McGill is known for being a pretty hard school, but what it’s also known for is being an even harder party school, which might explain why they have so many places selling alcohol on campus.
So, if you’re looking for a new place to grab a drink immediately after class, we’re here to help because school shouldn't just be for studying.
Rightly named the best place on Earth, McGill’s Open Air pub takes over the Three Bares field for the first week of school. They have cold drinks, hot food, and live bands, and it's a completely acceptable excuse for skipping your first days of class. If you go too late in the day, you may have to wait in line for half an hour, but it’s totally worth it.
2. Bronfman Basement
Almost every Thursday the Faculty of Management has $1 beers in Bronfman Basement for a 4 à 7, because management kids need somewhere to unwind before their 3 day weekend too.
3. Detention Den
Every other Thursday the Faculty of Education has a 4 à 7 in the basement of the Education building. You can get $2 beers, fresh pop corn, and grilled cheese. And make sure you bring your own cup or else you’ll have to buy one there.
Put on by the Arts Undergraduate Society, BDA turns the Arts common room in the basement of Leacock into a bar every Thursday from 5-8. Drinks and grilled cheese are both $1. Every week has a different theme and be sure to bust out your old frosh mug, because this is a bring your own cup event.
5. Blues Pub
The Faculty of Engineering runs Blues Pub every Friday from 4-9 in the EUS Common Room, in the basement of McConell. They have tons of drinks and you can either pay $1 for disposable cups, $2 for rental cups.
6. Ceilidh Pub
The majority of McGill students very rarely venture out to MacDonald campus, but Ceilidh Pub might just give you a reason to. It’s located in the Centennial Centre and according to their website it’s the place to be on Thursday nights, so it may just be worth the trip.
7. Molson Stadium
For most people, there’s no better combination than sports and beer, so McGill’s Molson stadium is the perfect place to grab a drink while watching a game from the bleachers.
8. Thomson House
Run by the post-graduate student society, Thomson House is like a classier version of Gerts. With a full bar menu and tons of pub food, Thomson house is a definite must if you don’t feel like schlepping it with the undergrads.
If there’s one thing McGill loves, it’s a good wine and cheese. Almost every faculty has at least one per year, and you don’t even have to actually be in that faculty to go. In the good old days these were free, but now tickets go for about $5, and it’s unlimited wine and cheese until they run out.
The Greenhound Canada Foundation, an ecological advocacy group, will be hosting this free-to-attend market at Leaves House Café McGill from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting on September 18.
This series of markets is "part of Greenhound Foundation's campaign to support mental wellness and community connectedness through plants and nature," according to a press release shared with MTL Blog.
The funds raised from the market will go towards supporting community projects and the development of a "healing garden" in Montreal.
The market this weekend will host creators such as Les Filles Plantées, Ivkaforest, MTL Creation Boutique, MTLA Studio, Soft Earth Forest Therapy, and desputeaux+aubin (creators of Caillou). There will be something for everyone!
There's nothing quite like watching a movie on a big screen under the stars. This month, Montrealers have the chance to do exactly that at the Molson Stadium!
On Saturday, August 14, a screening of Mamma Mia will be shown for the "Night At The Stadium" event organized by a group of medical students — so you can watch this classic hit in the same space the Alouettes usually play.
And what's impossible to watch a movie without? Snacks, of course, which is why there will be various food trucks such as Le Cheese and Mr. Puffs for you to get some treats to nibble on.
Blankets will also be available for purchase in case you end up getting a little chilly or just feel like getting extra cozy.
Tickets are being sold for $20 each, and all proceeds go to the Montreal Children's Hospital oncology department.
A McGill spokesperson told MTL Blog, "Given that the recent incident exacerbated existing damage to the sculpture, it has been removed for repair and restoration. Whether, following this work, the sculpture will return to its current site is not yet determined."
We were further told that "as part of its Action Plan to Address Anti-Black Racism, the University is committed to exploring its historic record." This action plan pledged an investment of $15 million over five years to address racism and develop better representation in both the faculty and student community.
An investigation regarding the statue's vandalism is currently ongoing, the results of which will decide whether the statue will be returned to its current site or be relocated elsewhere.
It's no question that summer is a favourite season in Montreal — and with good reason. Once the sun arrives, the city comes alive with plenty of sights to see, things to do and places to go.
Summer 2021 promises to be especially fun because, after a year and a bit of being cooped up indoors, what could be better than soaking up Montreal at its finest?
The sunny season is also known for another Montreal tradition: moving day. With July 1 being when most new leases begin, the end of June is a flurry of activity as people move out and move in all across the city.
Whether you're new to Montreal, are just moving across town, or are simply looking for ways to make this summer an unforgettable one, there are tons of ways to appreciate Montreal.
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Look out for specially marked Pepsi cola products, and get ready to make the most of summer with these seven activities that prove why living in Montreal is the best.
Why You Need To Do It: With over 3,000 kilometres of bikeways, the island and Greater Montreal are a cyclist's dream. Not only is biking a fun, efficient and eco-friendly way to get from point A to point B, but it's also a great way to explore the city.
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Why You Need To Do It: If you think you need to be beachside to paddleboard, think again. The still waters of Parc Jean-Drapeau make it the perfect place to go for a paddle.
Whether you're a seasoned pro or a beginner, getting on the water is a fun way to discover Montreal and maybe even meet new people.
Why You Need To Do It: Mont-Royal remains one of the city's most popular destinations. Not only is it accessible via walking or transit, but it also offers hiking trails that are suitable for all levels.
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Why You Need To Do It: Montreal has some of the best museums in the world. No matter what you're interested in, there is an exhibition that will pique your interests (and get you out of the summer heat).
The recently refurbished Biodôme houses five diverse ecosystems where you can see everything from penguins to exotic birds. The city's history museum, Pointe-à-Callière, has exhibits spanning First Nations history to the modern day. And for art buffs, the Musée d'art contemporain de Montreal showcases works from local and international artists.
Why You Need To Do It: Summers are made for grilling and chilling. Whether you're a fan of a classic steak, some grilled chicken breast or know the perfect recipe for seared aubergine, there's always something delicious to sink your teeth into at a barbecue.
While you don't necessarily need a backyard to have a barbecue, you do need a grill. Fortunately, Pepsi is giving some away with their Drink Pepsi Get Summer Stuff contest.
Why You Need To Do It: Montreal has an iconic arts and culture scene. Wandering around the city and exploring street art is a feast for the eyes and a great way to get to know the place.
Boulevard St-Laurent, in particular, is known for its murals and graffiti. There's lots of art to be found in Quartier des Spectacles, too. Whether you're solo or with your crew, this is one way to have a picturesque summer.
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