Visited for the first time January 15, 2012. Located at the western end of Old Montreal, for me it’s the first brewpub in this area, although they have yet their brewing license, it’s only been two weeks that they are open. Located near the Lachine Canal, mainly parking on the street, the pub is in a modern building, the pub itself has a modern decor inspired by beer and the history of the Grey Nuns, it is not cold but warm and comfortable. It’s not very spacious looking with the low ceiling, but it is as big as most Montreal brewpub, it even has a second floor as a lounge. They don’t have there beers but they do has some nice guest taps, the food is nice to even if the menu is not big. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable, especially Alain Brousseau, the co owner who work at Brouhaha as the bar manager. It is now the best place for beer in Old Montreal.
Warned that this place can get packed on a Saturday night, especially on nights where there might be a hockey game on, we made sure we got here a bit before the game started. November of 2014 or 15. Plenty of open seating, grabbed two seats at the bar, one of them right in front of the tv, one behind a pillar. Then someone left and we both got prime viewing real estate. Prices here do tend to be a bit on the high side, at least in terms of the sampler I felt. OR may it just seemed that way. Nine pours of four ounces each, $25. Pints are 7.5 for the regular stuff, 9 for the bigger things, which is also a dollar or more higher than the other destination brewpubs in the city. Food – I went with tapas. Tostada, house smoked potato salad, kidney bean hummus with peppers. My wife opted for the house-smoked meat plate. Everything was quite tasty. Potatoes seemed just the slightest bit underdone, but it’s close. The smoke was subtle and added nicely.
It was bustlin’ with groups of the after-work crowd when I stopped by. The small brewing kit is visible along the back wall. There is around a dozen beers on tap and the server mentioned it would be $24 to try them all. Not wanting that much beer I just settled for two glasses, one each of their blanche beers. I had a decent smoked salmon plate. Service was okay but somewhat chaotic as I had three different waitstaff coming by to take my orders. A trendy hangout for nearby workers and conveniently located just outside the old town.
Beau petit brouepub, belle décoration et bien situé, à proximité du vieux-port. Service super sympathique et efficace. La nourriture semblait plutôt bonne, bien que je n’y ai pas goûté et les prix sont correct si on prend en compte le coin. C’est au niveau des bières que ça se gâte. Sans être problématique, la majorité des bières sont sans grand intérêt.
On the western edge of Old Montreal you’ll find this stylish brewpub with friendly staff who know their beers well. I lucked out in that at a beer tasting I went to I met someone who worked there who hooked me up with their tasty beers. If visiting Montreal, wander through the Old Port and pop in here for a bite and a beer. I recommend the Master Ninja IPA...
A short walk from the convention center through Old Montreal. It’s a fairly modern space with a small outdoor patio that was doing a brisk business when I was in for lunch. Seems to have higher ambitions with respect to the food than with respect to the beer. A decent sandwich but the beers were pretty by the numbers. They weren’t bad by any stretch but certainly nothing to write home about either. Friendly, if distracted, service. Pretty pricy though.
Visité le mercredi 23 janvier 2013 en début de soirée. L’endroit est fait sur le long avec les cuves qui sont visibles au fond à travers les fenêtres. Le menu qui est assez complet était présenté sur un clipboard. J’ai pris le braisé de gibier (sanglier, cerf, bison). Le tout était servi dans une petite poêle en fonte disposée sur une planche de bois. La viande était savoureuse mais la portion était plutôt petite et le tout n’était pas très chaud. J’ai essayé 2 de leurs bières (Marguerite, L’Appât-Si-Noir) qui étaient correctes mais pas sans défauts. Le service était courtois mais un peu imprécis.
Visited in a brief trip to Montreal on a Sunday night. It was quiet, but not empty. Seemed a nice friendly place. Food menu appealing and the fromage/charcuterie was not bad (very few beer bars seem to really let rip with the cheese, unlike more wine-focused venues). Beer selection had I guess 8-9 taps plus some mostly Belgian bottles, the taps I had were all decent. Not super cheap. I’d come here again, the dark malty beers were particularly enjoyable.