After Hours Club | 3 Rooms | House, Trance, Techno & Electronic Music Events
#19 DJ MAG TOP 100 Clubs poll 2012
Residing in a city more renowned for its arty noise raves than its electronic dance nightlife, Circus Afterhours bats for the more nocturnal of Montreal's clubbing population. Starting around 2am, it's a common feature for night owls looking for beats but unwilling to settle for the R&B fodder offered elsewhere in the city. Those patient enough wait to do so because they know the best is yet to come, packing themselves into this burrow of debauchery to throw shapes to the likes of Digweed, W&W and Orjan Nilsen until midday. Spread over two rooms and fitted with a Funktion One soundsystem loud enough to register on the Richter scale, Circus Afterhours proffers one of the greatest club shows on earth.
#21 DJ MAG TOP 100 Clubs poll 2011
STARTING around 2am and lasting until midday the following day, Circus Afterhours is quite possible Canada's most hedonistic nightclub - or should we say dayclub? Set within the heart of Montreal's gay village with a circus theme that's difficult to ignore, Circus Afterhours is home to all things wonky. They're top-hatted ringleaders luring sleep-deprived passers-by into the claws of this topsy-turvy extravagant pit full of burlesque performers, spinning a web of twisted magic. In winter, fake ice-covered branches reach out from the ceiling towards outstretched hands, and you'll find devil horns adorning DJ-worshipping clubbers who revel in the sheer irreverence of the whole spectacle. Offering three rooms blasting electro, tribal and house to the adoring masses, Circus Afterhours boasts a healthy roster of residents regarded as local heroes and brings international talent on a regular basis - the likes of Judge Jules, Prok & Fitch, Umek, Damian Lazarus and John Digweed. - DJ Mag
#60 DJ MAG TOP 100 Clubs poll 2010
While most afterhours clubs are renowned for being dirty, grime-ridden dens on inequity, Circus Afterhours distinguishes itself by being a club one of the cleanest and nicest looking clubs you'll ever enter. Found in the heart of Montrael's gay village, its location in Quebec gives this club a half-French, half-English-speaking vibe with a clued-up hardcore of proper clubbers all migrating here at 2am most weekend mornings and partying right through to midday. Having just celebrated its sixth anniversary, it continues to attract the cream of crop DJ-wise with Gareth Emery, Lee Burridge and Wally Lopez all playing here recently. - DJ Mag
#79 DJ MAG TOP 100 Clubs poll 2009
Circus Afterhours is the sort of club it's worth saving yourself for rather than staggering into when the doors open at 2am looking for more booze. Not just because you can't get it here anyway, but because you'll want to be at your peak to fully take in everything going on across the three rooms playing house and hip-hop at the weekend.
Circus Afterhours is a clean and clearly designed club for people who want to make it the main part of the night rather than just collapse in a corner, with Richard Dinsdale claiming that it's "one of the best looking clubs I've ever played in". - DJ Mag