The Mile End is home to our POP office, as well as many venues hosting shows for the festival. Filled with wide streets and interesting shops, we’ll let you in on some our favourite spots.
Things to do
Hit up Phonopolis and Sonorama for a great selection of records, they’re bound to have what you’re looking for. New and used.
Annex Vintage, Empire Exchange, Local 23 and Citizen Vintage are the rulers of Mile End vintage, and sit within the span of two blocks!
Drawn and Quarterly hold their bookstore on Rue Bernard. Books line the walls up to the ceiling; a readers paradise. S.W. Welch is down one block on St. Viateur, and has the best selection of used books around.
Walk from one end of Bernard to the other. Stop to admire the bouquets at fleuriste Dragon Flowers, enjoy an ice-cream at Bilboquet, and people-watch on every corner!
Café Résonance is a real nice spot to sit and read while eating a bowl of home-cooked vegan chilli. They are predominantly a jazz cafe, with live music every night of the week as well as a monthly reading series!
Cagibi is open until midnight every night and is a great place to kick back and relax. Bonus: more often than not you will run into a show here in the evening.
Diner lover? Try Nouveau Palais for brunch or burgers, open ’til 3am on the weekends!
We love La Tamelera for their fresh tacos and tortas. A recent addition to the Mile End, it just takes one visit and you’ll be hooked!
Melina’s is one of POP’s go-to lunch spots! We can’t get enough of their spanikopitas and tiropitas, made from a special family recipe. Montreal’s first phyllo bar!
La Panthère verte (The Green Panther) is a vegan restaurant with three locations in Montreal! It prides itself on using local produce and being completely organic. They have one amazing falafel, great hummus, and a large selection of salads, soups, smoothies and wraps!
Right around the corner from our offices, Pita Pan serves up fresh and unique Lebanese specialties. Friendly staff and huge portions!
Café Olympico sure serves up some unbeatable coffee. Yes, their line may twist around the store on a Saturday afternoon— but the wait is definitely worthwhile! Club Social and Café Myriade are also just down the street: your caffeine needs won’t go unfixed.
Sweet smells fill the air of Cheskie’s Bakery, the Mile End’s go-to for tasty treats. Try a cheese crown or a chocolate Russian babka, you won’t regret it.
Montreal bagels truly cannot be reckoned with! Whatever the hour, Saint-Viateur Bagel and Fairmount Bagel will satisfy that true MTL craving. Recommended with cream cheese, smoked salmon and capers!
Casa Del Popolo is not only one of the finest venues in the city, but also has a top-notch 5 a 7 and delicious nachos.
La Petite idée fixe: local dive haunt with the best jukebox in town.
Datcha sits on the corner of Laurier and St. Urbain and has lately been attracting the most exciting electronic musicians and DJs around. Next door at Kabinet, enjoy an evening drink on their sidewalk terrasse.
Love beer? Look no further than Dieu du Ciel – infamous Montreal microbrewery and bar.