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The devil is in the details and drinks menu at this modern tiki bar, whose name means “necessary evil.” Identifiable by a neon pineapple sign at street-level, the bar is located a bit underground. Observant visitors will notice the beautiful light fixtures, brick floors, and Bauhaus-inspired benches and booths. The menu is full of standard tiki drinks with creative twists, and classics served in coconut shells. Guests can order food well into the evening from the Chinese restaurant next door.
La Distillerie brings to you an amazing array of cocktails in bright colors and equally strong flavor, served in huge mason jars. What's more they even allow you to prepare your own concoctions according to your taste! And if you thought that was all then be pleasantly surprised by the staff at the pub who instantly make you feel at home with their friendly and informal attitude. Do pick up their recipe guide to try your hand at creating these cocktails.
Le 4e Mur is a classic example of how fine and perfect the quality and taste of liquor can get. They say, this bar is present since the time when alcohol was strictly not allowed. This place has an excellent staff and service and elegant interiors. Innovative and experimenting options of mocktails and cocktails are spread on their menu of the underground bar. All these factors come together to give you a perfect experience of drinking. The place is suitable to plan your casual outing with friends or a romantic date.
If you are in the mood for Mexican fare, but are tired of the usual offerings, head to Escondite for a taste of creative, new Mexican fare. Roughly translating to Hideout, the chefs at this Mexican eatery incorporate a touch of contemporary flavor without altering the original essence of the meal. Feast on inventive delicacies like Shrimp Ceviche and El Clandestino which is a smoked meat taco. You can wash down the meals with a few house crafted tequilas for a more authentic experience or go for one of their signature drinks like La Papaya or Michelada. Set in a cozy, welcoming ambience, you are sure to love Escondite, whether you come here alone or bring your pals in tow.
The Dominion Square Tavern is a lovely pub reminiscent of the 1920s located in the heart of the city. The decor is an elegant mix of the Parisian and British upscale pub scene. From the Art Deco lamps, shoeshine foot stools and wooden saloon doors, to the refurbished chandeliers and vintage china, all of the details are impeccable. On the menu are delicious treats like pan seared salmon, pulled-pork sandwich, choice of cheeses and desserts include toffee pudding, cheesecake and other mouth-watering treats.
N Sur Mackay is located in Montreal's iconic Golden Square Mile, in west downtown. The trendy bar has a speakeasy vibe and a discrete doorway that's hard to spot unless you know it's there. Once you step inside, the intimate ambiance and elegant Art Deco decor transport you to the 1920s. Both original cocktails and perfectly made classics feature on the menu here, besides a selection of fine whiskey and craft beer. Quiz nights and other events keep things lively, making this a popular Friday night hangout for Montrealers. They offer a cocktail of the week special during happy hours, and this hidden gem is great for an afterwork apero.
If you're looking for a bar where mixology is key, then Le Lab is the place to be! With rows and rows of liquor decorating the bar, it looks more like the home of a mad scientist than a cocktail pantry. To add to the dark yet inviting interior design, all bar tenders are flare tenders, throwing in tricks as they mix your favorite cocktail. Each bar tender and server is said to know how to make any sort of drink, so if you can't decide on a drink on their extensive menu, ask for a recommendation! Dark velvet curtains also add to the interior, so at times from the outside, the bar can look quite dark and perhaps even closed. However, do not hesitate, try the door and if they are open, you are sure to have a great time!
The quintessential English-country pub, Bishop and Bagg is where you need to head for a true taste of Great Britain. The pub has an impressive selection of native drafts, ales, whiskeys and other signature cocktails. Along with scrumptious bar-bites, the pub also serves traditional brunch specialties such as the Rueben sandwich, French Toast, Michelin Chicken and the Full English, just to name a few. With a focus on keeping it simple, the Bishop and Bagg promises to offer the real English pub experience, which seems evasive these days.