Montreal nightlife is about to get a little more rowdy in the coming months.
The city’s Mayor, Denis Coderre, is getting behind the idea of allowing select downtown Montreal bars and clubs to serve alcohol until 5:30 a.m. He also took the opportunity to hurl choice words at the standard of Toronto nightlife, where alcohol is served until 2:00 a.m., claiming it only exists thanks to Montrealers who have moved there.
The later-than-usual bar hours will begin on June 12 and stretch until July 5, only being in effect on weekends. That makes four weekend’s worth of nightlife where you can party until the sun comes up.
The trial period is being relegated to nineteen establishments in a specific area surrounding St. Denis and Crescent streets.
While business will (almost) certainly boom for those bars that do stay open later, select owners not included in the extended-serving hours have voiced concern about losing patrons.
What do you think? Will you be tearing up Crescent Street until the rooster crows, or is this an ill-advised extension to an already working nightlife structure? Subscribe and stay tuned to BLC to get all the latest news on Nightlife events and Bar and Club listings.