Le Cheval Blanc est un des plus ancien "brewpub" à Montréal. Il fut longtemps une référence dans le domaine. Rénover récemment et sur un nouvel air d’aller... il vaut absolumment la visite, vous y reviendrai!
Idiosyncratic? Without a doubt, but just like their matchbook cover says, every lover of finely crafted brews is welcome in this shrine of beer. Try the classic Ambrée, or the flavour of the moment, an excellent dry hopped IPA, or the Breakfast Stout. Go on in! Really, don’t be shy! What an excellent beer experience, for over 20 years.
4th brewpub I visited on a 4 day trip to Monteral, and the worst of the 4. Decor would be nice if there was enough light to see any of it - I have big problems with a beer place that wants the lights so low you can’t see what you’re drinking. Never a good sign, and from the quality of the beers, maybe that’s why. Fought through a throng of smokers to get into a dark, and ridiculously loud bar. The volume went up a little over time, and the lights got lower twice. Crowded, but not packed, and still took 10 minutes to get a bartender (and we were seated at the bar). The next service took another 15 minutes of sitting with empty glasses. To make it worse, what seemed like the owner, or someone of some importance, was standing behind the bar drinking the entire time we were there and chatting with friends. The beers ranged from undrinkable, to decent, but nothing good enough to make me want to go through the hassle and ordeal of trying to get a drink here again. Won’t be back.
lalu (39) Laval, Quebec | March 3, 2009| Updated December 20, 2010
First of all, I have been goin there for 20years!
One of the places that made me discover good beer.Really like the renovations they did.
Much roomier, but still has the same personnality.Very nice place to go enjoy a good beer and hang out for an evening.The level of quality has gone way up in the past couple of years.The brewers makes products that can compare with the best out there.
Very recommended. If you are not sure about a beer ask for a little taste before getting a pint and you will know what you are getting...
Stopped here very briefly, just before my flight home from Montreal. Considering this place was literally down the block from the hotel I stayed at, I’m surprised I caught this place only at last minute. The place is fairly big inside, and has a 1950s diner/ice cream parlor vibe to it. There’s some reddish neon-like lighting, and old time spinning stools at the walk-around bar. A chalk board on top of the bar lists the beers they serve. I sampled two of their offerings, which were both average. The bartender was quick. They also had an outdoor patio in the back, but it was freezing out! Seems like a decent place to stop for a couple of OK brews.
This place looks weird, and sort of run down. The beer was excellent, i didnt have any food cause i was busy hopping the brew pubs. Nice staff, but not that comfortable of a place to stay at a long time.
I came here with high expectations and was a little disappointed. The beer selection might not have been at its best the two times I went there, but it is not in the same league as Dieu du ciel or l’amère à boire. Beers where OK, but nothing more. But as I said, lots of people really love this place, so I might just have got there at the wrong time.