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My boyfriend and his twin brother are planning to take a trip to Montreal for their birthday in May. I was thinking that as a present I could get them tickets to go and do something cool there. So, what is there in Montreal that is good to do?? Museums, parks, monuments, shows, tours, music, food, etc.

They will be there approximately May 22-29. If anyone knows of anything specific going on at that time, that would be awesome too. They plan to bring their bikes and love outdoor activities too.
 

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The Montreal Biodome. Really fun place, its an indoor jungle with live animals and birds that are free to roam and there is also a sea area and a few others. You walk right through it and its super fun. You can also see the gardens and insectarium while your there. It also happens to be right next to the Olypmic statium.


I think its closed right now but you'll nevwer know when they open again since its a stike, but a definate go see.
http://www2.ville.montreal.qc.ca/biodome/site/site.php?langue=en
 

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There are sooo many things to do in montreal when it's nice out!
I'm not sure when hockey season ends, but if they like that, it's a very cool thing to see because montrealers are soooo into hockey haha
Otherwise, biodome is fun, Jardin Botanique for plant lovers, there are so many art galleries and museums everywhere.
The museum of contemporary art is one of the most famous, and there is also the museum of fine arts.
you could check the expos and see if there's anything they'd like:
http://www.macm.org/en/index.html

http://www.mbam.qc.ca/fr/index.html

There is also the beer festival in may, not sure when it is this year though...
edit: just checked and it's beginning of june this year.

Just for laughs tickets is also awesome, the theaters are on busy montreal streets so very nice to have dinner before or after the show on a terrace outside if it's nice out! not sure what tickets are available for may though!
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Some of my fave restos:
Manana for mexican food: http://www.restaurantmanana.com/
it has a terrace, mexican music, and cool deco inside if you can't get a seat outside. The food is good, good price for amount + quality you get!
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Zyng for asian food: http://www.zyng.com/
you have the option to choose which kind of pasta, and then choose which veggies you want, and then which meat and then which sauce to make the dish all yourself to get exactly what you want :) a little more expensive but delicious. Little resto so you need to be there early!
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For Breakfast: L'avenue on Mont-Royal. At night, it's a VERY hip restaurant with loud music that you would hear at a club and very dimmed lights. It's in the heart of the hipster area. I have never gone there for breakfast but I have heard that's THE place to have breakfast, there are BIG lineups every saturday and sunday mornings because everyone wants to have breakfast there!
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For sandwhich on the go: Premiere Moisson http://www.premieremoisson.com/Home/
It's a french bakery, it's a bit expensive but they have delicious sandwhiches on olive bread or any kind of bread. The bread, the croissants, the cakes, the pastries EVERYTHING is delicious! They have stores everywhere in the city :)
 

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Duluth street: amazing street FULL of restos! especially Greek restos where you can bring your own wine. Definitely something they could check out if they want to just try a random place!
There are good greek, portugese and a afghan resto which has meat brochettes that are delicious!
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St-Denis street is also very good for restos and bars!
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For good Poutine (the quebec specialty food of fries, gravy and fresh cheddar) they should go to La Banquise: http://www.restolabanquise.com/
24h so they can go after getting very drunk :D
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Bars:
LA quincaillerie: right next to La banquise, they have GIANT wooden tables and offer lots of different beers. http://www.laquincaillerie.ca/
it's at 980 Rachel Est street.
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Le st-sulpice: one of the most famous bars in montreal, it's huge and has a GIANT terrace at the back: http://www.lesaintsulpice.ca/
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Le st-ciboire: across the street from st-sulpice. I love it there, they have a live band almost everyday (mostly rock) and they make the BEST long island ice teas! (i don't drink beer so I like drinks hehe) and they also have beer of course and a pool table!
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L'amere a boire: for the beer lover. A micro-brewery kind of bar with delicious beers (I have been told, I went but didn't taste) they also have very good food for a bar, nice burgers. http://www.amereaboire.com/
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Oh another little resto I liked is le Barbare (4670 Saint-Denis street) it's a very cute rest-bar with DELICIOUS cheap food, very diverse menu (not for a vegetarian though!)
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If your man is a veggie, try l'universel ( http://restomontreal.ca/restaurants/index.php?section=viewresto&resto_id=993&lang=en ) it's pretty cheap and it has a TV for sports watching. However, only order the burgers because the rest of the food is dissapointing. All the burgers can be ordered as veggie burgers!
Otherwise there are some great veggie restaurants, there is bonnys ( http://www.restomontreal.ca/restaurants/index.php?section=viewresto&resto_id=2362&lang=en ) and others that are easily searchable!
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Other concert/music venues where you could also get tickets:
Sala rossa http://www.casadelpopolo.com/contents/lasalarossa
Little Campus http://www.cafecampus.com/fr/spectacles/ (this place is also a club some nights and at a higher level)
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Sala rossa also has a nice spanish restaurant at the ground level, it's a bit expensive but delicious!
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Monuments to see:
the mont-Royal
The olympic stadium with the tilted tower
the museums
Place-des-arts
The Old Port
Canal Lachine on a nice sunny day is relaxing
The atwater market or the Jean Talon market to see a bit of the local maple syrup products if you guys like that!
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To play pool: http://www.boulnoir.com/ you pay by the hour, reserve your own table so you can play all night. They have beer and other drinks :)
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I think that's all my brain can think of right now haha
 

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Thanks for all the suggestions! The Biodome looks so cool, I hope it will be open by the time they go to Montreal. Just for Laughs looks like something they'd really enjoy! And Dustette, thanks for all the amazing ideas/links!
 
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