It's glacial cold outside, we know. MTL Blog Events is here to make sure you keep warm in the best venues and best events there are in Montreal this weekend. You have four days of pure nightlife action, parties, events, concerts and outdoor activities, don't miss any of them Montreal! You can always come back to this page for more information and to keep updated on the events happening all over town in the next four days.
Thursday, January 15th
Zone Franche is happening tonight at Luwan! Post a picture of you on their event page partying the hardest and have a chance to win a bottle. View Event>
Arthouse at Salon Daome is host to Horror Inc., OHM Hourani and Hakim Guelmi! Great night out with amazing visuals. View Event>
Cozy Oysters and Bubbly Night in Westmount, two minutes from Metro Vendome, at Brasserie Central provides you with tasty low price oysters! View Event>
Trashback Thursdays at TRH-Bar is your weekly electronic, techno and bass music dose. Come trash up Trash-Bar for Trashback Thursdays with the Trash Family! View Event>
MELT MTL is at Blizzarts every Thursday and it's a blast every time. Don't miss the rising stars as they put the groove on for you all night. View Event>
Friday, January 9th
It's Igloofest 2015's opening day! Do we need to say more? International artist Gui Boratto is the one you want to catch on Friday! View Event>
The Empire Blood Bath at Le Belmont will be the best Igloofest after-party with all the guys from Kannibalen Records! View Event>
At Street Level with hip-hop genius Jei Bandit, will be happening at Bar Ritz BDP! View Event>
Get Nice Fridays is the event to be on Friday. A weekly which has been happening for years and has the rep to be a well-known turnup zone. Don't miss it! View Event>
Montreal International Auto Show is the blessing for car lovers this year. The most beautiful cars on earth will be placed for your enjoyment! View Event>
Saturday, January 17th
Igloofest's second day is this Saturday! Marciano, Karl Chulo, Justin Martin who just performed at The Holy Ship, and many more are your Djs for the night! Be there with all of Montreal's electronic music fanatics. View Event>
Apartment 200 has Louie-P and Truspin coming this Saturday night to funk your night up. Apt.200 is known to be the hottest spot in town right now, come early to make sure you get a spot in or call for a guestlist and bottle service! View Event>
DJ Black Coffee, international emerging artist, will be at Stereobar, the little brother of #1 After-hours club in North-America, Stereo. View Event>
Tool Room Live, the promoter for New City Gas on Saturday night, brings in three absolutely crazy Djs for all the rave mongers out there! View Event>
Sunday, January 18th
Igloofest happens now on Sundays. Can you believe it, just like Piknic Electronik! The ''I Love Neon'' family will be performing all evening long at the Videotron Stage. Don't miss them. View Event>
Jazz & Dilla is your spot to be at on a Sunday night to take it easy and laid back in a chill environment. View Event>
Tokyo Bar Sundays will have you party like if it was Friday! Prolong your weekend with your friends with amazing bottle service. View Event>
And by the looks of her Instagram story, her and her colleagues definitely vibed with the DJ sets they got to hear while there.
In the story she posted above, she wrote that she was there to check out the pop-up vaccination site that was open at Piknic on Sunday, August 22. But also, "to dance with her colleagues" — and that she did.
On Saturday, Plante let Montrealers know that they would be able to receive a vaccine dose the following day at this iconic music event that happens every weekend in the summer.
"For Montrealers who haven't been vaccinated and are planning to go, you can combine business with pleasure by getting vaccinated while you're at Piknic. I invite you to go," the mayor wrote.
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.