Montreal has plenty to offer the wine connoisseur, the craft beer lover, and the mixology enthusiast, but sometimes you don't want all the frills, like those fancy working toilets, and non-neon lights. Sometimes you just want a dive bar. And thankfully there are plenty to choose from in the city, each with its own unique appeal...
Best for drinking outside with giant beers: La Petite Idée Fixe
Enjoying the great outdoors -- or drinking on a terrasse as it's done in Montreal -- is a crucial aspect to the summer season. For all those who don't like an overcrowded outdoor space or enjoy terrasses devoid of all class and social airs, then La Petite Idée Fixe is the dive for you. Grab an incredibly affordable 40oz bottle of Labatt 50, a few friends, and enjoy some pleasant day-drinking at this terrasse-boasting dive. And in the wintertime?There’s pool!