I know I'm not the only person who constantly finds myself counting down the days until Friday hits. Don't get me wrong, I love my job, but I also love sleeping in, binge-watching television and most of all, taking some much needed time away from my computer. As soon as the weekend approaches, I make sure to always be in the know about things to do in Montreal.
This weekend, just like (almost) every other weekend, Montreal is stocked with some pretty awesome activities, all of which will get you out of your house and will allow you to make the most of your time off of work.
From cool clothing exchanges and tours of the Champlain Bridge, to dancing your troubles away while listening to one of the hottest DJs at one of Montreal's most famous clubs, every option is sure to make you forget your weekly stress.
We all know it's getting darker earlier and colder by the day but come on folks, we are Montrealers, when did we ever let a little darkness and cold stop us from having fun?
If you're looking to get out of the city, check out these excursions, 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.