Where to stay for a Montreal Bachelor Party?

So you planning a bachelor party in Montreal.  The first question that comes to mind is where to stay?  Should you rent an apartment? Should  you rent a loft?  Or simply book a hotel?

After hours of research and flipping though thousands of hotel photos you find yourself back at square one.

Lofts/Apartments for a Montreal Bachelor Party:

Montreal Bachelor Party Lofts

Montreal Bachelor Party Lofts

At first this seems like a great idea. However, lofts are generally located in residential areas, where Montreal’s Strip Clubs,  and Nightclubs are nowhere to be found.  Transportation is another factor to consider. This past weekend I hosted a bachelor party that rented a loft that was able to accomidate the whole group (9 guys). The issue was that each time they traveled it cost them $120 (3 Cabs X $40). They ended up spending over $550 in cabs alone.

Hotels for a Montreal Bachelor Party:

hotel montreal bachelor aprty

W Hotel Montreal Bachelor Party

Booking a hotel is the best option for bachelor parties. You don’t have to clean up after yourselves, and you more likely to meet “out-of-town-women” looking to hook up (trust me!). There are 3 main variables to consider when choosing a hotel:

 Price:

One of the most common mistakes bachelor parties make is spending too much for there hotel. Your hotel accomidations shouldn’t account for more than 30% of your budget. Hotel’s in Montreal also forget to mention that a 19% tax is added to the quoted rate upon check out (be prepared!)

Location:

Save money on cabs, and spend more on strippers and alcohol. Ideally a bachelor party wants to be located walking distance  or a short cab ride ($8-10) from all of Montreal’s hotspots.  Cabs smell horrible, and are know to overcharge tourists.

Need for a Suite:

montreal bachelor party suite

Montreal Bachelor Party Suite

Having a common area where all the guys could hang out is curial.  It’s also more welcoming when you invite women back to your hotel. At first, suites might seem expensive, but the cost should be split amount the group since everyone will be benefiting from it.

At Montreal Nitelife, we have a lowest price guaranteed! Found a cheaper rate? We’ll match it!

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The Montreal Bachelor Party: Who’s In Charge Of Paying For What?

A bachelor party  in Montreal costs money, but who’s in charge of paying for what? Is it the best man’s job to foot the bill, should the groom-to-be pitch in, and what is the responsibility of the other groomsmen?

One thing is for sure – more often than not, the man of the hour gets a free pass on most activities. Usually it’s the best man and his ushers who split the costs of the groom, and then they each pay their own way. However, here’s a handy hint – when you take advantage of Montreal Nitelife Tours’ group discounts, more often than not, the money you save is enough to cover the groom, so there’s really no extra money out of anyone’s pocket. Check out our handy TripBuilder for more info.

- Dinner: The groom-to-be’s meal should either be covered by his best man or by all of his groomsmen. Sometimes the easiest thing is to estimate what the evening will cost (our TripBuilder can do that for you too) and then collect a certain amount from guests ahead of time.

- Adult entertainment: We don’t care who pays for it, but the bachelor should most certainly not be paying for his lap dances. Drum up some funds for his amusement or, in a fun twist, you can have the groom “earn” money by making him do some ridiculous task and getting sympathetic onlookers to shell out some dough (look for a future article on some great suggestions to help the groom make money during his bachelor party).

- Drinks: Guys can take turns buying the guest of honour drinks and shots, or even rounds, but this is another area where the groom shouldn’t be reaching into his own pocket. Bottle service in Montreal is always more cost efficient, then purchasing individual drinks

- Activities: This is shaky territory – if the groom was the one who decided to spend an afternoon at the casino, then maybe the groomsmen can chip in to buy him some chips, but if he’s a hardcore gambler, then it shouldn’t really be anyone else’s responsibility to support his habit. He can pay for a few hands at the Black Jack table. For the more adventurous groups, options like formula one go karts, white water rafting, and paintball should be considered. Check here for a list of common Montreal bachelor party day time activities.

- Transportation: End the bachelor party right by getting the groom home in one piece – either foot the bill for a cab, or make sure there’s a designated driver who’s been chosen ahead of time to get him home safely.

Planning a Montreal bachelor party? We can help. Click here for more information.

Montreal Weekend Events

If you’re coming to Montreal for your bachelor party (or any sort of celebration) then you’ll want to check out some of the great events that are taking place within Montreal’s nightlife. For example, the terrace is open at the renowned supper club Koko, with an amazing outdoor space, two-for-one cocktails, a new tapas menu, and much more.  Music will be provided by DJ Abeille (from 5-9:30pm) and DJ Thomas H (from 9:30pm until closing at 3am) this is what Montreal nightlife is all about! Party all day and night!

The Cocky Coyote Ugly bash at Commission Des Liqueurs in the Plateau (there are several other locations as well). There will be live DJs, free promotional giveaways and great drink specials.

Ivy Nightclub will be hosting a “Welcome to St-Tropez” evening, which will include VIP treatment for the ladies until 11:30pm along with DJ Yao with Advocate, Lost and Meddy playing the best in R&B, house and Top 40.

On Saturday “Strutt Yourself” with the Denim Kings will be taking place at Terrasses Bonsecours – with free giveaways and the celebration of Yannick’s Bday this party should automatically be on your list of the must-go-to parties of the summer.

At Club UN Nicola Torriero and Jonny Marciano (aka Casa Nostra) will be spinning, and that same evening, the Imperial Room is celebrating the official launch of Gossip Saturdays, with DJ Times and DJ Azrik, open bar for ladies before midnight and live body painting.

If you’ll be in town this weekend give Montreal Nitelife a call and we can arrange for VIP treatment at any one of these events.

 

Montreal Nightclub Event:Commission Des Liqueurs

 

Looking for a one-of-a-kind nightclub event for your weekend in Montreal? Want to add a local fare to your Montreal bachelor party? Check out the Cocky Coyote Ugly At Commission Des Liqueurs on Friday,(4521 Boul. St-Laurent, corner Mont-Royal). In collaboration with Lucky7 and VIPStyle, live DJs will be providing the entertainment all night long with great drink specials from 10pm until midnight on brands like Captain Morgan (or we can hook things up for you - contact us for more info)

Commission Des Liqueurs boasts an incredible six locations in and around the island of Montreal.

Not what you’re looking for? Contact Montreal Nitelife, Montreal’s Party Experts!

Long Weekend Ideas For Your Montreal Bachelor Party

Need ideas for your Montreal bachelor party itinerary? The first long weekend as we head from spring into summer is on the horizon, and in typical Montreal style the city will be buzzing for all three days. Here are some of the great parties offered my montreal’s nightlife being hosted in and around the island this weekend. Definitely something every Montreal bachelor party must consider.

Chalet Brossard on the South Shore is celebrating its second anniversary with specials on drinks and music by DJ Theo. Also that night at Salon Officiel (351 Roy East) DJ Mana, Paskal & Vesselinov, and DJ Dumais are spinning at Club UN.

Espace Griffintown ia putting on the “Superparty,” as Speakeasy (founder VELVET ’09-’10 + Bengala) hooks up with Justin (Founder + Creative Director I LOVE NEON ’99-’09) and Nick Urli (Manager VELVET ’09-’10 – FUSQ) to bring you this monthly event all summer long. The upscale industrial warehouse hosts events that run from 10PM-6AM, bringing together DJs, artists, bar stars, hosts, and promoters to set the stage for epic nights to happen. There’s also full bar and bottle service till 3am. Montreal nightlife doesn’t stop there, on the same night you can check out The Champ Fever, an after-party being held at Bains Douches hosted by Floyd Mayweather and Jean Pascal, or Therapy with Jojoflores & Carl IndySoul at Club UN.

Call Montreal Nitelife if you’d like to add any of these events to your upcoming Montreal bachelor party weekend itinerary.

Top 5 Montreal Bachelor Party Adventure Activities

Celebrating a bachelor party in Montreal and looking for an adrenaline junkie hit? Then you’ve come to the right city – Montrealers love to live on the edge and there’s a variety of exciting adventure activities that are both centrally-located as well as within an hour’s drive in the mountains. Sure, Montreal Nightlife can keep you up all night long, but what about during the day? For the athletic, fearless, and downright crazy bachelor parties, here are the top 5 adventure activities, and ideas for you next Montreal bachelor party.

- Rock-climbing

Hit up one of several gyms in the area that offer rock-climbing (some places are solely designed for this while others offer gym equipment as well as a rock-climbing wall), or go that extra mile and let us book you time to go outdoor rock-climbing in Val David, which is just outside of the city and has a wide range of options. If if you decide not to go rock climbing, Montreal is guaranteed to make your bachelor party hit rock bottom!

- White Water Rafting

Get your Bachelor party wet in the Lachine Rapids, a popular adventure activity all summer long. Nothing like cold Montreal water to wake you up after a crazy night of partying during your Montreal bachelor party.

- Indoor Skydiving

Bachelor Party Indoor Skydiving

Enjoy the feeling of flight regardless of the weather conditions.

- Bungee-jumping

Since you’re in Montreal for a bachelor party, you’re buddy is about to take the plunge anyway, so why not get your heart racing and do something you’ll remember forever – bungee jumping! There are various places in and around the island of Montreal where you can try this extreme adventure activity, like taking the leap at Morrison’s Quarry 45 minutes from the city.

- Jet Boating

A seat-gripping journey through the Sainte-Cathrine rapids, where other boats are too weak to travel. These boats are specially designed to jump waves, and race through the rapids. Go- Pro cameras are available to rent to capture every moment.

- Paint Ball

Dress the bachelor up in your choice of costumes: chicken suit, pink bunny, or even his birthday suit, and have him run around as the group unloads on him. Or just have a tradition game of paintball, your choice :)

- Go- Karting

Bachelor Party Go Karting

At first this may sound a little amateur but these people take going go karting seriously. They use formula one karts which are capable of reaching speeds of 70 km/h plus.

When you book your bachelor party to Montreal on our TripBuilder, you’ll find a variety of daytime activities that we can set up for you, with everything from paintball, go karting, martial arts and more. Your days here don’t have to be spent sightseeing for hours at a time… you can get your adrenaline racing too.

DJs Galore In Montreal This Weekend!

Montreal is jam-packed every weekend now that spring is in full swing and there’s never a shortage of fantastic parties to check out in and around Montreal. Here’s what’s on the schedule:

This Thursday at Fibo Resto-Loft they’re offering special prices on molecular cuisine dishes (the latest craze in the foodie world) as well as cocktails – DJ Alexei Sopin will be spinning at this great venue. Then on Friday, May 13, Gym Extreme presents DJ Arabika at Pure Nightclub for full-house Fridays – DJ Amiral will also be on hand and there’s open bar for the ladies till midnight. Also on Friday is Ivy Nightclub’s Fiesta Caliente with their renowned party bus – tickets include transportation to and from Boucherville and Longueuil (South Shore) to the club, club admission, and VIP treatment. If you’re looking for a more laid-back Friday night, check out 3 Minots’ Acoustic Night with “Unwired – A Tribute to BonJovi.”

On Saturday Michel Tardif is at Club UN and DJ Theo is performing at the Chalet Brossard. Belgo Loft (372 Saint-Catherine West, corner Bleury) is hosting a Karamel Loft Party with two rooms – one will feature DJ Platinum and Mr Boom and the other will have DJ Storm and DJ Freakness for the best in hip-hop.

Finally, on Sunday, it’s Loft Sundays at Terrasses Bonsecours’ Opening Party in the Old Port. There will also be a Secret Society event being held at Light Ultraclub with DJ Miss Shelton, Maro and Kevin Valpato.

Call us and we can get you all set up at one of these incredible Montreal nightlife venues.

Photo courtesy of Club UN

The Weekend Starts Early This Week!

Start the weekend on Wednesday because the great parties and events begin mid-week!

The new resto and bar Addict is opening its doors for the first time on May 4th (it’s located at 2171 Crescent Street) – we can’t wait to try their wild boar tataki, penne with lamb ragu, smashed garlic potatoes, or sample from their variety of high-end caviar. Also on Wednesday be sure to check out the “Dolce Vita” at supperclub extraordinaire Buonanotte with Little Louie Vega and soulful house music all night long.

Thursday at Pure Nightclub it’s time for some Sugar with DJ Sherlock and Julie Pontbriand – it’s open bar for the ladies with special prices on Corona, Heineken and Grey Goose (we can set that up for you as well). And on Friday at the same venue it’s FIGHT NIGHT with special guests from the Red Stallion MMA Gym and the girls of Tap Out. DJ D-Pac and DJ Admiral will be spinning while live body painting will be going down.

Also on Friday don’t miss Miss Rodeo 2011 at Gas Bar Lounge – come restore your energy levels after a long week at work with DJ Bull on Fire and test the limits of your musical knowledge with some of Montreal’s best MASH-UP hits.

On Saturday May 7th it’s time to celebrate spring at Sarajevo Cafe from 10:30pm to 3am. And on Sunday it’s “La fête sur le Plateau Engeland” with a 12:30pm BBQ and 1pm free concert.

If you’d like to add any of these great events to your trip itinerary, give Montreal Nitelife a call.

MNT Helps CraveOnline With Series Of Articles On Bachelor Parties

CraveOnline.com, a men’s website with four million hits a month, is running a series of articles on bachelor party planning and has been speaking with Montreal Nitelife Tours to get the inside scoop. The first of five features, “Montreal- Canada’s Las Vegas Playground” delves into how Montreal has become a hallowed party-place for Canadians as well as international visitors. With its incredible restaurants, supperclubs, nightclubs, and much more, it’s the place for nightlife fun.

Look for upcoming articles on bachelor party planning from both the professional organizer’s viewpoint as well as the attendees, along with features on the adult entertainment scene in Montreal and the best strip clubs to check out in the city.

DJs Flock To Montreal This Weekend

Outdoor patios are finally starting to sprout up with the arrival of spring (kinda), which means Montreal nightlife is going up a notch with DJs flocking to some of the city’s trendiest haunts. On Friday, April 29th DJ Miss Shelton is celebrating with a birthday bash at Golden Nightclub (in Blainville). Their terrace is open with full bar service. That same night at Salon Officiel West Coast legend DJ Czech returns for a performance with special guest DJ Kephroc. And finally, Pure Nightclub is hosting a “Full House Friday” with DJ Shadeye and DJ Amiral – women drink free till midnight and the best house and top 40 music will be pumping till doors close at 3am, or check out Macaroni Bar’s Hedkandi Friday with Sarah Louise.

On Saturday night there’s only one place to be – at Club UN with Hector Romero.

If you’ll be in town this weekend and would like reservations, VIP seating or special pricing only we can get, contact us and we’ll make all of the arrangements.

Photo courtesy of Club UN

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