1. The Coldroom
Blink and you might miss the plain black entrance to this downstairs speakeasy carved from an old cold storage area. Exposed steel beams and brick walls help accomplish a hush-hush Prohibition-era aesthetic, but it’s the award-winning staff behind the bar that make this an indelible spot on anyone’s list of where to drink in Old Montreal. Star players like Daniel Boulianne and Pierre-Hughes Marois are sure-fire masters of their trade with seasonally inspired libations and a no holds barred approach in their creativity.