Nocturnal creatures of Montreal will have an extra two-and-a-half hours of party time come mid-June when the City tests out a much later cutoff for alcohol sales.
Thump reports that although the summer trial period only applies to 19 bars and pubs, if the powers that be are happy with the results, Montreal music venues may eventually be able to book talent and sell alcohol past the normal closing time of 3 a.m. up until 5:30 a.m.
The bars on St. Denis Street and Crescent Street being referred to as the “Lucky 19″ will take part in the pilot period running from June 12 to July 5, beginning just after Grand Prix weekend.
Thump points out that Montreal and Toronto have somewhat of a rivalry going in terms of nightlife, and this move could be a decisive victory for Montreal, especially in light of the effective ban on EDM in Toronto’s Exhibition Place.
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