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Top 5 Bars and Clubs in Montreal To Pick Up “Friendly” French Canadian Girls

Montreal is famous having a slew of hot spots, some being a little hotter than others. If your goal is to go home with someone to, um, help you cook breakfast in the morning, then you may want to try out one of these spots:

Chez Serge

Chez Serge is your typical sports bar. It’s got drinks in buckets, constant dancing on the bar, and it even has a mechanical bull (which can yield either sexy or hilarious results from a spectators perspective). The whole place reeks of teenage pregnancy.

Apartment 200

This place is a personal favorite that’s been designed to look like a a cool dude’s apartment. Therefore, every night at Apartment 200 is basically a house party, plus as an added bonus there’s a bunch of vintage arcade games. The place is consistently packed with hipsters and french girls who, after a couple of drinks, will be impressed that you remember when NBA Jam came out. Just keep those Jagerbombs coming!

Distillerie

Distillerie is famous for it’s impeccable drink selection. They’re got mixed drinks so big they would make Bill Cosby blush.

Le Saint Sulpice

Not only is this a great bar and a great place to meet girls, but it’s actually a really nice location as well. It’s a huge outdoor garden/terrace that’s ideal on a nice evening. Oh, and it happens to be right next to the biggest university in town. That doesn’t hurt, either. The Thursday nights at Saint Sulpice are legendary for offering cheap beer and even cheaper women. Ordering drinks here will make you feel like you’re back in Thailand, only this time you’ll have showered.

Montreal Planned Parent Hood

Just kidding, French girls keep it, so bag it up!

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Posted on: 09 Feb 2016
Posted by: Tyler Lemco
Five Montreal Restaurants for Gluttons

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

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 hungry 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 place.

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 will always be a line (but you can order ahead) and it’s a lot more take-out friendly but there are a few tables in the place. On Sundays, you can take the chicken to go and eat it at Tam Tams not far off. 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 usually served 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
Five Reasons Your Bachelor Party Will Suck

Although a bachelor party usually seems pretty chaotic, there’s actually a lot of work involved in getting the right mix of boos, naked, and shady. We’ve been doing this for years now and believe me when I say I’ve seen it all (some I would rather unsee). Make sure to stay away from these big bachelor party mistakes.

Winging It

This is one of the most common and biggest mistakes one can make on their bachelor party in Montreal. You are going to need a few set plans and solid reservations in place, especially in the spring/summer months. If you don’t fit the profile of what a club is looking for and/or are a large group from out of town, don’t plan on getting in anywhere decent without an in. Even strip clubs in Montreal have huge lines. This is supposed to be a special occasion: why wing it?

Not Staying in the Right Location

Montreal is a big city: if you don’t stay in the right area, you’ll spend your whole weekend in cabs. Beyond that, some hotels are a lot friendlier to a big group of drunk guys than others. You want a hotel that will put up with your nonsense and give you the great service you’re looking for. Located around key entertainment districts, these are the hotels where you’re going to want to stay.

Not Doing In-Room Entertainment

Your bachelor party experience is not only about going out, it’s about the whole experience. There’s a lot more to the weekend. Before stepping out, you’re going to need to eat, pre-drink, and get pumped up for the night. There’s no better way to do that than playing beer pong with a bunch of topless girls. Why not eat sushi off a naked model? Hit two birds with one stone and avoid the downtime waiting for the party to start.

Listening to the Locals

First of all, the locals really know what they are talking about. We know all of the best places, where to go for the best steak, whiskey, whatever you want. That being said, the average local does not know where a big group of guys should go. Most of these places will not be fun for an eight person (or more) bachelor party. Also, most locals don’t frequent strip clubs every weekend. Lastly, the drinking age is a liberal 18 here, which means most people have been going out since age 16. This means that by the time they reach their late 20’s, they are tired of the club scene and will recommend places that aren’t really for bachelor parties. Also, let’s just throw it out there, don’t go to the Old Port. It is not bachelor party friendly. It’s a great place to go on a date, ride a carriage, share some tapas – save it for a trip with your wife.

Partying too Hard on the First Night

I see this all the time. The bachelor party arrives and they go out to a club right away. They have a few hours of fun at a club and then they spend the rest of the weekend in bed. Rookies. Be sure to take advantage of the entire weekend and have as much fun as you can. Connected Montreal will make sure even the downtime will be memorable.

Posted on: 01 Aug 2014
Posted by: Oren
Top 5 Montreal Festivals for 2013

Montreal is known as the city of festivals, the city currently hosts over 100 festivals each year with the majority of them being held in the summer. It’s always nice to come to town when the city is buzzing and the energy is high. Each festival often has closed off streets and tons of things to see and do.  Here is a list of the 5 best Montreal festivals to attend while on a bachelor party.

Montreal F1 Grand Prix:picture

Montreal’s summer officially kicks off on Grand Prix weekend. Always scheduled for the first week of June, the grand prix brings out the best the city has to offer. Many of the main streets are closed to cars, and opened so that the public can walk the streets. Restaurants, Clubs and Bars get exteneded onto the street and the champagne flows non-stop. Models, Celebrities, Race Fans and Drivers litter the streets and superars are everywhere. Hotel prices double for the weekend with reservations only being secured with a three night stay. If you are a racefan or want the most intense bachelor party of your life, this is the weekend for you.

Grand Prix of Montreal: June 7th-9th

Montreal Beer Festival:picture

It’s always fun to have something to do during the day when you’re in town for a bachelor party weekend. This is one of our favourite festival for obvious reasons. The Montreal International Beer festival seems to grow each and every year. Now in it’s 2oth year the festival houses over one hundred beer purveours. If you have a beer loving crew, love day drinking then this is the festival for you. Interestingly enough, there are as many girls as guys and a great place to pickup. If you will not be in town for the beer fest be sure to check out some of these spots for amazing beer.

20th Annual Festival Mondial de la biere: May 29th-June 2nd

Osheaga:picture

Dumb name, great music festival. If you’re familiar with Coachella, think about a tenth smaller and you have Osheaga. Montreals best music festival takes place on the same man made island where they race the grand prix. Three stages, lot’s of hipster chicks and some killer acts. If you like music, it’s a great way to incoporate this into your bachelor party. Be aware, like Grand Prix weekend, hotels sell out very early in the year, so plan accordingly.

Osheaga Music festival: August 2nd-4th

Jazz Festival:picture

The Jazz fest is the coolest of the festivals that Montreal throws. The jazzfest has morphed into more than just jazz and offers some really great bands.  There are too many headline acts to list, but like the Grand Prix, many of the main streets get closed down for foodtrucks, public outdoor stages and just a general good time. It’s awesome to have a pre-drink before you go out, listening to jazz and sitting under the stars.

Festival International de Jazz de Montreal: June 28th-July 7th.

Just for Laughs Comedy Festival:picture

The comedy fest is another event that takes over the city for a weekend. Same as the Jazz festival, there are a lot of cool food trucks and pop up bars that exist for only this weekend. Known as the biggest comedy festival in the world, every year the festival pulls the heavyweights of comedy. If you plan to go to a show, don’t miss out the nasty show, consistently one of the most offensive and funny shows of the festival. There are always huge headline acts as well (Cosby, Louie CK, Seinfeld, etc..) but be warned they sell out fast.

Just for Laughs: July 10th-July 28th.

 

Posted on: 21 Feb 2013
Posted by: Rod
The Best Montreal Sports Bars

No matter what time of year you come to Montreal for a bachelor party there will always be a “Big Game” on. There is no better way to kill a couple hours while drinking and eating. Montreal is only beginning to understand the value in awesome sports bars, check out these places and never miss a play, just don’t cheer against the Montreal Canadiens unless you’re looking for a fight.

Champspicture

Champs is the oldest sports bar on this list, and you can tell by the décor upon walking in. Champs has that old school sports bar charm. It’s located on the Saint-Laurent strip near Schwartz’s. If there’s an obscure game on TV, Champs will have it for your viewing pleasure. Champs is probably one of the busiest sports bar in Montreal, and there is no better place to watch a prize fight.

Address: 3956 Saint-Laurent
 

Station des Sportspicture

If you’re looking for bargain basement prices while watching the big game at a Montreal sports bar, look no further than Station des Sports. The food is passable as long as you want a burger, wings, or anything deep fried. They have a limited selection of games, so if the game is airing on ESPN2 don’t even bother heading there. We are pretty positive they don’t have a satellite sports package. What we do like about ”Station” is that it’s generally pretty full, they have an enormous front and back patio (great for summer), as well as Tap tables that let you pour your own beers without leaving the convenience of your seat.

Address: 2051 Saint-Catherine Ouest
 

Chez Sergepicture

Part of the same group that owns Candi Bar, Chez Serge strictly airs only Montreal Canadiens hockey games. So if you’re ok with watching the “Habs” play then you won’t find a more fun sports bar. First off, the wait staff is all female, they have an extensive drink menu, tall boy beers, funnels and even a mechanical bull! The waitresses dance on the bar between periods and the place is guaranteed to be packed. Even if there is not a game on the bar is fun place to drink/eat.

Address: 5301 Saint-Laurent
 

La Cage aux Sportspicture

We don’t like La Cage aux Sports, but if you are staying close to one, and need to watch a game, this place will suffice. They have a terrible selection of games and aren’t keen on looking for something that isn’t already playing on their screens. Like most Montreal sports bars, if the Canadiens are playing on the same night, we wish you good luck watching anything else.

Bell Centre Address: 1212 de la Gauchetiere Ouest
Old Port Address: 114 Saint Paul
 

Factorypicture

If you have dinner reservations at one of the supper clubs on Saint-Laurent but want to catch some of the big game beforehand, head over to Factory. It’s always a hit or miss whether the place will be busy, but they do have screens absolutely everywhere. The convenience and proximity of Factory make it an ideal sports bar to head to during your stay in Montreal.

Address: 3435 Saint Laurent
 

Peel Pubpicture

Welcome to one of the biggest college bars in Montreal. Chances are you or your buddy went here when you visited Montreal in 1998. You will feel old coming here, even if you’re 20. Very cheap food, even cheaper bathtubs of beer, a second floor patio upstairs, and TV’s everywhere. If you want something in proximity to Chez Paree or le centre Sheraton then this is your place.

Address: 1196 Peel
Posted on: 15 Jan 2013
Posted by: Rod
The Worst Montreal Nightclubs for a Bachelor Party

The nightlife scene in Montreal changes all the time. What was hot a month ago could no longer be the case. When searching the web for “best clubs in Montreal”, you’ll probably find more dated information than stuff that’s actually relevant. We have people call all the time thinking they know which Montreal nightclubs are the best, usually based on the recommendation of a friend, of a friend who was here a few years back…

We’ve listed the worst Montreal nightclubs for a bachelor party in no particular order, so if you were considering any of these places, you need our help more than you think!

 

**update: in the fairness to the venues and changes in club management we have removed this post**

 

If you want to be setup at real hotspots in Montreal, give us a call:

1-877-690-4919

Posted on: 08 Jan 2013
Posted by: Oren
The Best Montreal Late Night Restaurants

Here at Connected Montreal we’re not only pros at organizing the best bachelor parties in Montreal, but we also love to drink and eat. We follow a very simple weekend formula: go out, have far too many drinks, then hit one of the best Montreal late night restaurants. While we’ve always believed that stuffing our faces after a hard night of boozing is scientifically proven to reduce a hangover, we now seem to enjoy the congregation of drunken idiots who frequent the restaurants on this list. This list is composed of local Montreal late night restaurants, not crappy fast food chains.

5. The Mainpicture

The Main has been in somewhat of a smoked meat war for years with the famous Schwartz’s. They are literally right across the street from the world renown smoked meat emporium and have been holding their own for quite some time. Is Schwartz’s better? Yes. Are they open late night? No. So if you’re looking for a deli fix at 3am and want to harass hipster chicks this is the spot.

What to Order:
Kreplach Soup
Smoked Meat Special
 

4. Boustanpicture

If you’ve been partying on the Crescent Street strip, then there is no other contender to a late night eat fiasco then going to the middle-eastern joint Boustan. It has become a veritable late night Crescent institution offering the best Shish Taouk (think chicken gyro but better) sandwiches in the city. This is a restaurant that Oren and I frequent even when we are not tanked. Big plates of shawarma or crispy chicken shish taouk sandwiches slathered in Garlic mayo and coleslaw.

What to Order:
Shish Taouk/Shawarma Plate
Shish Taouk Sandwich
Potato Plate with Garlic Mayo
 

3. La Banquisepicture

We have talked numerous times about the importance of trying a poutine when coming to Montreal. There are countless places that serve up poutine all over the city. While this is the most popular spot, it is not our personal favourite. The poutine is no better than anywhere else. However, the combination of being open 24 hrs, having many variations of pountine, and lots of cute French girls can make it a late night winner.

What to Order:
T-Rex Poutine
Italian Poutine
Young French Girls
 

2. Maison VIP in Chinatownpicture

Sometimes we need a healthy dose of MSG to soak up all the alcohol that has been consumed during a big night. If you are jonesing for a sit down late night Chinese restaurant that serves every and any Chinese dish imaginable, then Maison VIP is the place. While the only thing VIP about the place is the name, the food is pretty good and it’s cheap. Maison VIP is located in the heart of Chinatown, between the clubs on St. Laurent and the Old Port.
If you can’t find Maison VIP just head to Chinatown and pick any place, they all look the same.

If you get lucky like the guys bellow, shout out “Connected Montreal!” on the video for a free trip!

What to Order:
General Tao Chicken
Salt and Pepper Pork
Anything but Chickens Feet
 

1. Moe’s (Casse-Croute du Coin)picture

If you have ever wondered where the Montreal Anglophone community congregates at the end of a blackout night of drinking, all you have to do is take a step inside of Moe’s. They have limited tables and it’s first come first serve. We have been kicked out of this place countless times but have yet to be blacklisted. While the prices have gone up since opening, they have not re-invested the funds into the decor. This is THE greasy spoon in Montreal, where you’ll chow down on toasted hot-dogs, poutine, grand slam breakfast and the famous “Big Ed” Burger. You must be intoxicated to actually enjoy the food here. Stick with the basics and you will be golden. If you’re looking to pick up and it’s after 3am, just scream belligerently at girls who actually speak English.

What to Order:
Big Ed Burger
Toasted Hot Dog
Onion Ring Poutine
Tums
 
 


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Posted on: 28 Dec 2012
Posted by: Rod
Top 5 Cheap Bachelor Party Ideas

Who doesn’t love a bargain?
One of the biggest difficulties that comes with planning a bachelor party is having to accommodate various budgets. Here are some cheap bachelor party ideas that don’t skimp on the fun.

5. Stay at a 3-Star Hotel or Just Up the Occupancy

pictureIf your group is on a tighter budget, the hotel is a great place to cut the overall cost of the bachelor party. Just keep in mind that the cheaper the hotel, the worse the amenities. Also, if you are on an even tighter budget you can up the occupancy, but remember you will be sharing beds so make sure not to go out for a mexican night.

4. Go to a Montreal Strip Club

pictureIn other cities, such as Las Vegas, going to a strip club is as fiscally responsible as your last date ordering the surf and turf at Morton’s. However going to one of the strip clubs in Montreal is one of the best cheap bachelor party ideas. The lap dances are only $15 per song and drinks are the same price as at a bar. Also, your buddy who just blew his nest egg on his wife’s cupcake business can sit in the pervert’s row (at the stage) all night nursing a beer without any pressure to tip or buy another drink. Those that want to make it rain can, and those that are experiencing a drought can relax with the group without feeling bad. Learn a little more about Montreal strip clubs here.

3. Checkout a Bring Your Own Wine Restaurant

pictureMontreal has many great places to eat. There are also many bring your own wine restaurants throughout the downtown area. This allows you guys to stock up on some cheap beer or wine and not break the bank when the bill for the meal comes. You can also save serious cash if you are well versed in wines, as most places have huge markups.

2. Get Bottle Service

pictureAgain, the only place in the world where bottle service actually comes out cheaper is in Montreal. Not getting bottle service is a huge mistake, especially when throwing a bachelor party in Montreal. In Montreal, drinks are measured to 1 oz. of alcohol per mixed drink. That $12 Grey Goose drink at the bar is more expensive then buying a bottle for $250 ($12 X 26oz= $312). You are also gaining the status and convenience of bottle service at no cost, whereas you’re charged a premium for it in most other cities. Bottle service is a must if you want to save money. However, order the bottles in advance, unless you like to try and collect money from your friends when they are drunk. The excuses for not having money will be endless – this is why we include bottle service in our bachelor party packages.

1. Private Show at Your Hotel

pictureOur #1 cheap Montreal bachelor party idea is one that most people view as expensive. However, getting a private show at your hotel is a cost-effective solution that will actually take your bachelor party to the next level. While the private show might have an initial sticker shock, take into mind that the cost will be split among the group and that everyone will be thoroughly entertained for an hour. Compare the per person cost to getting a few lap dances and drinks at a strip club and the savings are obvious. Also factor in the fact that your minds will be blown by what you will witness and you have yourself the best cheap bachelor party idea out there.

Posted on: 02 Jul 2012
Posted by: Oren
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 inside anywhere 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
5 Ideas for a Wild Bachelor Party in Montreal

I got a call the other day from a best man saying,

“I want to top our last party Las Vegas, how can I make our Montreal Bachelor Party crazy?”

Luckily, we have the best connections for the craziest time. Here are 5 ideas to ensure a wild bachelor party in Montreal, even if you’re as creative as Yoko Ono:

5. Get a PIMP Suite

pictureIf you book, it they will come. Having a suite is essential for a serious bachelor party. Your girlfriend lied to you: size matters. Having the best suite at a great hotel will set the tone for the weekend and can increase your odds for one hell of a weekend. Unless you think that a 9.5 (there’s no such thing as a 10) would love to come back and party at the Travel Lodge… by the airport.

4. Midgets and Magnums

picturePeople love big bottles of booze and people love little people. Why not combine the two? We will book you a table at the hottest club in Montreal and hire a midget to pour you drinks at your table out of a magnum (3L/6L) bottle of vodka. There is no better way to draw attention at a club. This method yields the best (legal) ROI for acquisitions.

3. Show at a Steakhouse

pictureThere is a reason no one goes to a fancy salad house. A trip to a steakhouse is almost as mandatory as going to a strip club. Luckily our genius minds have combined the two. We will set you up with a private room at a fancy steak house, and for desert, we will have two choice cuts come in and do a lesbian show right on your table. Save the hanger-steak jokes as we only stock the freshest ingredients. Want a crazier bachelor party? We can add some topless waitresses…

2. Body Sushi

pictureNiotaimori, or body/naked sushi, is the art of serving sushi on a naked model. Once considered the stuff of legend, body or naked sushi is now available in Montreal. While it is not as debauched as our previous idea, this is for those who want to be a little more sophisticated (just swap in toro for your jokes). You will have your own private room and a sushi chef serving multiple courses. There’s more on body sushi here.

1. Mix Them All Together

pictureIf you really want the wildest time, try to mix as many ideas as possible into the weekend. Unlike your failed mixology attempts, this will yield the greatest results. That is what we did for our ultimate bachelor party. No matter what budget, we have the connections to make your dreams come true. Give us a call at 1.877.690.4919 and we can set you and your buddies up with the time of your lives.

Posted on: 18 Jun 2012
Posted by: Oren