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Montreal.. can't miss spots?

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  • #1082819
    vestanpance
    vestanpance
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    My wife and I are heading to Montreal this weekend. We’ve never been before and saw a cheap package deal, and with the long weekend, why not.

    Any can’t miss spots/attractions?

    Being a beer fan this is top of my list already http://www.dieuduciel.com/

    #1082823
    Snarf
    Snarf
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    May I inquire about the details of cheap package deal? I’ve also never been but am curious.

    #1082825
    vestanpance
    vestanpance
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    May I inquire about the details of cheap package deal? I’ve also never been but am curious.

    It was an expedia package. 4 nights in a 4 star and flights for 2 people $1,200.

    #1082847
    Snarf
    Snarf
    Participant

    That’s a badass deal, thanks.

    #1082911
    Anne Evans
    Anne Evans
    Keymaster

    Nothing to contribute to the question, as I have also never been, but have a great time!

    #1082929

    OneBagTravel
    Participant

    Do a quick search over at Trip Advisor. Most of the time stuff there is pretty up to date.

    French Canada is awesome however I’ve never been to Montreal. I also check shows like The Layover (anything Anthony Bourdain) to get ideas.

    #1082931
    vestanpance
    vestanpance
    Participant

    Thanks, I’ve been all over trip advisor and reddit/r/montreal

    #1082987

    ColDayMan
    Participant

    For a unique experience, check out the The Emerald Hotel Bar in the Mile-End neighborhood. They have great drinks and interesting, low-key atmosphere. Pizzeria Romeo makes good pizza and Poutineville has good, well, it’s obvious in the name. If you’ve never been to Montreal, you’ll probably want to at least try Schwartz’s for their smoked meat but honestly, head to the Jean-Talon Market to get some lunch. It’s a great market atmosphere near their Little Italy. A couple blocks away from Jean-Talon is St-Hubert, which has a retro market for more downgrade retail options.

    But really, go to The Plateau (Station Mont-Royal is a good one to get off at), Square St-Louis (Station Sherbrooke), Latin Quarter (Rue Saint-Denis south of Sherbrooke), the (touristy) Old City, and go up the mountain for the view. Heading east (which is technically northeast) from Papineau will give you a Queens-but-French vibe; The Plateau will give you a spirl-starecase-Brooklyn vibe; and Westmount will give you a French-Chicago-but-they-speak-English-so-thank-God vibe. Hope that helps a little.

    #1082998
    vestanpance
    vestanpance
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    For a unique experience, check out the The Emerald Hotel Bar in the Mile-End neighborhood. They have great drinks and interesting, low-key atmosphere. Pizzeria Romeo makes good pizza and Poutineville has good, well, it’s obvious in the name. If you’ve never been to Montreal, you’ll probably want to at least try Schwartz’s for their smoked meat but honestly, head to the Jean-Talon Market to get some lunch. It’s a great market atmosphere near their Little Italy. A couple blocks away from Jean-Talon is St-Hubert, which has a retro market for more downgrade retail options.

    But really, go to The Plateau (Station Mont-Royal is a good one to get off at), Square St-Louis (Station Sherbrooke), Latin Quarter (Rue Saint-Denis south of Sherbrooke), the (touristy) Old City, and go up the mountain for the view. Heading east (which is technically northeast) from Papineau will give you a Queens-but-French vibe; The Plateau will give you a spirl-starecase-Brooklyn vibe; and Westmount will give you a French-Chicago-but-they-speak-English-so-thank-God vibe. Hope that helps a little.

    This is awesome, thanks a lot.

    #1083046

    dbincbus
    Participant

    For a unique experience, check out the The Emerald Hotel Bar in the Mile-End neighborhood. They have great drinks and interesting, low-key atmosphere. Pizzeria Romeo makes good pizza and Poutineville has good, well, it’s obvious in the name. If you’ve never been to Montreal, you’ll probably want to at least try Schwartz’s for their smoked meat but honestly, head to the Jean-Talon Market to get some lunch. It’s a great market atmosphere near their Little Italy. A couple blocks away from Jean-Talon is St-Hubert, which has a retro market for more downgrade retail options.

    But really, go to The Plateau (Station Mont-Royal is a good one to get off at), Square St-Louis (Station Sherbrooke), Latin Quarter (Rue Saint-Denis south of Sherbrooke), the (touristy) Old City, and go up the mountain for the view. Heading east (which is technically northeast) from Papineau will give you a Queens-but-French vibe; The Plateau will give you a spirl-starecase-Brooklyn vibe; and Westmount will give you a French-Chicago-but-they-speak-English-so-thank-God vibe. Hope that helps a little.

    I lived in Montreal for a while and can’t really add more to this. I’ll throw in the Biodome – a very unique indoor zoo near Olympic Stadium. Language won’t be a barrier except in the east-end – almost everybody speaks English.

    Make sure to have a bagel – best bagels in the world (yes New York, and shut up about it).

    #1083051
    vestanpance
    vestanpance
    Participant

    Make sure to have a bagel – best bagels in the world (yes New York, and shut up about it).

    I keep reading that. Who knew..

    #1083066
    jbad
    jbad
    Participant

    for breakfast/pastries Maison Christian Faure

    #1083070
    jbad
    jbad
    Participant

    and Le Gros Jambon – cool diner spot.

    #1083095
    Chris Sunami
    Chris Sunami
    Participant

    I love Montreal –it feels really European, much different from the rest of Canada. I don’t have much to add except that the food there is amazing!

    #1083114

    Roger846
    Participant

    I just got back from Montreal today. We went to Dieu du Ciel on Monday, but they were closed for the Saint Jean Baptiste holiday and it sounded like they’d be closed for a few days. I can’t remember if they’d be open this upcoming weekend, though. Instead, we went to a place called Benelux, which also makes their own beer.
    at 245, rue Sherbooke ouest
    (514) 543-9750Ar
    which was close to downtown. I had the Armada brown ale, which was pretty good, and my friends liked the barley wine and Lux blonde, which they liked. It was right near downtown and the Montreal Jazz Festival site, which goes to July 5th. It was a lot of fun, and the music was very good. We saw bands called Gypsophilia (Django Reinhardt-type music) and Riot and the Blues Devils which was a great Quebec blues band in which the singer sang in perfect English. Anyways, it was a lot of fun and was crowded even on a Monday, but they mostly serve just Heineken, which was a sponsor. We also walked around old Montreal, which had tons of restaurants and boutique hotels and reminded me of the scenes of Europe in spy movies. I was imagining Jason Bourne or someone taking out some warlords.
    The people seemed much artier and hipsterish then in Toronto, where we went last year, which was a little more like a US city, and was also great.
    Have a good trip!

    http://brasseriebenelux.com/sherbrooke#

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