I agree that chill out places are cool, but they are not nearly as lucrative as a well run night club. As a sidenote, since you're from LA, have you been to the Rainbow, Whisky GoGo and other hangouts like that? I've always wanted to see what those are like, seeing as some big time Cali bands made their names there.
Well, I'll ignore the other comments because I do think that you are treading on thin ice. Unfortunately, of all the provinces in Canada, I've found that Quebecois are more prone to be xenophobic and racist, although I'd expect a Montrealer to be a little more open minded. Yes, I've been to the Rainbow Room and Whiskey's and all those places. The Whiskey for one is *definitely* of the chilled out variety of clubs. Don't get me wrong, guys buy drinks for girls in pretty much every club (I'm not talking bars here, which are a different animal altogether), but it's not aggressive like the Century Club or Miyagi's or some meat market like that. At Whiskey's, there is music (sometimes), and people are buying drinks, and just generally enjoying themselves, at a table if they are lucky. And that place has been in business a *long* time. Even at the "now" places, like the Standard was a few years back, there was more emphasis on sitting around, chilling out, talking to girls, etc... A good whiskey could run you $30, easy, and definitely girls were bought drinks at about $12 bucks a shot, not including tip, but most people were sitting around the pool on pool loungers hanging out, not grinding desperately. Just saying that there are more ways to run a lucrative club than to make it a meat market - great bands, good vibe, decent beer (because people like beer) and liquor. I know plenty of chill places that have weathered the years much better than hot destination clubs that start up and then burn out,