Bachelor Party in Montreal
I am in a similar boat, as in a group of guys (early-mid 30s) from NYC heading up to Montreal for a bachelor party. I am looking for recommendations for hotel, food, nightlife, late night eats. I am new to this site so read around a bit. You guys seem to really know what you're talking about so will appreciate your help. We enjoy good meals but are, by no means, foodies. We're looking for some good food with a fun atmosphere. Under the radar, fun places with local flare would be great. Eye candy not a bad bonus.
As far as hotels, we'd like to be able to walk/short commute as much as possible. We'll have cars but will hopefully only use those to head to the casino (if we can motivate for it).
I know these requests are broad but I appreciate any suggestions. Thanks.
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Last summer a friend of mine did the circuit along St-Denis street for his bachelor party. Lots of places to chow down and enjoy local brews.
Some fun places include 3 amigos (mexican food to get you going), st-sulpice (awesome terrace), 3 brasseurs (microbrews and bar food) and mikado (sushi!)
These are fair suggestions given the bachelor party requirements, but this is a food site so its hard to recommend 3 Amigos or 3 Brasseurs... not to mention that unless this party is in 5 months or more, St. Sulpice terrace will likely be a bit chilly (if its even open). But St. Denis is definitely a good stretch to hang out on.
I think there are some standard restaurants that are fun and unquestionably have some local flare: Garde Manger (especially if you eat late: after 10 dinner turns into something more of a party, though they won't seat groups of 8 or more), Pied de Cochon (infamous), or maybe even Chien Fumant. Icehouse could be good too, but they don't reserve and they definitely won't fit a group more than 8. Or specifically for eye-candy there's Ferreira (with pretty excellent food), Buona Notte and Globe (where food is satisfactory, but its of secondary importance). If I were planning a bachelor party I'd aim for Pied de Cochon, but book way in advance. They also won't fit more than 10 at a table under most circumstances.
The casino is fine, but if you've ever been to vegas (or even niagara falls), the Montreal casino feels a bit dive-y and worn out.
Nightlife: walk the Sherbrooke-Mont Royal stretch of St. Laurent for bars... Also the Mont Royal and St. Denis area. There are lots of clubs (both strip and otherwise) in the Crescent and Ste. Catherine area. Again, I wouldn't recommend this for anything but a bachelor party: just make sure you see other parts of the city - many tourists don't. The best beers IMO are at Dieu de Ciel at Laurier and Clarke, but it gets busy... also its certainly a bar, not a club in any sense.
For late night food you'll end up eating poutine of course. Its tough not to recommend banquise or chez claudette for after-bar eats.
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