Are you looking for some of Montreal’s best geeky destinations? We got you covered! Whether you’re new to in town and looking to mingle with fellow geeks or are visiting to enjoy some of Montreal’s finest events like Comiccon, Otakuthon, MEGA or MIGS, here are some of our favourite spots to hang out and geek out.

Gaming Bars, Barcades and Arcades

These are some of our favourite hang out spots where we can relax, enjoy a drink and play a few games.

Drinks at Meltdown Esports Bar (photo by Leah Jewer / Girls on Games)

Drinks at Meltdown Esports Bar (photo by Leah Jewer / Girls on Games)

Meltdown Esports Bar

Located in the heart of the Quartier Latin, Meltdown offers esport matches on the TVs, Gaming PCs, console games, weekly events, friendly competitions and signature gaming themed cocktails.

2035 Saint Denis

www.meltdown.bar/montreal

MeltdownMTL

@MeltdownMTL

Arcade MTL

A classic arcade but for adults. Enjoy classic arcade games while sipping on a microbrewery beer or a signature cocktail.

2031 Saint-Denis

ArcadeMTL

Foonzo

The place for retro consoles and more. A chill gaming bar located downtown with lots of seating space.

1245 Drummond

Foonzo

@foonzo

Gam1ng Café

A gaming center where you can pop in and out or book a special event.

3311 Masson

gam1ngcafe.com

gam1ngcafe

Amusement 2000 Plus

A classic arcade with all the bells and whistles, located in downtown Montreal. Perfect place to play a few games after a shopping spree.

1381 Sainte-Catherine Ouest

2kPlusMTL

Table Top Pubs and Stores

Sometimes, we just have to let go of the controller or mouse and go analog. Here are some of our favourite pubs and stores for table top games.

A game of Happy Pigs at Randolphe Pub Ludique (photo by Catherine Smith-Desbiens / Girls on Games)

A game of Happy Pigs at Randolphe Pub Ludique (photo by Catherine Smith-Desbiens / Girls on Games)

Randolph Pub Ludique

Enjoy food and drinks while playing a wide selection of table top games at the suggestions of the game masters.

6505 Rue des Écores (Rosemont-la-Petite-Patrie) & 2041 Saint-Denis (Quartier Latin)

randolph.ca

La Récréation

A chill spot in Montreal’s Quartier Latin that offers a varied menu, a wide selection of tabletop games and weekly events.

404 Ontario East

larecreation.ca

larecreation

Le valet d’coeur

One of Montreal’s quintessential tabletop store, located in the famous Plateau-Mont-Royal.

4408 Saint-Denis

levalet.com

Le valet d’coeur

Chez Geeks

Your spot for everything table top and cool geek stuff in Montreal’s Quartier Latin. Stop by to shop or to take part in a tournament.

1163 Saint-Denis

chezgeeks.com

Chez Geeks

@ChezGeeks

Comic Book and Manga Stores

Who doesn’t love a good story coming to life thanks to beautiful art? Here are some great destinations for your manga and comic fix.

Comic Hunter at Montreal Comiccon 2015

Comics Galore! (Photo © Catherine Smith-Desbiens / Girls on Games)

O-Taku Lounge

The best manga spot in Montreal. Enjoy japanese style snacks and drinks while browsing an extensive collection of mangas.

3623 Saint-Denis

otakulounge.com

O-Taku Manga Lounge

Drawn and Quarterly

Located in the Mile-End, Drawn and Quarterly is the location for graphic novels of all kinds as well as weekly events such as book clubs and book launches.

211 Bernard West

mtl.drawnandquarterly.com

LibrairieDandQ

@LibrairieDandQ

Millenium Comics

A great spot to shop all sorts of new and classic comics and graphic novels in Montreal’s iconic Plateau-Mont-Royal.

451 Marie-Anne East

milleniumcomics.com

Millenium Comics

Capitaine Québec

One of Montreal’s oldest comic book store. Located in downtown Montreal, Capitaine Québec carries comics, mangas, trading cards, collectibles and more.

1837 Sainte-Catherine Ouest

Capitaine Québec

The Bonus Round: Merch and Misc

Boutique Geekatorium

This is the place to gear up on geeky apparel and accessories. This boutique offers a wide selection of merch from some of our favourite universes: Pokémon, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, The Legend of Zelda and more.

4323 Saint-Denis

geekatorium.ca

Boutique Geekatorium

Montreal Science Centre

Located in the historical Old Port, the Science Centre is the place for science geeks. Walk through one of their interactive exhibition or watch a breathtaking documentary projected in the centre’s IMAX theatre.

2 de la Commune West

montrealsciencecentre.com

Centre des Sciences

@centresciences

What are your favourite geeky hang out spots? Let us know in the comments below!