Canada > Quebec > Montréal
grandgenie (21) gatineau, Quebec | January 16, 2009
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
C’est bien mais sans plus car l’importance est la diversité de bières offertes.
PilsnerPeter (100) Flushing, New York | January 5, 2009
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 11/20
First brewpub I visited while in Montreal. Very kitschy/typical decor and vibe. The bartender was very nice, however, and service was prompt. They only had four beers on tap, which were all unimpressive. I think this place is just the "tourists" brewpub, not something for a beer geek to seek out.
halldor (4) Reykjavík, Iceland | November 20, 2008
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 11/20
Went there with a friend and we ordered a metre of beer. There were 3 different types of beer if I remember correctly (the "Brune" was not available at the time).
The beer was allright but no more than that.
We had some extra thin pizzas wich were a nice enough snack I guess.
If you find yourself in Montréal, this is definetely a place to visit, but you can find better microbreweries there :)
rman18 (12) Caldwell, New Jersey | June 16, 2008
50 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
I went to this place on a Saturday afternoon - the place was packed with locals watching futbol. They have three sizes of beer that one could choose from half pint, pint and monster (1.5 pint I think). They only had three usual beers and a specialty beer and none of them were all that great. Again food was just ok.
Drink4Satan (29) Washington, Washington DC | January 17, 2008| Updated November 14, 2011
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Stumbled upon this joint over the summer of 07 on a Friday night. A large, intimidating bouncer greeted us at the door and upon entering we were surprised to see such a large place that had a very commercial, semi industrial decor similar to that of an Applebee’s. Lots of brewing equipment and large brass fermentation tanks were on display. We sat down at the bar and asked the bartender what beers were available. He immediately brought of all a set of four snifters filled with the four house brews, a blanch, rousse, brune and blond. They were all pretty mediocre, but the bartender did have knowledge about them and was enthusiastic to serve them. I have no knowledge of the quality of the food, as I came to get drunk. The bathrooms were nice though, but had that same commercial chain-restaurant feel to them. Not bad, but not a place you need to go to when in Montreal.
DYCSoccer17 (307) Woodland, California | November 20, 2007
32 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 8/20
Went here on a Saturday around noontime because all other brewpubs appeared to be closed until 3pm (with the exception of the adjacent Amere A Boire). Their beer lineup appeared to be quite limited. They had 4 standard beers by color (blanche, blonde, rousse, brune) on tap, as well as a special maple-brown ale in a bottle. Embiance is a bit peculier...kind of a tavern-like motif along with an industrial blend. Some brewing equipment are on display up front with some tables and the bar on your right. It wasn’t a very busy lunchtime and the bartender seemed in no hurry to serve us. I ordered some chicken poutine, which was pretty good. The gravy was salty, and I am certain that is was not homemade in any way. Either way, the portion was large and it was satisfying. I did not check out the restrooms. Also, there was loud music playing with the accompanying music videos on all of the TVs, which was rather annoying. I guess if you are in Montreal around noon and want a craft beer, then this is the place to go...otherwise, I don’t see why this place would be on anyone’s itinerary with so many other great brewpubs in the viscinity.
mabel (230) Toronto, Ontario | August 13, 2007
46 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
Packed on a Saturday night, this multi-level air-conditioned maze has a really interesting layout with tanks and balconies and wooden beams jutting out from all corners and has a huge patio outside. I sat inside at the bar next to a very nice but stereotypical ’biker’ character -- turns out he’s an engineer-turned-stuntman and was on his second or third LITRE mug of the ambree. Service was busy but fair and fairly efficient. Beer selection is meager but I was content that all four of their own were available (blanche, blonde, ambree and brune) though none were particularly flattering to the establishment. You can buy a bomber of their Belle Province for a whopping $13. The menu was small but interesting and the nachos looked good. Overall, to me it was worth the visit because of the refreshing air conditioning and funny conversation, but it’s probably not worth the effort to go back again.
Cletus (233) Connecticut | May 28, 2007
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Convenient with a typical industrial brewpub look. This place was only a few blocks from my hotel. The food was very good even if the selection was somewhat sparse. The witbier and brune were decent enough and the staff were friendly enough. Not a must stop, but definitely decent enough for dinner after hitting some of the museums in Old Montreal.
Walt (189) Austin, Texas | December 23, 2006
46 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Seemed like a very cool place...awesome decor and very open feeling...however, service was horrible...so bad that I got up and left...they did not seem very busy at all and no one seemed to want to take my order.
hopscotch (246) Vero Beach, Florida | May 9, 2006
64 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Great atmosphere. Terrific theme and appropriate decor. Hip, friendly staff. Not too smoky, good ventilation. Generous portions of food which are prepared well. Wonderful mussels. Small selection of beers (4). They were adequate, but not exceptional.
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