UPDATE, August 2021: No one could have predicted when we inaugurated our list of the best bars in Montreal back in 2019 that the world would go through the changes it has. Amongst all of the uncertainty we experienced, some of our most beloved watering holes have been to hell and back and some of them that didn't make it in the end (pour one out for Balsam Inn and Ti-Agrikol). Let's raise a glass to this refreshed and refreshing selection, shall we?
We’ve done our homework (and have the hangovers to show for it), having explored the city’s libational landscape to find which spots are the best bars have the top drinks in Montreal. One look and you’ll find a distilled collection of the city’s best wine bars and cocktail bars, pints of the best beer, speakeasy bars, nightlife hotspots and anything else you might be thirsty for. Consider this your guide to the full spectrum of possibilities, ranging from local watering holes to high-end lounges, whether they serve brews, bubbles, or double down as counting among the best restaurants as well. You can’t go wrong when picking your poison here; this is your guide of where to grab it.
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