Visité un samedi après-midi ensoleillé. Très grand établissement avec une belle terrasse à l’avant qui tombe rapidement à l’ombre et rend l’intérieur très sombre. Une douzaine de bières en fûts étaient offertes allant de la bière au fruits au vin d’orge barriqué en passant par des ipa et stouts. Bon service au début mais qui devenait plus lent par la suite. Les prix sont très bien comparés à d’autres places du genre.
Visited on a Tuesday evening. Fairly large place with a narrow sidewalk patio. Weird atmosphere, dark local tavern meets Chinatown strip-club. About a dozen beers on tap and a decent selection of bottles, mostly limited-release beers from around the province and a few Belgian imports. Fast and friendly service. Though I wouldn’t spend my evening there, it’s a worthy way to start the night.
Cool place that we stopped at on a whim. The ambiance inside was kinda bad and looked more like a dark strip club type atmosphere with very few people inside. The beers however were unique, varied, and actually quite good. Cash only was a bit of an oddity as well but we got Cantillon and house beers and it was a good stop all around.
Remarkable experience. I mean, it looks unassuming from the outside with only white bold font on the building so you have arrived at the right place. It was evening and inside was packed with an after-work crowd rather than seedy clientele as this place would assume on entering. Interesting ambiance as it’s very dark inside with only a red glow of lighting to compensate. The beers are pretty good all things considered. The bartender was friendly and provided fast service. I’m not a big fan of the venue but would come back to try more of the house brews.
Long-running brewpub in central Montreal. Year-round beers are fine but pretty classic and fairly unexciting. Their seasonal brews though can be pretty amazing. Not the most efficient service but definitely worth a stop when on a pub crawl in the area.
This was one of the most unique places that we visited during our stay in Montreal.
I almost turned around and walked out, thinking that I was in the wrong place when we first walked in. But no, the dark, almost smokey bar with the black, metal, and red velvet and lights everywhere. Definitely has the feel of a local dive and not a brewpub. But, there they are, something like ten house beers on tap.
I only tried a couple of their beers as when we visited, it was later at night and they were in full bar mode rather than being a brewpub to sit and tick at. Also, cash only and I didn’t have a ton on me.
The beer quality itself was just okay, but the people we interacted with were charming and fun. Everyone seemed to be really enjoying themselves. A few catchy tunes came on, but were all in French so I had no idea what they were about.
I guess it’s probably not for everyone, but I liked this place’s ambiance a lot. I don’t know that I’d come back just based on the beer quality, but it’s a cool place.
Walked into this place on our last trip to Montreal. From the outside this place looks like a sleezy strip club at night at least. Once inside, the vibe doesn’t deviate that much - super dark bar with lots of metal and black. What the fuck is this place? Probably the worst ambiance of any place I’ve ever stepped foot into. Dive bar feel? No, more like rape dungeon. Unfortunately the few beers we sampled weren’t any good either. Service was on the slower side as well. Down-in-one, we’re out of here.
Nice retro look. The offering brewed there are solid not oustanding. There’s a small private import selection. Prices are fair staff is knowledgeable not too welcoming tough. Worth the trip pretty close to Saint-Bock and L’amere a boire too.
Right on Ontario Street near Berri-Uqam is this brewpub/taproom wit a small terrace in front and a surprisingly large interior which is red velvet, chrome, red lanterns, ceiling fans and has a cool elegant funky vibe. 2$ for 5oz from 3-8pm makes for reasonably priced tasters. 1 waitress makes for somewhat indifferent service as she had her hands full in the pretty busy bar.