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Best Montreal Supper Clubs In 2018

Supper clubs are found in other cities, but nowhere does supper clubs like Montreal. For those of you that have never heard of a Montreal supper club, they are eateries during the evening that turn into full blown nightclubs after dinner is served. They are consistently some of the best places in Montreal to party. How could they not be? With a great mix of delicious food, model hot girls, bottles, and the fact that you don’t even have to leave to go party, it’s no wonder reservations are nearly impossible to get. Luckily, with our connections, you won’t have that problem. Here’s the best Montreal supper clubs to check out in 2018:

Bord’elle

Leading the resurgence of the Old Port, Bord’elle is a great option for a more sophisticated group. Modeled after a 1920’s speakeasy, the food is incredible. We recommend you try their Filet Mignon in a VSOP cognac glaze, but there is nothing we don’t like on the menu. Once the clock strikes midnight, Bord’elle comes alive and the champagne starts flowing. If you head to this club, be prepared for a rowdy time. It is one of the best places to party on Thursday nights and is a go to spot jump off point for our groups that think they can handle 3 massive nights of partying…To them, we say good luck. Bord’elle will give you all you can handle and than some!

Bord'elle Montreal 2018

Soubois

Soubois, French for “Underground Forest”, is the perfect spot for those that care more about the scenery than the food. For starters, the space is unique and looks like you are surrounded by trees. It’s a nice touch, but you didn’t come for the interior design. The food is good, but their very hot waitresses steal the show. Consider it a practice round for you and your buddies to get warmed up talking to locals. Soubois is a solid spot on Friday, but is reliably great on Saturday.

Sousbois Montreal 2018

Flyjin

Located down the street from Bord’elle in the Old Port, Flyjin is a smaller, more intimate supper club. Their menu was created by renowned, international chef Antonio Park. The miso black cod is to die for. Unfortunately, this club only works best with groups of 10 or less since anything above that, your group would be 10-20% capacity of the club. What club wants a good portion of their clientele that night to be guys? None. (Of course, we could always tip the scale in your favor if you bring along some party girls..)

Flyjin Montreal 2018

Joverse

This laid back, casual supper club is ideal for larger groups or for guys that don’t want something too fancy. It’s not as pretentious as some of the other supper clubs that were previously mentioned. It’s a great place to party with less crowds and is more relaxed. The crowd tends to skew a bit younger, which means hot, impressionable girls so we generally recommend Joverse for groups that are more budget conscious, but still want to ball out during their time in Montreal.

Joverse Montreal 2018

 

    

 

Posted on: 29 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
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
Host Feature: Dirty Mike

Mike, AKA Dirty Mike, has been a host for three years now. The veteran knows Montreal like the back of his hand and always makes sure that his groups are drunk and have seen plenty of T&A before midnight. Today, in honor of Dirty Mike’s birthday, we are doing a special feature on him so you can get to know him better and just like that stripper at Chez Parée, you’ll want to tip him an outrageous amount.

Dirty Mike Host 

Age

 26

From

Montreal

Favorite Drink

Cuba Libre

Favorite Club/Bar

McLean’s Pub. Ask for Stewart and he’ll hook you up with his 10 Liter Beer towers.

Favorite Strip Club

Hands down Kamasutra because of the intimate atmosphere. No seat is a bad seat and the talent is great.

Favorite Place To Eat

Moishes. They have an incredible after 9 PM special menu. You can get an appetizer and entree for $25. You can’t beat that.

Favorite Stripper Activity

 Girl On Girl Show. The reactions on every guy’s face is priceless.

Hangover Food Of Choice

 Poutine. It’s a classic Montreal food staple that, like a fat girl show, everyone has to try at least one. I’ve seen poutine work wonders and revive those that were struggling from a long night.

Best Hosting Story

I had a crazy group of Marines come to Montreal from California for a boy’s weekend full of debauchery. They were already drunk and rowdy as they got off the plane. One of the guys in the group lost their bag, but replaced it with something more fun.While standing in line waiting for his lost bag, the marine got chatting with a girl who had lost her bag too. The backpacker girl had just gotten back from Thailand and since she lost her bag, she didn’t have any clothes with her. The guys ended up inviting the backpacker girl to their place and needless to say, she became part of the group in more than one way.The guys returned last year because they had so much fun. Those guys were party legends. God bless the United States Marine Corps.  

Posted on: 06 Jul 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
Five Montreal Restaurants for Gluttons

Montreal is a city of great food. There are a lot of amazing restaurants and delicious dishes, but if you’re a glutton, I would suggest checking out one of these Montreal restaurants.

Best Gastronomy: Au Pied de Cochon

Au Pied de Cochon is somewhat of a legend in Montreal. They have a unique menu of foie gras and other delicacies, but in huge portions. Their particularly Canadian foie gras poutine is probably the most gluttonous meal you can get and is understandably a must-try. This restaurant actually has a defibrillator on site and their staff is trained in CPR. This place should definitely be taken seriously.

Best Cultural Feast: Le Milsa

This place is an all you can eat Brazilian barbecue joint. They have about 10 varieties of meat that they bring around to your table until you regretfully can’t eat anymore. It’s a great place to bring a big group of guys but not so great for vegetarians. Sometimes they bring out some Samba dancers. It’s an all around party for gluttons and you will probably have a hard time leaving this restaurant.

Best All You Can Eat: Poutineville

Let’s start off by saying the obvious: there is a lot of great poutine in Montreal. Everyone has their own take on it – more gravy, bigger cheese curds, crispier french fries – but there’s one place in town that consistently serves amazing, yet classic poutine. Poutineville is the place. They also allow you to create your own personal poutine. But honestly, that’s not the best part. Especially for those masochistic gluttons out there, Tuesdays are now all you can eat poutine nights. This is definitely one of the top things to do in Montreal for a tourist.

Best Casual Stuffing: Rotisserie Romados

Portuguese chicken has been perfected at Romados. Their portions are very generous and, once you get to the chicken under the mountain of delicious french fries, you will understand how chicken is supposed to taste. This family run joint has been around for years and is an institution in and of itself. There is always a line (but you can order ahead) and it’s better to take out your food. On Sundays, you can take the chicken to go and eat it at Tam Tams. Let me tell you, this place is worth it.

Best Hangover Cure: Ruby Rouge

For those of you who have never experienced dim sum before, think Chinese tapas for brunch. As people come around with their carts filled with dumplings and various fried dishes, you get to scoop up anything you want and instantly enjoy it. You can even dare a friend to eat a fried chicken foot or another one of the more exotic dishes. I am at Ruby Rouge every Sunday and, believe me, this is as close to a hangover cure as you’re going to get. You know it’s good when you are one of the only white guys in the place. Also, it’s dirt cheap.

Posted on: 01 Aug 2014
Posted by: Oren