Best Bars in Montreal

Bar Pamplemousse

1579 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 2S9

Adjacent to Place des Arts, this velvety spot offers an ideal conclusion to your day. The happy hour is tempting to try their delightful cocktails or local beers and ciders. Their menu features comforting and freshly prepared dishes, ranging from small, shareable plates to heartier options. And those oven-baked pizzas? Too tempting to resist—I’ve got to try one! In the summer, an outdoor patio is set up.

Bar Social


 3819 Rue Wellington, Verdun, QC H4G 1V1

One of my favorite bar in Montreal: Cheerful, entertaining and spacious. The bar organize some Drag Queen evenings once a month, Quiz nights every Wednesday, Comedy Club nights… The drink and the food are never disappointing; I even hate my first fried pickles here, such a Montreal thing. A nice terrace is set up in the summer.


Old Montreal

111 Rue Saint-Paul O, Montréal, QC H2Y 1Z5

Let’s get a bit fancy and go dance at Philemon Bar. Located in the picturesque Old Montreal, gather your friends to enjoy a nice cocktail and enjoy to the live DJ mix. There is a coat check if needed, and the vibe is always lively.


Latin District

2041 R. Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2X 3K8

Board games, cool and relaxed atmosphere, comforting food items, and drinks: That’s all you need for a fun night with your friends, your lover, a date, or even an after-work with your co-workers. There are people to advise you on the games, so you won’t get lost, and there is a large choice available. Book in advance!

Milky Way

Pointe Saint-Charles

1886 Rue Centre, Montréal, QC H3K 1H9

Surprising cocktail bar that seems to be out of time thanks to its decadent decoration with velvet couches, ambient lighting, and a celestial ceiling. It is a fancy spot, but it feels homey and intimate. The perfect bar for a one-on-one with your best friend or your date.



4450 R. Notre Dame O, Montréal, QC H4C 1S1

Cute, cozy, and charming, this Italian wine bar is a little gem. The different focaccias are so good, and their selection of wine is delectable. They open early in the morning for breakfast and coffee and serve their fresh food all day long until the night.



1752 R. Notre Dame O, Montréal, QC H3J 1M3

I have been to Nolan once in the summer, enjoying a glass of wine in their lovely outdoor setting. The waiter was very nice and gave us the best recommendations. Their food is elevated, and they work with local farms and producers. Their well-selected wine comes from all over the world.

Projet Pilote


980 Rue Rachel E, Montréal, QC H2J 2J3

An artisanal distillery and brewery with a cool indoor vibe. Their cocktail and wine selection is also very good; the bartender will recommend their favorite from the list. They organize Jazz concerts every Monday evening. It is also a restaurant; they grow their veggies and herbs on the roof!

Le Petit Secret

Mile-end / Little Italy

4806 Bd Rosemont, Montréal, QC H2S 1Z6

Speakeasy cocktail bar that also hosts stand-up comedy show nights. The interior is intimate and decorated like in the 70s. The fun is at the rendezvous here. They even challenge you with walls displaying lockers and keys: If you find the matching pair, you can have a free drink!

Terminal bar


1875 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal, QC H2H 2N9

Feeling like you’re entering inside a wagon; downstairs, you can grab a drink and/or food, upstairs, the comedy shows are taking place. The comedians are testing their new jokes and you are here to judge! Book your tickets in advance; it is always full.

Memento! Brewery

Lachine Canal

2471 Rue Saint-Patrick, Montréal, QC H3K 1B3

Right on the Lachine Canal, Memento is a huge bar with 5 different spaces including the outdoor terrace. There are games available in the bar and ping-pong tables, how cool! You can privatize some areas for your events. Perfect spot to gather with friends, an after-work or even a birthday.