Visited for the first time January 22, 2012. Second brewpub to open on the island of Montreal in 2012, it’s growing here! Located in the district of Maisonneuve, the first brewpub in this part. It’s right next to Tim Horten’s, street parking only, but there is a metro station (Joliette, green line) nearby. It is as small as Dieu du Ciel, slightly dark, a few paintings for sale. I have not seen a television may be a good thing. Of the 10 beers on tap, two are there own, the rest are invited breweries (Charlevoix, Lac St Jean and Bilboquet). They also have bottles, no food at the moment but we can bring something to eat. Nice place, I would go back!
Yet another of the places I try to visit on our annual Montreal trip, that I have neglected actually doing a proper review for. And it's one of my favorites. A tiny bit of a hole in the wall feeling. Sort of an upscale dive bar vibe at times. Dark and somewhat small but always well populated, almost regardless of what time we stop in. This particular visit was a rainy and dark Saturday around 6PM in the end of November 2017. 10 taps, with one being a kombucha, one a cider, and 2 being guest taps. There are a few snack options, but no real food, so a number of the patrons had brought it outside food with them. There's a few decent faster food options within a block or so. Beers here are usually pretty good and it's overall a very nice place to hang out. I fully admit that I probably like this place a little more than most reviewers, and will readily admit there are likely better options in Montreal, but I still love the place. Maybe it's because I wish it was the kind of unapologetic but welcoming sort of place that was a few blocks from my house. Worth a visit if you can swing it.
Visited around 10 pm on a Tuesday night. Small-ish place, it was half full and it was easy to find seating. Service was bar only with friendly and my beer was served properly. There’s a selection of 10 taps (8 of them were their beers when I visited) and there’s a few bottles from other breweries available. I did not try any food. Price were good (4.75$ / 12 oz) and taster are reasonably priced with 5 tasters for 12$. I only tried a beer (Alligator Ass) and it was really good but I wasn’t much excited about other things on th menu. Overall, it’s a nice little brewpub with a fun ambiance that I will certainly visit again if I’m in the area but definitely not a place I would travel in order to visit.
Dark moody atmosphere, 12 bottles and 10 beers on tap, they bre downstairs and have ample seating inside as well as a small terrace out front. Nice place with a kinda local dive bar feel. These guys just starts canning three sours I’ll definitely be bringing back to Japan.
Visited late on a Friday night. Place was full but we managed to find some seating. Kind of small place, cozy neighborhood bar feel. A full ten taps of their own beers are now available, the beers range from poor to average-good in my limited experience. I didn’t get to try the food, didn’t see any around but maybe they just weren’t serving anymore. Prices are reasonably cheap which is nice. Decent place, a bit far from the other Montreal beer attractions and not necessarily worth a detour but if you have time, it’s a worthy stop.
Petit bar sans prétention qui ne cherche pas à avoir du vécu avant d’en avoir. Ils ont trois ou quatre de leurs produits en fût et quelques fûts invités, qui sont assez souvent intéressants. Une sélection de bières en bouteille qui n’est pas piquée des vers. Côté bouffe, ce n’est vraiment que pour dépanner. Il y a des expositions en permanence. Parfois, il y a des spectacles, ce qui n’est pas vraiment quelque chose que je cours. Des projections quelconques. Bref, ils cherchent à remplir la place de toute les façons, mais il reste amplement de temps pour s’y retrouver tranquille. Bizarrement, c’est lorsqu’il y a moins de clients que le service laisse à désirer.
Petite place intéressante, mais avec ses hauts et ses bas. Le personnel est attentionné, et connaît les produits, autant ceux de l’endroit que les brasseurs invités. Le pub lui-même est assez petit, mais cela le rend confortable ; on y retrouve des livres, ainsi qu’une bonne sélection de scotchs et de whiskeys. Ça se gâte côté bouffe, la moitié du court menu était indisponible, on nous as même dit qu’il était possible d’aller se chercher de la nourriture ailleurs et de revenir la manger sur place... On a hâte de voir ce que deviendra ce petit pub sans prétention, qui brasse des bières honnêtes et qui est plein de potentiel.
In early 2013, about one year after opening, they finally got their brewpub license and started brewing in the basement rather than at Le Bilboquet. They kept carrying around half of their tap likes filled with guest brews from select friendly breweries and not necessarily the most common like trou du diable, micro du lac or naufrageur. They really defined the neighborhood pub, having quickly managed to draw local artists and Young to middle-aged fauna. Ran by four associated in their mid-twenties, dedicated to encouraging local artists and making for a very homey, comfortable pub in which everybody feels welcome. Very competitive pricing by Montréal standards. A very nice addition to the Montréal scene and an extraordinary new venue for the Hochelaga area that is often neglected.
Établissement visité le dimanche 17 février à l’ouverture (15h00). Ambiance: Petit bar de quartier sur le long. Musique éclectique en toile de fond. Service: Correct sans plus, la personne ne connaissait pas trop les bières servies. Sélection: 3 bières maisons et quelques bières d’autres microbrasserie québécoises. (191e rating d’établissement).