Cocktail bars have regained popularity with many people in recent years. What better than to be impressed by the incredible talent of bartenders mastering the art of spirits! If you are still unfamiliar with some of these places in Montreal, this article is for you. In case you've already been visiting cocktail bars in Montreal, maybe this list will allow you to discover great places you didn't know about yet!
Open 7 days a week from 5 pm to midnight, 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 multiple recipes of drinks are varied and allow everyone to find something to his taste... even without alcohol!
Although Flyjin is well known for its wild atmosphere during the night, they have an interesting selection of cocktails elaborated with care and creativity. It is by using products such as sake, yuzu, or coriander that the bartenders of Flyjin add an Asian touch to the cocktails. You can meet there as early as 7pm to enjoy a drink or to enjoy their Asian-inspired food menu.
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!
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Known as a "detective agency" when you search for it on the Internet, the 4e Mur is a "Speakeasy" type of bar. The bars were named like that during the prohibition to keep it a secret so that the bar remains open. Located in the basement of a location on St. Denis Street, the 4e Mur offers a unique and very well-thought cocktail menu that will certainly allow you to discover new products. To help you get in the mood, burlesque shows are also performed on site.
Open a few years ago, Maison Saint-Paul has made its place among the recognized establishments of the Old Port of Montreal. Their cocktail menu is made with fresh and tasty products to satisfy all desires. There are also a variety of cocktails made with sparkling wines considering that it is their specialty. If you take a bottle of champagne or sparkling wine, do not hesitate to ask your server to slash it yourself!
Before enjoying the incomparable Cloakroom, you must first find how to access it, because this bar is also part of those called "Speakeasy". Once you find out how to get in, you will be surprised by the size of the place; there are only about ten seats. It's the perfection of execution and all the attention that is put for each cocktail that will certainly impress you. We'll let you discover it for yourself!
If there's one place that rhymes with summer drinks, it's the Shaker. In Montreal, you can find it on St-Laurent, but there are many other locations to discover in Quebec.. The drinks are offered in 4 different formats: pot masson, big 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 the effect (fresh, herbaceous, fruity, sour, etc.). The menu is diversified and allows you to spend a good moment on their terrace or inside.
You probably know the Vietnamese restaurant Hà now having two locations, one on Mont-Royal street and the other one on William Street in the Old Port of Montreal. Well this last location now has a splendid cocktail bar located in the basement of the establishment. Nhau offers very colorful and original Asian inspired cocktails, in a warm atmosphere that transports you to the other end of the world.
Madame Bovary located in Boucherville is a bistro-bar inspired by the Victorian era. As you enter, you'll find a dreamy decor with Victorian armchairs and several spaces where to settle with different atmospheres. On the cocktail menu there are revisited classics and signature cocktails created by their bartenders. To keep up with the nice weather, they also have several options of pitchers to share.
The Rouge-Gorge wine bar first opened at the corner of Mont-Royal and De Brébeuf streets and then Le Royal settled in the basement of the establishment. Their passionate team working behind the bar of this festive, warm and attractive place will concoct you a delicious personalized cocktail that you'll definitely enjoy.
Rum lovers, listen carefully; the Barraca is definitely for you! Well known by the people living in the Plateau Mont-Royal area, you will find a wide variety of rum of all kinds and a cocktail menu highlighting them. Step out of your comfort zone and be tempted by the exotic flavours they have to offer.
Specialized in traditional Spanish cuisine, Santos has not ceased to amaze us since 2007. In addition to its colourful and tasty menu, you'll find a very electric atmosphere which is out of the ordinary. It promises to make you spend an unforgettable evening with friends. In terms of Cocktails, you'll find mainly classics, but the bartenders on site will be happy to make you a creation especially for you.
You probably already know the restaurant Foiegwa in Saint-henri, the same owners as the Barroco and the Bocata in the Old Port of Montreal ... Did you know that behind this magnificent "French Diner" there is a hidden enchanting bar with surprising decor. The Atwater Cocktail Club will make you feel elsewhere, hidden from the "real life". In addition to offering a creative and spectacular cocktail menu concocted by extremely talented bartenders, you will feel like you can spend an evening where everything is allowed.
The Huis Clos is definitely one of our favourite bars in the Villeray district. Not only for its very welcoming and relaxed atmosphere, but also for the variety of spirits that there is on site to satisfy all the cravings in terms of cocktails. This neighbourhood bar promises a lot of fun and tasty cocktails made with lots of love!
We had already mentioned the beautiful Rosélys of the Fairmount Hotel - Le Reine Elizabeth in another article but we did not tell you everything. In addition to all what's 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!
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 desires and favorite alcohols from the Moscow Mule to premium drinks, anything is possible! Reservations are recommended inside, while the terrace is first come, first served.
Open since 2016, all of the Lab's cocktails were created by mixologists and the atmosphere is reminiscent of the speakeasies of the Roaring Twenties. New creations have been added to the menu for summer 2021 like the Queen of Hearts (inspired by a bloody), The Hatter (gin and chartreuse), Alice (gin and ginger), and more! Otherwise, try the tropical blends and shooter recipes.
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.