She is Contributing Editor for Canadian Art magazine and freelances full-time for a wide variety of magazines and brands.

She’s also a jewellery designer and passionate about animal costumes and their role in contemporary art.

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For whiskey bars not to be missed, hop over the Quartier Latin for rare whiskey specialists L’Île Noire, and to the Plateau, for the local favourite Big in Japan Bar.

Isa Tousignant, blogger Isa Tousignant is an art and lifestyle writer based out of Montréal’s ecclectic Park Ex neighbourhood.

If you want to learn, you’re at the right place – there are classes for every level at many of these clubs, including Latin Groove to Air de Tango, as well as theme nights like Queer Tango.

And if you’re more of a wallflower who enjoys watching others as you chat and sip on the sidelines, feel free!

Every spring bars, restaurants and cafés city-wide as much as double their space by spreading out outside, on rooftops, sidewalks and backyard decks.

The result: Montréal’s famous terrasses, a wondrous place to tipple the evening away.Montréal has got great places to cheer on your team while drinking cheap pitchers, including Chez Serge, Champs and the chain La Cage - Brasserie sportive.There’s one thing Montrealers never squander, and that’s summertime outside.3 games usually lasts us about an hour and a half and then we either hit up the arcades or the pool tables in the building.If you go at night, you can even enjoy some good music and glow in the dark theme at some bowling alleys like the Laurentian Lanes.", 'date_text_short': null, 'surtitle': "New City Gas", 'title': "A coal-burning complex turned creative space", 'total_likes': 0, 'url': '/en/what-to-do/museums-and-culture/new-city-gas', 'playlist_nid': '10816', 'playlist_title': "Get your nightlife on in Montréal" }" Of course, you may dance to a different beat: salsa or tango, anyone?