If you're hitting up Osheaga or Diver/Cite on Friday, don't stop the party at sundown. Keep your drunk going and your need to dance alive, because Shady Kunty Kool at Velvet will be the spot to get trashy, crazy, and wild.
A collaboration event between GayBash and Drama Queen, Shady Kunty Kool will feature an array of DJs and performances. Spinning beats will be Eddie Martinez (NYC), Bugo (MTL), DJ Jamal (TO), Shaydakiss (MTL), and look forward to epic performance by Starving Yet Full and Jungle Pussy. Hosted by MTL club gurus Sally, Tyler, and Jam, Shady Kunty Kool will be a night to remember. But, just in case you get too shwasted and forget some questionable decisions, photographer Tristan Harris will be shooting the night to help you remember all the fun you'll have.
If you've never been to a GayBash event, this would be a great start to get into their long list of awesome parties. Having already collaborated with a long list of artist like B'UGO, SHAYDAKISS, TRISTAN HARRIS (among many others), and torn up bars and clubs like Cabaret Underworld and the Royal Phoenix, the boys at GayBash know how to energize a party and throw a good jam. Don't miss out on their party expertise and check out Shady Kunty Kool tonight at Velvet. When the party theme is simply 'OVER THE TOP AND OUTRAGEOUS" you know your gonna have a good time.
Today, we received a Snap from one of our fans on Snapchat, Adam Boucher, asking us"You guys should make a top 10 bars to go when you turn 18, cause well im turning 18 this month and idk where to go lmao".
We decided to go ahead and do it because well, Montreal has the best nightlife in North America, no questions asked. When it comes to bars or concert & event venues our city is just full of beautiful hidden treasures.
Let's look at the best spots for you, young Montrealer, to enjoy your 18th birthday to the fullest.
Soubois, newest addition to Montreal's nightlife, has been the home of many insane parties these past months. If you're looking for a great spot to properly turn up, this is it. Soubois organizes dope events every weekend and you might have the chance to catch the local famous host DL Jones or even the international DJ Diplo.
2. Ecole Privee - 1 Rue Milton, Montreal, Quebec
Ecole Privee invites you to come over to party like you've never before. The venue has the best sound system currently available in the world and with a very dark atmosphere, Ecole Privee is the gucci spot to hang with the trend setters. Get there early.
Apt.200 is now a classic for any Montrealer looking to go to the so called "hottest spot in town". For your birthday, make sure you email them before at firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure yourself and your friends an entrance ticket. Also, get there early, part 2.
Newspeak is the home of electro music. If you are a fan of EDM, whatever sub-genre, go ahead and step into their world; we promess, it's something else. See the picture above for their crazy lighting visuals they put up every night for your own pleasure.
5. Flyjinn - 417 Rue St. Pierre, Montréal, QC H2Y 2M4
Flyjinn is a little more cash demanding than others listed here, but oh lord is it worth it ! If you are looking to make your birthday a flamboyant one, head to Flyjinn for all kinds of dope surprises.
6. Fitzroy - 551 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal, QC H2J 1W4
Fitzroy is the bar of Mont-Royal Avenue. For some Le Plateau action, head to the hottest billard/club/bar spot in town. Every one dresses on point, entry is pretty easy. It is, however, a little more relax than other places on the list.
With only around 100 capacity, this place is 100% your chance to turn up properly on your birthday. With events every weeekend, you are sure to get your moves on, get in etiher free or super cheap amd have a blast. Small places always host the best turn-ups.
8. The Blue Dog - 3958 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1Y3
The Blue Dog Motel is pretty much the brother of Blizzarts. Best part of your night? Switching between the two spots! Blizzarts & Blue Dog are right next to each other and both are very open for you to swerve between each all night long. Enjoy! Small places always host the best turn-ups, part 2.
Photo cred - Partywithsylvain
9. Tokyo Bar - 3709 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 2V7
Tokyo Bar is now a classic for any university student in Montreal. Good drinks deal and enjoyable party people all year long. You get amazing bottle deals and you are straight on St-Laurent street to reach anywhere else you need to go after!
Le Belmont has the biggest events in town. It is mostly an event & concert venue, but hopefully you can catch a great event at the same day as your birthday. They actually have Vince Staples coming up this saturday with The Posterz, don't miss out!
During the day, SuWu is a cozy place to grab a drink or a meal. However, nights become quite intense and you definitely want to be there when shit goes down. Great drinks, beautiful people and always amazing music for you enjoy your birthday.
Photo cred - Simon Gosselin
12. Cafe Campus - 57 Rue Prince Arthur E, Montréal, QC H2X 1B4
Cafe Campus is not your typical "cool spot", but is definitely where you can get an easy birthday sex scenario. Sorry we're just being real here. Add to that, cheapest drinks on the list and a great space to dance.
Photo cred - New City Gas
13. New City Gas - 950 Rue Ottawa, Montréal, QC H3C 1S4
Everyone in Montreal knows New City Gas. We have added it because of how fun it is to actually go and be 100% sure your night will be a monster turn-up until 3am clocks in. Buy your tickets asap for all their shows, they have events every weekend with the top Djs in the world.
Velvet / Auberge St-Gabriel - 426 Rue Saint Gabriel, Montréal, QC H2Y 2Z9
If you are looking to mix your young body with the coolest 25-35 of Montreal, head to Velvet. With amazing music, you will dance and mix around with beautiful people. Ladies - best spot to get a nice bearded gentleman with an Old Port condo.
TRH-Bar, also called Trash Bar, is the trashiest bar of the list here, but by far can become the most fun. Looking back at our aventures there, we can safely say you won't get out of it on your feet. They're Pabst deals are wonderful and they even got beer pong tables for you on the second floor!
Photo cred - Partywithsylvain
15. Salon Daome - 141 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal, QC H1X 2H2
Salon Daome is the spot on Mont-Royal Avenue for electro music action, of any genre whatsoever. My personal favorite night is on the Wednesdays for Oasis Wednesdays.
For some Crescent street action, head to Mad Hatter for a lovely time, and a lot, LOT of beer. You'll pretty much end up drinking until you can't see your buddies, and that's ok, its your 18th birthday.
For some Mile-End action, Ping Pong Club is your spot to choose ! You are invited to play Ping Pong (yes actual ping pong) and drink an unhealthy amount of alcohol. During summer, they have a wonderful terrace directly on the street for you to enjoy the sun and your drink!
18. Mme Lee - 151 Rue Ontario E, Montréal, QC H2X 1H5
Mme Lee is so lowkey most people don't even know about it. It is the coolest spot around Berri-Uqam and lower St-Laurent. Head there for amazing drinks & dope people. The staff and establishment is welcoming and always ready to serve you the best cocktails out there.
A celebrity spotting flew under the radar during Grand Prix weekend. We all know the cast of X-men is in town and apparently they're planning on staying longer than expected. They even cancelled their hotel reservations and instead rented out some luxury apartments for their extended stay.
Jennifer Lawrence seems to be enjoying her stay here. She's been spotted at Velvet-Auberge-St-Gabriel having ... somewhat of a good time. I don't know, it's hard to tell with that face she's making. She has the same look as I make when I lose my phone. Kinda half panicked and not really sure what to do with my hands.
In any case, at least she's out and about and enjoying our beautiful city.
These red velvet brownies are such a feast for the eyes, you'll forget they taste exactly the same as regular old brownies. Hate to beak it to y'all, but red velvet isn't a particular kind of cake or flavor, its juts another way of saying: "look, I added a whole bunch of food coloring to this." So yeah red velvet just means red colored, but when your desserts look this damn good I only have one question: Who the hell cares?
Nothing is going to stop us from enjoying these red velvet brownies, though. Regular brownies can get a little boring after a while, but these bad boys look like they came right out of a dream. So dream on Montreal, dream on.
Now here's 2 versions of what you'll need to make them:
The lazy way: 1 package of red velvet cake mix - 3/4cup canola oil, 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk - 2 eggs
The slightly less lazy way: 1 package of brownie or cake mix - 3/4cup canola oil, 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk - 2 eggs - red food coloring.
Mix your ingredients properly and place in an 8x8 baking tray. Place in the oven at 350F for ~ 25 minutes. Then eat them all by yourself ...