Unless you live in NDG then you've probably never heard of this place before. And that's a shame, because Honey Martin is a fun little pub, an appropriate companion to the eclectic mix of businesses that are housed on Sherbrooke street in NDG, west of Decarie.
The pub is narrow and small, yet its walls are bustling with paintings, crammed together in a disorderly fashion from above the patron's drinking heads all the way up to the ceiling. With all these paintings, the place looks like the Salon de Paris where impressionist used to display their art, except that at Honey Martin the naked Venuses are replaced by portraits of muscular boxers, edging you on to drink your pint faster and to get ready for action.
And then the action comes under the form of a live band, crammed together at the deep end of the pub, playing music as if they were jamming in their own living room. Nothing beats the experience of being so close to the band. If you're lucky, a few NDG-ietes women, inspired by the Rock and Roll will bust some moves in the tinny area near the band. And if you're a party animal, maybe you will join the dancing fun too.
As if running a tightly authentic pub wasn't enough, Honey Martin's backyard is home to two beautiful baby huskies (probably not babies anymore), the pub's dogs. All pubs should have their own dogs, it only makes sense. But only Honey Martin has them, and that tells you a lot about the place.