Yep, my drunkard readers, I kid you not! It was just brought to my attention this morning that after 43 years Montreal’s beloved red-roofed drinking institution shall no longer be. Read on…

Known for it’s Arts & Crafts nights, interesting patrons, amusing neon sign, and over-the-top post St. Patty’s Day celebrations, the Cock (tee-hee) in it’s current form shall be closing.

“What will become of it?”, you might be wondering. Well no one’s quite sure. The lease will be taken over by Peter Sergakis. Does the name ring a bell? Well, that’s because it’s the same name which owns such cheap drinking establishments as The Sports Station (across the street from the Cock) and PJ’s out on St. Jacques in the Deeg.

Filled with sadness? Well, turn that frown upside down! This Saturday, August 22, celebrations shall be in full effect to feast what was. It all kicks off at 7:00 pm with some drink specials as well as a performance by The Shakes.

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