We’re inching closer and closer to that long weekend, gang. Here are a few events that just might help you get there. Make the best of this Thursday, May 17, with what Montreal has to offer.
Loïc is an über cool wine bar located in St. Henri. The decor is gorgeous (it’s located in an old bank) and the food is tasty enough to question if wine really is their specialty. They also make very tempting cocktails.
Okay fine, Loïc is doing a lot of things right. On Thursdays, they have their resident DJs, The Lyonz, spinning beats all night. Grab some wine, try their mouthwatering cheeseburger, and listen to the tunes.
When: Loïc opens at 5 pm, DJs start at 10 pm
Where: 5001 Rue Notre Dame Ouest
Encore Books & Records is a cozy, family-run bookshop that sells and buys used books and records. The store is crammed with books from the floor-to-ceiling and their prices are just as good as their selection. Head into Encore and grab yourself a cheap book, find a nice park or patio, and get lost in a little bit of literature.
When: 11 am to 9 pm
Where: 5670 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Sir Winston Churchill Pub is a Montreal landmark. In honour of National Caesar Day, grab a Winnie’s Bloody Caesar and park yourself on their terrace. Their patio is just below ground level with Crescent Street and is an absolute gem of a spot if you want to enjoy a happy hour drink and/or people watch.
When: 11:30 am to 3 am
Where: 1455 Rue Crescent
Foonzo is a retro arcade bar that features hundreds of old school games and consoles. This nostalgic little basement bar will make you feel like you’re jamming out in a buddy’s basement in the 90s, except with booze. Everything is free to play too. Grab a drink and beat your friends at a variety of classics on everything from N64, Playstation, Super Nintendo, Sega, and Xbox. Duck Hunt and a rum and coke anyone?
When: 5 pm – 3 am
Where: 1245 Rue Drummond
Take in a comedy show and fill your Thursday with some funny stand-up comedians. Thursday’s show is headlined by the very funny Ralph Harris (Dreamgirls, Evan Almighty) and the show will also feature acts from Montreal including the very promising Wassim El-Mounzer. Also, free popcorn.When: Doors open at 8 pm
Where: 2313 Rue Saint-CatherineAdmission: $10 for students, $15 general admission – available online.