Best-kept secret spots in Montreal

Looking to have an intimate evening? Want to grab a drink where no one will know your name? Add a little mystery to your evening and check out these best-kept secret spots in Montreal.

Restaurant Big In Japan

3723, boul Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 2V7

Most people have heard of Big in Japan, but they are usually referring to the restaurant featured on Anthony Bourdain’s The Layover. What most people don’t know is that Big in Japan also has a sister bar up the street on the corner of Rachel. The unmarked door and the dim lighting add to the mystery of this bar, and make it perfect for an intimate evening.

Pub Le Sainte-Élisabeth

1412 rue Sainte-Élisabeth, Montréal, QC H2X 3C6

Le Sainte-Elisabeth is a secret bar quietly tucked away on Sainte-Élisabeth Street near UQAM. People are often surprised to find such a simple and casual bar in this area of town. In addition to serving a wide selection of beers at a reasonable price, they also have one of the best-hidden terraces right in the heart of the city. Be sure to eat prior to arrival as they only serve drinks.

Bar A

213, rue Rachel E, Montréal, QC H2W 1E4

A Bar is the Plateau’s hidden secret. It’s very easy to walk right by the bar on Rachel without even noticing it’s there. All drinks are reasonably priced, as are the wines. The unmarked bar is a little bit removed from the street, which can make it hard to notice. This is small and intimate spot, perfect for a date or a casual evening with friends.

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