Montreal may have its fair share of classy, high-end bars that only serve fancy cocktails and exceptional French wines. But sometimes, all you need is a cold pint and an Irish band performing at a Montreal pub to feel right at home. To help make your selection as easy as possible, below features the top-voted pubs in Montreal.
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.
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!
Montreal Pubs that are Editor-Approved and User-Voted
No matter where you live in the city, one of the first things that need establishing is which local taverns are to become your favorite watering holes. After all, Montreal pubs are the glue that holds the community together. They’re where you go for a welcoming ambiance, a large selection of draft beers, traditional pub style dishes and for conversation that lasts well into the evening. Throw a live performance into the mix and you’ll never want to leave.
But since there’s no shortage of authentic and not-so-traditional pubs in Montreal, the selection can feel overwhelming. So instead of producing a listing page that’s a hit-or-miss, every place that creates a profile on BLC is first editor-approved. From there, our users have the opportunity to vote a place up or down. If you notice your favorite pub isn’t already sitting in the top 10 slot then make sure to cast your vote.
Montreal Microbrewery Pubs
A Bud Light is never pairing well with a hearty dinner, an appetizer, a sandwich or even a light salad. Put it away and indulge instead in a locally brewed craft beer. It’s time to grow some taste buds and take pride in a beer that’s made right here in Quebec. Microbrewery pubs, restaurants, and bars in Montreal offer just that and are becoming increasingly popular in the city.
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A craft microbrewery featuring unique and tasty beers, imported beers privately-considered and a kitchen pantry with innovative game and its own smokehouses! Built on the beautiful site and former private territory of the Congregation of the Sisters Grey in Old Montreal!
Conveniently situated downtown at 1234 Rue Bishop-below St. Catherine, we are minutes away from the Bell Centre, within walking distance from Guy-Concordia and Lucien-l'Allier metro stations.
We offer a large selection of draught beers, an extensive menu featuring traditional Irish and Canadian dishes- all freshly prepared in-house, warm and friendly staff and a broad selection of Celtic and contemporary music, all contribute to creating an ambience that is unmatched by any other establishment in the city.
Hard-wood floors, copper-top bars and elegant mahogany detailing all enhance and preserve the beauty of our building which dates back to 1885. Enjoy a drink in the comfort of the air-conditioned rooms, or relax in the sun on either our front terrace or our beer garden in the back. Catch the games on the 7 LCD flat screens in our two comfortable bar areas or enjoy a more intimate dining experience in our more formal dining room.
The Embassy is open 7 days a week and is also available for private hire on certain nights. Whether you want to relax with friends, meet with business colleagues or just have a great night out, The Irish Embassy is a perfect venue for any occasion. Larger groups can be accommodated for cocktail receptions or sit-down dinners and our friendly staff will be happy to discuss your requirements with you.
BY Brent Gladney
We weren’t kidding when we said there’s a large selection of pubs in Montreal to choose from. If these top most popular places didn’t win you over then make sure to click page 2 for the complete listing.SEE FULL LISTING