Wednesday, November 10, 2010
MONTREAL, QC--Social media websites like Twitter can be very useful for busy Habs fans like Stuart Ashton whose days are jam-packed with activity. "I often miss the hockey games due to work, family, commuting, etc., but I find that I am able to keep involved in the game through the people I follow on Twitter."
Stuart considers All Habs to be one of his premiere resources for keeping up with news regarding his favourite hometown hockey team. Not long after he started following @All_Habs Stuart began reading about Habs Tweetups happening all over Canada & the US and says he instantly knew that he wanted to join in the fun. "I thought to myself, 'Damn I'd love to tweet-it-up with these people!'"
Well that wish is about to come true on Thursday, November 18th when the Habs take on the Predators! Did I mention that Stuart also runs O'Hara's Pub in downtown Montreal? And it's the site of our next Habs Tweetup!
Located on Rue University, O'Hara's is described as "a public house in the true sense of the term" and offers daily food and drink specials in a welcoming pub atmosphere. "There's nothing pretentious about us...just good food, good beer and always good conversation."
Stuart believes his bar and restaurant is a prime location to watch a Habs game, with a staff and regular patrons dedicated to providing a fun and inviting environment. "O'hara's is a great place to watch the game because we've got great TVs and sound and some die-hard Habs fans as regulars. We've also got a couple Nordiques or Bruins or ABC (Anything But the Canadiens) fans which adds to the good banter!
"Simply put, we take pride in what we do, we love what we do, we try to do it well and we do not pretend to be something we're not."
Adding to the coziness of the pub, Stuart appeals to Habs fans with some special decorative elements. The walls of O'Hara's boast large photographs from the 1953 Stanley Cup championship game, as well as dressing room shots of Jean Beliveau, Rocket Richard and Boom Boom Geoffrion. The pictures are blown up from original negatives he discovered in his father's photo collection.
Of course what would a Montreal Habs Tweetup be without some prizes and giveaways?! Well Stuart and the team at O'Hara's are rolling out the red carpet so-to-speak in honour of this event. Here's some of the "extras" you can expect to find:
- Happy Hour all night - Deals on 3 litre "Beer Towers" of Bud Light
- Purchase a "Beer Tower" of Bud Light and enter to win 2 tickets in the REDS for the November 24th Habs game against the Kings!
- Trivia with Livia - Come early for pub trivia before the game with Livia, one of O'Hara's "crazy intelligent, crazy Habs fan" bartenders - the winning team gets a free round of drinks!
- Livia will also be back for more trivia during intermissions with gift certificates up for grabs!
The night promises to be another unforgettable Habs Tweetup event - you don't want to miss it! Click on the "RSVP for a Habs Tweetup" tab at the top of the page to reserve your spot today - we'll see you there!
1197 rue University