Best Bars In Montréal

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It’s time for another BarWhiz Blog Best of list. Today we are going to focus on the 5 Best Bars in Montréal, or rather, I should say My top 5 favourites bars I like to visit when in Montréal… but that title seemed a little long to me.

In any case, whether you agree, or we agree to disagree, we want to here from you. What do you like or dislike about the bars on this list? What are some of your favourites? We want you to let us know by reviewing any of these bars found on our Best Bars In Montréal list, or any Montréal bars for that matter, here on the Montréal page.

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So without further adieu, here are the BarWhiz picks for the Best Bars In Montréal:

#1 Notre Dame des Quilles
32 rue Beaubien est, Montréal, Quebec

Located in Montréal’s Little Italy, or Petit Patrie as the locals may refer to it, is one of the best dive bars in the city. Loosely translated to Our Lady of Bowling, Notre Dame des Quilles comes complete with everything you’d expect from a dive bar, from battered diner furniture to linoleum floors, and as the name suggests, two bowling lanes (nothing automatic here though, you will have to set your own pins). Even though the drinks are cheap and the atmosphere is dive chic, the food is surprising good.

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#2 Casa del Popolo
4873 boul. St-Laurent, Montréal, Quebec

If you are looking for another bar that will be light on the wallet, look no further than the cornerstone of the Montréal indie music scene, Casa del Popolo. With a comfortable and unimposing atmosphere, Casa del Popolo serves up some great drinks, and surprisingly tasty food, for a place that is billed as small music venue. It can get pretty crowded, not to mention loud, at night, so if you want to get a good spot make sure you get there early.

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#3 Sparrow
5322 boul. St-Laurent, Montréal, Quebec

The Sparrow is probably the closest you will get to real authentic pub food outside of the UK. For any of the foodies out there, some people have described this place as a British Gastropub. Apparently that means high-quality pub food with an Indian twist, just like in Jolly old England. I go for the drinks, which they provide a great selection of on tap and bottled beers as well as a simple cocktail list (with probably one of the best Old Fashions in the city), so I couldn’t really tell you about the food. As far as ambiance goes, the Sparrow is a cross between a pub and a lounge, with candlelit tables and shared couch spaces. I have yet to make it back in the morning, but from what others have told me they, they also do a pretty amazing brunch.

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#4 Vices et Versa
6631 boul. St-Laurent, Montréal, Quebec

If you are looking for one of the best brewpubs in Montréal, then look no further than Vices et Versa. This quaint little pub has more than 20 local microbrews on tap on any given day, and they even serve some of their own delicious brews. The service is great, the beer is very reasonably priced, and their food menu isn’t half bad either. In the warmer months they also have a great terrace outside surrounded by greenery where you can enjoy one of your favourite microbrews outside in the sunshine.

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#5 Foufounes Électriques
87 Saint-Catherine est, Montréal, Quebec

No list of best bars in Montréal, (or in my opinion, a great night out) would be complete without a trip down Saint-Catherine to Montréal’s grungiest club (and no, I do not mean Club Supersexe). Spinning tracks from alternative to punk to metal, and everything that goes along with being hard-core is Montréal’s premier rock club, Foufounes Électriques. Loosley translated to Electric Ass (and in fact, ‘foufounes’ is a word you would likely use in front of a child, so it is more like Electric ‘bum-bum’), Foufounes Électriques has that grungy feel that almost makes you afraid to step inside. But don’t worry, the vibe is very chill, so grab a cheap drink (it’s even cheaper if you pay the cover to go upstairs), shoot some pool, or test out your French language pick-up skills on the local talent: “Vous avez une bell foufoune.” – Hey, you might even get points for being cute. (Caveat: There is a difference between Parisian and Quebecois French, especially when it comes to slang, so it is recommended to avoid using that particular pickup line in say, Paris.)

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Corey Rozon is a freelance writer from Ottawa, Canada.

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