With more than 300 bars and clubs around the city and a dazzling nightlife, Montreal is an exciting place with plenty to keep you busy. For those times when you want to add a little more refinement and elegance to your outing, visiting a wine bar and savouring their cheese is an excellent choice. [Image credit: iStock.com/Anna Pustynnikova]
Can't make it to Munich for Oktoberfest? Don't worry! Microbreweries have flourished around Montreal in recent years. No matter where you are in the city, local artisanal beers are only a few Metro stops away, and well worth discovering! [Image credit: iStock.com/5PH]
You're thirsty for change – and new cocktails? The team at Boire has prepared a checklist of new bars for you to discover in Montreal in 2016. From cool interiors to creative cocktails and delicious bar snacks, good times await. Santé!
Although shamrocks and leprechauns aren’t the first things that come to mind when you think of Montreal, the Irish community actually does have a long history here. And lucky for us, this history continues at several outstanding Irish bars where we can enjoy a proper Guinness, some of the finest Irish whiskey, and a thoroughly satisfying Irish meal. Without further ado, here are some of the top Irish bars in the city.
Few cities are as lively as Montreal during the week. In this city, we don't wait for the weekend to have a drink or a good time, we go out whenever we feel like it! Here is our selection, reserved for those 18 and older, of bars with festive or cozy atmospheres where you can relax at the end of the day.
It's happened to all of us: we arrive at a 5 a 7 with the best intentions in the world, only to leave hours later than we meant to. The author of the "Guide du vin Phaneuf", Nadia Fournier, recommends some places that are ideal to begin - or spend - the evening,
The days of Prohibition were an attempt to legislate morality and deemed alcohol as evil. With this came the birth of the speakeasy; hidden bars without signs or visible entrances where people could still enjoy their favourite cocktails. That charm and mystery continues today, and Montreal is a haven! Check out these standout speakeasies hidden away around the city.[Image credit: iStock.com/Jitalia17]
Enjoying Montreal’s booming nightlife scene doesn’t always have to come at a price. Here are a few places you can actually score a free drink! While alcohol specials are usually just for the ladies, we managed to find a couple of deals for the guys, too. [Image credit: iStockphoto.com/rez-art]
Cocktail bars may serve wine, beer and a traditional Rum n’ Coke, but they offer so much more than that in Montreal. Some of these bars make their own tonic, bitters, Clamato and other ingredients. They all make exceptional traditional cocktails, but most of them have their own renditions of the classics, as well as some of their own mixologist’s specialities! [Image credit: iStockphoto.com/gruizza]
We’re all about spending our summer evenings on a terrace sipping cocktails! Some of these terraces serve food, some don’t at all, but they are all about enjoying cocktails on a hot summer night in Montreal. [Image credit: iStock.com/ShotShare]
A gin and tonic is good, but sometimes a cucumber-rosemary gin and tonic is even better. Montreal offers an array of cool places that have dared to add some extra "oomph" to their cocktail menus to please clientele who – like us – like to drink well. Here are the Montreal cocktail bars you should be checking out!
Montreal is a vibrant city for tourists thanks to its nightlife and city attractions, so it’s no surprise that there are many hotels around the city. Many of these hotels are an experience on their own and host their own food and nightlife scenes. Whether you are in town for a few days, or a local Montrealer, grab a drink at one of these hotel bars.
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