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How To Plan An Epic Montreal Bachelor Party

Let’s be honest… Planning a bachelor party can turn into a huge headache that no Advil can relieve. From dealing with different personalities to choosing the right activities, you can quickly get overwhelmed by the amount of things you need to take into account. Throw in the fact that you want the bachelor party to be in a city in a different country where you don’t speak the local language. While we understand that planning a Montreal bachelor party can seem overwhelming, if you follow a few easy steps, you’ll seamlessly plan an epic weekend full of booze and strippers.

Here’s 5 ways to make your bachelor party planning a bit easier:

Talk To The Groom   

This should be a no brainer, but you’d be surprised how many bachelor parties come to town without first consulting the guest of honor. Find out what he wants and doesn’t want out of the weekend. However, we highly recommend throwing in a surprise or two for the bachelor to keep the weekend interesting (Getting woken up with a lap dance is a great example). At the end of the day, the weekend should be about the bachelor, but we all know the other degenerates on the trip will have more fun.

Planning Bachelor Party

Send Out Invites

This may be the most important part of planning an epic bachelor party. The social dynamic of the group is critical. Some guys are loose cannons, other have a stick up their asses. The ideal group size is 10 and everyone should have a personal connection to the bachelor except for that one rich friend no has talked to since college, but pays for everything…Regardless, whatever you do, don’t invite the soon to be father-in-law. Some things need to be kept secret.

Head Count

Once you have invites go out, you need to figure out who is actually coming to Montreal. Planning for a 25 man bachelor party is much different than 4 guys. The earlier you know the head count, the better. This number usually changes as the weekend gets closer and wives read about Montreal’s “friendly” locals.

Bachelor Party Planning

Determine A Budget

A huge factor in choosing the right activities for your bachelor party group is finding a budget. We recommend determining what the sweet spot is for your group. It’s important to find a budget that doesn’t price some guys out of the weekend, while some of the big ballers don’t feel that everyone is being cheap. Ask early on in the process to find out what everyone wants to do. If you are the one in charge of the budget, you get to be a dictator. You can choose activities that you want to do, while pitching it as something that is for the good of the group. See how to do this? You’re welcome.

Call Connected Montreal

Once you’ve answered these basic questions, it’s time to give us a call and let us work together to create a customized itinerary. We’ll help you every step of the way to make sure planning your Montreal bachelor party is as easy and hassle-free as possible. Not only will you have a host that is available on call the whole weekend, you’ll be able to add any activities you want and we’ll adjust the itinerary as guys get added or drop out…Hard to do on your own.

 

Give us a call (1-877-690-4919) to plan your epic weekend in Montreal today!

Posted on: 19 Oct 2018
Posted by: Grant Simon
The Pros And Cons Of Throwing The Bachelor On Stage

If you come to Montreal on a bachelor party, stopping at a strip club is a necessary adventure. It’s fun for the whole group and you might even call it a bonding experience. There’s nothing quite like getting a lap dance from the same stripper and comparing notes with your buddy…Regardless, putting the bachelor on stage at the strip club and having various strippers humiliate him is always an option. It’s a great choice for some bachelor parties, while for others it could ruin the night. Here’s the pros and cons of throwing the bachelor on stage for a strip club show:

Strip Club Show

Pros:

It’s A Good Time

We all know that a bachelor party is never about the bachelor himself, but rather about the other guys on the trip. Seeing the bachelor get degraded and spanked on stage is hilarious to see for the rest of the guys. It’s always great for groups that like a bit more attention from the strippers or don’t take themselves too seriously.

Some Bachelors Enjoy The Attention

While we do offer a dominatrix show, this is the next best thing for those bachelors that are secretly masochists and like to be roughed up a bit. Who knows maybe they’ll discover something new about themselves…You can thank us later. There are bachelors that like to be the star of the show and this is the best way to get all of the attention in the strip club.

Memorable Send Off

Putting the bachelor on stage is certainly a memorable experience to say bye to his single years. He won’t forget his time on stage and it will give you some fond memories to reminisce about until his divorce party in 5 years.

Strip Club Show

Cons:

Unwanted Surprise

Anytime you throw the bachelor on stage, it’s a surprise (or just get him drunk enough..) Either way, it’s a bold move that could backfire tremendously. The bachelor may feel uncomfortable, but in our opinion, that’s the point of the bachelor party. He may not talk to you for the rest of the weekend, but that’s what true friends are for.

Wife’s Pissed

Whatever you do, make sure there is no evidence of the show if his fiancé is crazy. We’ve had a few women call us up about their man’s bachelor party and we tell them they have nothing to worry about…If there is evidence, you guys better have your stories straight. The pictures last a little longer than that handprint on the bachelor’s ass.

Tacky

Sure, we get it…Throwing the bachelor on stage is tacky, but that’s why we love it. It’s one of those traditional bachelor party activities that just completes the weekend. Besides, you’re not from Montreal, so tell the strippers you’re a porn star and make a fool of yourself. If you guys are all tightwads, take 30 minutes just to put gel in your hair, and enjoy staring at each other than putting the bachelor on stage is not for you. Otherwise, get ready for a good laugh.

Posted on: 09 Oct 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:

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Posted on: 10 Sep 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
Best Bars For Day Drinking In Old Montreal

Old Montreal, also known as the Old Port to locals, is well known to known to your significant other with its French architecture and charming cobblestone streets, but it is surprisingly a great area for a bachelor party to go bar hopping during the day. It has a good mix of different bars from trendy, upscale cocktail lounges to beer and shot dive bars. Here are bars worth checking out for your next day drinking adventure in Old Montreal 

Any  Bar With A Terrasse

First and foremost, if you do any day drinking in Montreal and the sun is out, you need to head to a terrasse (Terrasse= Patio). You’ll notice every local is outside trying to soak up as much sun as possible. Pretty much every bar in Old Montreal is open during the day and has a terrasse. While you can’t go wrong with any terrasse in the Old Port, we’d recommend going to Terrasse Nelligan. It offers incredible views of Montreal’s skyline and the nearby St. Lawrence River. Nelligan is a place to see and be seen since the crowd tends to skew towards their mid to late 20’s. If you want an even more upscale experience that attracts hot, local girls, head to Terrasse Bonsecours. During the week, Bonsecours is a more laid back drinking spot, but turns into an open-air party on the weekends. You really can’t go wrong with either of these terrasses.

Day Drinking Montreal

If drinking on a terrasse is not your thing for some odd reason or the weather is terrible, here’s where to go drinking:

SeaSalt & Ceviche Bar

One of the newer bars in Old Montreal, SeaSalt has quickly made an impression in its first two years of operation. The restaurant is huge so it can easily hold your entire bachelor party. The drink menu is unique and is filled with some interesting options. They are known for their sangria, which pairs nicely with any of their seafood options, but especially the ceviche. SeaSalt brings in a DJ on the weekend so it’s the perfect spot to get drinks before heading to dinner.

Day Drinking Old Montreal

Pub St. Paul

If grabbing pitchers of beer sounds more like your scene, this is your bar. Pub St. Paul may seem out of place in Old Montreal, but is a welcomed respite from the continued opening of trendy cocktail lounges. The bar isn’t going to blow you away with its decoration or drink options, but it’s a great place to hang out with your buddies and grab some drinks. It comes complete with pool tables and flatscreen TVs so it’s a solid option to drink at once the bachelor’s alma mater is playing on Saturdays.

Day Drinking Montreal

Les 3 Brasseurs

Yes, we know Les 3 Brasseurs is a chain microbrewery/ restaurant, but if we hadn’t mentioned that, you’d have no idea. The cool thing about Les 3 Brasseurs is that they brew beer specifically for the neighborhood they are located in. In the Old Port, that means that they have a beer dedicated to Old Montreal’s export-import history. Order a beer flight if you want to try a variety of beer offerings. It’s a good place to get annoyingly drunk and have good bar food before stumbling around the city or going to party.

Day Drinking Montreal

 

 

Posted on: 30 Jul 2018
Posted by: Grant Simon
How Do I Get My Bachelor Party Into Joe Beef?

There’s 3 things to remember if you want to get into Joe Beef:

1. Make a reservation very early. We recommend calling at least 2 months in advance.

2. Be under 6 people.

3. If neither of these apply to you, try another restaurant.

Don’t get us wrong, Joe Beef is a great restaurant and the food is delicious, but it’s easy to get caught up in the foodie hype. However, there are some other tremendous fine dining options that are worth eating at too. Here are 3 other comparable restaurants to Joe Beef:

Garde Manger

Located in Old Montreal, Garde Manger is known for their elaborate, constantly evolving chalkboard menu by celebrity chef Chuck Hughes. There are a few items here that are must-haves if they appear on the menu the night you go. To start, try the seafood platter, which is loaded up with shrimp, oysters, scallops, and crab. It’s a perfect starter to share with the whole bachelor party. If you want to stick with the fish theme, order the lobster poutine. The dish is a win-win. You get a delicious meal and can skip the otherwise drunken pilgrimage for underwhelming poutine at La Banquise. If you’re more in the mood for meat, try the braised ribs. The ribs are full of flavor and are already falling off the bone by the time they arrive at your table.

How Do I Get Into Joe Beef

Au Pied De Cochon

If you have any vegetarian or vegan friends on the trip, consider leaving them at home when you head to the Plateau’s trendy Au Pied De Cochon. The restaurant, whose name translates in English to “At The Pig’s Feet”, is considered carnivore heaven and was even one of Anthony Bourdain’s favorite restaurants in Montreal. They are known for their foie gras and pork dishes. The foie gras hamburger is always a hit and is a good way to line the stomach before a big night out. Speaking of alcohol, their wine and cocktail list is extensive. Ask your server which wines pair up with your meal.

How Do I Get Into Joe Beef

Chasse Et Peche

Chasse Et Peche gives Joe Beef a good run for their money. Tucked away on a small side street in Old Montreal, Chasse Et Peche models itself off an old hunting lodge. It’s a place your father’s bachelor party would come to, but with a 21st century take on the cuisine. The restaurant offers interesting starters and entrees. For a starter, we’d recommend trying the braised piglet risotto with foie gras shavings. For an entree, try the Wagyu beef, some of the best in the city.

Joe Beef Chasse Et Peche

 

    

 

Posted on: 25 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.

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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
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
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
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