Fall has been slowly beginning to peek out in Montreal. The air is getting crisp when the sun sets and, gradually, we can feel that summer is fading away.
Although I personally love fall, it feels as if we blinked and summer was suddenly over. Students have now begun to come back and prepare for the semester, summer dresses are being placed at the back of our closets and every local is looking for the best ways to enjoy those last fleeting summer moments.
One thing about Montreal is that it never disappoints when it comes to things to do over the weekend. There is a wide range of events or activities to explore and you do not want to waste those rays of sun before their warm embrace disappears for a full 6 months.
If you are trying to figure out what to do over the weekend, I am about to make it a lot easier for you.
These fifteen activities are a perfect way to end your summer with a bang!
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.