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1. L'Espace Public3632 Rue Ontario Est, Montreal
2. Brutopia1219 Rue Crescent St., Montreal
3. Le Saint-Bock1749, rue Saint-Denis, Montréal
4. Dieu du Ciel!29 Ave Laurier Ouest, Montréal
5. Le Cheval Blanc809 rue Ontario Est, Montréal
6. Broue Pub Brouhaha5860 ave. de Lorimier, Montréal
7. Vices & Versa Bistro Du Terroir6631 boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal
8. Station Ho.st1494 Ontario, Montréal H2L 1S3
9. La Terrasse St-Ambroise5080 Rue Saint-Ambroise, Montreal
10. HELM273 rue Bernard O., Montréal
11. Bistro-Brasserie Les Soeurs Grises32 rue McGill, Montreal
If you don’t take yourself too seriously and love your beer, L’Espace Public is the bar you’ve been dreaming of. Located in Hochelaga, this brew bar also has a great calendar full of DJs, artists, and musicians who stop by to show off their stuff.
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.
If it wasn't for a helpful/knowledgable staff, it'd probably be pretty tough to pick just one beer from their selection of more than 20, many of which are house brewed. And their food? Yeah, you're gonna want to try that too, considering some of it is cooked with said beer.
This microbrewery and pub features beers infused with everything from hibiscus to coffee. One of the most popular brews: a creamy cocoa vanilla stout aptly named the Aphrodisiaque (ooh la la!).
This brew pub boasts an impressive menu of over 20 handpicked international beers and eight of their own ales, like their Coup de Grisou Hefeweizen.
With both house-brewed and "guest keg" selections, this Rosemont borough brewpub serves some of the most unique beers in Montreal.
VIces & Versa offers many local beers and ciders as well as local seasonal food. Wash down pub grub like pulled pork poutine and fries served with Imperial Stout-infused mayo with their 33 craft beers on tap. In the summer, the outdoor patio is the perfect spot in Montreal to soak up the sun and grab drinks with your friends. The seating is set up as long communal tables, so you can drink, eat and make new friends at the same time.
This quaint Centre-Sud beer bar comes from the masterminds at Hopfenstark microbrewery. Its minimalist rustic, wooden interior makes sure it doesn’t take away from the incredible brews it has on tap and cask.
The St-Ambroise is a large outdoor patio outside the McAuslan brewery where you can enjoy seasonal and artisan brews (while you watch them being made). The terrace also has a BBQ menu with items like the Griffon Red pulled pork sandwich, which not only highlights the flavors in your beer, it's made with them. Another great aspect of the sweeping patio is that dogs are welcome, so bring your four-legged friend and chill out under the shadow of the silos.
The people at HELM are solely focused on three things: beer, food, and ping pong. And that is a winning combination.
With a lot of bars to compete with in this bustling tourist district, Les Soeurs Grises is doing one hell of a job keeping true to their quirky selves. With their own brews on tap, a slew of privately imported beers, and a menu that wrestles their great suds for the limelight, it’s one place where visitors can experience another side of the city while in Old Montreal.