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12+ Montreal Bars Will Be Open & Serving Drinks Until 6 a.m. One Night This Weekend

It's a big festival for students! 🥳

Rue Saint-Denis in Montreal's Quartier Latin. Right: Student Block Party in 2019.

Rue Saint-Denis in Montreal's Quartier Latin. Right: Student Block Party in 2019.

The start of the school year doesn't have to be a bummer. La Grande Rentrée is taking over Montreal's Quartier Latin from September 8 to 10 so students can have one final wild time before getting down to business.

You can expect three evenings of fun and free-to-attend activities, including music shows, dance performances, outdoor film screenings, theatrical improvisations and an art exhibition.

The event will kick off at 6 p.m. on September 8, starting with a big party at the Jardins Gamelin alongside guest DJs Ian Jackman, Shaydakiss and Karaba.


Over a dozen bars will stay open this weekend until 6 a.m. during a frstival for students! 🍻 #mtl #mtlblog #montreal #quartierlatin #mtltiktok #quebectiktok #montrealbar #mtlbars #mcgill #mcgilluniversity #concordia #uqam #udem #froshweek #frosh #narcity

The following evening, about fifteen bars in the area will stay open until 6 a.m., including L’Abreuvoir, Saint-Bock, 3 Brasseurs, Saint-Houblon, L’Amère à Boire, Pub L’Île Noire, Patrick’s Pub, Le Petit Mexico, Le Petit Cuba and Turbo Haüs. A spokesperson for the Quartier des Spectacles confirmed to MTL Blog that the city will exceptionally allow alcohol service until 6 a.m. as well.

The festivities will end on September 10 with jam sessions by bands Kumpa’Nia, Le Bloco and Zuruba. The artists will walk from rue Saint-Denis to rue Sherbrooke, giving Montreal some carnival vibes for the night.

La Grande Rentrée du Quartier Latin

Cost: Free to attend

When: September 8 to 10


  • Jardins Gamelins, 1500 rue Berri (September 8)
  • rue Saint-Denis in the Quartier des Spectacles (September 9 and 10)

This article's left-hand cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.

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