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Cabaret Mado

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Address: 1115 Ste-Catherine Est, Montreal, Quebec H2L 2G5, Canada
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5:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Sun 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 3:00 am

This is a bar with dragqueen shows in the evening situated in the...

This is a bar with dragqueen shows in the evening situated in the gay-villeage in Montreal. It also becomes a danse-bar after the shows.

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my husband has hesitant to go but once we got there and the show started any doubt flew out the window!! Fun and French!! A little tricky for the English only part of the crowd... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 21, 2015
Bentley, Canada
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Bentley, Canada
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22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

my husband has hesitant to go but once we got there and the show started any doubt flew out the window!! Fun and French!! A little tricky for the English only part of the crowd but still a fantastic night

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Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

lot of laughing, had a lot of fun with family and friends. Great experiences.Its really worth it.They know how to make sure you have a goood time and everyone is welcome!I

1 Thank Alextaz1
Daytona Beach, Florida
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We knew the MC was going to speak mainly French but that was fine; we also knew we would be picked on as being non French speaking and we were but it was fine. Funny actually! What we did not know was that Tuesdays were the "wild" night with a one hour show at 11:30pm. Apparently each club in The... More 

Thank LLV280Z
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115 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Went to Mado for the first time last night for a girls night, it was so much fun! Yes it's pretty much all in French, but they make no pretenses of being bilingual, you are in Montreal you have to expect that, not to mention the website is all in French that should be your first clue. The acts were... More 

1 Thank boomac
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111 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

If you're in town and want to do something a little different I would definitely recommend a night at Mado. Yes it is all in French and if you don't understand you will miss a lot of the jokes as I did, but the girls, their costumes and performances are well worth it. You can see Shakira, Cher, Beyoncé and... More 

1 Thank Crysee
Burlington, Vermont
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is by far the most fun I've had on a night out in a while. My friend and I traveled to Montreal for the weekend and this was on our list of places to check out. We arrived by 10:30 and were just in time for the beginning of a show. The environment is fun and upbeat, which is... More 

2 Thank Kat D
Montreal, Canada
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66 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Very fun lively environment, the majority of guest were women, but its the perfect place for a girls night out. We had reservations about going because we heard the show was mainly in french, but the commentaries before the show are quite minimal, you're there to see the entertainment, the music and the girls (who put put on a fantastic... More 

1 Thank Annie M
Almonte, Ontario
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79 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The show was ok but all spoken in French. Cover charge and show starts at 10:30 / 11 p.m. If your English not a great place to go as we learned. Bilingual intro would have been nice. Not going back.

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New York City, New York
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76 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Liked the show, fun and funny! But all in French. Huge downside were the overpriced drinks. Ordered one double vodka/soda, $17! I'm from NYC and not even in Manhattan.

Thank Globaltrotter5
Somerville, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I went here a couple of weekends ago with a group of bachelorettes. The place was packed with bachelorette parties, and getting to the show early is recommended if you want to find seats. The show started at 11ish, and we probably should have gotten there between 10-10:30. The drag queens were amazing! Incredible how they put women to shame... More 

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The Village (Gay Village)
The rainbow pillars of Beaudry Métro Station shepherd the way into to The Village, one of the largest hubs for gay and lesbian culture in North America. With an open layout and a congenial aura, the refurbished buildings along Rue Sainte-Catherine pay a special homage to menswear and to caffeine, with showrooms and cafes. By morning, the antiquing gems along Amherst Street are packed with collectors. An incredible party spot, The Village comes alive at night, when clubs, bars, and dance halls open their doors and the revelry is high, epitomized by the fanciful trimmings of the apropos Oscar Wilde building. From May to September, the area closes to automotive traffic, allowing restaurant terraces to pour onto the streets, creating a dynamic sense of community. Les Boules Roses, thousands of pink baubles, are hung to welcome in the festivals and celebrations, including Montréal en Arts, Divers-Cité, and the Pride Parade.