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TP get-together in Montreal, Sept. 24-25, 2005

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261. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 11y

From http://www.montreal.com/tourism/general.html

The legal drinking age in Quebec is 18

It's something of a rite of passage for us kids in Toronto.

BTW, there's other useful information on the link above for people visiting the city/country for the first time.

262. Posted by corvidae (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y

Man, look at the turnout for this Montréal get together! Awesome! I got an email from Isadora, which sparked my mem from ages ago when I posted in regard to this expedition!

I think hurley's Irish Pub is a great idea for a place to meet and chill out. And it's good you'll all be here on a weekend. I'd love to give my anglophone non-Québecois opinion to all of you Americans and other Canadians.

I'm originally from Newfoundland...but have also lived in Surrey (near Vancouver, in BC) and Toronto. I've seen so much of Canada, that it's now time for me to spread my wings once again and head overseas! I'll be doing some of Europe for my first trip. I'm very excited...

While meeting with everyone here at Traveller's Point, I'd love to gain some knowledge on travelling from the more experienced backpackers, and I'll be taking a notepad for sure! haha...

If anyone wants to get in contact or needs answers to some Montréal questions, please feel free to email me at -snip- , or to call my cell phone at -snip-. I hardly answer it when you call, but I check my messages frequently!

Jenny

[ Edit: Sorry, no personal contact details in the forum please for privacy reasons. Use MC instead.... ]

263. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Quoting Isadora

Okay, I have just done a search for the legal drinking age in Montreal and got two different answers!! What is the correct one - 18 or 21???? I need to know!

Yup - 18 is the legal drinking age here. Plus bars are open till 3 a.m. They don't card here as religiously as they do in the U.S., but it does happen, so be sure to carry your ID.

264. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

You mean to tell me that all my gray air won't be enough to get me into a bar in Montreal??? Okay, I'll bring my ID if I must...

265. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting Q_Zhang

The legal drinking age in Quebec is 18

Quoting tway

Yup - 18 is the legal drinking age here.

Thanks for the confirmation!!! Just didn't want anyone to be left out of the fun!

266. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Tina, I have two questions...

For hotels, are we better off staying in Downtown? Is that the heart of everything, public transportation, attractions, bars and restaurants?

And...ahem...a legitimate concern here...does Hurleys serve martinis? Or is it just a brewery?

267. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting areinstein

Tina, I have two questions...

For hotels, are we better off staying in Downtown? Is that the heart of everything, public transportation, attractions, bars and restaurants?

And...ahem...a legitimate concern here...does Hurleys serve martinis? Or is it just a brewery?

Back quite a few pages in this thread - Viv (mtlgal) was going to check out Hurley's martinis to see if they were acceptable. We have not heard the results yet...

Yoo-hoo!!!! Viv!!!!!! Are they good martinis? Do they serve martinis? Details!!!!

268. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Well - the St, Malo is downtown, so people may prefer to stay close together. I find downtown a little too touristy with very basic restaurants and bars, whereas placed like the Plateau or Outremont have a much more interesting selection and a better atmosphere.

That said, it isn't horrible - plus Hurley's is downtown. And as for martinis at Hurley's, well... I don't know if they serve any, but even if they did, would you ask for a martini in an Irish pub...?

And the public transportation here is pretty good - if everyone stays close to a Metro, we can all meet up in 20 minutes or so (althoug I myself will be a little further away - dang it!).

269. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting tway

Well - the St, Malo is downtown, so people may prefer to stay close together. I find downtown a little too touristy with very basic restaurants and bars, whereas placed like the Plateau or Outremont have a much more interesting selection and a better atmosphere.

I think being near the touristy places may suit us being that we are...tourists . Especially if public transportation is good out of here, I guess it is a good place to start.

Quoting tway

That said, it isn't horrible - plus Hurley's is downtown. And as for martinis at Hurley's, well... I don't know if they serve any, but even if they did, would you ask for a martini in an Irish pub...?

My thoughts exactly! I can just picture myself asking for a martini and the whole place suddenly getting quiet while everyone is staring directly at me. Getting stuck with beer wouldnt be all that bad anyway...you know my motto, "we will figure it out when we get there"...

270. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

I will still need a martini though...

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