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Venue for private music band party in Montreal?

Hi Chowhounders,

I'm organizing a birthday party for a fellow, but finding a venue for my little shindig is trickier than I thought -- I need your help!

Here is what makes it tricky:

I'm looking for a place
- that's on the small side - I expect only 30-40 people
- where a music band can play
- on a Saturday night
- ideally on the island of Montreal, hopefully close to downtown or surrounding boroughs

In my party-organizing fantasies, I imagine something like a small bar, a quaint little pub or a cute restaurant. I'm flexible (and desperate) enough though that I can organize food and drinks separately from the venue.

Looking forward to your ideas! Thanks!!

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  1. i know burritoville on bishop near concordia has live bands playing all the time. it has a couple of floors and probably can accommodate that amount of people. i've also heard that vibe is really great as well.

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    1. re: sharkbait88

      Yep! You can rent the space on the second floor and it has a little bar space and a piano. The only downside is it is fairly small, we were about 15 and filled up the space so it's not bad if you don't mind it being tight. No air con so it'll get really really hot though.

    2. Hurley's might fit the bill, they have rooms you could reserve for your group, they do have live bands on some nights if i recall correctly, and food is irish/british pub food, however, i'm not sure you would be able to see/hear the live band depending on where you are sitting in the pub

      1. A friend of mine did something similar at Bitoque (Notre-Dame just west of Atwater), they have a "basement" that's pretty cool and you can rent it out. That was about a year/year and a half ago though so I can't promise they still offer it.

        1. If you already have the band, you could probably book Les Trois Minots on St-Laurent. It won't be private but there will be very few people who will come in from the street. I don't know whether you'd be able to cater there.

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