Montreal has prepared the best of the best for you this weekend party and events monsters. We, at MTL Blog Events, make sure to present you the finest happenings in the city for your enjoyment. These 16 things to do this weekend will keep you away from school, work or whatever boring stuff you need to forget about!
Thursday, January 29th
Turnup For Humanity at Blizzarts with Hunter S. Compton will let you party and have fun with your friends for a good cause! Support UNICEF tonight. View Event>
EDM Thursday at L'Abreuvoir is the place to be on Thursday night for electronic music vibes. View Event>
Trashback Thursdays is celebrating Trash Family's first original mix release produced by Q.G. The artist is based in Europe! Be at Trash-Bar tonight. View Event>
Friday, January 30th
KOSV House is the party you want to be at on Friday night at Le Belmont. Headlining the night is trap lord LaRue Music. Expect special exclusive performances by Jei Bandit and FURST! View Event>
Team No-Mbrella are your DJs for the night at Salon Officiel. Make sure you make a turn, the venue will be absolutely packed. View Event>
Riff Raff, the God of Aesthetics, is performing at New City Gas! Don't miss the chance to see him. View Event>
#Nightowl is the rave you want to be at on Friday night. Location is still unknown, but will be released on their Facebook event page in two days! View Event>
The Red Party is the classiest evening in town for university students. Dress to impress! View Event>
Saturday, January 31rd
Snowballin' is the rave to attend on Saturday night. Location is to be announced, but with over 700 guests ready to party, you don't want to miss it out. View Event>
Soul Connection by La Bacchanale is an amazing visual experience in a crazy rave surrounded by party-monsters. Their last event had over 1000 attendees and was one of the best raves of 2014. View Event>
Raw Moments' first year anniversary at Stereo Bar will leave you speechless! DJ Paolo Rocco will be your host! View Event>
Back To Basics is a nice, free event happening at N For Mackay! This is perfect for university students on a budget looking to chill and have some fun! View Event>
Cosmic Gate, the international artist, will be performing at New City Gas this Saturday night! Fend to be absolutely insane, as usual. View Event>
Igloofest 2015 is still going strong this weekend! Digweed is the biggest artist and the entire electronic scene of Montreal is waiting for his set! View Event>
Sunday, February 1st
Frank & Oak Warehouse sale has amazing prices all day long for you on great brands. Check it out! View Event>
Montreal, Poutine week officially starts and this only mens that you do not need to feel guilty about leaving the diet aside for couple days! To learn everything you need to know about poutine week, View Event>
A Part Of Me gives you the opportunity to donate your hair and give back to the less fortunate currently battling with cancer. View Event>
I must admit, I had never been to New City Gas (I moved here during the pandemic — please forgive me), so I had no idea what to expect. The first thing I thought was, "WOW, this space is so cool!" We walked into the lobby-bar and I was instantly taken by the exposed brick and hanging lights, which created a boho-chic Mykonos-esque aesthetic. Of course, that included a hanging bed.
We stepped inside and walked through the mysterious yet cozy and inviting interior complete with mirrors and candles galore. Before entering the restaurant, we passed through the artisanal marketplace, featuring goods from Meraki, a Laval-based boutique filled with handmade goods and imported treasures from Greece.
Next, we headed into the restaurant, which is so spectacularly done that it feels like one of the most high-end, chic spots on the Island of Montreal but with a totally relaxed and laid-back vibe. Thanks to the decor — complete with hanging baskets, long tables, neutral tones and vibrant greenery — you truly feel like you're in Tulum or in Greece.
We tucked ourselves in for a four-course meal by Chef Massimo Piedimonte of Le Mousso. We were told that the menu was "a tour through the Mediterranean": tapas, a fish course, a meat course, and dessert. Paired with drinks prepared by sommelier Maxime Laliberté of Maison Boulud and mixologist Lawrence Picard of Nectar & Co., I was in absolute heaven.
Between courses, we checked out the open-air gallery outside by S16 and the NFT Gallery by 0x Society, which is actually the first of its kind in Canada. Both of these will be available all summer long.
When the sun went down and the lights came on, the ambiance was even more spectacular. Co-owner Alex K. told me the team was inspired by their travels to places like Tulum and Mykonos, not just for their food and culture, but for the way they exude positive summer vibes. And that's exactly what I got from Bazart from start to finish!
Bazart at New City Gas
Address: 969, rue Wellington, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: For a taste and the vibes of the Mediterranean right in the heart of Griffintown.