2011-07-30. We sat on the patio on a lovely evening. Server was friendly and efficient. Food was limited but I enjoyed my hot dog/sausage. Others enjoyed their sandwiches. Enjoyed my first glass but the sampler of beers that followed was fairly disappointing, particularly since I know that they make some very good beers. Patio had less of the "clubby" feel that the inside can sometimes give off, to its benefit in my opinion. Would come back, it was chosen partly for its proximity to our hotel. For most beer geeks how much you like this place will probably depend on what is on tap when you visit.
J’aime aller prendre une bonne bière au Bénélux, même si la clientèle est bruyante, jeune et" McGillienne" Je trouve l’endroit un peu mal aménagé, même si on sent très bien l’effort pour prouver le contraire, mais en même temps, l’espace est assez restreint.Les tables en inox sont mal foutues, prennent trop de place. Le service est bon, les serveuses sont assez rapide, la sélection, qui change souvent, n’est pas toujours à mon goût, mais, il y en a toujours au moins deux ou trois qui font amplement l’affaire. Après l’adrénaline de choisir, et de déguster leurs délicieuses bières, l’atmosphère m’agace et je veux déguerpir de cet endroit. J’y retourne pour leurs bières, parce qu’elles valent le coup et le coût.
A cool modern and busy University bar, some good prices and lots of beer. They had about 10 beers on tap- all from their brewpub. The food was just sandwiches and some cheese, not bad. The beer was very nice, especially the IPA. A easy to find place, quite nice.
Nice small bar below an apartment complex with nice modern design and cosy setting. Beers are very solid and can’t really judge the food menu as I didn’t eat there. Service is great with nice sample selection if requested. I thought music was a bit loud in the evening but I am getting old. Definitely a place not too be missed while visiting Montreal.
Brewpub visited on a Monday evening, between 6 and 7:30. The ambiance is great. Large windows to see outside, well located in downtown Montreal, great music, etc. etc. The service was good, waitress was polite and friendly. Good variety of beers on tap ranging from sessionable belgians to heavy IPAs and imperial stouts. The price was reasonable and the beer excellent.
Great place in a great beer-city. The staff and brewers were very nice and approachable, which improved our tasting experience. The food was pretty good, a good complement to the excellent beer. They had a great variety of beers, and we had a good time trying them out. The ambiance was very quiet because of our early timing.
Nice looking place. Beer selection is not particularily amazing, but not bad. Seems to me they’re still having difficulty with a couple of the beers, not finishing very clear. Otherwise, worth a visit.
Cool if slightly cold joint a bit of a hike west from the real downtown beer action around st Denis. Fun local young vibe, glass and steel looking place. Beers are decent but some were kind of sweet and simple for me. No real flaws. Don’t think I ever ate here in my visits. Feel like I should go a few more times to get the whole story. But there IS even better beer very near by, and this is not a cozy or amenable bar you can sidle up to and comfortably nurse a pint solo, chatting up strangers -- it feels more like a corporate coffee room made into a beer lounge (which would be way more fun with friends.)
Il est vrai, à l’ouverture, que j’étais un peu « froid » face à l’atmosphère (décoration, éclairage) qui me paraissait elle aussi très froide. Depuis, je dois dire que, avec toutes les très bonnes bières qu’ils ont brassé, mon opinion a changé et pour le mieux. Le service est dans l’ensemble toujours impeccable, les bières proposées souvent de haute tenue (la Cuda est l’une des meilleures IPA en service au Québec, à mon avis) et ils offrent de belles expérimentations (les versions cask dry-hopped sont toujours intéressantes!). Le menu cuisine n’est pas impressionnant mais les hot-dogs font quand même « la job ».
Le menu de leur site Internet est habituellement très à jour. C’est pour moi un très gros plus!