Guys, I don't know about you, but I've been feeling super happy lately. I'm not sure if it's because of the sunshine, or because all the snow is finally melted, or if it's maybe because I'm seeing Montrealers out and about and finally able to explore this glorious city.
Whatever the reason is, all I know is that I'm finally feeling like Montreal has bloomed into the gorgeous city it always was and always will be. Let's be honest, although we make the best of winter in the city, Montreal under a blanket of snow is maybe not as fun as Montreal under a blanket of green grass and tulips.
But we made it, though. Winter is now officially over; April showers have made room for May flowers; spring has sprung; the snow is melted... basically, Montreal has defrosted and bloomed into the gorgeous city it always was and always will be.
Of course, with super beautiful weather and super chill vibes come a whole bunch of super fun, free things to do in the city! True, the basic things in Montreal are free. I mean, it doesn't cost anything to take a stroll through your favourite park or Instagram some seriously legit houses you found while walking to work.
But some things are a little less obvious, guys. And if you're wondering exactly what those are, then worry not. I've been letting you guys know about free things to do in Montreal for a while now, and like every month, I've got your back for May 2017, too.
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.