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Top 5 Bars and Clubs in Montreal To Pick Up “Friendly” French Canadian Girls

Montreal is famous having a slew of hot spots, some being a little hotter than others. If your goal is to go home with someone to, um, help you cook breakfast in the morning, then you may want to try out one of these spots:

Chez Serge

Chez Serge is your typical sports bar. It’s got drinks in buckets, constant dancing on the bar, and it even has a mechanical bull (which can yield either sexy or hilarious results from a spectators perspective). The whole place reeks of teenage pregnancy.

Apartment 200

This place is a personal favorite that’s been designed to look like a a cool dude’s apartment. Therefore, every night at Apartment 200 is basically a house party, plus as an added bonus there’s a bunch of vintage arcade games. The place is consistently packed with hipsters and french girls who, after a couple of drinks, will be impressed that you remember when NBA Jam came out. Just keep those Jagerbombs coming!

Distillerie

Distillerie is famous for it’s impeccable drink selection. They’re got mixed drinks so big they would make Bill Cosby blush.

Le Saint Sulpice

Not only is this a great bar and a great place to meet girls, but it’s actually a really nice location as well. It’s a huge outdoor garden/terrace that’s ideal on a nice evening. Oh, and it happens to be right next to the biggest university in town. That doesn’t hurt, either. The Thursday nights at Saint Sulpice are legendary for offering cheap beer and even cheaper women. Ordering drinks here will make you feel like you’re back in Thailand, only this time you’ll have showered.

Montreal Planned Parent Hood

Just kidding, French girls keep it, so bag it up!

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Posted on: 09 Feb 2016
Posted by: Tyler Lemco
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
Five Reasons Your Bachelor Party Will Suck

Although a bachelor party usually seems pretty chaotic, there’s actually a lot of work involved in getting the right mix of boos, naked, and shady. We’ve been doing this for years now and believe me when I say I’ve seen it all (some I would rather unsee). Make sure to stay away from these big bachelor party mistakes.

Winging It

This is one of the most common and biggest mistakes one can make on their bachelor party in Montreal. You are going to need a few set plans and solid reservations in place, especially in the spring/summer months. If you don’t fit the profile of what a club is looking for and/or are a large group from out of town, don’t plan on getting in anywhere decent without an in. Even strip clubs in Montreal have huge lines. This is supposed to be a special occasion: why wing it?

Not Staying in the Right Location

Montreal is a big city: if you don’t stay in the right area, you’ll spend your whole weekend in cabs. Beyond that, some hotels are a lot friendlier to a big group of drunk guys than others. You want a hotel that will put up with your nonsense and give you the great service you’re looking for. Located around key entertainment districts, these are the hotels where you’re going to want to stay.

Not Doing In-Room Entertainment

Your bachelor party experience is not only about going out, it’s about the whole experience. There’s a lot more to the weekend. Before stepping out, you’re going to need to eat, pre-drink, and get pumped up for the night. There’s no better way to do that than playing beer pong with a bunch of topless girls. Why not eat sushi off a naked model? Hit two birds with one stone and avoid the downtime waiting for the party to start.

Listening to the Locals

First of all, the locals really know what they are talking about. We know all of the best places, where to go for the best steak, whiskey, whatever you want. That being said, the average local does not know where a big group of guys should go. Most of these places will not be fun for an eight person (or more) bachelor party. Also, most locals don’t frequent strip clubs every weekend. Lastly, the drinking age is a liberal 18 here, which means most people have been going out since age 16. This means that by the time they reach their late 20’s, they are tired of the club scene and will recommend places that aren’t really for bachelor parties. Also, let’s just throw it out there, don’t go to the Old Port. It is not bachelor party friendly. It’s a great place to go on a date, ride a carriage, share some tapas – save it for a trip with your wife.

Partying too Hard on the First Night

I see this all the time. The bachelor party arrives and they go out to a club right away. They have a few hours of fun at a club and then they spend the rest of the weekend in bed. Rookies. Be sure to take advantage of the entire weekend and have as much fun as you can. Connected Montreal will make sure even the downtime will be memorable.

Posted on: 01 Aug 2014
Posted by: Oren
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.

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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
 

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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
 

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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
 

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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
 

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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
 

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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
The Best Montreal Bars for Good Drinks and Better Looking Girls

Some of you have graduated from pounding pitchers at a local dive bar and would prefer a more refined way to have a pre-dinner cocktail. We have already warned you about the dangers of drinking too hard and too fast, so we decided to make a list of the best Montreal bars. These establishments serve a killer drink and are populated with some of the best looking women in the city. Head to these Montreal bars for your bachelor party and start the night off right.

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Baldwin has been a drinking institution for those in the know for years. Always catering to an eclectic mix of young professional types, this place makes a good drink and offers little bites to coat your stomach before a long night out on the town. Baldwin gets packed nightly with a good looking crowd and we like the fact that they offer mini bottles (80z or 16oz) so you’ll be able to pour your own drinks without constantly having to head back to the bar.

Address – 115 Avenue Laurier Ouest

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Located in the heart of the Old Port, Philemon not only caters to a good looking crowd, but they also have a pretty extensive wine and champagne list for any aspiring wine connoisseurs. The layout is slick with big windows that face beautiful Saint Paul Street. They also have a great happy hour (5-7), so if you’re in town during the week we highly recommend you check this place out.

Address – 111 Rue Saint-Paul Est

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Don’t confuse the bar with the restaurant of the same name further south of Saint-Laurent. This is a low key establishment where you won’t find pumping music nor packed crowds. It’s a dimly lit “speak-easy” that has a great selection of beer, sake, and Japanese scotch. They have a food menu for those who want to eat while they drink. This place is recommended to the group that wants a quiet venue where they can drink in peace before the start of the night’s debauchery. This place is suitable for smaller groups.

Address – 4175 Boulevard Saint-Laurent

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This is a bar where you probably won’t enjoy the drinks as they all have a lot of sugar in them (bring an insulin shot), but you will find a lot of girls. Candy Bar is a theme bar and is catered to the plateau crowd (eclectic). You have a good chance of standing out, as there aren’t many bachelor parties in this neck of the woods. This will garner your group some much needed attention that will help in picking up a pack of local French girls.

Address – 1148 Av. Mont Royal E. 

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Furco is the newest bar on our list. Upon walking in, you get the feel that the place is cool, expertly designed with an industrial feel. There is an extensive drink menu and, more importantly, lots of ladies. Remember, none of these bars are “crazy” places, they are merely bars where you can get a quality drink, talk up some ladies, and kick off your bachelor party weekend.

Address – 425 Rue Mayor
Posted on: 10 Jan 2013
Posted by: Rod
The Worst Montreal Nightclubs for a Bachelor Party

The nightlife scene in Montreal changes all the time. What was hot a month ago could no longer be the case. When searching the web for “best clubs in Montreal”, you’ll probably find more dated information than stuff that’s actually relevant. We have people call all the time thinking they know which Montreal nightclubs are the best, usually based on the recommendation of a friend, of a friend who was here a few years back…

We’ve listed the worst Montreal nightclubs for a bachelor party in no particular order, so if you were considering any of these places, you need our help more than you think!

 

**update: in the fairness to the venues and changes in club management we have removed this post**

 

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Posted on: 08 Jan 2013
Posted by: Oren
Top 10 Things NOT to Wear at a Montreal Nightclub

I’m the first to admit that I am not the most stylish guy, nor do I read GQ (unlike someone else that works here). However, I feel compelled to call out these 10 fashion mistakes that are so blatantly obvious, that even I can spot them. Unless you want to be a real douche, it’s important to know what not to wear at a club in Montreal.

10. Sunglasses

pictureIt’s not sunny at night. Montreal nightclubs are not like those in Miami. The fact you can’t see anything with sunglasses on in the dark makes you look like a tool, not cool.  If your friend wears sunglasses to the club I will personally make him take them off or ask him all night where his seeing-eye dog is.

9. Vests

pictureProhibition is over. Unless you are there to refill the water or wipe off bread crumbs from my table DO NOT wear a vest.

#8 Jeans with Flaps over the Pockets

pictureTrue Religion or any other over-the-top jeans with flaps over the pockets are the worst. They are usually accompanied by someone with a spray tan and frosted tips.

7. Unlit Cigars

pictureI’ve seen this a few times. What’s worse is keeping one dangling in your mouth for the night. You can’t smoke inside anywhere in Montreal and you’re not on the cover of Cigar Aficionado. If you want a cigar, go to a cigar lounge.

6. Anything with a Huge Designer Logo on It

pictureDo they pay you to wear that or are you proud of what you found on the sale rack at TJ Max? Gear with big designer logos are beyond lame and reserved for Russian gangsters and Mexican cleaning ladies.

5. Suit and Tie

pictureThis often comes as a shock to some people, but in Montreal a suit is a sign that you’re overdressed. The dress code in Montreal is much more relaxed. If everyone in your group is sporting suits, it’ll look like you came from your local hockey banquet. If you’re a big guy like me, you’ll get hounded every two minutes as to the location of the bathroom.

4. Khakis

pictureUnless you just came from Martha’s Vineyard, do not wear khakis. Our clients from New England, the land that fashion forgot, are most guilty of this. Jeans are allowed and actually preferred everywhere in Montreal. Don’t look like you work at Best Buy.

3. Bedazzled Shirts

pictureMy grandmother also collects Swarovski crystals. This could be the ultimate sign of a douche. Luckily, this trend seems to be dying. Having anything sparkly or shiny on a t-shirt is a criminal offense. You are not cool and you do not fight in an octagon. If you dare wear this out, we will make you turn it inside out, or wear a sweater over it, like a slutty 16 year old girl sent to the principle’s office.

2. Fedoras or Any “Stylish” Hats

pictureOk, now you are just trying too hard. You are either balding or want attention. Unless you’re Chris Angel the hat is doing you an injustice.

1. Bachelor Party Shirts/Outfits

pictureIf you are going to any half decent night club in Montreal, getting a large group of guys is no easy feat. Clubs want to see Large groups of guys as much as they want to see a fire inspector. Don’t make matters worse by wearing those horrible bachelor party shirts that your girlfriend made you. If you want to wear your shirt with “Ice Man”, “The Legend”, or any other unoriginal nicknames on the back, wear them to a bar during the day, not out to the club.

Posted on: 21 Jun 2012
Posted by: Oren
Top 5 Clubs to Pick Up Girls in Montreal

Top 5 Best Clubs in Montreal to Pick Up Girls

Montreal is a city that is world-renowned for its beautiful and “friendly” women. When coming in for a bachelor party, everyone always wants to know where the best clubs are to puck up girls in Montreal. Here at Connected, we’ve compiled a list to help you navigate the various meat markets.

5. Velvet

pictureIf you are into stylish, indie, hipster chicks that are model types and have a taste for champagne then Velvet is your place. Their club is located in the lower bowels of an Old Montreal auberge and the exposed brick and abundant candlelight sets the tone for this dark and sexy dungeon of a club. Nic and DL pack the place from Thursday to Saturday every week with beats provided by an eclectic mix of local and foreign DJs.

4. Rouge

pictureRouge has been the undisputed king of having the best girl to guy ratio anywhere in the city. Having recently been renovated, this two story club only seems to be getting better and better with each passing weekend. It is predominantly a French Canadian crowd, so brush up on some one-liners before hitting the club. Unfortunately it’s one of the toughest doors in town if you are a big group of guys.

3. Buonanotte

pictureBuonanotte has been catering to the city’s elite longer than you’ve been clubbing. Model-type waitresses and slick clientele are the norm. Going to Buonanotte is not like going anywhere else in the city. It has endured as an institution for over 20 years and it always brings out the best that Montreal has to offer. It frequently brings out the celebrities and, because of this distinction, there are usually a gaggle of hot women that follow. Remember, this place might not have the easiest women, but it definitely has the hottest. Getting in is sometime harder than picking up. But you won’t have that problem with us.

2. Pinq Taco

picturePinq Taco is a properly named small club/bar decorated completely in a dark pink on Saint-Laurent. It has two of the most creative minds in the industry cooking up some of Montreal nightlife’s most innovative ideas. Carlo and Joe know how to pack their intimate club with some of the best looking and friendly talent around. They are known to have the best happy hour in town and it doesn’t hurt that they have more Tequila choices then you can dream of. For the voyeur (or the exhibitionist) in you, they have a private booth in their basement that is streamed onto the TVs upstairs for everyone to see. Needless to say, it changed the meaning of the term “must-see TV”.

1. Muzique

pictureMuzique is a club that is about two years old and has recently been hitting its stride. Located on Saint-Laurent boulevard, this two-room club is widely known to have the best industry night in the city. Going there on Sunday night (industry night/ladies night) is a guarantee that you’ll bump into some of the hottest wait staff and French Canadian girls that the city has to offer.

Posted on: 13 Jun 2012
Posted by: Rod
Top 5 Bottles to Order for Bottle Service

Do bottle service the right way! If you are going out to a nightclub in Montreal, bottle service is a must. When the bottle menu arrives, make sure you order the right kind of alcohol for your party. 4 of our top 5 bottles to order on this list are Vodka. Why? Because almost everyone drinks vodka and it mixes with practically anything, and most importantly, girls love it.

5. Patron Tequila

pictureWhile the thought of tequila might instantly bring back memories of a night of regrets, this is not that kind of tequila. Patron is a quality tequila and has gained status in the bar/club scene. Tequila is one of the hottest trends in Montreal nightclubs and Patron leads the way. Order a bottle and the party is sure to get crazy. Girls love tequila shots, and so should you.

4. Crystal Head Vodka

pictureThe nightlife industry is founded on gimmicks and flash. Crystal Head Vodka from Canada is certainly no exception, but we have to admit it’s pretty cool. Vodka that comes in a glass skull is a sure fire way to standout, get attention, and it’s always a good conversation starter with the ladies.

3. Ketel One

pictureThis Dutch vodka brand offers no gimmicks or flashy bottles, but it’s smooth and has a great taste. Often, Ketel One can be cheaper (some times under $200 a bottle) and Ketel One is the vodka-drinker’s vodka. but really, who can really taste the difference between GOOD vodkas?

2. Grey Goose

pictureIt’s the most popular premium vodka out there and it’s the brand that started it all. The brand power and perception that the French vodka producer has built is hard to beat. Their bottles are iconic and it has almost become standard operating procedure to order a Grey Goose when ordering bottles. As the traditional option, ordering Grey Goose will give your table instant class.

1. Belvedere

pictureThis Polish vodka company has been around for ages, but has made a real push into the nightlife scene lately. They offer a great tasting, smooth vodka in a number of large bottles. We love their 3-litre and 6-litre bottles. The 6-litre bottle is MASSIVE and should come with a lifeguard or at least someone to help pour it. Either way, a giant bottle of Belvedere commands attention and it’s a surefire way to guarantee one hell of a night.

Posted on: 13 Jun 2012
Posted by: Oren
The $25,000 Hangover: Montreal Grand Prix Recap

Two Guys, Three Days, $25,000 in Champagne

People always wonder what my job actually entails? They think that I just go out, drink with clients, party, and live the VIP life. This last grand prix weekend I did, in style.

Friday

It all started when two of our perennial Montreal Grand Prix guests rolled into town. These guys work hard and play harder. This year was no exception.

It all started Friday night when we bypassed the 100+ person line-up outside Globe and were escorted by the owner himself to our table. Food, drink, everything is marked up 3-4 times to make sure the supper clubs are weeding out the pretenders and ensuring exclusivity.

We dinned on oysters and lobster (well they did, I am allergic) and our guests ordered a magnum of Cristal which appeared with four of the model-quality staff in tow. A bill creeps from manageable to insane in about 2 Magnums of Cristal. Unfortunately 2 bottles won’t successfully whet the appetites of seemingly all the waitresses at Globe. 14 was the magic number and by the end of the night the restaurant was not only running out of Champagne, but sparklers as well. The rest of the evening was a blur but the first night bar tab came to well over $12,000.

Saturday

pictureI woke up with the worst hangover of my life. Slept all day. The manager of Globe invited us back (obviously) so I called my guests and told them we had the keys to the city. They wanted to return to Globe since it worked out well the first night (from the photos they sent my phone). We rolled into Globe Saturday night like rockstars. We had the premier table in the place, even better than the actual celebrities who were there. The evening was another blur of magnums of Cristal and Dom just with more girls. I wish I could remember the rest.

Sunday

Woke up on death’s door and missed the big race. We were invited to Buonanotte (same owners of Globe) to a private party where many of the race teams and drivers were in attendance. While the champagne was flowing, some clarity ensued, and we kept it to a measly 4 magnums. Our guests had no problems keeping up, ditching me and leaving with some real stunners.

Montreal Grand Prix is always crazy and this was by far the most insane F1 weekend to date…I’m glad it’s over!

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Posted on: 12 Jun 2012
Posted by: Rod