An oasis in an industrial area of the last 50 years or so. Nicely appointed inside with working air conditioning and a nice bar, this could be a decent place in any city. The outside tent area for those braving the sun, the autobody shop neighbours. A long walk from downtown, Old Montreal, and the subway, it is not set up for this crowd. Nicely organized in the back, the place is efficient and plans a second downtown clone by way of expansion as a restaurant, firstly, that has beer different than the 3 brewers (Trois Brasseurs). And now the beer, it is for the most part basic, supplemented by extracts and puree and juices that does take up the taste but is of course not purist. There are some changes at the margin, with a recent success in using wild yeast however cherry juice changed this one. Also a good brown ale, however this brewer is now passing through. It remains to be seen how new brewers they will bring in can keep their own freedom and creativity.
Very slow service, specially on the patio. Probably understaff. Had to wait at least 45 minutes for our ordered beer to come, after numerous complains.
That being said, decent brew pub to go for lunch if you are in the area. The beers are not extraordinary, but they are quite honest. They seems to have a problem of availability sometimes, even for their regular beers that are bottled.
Visited while i was at the mondiale. Very nice large outdoor patio. Nice modern decor. I was too late for food, so i didnt get to try any. The beers were ok, alot were a little boring, and run of the mill, but they were well made. I was a little miffed when two of the beers o their chalk board had run out and they didnt remove them. The service was fine. Overall a nice place to stop for a few beers, but it was mostly a "meh" destination.
I enjoy going for lunch there, the brews are not my favorites but the food is pretty nice and the sodas are quite interesting. It is a bit out of the way compared to others places but it makes it stands from other as well
I was surprised that nobody told me about this place, and at the general quality level. Granted it was slightly out of the way, but the dining and bar area is really nice. Plus there is a big outside patio area (not much people walking by to look at, this is literally an edge-of-town place.) You are AT a brewery.... Food was excellent, and beers tend to vary from ’yeah it’s totally fine’ to ’hey I do like this one,’ And you can order samples or Galopins I believe, if you are in some kind of big hurry to get back to the noise and distractions of lower St Denis. A nice surprise and worth sharing a quick cab ride if you are not much of a biped.
Établissement visité le jeudi 25 mars vers 17h. Ambiance: Grand local avec un plafond très haut. Vue sur la brasserie. Musique indie en arrière plan. Service: Sympathique. Explication des bières et suggestions. Sélection: 6 bières régulières et 2 saisonnières au menu. À noter qu’il font leur propre liqueur maison. Nourriture: Assiette "Smoke meat Montreal" un peu mince mais les frites étaient excellentes. (143e rating d’établissement)
Visited during the weekend of Mondial this year, this spacious brewpub with a tall ceiling was noisy with waiters, not patrons, as it was a nice day and most people were out on the sunny prison-like patio. We tried seven of their beers on tap, all were interesting if a little odd, the best being their Chi Orientale. Service was friendly but a little slow. We tried a mac & cheese bowl and a sandwich chaud au roti de la porc (hot pork sandwich) which were both tasty. Good brewpub, worth re-visiting if you’re in the neighbourhood, but it is a bit out of the way.
This place is a bit of a haul from the University where my conference was being held, but in the end, it was absolutely worth it. Big, bright modern space with a large deck area on the side. Sort of in a post-industrial wasteland, but don’t let that deter you from checking this place out. Very friendly servers who knew the product very well. A pretty good selection of beers (the absinthe stout was a particular standout for me) in a wide variety of styles. Nothing is going to blow your socks off, but they are all well-made. The snacks are pretty tasty as well. I do think it’s worth checking out if you’re in Montreal... not one of the top 5 destinations in the city, but still a good one.
Bit of a walk from Gare Windsor after Mondial. First impression walking in through the fenced in asphalt terrace is quirky. Inside is a lot more slick/upscale, high ceilings, long main bar. We put a bunch of high top tables together for a big group. Service was very friendly. Food was pretty good, rather good macaroni, roast pork sandwich au jus was not quite what I expected, but tasty. Overall a decent little spot. Not sure I would go out of my way to go back but I am glad I went, well worth a stop if you are in the neighbourhood.
Situated in a commercial district near Griffontown, the look of the place is not that appeling until you see the terrace that is spacious and comfortable. The inside is also very pleasing. The choice of beers has something for everybody and as for the food a very good choice. The service is fast and they do not rush you wich is something that I like.This is a do again.
Seeing this place for the first time from across the street is not exactly exciting. Surrounded by large fences with a parking lot converted into a terrasse, the industrial building looks very drab and uninviting. The old fermenter outside with their logo painted on is pretty much the only clue to what is hidden inside. The restaurant/taproom itself feels like the large tasting room of a microbrewery with its very high ceilings, mostly bare walls (lots of chalkboards though) and its windows onto the brewery equipment. The food is a mix of Québécois comfort food and trendy snacks (chèvre chaud salad, for example) it’s one of the rare breweries/pubs in Montreal that is open for lunch. Their beers are all cleanly brewed and quite drinkable, but don’t come here for palate-expanding experiences or encounters of the hoppy kind. They brew delicate session ales that will please most palates in the populace, yet the discerning taster will recognize that they are nevertheless not trying to dumb down their products. Their mild ale and their witbier are good examples of their potential, yet will never stand out if you get them at a festival or quality beer bar. I wouldn’t recommend the beer traveller to come here as a must destination on a Montreal craft beer crawl, but if you are looking for a place to have lunch at begin this city beer tour, this could do the job.