Dancing and partying until dawn: this is what you can do on the night of October 7th to 8th during an event marking the end of the 17th pedestrian zone on Sainte-Catherine Street East.
This means Montrealers can enjoy the activities offered by the 20 participating establishments until 6 a.m. The program includes DJ, karaoke, dancing and a drag show.
This initiative was taken “as part of an ongoing pilot project to evaluate extended nightlife in the city,” the Village Commercial Development Company (SDC) said in a press release.
In addition to enjoying the bar until sunrise, it is also possible to eat in the participating restaurants.
“The Village has always played a leading role in Montreal’s nighttime economy. […] Of course, the event has something that delights the neighborhood’s revelers and entrepreneurs, but it could also benefit the neighborhood,” explained the general director of the SDC du Village, Gabrielle Rondy.
The latter also estimates that by allowing certain stores to stay open longer, the excessive rush leaving the bars (at 3 a.m.) will be less significant. “This experience will allow us to assess the impact on safety, courtesy and complaints associated with nighttime noise,” she added.
Here is the list of participating companies:
Bars, karaoke and nightclubs
The Unity (Blue Carnival)
Bar Renard (2000 special)
Bar Le Campus
The STOCK Bar
Le Date Piano Bar (special karaoke for La Voix and Star Académie)
Bar l’Aigle Noir (Drag Queens)
Rebel Urban Brasserie
Bar Le Cocktail (Karaoke)
Bar Le Stud (construction theme)
Le Normandie (special French-language karaoke)
Notre-Boeuf-de-Grâce (“Burger Queen” drag show)
Café Di Bernardo
The Saloon Bistro Bar
Morelia Restaurant (Mariachi show)