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Vote Results :: 1.8/10 [29 votes]

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Type - Bar, Lounge

Korova

3908 St-Laurent
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Tel. 514.848.0343

A name like Korova puts you in pretty big shoes to fill. If you don't know what I mean, then run to your local used-book shop (forget about giant rip-off Indigo/Chapters) and buy a roughed-up copy of "A Clockwork Orange" by Anthony Burgess. After you're done with the book, run to you local used-video store and get Stanley Kubrick's masterly take on the same "A Clockwork Orange". In the film, Kubrick lets his wild imagination free and manages to re-create a crazy modern and original bar called Korova. Take a look at the collection of Korova images taken from the movie, and youíll see why I say that using the name Korova puts you in some pretty big shoes to fill.

The sad reality is that even in nightlife-crazed Montreal, I've never entered a bar that comes anywhere close to Kubrick's Korova in terms of originality and craziness of design. And I am really not sure why it is this way; if Kubrick managed to get these tables and props made, then an eccentric business person with deep pockets could do the same for a real bar. My only explanation for the lack of Korova-style amazingness in the nightlife is the actual conservatism of patrons and owners, and thatís pretty lame.

Keeping in mind this utopian Krova constructed by Kubrick, I was ready for big time disappointment when visiting Montrealís own Korova Bar. Located on a 2nd floor of a St-Laurent building, I though there was no way the place could live up to its name.

To my pleasant surprise, Montreal's Korova does posses its own original soul. That soul comes from a set of original arcade games (Pac-Man and Space Invaders I believe) which are in the form of tables, around which you can sit and put your beers on. The machines are functioning, flickering, and simply amazing to see in a table format.

The bar has a pleasant laid back and unpretentious feel to it. Itís definitely not an enormous space but still packs a dance-floor. A large deer head behind the barman, a foosball table, the vintage arcade-game tables and free popcorn combine into a chill atmosphere, miles away from the artificial poshness that many St-Laurent joints suffer-of.

Yes, I got it, Montreal's Korova even though is nowhere near Kubrick's Korova, has an authentic soul. And that's already a lot.

Music Rock, Garage, Groove Hotness factor 7/10
Prices Low Chill Factor 8/10
Best Days Saturday Party Factor 9/10
Pictures Dress Code However you want

 Reviewed by:  Killa


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Rating:: 8/10
2016-12-22|
ayzw8iqsu0@ | Girl|
Llol7jkd
Be careful here.My daughter had her things stolen (iphone in purse).

Rating:: 1/10
2013-01-08|
piekarski@ | Girl|
Barry's bay
WORST CLUB/BAR IN MONTREAL.

the bouncer is really rude, his name is sheldon and he has hipster glasses. he just lets in all the hot girls with big boobs while there have been many people waiting for over an hour to get in. really rude. don't waste your time going to korovas when you can go to a MUCH BETTER CLUB that has NICE PEOPLE WORKING.

Rating:: 1/10
2012-05-08|
heeeezle@ | Girl|

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