Opened in 2008, this isn’t the oldest establishment with skin in the pub game, but one visit to it and you’ll immediately know why the Burgundy Lion group has all but perfected this style of bar: Three floors high, equipped with an inner courtyard and a solarium for high tea in Montreal, football match screenings that position it as one of the best sports bars in Montreal and a massive whiskey selection alongside fresh pints and a solid English breakfast? How about events like cocktail competitions and fundraisers for local communities? Cheers, mate: This one’s our favourite in town right now for a classic pub experience with the right amount of bells and whistles.
Whether it’s for a cold pint at the height of summer or a cozy place to warm your bones with whiskey, the best pubs in Montreal are good for a few rounds at any time of year. It’s where you’ll find a complete cross-section of Montrealers, with students and punks drinking elbow-to-elbow with office workers and retirees. If you’re looking for the best cocktail bars in Montreal or fancy speakeasies in Montreal with DJs spinning vinyl, you’ve come to the wrong place: This where to go for live music, some of the best beer in Montreal, some shots of whiskey and some of the most relaxed bar vibes in town.
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