This isn’t your typical pub crawl, we promise you that! So often when looking for cool pubs in Montreal you’ll find yourself on Crescent Street because of its ‘notoriety’ amongst the tourist and student world as Montreal’s hot party spot. If you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy a few pints with young professionals in a slightly lower-key setting, make a stop at the following pubs on your next crawl…
The Sparrow – 5322 Saint-Laurent
An English-concept pub in a predominately francophone area? Ballsy! But that’s just what makes The Sparrow special. Located in Mile-End, notably a French enclave, this English gastro-pub is one of the hotter spots in the neighbourhood. Here you will find some of the tastiest beer on tap and some of the coolest neighborhood crowds drinking and eating into the wee hours of the morning. If you like beer, a hip vibe and social circle, make this your new watering hole.
Le Reservoir – 9 Duluth E
We have mentioned Reservoir before, but we have to recommend it again when talking about Montreal’s most notable pubs. This little brewpub has a short list of five beers: blonde, brown, red and two seasonal. Located in the Plateau just off the cobblestones of Duluth, this little nook is home to a hip crowd, great beer and an amazing food menu that changes seasonally. The rooftop terrace in the summer makes it one of the most sought-after spots in the city – good luck finding a seat!
Burgundy Lion – 2496 Notre-Dame W
This authentic English pub located in St. Henri (the latest hot block in the city) is notable for being busy every night of the week. This can be directly attributed to an incredible selection of beer on tap and an extensive Scotch list that attracts people from all over the city.
Benelux – 235 Sherbrooke W
Although Benelux seems to be most popular amongst the student crowd, this post-modern beer hall is a worthwhile stop on our notable pub crawl. It is known for serving Belgian-style beer that is brewed on-site, which is a nice change from the typical English-style pub.