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!
Kazu offers a traditional Japanese dining experience at an affordable price. The portions are small and the food is delicious enough to make you crave for more. Located in Chinatown between other East - Asian diners, this place is a safe bet for some mouth watering food. There is always a queue for seating which speaks much for the popularity and quality service that it offers.
Come here to sample Jean Francois Gravel's brewed creations. The name might not be familiar but the beer speaks quality. With other ales like Blond Ale, Extra Special Bitter, Cream Ale, India Pale Ale, Belgian Wit, and more, you're insured a swell time. The pub has ample seating and their Happy hour, which is between 3p-7p, sees regulars, travelers, students, professionals, and others, who don't mind downing a pint early in the evening.
Unwind with your loved ones at Pullman which is known for serving an extensive wine list to choose from. This bar boasts of offering over 350 variety of wines and also serves around 50 wines by the glass. In case you feel hungry, the wine bar entices your taste buds with a flavorful tapas menu to munch on and pair with your wine. The dimly lit interiors of this wine bar are stylishly decorated with unique artifacts and are a great spot for a romantic date with someone special. The wine-glass chandelier is the beautiful centerpiece that demands your attention when you enter this wine bar. Its intimate seating and attentive service make this a great place for planning a business lunch or a private event here.
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.
Civilized even by Notre-Dame-de-Grâce's high standards, Ye Olde Orchard Pub, a well-known watering hole offers imported and micro brewed beer, friendly service and superior pub grub. The menu offers authentic Irish appetizers and entrees while remaining kind to the pocketbook. There is live Irish music every night, lots of snug booths for intimate conversations and the sort of neighborhood charm one rarely finds downtown.
If you need to see the real meaning of libation, head to La Champagnerie. The lounge has over 50 wines on the menu, in addition they also serve champagnes and cocktails. The place has a wonderful ambiance with enthusiastic crowd and excellent service. The decor is old school with wood flooring and exposed-brick walls that make the place a bit rustic. If you are a wine enthusiast order your favorites but if you wish to be adventurous, La Champagnerie will spoil you with choices. Rely on their friendly staff for suggestions, they will not disappoint you. A decent food menu is also available to complement the drinks.
Located in Old Montreal, BEVO Bar + Pizzeria is a bar and a lovely Italian restaurant known for their wood-oven pizzas. The warm and welcoming space can accommodate larger groups with ease and is perfect for family meals or an evening with friends. Along with their delicious pizzas, their meatballs and pasta dish also comes highly recommended. A variety of wine and beers are available to balance the flavors of the food.
Nestled in the heart of the city, Pub St. Paul is a popular hangout spot among the locals and tourists. This pub is known for serving an impressive list of beverages that consists of fine wines, various brands of chilled beers, whiskey and other spirits to sip on to as you unwind after a hard day. In case you feel hungry, you can dig into some scrumptious burgers, chicken wings, pizzas or devour the local delights served here. Its cozy interiors and prompt service makes this a great spot to catch up with your friends over a few drinks.
2 Pierrots is one of the best places to experience Montréal's Franco-Canadian live music scene. This bar hosts an eclectic schedule of local musicians and touring bands every Friday and Saturday night. Unwind with premium cocktails and spirits in a festive atmosphere on their mezzanine seating in view of all the on-stage action.
Notoriously sultry and sought after, Velvet lies hidden away beneath the Auberge Saint-Gabriel. Projected on to the side of the old inn, a giant "V" beckons to the denizens of the night with the promise of an unforgettable evening of dance, music and cocktails that is unlike anything else Montreal has to offer. Lit by hundreds of candles, a subterranean tunnel leads into the annals of the club where the hip, trendy and audacious mingle as they groove along to the music. Two bars serve up a host of signature cocktails, seeming defying logic with an unusual mix of ingredients that surprise and delight. With a fabulous lineup of DJs to boot, the popularity of the Velvet Speakeasy should come as no surprise.