The in-your-face - literally - action starts Friday. Will you be ready?
Please check in here if you’ll be in attendance, especially for the evening restaurant activities, because of the nature of the reservations we were able to make. As well, if you need a place to stay, just say so and someone from the Doperéal CrashPad Committee will be able to help. Finally, last-minute additions to our tentative guest list are more than welcome.
Friday Aug. 20: Dinner at 3 Amigos, 1657 Ste-Catherine ouest, between St-Mathieu and Guy (metro Guy-Concordia). Our reservation (name: Cecil Adams) is for 7:30, but since it’s the weekend and it’s a busy restaurant, if most of us aren’t there by that time, **we will lose our tables. We’ll meet outside the restaurant around 7:15. **You can’t miss it: the sign outside is three brightly-lit colored sombreros.
This followed by bar-hopping etc. We’ll be in the Bishop-Crescent area, so there are many options. This also makes it unlikely that I’ll drag everyone to go do bad karaoke at Club Date, since that’s in the Village.
Saturday Aug. 21 afternoon: Meet outside Place-d’Armes metro at 1 PM for Old Port, Montreal Science Centre, etc. Unfortunately the English showing of the 3D IMAX film (“Bugs!”/“Bestioles!”) currently playing is at 11 AM, which is far too early for a Dopefest. However, there’s a showing of the same film in French at 2:20 PM, so why the hell not? It’s $12 for the 3D film only, and $17 for the 3D film and admission to the Science Centre. More info here. There don’t seem to be any student rates, which is lame. As well, we’re not in a position to book a group rate because we’re not sure how many of us will be attending that afternoon.
Saturday Aug. 21 evening: Dinner at Café Rococo, 1650 Lincoln, somewhere between Atwater and Guy (metro Atwater or Guy-Concordia). Lincoln runs east-west between de Maisonneuve and Sherbrooke. Reservation for 7 PM under name Cecil Adams. Since it’s a small restaurant, it’s easier for the kitchen if we each choose from about four or five main dishes. detop put down a deposit of $200 which will be refunded. Everything will be explained at that time, don’t worry.
This followed by more bar-hopping etc. Again, we’ll be in the Bishop-Crescent area, so there are bars galore. Nothing’s stopping us from hopping on the metro and heading to the Village, though, if we get tired of the Crescent scene.
Sunday Aug. 22: Mount Royal/St-Denis/St-Laurent. Meet outside Mont-Royal metro around 12:30 PM. (There’s only one exit.) We’ll head west along Mont-Royal St., amble down St-Denis for a bit if we want, then go west again to St-Laurent, AKA “The Main.” We’ll pick up lunch, perhaps at Schwartz’s, and then head to the foot of the mountain where the Sunday Tam-tams are held.
General information on bus and metro here. One-day tourist passes are $8. Three-day tourist passes are $16. They’re available at most downtown metro stations. More info on tourist passes here. Map of metro system here.
See you then!