It’s situated in what’s considered by many to be the oldest inn in North America...
Some more impressive historical events that took place here include the first transcontinental telephone call ever made...
Women were banned from the establishment until 1988...
The family immigrated to Canada aboard the Lusitania, and was scheduled to set sail on the Titanic...
They’re rumored to have introduced the classic boilermaker combo of beer chased down with a shot of whiskey to hooch-loving Montrealers...
Prior to opening the bar, its founder John Vago ran off to Cuba and befriended Che Guevara...
1. L'Auberge Saint-Gabriel426 rue St-Gabriel, Montreal
2. The Ritz Bar1228 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal
3. Dominion Square Tavern1243 rue Metcalfe, Montréal
4. McKibbin's Irish Pub1426 rue Bishop, Montréal
5. Chez Baptiste1045, Ave du Mont-Royal Est, Montreal
6. Sir Winston Churchill Pub1459 rue Crescent, Montreal
As far as North America goes, this is about as old as things get. The stone-walled bar opened way back in 1754, but it’s situated in what’s considered by many to be the oldest inn in North America -- having been built 66 years earlier in 1688.
Situated in the oldest Ritz-Carlton in North America –- the Ritz’s bar has an impressive list of former and current patrons that includes the Mordecai Richler, Jerry Seinfeld and several political dignitaries. Some more impressive historical events that have taken place here (in no particular order) include the first transcontinental telephone call ever made, The Rolling Stones were turned away for not wearing dress jackets, and the first of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton’s many weddings was held here.
The Dominion Square Tavern first opened its doors in 1927 as a hotel restaurant and is still one of the classiest establishments in town, known for their traditional absinthe presentations.
Stop by one of their three Montreal locations and kick back with a pint and some of the finest pub grub in town, like burgers, poutine, pies, and wings.
This is considered the oldest bar in Montreal's Plateau 'hood, having first swung its doors in 1922. And to this day, it's still a quality spot to grab a casual drink or watch the game on Mont-Royal Ave.