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Where Connoisseurs Need To Go In Montreal

For any true connoisseur of the finer things in life, there are four things that must be savored when traveling to a new city:

  • Food
  • Cigars
  • Coffee
  • Wom…Scotch

 

Welcome to the good life. Here’s where to indulge in Montreal:

Game Meat At Atwater Market

Montreal has several public markets spread out throughout the city that are loaded with local produce, meat, and fish. Walking around the market is an experience by itself with all of the different sights and smells. While there are a few public markets to choose from, we’d recommend heading to Atwater Market. Located right on the Lachine Canal, it is the perfect spot for any of the connoisseurs in your bachelor party group to nerd out. One of the best parts about the market for connoisseurs is that it stocks hard to find game meats such as kangaroo, bison, and ostrich. On the weekend, Atwater is packed with shoppers, but it is worth fighting through the crowds.

Game Meat Montreal

 

Cigars At Casa De Habanos

Casa De Habanos is the place to go for premium, aged cigars. Located right downtown on Sherbrooke Street, Habanos staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and their selection is incredible. You’ll find a wide variety of Cuban cigars, which is always a treat for our American guests. Pair a cigar with some port and you’ll have a great start to the bachelor party weekend.

Montreal Cigars

3rd Wave Coffee Shops

Montreal’s Mile End neighborhood is considered to be one of the trendiest AKA hipster-filled in the world. With a healthy amount of random tattoos, edgy haircuts, and expensive vegan food in this city, you’re bound to find good 3rd wave coffee shops (Whatever that means…) But since you like your artisanal coffee, we’d recommend trying Pikolo or Dispatch. Modeled after an Australian coffee house, Pikolo is centrally located and serves strong coffee that is perfect after a big night out (It pairs nicely with Legs And Eggs.) If you really are a coffee snob, head to the epicenter of all things hipster, Dispatch Coffee. The minimalist shop was designed for the customer to focus on the coffee and not the ambiance. Dispatch is well known among coffee aficionados so don’t be surprised if your coffee roaster buddy sneaks away for an hour or two.

Third Wave Coffee Montreal

Scotch Tasting At Burgundy Lion

If the whole bachelor party is scotch or whisky snobs, head to Burgundy Lion for a private tasting with a resident expert. They’ll walk you through the history behind the booze, where it comes from, and how it is made. They will answer any questions and will happily accommodate any special tasting requests you may have.

We’d be happy to help set you up with a tasting if that is something you’d be interested in. Give us a call (1-877-690-4919) or email us.

Scotch Tasting

 

 

 

Posted on: 01 Aug 2018
Posted by: Grant Simon
Montreal Bachelor Party Review: 26 Guys From Chicago

The Setup

Last week, we had a bachelor party group that came in from Chicago and the average age of the party was 31. They wanted to have a nice dinner, a boozy brunch, some clubbing thrown into the mix, and your traditional strip club visit for their Montreal bachelor party. They didn’t want anything too out of the ordinary, but the only challenge was the group’s size. 26 is a massive bachelor party. Luckily, we have all of the contacts necessary to pull off accommodating such a large group.

Montreal Bachelor Party

Soubois

The Plan

The guys originally wanted to tackle their accommodation situation on their own, but we they finally saw the light when we had an opening for them at our 3430 Sainte Famille property. (Click here to see the house brochure.) Here’s a breakdown of their weekend:

-Our (Gold) standard services: host, no cover, no waiting in lines, no tipping for entry, itinerary, no reservations, suggested beer/ activities tour
-House built specifically for bachelor parties in the perfect location. 4 floors, 5 bedrooms, and 4,500 square feet to get crazy
-Supper Club
-Brunch
-Strip Club Visit, 3 Bottles Total
-VIP Table Both Nights, 8 Bottles Total
-5 Party Girls To Break Up The Sausage Fest
Montreal Bachelor Party

3430 Sainte Famille

Execution

When dealing with such a large group, timing is key. We wanted to make sure the guys had enough free time to not feel like they were on a 8th grade field trip, but enough going on to occupy their time. This way no one in the group will burnout and miss an event or two because they are nursing a wicked hangover from the night before.

Two weeks before the arrival of the bachelor party, we sent over a tentative itinerary that laid out exactly how they weekend would look. We fine tuned some of their itinerary and locked everything down the week of their arrival.

Bachelor Party Montreal

La Voute

 Recap

I don’t want to get the guys in trouble with their significant other, but what I can say is that the weekend was a great time and went off without any hiccups. Everyone still has their job. No one went to jail. The guys already are planning a boy’s weekend next year…Only difference is they want a lesbian show next time they roll through town. Well played.

 

Posted on: 20 Jul 2018
Posted by: Grant Simon
Why Getting Party Girls Is The Best Decision You’ll Make All Weekend

You’re a bachelor party. That means you are a big group of guys (AKA a big ol’ sausage fest). In any city, especially one in a foreign country where you might not even speak the language, it’s important to have local, hot girls partying with you to balance out the ratio. It makes the bachelor party weekend that much more fun and prevents a situation where you and your boys are at the club, staring at each other. Here’s why getting party girls is the best decision you’ll make all weekend:

Status

When you roll up to the club with a bunch of guys and no girls, your group looks lame. Throw some party girls into the mix and all of sudden, your group looks way more approachable to other girls. Our party girls are model hot and some of the best looking in the city. It’ll be no surprise when the whole club starts to gravitate towards your table when you are out with our party girls. The rest of the night is in your hands.

Party Girls Connected Montreal

Party Starters

In the bachelor party, there may be some guys you have never met before or who don’t want to party for whatever reason. Party girls are a great way to break the ice and get the party started (Throw in some booze and you have a great night ahead of you.) A great way to kick off your weekend is with a college girl pub crawl. These local, hot, and impressionable girls with low GPAs and lower aspirations will take you and your crew around to different bars and get you very drunk. Some might call it shenanigans, we call it bonding. It’s a simple formula, but it works every time.

Party Girls Connected Montreal

Breaks Up The Sausage Fest

Bachelor parties, by their very nature, are one big sausage fest. Party girls add some flavor into the bachelor party and keep the party going. We handpicked these girls because they are hot, but also since they can talk about other things than how many Instagram followers they have. Yeah they may drink all of your booze, but that’s the point. You’re in Montreal to drop money on booze and boobs.

Start planning your bachelor party today!    

Posted on: 11 Jul 2018
Posted by: Grant Simon
Best Pool / Day Parties In Montreal

We get calls all of the time from guys asking what there is to do during the day in Montreal. Although our title might suggest Montreal has a vibrant pool/day party scene, we have some good and bad news concerning this. The bad news is unlike Vegas there really is no pool/ day parties in Montreal. The good news is you won’t have to stare at drunk roided’ out muscle heads all afternoon while trying to use your 10th grade French to pick up girls. Fortunately, Montreal has some cooler daytime activities ranging from girlfriend/ wife approved to fast pass to divorce.

We never recommend to stack the day with too many activities (One daytime activity at most). It’s one of the biggest bachelor party mistakes you can make. Here are the best Montreal daytime options:

Tamer Daytime Options

Axe Throwing

Canada is the real OG of axe throwing. Created by bored lumberjackers, axe throwing somehow became a popular bachelor party activity. A little competition always makes the bachelor party more fun.

White Water Rafting

What better to wake up from a wild night and a pounding headache than getting your adrenaline pumping by rafting in the Lachine Rapids. Your crew will hate you for making them roll out of bed early, but you’ll feel refreshed after getting soaked. By the time you’re done, it’s time to grab drinks at the next recommended spot.

Drinks At Terrace Bonsecours

After all of that physical exercise, it’s time to work out your liver in the Old Port. Head to Terrace Bonsecours, one of the best day drinking spots in Montreal. You’ll find plenty of hot, friendly French-Canadian girls to hang out with while you pre-game the night and have a great view of Montreal’s skyline.

Montreal Pool Parties

More Memorable Daytime Options

Bloody Mary Bar

Why have a hangover when you can chase the hair of the dog? Start your morning (or end your night) with a Bloody Mary bar and be served by two topless strippers. Add in some party girls to make sure you guys don’t just stand around and stare at each other. It’s sure to be a liquid breakfast the bachelor will never forget.

College Girl Pub Crawl

Be led around by two (or more) local, college hotties with low GPAs and lower aspirations to various bars. Don’t waste your time searching for cool hipster places you don’t care about. We can tailor the pub crawl however you would like. Just let us know how sloppy you are trying to get.

Ultimate Daytime Saturday Itinerary

To make your bachelor party as epic as possible, we’ve put together an Ultimate Daytime Saturday itinerary that combines some of the best Montreal bachelor party activities.

10 AM: Set The Tone

Start the morning right! Wake up to a Bloody Mary Bar with as many topless strippers and waiters as your heart desires and your eyes can handle. Mornings will never be the same again.

Montreal Day Party

12 PM: Keep The Buzz Going

Once the buzz starts wearing off from the Bloody Mary Bar, keep the day partying going by going on a pub crawl with two or more hot college girls. They’re hand picked for their great assets.

3 PM: Montreal Delicacy

If you come to Montreal, you have to try smoked meat. Don’t even bother going on a Saturday because the line can be up to two hours long. Skip the line and get Schwartz’s catered to your place to line your stomach for the night ahead. Throw in a midget or topless waitress to the mix to take it to the next level.

5 PM: The Jaw Dropper

Have two hot, local girls come over and deliver a private show of a lifetime . Even the hardest to impress guy in the group will be completely silent and the bachelor may even reconsider his upcoming marriage. We consider that a successful show.

Pool Party Montreal

6 PM: Havana’s Finest  

Head to Montreal’s best cigar lounge, Stogies, to smoke some hard to find Cuban cigars while sipping on premium Scotch. You’ll immediately feel the chest hair sprouting.

8PM: The Last Supper

Down the street from Stogies is one of Montreal’s best supper clubs, Sousbois. Close out your extended afternoon and start the night with a great menu and more drinks. You can write the rest of the story from here…

 

   

 

Posted on: 21 Jun 2018
Posted by: Grant Simon
Montreal Bachelor Party Review: Last Minute 17 Guys From Boston

The Setup

Last week we got a call from a group of 17 guys from Boston that were coming in last minute. The average age of the group was 29 years old. Most of the group had attended another bachelor party a few months earlier, while for some they were popping their bachelor party cherry. Little did they know, Montreal bachelor parties are unique. The group, however, was ready to make this bachelor party epic and were down to get as many strippers, midgets, bottles, and party girls as necessary to make the bachelor party memorable (Something we always love to hear.) There was one big problem though. The group didn’t read any of our tips on where to stay in Montreal (AKA Don’t stay anywhere not named Montreal) and booked an Airbnb 30 minutes away in Brossard. ‘UGE MISTAKE.

Montreal Bachelor Party Review

 

The Plan  

The guys still wanted to stay at the house in Brossard despite us telling them that would ruin the bachelor party. They soon realized their mistake. When they arrived at the Airbnb, they found out that the place was not theirs as advertised, but the host and his family were staying upstairs. The guys immediately called us and last minute we were able to find them a place to stay. They immediately took an Uber back to civilization and never looked back (If we could only tell you what the house cleaners saw..). Here’s what they booked:

-Our (Gold) standard services: host, no cover, no waiting in lines, no tipping for entry, itinerary, no reservations

-House built specifically for bachelor parties in the perfect location. 4 floors, 5 bedrooms, and 4,500 square feet to get crazy

-4 hot, young, impressionable party girls to prevent the ultimate sausage fest

-Bloody Mary Bar

-Girl On Girl Show

-Midget to add to the fun

-VIP Table both nights, 14 bottles total

-Strip Club VIP one night, 3 bottles total

Montreal Bachelor Party Review

Execution

It was pretty crazy getting everything together the same week, but we made it happen. 17 guys is a pretty big group and what club wants to have a giant group of guys show up? None, but more bottles is always the solution. These guys wanted to get rowdy and they got 7 bottles each night. In terms of an itinerary, we try try not to put a lot of events in the same day and we like to spread things out throughout the weekend. For example, we made sure the Blood Mary Bar was towards the end of the weekend to wake the guys up a bit and we even kept it a secret from the bachelor. The guys originally didn’t have a girl on girl show booked, but they soon let their sleazy senses get to them and realized they needed something to make the bachelor party even more memorable.

Montreal Bachelor Party Bottles

Recap

Overall, the bachelor party went off without a problem and the guys had a blast. While we can’t get into details, the guys thanked us for saving them from almost making a massive mistake and told us they are already trying to make any excuse to their girlfriends and wives to come back.  

 

Posted on: 18 Jun 2018
Posted by: Grant Simon
4 Reasons To Stay At A Connected Montreal House

Whether you realize or not, where you stay makes a big difference in making your bachelor party epic. You’ll be spending more time at your house than you initially realize. It’s where you and your crew will meet, recover, and pregame nights out. You’ll want to make sure where you stay is well located and has all of the amenities you need to make your bachelor party weekend memorable. Luckily for you, we have houses that were specifically designed to host bachelor parties. Here are 4 reasons to stay with Connected Montreal:

Location

There’s a joke in Montreal that says you’re always 10 minutes from downtown. Everyone knows that’s not true, especially in summer, due to construction, road closures, and tourists.  We know all of the best spots in Montreal when it comes to clubs and restaurants. All of our houses are either within walking distance or a short Uber ride away from all of the action. You’re in Montreal only for a weekend so you want to maximize your fun and might as well save time and money in the process. Whatever you do, don’t ruin your bachelor party before it even starts by staying off the island

Reasons To Stay Connected Montreal House

Amenities

We know exactly what works and doesn’t work in bachelor party rental houses so we made sure our houses have it all. From pool tables to patio space to 65 inch flat screen TVs, we have everything your bachelor party needs to relax or get crazy. There’s no better way to recap the night before than playing a game of pool with a cold one. Little hard to do at the Holiday Inn Express.

4 Reasons To Stay Connected Montreal

Space

No matter the size of your bachelor party, it’s important to have space. Our houses were built with this mind. They each sleep at least 15 guys and have large, open living rooms for everyone to hangout in. There’s no way you can do this in a hotel where you might have to bunk up with another guy. Also, I’ve never met any girl that’s excited at the possibility of going to some no name motel in the South Shore. Mention the address of one of our houses and most girls already know them because they’ve been. Choose wisely.

4 Reasons To Stay Connected MontrealPrivacy

When you have a bachelor party, it’s important to make it unforgettable. One of our in house shows does the trick. Whether it’s topless beer pong, briskets and breasts, or a lesbian show, we still have yet to have one disappointed customer. All of this can take place in the privacy and comfort of one of our houses. No better way to start a night than boobies and booze.

Check out our house brochures below:

House 1

House 2

House 3

 

 

Posted on: 06 Jun 2018
Posted by: Grant Simon
The Worst Value For Your Bachelor Party In Montreal

There are things you can do to enhance your bachelor party…or make it awful. We’ve been planning bachelor parties for far too long so we know what works and what doesn’t. Following up on our post about the best value for your bachelor party, here is the WORST value for your bachelor party in Montreal.

Stack The Day Too Heavy

You guys are a bachelor party, not a school group. There is no reason to plan out every second of the day especially if you go out the night before. You should leave most of your day unplanned. Don’t fill your day with activities that will drain you and leave you tired before going out at night. At most, do one daytime activity such as axe throwing or white water rafting. You’ll thank us later.

Worst Value Bachelor Party

Limos

Limos might have been cool for your senior prom, but not now. Montreal is pretty small and if you stay here, you’ll be set. All of the best bars, clubs, and restaurants will be within walking distance. If, for some reason, you need to go somewhere further, pile everyone into an Uber. Welcome to the 21st Century.

Worst Value Bachelor Party

Not Getting Bottle Service   

If you’re not getting bottle service, you might as well not go clubbing. Not getting bottle service is one of the biggest mistakes you can make for your bachelor party.  No matter the size of your bachelor party, having a table is essential. Unlike most cities (Looking at you, Vegas), getting bottle service in Montreal is cost effective. If you don’t get bottle service, you’ll have to fight with everyone else to get to the bar, wait for a drink, and lose your group. Beyond cost, getting bottle service allows for your group to be seen and have a piece of prime real estate in the club. Don’t be an idiot, get bottle service (LINK TO PACKAGES).

Bottle Value Bachelor Party

Going To Schwartz’s

Trying smoked meat in Montreal is a must, but standing in line for 2 hours is a terrible waste of time. There is always a massive line at Schwartz’s and cramming 10 guys in there is nearly impossible. The better option is to get Brisket and Breasts, where you get Schwartz’s smoked meat delivered straight to you piping hot served fresh by topless girls. We have yet to have a disappointed customer.

Schwartz's Worst Value Bachelor Party

 

Posted on: 30 May 2018
Posted by: Grant Simon
How To Budget For A Bachelor Party

There’s nothing that can end friendships faster than an argument about money. Throw a bachelor party, a few other guys into the mix, and you have a real life Titanic on your hands. When you’re the guy in charge of planning and hounding the group for money, chances are you don’t know everyone in the group. It’s important to follow these three rules when budgeting for a bachelor party so you don’t end up being hated by the group:

How To Budget Bachelor Party

Be A Dictator

We’re not making a political statement here, but dictators know how to make things happen. When you’re the one planning the bachelor party, you’re in control. It’s important to make sure the group’s interests are taken care of while looking out for your own. The beauty of this is you can sell the group on things you want while saying it’s for the good of the group. For example, you want a girl on girl show and you can take the angle that it will make the bachelor party more memorable. See how to do this? Get what you want, be a dictator.

How To Budget Bachelor Party

Too Many Cooks In The Kitchen

Everyone has their own idea about what they want to see and do. Not enough bottles, too many shows, Matt’s girlfriend won’t let him come if you go to a strip club…Everyone has an opinion. If everyone in the group has input on every decision, nothing will get planned.

You’re the groomsman for a reason. The best way to get around this hassle is to not listen to the haters and don’t ask what people want. Instead, give them a predicted budget and itinerary for them to understand what the weekend is going to look like. You’ll be happy you did, that’s all that matters.

How To Budget Bachelor Party

Initial Deposit

No one wants to be that guy hounding other guys, some you might not even know, for money during the bachelor party. It’s best to get an initial deposit from everyone before the weekend starts so you won’t be on the hook for most of the bill. Remember, Venmo is your friend…Repeat… Venmo is your best friend.

 

 

Posted on: 28 May 2018
Posted by: Grant Simon
Response To Travel+Leisure’s Montreal Bachelor Party Guide

In our 12 years of being THE bachelor party planning experts in Montreal, this actually has to be THE worst Montreal bachelor party guide we’ve seen. Slow clap for Travel+Leisure.

According to Travel+Leisure’s Montreal bachelor party guide, a bachelor party cares about “cobblestone streets” or “Gothic-Revival Basilica”. I’m willing to bet money that no bachelor party has ever stopped to notice the church’s architecture after stumbling out of Bord’elle at 3AM.

Of course, you want to see some of the cultural highlights of the city, but for most of you that’s only cover up for what you ACTUALLY did over the weekend. In fact, we now sell group pictures of you and your crew with a Photoshopped backdrop of Mont Royal or the Biodome. As we say, we take care of EVERYTHING and ANYTHING that involves the bachelor party.

Here’s why Travel+Lesiure’s Montreal Bachelor Party guide is setting you up for disaster:

Hotel St. James

This a bachelor party weekend, not a “relaxing” getaway with your future ex-wife. Stay in a hotel or better yet one of our houses that are perfectly suited for your bachelor party. The St. James is one of the fanciest hotels in the city. There’s usually more Maybachs parked outside than Jay-Z’s mansion. The place is also quite dated inside. More of a place your parents or grandparents would enjoy. We guarantee that no one in your bachelor party cares about the “Old World elegance” or “19th century details” of the rooms. Why waste your money on architecture when you can get a much better local perspective from our hot party girls?

Montreal Bachelor Party Guide

La Distillerie

We’ll give it to La Distillerie. Their drinks are pretty good, but the narrow layout of the bar and high chairs make it a terrible place to grab drinks for a bachelor party. It’s better to be able to spread out and not worry about knocking anyone out when you push back from your chair to inevitably break the seal. Also, in a city with world class restaurants munching on popcorn and beef jerky is like drinking Natty Ice (or PBR for the hipster writer) at the Catalina Wine Mixer.

Montreal Bachelor Party Guide 

 

Stereo Nightclub

Unless you are rolling your face off or enjoy being sober (Said no bachelor party ever)… There is absolutely no reason to go to Stereo, bachelor party or not. The fact that there are no strip clubs or even decent clubs on their list is a disgrace, but then again they probably don’t want to rock the boat and lose advertisers (We lost all of ours a decade ago)

Montreal bachelor party guide

 

Don’t listen to some hipster from New York that Googled places to stay, eat, and drink at in Montreal. Hey hipster have you ever been to Montreal? We invite you and your crew to a REAL bachelor party weekend so you can leave Williamsburg behind for a bit while sipping on a vegan teenager’s breast milk latte and update your guide.

Posted on: 25 May 2018
Posted by: Grant Simon
Strategies For A Large Bachelor Party

If you are coming to Montreal and you are 10 or more guys, you are considered a large bachelor party. Everyone has different ideas about what they want to see and do. It is easy to see how the weekend can get messy for all the wrong reasons. Here are four proven strategies for a large bachelor party:

Decide On A Budget

In every large bachelor party group, there are always some guys who want to blow the budget out and some who are too cheap to even get a $15 lap dance at Chez Paree (In Canadian dollars might we add…Consider leaving these guys at home.). You want to find that sweet spot that makes the entire group happy.

Leave variable things such as meals and lap dances to guy’s own discretion. However, we recommend pre-paying your big ticket items such as bottles and strippers so they are already accounted for in the budget. If you don’t, you’ll be the guy on the hook for the bill and become a buzzkill trying to hunt everyone down for money. To make matters worse, you might not know everyone in the bachelor party group. There’s nothing more awkward than sending a Venmo request to some random guy before the weekend has even started…and they still haven’t paid you once the bachelor party weekend is over. Follow our advice, pre-pay, and it’ll be smooth sailing.

If you can’t agree on a budget, you could always invite that creepy rich friend pictured below that no one has talked to in years and have him cover your costs.

Strategies For A Large Bachelor Party

One Daytime Activity, If Any

Going anywhere is going to be a pain with 10 guys especially if you’re still feeling the night before (Legs and Eggs can change all of that though.) If you insist on doing a daytime activity such as axe throwing or jet boating, choose one. Otherwise, leave the day unplanned, walk around the city, and get ready for the next night with topless beer pong, for example. Boobies over boats.

Large Bachelor Party Strategies

 

Pace Your Drinking

We know your excited. You haven’t seen your buddies in a while and you’re ready to start pounding shots of Jameson at 11 AM. Easy there…Great when you were in college, but not so great years later on a bachelor party. Slow and steady is the best way to approach your drinking for the weekend. No one wants to be that guy your whole group has to throw in a cab because you passed out in a stripper’s lap. It’s a marathon, not a sprint, unless you sprint your marathons.

Stack The Deck In Your Favor

Trying to get into a club with 15 guys with no girls, who don’t speak French, and may not have the right clothes, is a hail mary. Don’t even try it…or you’ll end up calling us Saturday morning for help. It’s simple. To get into a club, you’ll have to bring girls. Luckily, we have young, hot, and impressionable party girls for your group to party with. You’re welcome.

Strategies For Large Bachelor Party

Whatever you do, definitely don’t make these bachelor party mistakes.       

Posted on: 23 May 2018
Posted by: Grant Simon