Crescent Street Montreal (Rue Crescent) is located in the western part of downtown Montreal, between Sherbrooke Street and René-Lévesque Boulevard. Although Crescent Street consists of only three blocks, it is one of Montreal’s most popular streets and it is visited by thousands of visitors each year. This popular hotspot is famous for its trendy restaurants, vibrant nightlife, art galleries, designer boutiques and specialty stores. There are also 3 hotels located on Crescent Street. Crescent Street is widely known by both locals and tourists as the street to go to have a good time.
Crescent Street’s Nightlife
World-famous for its extravagant nightlife and party scene, Crescent Street never sleeps. With so many clubs, bars and restaurants packed in such a small street, it is a great place to hang out at night. You’ll find some of Montreal’s most beautiful people in the clubs of Crescent Street. It’s a very young street with big party vibes. As a result, it is often packed with tourists. Most clubs on Crescent tend to be jam packed and the party usually heats up right after midnight. There is ususally a cover charge to get into many of the clubs on Crescent as well as a mandatory coat check in the winter. Club Vatican continues to be Crescent Street’s most popular club, and usually has a pretty long lineup of people waiting to get into the club.
Crescent Street Festivals and Events
Many of Montreal’s most popular festivals and events have additional events that take place on Crescent Street. These events feature everything from live music to full-blown festivals that feature dancers and dj’s. The most popular event hosted on Crescent Street is the official Canadian Grand Prix festivities on Crescent. Hundreds of Thousands of visitors visit Crescent Street each year to enjoy the festivities of the F1 race.
Crescent Street’s Art Galleries
Just North of De Maisonneuve Boulevard is where many of Crescent Street’s art galleries and luxury boutiques are located. With its proximity to Montreal’s Museum of Fine Arts, on Sherbrooke Street, it’s no wonder why there are so many art galleries located on Crescent Street. These galleries rival the art galleries found in Old Montreal, which contains many of Montreal’s best art galleries.
Crescent Street’s Restaurants
Crescent street’s trendy restaurants are known for their terraces.You will find some great restaurants on Crescent street, particularly in area between Sherbrooke and René Lévesque. The choices are quite varied on this strip and range from Chinese cuisine to French and Russian cuisine.
Crescent Street’s Critics
Critics of Crescent Street are quick to point out that Crescent is too touristy and quite expensive. Because it is such a well-known and popular tourism hotspot, prices tend to a little higher than on other streets in Montreal. The bars on Crescent tend to be crowded with tourists looking for a good time. Because of this reputation, partygoers looking for alternatives to Crescent street usually end up on St. Laurent Boulevard or St. Denis street.
Images of Crescent Street
Crescent at night (unknown)