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Jul 20, 2009 12:04 PM

Bachelor Party: Montreal

Hey fellow Chowhounders!

I will be in Montreal in mid-August for a Bachelor party and looking for some recommendations. We are staying on Sherbrooke, pretty close to Station Place-des-Arts and University of Quebec-Montreal. Recs don't need to be in this immediate area, but close to metro stops would be nice...

We have the crazy night planned and ready to go, so now I am looking for more casual, local pubs, bars, etc. - Places for good beers, cocktails, and light food. Not looking for real fancy or expensive places - more local hang outs with good food, music, scenery, etc.

Here is what I am looking for, specifically:


Place for Poutine:

Smoked Meat joint:

Late night drunk eats:

Side walk cafes for people watching/chilling:

Help me out!


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  1. You'll find an exhaustive list of most of these things by doing a search on this board, or someone will likely post them for you in the next 24 hours.

    Definitive selections for your list are more or less as follows:

    Pubs/Bars: Dieu du Ciel (29 Laurier West), Reservoir (9 Duluth East) - also particularly good for a weekend brunch

    Place for Poutine: La Banquise (994 Rachel East) - open 24 hours, Patati Patata (4177 St-Laurent)

    Smoked Meat joint: Schwartz's - 3895 St-Laurent, or The Main, more or less directly across the street

    Late night drunk eats: La Banquise, the poutine place above, is definitely one of those options, Rapido - 4494 St-Denis, is open 24 hours and a frequented drunken diner.

    Sidewalk cafes: Euro Deli - 3619 St-Laurent - not exactly a cafe, which would be the Cafe Depot next door I guess, but a frequented stoop for people watching and cheap eats (with coffee certainly available)

    Side walk cafes for people watching/chilling:

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    1. re: afoodyear

      Thanks for the suggestions! I have been searching like crazy, but wanted one last updated suggestions option. Thanks again!

    2. Afoodayear is SPOT ON!!!
      great recommendations! go to Reservoir for great beer/snacks/brunch/location!

      Side walk cafes for people watching/chilling: Try the terrasse in the old port at the science centre (Bistro des Terrasses Bonsecours) nice if sunny out. Otherwise there are plenty on Bernard Street (just west of Park) or on St-Laurent or if you really want good people watching only (and mediocre places!) then go to Crescent street.