UNITY is my go-to gay bar in Montreal--its always a ton of trannylicious fun. Montreal, often dubbed the gay capital of North America, has a number of decent gay bar options from Le Parking (watch out for the black hole in the basement) to SKY but UNITY is still my favorite. It was my first gay bar experience in Montreal and I still have a soft spot for this place. Located on rue Ste-Catherine Ouest in Le Village UNITY is just a block west of Beaudry Metro station and a quick cab ride from the downtown core. UNITY is only open Friday and Saturday nights (sometimes other nights in the Summer aka the week before Pride, etc.) The club itself is three levels with the DJ on the main level, more private booth seating with a separate usually R&B room on the second level, and an outdoor patio/smoking area on the third. The patio features a bar in the summer but smokers can still make a pit stop upstairs in the winter if they're so inclined. What is perhaps the main draw to this place is the bois themselves. There are so many sexy gay bois at UNITY--it is so terribly tempting each and everytime I come here! I've made out with my fair share of randoms (don't judge!) and danced with some shirtless hotties. The crowd here is definitely more 'hunk-ish' than other gay bars which cater to other subsections of the gay community (bears, dykes, leather, etc.), and there is a plethora of twinks. Like any gay bar there are a boat load of trannys. But they're not just any trannys no, no they are super fucking fabulous trannys who often give impromptu performances on the stage overlooking the main dancefloor. They don't look too washed up or sloppy as many trannys usually do, they're costumes are on point and they serve alcohol! Perf! Last time I was there, and I was outside having a smoke, a tranny insisted I sing 'Don't be a drag, just be a queen' with her so she wasn't alone. I gleefully obliged. She gave me a free shot afterwards for my efforts. Fab! Sometimes the club has dance performances too. As you can imagine, it's hard to be bored at this place. As to the logics: the drinks are expensive-ish and they're watered down. Best to come to this place tipsy/drunk beforehand and just dance the night away in a blissful state of sex-charged ignorance. Also the options are limited and the drink making abilities of the sexy shirtless bartenders is limited to say the least. Think tequila shots, bottled beer, MAYBE a cosmo, flavoured shots, etc. Its just not a martini-bar type place. Also you have to coat check (which makes sense, this place gets steamy) which is usually rolled into the cover charge. Cover is usually $6, coat check: $2--so about $9, with a $1 left for a tip, pretty reasonable for a club with a killer sound system, a line-up of amazing (well-known, might I add) DJs, and huge spaces to dance. I love the platforms that they have in the middle of the dance floor. With enough Dutch courage I've been up there a few times shaking my thang. Its such a liberating experience. Perhaps my most favouritest part of this club: you can dance like a fucking tranny and nobody gives a shit! I werrrrrrk that floor with my super terrible dance moves. Picture it: shirt off, theatre hands, and Michael Jackson-inspired-but-not-nearly as good moon dance-like techno grooving and I don't get even a glimpse of disapproval 'cause everyone's doing it! Its soooo different than a Toronto gay club experience where people are too busy comparing bicep measurements or doing a line of coke in the bathroom or whatever other gay club party fouls happen these days. So long story short, if you're in the mood for some unbeatable gay clubbing come to UNITY its so worth it and its simply so much fun. Plus you can bring your girls, they're more than welcome. Also like other gay Montreal clubs there is a sizeable contingent of straight guys. UNITY I LOVE YOU, betch.