HOME | NIGHTLIFE | EDITORIALS | CULTURE | REVIEWS | PARTIES | MONTREAL NEW YEARS | NIGHTLIFE PICS 

NYE & Random Party Listings
Sat 29::gay roman
Sat 29::gay roman
Sat 29::gay roman
Sat 29::gay roman
Montreal's Nightlife Source
> reviews of clubs, bars, pubs & lounges.
> the best tourist information
> Montreal nightlife picture gallery
> FREE events listings
> NEW YEARS EVE
The fantastic world of Montreal's brasseries by Killa

Get your NYE tickets online NOW!





Why wait? Plan your New Years early.



Everything goes down well with a smile
SHARE NOW > COMMENT | EMAIL | Bookmark and Share
With age comes wisdom, or so they say. Personally, I would say, with age come more beer. Over time my definition of "Montreal nightlife" has evolved from scantly clad young ladies to knocking down as many pints of original local beer as possible.

To continue the (now lame) tradition of articles with lists of things and information on these things, I thought it will be time to share my favorite brewpubs with the world. A "brewpub" is an ugly word for saying a pub or bar that brews their own beer. I seriously rather say the drawn-out "let's go to a pub that has its own beer" than be caught telling my friends “let's hit that brewpub”. In French we have a much better word for that: "une brasserie".

Here are my favorite Montreal brasseries, in no particular order.

Dieu du Ciel
We've been going there for ever. It's in the Mile-End, surrounded by not much else in bar or nightlife choice, and it's small and somewhat cozy for a room full of tables and wood chairs, not sure why. But I love seeing the huge copper beer vats and choosing from the list of experimental beers they brew themselves. The only downer is that this place is so popular now that it is often packed to capacity. Still, Dieu du Ciel is comfortably sitting amongst the top of brasseries in Montreal.

Brutopia
You can't ignore this Crescent street veteran: while the whole street is stuck in a warp of old-school pubs and new-school nightlife failures (did somebody say Newtown), Brutopia has dared innovating by brewing its own beer and providing a stage for less-professionally oriented local outfits to cut their teeth in. Good staff, small terrasse in the back and Raspberry-Blonde beer make Brutopia a pleasant destination.

Benelux
Benelux is amazing for the way they've used their space: on the street level of one of the ugliest apartment building sin Montreal, the large space features original sitting arrangements with high-tables. Their food menu is very limited, but the Eurodog is a definite success, one of the best dogs in town. And obviously their home-brewed beers are very good. Combine all this with the fact that they have a huge outside street-terrasse, perfect for spending the summer afternoon at, and you have a winning combination.

Le Saint-Bock
Le Saint-Bock is a brasserie with look and style. More design work has gone into making this trendy watering hole than in other brasseries in Montreal. To make le Saint-Bock even more original, the bar sells a crazy amount of foreign bottled beers; you can basically beer-travel around the world a couple of times without moving from your chair on St-Denis street. And as if that wasn't enough, the food meny is huge and amazingly tasty.

L'Amere a Boire
Located a little north from le Saint-Bock on St-Denis, L'Amere a boire on the other hand is not so pretencios, and is betting everything they have on their home-brewed beers. And it's a good bet they are making, because the beers are simply amazing. Inspired from traditional European recipes (so no Raspberry-Blondes there), you can taste some real Czech, English and German ales there.

Brasseurs de Montreal (1483 rue Ottawa)
I've never been to Brasseurs de Montreal yet, but I've had their beers at other occasions, and I liked them. The good thing about Brasseurs de Montreal is that they are located in the bottom part of Guy street, near the Canal Lachine in the South-West borough, where I live and where a lot of cool shit has been happening lately (anyone visited Fait-Ici yet?). Stay tuned for a review soon to come, as early as one of our slaving intern rolls over to visit Brasseurs de Montreal.

Hopefully this short article will allow you to expand your beer palette. If we've forgotten any amazing place, don't hesitate to write a line or two about it in the comments section bellow.

Photo credit: istolethetv





SHARE NOW > COMMENT | EMAIL | Bookmark and Share



Comments
It's your turn now. So speak-up.

Don't just stand there staring blankly.

Be the first to comment on this nonsense.

Submit your content

Name:
Email: (Montreal-Clubs.com will never share your email)
Comment Title: 
Comment: (mandatory field; no HTML allowed, or you might get banned)

Latest Article :: Return of the living-dead

Archived Articles :: [ALL archived articles here]
Why is the F1 bigger than Santa?
The perfect St-Patrick's Sunday
Ottawa vs Montreal
A late night fast-food showdown
The Burger Wars
A Nuit Blanche for Montreal
Get your cool on at Igloofest
Notre-Dame reborn
2010 greatness in Montreal
The magical world of Whiskey and Scotch
The fantastic world of Montreal's brasseries
Start the new years in style
A Dressed-Up Halloween
O'Regan's Pub, where the real Irish’ at
The Burgundy Lion, an English pub in hostile territory
Baldwin, La Barmacie
New Years XS 2008
The New Years Eve party guide de-constructed
B-Side, not West Side
Red Angel
The smaller the better

Why Every Girl Should Drink BeerThe bigger the better, long live the 40Two weeks in heaven, Cayo Coco, Part 2
Two weeks in heaven, Cayo CocoBeer Goggles part deuxBeer Goggles
How to Fill up your Liquor CabinetAlcohol: Friend or Foe?Beyond Wurst and Beer... Drinking in Germany
If I Don't Remeber It, It Never HappenedRandom List or New Year's Resolution Bad to the Beer
Taste it Again for the First TImeVodkaWild Nights and Crazy Days
Martini. Shaken, not stirredSin CityDrunken Master, Hidden Wallet
Alcohol, Disihibition, and Sexual ArousalFrench 101 Taking Care of Business
Ready...Set...Go So you're a raging alcoholic
At the rescue of the FRINGE FestivalJudgement DayFool-a-date
You and me baby ain't nothing but mammalsUnderstanding Women TalkLong Distance "Relationships"
Dr. Smooth is dead. Long live Dr. Smooth.Camping PartiesYou fake fucker, You
Pray to the CadillacA Man Now from Cuyahoga FallsThat's Just Like...Your Opinion Dude
American InvasionHey, Dr. Smooth?Photo Shop 2
2003: The Year of Shock and AweA Western Sexual EvolutionThe Real Cancun
A Man from CalcuttaCatania, More than a City New York, Self Discovery, and Transsexuals
Photo ShopHow to Have Great Sex A Swingers Tale
8th Wonder of the World 3- Some Etiquette Say no to (ass) crack
Casual and Sexual Biography How to Pick Up Montrealers
Club guys in a nutshellHose bags and their shoesDrugs are a girl's best friend
Talk is CheapDrinking in L.A.A Broken-Heart Remedy
Sex ToyzSleeping Positions 101Getting Lucky
BushwackingHeading South for the WinterGirls Masturbate, Right?
Dominatrix and StarbucksVirgin or Vixen?Spit, Swallow, and Speak
Five Steps to a Successful Seduction A Woman’s Account of the One Night Stand Thing When in Rome, Do Like the Romans
Club Atlantis to sink or swimTokyoMhotel
The New SofaLodge TavernMile End
Pistol, more than a smoking gunHot Spots
HOME | NIGHTLIFE | EDITORIAL | CULTURE | NIGHTCLUB REVIEWS | SPECIAL EVENTS
MESSAGE BOARD | MONTREAL NIGHTLIFE PICS | TOURIST INFO | NEW YEARS 2016
MONTREAL NEW YEAR'S EVE CALENDAR | MONTREAL-CLUBS CLOTHING | MONTREAL SOUVENIRS & GIFTS
ARCHIVED ARTICLES | ABOUT US