Montreal has been feeling the first wave of heat this week and Montrealers are ready for some partying! And it's just your luck, this weekend, there's a huge choice of event happening around the city, like the MAC transforming it's space to welcome partygoers and Tommy Kruise lighting up the scene at Le Belmont to celebrate CODA's departure from the venue.
So many great events and so little time before Monday! Don't worry, MTL Blog Events has all the ins on the hottest places to dance the night away or grab a drink in good company!
Thursday, April 16th
Les Jeunes Jeudis avec Loud & Lary. Every thursday, the new age quebecer rap group, Loud Lary Ajust, takes over the turntables! Spinning everything current from Trap to Hip-Hop anthems you still can't get out of your head, this is where you'll want to be if you need a break from your week! View Event>
Kahn with Lexis, Son Raw and Dubspecter at Newspeak. Bringing his punk rock infused sound with him,Khan will be crossing seas tomorrow to come and party at the finest, new spot in Montreal, Newspeak! View Event>
Trashback Thursdays: Open Deck with Mr.Nokturn, Double Trouble, and special Guests. Trash Family is set to TRASH the TRH-Bar (was that too much?) this thursday! Cheap drinks and good company is all you'll find here! View Event>
Friday, April 17th
#LECYPHER Week 22: Tribute to the Pioneers of Hip-Hop. Come enjoy a night of live music and soul food at Le Cypher. Celebrating some of Hip-Hop's pioneers, come dance to some funky bass! View Event>
Les Printemps du MAC 2015 : META. Friday night, indulge in chic affairs and an open bar stacked by Grey Goose and Bombay at the MAC. Transformed for the purpose of the event, it's the opportunity to enjoy art like never before, to the sounds of Dj Thomas H! View Event>
The Grand Finale: Tommy Kruise, Ryan Playground, J.u.D, Thomas White & Dear Lola. Set to be an historic happening, Tommy Kruise, Ryan Playground and others promised to give epic performances! Are you ready to drink & dance? View Event>
Omarion at Viva Lounge. We just announced Drake coming to Montreal, but the city is already welcoming a star this week! Omarion, of B2K fame, will be hosting your party at Viva Lounge this Friday. Come drink and party under the sun with Omarion! View Event>
Tokyo Flex Fridays. If you're a Saint-Laurent kind of person, and even if you're not to be honest, Tokyo is known to all to be the place to find yourself in good company, with good music every Friday nights. View Event>
Saturday, April 18th
Blockhead with Elaquent, DJ Brace & In_The_Valley. Fresh off it's opening, Newspeak keeps the party going every weekend! This Saturday, get to experience the sounds of Blockhead and In_The_Valley ! View Event>
Luxe with Shaydakiss, A-Rock and Hatchy. Get dressed up and come party with the always enchanting Shaydakiss at Velvet this Saturday! View Event>
Richie Hawtin presents: CNTRL. Bringing his campus tour to Montreal, Richie Hawtin will be mixing technology and music to get you on your feet. Add some alcohol to the equation and your night is sure to be a good one! View Event>
Jazz & Illa: Fresh off the release of his new single "Strippers", catch Illa J performing over live soul music every sunday at Honey Martin with FAWNA & ATAMONE. If you dread your Monday mornings, this is the place to lounge at on a Sunday. View Event>
Igloofest is right around the corner! This year it happens to start Thursday, January 12th and lasts until Saturday, Feburary 4th. Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday between those dates are filled with superb DJs! But, there are specific DJs you should definitely look out for in 2017 at Igloofest!
The list below composes of some of the most popular DJs performing at Igloofest and some local upcoming home favourites! So, be sure to pick and choose your dates wisely! Or hey, why not just go see them all!
Alright, guys, I'm going to be totally honest with you. I'm broke AF. It's mainly because it's summer, and so updating the wardrobe/going out everywhere/living my best life costs a lot of money, apparently? Anyway, whatever the reason is, I don't have a whole lot of loose change to spend on getting turnt.
And I know that I'm not alone. Like I said, summer in the city is awesome - but it can get expensive. But a lack of funds should not prevent you from having fun, friends; and thankfully, in Montreal, it doesn't have to. There are tons of super fun places where the drinks are super affordable, and the atmosphere is top notch.
Blue Dog is quite possibly one of the more popular dive bars in Montreal; but if you've ever been there, you know exactly why.
Not only are the drinks incredibly affordable, but the music is on point, the crowd is always down for an awesome time, and the spot has an undeniably electric vibe. Although you might have to wait a little bit to get in, depending on when you go, trust me when I say that it's more than worth the wait time. Grab a drink, save some money, and prepare to get turnt.
TBH, I feel like Else's is the perfect place to go at any point in time. Not only do they have an incredibly warm, friendly, and all-around chill atmosphere, but they also happen to serve up food and drink for super cheap.
Which is awesome, because with a super tasty selection of food (including their cheesecake, which is basically heaven on a plate), tons of varieties of beer, and their stellar atmosphere, you're pretty much never going to want to leave this spot.
Honestly, how much fun is Bifteck? This Montreal institution (yes, to me it's an institution) on The Main is pro at serving up inexpensive drinks - especially beer pitchers, which makes it the perfect place to grab a few friends and unwind.
Plus, bonus points for their free popcorn, pool tables, and incredibly laid-back vibe. Perfectly chill, inexpensive spot for hanging out until the wee hours of the night? Found.
If you're at all into dive bars in Montreal, then the chances are very high that you know about Barfly.
Not only does this spot offer up one seriously friendly atmosphere, but the drinks are inexpensive - and amazing - AF. Which, of course, makes it one of the most perfect spots in the city to grab all your friends, split a pitcher, and indulge in Barfly's good vibes while unwinding from a super hectic day. Or week. Or month. Or, you know, whatever.
Does your definition of getting turnt involve going hard on the dance floor? Yes? Well, then this spot is totally for you.
Le Belmont, in Montreal's Mile End, features drinks that are incredibly reasonably priced; awesome music; a dance floor; and a crowd that, I think, seriously never sleeps. It's the place to go to if you're down to have one seriously fun time, without wasting all of your hard-earned money. Trust me on this, friends.
If you're in downtown Montreal, up for a good time, and incredibly up for saving a few bucks, then you're going to want to head to Moose Bawr.
Located right next to Concordia University, this spot features reasonably priced drinks, a gorgeous terrasse - overlooking Sainte-Catherine street - and some incredibly tasty food (like their incredibly yummy kimchi poutine, which changed up the poutine game for me, to be totally honest). Add this up with their incredibly chill vibe and welcoming atmosphere, and you've got one seriously awesome spot on your hands, friend.
Get turnt and go bowling? Yes, this is a possibility - and a necessity, TBH - at Notre Dame Des Quilles.
Not only does this spot feature a tiny bowling alley (but bowl responsibly, friends), a fun vibe, awesome music, and an overall super unique feeling, but the drinks here also happen to be incredibly cheap. This is especially true if you show up during happy hour; so bring some friends, a couple of bucks, your best bowling face, and prepare to have one seriously good time.
Located in Rosemont, and part warehouse, Alexandraplatz is kind of a hidden gem in the city. But if you're willing to find it, trust me, you're going to have one awesome time.
Boasting some super inexpensive liquor and a super chill, local bar type of vibe, this spot is perfect for unwinding with your friends after work over a few beers. Bonus points for their awesome terrasse, which is just as welcoming as the actual bar itself, and is probably the perfect spot to spend your summer days at.
Beer lovers, this one's for you. Chez Baptiste boasts a huge variety of both local and imported beers... all of them for incredibly fair prices.
This spot boasts an incredibly relaxing, fun, and welcoming vibe; but, admittedly, it's best enjoyed chilling with friends, possibly on their awesome terrasse. So if your idea of getting turnt AF does not involve a dance floor and regrettable selfies, then this is the spot for you.
I'm just going to get straight to the point here: this Plateau bar serves up $2/$3 shots. Yes. That's right. If you're anything like me, who prefers that their alcohol comes in one ounce plastic cups but hates the $5+ price tag that comes along with it, then this spot is paradise.
La Shop also offers tons of different drinks at roughly this same price point; and with their super fun, vibrant atmosphere, this spot is sure to become your next fave hangout spot.
Unfortunately, La Shop is closed for the summer - which is why it's only a bonus item on this list. But make a note of this spot once it reopens, and make sure to keep yourself updated via their Facebook page.
Nature Boys Tings III hosted by Yung Beezy & FURST is your prime choice of turn up this Friday December 11th. Jamvvis, Rue De Bois & Maison Grain will be your Djs for the night. The entrance is FREE, the music is good and the drinks are freaking cheap.
On Saturday December 12th, join Dr.Mad & Walla P for a wonderful night of funk inside Le Bleury Bar A Vinyl. Hosted by Marley C., this edition of Voyage Funktastique is definitely not to miss because it is actually Dr Mad.'s birthday bash!
Igloofest just announced their official lineup for the 2016 edition of the winter festival every single Montrealer is waiting for. In an effort to represent our Montreal Djs, MTL Blog decided to do a quick listing of the local Djs you need to see this year.
From Lunice to Ryan Playground, first timers to Igloofest experienced artists, we are here to make sure you go the right date and the right time for your ears' proper pleasures:
Photo cred - Ryan Playground
Ryan Playground is signed to local creative agency Saintwoods. She's been in and around the local scene for some time, recognized as a top DJ, producer and singer, Ryan Playground will have you dancing all night long to her beautiful mixes.
Black Tiger Sex Machine just got back from a Europe tour and are ready to take over North America for their 2016 BTSM Church Tour. With their extremely original tiger formed masks, the electro based trio is back for an Igloofest performance not to miss.
Shaydakiss is not just making noise here at her hometown, but is also solidifying her presence nation-wide in Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City and Vancouver. Topping that, she's played the hottest spots in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami alongside artists like Diplo, A-Trak, Chromeo, Skrillex, & more.
Now, Bambii is actually located right now in Toronto but for what's it worth, it will be her first Igloofest showcase and she is absolutely amazing. She opened for Machine Drum, Falcons, Mykki Blanco, LE1F and recently collaborated with Full Crate. She enjoys playing House, RNB, Jersey & Global Sounds. Bambii will also be dropping an EP in 2016!