I cannot speak highly enough about the staff at L'Astral!
Last week Wednesday I set out on a solo trip to Montreal with no real plans. I got into town, checked into my hotel, sat down, turned on Curling, opened Facebook and saw that a good friend's son was playing a gig that night just an 11 minute walk away from my hotel. After I got over the shame I felt for not knowing sooner he was playing while I was in town, I contacted him and his parents and bought a ticket.
Uber got me there really quick (it was POURING with rain otherwise I would have walked) and I was greeted so nicely by the staff. I waited to go in, got in, went and bought a beer and the bartenders were so nice!!
Saw my friend's son prior to him taking the stage (he plays bass for Mac Ayres) then followed up with him after. The security staff kept asking me if I was ok, if I needed anything, one brought me a chair that I didn't ask for or need. But they saw that I knew this young man and we were both from out of town and seemed to go out of their way to make us feel welcome. It was just unexpected and nice! Great first impression for a city I have never been in at a venue I had never heard of.
The sound was excellent in there and the prices for drinks was beyond reasonable (especially with my US exchange rate).
The service staff from last Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 really needs to be acknowledged for being so kind, helpful, attentive, etc. What true assets to the organization!!