New Bar and Brasserie openings in Montréal
Here is our list of the latest bars and brasseries that have opened recently in the city. Get ready, you’re going to want to visit them all.
Boswell Brasserie Artisanale
Found on Mont-Royal street East, this pub has over 20 artisanal Québec beers on tap. Most of the beers are made by their own microbrewery. Check out their bistro style menu, and bring the family, there’s a kids menu to boot.
This brasserie in Montréal’s Quartier des Spectacles has a vast list of wines, cocktails, hard liquors and beers. Enjoy a drink before or after your show and sample the menu created by chef Rémi Brunelle, whose dishes focus on fresh and seasonal ingredients.
La Taverne du pelican
The owners of restaurants Le Filet, le Serpent and Club Chasse et Pêche have come together to create a perfectly simple neighbourhood bar. The menu lists about 20 wines as well as classic cocktails. The 90-seater space invites everyone to sit back, drink and have a great time.
This funky wine bar has all the ingredients for a wonderful evening out. Their list of wines, from red to white to orange, bubbly and cocktails is endless. They also pay special attention to Italian liqueurs such as Amaro. Wednesday nights are a hit as they offer live jazz music.
La Femme Fontaine
This 40-seat wine bar’s décor with its dark reds and pinks highlights the woman. The natural wine list includes original orange wines while the menu keeps dishes simple to enjoy for a 5 à 7.
Sophisticated, classy and modern, Le Blossom is a beautiful place to have a drink. The Japanese cherry blossom in the middle of the room certainly impresses. Check out their vast selection of sake, the largest in Montréal, along with their choices of Shochu, Japanese traditional hard liquor.
Located in Old Montréal, this bar comes alive as of 6pm through a hidden door behind restaurant Venice’s take-out counter. Walk through and you’ll feel as though you just stepped into a trendy Miami club. Signature cocktails are colourful and delicious. Up until 11pm, food can be ordered from the Venice menu.
As if one hidden bar wasn’t enough, the team at Venice restaurant created another speakeasy bar in the basement beneath Boho. Dark rich colours set a classy stage for an evening of mezcal and tequila specialties.
From Mr. to Mrs., this newly renovated and refreshed bar changed their name for a more feminine touch. Located in Hochelaga, you’ll find an interesting cocktail list here, including new ones by the Mrs. and popular one back from when the Mr. was in charge.
Another hidden bar has made its mark with its signature cocktails, sakes, private import sakes, Japanese whisky, tequilas and mezcals. Head to Ryoshi, a tiny fish shack that makes traditional Japanese snacks and right behind it you’ll find this Japanese treasure!
Picturesque, this bar is a hit with the locals during the warm months. Huge terraces set by the foot of colourful, graffitied silos is surely a place to enjoy an al fresco drink.
Old Montréal has been charmed with this new underground cocktail bar. An exotic vibe comes alive in this space. Along with a wonderful list of drinks crafted by the talented Tao Zrafi and Maxime Daraize, the dishes are not to be missed; the talented chefs at Restaurant HÀ created the menu concept.
Mayssam Samaha, blogger
Mayssam Samaha is a food and travel writer and blogger. She travels the world in search of the next culinary discovery. From Iceland to South Africa, she’s already visited over 30 countries and there’s nothing she enjoys more than wandering around a farmers’ market in a foreign city.