It’s all about food and games at these Montreal restos

Montreal offers many possibilities for evening activities, but combining entertainment with a meal isn't always easy. You might decide to watch a hockey game, but what if you’re hungry? A role-playing game can go on for hours, how will you hold up? We’ve thought it over and come up with several suggestions for places to enjoy yourself without going hungry or thirsty.


551, av du Mont-Royal E, Montréal, QC H2J 1W6

A relative newcomer replacing Boul Noir on Mount Royal Avenue, Fitzroy is dedicated to sports and entertainment. They offer their customers 12 pool tables, several foosball tables, and their specialty: bowling. For those who like to watch sports, there is a private room with a projector for screening games. Fitzroy is so dedicated to sports that it arranges its opening hours around sports schedules, particularly when the Habs play out-of-province games. Fitzroy serves gourmet fast food and offers a private space for personal or corporate events. For 18 years and older.

Auberge du Dragon Rouge

8870 Rue Lajeunesse, Montréal, QC H2M 1R6

For over 20 years, the Oyez Oyez troupe has combined dining events with time-travelling entertainment. At the Auberge du Dragon Rouge, visitors jump back several centuries to meet characters from the Middle Ages: knights, troubadours, priests and nobles, and sample their feasts, fit for fine palates. Menu items include guinea hen with duck confit, wild boar sausages or ribs, and wild game tourtière.


256, rue Saint-Paul E, Montréal, QC H2Y 1G9

Entering Menara is like leaving Old Montreal to cross the ocean and discover traditional Morocco. With its menu and its dance shows, Menara creates a real change of scenery. The dancers are skilled performers who demonstrate the technique and charm of traditional belly dancing. Warm decor with wood panelling will remind you of the Menara in Marrakech, and the cuisine will transport you. Try a starter of harira soup, followed by couscous royale, lamb tagine with prunes, kebabs or kefta, and baklava for dessert, accompanied by mint tea or a glass of Guerrouane.

O. Noir

124, rue Prince-Arthur E, Montréal, QC H2X 1B5

Based on an original idea from Switzerland, where blind pastor Jorge Spielmann covered the eyes of his guests to share his experience with them, O'noir lets you rediscover dining by turning out the lights. In the dark, your other senses become more intense. Service is provided by blind wait staff, and a portion of the profits goes to local associations serving the blind. Menu items include marinated wild mushrooms with feta cheese and mint, served on a bed of green salad; sautéed shrimp with coconut sauce; and pearl barley with dried tomatoes and herbs, served with broccoli and sautéed peppers.

Randolph Pub Ludique

2041, rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2X 3K8

As a gaming pub, Randolph lets you enjoy snacks and a drink along with a board game or a role-playing session. There are 1,500 games at your disposal, with a game host on hand to help you discover new ones. Regular events include quiz nights on Sunday evenings and role-playing games on Monday night, special events for holidays, and even a fun flea market. Over a game of Werewolf, or a quiz played with one or more partners, you can enjoy a beer or cocktail with a snack like nachos, a small quiche or beef stew made with beer.

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