Montreal Bachelor Party???

Apr 4th, 2005, 02:46 PM
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Montreal Bachelor Party???

Hi! I'm helping to organize a 20-person bachelor party out of the Boston area and one of the possible locations will be Montreal. I was there about 7-8 years ago and it was a blast! We took one of those cheap bus/hotel packages up to St. Catherine Street for about $100 for the weekend.
I've heard lately, that some people say that Montreal isn't as fun as it used to be. I've been told that the "gentlemen" clubs aren't as fun as they used to be either. I've heard it's tightened up a little. Is this true? Any recommendations as to where we could find any of those bus/hotel packages? Is the Montreal casino any good? Does anyone have any other recommendations for a bachelor party other than Boston-to-Foxwoods?Any ideas or comments would be appreciated! Thanks in advance!
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Apr 12th, 2005, 06:53 PM
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We went to Montreal for my buddies bachelor party lastMay and booked a package through www.funinmontreal.com We had a great time re: golf, strippers, clubs. Their guides really know the hot spots. The only downfall: we were only there 3 days. Hope this helps!!
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Apr 12th, 2005, 09:10 PM
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Montreal isn't Las Vegas but then ....Las Vegas isn't Montreal. Have a blast!
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Apr 19th, 2005, 12:03 PM
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If your looking for "loose" rules your definitely better off going to Toronto. I've done considerable travelling to both cities and quite often found the ladies in Montreal to be quite snobbish, like they're doing you a favor letting you drop $20 for a 3 minute song.
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Jun 22nd, 2005, 11:14 AM
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So, we just came back from our bachelor party in Montreal and it was a blast! I'll try to touch briefly on some of the things we did.
First off, we took MTL Vacations as our travel company that gave us a great deal on the package. It cost about $140.00 per person (w/ four people to a room) and that included both the room for the entire weekend and the round-trip busride to and from Montreal.
The bus was clean and comfortable with about six TV's and the driver and our tour guide were really cool. Our hotel was the Lord Berri. It was about a 2-star place which was fine for a group of about twenty guys looking to party. The hotel was right off of St. Catherine Street, but we were on the far end away from a lot of the places that we often went to. For those who are familiar, we were closer to the Dome, but we were mostly going near Crescent Street which is where a lot of the cool bars were on the other side of the street.
A Quick List of Clubs:
Time: It was a upper-scale, trendy joint that's not really my style. There was a lot of people dressed up in expensive clothes drinking a lot of martini's dancing to techno music. Some of the guys who are into that kind of scene really loved it. I was there for about twenty minutes before me and four others left for another place.
Club Electric Avenue: This is the club we ended up at. We heard of it through our tour guide on the bus ride up when he handed out brochures. This place was awesome. They play nothing but 80's music from Michael Jackson to Madonna to Bon Jovi and Def Leppard. It was packed elbow to elbow and everyone was having a blast. It was like one big party.
Club 1234: This was another giant upper-scale techno club that cost us $35.00 just to get into the place($20.00 to tip bouncer and $15.00 cover charge). It was really nice and one guy described it as Lando's floating palace in Empire Strikes Back. Again, it's not really my scene, but the rest of the guys loved it.
Overall, I lived on McDonalds because the food wasn't that great anywhere else. We got some burgers from a place called "Mr. Steer" and they were meatballs placed in a bulky roll. Not what I'm used to but in the condition we were in anything would have worked. We did make one stop at the Hard Rock Montreal on Crescent Street which offered some good food that was a little closer to what we were used to back in Boston.
We spent a lot of our time at the "gentlemen's" club called Downtown which was great. The girls were hot and gaved GREAT dances.
Overall things were a lot more expensive than most of us expected. The exchange rate came to $1.18 Canadian for every $1.00 American, which is a lot lower than the $1.47 per US dollar we got back in '97. Plus it didn't help that almost every place we went to charged us about 5-6 per beer!
I hope this helps anyone else in the future.
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Jun 24th, 2005, 02:32 AM
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lordkev, your candor is refreshing, thanks for your trip report ; did you go to Peel Pub at all, I think you would have enjoyed the food there.
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Jun 24th, 2005, 06:14 AM
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Honestly Canadian6 is probably a priest or something, its tru that the laws had been toughened up but last year the court had lost against the clubs and things are even more of a debacle than ever, You need to pick your club though, like sushi some places are more authentic than others. Some gentlemen clubs are engineered to be soft because maybe some customers dont like all out. we also have full service clubs that would peel the paint off your moms walls like Grand Pre or Hilltop. for a medium mix you should pick solid gold. As far as fun goes for Canada Montreal is it, Torontos fine, just covering my ass, in Montreal our whole culture is more liberal because of the french influence and therefore more fun especially if you time his visit with one of our festivals
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Jun 24th, 2005, 07:23 AM
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Trust me buddy, the last thing I am is a priest. I have been Montreal and Toronto many times and from personal experience I have found that you get get more "bang" for your buck in Toronto. It's not uncommon for a girl to give 4 or 5 dances and only charge you for 3 which I have NEVER seen in Montreal. Guess it depends on which clubs you hit right?
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Jun 27th, 2005, 08:02 AM
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No, mitchdesj, we didn't go to Peel's Pub but I hear it's an awesome place. I've heard it's fairly cheap with huge pitchers and some good appetizers. I would've have liked to have gone, but there was no organization to our group.
In response to Canadian6, there actually were a few guys who got something like 3-4 dances for the price of two. There weren't a lot, but some did do that. DownTown was awesome because there girls were hot, and a lot of guys blew a lot of money there. You could say they got carried away. I kept drinking $12.00 pitchers that gave you about 2&1/2 glasses per pitcher. I was drinking right out of the pitcher, so don't take the above quote per pitcher literally.
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