Montreal is famous for its themed events and hang out spots. Indeed, the city's dense and highly competitive entertainment and restaurant scene produces some of the most fun activities on the continent.
For this reason, Montreal also attracts dozens of pop-up enterprises. The latest venue to announce its arrival to the city is particularly exciting.
"The Brick Bar," a LEGO-themed restaurant that tours the world, will make an appearance in Montreal this summer, between August 2nd and 4th.
According to a press release, the bar "will consist of over 1 million blocks, transported and assembled into the ultimate nostalgia trip.
TLDR: The Brick Bar, a pop-up, LEGO-themed restaurant, is coming to Montreal between August 2nd and 4th. Register on the Brick Bar website for pre-release tickets when they become available.
The venue consists of countless LEGO creations — from sculptures, to LEGO-shaped foods and drinks, to "table tennis competition played on a LEGO-built table." There will also be an "abundance" of loose "blocks for people to shape into their own creations."
Attendees will have the opportunity to win prizes through competitions staged in the whimsical toy world. A DJ will be on site to keep the party going.
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.