MTL Blog Events has a great program for you this weekend Montreal. We are getting closer to Christmas which means partying, gifts...and more partying! From now on, every week we'll make sure to give you a top-notch selection of party possibilities. This means, every night, you can come back to this article to know what's popping in Montreal and where to get completely trashed in a great environment. Montreal, here you go: your 20 not-to-be-missed events this weekend.
- Thursday, December 11th
Les Jeunes Jeudis with Loud and Lary from the popular Loud Lary Ajust hip-hop group are your new DJs at Salon Officiel every Thursday. You get the chance to hangout with the kings and party hard with your friends! View Event>
Thursdays at Blizzarts is THE spot. Didn't we tell you enough already? MELT MTL explodes the venue every time and you know what? It's free. View Event>
Tonight we party with Moritz Von Oswald from Germany. Oswald is getting ready to rip up Stereo Bar (the fresh new little brother to Stereo on the scene), which was nominated #1 after-hours in North America. Do not miss out on this one as it will be TURNT! View Event>
Velvet - Auberge Saint-Gabriel has Debbie Doe, YRKO and Jimmy Be in the house tonight! Live performances by talented Tristan Ginger and much more on the line for you to have a fun filled evening! View Event>
Montreal's Ice Queens are hosting a lovely party with live performances and soulful DJs at Cabaret Playhouse! All for you to have a lot of fun surrounded by talented people in a warm atmosphere. View Event>
Puce POP Hiver is this Friday! With over 7000 attendees every year and an incredible amount of talented artists this one is not to miss! This event presents clothes, music, ceramics, jewelry and so many more amazing presentations! View Event>
Flex Fridays breaks down the house every Friday at Tokyo Bar! The Goontribe, the oldest and most experienced promoter in Montreal hosts the party. If you love to get groovy and lose your mind in the music and on the dance floor, check it out. View Event>
-Saturday, December 13th
Are you ready for a trip in the Funk Galaxy? On Saturday evening at Bleury Bar à Vinyl, Walla-P and Dr.Mad are in the house to funk your life up. Don't funk up and miss it! View Event>
FABOLOUSis coming to Montreal this Saturday! Espace Des Arts is receiving the hip-hop all-star. All 2000 hip-hop lovers who are going to be attending are excited as hell. If you want an on-deck show hip-hop show, FABOLOUS has you covered. View Event>
KING LOUIE comes to Montreal at Cabaret Underworld! KING LOUIE will represent his city and explode ours with an insane show! View Event>
Andy Kim is kicking off the most beautiful time of the year here in Montreal to put you in the mood before your vacation! Theater Corona Virgin Mobile invites you to celebrate with them. View Event>
OCTOV presents at Club Lambi Mrs. Craze, Zepha Laura Scavo and Seychelle! Incredible DJs for an incredible night out. Don't miss out on any of the action. View Event>
-Sunday, December 14th
Michael Blackson the African King of comedy is coming to Montreal! The show will be held at Concordia's Prestigious Oscar Peterson Hall! A chance for good laughs with the whole family for Christmas times. View Event>
Jazz & Dilla offers you an evening with jazzy vibes with Atamone & FRASE, a cold beer and a chill atmosphere in NDG at Honey Martin. Move your body and give your ears a great gift for Christmas! View Event>
Lofthanza 707 brings you all around the world on a Sunday evening! Salon Daome launches their newest event with Luc Raymond and Debbie Doe! The night is a glorious praise to Paris-New York-Montreal where the party never ends. View Event>
8-Bit Sundays is an MTL Blog Events personal favorite. Chill at Studio Backstage with a beer and video games tournaments! View Event>
Merry Montreal provides you with Wacky Street Performers. Their keeping you all in the tradition of Montreal street performance with a little dose of Christmas cheer! View Event>
Enjoy the start of the holiday season and party hard for us and with us this weekend Montreal!
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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!
During the Holidays, most of us have a lot more time to hang out and do fun activities. It's a time to stroll along the streets, do winter sports, and make the most of what winter has to offer (beyond staying in and watching Netflix!!).
The Montreal Old Port is always magical, but even more so during this time of the year.
December 31st is the perfect time to spend the entire day in an enchanting environment, as the Old Port has tons of activities to offer... many of which are free! And don't think that you have to organise everything, because I've done all the planning for you!
Here are just a few activities you can do when spending the last day of 2016 in Montreal's Old Port:
Start off your day with one of the most fun winter sports of all time: ice skating! On New Year's Eve, the Natrel Skating Rink in Old Montreal is open until 10 p.m., but I suggest going early - the physical activity and fresh air will leave you feeling energized for the long day of celebrations ahead!
2. There Will Be A Huge Fireworks Show At Midnight
Not only is Montreal throwing a killer New Year's Party, but they are also lighting up your night with fireworks! You can skate on the ice rink while magical winter coloured fireworks sparkle in the sky right above your head! While you watch the fireworks that will begin at midnight, you can continue to enjoy the music and the winter wonderland atmosphere with the whole city of Montreal.
After the outdoors music party, you and all your friends can head out and drink up at some on Montreal's chillest bars! There are several bars located right in Old Montreal that will still be open after the party stops outside or if you want to warm up on some drinks inside. We suggest to buy your tickets in advance if you want to be guaranteed entrance. Some bars include Bevo, Philemon, Santos, Pub St. Paul and many more to fulfill the beginning of your 2017!
5. The Metro Is Open ALL NIGHT!!!
How many times during the year do we wish that the metro was open all night so that we could get back home safe without paying for a cab? Well, for New Year's Eve, your wishes are granted! The metro will be open all night so you can chill in the Old Port for as long as you want after the show, up until you're ready to call it a night! No stress, the metro will stay open!
For magical times in Montreal this December 31st, head to the Old Port and enjoy some of the funnest activities in the city! Merry Montreal is going on until January 1st.
With 2017 right around the corner, it's time to end 2016 off with a BANG! To do so, why not head out to some places in Montreal where you can eat, drink, and socialise with new people. It's time to party up and make what's left of 2016 great!
It's pretty obvious that a great way to make memories is by indulging in food, drinks, and making new friends. So, I comprised a list of some amazing places where you can enjoy fabulous food, wild drinks, and meet fun people right here in Montreal. Each place is unique in their own way and most are actually supper clubs!
Laika is not your typical night out. Instead of being a restaurant, it is actually a local hangout with coffee, small plates, and Sunday brunches. But, it all turns into a DJ lounge at night. So, if you rather have a chill night out where you can meet low-key people, then Laika is the place for you!
Enjoy a fabulous dinner at Joverse and then watch it transform into one of Montreal's wildest clubs! Their food is absolutely fabulous and I strongly suggest getting some of their famous crab cakes! Afterwards, grab a mojito with your girls and meet different people from the most unique places. You can dance, drink, and eat for the perfect night out with your BFFs and the new friends you will make.
Have a Spanish tapas styled dinner at Santos! Santos offers a nice light meal before the real partying starts after eleven when it turns into a hot AF bar. This is the perfect place for a classy night out while meeting new people who may or may not be from Montreal.
Not only can you get a boozy brunch at SuWu, but you can also enjoy a unique dinner before the shots, shots, shots! They specialize in making cocktails and what they like to call 'gourmet bar bites'! You will definitely have a fabulous night out!
For good food, good drinks, and new people, I recommend going to Pink Flamingo! Not only will you feel classy AF, but you will also enjoy nice champagne and some delectable food! Their french cuisine is fabulous and the atmosphere is elegant enough that you can meet new people who aren't complete wierdos.
Not only does Soubois have the best nightlife in Montreal, but their food is to die for! They offer fresh quality ingredients that come together to make the most delightful dishes. One of their most famous dishes happens to be their duck tartar! So this is definitely the place to be for a wild night that fulfills your food desires, drink desires, and social desires.
For authentic Italian dishes, like their amazing pizza, I recommend checking out Bevo! Not only are they a pizzeria, but they are also a bar! You can drink up and meet as many people as you please while enjoying the class atmosphere.
Suite 701 is honestly a perfect place for a boozy brunch as it is located right in the heart of Montreal! Not only do they have superb food, but they have amazing drinks. They offer a very impressive boozy brunch where you and your BFF can get tipsy at while enjoying some great eats and deep convos. They even have “Option Grande Soif”! A 2 hour open bar add-on option that is completely perfect for a fun night out.
Big In Japan is definitely the place to be if you are looking for a nice candlelit dinner over some hot AF drinks! I strongly recommend Big In Japan if you want to have a fun night but if you would also like to meet new people in an elegant way.
They offer Japanese fusion izakaya that pairs perfectly with their nightlife. After you complete you crazy meal, you can have a wild night since then it turns into a club with a live DJ. Flyjin in is super trendy and a great place to meet new and fun people in Montreal.
Toyo is a classic example of a teppanyaki restaurant! Here, you and a few of your friends can grab a table with some other Montrealer's and enjoy a wild dinner with some drinks. There may not be any dancing but there sure will be some socialization!
If you love some awesome burgers and some even more delicious and larger than life drinks, then I suggest checking out Deville! They have these amazing fish bowl drinks, doughnut balls, salads, burgers, and much more to make your mouths water while you can simultaneously meet new people.
Auberge St-Gabriel is perfect for some refined new French cuisine in a chic and restored historic inn that later turns into a superb club! The stone walls are antique AF but also beautiful. You can party up and meet some great new people!