Raise your mugs in happiness, Montreal, Bier Markt has opened its first restaurant in the city on 1221 Renè-Lèvesque Ouest and is already creating major buzz amongst beer connoisseurs. What Bier Markt brings that’s new and fresh to our hugely growing drink and culinary scene is an unrivalled beer and food experience by offering guests a journey in the art of perfectly pairing beer with made-from-scratch, European-inspired cuisine.
Not a beer specialist? Not to worry, they already thought that out for you. All the menu items include bin numbers so the beers complement each dish.
What’s more impressive is the mind-blowing collection, featuring over 150 brands of beer from over 30 countries that get served to you by a state-of-the-art Keg System, one of only a few in Canada to offer three different gas blends that ensure the perfect and freshest pour each time.
They have food properly covered as well, with a fine selection of dishes ranging from oysters to mussels, fondue to flammekueches (Belgian-style flatbreads), schnitzels to a whole roasted pig for sharing, to a selection of premium steaks which pay tribute to the original building’s occupants, La Queue de Cheval.
The Markt sits impressively at 14,500 square feet spread over three levels designed by Montreal-native designer and architect Margaret Rudi, who was inspired by European brasseries. From a 55-foot bar pouring 46 beers highlighted by a nine-foot Paulaner Tower custom-built in Germany to a breathtaking Leffe Abbey Stained Glass Art Piece created by Christain Belanger of ArtVitrail in Montreal, no detail has been overlooked.
And what beer house wouldn’t be complete without proper entertainment? Every day of the week is occupied with live local musicians and top DJs, making it a great hot-spot for after-work drinks or those pre and after-hockey celebrations (or mourning).
The Bier Markt is now open daily, for more information click here.
Images by: Jimmy Hamelin