Montreal. We’re here.

After a short walk from the Greyhound station me and Bailey checked into our hotel room. We got the budget suite. I suppose you get what you pay for. We even get to share a bathroom with the entire floor!

Of course, we won’t be spending much time in the hotel room, so we set off to find some food and explore the city. Walking downtown we encountered many street performers including musicians, dancers, and even an aerial drape dancer. As it turns out, it was Montreal’s birthday hence the reason for all of the street performers.

Oh yeah, Bailey found some poutine. Let’s see how many he gets up to this weekend. Here’s a look at #1.

We walked a lot! A quick pit stop in the room and some searching on Google we then headed out to find the best Montreal smoked meat in town.

Well I think we found it at Main Deli. The meat is slow-cooked to perfection. The tender beef just comes apart in your mouth with no need to chew. I recommend checking this place out if you’re ever in Montreal.

We walked off the meal on our way to the subway. We met up with an old hometown friend, Dee, for some karaoke at Maz. This little joint had cheap beer and a decent crowd. It was fun. I tried to get Bailey up on stage to sing some Blink 182, but he wasn’t having any of it. Maybe he just needs to drink more next time. I sang What’s My Age Again with Dee, and Jack & Diane with Dee and Scott. Here’s a photo of Dee and the two Scotts singing some Bon Jovi.

We didn’t want our night to end so after a short taxi ride back downtown, me and Bailey trekked our way to La Banquise. It’s a 24-hour poutinerie. The restaurant was full and the lineup went well out the door. Luckily, we were able to sneak in and order for take out. Many consider La Banquise to have the best poutine in town. Though the poutine was delicious, I feel that Montreal has more to offer but I wouldn’t be surprised if we find our way back before the weekend has finished.

Now it’s time to start the day and pick up our passes for Pouzza Fest. Tonight should be pretty stellar.


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