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Review of Cabaret Mado

Cabaret Mado
Ranked #14 of 222 Nightlife in Montreal
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We are the first to admit that we know next to zero French, so we went in expecting to not understand anything. It was a pleasant surprise when about half of the performances were in English, so we really got the best of both worlds.

The bouncer was not very friendly, unfortunately, and we don’t know what might have happened to make him that way at that particular moment. He asked us to finish our coffees outside, which we were happy to do, and we wanted to understand if it was a business policy or a law since we are visitors. Keep in mind there was no lineup or anything else we could tell that was causing him pressure, but he still shouted at us to take our coffees outside. We really felt like we hadn’t asked aggressively or rudely, and there was music playing, so we asked if he had heard our question. He said yes, and then stared at us... awkward. However, when we came back, he was completely pleasant as if nothing had happened, which was even stranger and we had to get a drink to forget about it.

Top-notch performances and a truly pleasant crowd! It was really nice to see diverse genders and expressions here too. A fun night to be had!

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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere was great. The show was fantastic and sangria was really good. A fun and entertaining evening

Thank 327annetter
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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

This is my second time there. This is a bar owned by the drag queen Mado. Located on St-Catherine in the gay village in Montreal.

You pay a 15$ entrance fee at the door, and attend a show. Mado performs a bit but mostly is the usher introducing the queens, chatting to the audience, and making jokes.

On a week-end the place is usually full: bachelorette parties, couples, etc, so go early show starts at 11. There is an intermission of 20 minutes where they put nice music and allow people to dance on stage. Nice atmosphere and very reasonably priced drinks.

The show involves the drags miming fanous songs, wearing nice costumes with funny naught insinuations from time to time.

Light hearted and entertaining. If you are open-minded enough, definitely check them out. Lots of fun. Recommended!

Thank issa81 .
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

I have been to a few drag shows in my time and this one put them all to shame. Amazing staff, fantastic shows, good drinks. A must visit for anyone spending an evening in Montreal. You won't be disappointed. I plan on returning soon for another show! Tip: buy tickets in advance (online) since it fills up fast!

Thank Kitty K
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

We were a group ranging in ages from 20-70. We all enjoyed it! I can mark this off my bucket list now. Thanks for the laughs.

Thank Emily S
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