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Montreal Nightclubs Vs. Las Vegas Nightclubs

Montreal and Las Vegas are some of the best cities in North America to have a bachelor party. Each city appeals to a different type of bachelor party. You don’t have to be a party animal to know that Montreal nightclubs are different than Las Vegas nightclubs. Beyond the obvious differences between the two cities such as size and weather, Montreal and Las Vegas each have their respective nightlife strengths and weaknesses. Here’s a look at the differences between Montreal and Las Vegas nightclubs:

Quality

Vegas is known for its nightlife because frankly there is nothing else to do in the middle of desert. It is home to arguably some of the best nightclubs in the world. From 1Oak to Marquee to Hakkasan, it’s easy to find whatever type of club you are looking for in Vegas. However, with this reputation, comes pretentious douchebags and long lines. Montreal’s nightlife, on the other hand, is underrated and often people are surprised at how good Montreal’s nightclubs are. La Voute and Bord’elle are two of the best and within walking distance of each other. Club goers are laid back and French Canadian girls  are very “friendly”.

Montreal Nightclubs

VIP

Montreal has everything that is great about VIP without the show that Vegas has. In Vegas, you have people crowding around your table, slower table service, and you have to pay more money for a better location. Everything about VIP in Vegas is about who can spend more money. Montreal is more relaxed. It’s a city where clubbing is all about getting a table and bottles. If you’re not getting bottle service, you’re doing it wrong. You’ll still enjoy the benefits of VIP like status and location in Montreal with bottles, but there’s no specific reserved VIP section like Vegas.

Montreal Las Vegas VIP

Price

When it comes to costs, Montreal blows Vegas out of the water. It’d be difficult for a bachelor party to spend under a $1,000…just to get their foot in the door in Vegas. You’ll find it hard to get in anywhere with a big group of guys. Montreal is a different story. You can have an epic weekend with a $1,000 budget. Considering a bottle is only $250, going out in Montreal is reasonable. Oh, and we’ll make sure you get in to the best clubs in the city…with a group of hot, young, and impressionable party girls. Sounds a lot better than the sausage fest you’d roll up to the club with in Vegas.

Montreal Las Vegas Party Girls

 

Posted on: 09 Jul 2018
Posted by: Grant Simon
Montreal Bachelor Party review: How to impress 15 NYC guys who have done it all

The Setup

Had one of my long time clients – who finds any excuse to tag along on a Montreal bachelor party  – give me a call a few months ago. For the sake of his marriage, let’s call him Donald (fitting for the times). Donald informs me that one of his bosses is planning a bachelor party to Montreal and he needs us to blow it out as he thinks his bosses hate him (turns out they don’t). In any case, we need to make Donald and his boss look good.

After scheduling a call with Donald’s boss (alias: Bernie), we go over a few preliminary details. Overall, Bernie tells me that he is busy, his friends are degenerates, and he wants to make this event more memorable than the usual Vegas bachelor party. Luckily, the Donald has filled him in on a few of the more avant-garde details (topless beer pong and midgets) from his previous trips to let Bernie know he’s in good hands. Based on our initial ten minute conversation (mostly Bernie pausing to yell at his secretary) these were his priorities:

  • 15 guys for 3 nights, all 30-35, jaded and have seen it all (in his words “pain in the ass  New Yorkers”)
  • Great place to stay
  • Some sort of memorable debaucherous activity
  • One non-debaucherous activity so they feel better about the previous event
  • Great meals
  • Lots of hot girls
  • $1k per person ($15k total budget)

The Plan

I outlined a bachelor party package for them at $15k:

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  • Our (Gold) standard Connected Montreal services, as always: host, no cover, no waiting in lines, no tipping for entry, itinerary and all reservations taken care of.
  • Exclusive bachelor-party-built house in the heart of downtown: 4 floors, 4500 sq feet, 6 bedrooms (Click here for house brochure)
  • Bottle service two of the 3 nights, 8 bottles total.
  • 5 young and impressionable girls (not hookers) to party with them at the club each night so that they don’t stand around and stare at each other.
  • 6 girl lesbian show at the house.
  • 4 girl topless beer pong.
  • Midget bartender.
  • Schwartz’s Catering lunch on one day.
  • Curling tournament (you’re in canada right?)

Execution

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When planning something of this scale, timing is everything. The key is to balance free time with scheduled events. Also, you want to calculate guys dropping out/getting too drunk as the day progresses. Big events like a suite party and topless beer pong are great afternoon activities since Montreal does not have a real boozy-brunch/pool party scene. The earlier, the better (well, after 12pm) as the guys and strippers are a lot “fresher”.  Another strategy we implement with bigger groups is not stacking too many events, as some guys will never make it (or be able to keep up).

Two weeks before the event, I sent over a tentative itinerary to Donald and Bernie. We fine-tuned it a bit and the plans were in motion. I had the girls stocked, the clubs prepped, and the midget on standby.  

Recap

With every bachelor party there are going to be hiccups, from guys dropping out, to flights being delayed, to girls having to stay home to wash their hair. While I can’t go into a blow by blow account of the bachelor party, overall, the weekend went silky smooth. All the guys survived- some less than others- and no one ended up pregnant. Bernie did his group right and The Donald still has his job. The group is already planning a return trip for the Grand Prix

Posted on: 20 Apr 2017
Posted by: Oren
Montreal Grand Prix: Go Big or Come Another Weekend

The Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal is the biggest weekend of the year. The nightlife scene for F1 is beyond insane to the point where the festivities become the focal point of the weekend. If you are not coming for the race or with a large budget then it’s best to schedule your trip for another weekend. However if you are, here are some of the most important things to know for Montreal Grand Prix:

1.  F1 is expensivepicture

Aside from the $500 race tickets everything over Montreal Grand Prix weekend is very expensive. Formula 1 and its parties attract high rollers from all over the world. Basic hotel rooms sell for 400-500$ per night and bottles at the clubs double in cost. With our expertise you can find some value in all of the craziness, however this is not the weekend for deal seekers.

2. Hotelspicture

Many of the hotels make 30-50% of their yearly revenue during Grand Prix weekend. This means that room rates are 2-3x more expensive than the usual high season rates. All of the best hotels demand a minimum 3-night booking along with a non-refundable payment in full. It is also very important to note that downtown hotels start selling out as early as February!

3. Restaurants and Clubs are slammed.picture

The best clubs for Grand Prix weekend are located on the St. Laurent strip and in the Old Port. Three of Montreal’s major streets are closed for the weekend (Crescent street, Peel street, and Saint Laurent Blvd) and the clubs and restaurants extend their patios onto the streets. The supper clubs are the crown jewel of the F1 nightlife. This is where you will see a mix of drivers, celebrities, and beautiful people go to party. Supper clubs notoriously overbook during F1 weekend, which is the least of your problems, because line-ups get so long that you can’t even get to the hostess in the first place. It is not uncommon for people with reservations to either get bumped to a horrible table or not get in at all.

4. The Montreal Grand Prix is the time of your life.picture

The high prices, expensive hotels, and limited availability all pale in comparison to the spectacle that is Grand Prix weekend. Simply put, it is the best weekend one can have if done right. We have the best connections year round in Montreal and we especially flex our pull on this particular weekend. We personally know the owners and managers at all the best places and ride them worse than their girlfriends/wives/mistresses to ensure our guests don’t have to wait in line and get the best tables at the best spots. The last three years we have been drinking champagne with the drivers at the best parties. Why not join us? Our Montreal grand prix packages will ensure your party will never get stuck in the pits.

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But don’t take my word for it:

“Oren and Rod are real pros–well connected, knowledgeable and professional. I’ve used them three times to arrange a high-end Grand Prix experience in Montreal, and they have delivered in every way. Great hotel and great tickets to the race, but what really sets them apart is their knowledge of the restaurant scene and nightlife in Montreal. We ate at the most in-demand restaurants and partied at the hottest clubs. With these guys, there’s no waiting in lines. It’s straight-to-the-front, VIP service. People were wondering who we were to walk right past the long line of people who had “reservations” to dine and party with the likes of Jenson Button (who’d won the GPC earlier that day!), Jessie Palmer and Rihanna!  Oren and Rod have got this town wired. I wouldn’t consider working with anyone else to plan an unforgettable experience.”

–Paul J., Minneapolis, MN

 

 

Posted on: 07 Feb 2013
Posted by: Oren
How to Drink in Montreal (when over 30) and Survive the Weekend

Lets face it we are no longer in our early 20s, (If you are, then skip this article and go to bed with as many women as you can while abusing your body as much as possible) we can’t drink insane amounts of alcohol multiple nights in a row. We see it time and time again, clients’ multiple night bachelor parties start off with a bang and by the next day half can’t make it out of bed. Their second taste of Montreal nightlife bottles at the club turns into a night of room service and PPV at the hotel.

As someone who drinks on the job, I’ll give you some (legal) tips to make sure you make it through the entire bachelor party:

 Don’t Start Drinking Too Early

I’ve seen this scenario play out too many times: a group checks into the hotel and heads straight to the hotel bar and starts pounding drinks. While some people can pace themselves, most can’t. I also find that drinking and then stopping is one of the worst things you can do. Don’t be the guy they have to throw in the cab or the guy who can’t make it out of bed!

Say No to Shots before Midnight

Shots always seem like a good idea, however the purpose of shots is to get you drunk as fast as possible. Why else do you always order shots when girls are around? Save the shots till midnight for girls that don’t know any better.

Vodka Soda Is Your New Best Friend

It’s not just for women with eating disorders, it’s for pros. Look at anyone who works in the nightlife industry and tell me what they drink. Vodka soda. Vodka tends to make you the least hungover and the club soda helps hydrate you. Granted none of this is backed up by science.

Sleep In and Get Your Own Bed

Sleep is important to you and your group. I strongly advise against any activities prior to 11AM the next day. The less planned, the better (However, these daytime activities will help make the bachelor party more memorable.). Also, if your group has decent funds (i.e an extra $50-100), try to book double occupancy. When you are in bed hungover, you will be glad you have your own bed, unless you prefer to get “dutch ovened”.

Stash the Room with Hangover Supplies BEFORE Going Out

All reason and logic goes out the window when you are drunk (luckily for my sex life, this applies to women too), therefore stock the room with all the hangover aids and essentials (tons of water/Gatorade/coconut water, B vitamins, Tylenol, etc.) before going out. Or if you prefer, we can do it for you with our Rider Services.

Posted on: 03 Jan 2013
Posted by: Oren
Montreal Bachelor Party Hotels: The W

Montreal Bachelor Party Hotel Spotlight: The W Hotel

At Connected Montreal, we’re always looking for the best when it comes to bachelor parties in our city. As we have mentioned countless times, a good bachelor party hotel could make or break your whole weekend in Montreal. This brings us to the über-cool W Hotel.

Why We Love the W Hotel.

picture The hotel is located in the heart of the city, sandwiched between Old Montreal and the downtown core. Upon walking in, you instantly feel the laid back vibe. It is definitely the one of the coolest hotels in Montreal. They cater to a noticeably younger and hipper clientele, so you will not feel out of place celebrating your bachelor party here. The hotel’s motto is “whatever you want, whenever you want,” and on many occasions, during a bachelor party weekend in Montreal, this has definitely come in handy.

 Rooms And Suites.

Extreme Wow SuitepictureThe importance of getting a suite for a bachelor party weekend is second to none. The W hotel’s Extreme Wow Suite could, arguably, be the best in the city. With a huge terrace and ample room, it is definitely the right spot to kick off OR end an evening. We have great rates on this suite. 
Wow SuitepictureIf you’re looking for something super cool, but don’t have the budget for the Extreme Wow, then look no further than the Wow Suite. It is set on two floors and has its own private terrace: this suite – and its price – will definitely impress.
Mega Double RoompictureThe hotel has a limited supply of double rooms, but they will more than suffice if you’re on a tighter budget and don’t mind bunking up with another member of your bachelor party. These rooms still stay true to the cool vibe given off by the W Hotel and you definitely won’t be disappointed.

 

 

Plateau Lounge and The Wunderbar

The hotel has two options for drinking. First, the Plateau Lounge is the kind of hotel bar that gets busy after the workday is over and stays busy up until dinner. Second, the hotel club, Wunderbar, is a great option if you want to stay in the comfort of your hotel to party. The club might not be the biggest in the city, but it’ll do the job if you’re looking for convenience close to home.

Plateau Loungepicture
Wunderbarpicture

If you are planning a bachelor party in Montreal and truly want a hotel with the best in style and luxury, then look no further than the W.

We have some of the best rates around at the W and we can add the W Hotel in Montreal to one of our bachelor packages. For reservations at the best Montreal bachelor party hotel contact us at 1.877.690.4919.

Posted on: 07 Sep 2012
Posted by: Rod
Top 10 Things NOT to Wear at a Montreal Nightclub

I’m the first to admit that I am not the most stylish guy, nor do I read GQ (unlike someone else that works here). However, I feel compelled to call out these 10 fashion mistakes that are so blatantly obvious, that even I can spot them. Unless you want to be a real douche, it’s important to know what not to wear at a club in Montreal.

10. Sunglasses

pictureIt’s not sunny at night. Montreal nightclubs are not like those in Miami. The fact you can’t see anything with sunglasses on in the dark makes you look like a tool, not cool.  If your friend wears sunglasses to the club, I will personally make him take them off or ask him all night where his seeing-eye dog is.

9. Vests

pictureProhibition is over. Unless you are there to refill the water or wipe off bread crumbs from my table, DO NOT wear a vest.

#8 Jeans with Flaps over the Pockets

pictureTrue Religion or any other over-the-top jeans with flaps over the pockets are the worst. They are usually accompanied by someone with a spray tan and frosted tips.

7. Unlit Cigars

pictureI’ve seen this a few times. What’s worse is keeping one dangling in your mouth for the night. You can’t smoke anywhere inside in Montreal and you’re not on the cover of Cigar Aficionado. If you want a cigar, go to a cigar lounge.

6. Anything with a Huge Designer Logo on It

pictureDo they pay you to wear that or are you proud of what you found on the sale rack at TJ Max? Gear with big designer logos are beyond lame and reserved for Russian gangsters and Mexican cleaning ladies.

5. Suit and Tie

pictureThis often comes as a shock to some people, but in Montreal, a suit is a sign that you’re overdressed. The dress code in Montreal is much more relaxed. If everyone in your group is sporting suits, it’ll look like you came from your local hockey banquet. If you’re a big guy like me, you’ll get hounded every two minutes as to the location of the bathroom.

4. Khakis

pictureUnless you just came from Martha’s Vineyard, do not wear khakis. Our clients from New England, the land that fashion forgot, are most guilty of this. Jeans are allowed and actually preferred everywhere in Montreal. Don’t look like you work at Best Buy.

3. Bedazzled Shirts

pictureMy grandmother also collects Swarovski crystals. This could be the ultimate sign of a douche. Luckily, this trend seems to be dying. Having anything sparkly or shiny on a t-shirt is a criminal offense. You are not cool and you do not fight in an octagon. If you dare wear this out, we will make you turn it inside out, or wear a sweater over it, like a slutty 16 year old girl sent to the principle’s office.

2. Fedoras or Any “Stylish” Hats

pictureOk, now you are just trying too hard. You are either balding or want attention. Unless you’re Chris Angel, the hat is doing you an injustice.

1. Bachelor Party Shirts/Outfits

pictureIf you are going to any half decent night club in Montreal, getting a large group of guys is no easy feat. Clubs want to see Large groups of guys as much as they want to see a fire inspector. Don’t make matters worse by wearing those horrible bachelor party shirts that your girlfriend made you. If you want to wear your shirt with “Ice Man”, “The Legend”, or any other unoriginal nicknames on the back, wear them to a bar during the day, not out to the club.

Posted on: 21 Jun 2012
Posted by: Oren