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3 Ways To Make The Bachelor Party More Memorable

Bachelor parties are suppose to be extravagant and ridiculous. In the Connected Montreal R & D lab, we are always coming up with new ideas to take the bachelor party to the next level. We know what works…and what doesn’t work (Staying anywhere other than the island of Montreal for example.) Here are 3 tried-and-true ways to make the bachelor party more memorable:

Girl On Girl Show

Sometimes in the bachelor party, there are guys you may not know from other parts of the bachelor’s life. There is nothing that breaks the ice like two girls (or more…) enjoying each other’s company in the privacy of your hotel room or house. We’re sure that after this bonding experience, you’ll be fast friends. We’ve even seen the most hard to impress New Yorkers have their jaws on the ground after a girl on girl show. Take the experience up a notch and have the girls do a show in a cigar lounge. Not bad scenery to enjoy while smoking a Hoyo de Monterrey.

Memorable Bachelor Party

Naked Sushi

Nyotaimori, also known as naked sushi for those that speak English, is a one of a kind experience. You’ll have an expert sushi chef create delicious rolls and sashimi on a hot, handpicked model for the whole bachelor party to enjoy. It’s a great way to start the night before you head to the strip club or have a big night out. It’s something you and the boys will be talking about long after you leave Montreal.

Memorable Bachelor Party 3

Midget

Throwing a midget into the mix is certainly not for everyone, but there’s nothing that gets the party started like a little guy in a tuxedo. He’ll pour you drinks, scour the club for hot girls, and add a nice little (pun intended) touch to the bachelor party. Remember that midgets are in short supply so if you break, you buy.

Montreal Bachelor Party Midget

 

Posted on: 08 Aug 2018
Posted by: Grant Simon
Do’s And Don’ts When It Comes To Montreal Strippers

Ahh Montreal strippers…Some of the city’s best ASSets. All joking aside, adding strippers to your bachelor party is downright necessary and is fun for the whole group. However, there are some do’s and don’t when it comes to navigating the strip club and strippers shows. Here’s 6 do’s and don’t when it comes to Montreal strippers:

Strip Clubs:

Strippers MTL

DO Pre-Pay Your Dances

We see the same story every weekend. Some guy goes to the strip club, falls in love with a particular stripper, and keeps getting lap dances from her. Eventually, he’ll have to make an ol’ fashioned walk of shame to the ATM machine. It’s okay we’ve all been there…So let us save you. If you get a lap dance, pre-pay your dance. When the song is over, you get up and leave. This leads us to…

DON’T Tip…A Lot

Montreal strippers do plenty fine without your tips so don’t think you’re helping them pay their car loan by slipping them a $100 bill. They may huff and puff that you didn’t tip them, but who cares. Sure, if she does a handstand on your lap, give her five bucks, but nothing more. Just like your stock portfolio, it’s important to diversify the girls you get lap dances from.

DO Make Up A Funny Backstory

Have you ever wanted to be a deodorant tester (Real job, look it up)? Now you can be! The best part about the strip club is that no one is telling the truth. Join in on the fun and make up your own crazy backstory. Bonus points if you and the boys can keep the act up the whole night.

DON’T Believe Strippers

This one goes without saying, but we’ll mention it anyway. Don’t believe a word (one single word) of what strippers tell you. They’ve mastered their fake story and can tell it to you with a perfect poker face. It’s all part of the fun of a strip club.

Stripper Shows:

Montreal Strippers

DO Book More Than You Think

If you experience one of our strippers shows, you’ll wish you had more on the weekend itinerary. The girls are hot, fun, and the best part is that you get to enjoy the show in the privacy of your own house or hotel room. We recommend at least one show, but getting two is the perfect sweet spot. Personally we recommend a girl on girl show and legs and eggs brunch the next morning to really take the bachelor party to the next level.

DON’T Do Late Night Shows

As your Mom once told you, “Nothing good happens after midnight.” In one way she was right. Never get late night stripper shows because neither party is fresh and full of energy. The girls will probably give a lackluster show while you and your crew will probably be exhausted from the day’s festivities. Right before dinner or hitting the clubs is a great place to throw in some topless beer pong to get the night started.

Posted on: 03 Aug 2018
Posted by: Grant Simon
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
Why August Is The Best Month For A Bachelor Party In Montreal

While there is no bad time to have a bachelor party during the summer in Montreal, in our opinion though, August is the best month to come to Montreal. It’s the tail end of summer so the city is not as packed like June and July. There are tons of cool festivals happening every weekend during the month and last, but not least, local universities are back in session. I wonder what that means…

Osheaga

The first weekend of August (August 3-5) is Osheaga, the biggest music festival in Canada. It takes place only a 10 minute Uber ride away at Jean-Drapeau Park. It always brings in big artists and this year is no exception. It also attracts big crowds from all over North America and the world. Many festival goers go out after so clubs are packed this weekend, but we’ll make sure you’re partying with all the big names since we know what clubs they go to and can get you in. Just like Grand Prix Weekend, it brings in incredibly hot girls from all over.

Osheaga Bachelor Party

Île Soniq

Taking place the weekend after Osheaga (August 9-11), Île Soniq is not as popular, but just as fun. It’s crowd is a little different than Osheaga since the festival is more geared towards EDM fans, but usually some of the DJs that played the festival, DJ the clubs at night. We’ll walk you right into these hard to get into spots this weekend and make sure you see a big name DJ if that is your thing.

Montreal Ile Soniq

Tam-Tams

If hanging out and being surrounded by people on copious amount of drugs sounds like somewhere you want to be, then this is your scene. Taking place every Sunday, Tam-Tams is a good place to soak in the sun and sweat out your hangover after brunch.

Montreal Bachelor Party August

PoutineFest

When visiting Montreal, you have to try poutine. PoutineFest has you covered. Taking place in the Old Port from July 31st to August 5th, PoutineFest brings out the best poutine from around the city and country. From foie gras to macaroni to duck poutine, the fest has it all. Grab a few drinks, some poutine, and you got yourself a great afternoon.

Poutine Fest Montreal

College Girls

Finally, hot college girls come back to Montreal with the start of the school year around the corner. Most have nothing to do so you’ll find plenty of them when you go out. Friendly French-Canadian girls are one of Montreal’s best assets.

Posted on: 18 Jul 2018
Posted by: Grant Simon
Puff, Puff, Pass: Everything You Need To Know About Weed Legalization In Montreal

Unless you’re one of those weirdos that’s swore off news and gets foreskin facials (I’m not kidding, it’s a real thing…look it up), you’ve probably heard that Canada has passed Bill C-45 and legalized weed. That includes all possession, distribution, and consumption of weed. Canada is now the second country in the world after Uruguay to come to their senses and let everyone get high…legally. One more excuse to get a hall pass and get some grass and ass in Montreal. Besides making Montreal even more heavenly, what does this mean for your Montreal bachelor party? We’ve gone ahead and answered some questions you might have about weed legalization in Montreal.

Can I smoke a joint in public right now?

No, the law will go into effect around early September 2018. Montreal, however, is extremely liberal and you can usually smell the “roses” near any park in the city.

Where will I be able to smoke weed when it becomes legal?

You’ll be able to smoke weed anywhere you can smoke a cig. It’ll make Tam-Tams that much more enjoyable. Outdoor patios? No. Outside the strip club? Encouraged.

Weed Legalization Montreal

How much weed can I carry around?

You can’t walk around like it’s a Snoop Dogg video with pounds of chronic, but you’ll be able to legally carry 30 grams of dried bud.

Is there an age requirement to smoke weed?

You have to be at least 18 to buy and smoke weed. Some provinces are debating to have the minimum age set at 19, but here in Montreal it will be 18. Every member in your bachelor party group will be able to light up.

Where will I be able to buy weed in Montreal?

Just like you can only buy liquor at an “SAQ” (Québec Liquor Store), Québec will control the distribution of weed. The stores will be called SQC (Québec Cannabis Store is a rough French translation for those that actually care.) For all the true lazy stoners out there, you can also have it delivered to you via Canada Post. Doobies and boobies anyone?

SQC Legal Weed Montreal

How much will weed cost in Montreal?

The government said prices will match black market prices so you’ll buy from them (duh!) It’s hard to know exact prices so we’ll see in September.

Posted on: 20 Jun 2018
Posted by: Grant Simon
Strategies For A Small Bachelor Party

If you are less than 10 guys, you are considered a small bachelor party group (We always say that 5-8 guys is the sweet spot for a bachelor party). There are definitely some pros and cons to a smaller group. On one hand, with a small bachelor party group, you have more options and it’s easier to decide on what you want to do and see. On the other hand, you’re always dealing with different ideas and opinions of what the bachelor party should look like. That’s why we’ve come up with three proven strategies for a successful small bachelor party group:

Get A Bigger House Than Expected

It’s funny how with a big bachelor party group, no one cares if they sleep on the couch. However, when you are with a small bachelor party group, everyone expects their own beds and rooms. It’s important to make the whole group happy because one guy can bring the fun to a halt by complaining all weekend. It’s best to get a bigger house than expected (such as our purpose built houses) so everyone has room to spread out and no one will moan about bunking up with B.O Bob.

Strategies Small Bachelor Party

One Daytime Activity

It doesn’t matter if you are a big or small bachelor party group, you should only plan one daytime activity at most. You came to Montreal for a vacation, not to be held down by a schedule. We suggest leaving most of the day unplanned so you can walk around and see the city. It’s the perfect cover up story for when you return home to the girlfriend or wife.

Small Bachelor Party Strategies

Supper Club

You’re a bachelor party so you are definitely going to head out and see what trouble you can get into. You are also going to want to experience some of the amazing food Montreal has to offer. A supper club offers the best of both worlds. Supper clubs like Sousbois are the perfect place for your group to start the night. It’s a great place to catch up and bond with everyone before they turn down the lights and the night gets crazy. Throw in some party girls and you’ll have yourself one epic night on your hands.

Small Bachelor Party Strategies

Posted on: 14 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 Best Strip Clubs In Montreal

There are a few must trys here in Montreal. Poutine, axe throwing, and French-Canadian girls make the list, but heading to a strip club in Montreal should be the first place you visit for your Montreal bachelor party. You’re doing everything wrong if you don’t at least stop by a strip club for a few drinks or a bottle at some point during the weekend to take in the scenery. Why waste your time chasing regular girls around when the strip clubs are full contact and the strippers are already naked? Here are the best strip clubs in Montreal:

Kamasutra

If you are used to giant warehouse strip clubs then Kamasutra might seem a bit more “intimate”. This hidden gem is found on a side street off of Saint Laurent. It’s known for its hot, friendly girls and cheap $4 shots. Kamasutra is a bit classier (If you can even say that about a strip club) since they are only open at night and don’t subject anyone to dayshifters. Lesbian dances are available for $40, but you’re better off getting a private girl on girl show  in the comfort of your own place.

Strip Clubs MTL

Club Downtown

Located in the heart of downtown on the bustling St. Catherine Street, Club Downtown is easy to walk past if you’re a few drinks in and is most likely not the first strip club you think of. Despite its low key appearance, Downtown always delivers. It’s cheap $10 lap dances definitely play a big part in that. Just like party girls, you can’t just get one.

Strip Clubs Montreal

Chez Parée

We saved the best for last. We’ve spent many a drunk night getting one too many lap dances in Chez Parée. A long time favorite of visiting NHL players, Chez Parée has been a quality strip club for over 10 years now and plays host to some of the hottest strippers in Montreal. If you only have time to hit up one strip club, you have to pay a visit to Chez Parée. You’ll be impressed with the quality of the girls and even Vegas can’t beat $15 full contact lap dances.

Best Strip Clubs Montreal

 

Posted on: 04 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