Going to university in Montreal can be a pretty crazy experience. This city is extremely unique in it's way of life and it can be kind of hard to explain to anyone that hasn't experienced it first-hand.
For those of us that have given this city some of the best years of our lives, here are 11 clear signs you went to university in Montreal.
1. You’ve skipped class because it was way too icy
2. You’ve drank the weird dep alcohol
3. You went to Tokyo an embarrassing amount of times
4. You visited your friend’s Ontario school only to be shocked at what weak partiers they are
5. You’ve never actually been to most of Montreal’s landmarks
6. You’ve used a 4 à 7 and dollar beers as a reward for studying
7. You’ve sampled every variety of St. Laurent drunk food
While there are a million and one spots to enjoy a 5 à 7 in the city, not everywhere does happy hour quite like this Montreal restaurant in the Village.
Resto Keela serves $6 drinks from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., including house draft beer, house red or white wine, and speed rail mixed drinks, which is a choice of vodka, rye, rum, or gin — a pretty hard drink deal to beat.
As for food, you can go every week and try a different $6 dish at happy hour. "The $6 bites change from week to week but we always offer 3-5 options," owners Kristin Murphy and Johnny Hamilton told MTL Blog.
I went on September 10 and got to try green beans with a cashew romesco sauce and feta crumble, chorizo sausage, chicken Kaarage with kimchi cucumbers, and organic cherry tomato salad with blue cheese. And I kid you not when I say these dishes all take your taste buds on a culinary trip to heaven.
Keela's full menu is also filled with tons of unique dishes for you to try. The celery root carpaccio is hands down my favourite.
Every Friday night, you can hear the sweet voice of Bud Rice sing live at the restaurant.