It’s springtime in Montreal and that means two things: Flowers and PLAYOFF HOCKEY. Habs fans are hoping for a long playoff run and so are the many restaurant/bar/pub owners in the city. Here’s a list of 10 restaurants/bars/pubs where you need to watch the Montreal Canadiens.
1. CAGE AUX SPORTS (Bell Center):
This is the Mecca of sports restaurants in Quebec. The cage offers a great combo of atmosphere and food. All of the Cage locations are great but the one at the Bell Center is definitely a must-go, especially during home games. When the home team scores you get that extra echo of fans cheering inside the Cage. Also every home game has the Habs fan jam right in front of the cage. (If you plan to go here, you definitely need to arrive at least two hours in advance to get a good seat).
1212 Avenue des Canadiens de, Montreal, QC H3B 2S2
(514) 925-2255(514) 925-2255
2. Chez Serge
Now this is a unique bar that has beer bongs, alcohol buckets, a mechanical bull, and during intermissions the bartenders get up on the tables and do a little dance for ya. They offer some great pub-style food, so be sure to grab a booth early and have a blast.
5301, Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC H2T 1S5
(514) 663-4227(514) 663-4227
3. Bier Markt Montreal
One of the newest spots in city offers a more sophisticated experience to watch the Habs. Bier Markt offers live music, DJ, and 150 biers. From smoked meat poutine to British Columbia oysters, Bier Markt offers a great way to watch the Habs with sophistication.
1221 Boul rené-lévesque, Montreal, QC H3G1T1
(514) 864-7575(514) 864-7575
4. Rubs Smokehouse
Watch the Habs Southern-style. Montreal’s best BBQ smokehouse has wood fire smokers that perfume all meats. Beef, pork, chicken, seafood, even their vegetables are smoked. They even have an eight-patty burger. Rubs has a great atmosphere during Habs game nights and you can watch the game from every angle.
699, boul. Curé-Labelle , Laval, QC, H7L 5R7
(450) 937-5558(450) 937-5558
5. La Station des Sports
TVs, TVs and TVs. This place has tons of TVs. Every angle is covered. Every location has pretty much the same setup, but the one near the village has a great atmosphere and has a more modern look. Station offers a more affordable choice for Habs fans.
862 Sainte Catherine Street East, Montreal, Quebec H2L 2E3
(514) 903-8571(514) 903-8571
6. McLean’s Pub
This historic landmark does hockey games and pub food just right. Enjoy a bite and a drink with friends and cheer the Habs. Be sure to check out their 3 and 10-litre Beer Towers as well.
1210 Rue Peel, Montreal, QC H3B 2T6
(514) 392-7770(514) 392-7770
7. Champs Bar & Restaurant
Champs is a three-storey bar with daily deals on pub grub during Habs games playing on walls of TVs.
3956 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC
(514) 987-6444(514) 987-6444
Your destination on the South Shore for the Habs. Their famous eye candy waitresses with their famous wings make it a go-to spot in the south of city.
3320 Boulevard Taschereau, Longueuil, QC J4V
(450) 550-1605(450) 550-1605
9. Jukebox Burgers
Go old school with your Habs. This 1950s throwback is fun for everyone and is a perfect spot for the whole family. Old-time waitresses serve up classics like chili-dogs, mac n cheese, heck, they even have an ice cream bar. Located in the West Island, Jukebox is great spot to cheer on the Habs with your family.
11798 de Salaberry, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec H9B 2R8
(514) 542-3222(514) 542-3222
10. La Taverne Normand
Sometimes you have to go back to your roots and enjoy the Habs game at the bar with Labatt 50 in your hand and just enjoy the playoffs – and the Taverne Normand offers just that. It has a great, classic and cozy atmosphere that you can enjoy with your buddies.
1550, avenue du Mont-Royal Est, Montreal, QC, H2J 1Z2
Yes we said 10 but we almost choked on our lunch when we realized we forgot to add this gem and go-to. This is for the serious hockey foodies! Indulge in kobe burgers, truffle macaroni and cheese and their famous chocolate chip cookie (to die for) while you catch the game on one of their many big screens. A lot of our Canadiens can be spotted here dining out so you know the place is legit. Make sure you say hi to Owner Jeff, one of the best hosts we have yet come across.
Have a safe and happy playoffs. GO HABS GO!
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