Visited on a Saturday night in February 2015. Fun quick honky music playing, feels like an open wooden saloon with a long bar. Lots of beers on tap. Not super busy for a Saturday night, maybe 8 others in the bar but the brewer was there, chatting with folks. A hockey game was playing on the projector at the back, in black and white! Super chill mood, very relaxing coming in from the cold weather. (4/8/12/NA/8/15) 78
A lot of beers on tap but I found the beers had pretty much the same taste. Wooden decor, everything is made of wood. Usually not crowded. There is food but they aren’t into fine dining, more like snacks and easy meal they put in the oven. Not my favourite place I’ve been in Montreal, still can be interesting.
Another place that I go at least once a year on our annual Montreal trip, but generally is 2-3 times over five days. Chill down to earth place with a great list, usually not too crowded, but rarely empty. Up to twenty of their own beers on, sometimes a cask. There’s food now as well, the sort of quick and easy things the bartender can toss into the oven, do don’t expect culinary magic, but you’ll get good beer snacks.
One of my favourite places in town. Full range of Hopfenstark’s always interesting beers along with some worthwhile guests. Excellent value. Nice woody space with a high ceiling. Pleasant outdoor seating in the summer. Service is a little brusque but that’s not different from most Montreal bars. If you like saisons, you need to be here.
Music is too loud, when we asked to lower it they ignored us. Large in house beer selections but all the beer have the same signature, from a Weisen too a Porter. Food selection is limited. But it’s a brewpub so it doesn’t matter. Service was pretty cold when I was there and it was the brewer him self. Maybe he was tired ? I’ll give it another try soon.
Last beer stop of the weekend in Montreal was a real surprise hit. The place is strange as hell with weird circus music playing and a silent movie about freaks projecting on the wall.. not really my thing but whatever lets get to what matters. The beer was great and the second best house beers we had all weekend. Sours, saisons, and some hops all done well and served to our drunken American asses by a friendly bartender that could barely understand us. Great stop and a place I would go back for more beers in a future visit just hopefully theyll put on a better movie....
This is a great bar showcasing the excellent Hopfenstark beers. About twenty beers on tap across a wide range of styles. What can I say, the beers are delicious and very well brewed. The bar is around a 15 minute walk east of busy Saint-Denis street so it retains more of a neighbourhood bar vibe. Frank is a great host and ensures you don’t go thirsty during your time spent at the bar. It’s a nice space with communal tables and a projector playing old school films (silent) and gives a pleasant, non-pretentious aura. This was a highlight and over a few visits, consistently a fun place to get your drink on in Montreal.