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Why Montreal Is The Best Party City On Earth During Grand Prix Weekend

Montreal is known far and wide as one of the best party cities in the world. That’s Montreal on a regular basis. It’s got one of the hottest nightlife scenes on the face of the earth, but when it’s Grand Prix Weekend, Montreal steps it’s game up to a whole other level. It becomes Montreal on steroids. The parties are wilder, the cars are more expensive, and ballers spend more, and the girls… OH the girls! Plus, there’s the whole reason that everyone assembles like they do: the Grand Prix race. However, with every passing year, the focal point is less and less about the race and more and more about the spectacle of the weekend. 

For starters, it’s when all the best parties happen. You can’t turn a corner without running into a VIP event. It’s like every bar, every club, and every venue in Montreal is hosting a special event, all happening the same weekend. Why is this? Because everyone that matters is in Montreal. Grand Prix weekend brings in all the celebrities and all of the top-tier ballers who are looking to spend exorbitant amounts of money to show off. The amount of money being tossed around during Grand Prix weekend is mind-boggling to even consider. 

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Another huge aspect of the weekend is the cars, obviously. The streets get filled up with some of the most expensive and exotic automobiles that you’ve ever seen. It’s a far cry from Montreal’s typical snow-infested streets we’re so accustomed to in the winter months. Every other vehicle is a quarter-million-dollar sports car or a huge truck on 26-inch spinning rims. It’s like the entire circumference of downtown Montreal is turned into a rap music video from 2004 for an entire weekend. 

Do you know what wild parties, money-spenders, and fancy cars usually goes hand in hand with? Beautiful women! It’s a very simple and logical equation. I believe it was a quote from the classic baseball movie Field Of Dreams: “if you build it, they will come.” If you combine all those aspects together, you’re all but guaranteed there will be some FINE women there as well. It’s science, really. 

Needless to say, Montreal during Grand Prix weekend is like nothing else on the planet. It’s what happens when you take an already-incredible party city and pump it with luxury cars, big spenders, and gorgeous ladies. The result is some of the most insane parties on the face of the planet and a MUST destination location for any party-seeker. It’s not just about a bunch of fast cars driving in a circle anymore. 

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Posted on: 15 Jan 2016
Posted by: Tyler Lemco
Summer Recap – Bachelor Parties and Beyond

As Labor Day closed so did the 2013 summer here in Montreal. This past summer was the beyond busy for us here at Connected Montreal. We sold-out almost every weekend and by far threw some of the craziest (bachelor)parties this town has seen. Here are some of the highlights:

Grand Prix Weekend

pictureGrand Prix is always the first big weekend of the summer. As stated before Grand Prix is catered to high rollers, due to price increases (2-4x for everything) and the added exclusivity of most events. We had some new faces party with us this year and our good pals from last year came too. Due to the post-race party with our buddy Jenson Button the details are still a bit fuzzy,  but I do know this:  Someone tipped a waitress with a pair of ‘s, we consumed $17,000 worth of Champagne, and Jenson promised to give me a good deal on his Porsche

Most Amount of Nudity

pictureWhile no one has topped our Ultimate Bachelor Party from last summer. One came pretty damn close, could have been the best in suite party of all time. We had a 12, yes 12,  girl show with 2 naked waitresses, a naked sushi buffet, and a midget pouring Johnnie Blue for everyone like it was water. Certainly not a cheap affair, but undoubtedly one for the ages. If you want to top it for your bachelor party in Montreal we have a few ideas..(Lesbian-Royale-Rumble / Jello-wresting anyone?)

Most Amount Alcohol Consumed

picture This award goes to a group of 17 guys from the South who we rented a gothic style Castle (3 floors, indoor pool, roof top deck, etc) for. We stocked their fridge with enough booze to supply the confederate army: Two 4.5L bottles of Kettle One, Four 1.75L of Jack, Three bottles of Patron, 2 bottles of Rum and 10 cases of beer.

Like themselves, it was all gone by saturday afternoon…

Strangest Request

pictureWe are still shaking our head at this one. One of our repeat groups must have grown tired of countless attractive strippers putting on shows for them. While the alcohol may have impaired their judgement they were adamant that they wanted to slather two girls in Vaseline and toss Schwartz’s smoked meat at them in order to see who could make more stick. Who say’s money doesn’t buy happiness?

Reviews

As always the corner stone of our business is making our customers happy. Here are some reviews from this summer:

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Posted on: 09 Sep 2013
Posted by: Oren
Top 5 Montreal Festivals for 2013

Montreal is known as the city of festivals, the city currently hosts over 100 festivals each year with the majority of them being held in the summer. It’s always nice to come to town when the city is buzzing and the energy is high. Each festival often has closed off streets and tons of things to see and do.  Here is a list of the 5 best Montreal festivals to attend while on a bachelor party.

Montreal F1 Grand Prix:picture

Montreal’s summer officially kicks off on Grand Prix weekend. Always scheduled for the first week of June, the grand prix brings out the best the city has to offer. Many of the main streets are closed to cars, and opened so that the public can walk the streets. Restaurants, Clubs and Bars get exteneded onto the street and the champagne flows non-stop. Models, Celebrities, Race Fans and Drivers litter the streets and superars are everywhere. Hotel prices double for the weekend with reservations only being secured with a three night stay. If you are a racefan or want the most intense bachelor party of your life, this is the weekend for you.

Grand Prix of Montreal: June 7th-9th

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It’s always fun to have something to do during the day when you’re in town for a bachelor party weekend. This is one of our favourite festival for obvious reasons. The Montreal International Beer festival seems to grow each and every year. Now in it’s 2oth year the festival houses over one hundred beer purveours. If you have a beer loving crew, love day drinking then this is the festival for you. Interestingly enough, there are as many girls as guys and a great place to pickup. If you will not be in town for the beer fest be sure to check out some of these spots for amazing beer.

20th Annual Festival Mondial de la biere: May 29th-June 2nd

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Dumb name, great music festival. If you’re familiar with Coachella, think about a tenth smaller and you have Osheaga. Montreals best music festival takes place on the same man made island where they race the grand prix. Three stages, lot’s of hipster chicks and some killer acts. If you like music, it’s a great way to incoporate this into your bachelor party. Be aware, like Grand Prix weekend, hotels sell out very early in the year, so plan accordingly.

Osheaga Music festival: August 2nd-4th

Jazz Festival:picture

The Jazz fest is the coolest of the festivals that Montreal throws. The jazzfest has morphed into more than just jazz and offers some really great bands.  There are too many headline acts to list, but like the Grand Prix, many of the main streets get closed down for foodtrucks, public outdoor stages and just a general good time. It’s awesome to have a pre-drink before you go out, listening to jazz and sitting under the stars.

Festival International de Jazz de Montreal: June 28th-July 7th.

Just for Laughs Comedy Festival:picture

The comedy fest is another event that takes over the city for a weekend. Same as the Jazz festival, there are a lot of cool food trucks and pop up bars that exist for only this weekend. Known as the biggest comedy festival in the world, every year the festival pulls the heavyweights of comedy. If you plan to go to a show, don’t miss out the nasty show, consistently one of the most offensive and funny shows of the festival. There are always huge headline acts as well (Cosby, Louie CK, Seinfeld, etc..) but be warned they sell out fast.

Just for Laughs: July 10th-July 28th.

 

Posted on: 21 Feb 2013
Posted by: Rod
Montreal Grand Prix: Go Big or Come Another Weekend

The Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal (June 6th – 9th 2013) is the biggest weekend of the year. The nightlife scene for F1 is beyond insane to the point where the festivities become the focal point of the weekend. If you are not coming for the race or with a large budget then it’s best to schedule your trip for another weekend. However if you are, here are some of the most important things to know for Montreal Grand Prix:

1.  F1 is expensivepicture

Aside from the $500 race tickets everything over Montreal Grand Prix weekend is very expensive. Formula 1 and its parties attract high rollers from all over the world. Basic hotel rooms sell for 400-500$ per night and bottles at the clubs double in cost. With our expertise you can find some value in all of the craziness, however this is not the weekend for deal seekers.

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Many of the hotels make 30-50% of their yearly revenue during Grand Prix weekend. This means that room rates are 2-3x more expensive than the usual high season rates. All of the best hotels demand a minimum 3-night booking along with a non-refundable payment in full. It is also very important to note that downtown hotels start selling out as early as February!

3. Restaurants and Clubs are slammed.picture

The best clubs for Grand Prix weekend are located on the St. Laurent strip. Three of Montreal’s major streets are closed for the weekend (Crescent street, Peel street, and Saint Laurent Blvd) and the clubs and restaurants extend their patios onto the streets. The supper clubs are the crown jewel of the F1 nightlife. This is where you will see a mix of drivers, celebrities, and beautiful people go to party. Supper clubs notoriously overbook during F1 weekend, which is the least of your problems, because line-ups get so long that you can’t even get to the hostess in the first place. It is not uncommon for people with reservations to either get bumped to a horrible table or not get in at all.

4. The Montreal Grand Prix is the time of your life.picture

The high prices, expensive hotels, and limited availability all pale in comparison to the spectacle that is Grand Prix weekend. Simply put, it is the best weekend one can have if done right. We have the best connections year round in Montreal and we especially flex our pull on this particular weekend. We personally know the owners and managers at all the best places and ride them worse than their girlfriends/wives/mistresses to ensure our guests don’t have to wait in line and get the best tables at the best spots. The last three years we have been drinking champagne with the drivers at the best parties. Why not join us? Our Montreal grand prix packages will ensure your party will never get stuck in the pits.

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But don’t take my word for it:

“Oren and Rod are real pros–well connected, knowledgeable and professional. I’ve used them three times to arrange a high-end Grand Prix experience in Montreal, and they have delivered in every way. Great hotel and great tickets to the race, but what really sets them apart is their knowledge of the restaurant scene and nightlife in Montreal. We ate at the most in-demand restaurants and partied at the hottest clubs. With these guys, there’s no waiting in lines. It’s straight-to-the-front, VIP service. People were wondering who we were to walk right past the long line of people who had “reservations” to dine and party with the likes of Jenson Button (who’d won the GPC earlier that day!), Jessie Palmer and Rihanna!  Oren and Rod have got this town wired. I wouldn’t consider working with anyone else to plan an unforgettable experience.”

–Paul J., Minneapolis, MN

 

 

Posted on: 07 Feb 2013
Posted by: Oren