After a long week of work, there is nothing more soothing than sailing into Friday and taking some free time to experience everything that the metropolis has to offer. Instead of chilling out at home, I strongly advise that you leave your comfort zone and dive into one of the many cool things to do in Montreal this weekend. From world-famous DJs spinning at after-hour clubs and outdoor music festivals to vintage streetwear flea markets and karaoke mini-putt, our city has got everyone covered.
Montreal's diversity and thriving cultural scene is on full display through the excessive number of activities going on this weekend. Test your dancing skills at Igloofest or your stomach's capacity at Happening Gourmand!
Yes, it is cold out but that has never stopped us before! Don't let the icy sidewalks keep you from going outside and having a blast.
The city winter activity schedule is approaching its busiest period. There's plenty to occupy your brain and distract you from the cold.
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.