1.877.690.4919
9am-10pm (EST)

Tag Archives: connected montreal

Day 2: Indica, Is That You?

Aftermath Of Day 1

Indica Montreal

I woke up from my foray into legal pot fully refreshed (and 3.3 lbs heavier according to the scale). Given the duration and intensity of my experience, it’s remarkable there was no hangover or adverse side effects (Aside from intense munchies). Anyone who has drank all night or taken some extracurriculars for the same duration would feel considerably worse (allegedly) the next day.

While the day before was an “L” in my overall cannabis experience. I was determined to press on in the name of science. I learned from my first experience. First thing I did was hop back on the SQDC website and look at what I had actually taken yesterday and what would be my next choice for my rigorous sampling method. I learned a few new things:

 

  1. Oils/Spray are not to be taken lightly.
  2. Read the fuckin’ dosage: While the other day I broke down the Strain VS THC Vs Type I overlooked that for each specific product there is a percentage of Cannabinoids, THC and CBD in each dose. On closer inspection, The Solei Renouer spray had a whopping 25mg dose per spray(2-3x more than any other spay on the site). I also took 2 sprays/doses. Various sites say to start with around 5mg for novices.  I’m not an MIT alum, but I’m pretty sure I took 10 times more than the recommended dose
  3. The site lists the overall strength. Under the strain type icon on the site, there are 1-3 little dashes to indicate the strength. You’d think a government agency would err on the side of caution with the strength levels. However, yesterday’s sample, was at a full 3 dashes (the highest) rating of “strong” . They should also use something less design forward then simple dashes. It would be better if they used a pictogram of someone getting knocked out or a coma patient .                                                                                                                                                                                With my new life lessons at hand, it was time to pick up my next product to sample. I wasn’t going to tuck my tail between my legs and go for the familiar bud. Like ol’ GW, I was going to prove to my dad that I wasn’t a pussy, and I decided to go straight back for the oil. Just this time hopefully a bit wiser.

 

Test 2:  Aurora – Capsules

Type: Oil (in capsules)

Species: Indica

Cannabinoids: 10% THC and 0% CBD per dose/pill).

# of little dashes : 2 out of 3   (medium)

 

Indica

Description:

This Indica strain, in capsule form, has a medium THC content and contains no CBD. It may cause a feeling of physical heaviness, giving the impression of being calm and relaxed. It may even cause drowsiness. This product does not have a distinctive aroma. CAUTION! The effects may take up to two or three hours to appear. We strongly recommend beginning with one low-dose capsule and waiting up to several hours before taking more, if desired.

I was proceeding with caution this time. It was 5pm and I was back home from the office and wanted to kick back, making the overall strain choice of Indica more suitable as I was looking to turn off my MENSA intellect in favor of a “body high”. I stuck to a much lower dosage (1/5th of the other day at 10 vs 50mg) of THC in a more measurable format of an oil filled capsule.

Results

Unlike Nemo, I could not tell you if I took the right pill or the wrong pill or even if I was still in the Matrix. I was comatose. I’ve had all sorts of opiates from my spinal surgery as a teen to smoking opium in the jungles of Laos. Honestly, this 1 little pill made me more numb then I can remember. I’d like to tell you I went out and did all sorts of cool things in Montreal to take advantage of my high, but I’d be lying. I was KO’ed. I spent the entire evening laying on my sofa, drifting in and out of consciousness.  I felt as if i went to a cocktail party at Cosby’s. I also didn’t have any of the mental paranoia or “deep thoughts” which was advertised for an Indica. This made the experience more enjoyable as I knew I was gone, I didn’t have an guilt or paranoia to ruin my “buzz”.

My plan was to describe/write this experience while I was feeling the effects. That didn’t work. All I had was a open Google doc with 2  lines writtenFeels like time is moving very slowly…” and “Very Hungry, too lazy to Uber eats”.

Oils: 2, Me: 0

In all seriousness, I don’t know where or when I’d want to be as sedated as I was. I could not believe the effect from 1 “medium” strength pill. This experience does validate the medical legitimacy of cannabis. One $1.50 pill sedated me as effectively as any opiate i’ve ever tried for over 5 hours. This could provide serious relive to those in suffer from chronic pain with none of the side effects/risk of opiates.

Posted on: 25 Oct 2018
Posted by: Grant Simon
The Best Fall Activities For A Montreal Bachelor Party

We aren’t going to sugar coat this one, but summer is definitely the best time to have a bachelor party in Montreal. It’s okay you can always come back for a boy’s weekend next weekend …Don’t be disappointed though if you happen to come in October, there is still plenty to do (Including some activities you can only do in fall!)

Here are the 5 best fall activities for a Montreal bachelor party:

Curling

We’ve already laid out why curling is a great daytime activity and it is one of the best things to do in the fall. It’s a unique experience for any bachelor party and adds something special to the weekend. First, you’ll learn how to play the game in one of the oldest curling clubs in North America. You’ll then be split into two teams and get competitive. Luckily, there is a bar on site to add some excitement to the afternoon. Losers buy next round!

Curling Montreal Bachelor Party

College Girl Pub Crawl

Fall in Montreal is cold. Drinking is a down right necessity just to stay warm. You’re going to day drink  anyway so why not add some heat to the afternoon by having some local college girls lead you around on a pub crawl. You and your buddies will discover some bars you would have never found on your own, get drunk, and have some hot girls break up the sausage fest that is a bachelor party.   

Hot College Girls

Canadiens Game

The Canadiens are Montreal’s only professional sports team (R.I.P Expos) and every home game is one giant party. Whether your bachelor party cares about hockey or not, going to a game is an experience like no other. I highly recommend getting tickets (We can help!), getting drunk on Molson’s, and heckling the players…It’s an authentic Montreal fall activity.

Montreal Canadiens

Pick Up Hot Montreal Girls

Fall is the perfect time to pick up hot college girls for a number of reasons. School is back in session, it’s cold, but not too cold to go out yet, and French Canadian girls are notoriously “friendly”. It also helps that people don’t barhop as much as they would in summer and tend to stay put in one spot. Here are your best bets for meeting hot Montreal girls.

Hot Montreal Girls

Axe Throwing

Bored lumberjacks created axe throwing and somehow it has become a favorite daytime bachelor party activity. Most Canadians get drunk and find some random forest to do their axe throwing, but we’ll start you off easy, eh. The competition that axe throwing brings is always a welcomed addition to any bachelor party.  

Axe Throwing

 

Posted on: 12 Oct 2018
Posted by: Grant Simon
Why Getting Brisket And Breasts Might Be The Best Decision You Make All Weekend

Here at Connected Montreal, our goal is to make your bachelor party as epic as possible during your time in Montreal. That being said, we know there are only so many hours in the weekend and most groups want to pack in as much as they can. That’s why we came up with Brisket And Breasts. Unlike those 5 shots of tequila at 2 P.M., here’s why getting Brisket And Breasts is one of the best decisions you’ll make all weekend:

Smoked Meat

There are three foods you have to try when visiting Montreal. Stops for poutine, bagels, and smoked meat are necessary at some point during the weekend. While there are a few smoked meat places, Schwartz’s is by far the best. The only problem is the line on any given weekend wraps around the block throughout the day. We’ve helped you solve this problem and save you the hassle of waiting in line by being able to get Schwartz’s catered directly to your house or hotel.

Brisket And Breasts

Topless Girls

There are certain things that are necessary to do on a bachelor party (steak dinner) and certain things that should be avoided (NOT prepaying your lap dances). One thing that is absolutely necessary for any bachelor party is strippers. It brings some excitement to the weekend and ensures that, at least for an hour or two, your bachelor party is not a total sausage fest.

Topless Girls

Kill Two Birds With One Stone  

In the name of efficiency (and because it is genius!), we have combined both Schwartz’s and topless girls to create Brisket And Breasts. You’ll get to try delicious smoked meat without leaving your house or hotel all while you get served the food by topless girls. In our opinion, the enjoyable scenery adds some flavor to the smoked meat.

Brisket And Breasts

Pro Tip: To take the bachelor party to the next level, add in some topless beer pong to pregame before hitting the clubs.

Give us a call at 1-877-490-6919 or email us to get started today!

 

 

Posted on: 04 Oct 2018
Posted by: Grant Simon
Best Fall Day Drinking Spots In Montreal

As long as alcohol has been around, people enjoy consuming booze at different hours during the day and night. The whole point of a bachelor party is to be as drunk as possible for as long as possible throughout the weekend. Montreal day drinking is a must. Although we have sadly bid farewell to summer 2018 and have already laid out the best day drinking bars in Old Montreal, here are 5 of our favorite fall drinking spots in Montreal:

Vices And Versa

If you are rolling with a group of beer snobs, Vices and Versa is the bar that you need to head to. With a dizzying selection of local Québec craft brews and hard to find European beers all written on a hipster approved chalkboard, the bar is a great place to kick back and relax with your crew. If you want some sophisticated eats with your regional beers, get the charcuterie and cheese plate. No better way to experience Montreal than being a classy drunk.

Fall Day Drinking

Siboire

Much like Vices and Versa, Siboire offers delicious regional brews. They often rotate their beers every week so the selection is superb. What we like about Siboire and what they are known for is their beer flights. You can try up to 6 small sample sizes of the beers of your choosing. Pair this with their fish and chips while watching the Habs game on their giant flatscreen TVs.

Siboire Fall Day Drinking

Dieu Du Ciel

This is a great Montreal day drinking spot! Across the street from Siboire is the shining star in Montreal’s craft beer scene. Dieu Du Ciel has consistently been ranked as one of the best breweries in Canada. They are known for their classic, freshly brewed Péché Mortal Bourbon, which has been voted one of best craft beers in the world. The only downside is that there food menu is lacking so grab some lunch ahead of time.

Dieu Du Ciel Day Drinking

Benelux

This a classic bachelor party spot and it is the perfect spot to kick off any drunken daytime adventure in Montreal. With its central downtown location right on Sherbrooke Street, it is a great bar to throw some party girls into the mix (We can also set up a college girl pub crawl if you want us to do the work for you!). Be sure to try their IPAs (Our favorite is their West Coast IPA). With its close location to all the universities, it’s ideal for meeting a few local hotties.

Benelux

Le Sainte-Élisabeth

Le Sainte-Élisabeth is definitely a hidden gem. You might never find this place on a small street off of Saint-Catherine Street, but it’s well worth making the trip. It’s got something for everyone from your beer belly Bud Light drinkers to elegant, dressed up European beers like Delirium. It’s more of a down and dirty drinking spot compared to your fancier craft beer spots that we previously mentioned. A nice bonus is that the bartenders are hot, French Canadian girls. No better time to practice your 10th grade French after a few drinks.

Sainte Elisabeth

Posted on: 26 Sep 2018
Posted by: Grant Simon
Why Curling Is A Great Daytime Activity For Bachelor Parties

What’s the first thing you think of when someone mentions curling? Crickets…Sure, the sport is a bunch of grown men sweeping ice with broomsticks, but you probably don’t think of a bachelor party. Once the summer activities start to die down and pumpkin spice season starts, curling becomes a popular activity here in Montreal. Here’s 3 reasons you should consider curling for your bachelor party:

Unique Activity

It seems like every bachelor party tries to one up the next one. Sure, we can easily throw more girls, more strip clubs, and more midgets into the mix, but how many bachelor parties go curling? Now’s your time to finally learn this mysterious game you’ve only seen on TV at the Olympics. Besides, you can finally take pictures (semi) sober with your boys and send it back to the girlfriend or wife…unless you bring along party girls of course 😉

Curling Montreal

 

Fun For Everyone

There are always pros and cons with daytime activities. Some guys may not like getting splashed with freezing cold water if they go jet boating or others may be scared of heights if you go zip lining, but curling is fun for the whole group. I’ve never seen an unhappy sweeper and even though the staff will explain the game to you, half the fun is not knowing what the hell you’re doing. If you’re looking to satisfy everyone in your bachelor party group, curling is a great fall and winter daytime option.

Curling Montreal

Bar   

Any sport that you can do while drinking is already amazing. Just like bowling, curling is made even better with an ice cold beer in hand. Luckily for you, there is a bar inside the curling arena. It helps loosen up the muscles and makes sweeping all the more fun. By the time the afternoon is over, you and your buddies will be well on your way to making the national curling team.

Curling Montreal

Posted on: 21 Sep 2018
Posted by: Grant Simon
Connected Montreal Summer 2018 Recap

Labor Day has come and gone, which means yet another crazy Connected Montreal summer is in the books. 2018 was by far our busiest summer yet. We were sold out every weekend and we swear we almost burnt the town down a few times (Very close call on Grand Prix weekend, but we’ll get to that…) Here are some highlights from this past summer:

Grand Prix Weekend

Grand Prix Weekend is the official unofficial start of summer. Taking place on the first weekend of June, everyone is ready to party hard and girls are extra “friendly”. It’s a weekend that is made for big ballers and those that are ready to flash some cash. We had some new faces and old pals come party with us this year. $18,000 worth of Moet, Veuve, and Dom P each night, hot girls, a sparkler incident that almost went wrong and partying with some of the drivers including Lewis Hamilton on Sunday night were definitely the highlights. The weekend is still a blur to us…We came. We saw. We drank champagne.

Champagne Montreal Grand Prix 2018

 

Most Booze Consumed

While these guys from Chicago gave this group a good run for their money, nothing tops the $5,000 worth of vodka, whiskey, and tequila that a group from San Francisco ordered. We had it pre-stocked at their house waiting for them upon arrival. We didn’t even mention the $2,000 worth of bottles they got at the club…it’s unclear whether these guys were sober at any point during the weekend. At least that’s one way to avoid a hangover…or guarantee to have one for the rest of 2018.

Pre-Stocked Fridge Grand Prix Weekend 2018

 

Most Amount Of Topless Girls

We always like to see groups that try to push the limit and see at what point they get tired of seeing nudity. We’re pretty sure these guys hit that point. They started one night innocently enough with some good ol’ fashioned topless beer pong. For dinner, they did a naked sushi with 4 topless waitresses and for dessert, they got a lesbian show…with 10 girls. Yes, you read that correctly, 10 girls. Bravo, you weirdos.

We invite you to try and take this title next year. Here are some ideas to get you started…

Strippers Summer 2018

Strangest Request

When you are in the bachelor party industry, you are bound to get some strange requests. It’s part of the business. This year, we had a group call up and tell us they were big Star Wars fans. They wanted to know if they could get some strippers to do a show in Princess Leia costumes. Since we’re known for making anything happen, we found some outfits and made it work. For good measure, we sent along a midget in a Yoda get up.

Yoda Summer 2018 Bachelor Party

Reviews

Here’s what some satisfied customers had to say about summer 2018:

Summer 2018 Bachelor Party

Summer 2018 Bachelor Party

Summer 2018 Bachelor Party

 

  

 

Posted on: 10 Sep 2018
Posted by: Grant Simon
Host Feature: Hurricane Tony

They say that the dark is afraid of him. His business card simply says, “I’ll Call You.” Legend has it that he can make bottles and strippers magically appear out of thin air. It’s hard to plan your bachelor party with Connected Montreal and not at least hear of this party legend. Guys want to be him and women want to be with him. The self proclaimed best VIP host in Montreal has been in the game for over 5 years and he can certainly hang with the best of them. For better or worst, he’s spent years of his life  in strip clubs, bars, and other nightlife institutions…Or shall we say they were lucky enough that he graced them with his presence. Without further ado, we are pleased to introduce you to the one and only, Hurricane Tony:

Connected Montreal Host Hurricane Tony

Age

Depends how I feel on that day

From

Montreal, the 514

Favorite Drink

Hard question…Glenfiddich Scotch

Favorite Club/ Bar

Chez Parée

Favorite Strip Club

Kamasutra

Favorite Place To Eat

Tripoli Restaurant

Favorite Stripper Activity

All of them, but a lesbian show never disappoints. I will warn you that a fat girl show is for a certain bachelor party group…

Hangover Food Of Choice

Corona and 2 Advils please.

Best Hosting Story

Honestly, it’s impossible to pick just one because you never know what might happen next weekend that will top all of the other ones. Let’s just say I’ve done it all, I’ve seen it all, and I’m ready for more!

Don’t take our word for it! Here’s what some clients had to say about the man, the myth, and the legend that is Hurricane Tony:

Hurricane Tony

Hurricane Tony

Hurricane Tony Connected Montreal

 

Posted on: 31 Aug 2018
Posted by: Grant Simon
5 Best Clubs To Pick Up Models

Montreal is known for its hot girls, but we know you. You want the best of the best. You’re coming to Montreal for the weekend so you might as well go for gold and hit on the hottest models in the city! We all know you can only hide your lack of personality with your wallet for so long, but luckily, these girls don’t care. They will gladly listen to your terrible pick up lines…if you have enough Dom P and Veuve around. Here’s 5 clubs to test your luck and try to pick up hot models:

Sousbois

This downtown supper club is known for looking like an underground forest and for its gorgeous wait staff. Just going to dinner with your buddies turns into an head turning event. It’s a good way to kick off the night and flirt with a girl that is being paid to laugh at your awful jokes. The real fun starts when the dinner service ends, the lights dim, and the place turns into a club. Due to how exclusive Sousbois is, the quality of girls is high and models know that big ballers come here. In our experience, the more bottles, the hotter the models.

Montreal Models

La Voute

One of the newer clubs on Montreal’s nightlife scene, opened in 2017, La Voute (French for “The Vault”) is currently one of the trendiest clubs in the city. It has massive lines every weekend, but with our connections we can get you right in and bring you straight to your table. Party girls would be an excellent addition (as they always are!) at La Voute as every model in Montreal wants a taste of this club.

Montreal Models

Bord’elle

An eatery by day and club by night, Bord’elle is teeming with hot girls once the clock strikes midnight. From model hot bartenders to acrobats swinging around the club, Bord’elle attracts plenty of talent. Be sure to at least put a nice shirt on because this club attracts the more upscale, well-dressed models. Sure, they may seem intimidatingly hot at first, but really they are fishing for compliments…

Montreal Models

New City Gas

This 4,000 square foot club is located in the up and coming Griffintown neighborhood that’s well known to Instagram models that love to party. The models that come here love their fruity drinks, selfies, and anything shiny. Get bottles and you’ll soon have every girl that you awkwardly followed on social media swarming your table. Who knows maybe she’ll think your not a degenerate and she’ll feature you in her #IGStory…

Montreal Models

Rouge

Rouge has been in the game for over a decade so you. It brings in a younger French Canadian crowd. If you’re looking for trashier, model hot girls, then Rouge is a safe bet. While not as sophisticated as some of the other places on our list, Rouge makes up for it by being a great time and the friendliness of the girls. Getting a few bottles at Rouge will take you far and the whole club, including hot girls, will be at your table.

Montreal Models

 

Posted on: 27 Aug 2018
Posted by: Grant Simon
Best Adventure Activities For Your Montreal Bachelor Party

Besides the drinking and girls that every bachelor party should have, there should also be a competitive or adventure element to the bachelor party. It’s important to get the adrenaline pumping so the group can sweat out the poor decisions they made the night before. We recommend at least one, but no more than two of these activities for a bachelor party. Here are 4 activities that will be some hair on your chest:

Zipline

Eventually every bachelor party takes a stroll around Old Montreal so once you get some liquid courage in you, head over to our friends at MTL Zipline and be prepared to scream your head off. Continue the Old Montreal bar crawl by grabbing some local hotties at the other end of the zipline and head to Terrasse Bonsecours.

Bachelor Party Adventure

Axe Throwing

Is there anything more Canadian than axe throwing? Unless the axe is smothered in maple syrup and you’re wearing a flannel shirt, I’m afraid not. It’s a great way to do something more memorable for the bachelor party and you’ll be well on your way to becoming a true Canadian. Try knife throwing as well, it’s even harder.

Axe Throwing Bachelor Party

Go Karting

In our opinion, go karting is the best option for those that are looking for some good ol’ fashioned competition. Want to kick the bachelor’s ass one last time? No better way to do it than “accidentally” bumping him off the track. Up the ante and bet that night’s dinner at Queue De Cheval on the race.

Go Karting Bachelor Party

Jet Boating

The after party ended at 5:30 AM and you have jet boating planned on your itinerary at 9. While you may rather read the company’s financial reports than get splashed with cold water while nursing a throbbing hangover, we can almost guarantee your hangover will be cured and the guys will be ready for some day drinking on a terrasse after. There’s no better way to wash away the previous nights sins.

 

Rafting Montreal

Posted on: 17 Aug 2018
Posted by: Grant Simon
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