Montreal was known during the prohibition era as ‘sin city’ and needless to say, very little has changed. The city is home to the 18+ drinking age, the 3am last call and quite possibly one of the liveliest nightlife scenes. To help make your evening run as smoothly as possible, we highlight the top-voted Montreal Bars below.
Established in 1993, Hurleys lies in the heart of Montreal. Offering live traditional music every night, 22 beers on tap, a selection of more than 50 single malts and 16 whiskeys and hearty fare. Hurleys laid-back atmosphere is a long-time favorite with locals and a destination for newcomers. Everyone from Steve Nash to Ewan McGregor have sampled our wares. Selling the most Guinness in North America you are guaranteed the perfect pint.
Every night, drinks flow generously as our kitchen serves up fresh, pub-style cooking. The menu: soulful staples, original cocktails and friendly service in a classic tavern setting.
The space, originally a 19th-century warehouse, preserves much of its old-school furnishings but with a few novel kicks. And come summer, we welcome the warm weather with our big terrace on rue de la Commune.
Montreal Bars that are Editor-Approved and User-Voted
It doesn’t matter if you’re just looking for a quick craft beer to swig back with friends or have developed a more sophisticated taste for Bourbon. The bars in Montreal are supporting your favorite pastime with a wide range of vibrant taverns to stop in and rack up an expensive tab. But with a city as big and popular as Montreal it can be hard to differentiate which ones are worth visiting and which specialize more in social incivility than sophistication.
In order to help simplify the process of scrolling through a lengthy directory that’s poorly organized, every place that creates a profile on BLC is first editor-approved. From there, we want to give you a voice by having users vote on the places that are approved and featured. So go ahead, if it isn’t already ahead of the pack, make sure to up vote your favorite Montreal Bar for it’s shot at the top 10 slot.
Montreal Live Music Bars
Looking to unwind, kickback and listen to slow jazz melodies in a dimly lit lounge? Or maybe thrashing against strangers in a dingy basement bar is more your speed? No matter your preference or taste, Montreal live music bars cover all genres. So if you never want to miss a beat in the city then check out our list of Montreal Live Music Events for constant updates.
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Authentique taverne du Faubourg à la mélasse, avec ses murs en stratifié vert et son plancher de terrazo, le Cheval Blanc devient en 1986, la première micro-brasserie de type artisanale à Montréal.
On vient pour la qualité de ses bières, son ambiance cool, son personnel cool, sa simplicité volontaire!
BY Pete Richards
BY Brent Gladney
Of course, this isn’t the end of the many bars in Montreal. These taverns are just currently winning the popularity contest.
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