Cocktails and Fun Festivities: Celebrate Grand Prix in Old Montreal!

June 3, 2016 / Posted by   Cynthia - Travel and Refinement 

Summer has finally arrived in Montreal and there is so much to do in this city during the month of June. Most notably of course is, the Grand Prix and all of the exciting celebrations that come along with it, especially in Old Montreal. Therefore, we have compiled our list of the top, not-to-be-missed events to attend during these crazy few days in Old Montreal!

Philémon Bar – 111 Saint Paul O

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To celebrate the Grand Prix, Philémon is offering a special snack bar with several specialties on offer: oysters, green papaya salad, pork sausages marinated in cider, saffron shrimp, and much more! As always, there will be a live DJ playing the best music, and the indoor terrace will be freshly painted and decorated with exotic plants. As one of the only spots to offer magnum-sized bottles of wine and champagne, you can rest assured that drinks will be flowing all weekend long!

155 Fahrenheit – 42 McGill Street

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For the Grand Prix, this restaurant-bar is launching its new terrace and is offering a special 5-course menu ranging from $80.00 to $90.00. With a signature cocktail made of watermelon, cucumber, gin, basil and bubbly, and a live DJ playing music from Friday June 10th until Sunday June 12th, this is definitely one of the places to be during Grand Prix!

La Champagnerie – 343 Saint Paul E

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In honour of Grand Prix, the cocktail flavour of the month is summer-inspired, with a base of homemade radish juice, clam juice, pickle juice, horseradish juice, Romeo gin, Tabasco and more! This new bloody Caesar is known as the Roody, and will undoubtedly be popular during “mercredi à prix sabré,” “jeudi perlé,” and “vendredi et samedi festif,” where the ambiance is sure to be thrilling!

Le SpeakEasy – 120 McGill Street

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This is a great option for your Grand Prix celebrations as Le SpeakEasy is a bar like non other. Inspired by the 1930s and Prohibition, this spot offers table service and a drink menu that is affordable, all in a hidden and intimate space. For the Grand Prix, the Delirium signature cocktail will certainly satisfy your palate: made with Eldorado rum 12 years, Marasquin, Benedictine, Chartreuse, lime juice and bubbly, it will be offered for $12.00. A live DJ (DJ Request) will be there on Friday, June 10th and Saturday, June 11th, as well as a photographer who will be there to commemorate your night at Le SpeakEasy in front of their step and repeat!

Le Confessional – 431 McGill Street

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Another a top option for Grand Prix celebrations, there is always a party with fantastic music going on at Le Confessional. In fact, DJ Yao and DJ Ivanov will both be there all weekend long playing the best music that is sure to keep you on your feet! The Bling Bling signature cocktail made with Absolut Citron vodka, strawberry juice, lime juice, rhubarb bitter and bubbly will be served exclusively during this period.

This sums up our list of the top places to enjoy Grand Prix in style in Old Montreal. We hope this gave you some ideas of where you’ll be celebrating this Grand Prix!

Yours truly,

Your Personal Concierge

Cynthia - Travel and Refinement

With a passion for life, people and tourism, Cynthia decided to open her own upscale concierge service for visitors to Montreal. Her goal is to promote the city while helping business travellers who simply don’t have the time to plan their stay. She also organizes events and writes articles for her blog—on subjects related to tourism, of course! Whenever we need travel tips or a great address, we know just who to ask!

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