Montreal’s best custom cocktails

Whether they’ve had a long day at the office or are ready to get the night started on the right foot, sometimes all Montrealers need is a good stiff cocktail. Here are our picks for the best custom cocktails in Montreal.

La Distillerie

1
300, rue Ontario E, Montréal, QC H2X 1H6

We hope you’re thirsty because the drinks at one of the three Distillerie locations are rather large. The experienced mixologists will dazzle you with their skills and serve up many cocktails in mason jars. They have a seasonal drink menu with recommended cocktails, and they are all rated depending on how strong the drink is. The crowd is young and hip, and the atmosphere is relaxed. Make sure to be there early as this place can fill up fast.

Lab

2
1351, rue Rachel E, Montréal, QC H2J 2K2

When someone mentions cool cocktails, Le Lab on Rachel immediately comes to mind. The mixologists will put on a real show that includes juggling and flames. Order from a wide array of cocktails like the Jerry Lab Jack, which comes with the house beef jerky, suspended on a string. They also serve beverages mixed with their homemade ginger beer.

L'Assommoir

3
211, rue Notre-Dame O, Montréal, QC H2Y 1T4

L’assomoir has two locations on Notre-Dame and on Bernard to satisfy any cocktail craving. The bar is always well stocked and the mixologists are attentive and definitely know their craft; they are ready to serve any one of their 250 beverages. The crowd consists of young professionals and the atmosphere is trendy, but laid back. Order one of their tasty tapas to go with the many cocktails you’ll want to try.

Joverse Cuisine & Bar

4
52, rue Saint-Jacques, Montréal, QC H2Y 1L5

Joverse is a tasty find in Old Montreal. Their food menu is exquisite as are their fresh oysters. They also offer an extensive and delicious cocktail menu, with house specialties as well as the classics, in their rustic, chic space on Saint Jacques. Joverse is perfect for a cool date night or for cocktails with coworkers. Reservations are recommended.

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