Food & Drink

19 Montreal bars that are open on Christmas Day

Published On 12/24/2014 Published On 12/24/2014
Ksenia Prints
Baldwin
Sir Winston Churchill Pub
Modavie
InterContinental Montreal
Ye Olde Orchard Pub
Brutopia Brew Pub
Hurleys Irish Pub
Typhoon Lounge
Saloon Bistro Bar
Moose Bawr
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1. Else's 156 rue Roy E, Montreal, H2W 1M2 (Plateau)

A staple in the Plateau since the 1990s, this casual pub with a restaurant license draws loyal fans from all across the city.

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2. Barfly 4062 Saint-Laurent Boulevard, Montréal, H2W 1Y8 (Plateau)

Barfly is the perfect Montreal dive bar to wet your whistle and enjoy some loud music and hipster stylings.

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3. Baldwin Barmacie 115 rue Laurier Ouest, Montreal, H2T 2N6 (Mile End)

This upscale drinkery serves some mean 'tails, such as their spicy rum and ginger beer cocktail or their classic Dark and Stormy.

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4. Bar Le Cocktail 1669 Sainte-Catherine Est, Montreal, H2L 2J5 (The Gay Village)

Warm up your vocal cords with more than just booze at the fabulous Bar Le Cocktail, a Gay Village drinkery that features drag queens and karaoke every night.

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5. Sir Winston Churchill Pub 1459 rue Crescent, Montreal, H3G 2B2

This Downtown drinkery is know as "Winnies" to the locals, and it claims to be the first bar to open on the now notoriously bar-central Crescent St.

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6. BAR inc. 250 av. du Mont-Royal E., Montreal, H2T 1P5 (Plateau)

Located in the Plateau, BAR inc. is dive bar with balls; disco balls that is. Mirrors on the ceiling, exposed brick, and decorative garage doors adorn the place, so stop by and order one of the beer bucket specials with nachos during a hockey game for $20.

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7. Bistro Le Modavie 1 Rue Saint Paul Ouest, Montreal, H2Y 1Y6 (Old Montreal)

This Old Montreal vino bar features live music & an old-timey jazz vibe, not to mention an eclectic menu.

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8. Piranha Bar 680 St-Catherine Ouest, Montreal, H3B 1C2

Located in Downtown Montreal, Piranha Bar is a solid dive to throw back a few drinks and listen to live music.

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9. Sarah B. 360, rue Saint-Antoine Ouest, Montreal, H2Y 3X4 (Old Montreal)

Located in the InterContinental Hotel, this absinthe bar is named after Sarah Bernhardt, the queen of the French tragedy. Here you'll find solid cocktails, tasty hors-d’oeuvres, and an elegant atmosphere.

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10. Ye Olde Orchard Pub & Grill 5563 Monkland Ave, Montreal, H4A 1E1

Considering how this pub runs things, it's no surprise they have multiple locations. Included in this cozy spot is a warm atmosphere, a wide variety of adult beverages, and an extensive menu loaded with your favorite bar foods -- from wings to burgers to poutine and more.

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11. Le Next Door 5175A rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, H3Z 2P8 (Notre Dames Des Graces)

This Westmount pub serves up tasty bar food and cold drinks, but what sets them apart are their wing specials (29 cents on Sundays!) and wing flavors, such as their Tao Spicy Garlic variety.

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12. Brutopia 1219 Rue Crescent St., Montreal, H3G 2B1

This three-story pub on Crescent Street offers both classic (think Nut Brown Ale) and seasonal (Maibocks, Cream Ales, and Smoked Porters) suds, many of which are brewed in-house.

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13. Hurley's Irish Pub 1225 rue Crescent, Montreal, H3G 2B1

A traditional Irish pub in the Golden Square Mile, Hurley's features live music, a fireplace, and a quality lineup of drink options.

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14. L'Barouf 4171 rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, H2W 2M7 (Plateau)

This Golden Square Mile bar offers a wide variety of beers and an entertaining playlist, but it's even better for people watching.

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15. Typhoon Lounge 5752 ave. De Monkland, Montreal, H4A 1E9

Not only does the Golden Square Mile spot have a sweet name, it also doles out legendary burgers and one of the best martinis in the city.

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16. McLean's Pub 1210 rue Peel, Montreal, H3B 2T6

Housed in a building that was established in 1910, McLean's Pub continues serving up pub favorites like burgers, steaks, and sandwiches as it has done since the '90s.

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17. Saloon Bistro Bar 1333 Ste-Catherine Est, Montreal, H2L 2Z1 (The Gay Village)

Nestled in the heart of the Gay Village this resto and bar serves an array of items, from pasta and pizza to seafood, sammies, and burgers.

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18. Le Confessionnal 431, rue McGill, Montreal, H2Y 2H1 (Old Montreal)

With a tagline like “sinners welcome”, you just know that this Old Montreal drinkery is a fun place to wet your whistle, so swing by this richly decorated, red-lit bar and stay awhile.

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19. Moose Bawr 1817, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, Montreal, H3H 1M2 (The Gay Village)

You wouldn’t think that you’d need a Canadian-themed bar in the heart of the country, but according to the founders of Moose Bawr, you’d be wrong. This is a fun place to share a pitcher of sangria, grab a pimped-out hot dog, watch the game, or just laugh at the cheeky puns on the sign posted outside. And you don’t even have to be Canadian to get in!

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