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The Best Montreal Sports Bars

No matter what time of year you come to Montreal for a bachelor party there will always be a “Big Game” on. There is no better way to kill a couple hours while drinking and eating. Montreal is only beginning to understand the value in awesome sports bars, check out these places and never miss a play, just don’t cheer against the Montreal Canadiens unless you’re looking for a fight.

Champspicture

Champs is the oldest sports bar on this list, and you can tell by the décor upon walking in. Champs has that old school sports bar charm. It’s located on the Saint-Laurent strip near Schwartz’s. If there’s an obscure game on TV, Champs will have it for your viewing pleasure. Champs is probably one of the busiest sports bar in Montreal, and there is no better place to watch a prize fight.

Address: 3956 Saint-Laurent
 

Station des Sportspicture

If you’re looking for bargain basement prices while watching the big game at a Montreal sports bar, look no further than Station des Sports. The food is passable as long as you want a burger, wings, or anything deep fried. They have a limited selection of games, so if the game is airing on ESPN2 don’t even bother heading there. We are pretty positive they don’t have a satellite sports package. What we do like about ”Station” is that it’s generally pretty full, they have an enormous front and back patio (great for summer), as well as Tap tables that let you pour your own beers without leaving the convenience of your seat.

Address: 2051 Saint-Catherine Ouest
 

Chez Sergepicture

Part of the same group that owns Candi Bar, Chez Serge strictly airs only Montreal Canadiens hockey games. So if you’re ok with watching the “Habs” play then you won’t find a more fun sports bar. First off, the wait staff is all female, they have an extensive drink menu, tall boy beers, funnels and even a mechanical bull! The waitresses dance on the bar between periods and the place is guaranteed to be packed. Even if there is not a game on the bar is fun place to drink/eat.

Address: 5301 Saint-Laurent
 

La Cage aux Sportspicture

We don’t like La Cage aux Sports, but if you are staying close to one, and need to watch a game, this place will suffice. They have a terrible selection of games and aren’t keen on looking for something that isn’t already playing on their screens. Like most Montreal sports bars, if the Canadiens are playing on the same night, we wish you good luck watching anything else.

Bell Centre Address: 1212 de la Gauchetiere Ouest
Old Port Address: 114 Saint Paul
 

Factorypicture

If you have dinner reservations at one of the supper clubs on Saint-Laurent but want to catch some of the big game beforehand, head over to Factory. It’s always a hit or miss whether the place will be busy, but they do have screens absolutely everywhere. The convenience and proximity of Factory make it an ideal sports bar to head to during your stay in Montreal.

Address: 3435 Saint Laurent
 

Peel Pubpicture

Welcome to one of the biggest college bars in Montreal. Chances are you or your buddy went here when you visited Montreal in 1998. You will feel old coming here, even if you’re 20. Very cheap food, even cheaper bathtubs of beer, a second floor patio upstairs, and TV’s everywhere. If you want something in proximity to Chez Paree or le centre Sheraton then this is your place.

Address: 1196 Peel
Posted on: 15 Jan 2013
Posted by: Rod
How to Drink in Montreal (when over 30) and Survive the Weekend

Lets face it we are no longer in our early 20s, (If you are, then skip this article and go to bed with as many women as you can while abusing your body as much as possible) we can’t drink insane amounts of alcohol multiple nights in a row. We see it time and time again, clients’ multiple night bachelor parties start off with a bang and by the next day half can’t make it out of bed. Their second night of bottles at the club turns into a night of room service and PPV at the hotel.

As someone who drinks on the job, I’ll give you some (legal) tips to make sure you make it through the entire bachelor party:

 Don’t Start Drinking too Early

I’ve seen this scenario play out too many times: a group checks into the hotel and heads straight to the hotel bar and starts pounding drinks. While some people can pace themselves, most can’t. I also find that drinking and then stopping is one of the worst things you can do. Don’t be the guy they have to throw in the cab or the guy who can’t make it out of bed!

Say No to Shots before Midnight

Shots always seem like a good idea, however the purpose of shots is to get you drunk as fast as possible. Why else do you always order shots when girls are around? Save the shots till midnight for girls that don’t know any better.

Vodka Soda Is Your New Best Friend

It’s not just for women with eating disorders, it’s for pros. Look at anyone who works in the nightlife industry and tell me what they drink. Vodka soda. Vodka tends to make you the least hungover and the club soda helps hydrate you. Granted none of this is backed up by science.

Sleep In and Get Your Own Bed

Sleep is important to you and your group. I strongly advise against any activities prior to 1PM the next day. The less planned, the better. Also, if your group has decent funds (i.e an extra $50-100), try to book double occupancy. When you are in bed hungover you will be glad to have your own bed, unless you prefer to get “dutch ovened”.

Stash the Room with Hangover Supplies BEFORE Going Out

All reason and logic goes out the window when you are drunk (luckily for my sex life this applies to women too), therefore stock the room with all the hangover aids and essentials (tons of water/Gatorade/coconut water, B vitamins, Tylenol, etc.) before going out. Or if you prefer, we can do it for you with our Rider Services.

Posted on: 03 Jan 2013
Posted by: Oren
Best Day Drinking Destinations in Montreal: Hotel de la Montagne(NOW CLOSED)

This is the official roadmap to help guide you on your quest to get the most out of day drinking during the course of your bachelor party in Montreal.

If you’re in the kind of group that doesn’t want to be hassled by daytime activities and would rather focus on getting mangled during the day and night, these are the places that will help you achieve those goals.

 Hotel de La Montagne

Hours: Everyday 11:30am-3am
Address: 1430 Rue de la Montagne

 
pictureHotel de la Montagne is the reigning champion of rooftop pools in Montreal. How did it achieve this illustrious status? Because it’s the only rooftop pool in Montreal!

Upon entering the hotel, you should feel as though you’ve been transported back to 80’s. Everything is dark, dated and faux-marble. Skip looking around and head right for the elevator. Although the hotel is terrible, you aren’t staying there, so who cares. There is no cover, no doorman, and no line-up unless you get caught in the elevator line.

pictureUpon arriving at the 20th floor, you’ll enter the “Terrace Magnetique” – a split level set of terraces, with a bar and wait staff on both. You’ll want to head to the second floor, where the pool is located. The view from the top of the hotel is stunning. The pool, on the other hand, is a different story. It might be the size of a large SUV. Alas, you didn’t come to the pool to show off your breaststroke, you came here to drink.

pictureThe drinks are standard, the food is all right, and the service is pretty bad. You must be thinking this place doesn’t sound too good. Wrong. There are tons of girls and the vibe is very laid back. More importantly, everyone is in a bikini. You’ll recognize some of the girls as they were probably giving you a lap dance the night before. Very often, our clients pick up a pack of girls then call either Oren or myself to change their night’s reservation size to accommodate their new “friends”.

 Pros: Girls, ‘Pool’, and rooftop terrace
Cons: Outdated, ‘Pool’
Posted on: 03 Jun 2012
Posted by: Rod