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.
Formerly known as Le Delmo, L'Assommoir Notre Dame is known primarily for its cocktail selection. The cocktails on offer are more than 300 in number & include variations such as the Banana Banshee, the Red Lotus & the Chartberry. Those of you who have a sweet tooth can indulge themselves in the dessert martinis. Even though the cocktails overshadow everything else, it is not as if this resto-bar lags behind in other departments. The house specialty is ceviche, which is seafood soaked in citrus juices. There is always live music to be enjoyed & a DJ spinning tracks four days a week. Wednesday nights are the restaurant's version of ladies nights & romantic dinners for couples are arranged on Sundays.
Situated inside the magnificent Auberge Bonaparte Hotel, Bonaparte is a striking, French restaurant ideal for a romantic evening. With its exposed walls, wooden floors and warm, yellow lights, the place creates a chic yet rustic environment. Everything from the cutlery to the table arrangements is systematic here, thus setting a perfect tone for the delectable journey that patrons commence. The menu is quintessentially French incorporating meat, seafood and vegetarian preparations. Dishes are presented in front of you with utmost attention to detail and the flavors are memorable to say the least.
Steak is the reason most people go to this restaurant in Old Montreal; it is a popular attraction for both tourists and locals to enjoy an evening meal. The decor is retro, circa 1974, and lends itself well to the nostalgic ambiance. The limited menu includes various cuts and styles of steak in green or black pepper sauce. The service is competent if somewhat curt and reservations are a must.
One of the most important after-hours clubs and DJ venues in the country, this small, state-of-the-art spot boasts an ergonomically designed dance floor and a sound system unequaled on the continent. Regular DJs include Alain Vinet, Mark Anthony and David Morales, but Stereo also attracts top-touring DJs like Paul Oakenfold. Expect long lines and dress to impress, as the doormen can be very picky.