don't leave for NYE what you can do today
HOME | NIGHTLIFE | EDITORIALS | CULTURE | REVIEWS | PARTIES | MONTREAL NEW YEARS | NIGHTLIFE PICS 

NYE & Random Party Listings
 :: 
 :: 
 :: 
 :: 
Montreal's Nightlife Source
> reviews of clubs, bars, pubs & lounges.
> the best tourist information
> Montreal nightlife picture gallery
> FREE events listings
> NEW YEARS EVE
Baldwin, La Barmacie by Killa

Don't let your friends steal the entire NYE spotlight from you.





Why wait? Plan your New Years early.



The Baldwin, best medical treatment ever.
BE SOCIAL > COMMENT | EMAIL | Bookmark and Share
Some things are better simpler and smaller. Or so would my female friends like me to believe; and believe I do.

Corny jokes aside, what I meant to say is, very often, a small, beautifully designed and cozy joint is way better than these monster clubs. For example I’ll booze any day at La Distillerie but you wouldn’t catch me dead at Opera.

And this is where la Barmacie enters the picture: this small bar on Laurier street, full named Baldwin Barmacie (115 Laurier West), is a sweet little spot, with a chic minimalistic design, good drinks and especially good music.

Baldwin's staff is friendly and even used to include a Quebec actress. For the smokers, there is a quite minuscule back-terrace, wedged in the middle of the building, Paris style. Unfortunately, exactly because it is in the middle of the building, the terrace closes at around 11PM, leaving us lonely smokers to socialize in front of the bar, on Laurier street.

But what makes the Baldwin truly interesting is the music and the crowd. The DJs always manage to play songs that I thought I was the only person in Montreal to listen to. And the crowd, well let’s just say that, I have chilled in the Mile End for years, and I have absolutely no idea where these people come from; definitely not from the Mile End.

In straight words, the crowd is a "to-be-seen" crowd: everyone is stylish, everyone is young and everyone looks like they are out for a hunt. Yet, everyone stays in their group, not disrupting the neighboring groups, as a couple of girls were disgustingly complaining to me outside over a smoke. They even introduced a new word in my lingo, qualifying the crowd of "mastuvu"; sorry if you don’t speak French, I am not translating.

Yet, this dynamic is what makes the Baldwin interesting to me: I sit at the bar, chill with my friends, enjoy a number of pints, listen to good music and observe the crowd’s action. Definitely a pleasant way to start, or even finish the night.

Voice your opinion of the Baldwin Barmacie here.





BE SOCIAL > COMMENT | EMAIL | Bookmark and Share



Comments
It's your turn now. So speak-up.

Don't just stand there staring blankly.

Be the first to comment on this nonsense.

Submit your content

Name:
Email: (Montreal-Clubs.com will never share your email)
Comment Title: 
Comment: (mandatory field; no HTML allowed, or you might get banned)

Latest Article :: Return of the living-dead

Archived Articles :: [ALL archived articles here]
Why is the F1 bigger than Santa?
The perfect St-Patrick's Sunday
Ottawa vs Montreal
A late night fast-food showdown
The Burger Wars
A Nuit Blanche for Montreal
Get your cool on at Igloofest
Notre-Dame reborn
2010 greatness in Montreal
The magical world of Whiskey and Scotch
The fantastic world of Montreal's brasseries
Start the new years in style
A Dressed-Up Halloween
O'Regan's Pub, where the real Irish’ at
The Burgundy Lion, an English pub in hostile territory
Baldwin, La Barmacie
New Years XS 2008
The New Years Eve party guide de-constructed
B-Side, not West Side
Red Angel
The smaller the better

Why Every Girl Should Drink BeerThe bigger the better, long live the 40Two weeks in heaven, Cayo Coco, Part 2
Two weeks in heaven, Cayo CocoBeer Goggles part deuxBeer Goggles
How to Fill up your Liquor CabinetAlcohol: Friend or Foe?Beyond Wurst and Beer... Drinking in Germany
If I Don't Remeber It, It Never HappenedRandom List or New Year's Resolution Bad to the Beer
Taste it Again for the First TImeVodkaWild Nights and Crazy Days
Martini. Shaken, not stirredSin CityDrunken Master, Hidden Wallet
Alcohol, Disihibition, and Sexual ArousalFrench 101 Taking Care of Business
Ready...Set...Go So you're a raging alcoholic
At the rescue of the FRINGE FestivalJudgement DayFool-a-date
You and me baby ain't nothing but mammalsUnderstanding Women TalkLong Distance "Relationships"
Dr. Smooth is dead. Long live Dr. Smooth.Camping PartiesYou fake fucker, You
Pray to the CadillacA Man Now from Cuyahoga FallsThat's Just Like...Your Opinion Dude
American InvasionHey, Dr. Smooth?Photo Shop 2
2003: The Year of Shock and AweA Western Sexual EvolutionThe Real Cancun
A Man from CalcuttaCatania, More than a City New York, Self Discovery, and Transsexuals
Photo ShopHow to Have Great Sex A Swingers Tale
8th Wonder of the World 3- Some Etiquette Say no to (ass) crack
Casual and Sexual Biography How to Pick Up Montrealers
Club guys in a nutshellHose bags and their shoesDrugs are a girl's best friend
Talk is CheapDrinking in L.A.A Broken-Heart Remedy
Sex ToyzSleeping Positions 101Getting Lucky
BushwackingHeading South for the WinterGirls Masturbate, Right?
Dominatrix and StarbucksVirgin or Vixen?Spit, Swallow, and Speak
Five Steps to a Successful Seduction A Woman’s Account of the One Night Stand Thing When in Rome, Do Like the Romans
Club Atlantis to sink or swimTokyoMhotel
The New SofaLodge TavernMile End
Pistol, more than a smoking gunHot Spots
HOME | NIGHTLIFE | EDITORIAL | CULTURE | NIGHTCLUB REVIEWS | SPECIAL EVENTS
MESSAGE BOARD | MONTREAL NIGHTLIFE PICS | TOURIST INFO | NEW YEARS 2016
MONTREAL NEW YEAR'S EVE CALENDAR | MONTREAL-CLUBS CLOTHING | MONTREAL SOUVENIRS & GIFTS
ARCHIVED ARTICLES | ABOUT US