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For a night on the town, Montréal’s Gay Village or Latin Quarter is where to go. Bordering each other, the Latin Quarter centers around St-Denis, between Sherbrooke and Ste-Catherine, near the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Cafés and restaurants like Le Saint-Sulpice, Café Chaos, Le Commensal and Formosa are great places to meet up with friends. Crowds tend to be a mix of young and older. Thanks to the migration of new shops and restaurants, the Village has transformed over the past few years. East of the Latin Quarter, the Village is the hot spot for gay bars and clubs. Next to the Latin Quarter, you have the red light district. Toned down in recent years, you still want to think twice before venturing that way with kids at night. Les Foufounes Électriques, a punk/alternative bar, and Métropolis, a mega-dance-club, are both popular hangouts in the area.