When you're in your 20s, the notion of getting cheap pitchers of beer and free popcorn is almost too good to pass up.But once you get a bit older, and your palate is a bit more refined/grossed out by bottom-of-the-barrel beer and overly salted kernels intended to make you thirsty and drink more, you can see through the clever tricks employed by Bifteck.
A small portion of the Tokyo Bar population is older dudes creeping on girls, so don't think it's really okay that you go if you're post-30, because you do not want to be that guy.
Proximity to a university residence generally turns a bar into a breeding ground for youngins, as is the case with Bar des Pins.
Affectionately referred to as BDP, Bar des Pins is only a short walk away from Mc Gill's "New Rez" (a hotel converted into a student residence) so students flock to the bar regularly.
You could potentially grab a low-key pint at BDP if you go on off-hours, just make sure to avoid the spot like the plague on Tuesday nights (aka Beer Pong Tuesdays).
Don't let the incredibly large patio and four different floors fool you, Le Saint-Sulpice is dominated by the annoyingly young.
By which we mean bros and biddies, who will forever keep Saint-Sulpice operating with their need to drink pitchers of sangria outdoors.
Your body can't handle the same things it used to be able to when you pass 30, and no, we’re not talking about alcohol. And Chez Serge's mechanical bull, the bar's main point of appeal, will definitely make you feel silly even before you take your turn.
Entering your 30s in Montreal is far from a bad thing.
It usually involves a fatter wallet, and a cleaner place, and a newfound respect for hangovers. A "student bar" can be a pretty fluid term, except when the bar in question is quite literally on a university's grounds and held within the students' society building, as is the case with Mc Gill's on-campus bar Gerts.
And now that you’re exploring the finer spots the nightlife scene of the city has to offer... If you're a Mc Gill undergrad student, Gerts is a godsend, letting you drink on the cheap almost whenever. All of this also applies to Concordia's on-campus bar Reggie's.
If you're getting a post-grad degree at Mc Gill, or even if you're an older undergrad student... Technically the "bar" in Tokyo Bar’s name is a bit of a misnomer, as the venue is more of a small club than anything else.