Calling all Westies! Can't get downtown but want to grab a few drinks? Skip the expensive cabs and the endless search for parking. Here are some of the best spots in Montreals West Island for a night out on the town any day of the week!
1. Annie's Sur Le Lac
76, rue Sainte-Anne
If you go to John Abbott, then you probably know Annie's a little too well. Annie's is the spot to be especially on Thursday nights where they have a DJ and a dance floor. Not to mention cheap beer and a stunning terrace, especially in the summer!
2. McKibbins West Island
6361 Trans-Canada Hwy
Oh McKibbins West Island, how we will forever be grateful for you. If you are a true Westie then you understand the hype of McKibbs Wednesday . What's not to love about $2 drinks for ladies all night long and $4 beers! Not to mention a DJ and a Dancefloor and they have kick-ass nachos (who can say no to nachos??).
981 Boulevard Saint-Jean
Looking for a more sophisticated night out? Marlowe's is the place to go! With a wide variety of cocktails, wines, sangrias and spirits along with an amazing food menu, Marlowe's never disappoints!
4. Jack Astor's Bar & Grill
3051 Boulevard des Sources
Jack Astor's is a west-island favourite for drinks! They have tons of choices from sangria and mixed drinks, even alcohol infused slush. Plus you can draw on the tables; who said you can't be a child and an adult at the same time?
5. Le Pioneer
286 Lakeshore Rd
Pioneer will forever be Clydes in our hearts. Le Pionner is a great weekend spot for some drinks with a group of friends. The top floor has pool tables & you'll be sure to get yourself into a game of beer pong at some point during the night!
6. Brasserie Le Manoir
600 Boul Saint-Jean
Manoir is a great sports bar for a more relaxed night out. A great spot to watch any sporting event with some cheap beer. They also have amazing chicken wings!
7. Cunninghams Pub
75 Rue Ste-Anne
Cunninghams is a great place to unwind with some cheap food and great beer! They also have $5 Pizza on Mondays and a 2 for 1 wings special on Tuesday!
8. The Firm
2362 Hymus Blvd.
The only nightclub in the West Island! The Firm tends to have a bit of an older crowd, but its a great spot to go dancing. They also have a Happy Hour Bottle Service before 11:30pm on Friday & Saturday!
9. Le Skratch
11841 Pierrefonds Blvd.
Le Skratch is one of the only pool halls in the West Island. All you have to do is buy a drink and you can play pool for free all night long!
The Keg is best known for there delicious steaks but they also have a kick-ass bar! The drinks are a little more on the pricey side, but their bar area and rooftop terrace is just so beautiful that you need to sit down and have at least one drink.
When: September 10 to 12 (Friday and Saturday from noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.)
Address: Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest (between rue Lambert Closse and rue de Bleury)
Why You Need To Go: If you enjoy the Asian night markets in Montreal's original Chinatown, then you'll love the city's newest pan-Asian street food festival, which will take place in the city's "second Chinatown" in Shaughnessy Village. There's even going to be a corgi party with 100 corgis.
Having locked in plans with his friends to help with the proposal on July 2 and without expecting the Canadiens to still be in the playoffs, McCooeye planned to decorate a beach near the Pointe-Claire windmill with thousands of LED lights and pop the question.
But the Canadiens' playoff winning streak proved inconvenient to his plan because much like the rest of the city, the couple were gripped with Habs fever.
"My proposal plan was virtually out the window at this point, and I really considered changing the date and plan entirely," said McCooeye.
"I was scrambling and freaking out, trying to think of a way to watch the game and also pull off my proposal on the originally intended date and time."
So, he thought, "what if I convinced her that there was a projected broadcast of the game at the Pointe-Claire windmill, which was right beside the spot of beach where I was going to propose?"
In order for his plan to work, McCooeye first had to photoshop an Instagram post that claimed that the windmill was hosting a screening of a Stanley Cup Final game.
"If she was to see MTL Blog saying that there was a game being broadcast at the Pointe-Claire windmill, that would probably convince her," he said.
"Come Friday, the plan was in motion."
McCooeye enlisted their group of friends and even a waiter at a bar for the adorably elaborate ruse. In the end, he pulled it off masterfully.
"We walked towards the windmill, and on our way, we arrived at the entrance to the hidden beach where I was going to propose," he said.
"At that point, she said something to the effect of 'pretty cool that MTL Blog posted about this.' I [...] responded 'oh, you mean that MTL Blog post that you knew was fake and you scrolled through your Instagram to check? Because you might have been right about that.'"