The Wiggle Room

splashpage-6001Going to The Wiggle Room is like getting in a time machine and going back to Lili St. Cyr’s Montreal—viz., the Montreal of the late 1940s and early 1950s so lovingly described by William Weintraub in City Unique (1996). Everything about this delightful new club—the red velvet, the live shows, the dimly-lit glamour—reflects the exquisite taste of its owner and operator, Jeremy Hechtman, a well-known bon vivant who’s been a fixture of our city’s cultural scene for more than two decades.

Try to remember the most obnoxious sports bar that you’ve been to—ever. Okay, now try to imagine what that place’s polar opposite might look like. If you can do this, you’re looking at The Wiggle Room.

No pitchers of beer in this place, friends (seriously, don’t even ask). Regardless, if that’s what you’re looking for, go to Bishop and Crescent—go to Peel Pub. Because you’re not gonna get that here. What you’ll find at The Wiggle Room is that thing that we Montrealers have always so desperately craved: the sublime.

—John Faithful Hamer, The Myth of the Fuckbuddy (2016)

About John Faithful Hamer

John Faithful Hamer is a college professor who still can't swim, drive, or pay his bills on time. His sense of direction is notoriously unreliable, yet he'd love to tell you where to go. His lack of practical skills is astounding, and his inability to fix things is renowned, yet he'd love to tell you what to do. His mismanagement of time is legendary, as is his inability to remember appointments, yet he fancies himself a philosopher and would love to tell you how to live. He wouldn't survive in a state of nature, of that we can be sure; but he's doing quite well in the big city, which has always been a refuge for the ridiculous, a haven for the helpless, and a friend to the frivolous.

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