Great bars and restaurants near Montreal’s Centre Bell

The Centre Bell is part of daily life for Montrealers, tourists and commuters alike. Whether they work nearby, or make a trip for one of the many shows or games hosted there throughout the year, it’s an area that sees a lot of people pass through. Here’s a list of bars and restaurants near the Centre Bell where you can get a great meal or a drink after work or before a show. [Image credit: iStock]

Europea

1
1227 rue de la Montagne, Montréal, QC H3G 1Z2

6 min walk - A Montréal must-visit, Europea is a 5-star restaurant that is most definitely worth the trip. With a 4-course discovery menu for $90, the Europea option is expensive, but if you feel like treating yourself to a chic evening out, this is the place for you. Not only will you get to taste such dishes as scallop ceviche with trompe-l’oeil yuzu and satay Matane shrimp dim-sum, but you’ll also have a rather impressive wine selection to choose from.

Nyks Bistro Pub

2
1250 rue de Bleury, Montréal, QC H3B 2W4

17-minute walk - NYK. S is a very charming bistro-pub that doesn’t do pretentious, but certainly does tasty. With 14 taps serving up a variety of beer and a good selection of specialty bottled beers, not to mention wine, you should have no problems quenching your thirst. Between the tartares, burgers, steak and other house specialties, you won’t be hungry for long either!

Hurley's Irish Pub

3
1225 rue Crescent, Montréal, QC H3G 2B1

7-minute walk - Hurley’s has been in business for over 20 years, serving thirsty folk exactly what they want. Whether you’re a beer or whisky person, you're bound to find something for you here from among the 19 varieties of beers and 50 or so single malts. With a reputation for being the biggest seller of Guinness in North America, the location attracts stars and city dwellers alike.

Pub Brewskey

4
350 rue Saint-Paul E, Montréal, QC H2Y 1H2

30-minute walk - This pub offers 12 rotating beers on tap, special edition and privately imported bottled beer, and a large selection of whiskies and spirits as well as specialty cocktails. The friendly atmosphere here is sure to make for a good evening and you can fill up on a pub-style dinner before making your way to the Centre Bell.

Dominion Square Tavern

5
1243 rue Metcalfe, Montréal, QC H3B 2V5

8-minute walk - Retro right down to its cocktails, the Taverne offers a menu that is simple, but also simply delicious! You’ll feel like you’re stepping into another world filled with good things to eat (hello mashed potatoes and Cornish hen!) as well as drinks to die for. At just 8 minutes’ walk from the Centre, you can have a pleasant stop here before going to see your show.

Restaurant Kazu

6
1862 rue Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal, QC H3H 1M1

14-minute walk - For lovers of Asian food, Kazu offers a unique and interesting menu that’s sure to have a few new things for you to try. Between the shrimp burger and beef carpaccio, you can take the opportunity to enjoy cocktails or a delicious Japanese sake. With a chilled out vibe, Kazu provides the perfect place to gather your friends and your energy for the night ahead.

Escondite

7
1206 av Union, Montréal, QC H3B 3C4

12-minute walk - If you fancy a Mexican feast, l’Escondite is your new favourite restaurant! Signature cocktails, traditional food, paella and corn are the stars of the show here – a delicious culinary performance to get you primed for a show just a 12-minute walk down the road at the Centre Bell.

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