mr23528 (10) Quebec | November 30, 2010| Updated December 12, 2012
Great Montreal brewpub. I often come here for a pint after work. Bartenders are awesome, on several of the day shifts, it’s one of the brewers behind the bar who is very fun to chat with. The Cerna Hora is easily the best pilsner in Quebec, if not all of Canada; while on the other end of the spectrum, the Imperial Stout is also amazing. Food is good pub fare, even if the menu seems a little eclectic. Definitely worth more than one single visit.
Really enjoyed this place... great courteous staff with crisp focused german style offerings. Ordered the duck wings and they were served promptly with great presentation and delicious flavors. Atmosphere was a bit more refined and cliental was respectful and a bit more mature than its close by neighbors.
Layout of the bar offers many different areas for conversation without everyone being lumped together. Beautiful little hidden terrace out back (behing the bar) is covered and can be a great place for a few on a rainy summer afternoon. Can get smoky and crowded especially on weekend evenings. Restaurant upstairs for less casual dining. Parking is problematic, but why would you drive with this many brewpubs in such a small area? The service is always extremely pleasant and are generally comfortable in either French or English. They all have some knowledge of the bar’s beers. Beer selection varies but focuses on lagers with some dark, strong ales. All are very well-brewed and tasty with a few that really standout. Food ranges from very good to excellent with good prices. Munchy type bar food is available as well as full meals. For me, this is one of the must-visit brewpubs in this city.
My wife always describes this place as the posh brewpub. It specialises in traditional beer, using as standard a recipe as posible to make perfect dead on examples of the styles. 2 hand pumps, plus even though they normaly sell 7-8 beers a a time, I think I counted 12 other standard taps plus one nytro, alowing for some crossover times where there are ALOT of beers to try. Beers are on seasonal rotation with very few new creations being seen here, To the point of laminated beer menus. Very cosy, very clean and sitting room only, wood stools, tables, chairs and wall tables fit to gether like a puzzle to make for a very clasy looking beer hole. spectacular beer, proper glassware, and fair prices make this a great stop. Food is spectacular, I always think fondly of the aged cheadar quesadias, stuffed with a tasty blend of cheese beans and spice, instead of the normal just mossarella you find most places in this city. Very little english to be found in this place, but the stalf tries there hardest to comunicate to make anglo’s and torists feel welcom. Never any suprises here, just, a nice chair, traditional european food, and simple authentic beer that is completly concistant from year to year. Check the website for a full list of beers, along with poetic discriptions of most. Cheers
Clean, large and well located place. Good service by one of the brewers, he know is products. Good selection, especially for pilsner. This is THE place for pilsner in Montreal. I didn’t try the food but the menu looked good. Price are more than reasonable. A great place for crisp pilsner!
The place was crowded on this Thursday evening, somewhat difficult to find a seat. Festive atmosphere. Good selection of european-inspired beers, the czech pils is fantastic. Great food and perfect service. So glad I stopped by.
I went during the day on a rainy saturday when the brewpub was empty. Therefore the service was good since I wasn’t competing for attention :). They had 8 different beers on draft of which 4 were porter/stout varieties (rather unusual to find so many dark beers with similar taste.) Several beers were quite nice but nothing was outstanding. Not a bad place to stop to wait out the rain.