I'll be visiting between July 12th and July 20th. I arrive after an 11 hour train trip, so I'll be too exhausted to use my brain in any meaningful capacity. I'm 27yo burger visiting from Detroit (not black), really eager to explore the culinary scene, nightlife, and architecture/culture. I'm trying to be proactive with this trip, so I'm working my way through basic French. I already speak Spanish so the mechanics of the language aren't too unfamiliar, but it is tough to get the pronunciation right. Any pointers or tips would be greatly appreciated.
* Really get down and dirty with international cuisine. Anthony Bourdain sold me on the fantasy of eating fusion French-Paki cuisine and I refuse to allow the post-pandemic world to ruin my gluttonous dreams.
* Nightlife would be nice to indulge in. I'm not going clubbing, too fat and out of practice dancing to try that, but I'd like to go to some fun bars and just chat with strangers. I'd like to see more antiquated venues with a strong regular crowd (don't care if it's old people, I'm open minded), but I can do more modern stuff it has a decent crowd. I don't think I'm going to get along with the turbo lefties from the local unis so I don't care for hip student spots.
* History is a private passion alongside architecture that I don't share with anybody stateside. I doubt I'll find any enthusiasm in Montreal, but there ought to be some decent museums or structures I can visit and muse at. Not a fan of modern art, and sadly most big cities pride themselves on being full of it. I'll take suggestions for art galleries, spare me the toilets engraved in the artist's shit.
And no, I'm not trans (dude you've been at it for six years, I'm genuinely impressed)