Cocktail bars have regained popularity among many people in recent years.
What could be better than to be impressed by the incredible talent of the bartenders who master the art of spirits so well?
If you are still not familiar with some of these places in Montreal then this article is for you. In case you are a cocktail lover, maybe this list will help you discover places you didn't know existed yet!
1886, rue centre, Montréal, H3K 1H9
Open 7 days a week, the Milky Way is a must in the city for any cocktail lover. Located on Centre Street in Pointe Saint-Charles, you can go there to drink as well as enjoy a good pizza. The drink recipes are varied and allow everyone to find something to their taste. Even without alcohol!
155, rue Saint-Paul E, Montréal, H2Y 1G8
This small space will impress you from the first sip of your cocktail. The current menu is entirely inspired by the city of Montreal. Speakeasy style, they are located in Old Montreal in a basement. Don't hesitate to ask the staff for a personalized creation, they are all passionate mixologists. The place is intimate with an atmosphere that you can't find anywhere else.
2133, boul. le Carrefour, Laval, H7S 2J7
This new resto-bar in Laval is inspired by ancient Chinese temples. The menu of drinks and tapas is as creative, tasty, and aesthetic. Combining Chinese and Montreal flavors, they definitely offer a unique concept that is worth the detour. All we have to say is Gon Bui which means "cheers" in Cantonese.
417, rue St-Pierre, Montréal, H2Y 2M4
Although Flyjin is best known for its wild nightlife, it offers a selection of carefully and creatively crafted cocktails. Flyjin's bartenders add a little Asian touch to the cocktail by using products such as sake, yuzu, or coriander.
1076, rue de Bleury suite 001, Montréal, H2Z 1N2
Paying homage to the Molitor pool in Paris and the abandoned bathhouse in Montreal, Club Pelicano is a cocktail bar with a focus on DJ nights. They also serve Peruvian-Japanese-inspired Tiradito cuisine. For wine lovers, try a glass of their private wine import. Signature cocktails include the Chilcano with Pisco, lime, ginger, and angostura. Reservations are required for both the charming terrace and the interior!
2021, rue St-Denis, Montréal, H2X 3K8
Known as a "detective agency" when you search for it on the internet, the 4th Wall is actually a bar called "Speakeasy". Bars were called "Speakeasy" during the Prohibition era because it was not allowed to be talked about to keep it secret so that the bar would remain open. Located in the basement of a room on Saint-Denis Street, the 4th Wall offers a unique and very elaborate cocktail menu. You will certainly discover new products. To put you in the mood, burlesque shows are also held on-site.
343, rue St-Paul E, Montréal, H2Y 1H3
Maison Saint-Paul has been open for a few years now and has made its place among the recognized establishments of the Old Port of Montreal. Their cocktail menu is elaborated in all simplicity with fresh and tasty products to satisfy all desires. You will also find a variety of cocktails made with bubbles, which is their specialty. If you take a bottle of champagne or sparkling wine, don't hesitate to ask your waiter to break it yourself!
2175, rue de la Montagne #100, Montréal, H3G 1Z8
Before you can enjoy the incomparable Cloakroom, you must first find out how to get there, because this bar is also one of those called "Speakeasy". Once you've figured out how to get in, you'll be surprised by the size of the place, with only about ten seats. Then, it is the perfection of execution and all the attention that is put into each cocktail that will certainly impress you. We won't tell you more, except that they are part of the top 50 best bars in the world.
If there is one place that rhymes with summer drinks, it is the Shaker. In Montreal, you can find it in Saint-Laurent, but there are several other locations in Quebec. The drinks are offered in 4 different formats: pot masson, large pot masson, Graal cup, or the famous sangria pitchers to share. Revisiting several classic recipes, they also offer a selection of local spirits that will allow you to get to know local spirits. If you don't know which cocktail to get, the menu describes the flavors and effects (fresh, herbaceous, fruity, sour, etc.). The menu is diversified and allows you to spend a good moment on their terrace or inside.
600, rue William, Montréal, H3C 1N6
You probably know the Vietnamese restaurant Hà which now has two branches, one on Mont-Royal Street and the other on William Street in the Old Port of Montreal. Well, this last branch now has a splendid cocktail bar located in the basement of the establishment. At Nhâu, you will find colorful and original Asian-inspired cocktails in a warm atmosphere that will transport you to the other side of the world.
20, boul. de Mortagne, Boucherville, J4B 5K6
Madame Bovary located in Boucherville is a bistro-bar inspired by the Victorian era. The decor is set up so that you can have several spaces to settle in with different atmospheres. The cocktail menu features revisited classics and signature cocktails created by local bartenders. They offer several pitcher options to share which is perfect to go along with the good weather.
1134, ave. du Mont-Royal E, Montréal, H2J 1X8
Rum lovers, listen up, Barraca is for you! Well known by the inhabitants of the Plateau Mont-Royal, you will find a wide variety of rum of all kinds as well as a cocktail menu highlighting them. Step out of your comfort zone and let yourself be tempted by the exotic flavors they have to offer.
191, rue St-Paul O, Montréal, H2Y 1Z5
Specializing in traditional Spanish cuisine, Santos has been surprising us since 2007. In addition to its colorful and tasty menu, Santos has a wild and unusual atmosphere that promises to make your evening unforgettable. As for the cocktails, we find mostly classic cocktails, but the bartenders on site will be happy to make a creation, especially for you.
512, ave. Atwater, Montréal, H4C 2G5
You probably already know the restaurant Foiegwa in Saint-Henri, from the same owners as Barroco and Bocata in the Old Port of Montreal. Well, did you know that behind this magnificent "French Dinner" hides a bar with stunning and completely enchanting decor? The Atwater Cocktail Club will make you feel somewhere else, hidden from view. In addition to offering a spectacular and creative cocktail menu concocted by extremely talented bartenders, you will feel like you can spend an evening where anything goes. Moreover, they are ranked third among the best bars in Canada.
7659, rue St-Denis, Montréal, H2R 2E7
Le Huis Clos is definitely one of our favorite bars in the Villeray neighborhood. Not only for its relaxed and very welcoming atmosphere but also for the variety of spirits on hand to satisfy every cocktail craving. This neighborhood bar promises guaranteed fun and tasty, love-filled cocktails!
900, boul René-Lévesque O, Montréal, H3B 4A5
We already mentioned the magnificent Rosélys at the Fairmont - The Queen Elizabeth Hotel in another article, but we didn't tell you everything. In addition to all that is inside this splendid establishment, the Nacarat awaits you with elegant cocktails and a perfect atmosphere for a romantic evening or a happy hour in good company! An atmosphere that draws its inspiration from the meeting between the glam rock era of Ziggy Stardust and the modernity of the 21st century.
98, rue Laurier O, Montréal, H2T 2N4
Inspired by the era of Imperial Russia, Le Kabinet is located inside an intimate yet bright space. They have a nice variety of spirits, but they specialize in gin and Amari. Different types of cocktails are offered depending on your cravings and favorite spirits from Moscow Mule to premium drinks, anything goes! Reservations are recommended inside, while the terrace is first come, first served.
5834 ave. du Parc, Montréal, H2V 4H3
Mixologist Ricardo Gomez has concocted some Mexican-inspired drinks, all you have to do is combine them with your favorite tacos. We are transported with recipes with mezcal, rum, and sometimes, a spicy touch with the addition of jalapeno! The decor is warm and really gives the impression of being in a typical Mexican bar. Watch for the 2nd branch to open soon in Repentigny.
6714, boul. St-Laurent, Montréal, H2S 3C7
Peacock is in Little Italy on St. Laurent and promises drinks as beautiful as they are delicious. Several creations are served in peacock or tiki-shaped glasses. Everything is designed to give you a wonderful experience without taking itself too seriously. The signature menu includes drinks like Copycat, Green Monk, Hipster Palmer, or Preacher. Several organic wines and beers are available for those who want something more than a cocktail!
The metropolis is full of places with good creative cocktails, this is only a glimpse, but we are sure there are many more we could have listed!
Please see the section dedicated to cocktail bars in Montreal and its surroundings.