February tends to be one of the saddest months of the year and with a ton of snow being announced the next few days, it's safe to say that we will all be saving our energy for the weekend. Luckily for us, Friday is around the corner, which means it's just about time to let go of your work stress and dive into one of the awesome things to do in Montreal this weekend.
Other cities may shut down when a bit of snow hits the ground, but not all cities are as badass as Montreal. As someone who has lived in this city for most of my life, I know that Montrealers are tough and can keep going even in the coldest of times.
For those of you looking to do something other than Netflix and chill over the weekend, there is tons of activities going on throughout the city. From glow parties and bike races to yoga and chocolate festivals, there are a lot of things that can keep you warm, besides your blanket over the weekend.
So grab your winter coats, put on a scarf and head out of your house because winter is not the worst thing to happen to us — staying inside and not taking advantage of our awesome city is!
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When: February 8 - 9
Where: 900, blvd. René-Lévesque; Fairmount Queen Elizabeth
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.