This resto/bar serves up delicious smoked meat and hosts various bands and karaoke nights, and comedy shows throughout the week.