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Rich Uncle Tavern (formerly The Berlin)
(06-09-2018, 09:45 AM)JoeKW Wrote: I can't wait to have some beers at our cinq a sept on the terrasse just as soon as I stop at the guichet to get some cash!

Hmm, not sure all those words are valid Quebec English. But yes!
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(06-09-2018, 09:45 AM)JoeKW Wrote: I can't wait to have some beers at our cinq a sept on the terrasse just as soon as I stop at the guichet to get some cash!

Bien sûre.
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"Cinq à sept", for an after work/before dinner get together seems to have caught on in recent years outside Quebec, although I suppose some might find it a bit pretentious. I don't know if there's a good English equivalent, although "Sundowners" has always worked for me. "Happy Hour" seems a bit tacky by comparison. "Cocktail party" doesn't have the same "get together after work" connotation. "Get together after work for drinks and nibblies" works perfectly, but is a bit prosaic.
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It's against Ontario law to use the phrase "Happy Hour" or any phrase to suggest that your drinks are cheaper during a certain period. Until fairly recently it was illegal to change prices at all, due to the theory that people drink more quickly when booze is discounted.

https://www.agco.ca/sites/default/files/3099_a.pdf
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(06-09-2018, 10:19 AM)panamaniac Wrote: "Cinq à sept", for an after work/before dinner get together seems to have caught on in recent years outside Quebec, although I suppose some might find it a bit pretentious.  I don't know if there's a good English equivalent, although "Sundowners" has always worked for me.  "Happy Hour" seems a bit tacky by comparison.  "Cocktail party" doesn't have the same "get together after work" connotation.  "Get together after work for drinks and nibblies" works perfectly, but is a bit prosaic.

I've been out of the loop for quite some time, but I used to be a regular when it first started at Bauer Kitchen.  Is it still there or elsewhere now?
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