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.
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.
A classic arcade but for adults. Enjoy classic arcade games while sipping on a microbrewery beer or a signature cocktail.
A great downtown spot that is a mix of internet café, table top pub and gaming bar. Game Box offers a full menu that will satisfy any gamer that is also a foodie.
A gaming center where you can pop in and out or book a special event.
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.
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.
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)
A chill spot in Montreal’s Quartier Latin that offers a varied menu, a wide selection of tabletop games and weekly events.
Le valet d’coeur
One of Montreal’s quintessential tabletop store, located in the famous Plateau-Mont-Royal.
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.
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.
The best manga spot in Montreal. Enjoy japanese style snacks and drinks while browsing an extensive collection of mangas.
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.
A great spot to shop all sorts of new and classic comics and graphic novels in Montreal’s iconic Plateau-Mont-Royal.
One of Montreal’s oldest comic book store. Located in downtown Montreal, Capitaine Québec carries comics, mangas, trading cards, collectibles and more.
The Bonus Round: Merch and Misc
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.
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.
What are your favourite geeky hang out spots? Let us know in the comments below!