Montreal Pubs & Sports Bars
Looking for a place to wet your whistle? Drop in for a cold one at a local Montreal pub or sports bar. Saddle up to the bar or pull up a chair and nosh on nibblies while watching the game. Pubs and sports bars usually feature a full menu and TVs for watching major sports events. Be sure to read all about Montreal's pubs and sports bars in the descriptions below along with maps and reviews.
Located on rue Saint-Denis in an area full of popular French bars and clubs, Pub Saint-Ciboire is popular among fans of Quebec-brewed beers as it offers 12 local lagers and ales on tap including Blanche de Chambly, Belle Gueule and Boreale. For a very Quebec experience, visitors can try out a tasty Quebec brews while watching one of the local bands that play at the pub on a regular basis.
Moe's Bar & Grill serves a variety of sandwiches, pizza, salads and smoked meats.
This intimate French cabaret is one of Montreal's most popular song clubs. It is an animated place that features Acadian sing-alongs and great local brews.
Brewtopia Brew Pub is known for having a unique and impressive selection of lagers and ales brewed onsite including a Raspberry Blonde, a Nut Brown Ale and a Honey Beer. Entertainment includes live bands and the pub's happy hour lasts from opening until 8 pm.
Tabascobar is equal parts pub and nightclub. Featuring billards, large-screen TVs, nightly entertainment and pub food, the establishment is open daily from 11am. The menu features appetizers such as wings and nachos, sandwiches, grilled items and pastas.
Specializing in house-made brews, including beer inspired by Belgian and West coast flavors, this modern pub and eatery features a menu of classic favorites, including grilled paninis and European-style hot dogs. The downtown establishment is open late, seven-days-a-week.
Located in the trendy Plateau area, this pub, lounge and billiards bar features poker and pool tournaments and a vibrant nightclub scene. The entertainment complex offers an array of pool tables, Foosball, a private poker lounge and a dance floor.
Established in 1972, Mystique is a basement bar with friendly staff and clientele who frequent the bar for conversation, drinks and to play some pool. Montreal's longest running gay establishment offers a traditional pub menu that features favourites like wings, burgers, sandwiches, pizza and pasta. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own music so the tunes played are varied and eclectic.
One of Montreal's most popular watering holes, Peel Pub is loud, fun and extremely lively. With daily specials on top of already drinks and food, the pub is easy on the wallet. Special nights include live music on Tuesdays, karaoke on Wednesdays and Shooter Thursdays. In addition, sports are shown on giant-screen TVs.
This Irish pub features live music every night of the week. Visitors can choose from a beverage list that includes 40 single malts, eight whiskeys and 18 draft beers including Irish favourites Guinness, Harp, Kilkenny and Smithwicks.
The main floor bar of the Thomas House offers lunches of homemade soups and sandwiches with gourmet coffees and desserts.Local and imported beers, scotches, a variety of liqueurs, wine and more. The bar also offers a pub menu starting at 3:00pm everyday.
Known as the sort of place where nobody knows your name, Ziggy's is a pub for locals amidst a range of bars geared more toward tourists. The decor includes mounted sport and music memorabilia, and the pub broadcasts all major sport events on its nine TVs. Ziggy's offers 12 beers on tap as well as a variety of single malt scotch. On warm days visitors can enjoy their drinks on the terrace.
Located in downtown Montreal, Le Sainte-Elisabeth is a small pub that gets packed on nice days due to the enclosed outdoor terrace and the second-floor terrace that overlooks the courtyard. Chilled and friendly 20-and 30-somthings enjoy the relaxed atmosphere while drinking the pub's selection of imported European and locally microbrewed beers.
For pub grub, cold pints and sports, Station des Sports has it covered. TVs are scattered throughout showing the big game, while the menu is filled with burgers, pizzas, nachos and the like.
With an enviable location on the St. Lawrence and featuring views of the Old Port of Montreal and the river, Pub St. Paul boasts a quality menu and live entertainment in the evening. Visitors can play a game of pool or enjoy a pint on the terrace with friends.
One of Montreal's first brewpubs, Le Cheval Blanc offers an extensive menu of beers including stouts, lagers and blondes. The pub is small with a friendly atmosphere and often hosts live bands.
Dundees has been a popular spot on rue Crescent for over a decade. The friendly and relaxed pub offers 22 beers on tap and features a menu of tasty pub food such as pizza, salads, burgers, steak and pasta. There are lunch specials on weekdays, breakfast is served on weekends and major sport events are shown on big screen TVs.
The Irish Embassy Pub and Grill is located on Bishop Street in Montreal. The menu offers a large selection of draught beers, an extensive menu featuring traditional Irish and Canadian dishes all freshly prepared in-house.
This little craft brewery is located in Old Montreal. The menu features thirst quenching beers along with pub classics.
Located in a former mansion house on the mostly French speaking rue St-Denis in the Latin Quarter, Le Saint Sulpice is a sprawling complex of terrace after terrace. With several floors each playing different music including hip hop, jazz, funk, rock and alternative, the bar's main feature is the massive back terrace complete with water fountain that despite it's size, gets packed out most nights. Frequented by a friendly, unpretentious 18-30s crowd, the bar is one of the best places in Montreal to spend a hot summer evening.
Casual dining and a full bar are features of this sports bar, which offers nightly happy hour promotions and is a neighborhood favorite for sports viewing events.
The menu of burgers, poutines, wings, pizzas, nachos and extensive beer selections make this pub a favorite amongst University of Montreal students and locals alike.
McLean's Pub is a landmark bar and restaurant in downtown Montreal. Built in 1910 the building retains its original high beamed ceilings, extensive oak paneling and hand carved fireplace. Offering a warm, inviting atmosphere with great food, beer and conversation!
Pub Quartier Latin sports a chic interior complete with red walls, circular mirrors and white furniture. Popular with a trendy 20-something crowd, the pub offers a range of local micro-brewed beers as well as imports. Visitors enjoy the terrace on warm weekends, and pack the pub on Fridays for live bands and DJs.
Chill out with a pint a this laid back Celtic pub. The menu features a mix of classic pub fare along with traditional Irish choices.
Located along the Plaza St-Hubert district, this poker parlor is one of the only of its kind in Quebec, offering legal poker cash games at 11 dealer-facilitated tables. Tournaments, practice tables and poker lessons are also provided.
This pub features a menu with traditional pub fare, English ale on tap and a games room with pool tables. Upstairs is Winnies, a quieter section of the establishment with a cigar lounge. The sidewalk terrace offers views of crowds roaming Rue Crescent.
Highlights of this casual brew-pub include its expansive central bar, vintage-inspired decor and a menu of comfort-food classics, all created with a modern twist. Specialty brews, domestic beers, extensive cocktail selections and an impressive wine list are offered.
Located on rue Saint-Denis, a street filled with popular French hang-out spots, L'Amere A Boire is a brewpub that creates beers with fresh ingredients using genuine hops and pure barley malt. A range of ales, lagers and more, which compliment the pub’s menu items, are always available. Visitors can settle in for a chat and a drink on any of the three-levels or on the street-level terrace.
Located in the Plateau district, this pub and billiards hall features two separate lounge areas, 20 billiard tables and daily drink specials. Billiard packages and corporate party hosting services are available.
Maison Publique is open from 6pm Wednesday to Sunday, and for brunch from 10:30am to 2pm on Saturday and Sunday. This French pub is popular and highly regarded with offerings such as Welsh rarebit, echine de porc, terrine de foie gras and many other dishes on their changing menu.
This pool hall and live music venue is a favourite among Montreal music fans. Visitors can enjoy a relaxed, social and friendly atmosphere while watching bands from all over the world. Live shows are offered most nights of the week and there are also 10 pool tables to keep patrons busy.
A casual environment, karaoke and a menu of classic pub-grub are features of this popular student haunt, which offers daily drink promotions and lunch specials.
This friendly neighbourhood brew pub is the type of place where it isn't necessary to yell in order to be heard over the music and where groups of friends gather to relax and have a laugh. The pub offers a number of original creations including Paienne, a blond ale, Fumisterie, a hemp beer, Blanche du Paradis, a Belgian Wit beer, Deesse Nocturne, a stout and Rigor Mortis Blonde, an abbey beer.
Live, local talent hits the stage weekly at this casual pub and lounge, which features complete bar services and a menu of pub-style favorites. Complimentary wireless Internet is also available to patrons.
Le Pourvoyeur is located on Jean Talon in Montreal. Classic pub fare is featured on the menu.
Based in France and with locations all over the world including several in Montreal and Leduc, Les 3 Brasseurs - also referred to as L3B - is a popular microbrewery that produces four specialty beers dubbed the Four Sisters. A simple but tasty bistro-style menu is served alongside the Blonde, the Ambree, the Brune and the Blanche brews. The brewery’s Montreal pubs are located in the exciting Latin Quarter (rue St-Denis), the bustling downtown core (rue Ste-Catherine) and historic Old Montreal (rue St-Paul).
La Cage aux Sports is a sports bar with locations across Quebec. Sports are featured regularly on big screens (there are 31 in this Montreal location) throughout the establishment, from NCAA basketball to NHL games. Along with a bevy of brews to choose from, a food menu is available with a ton of pub classics including nachos, wings, burgers and the like. A children's menu is also available.
Situated in Little Burgundy, this establishment specializes in traditional English pub fare, including bangers and mash, fish and chips and sticky toffee pudding. Traditional British breakfast and an extensive selection of brews are also featured.
L'Ile Noire features a pleasing Scottish pub atmosphere and boasts over a hundred scotch varieties.
The Old Dublin has been around since well before it was popular to be an Irish pub. The pub offers 17 imported and domestic beers on tap, over 50 single malts, traditional pub menu and live entertainment beginning at 10 pm each evening.
Those looking for a place to relax and enjoy the company of friends will enjoy McKibbins Irish Pub. With a menu that features favourites such as nachos, wings, potato and leek soup, Irish stew and steak & kidney pie, a range of beers on tap, outdoor seating and live music, the pub is ideal for anyone up for a bit of craic.
Imported and Quebecois micro-brewery beers are specialties of this casual eatery, which features a menu of classics with a modern twist. Signature steamed mussels, grilled specialties, sharing appetizer platters and charcuterie dishes are just a sample of the offerings available.
Le Reservoir offers patrons house brewed beer and fine food. The bar is a mix between a friendly neighbourhood pub and a trendy lounge.
This hole-in-the-wall bar wedged among the more hip and popular clubs along boulevard Saint-Laurent is easy to miss. Look for the venue covered in gig posters and head inside to mix with a pierced and tattooed crowd of regulars who play pool at the table by the window and watch live bands on Friday nights. The bar's Sunday blues series is also popular.
Chez l'Pere Gedeon
This full-service bikini bar offers choice of classic pub fare, including nachos, wings, sandwiches and breakfast selections. Daily happy hour specials are an added highlight.
PJ's Pub Montreal
A classic neighbourhood pub, PJ's features large screen TVs, classic rock on the speakers and drink specials like beer in buckets filled with ice. Wings, poutine, burgers and more are found on the menu here.
Finegan's Irish Pub
Finegan's was opened by an Irishman...Tom Finegan. He had a vision to bring a touch of Ireland into the heart of Montreal and that is exactly what he did! Finegan's is a traditional Irish bar where patrons can sit down, relax with a great pint of Guinness and enjoy great company. Finegan's also serves a variety of other beers.
The large windows at Else's open on the street so that patrons can watch the Plateau Mont-Royal residents pass by. This friendly neighbourhood pub is a popular hangout with the local after work crowd and serves a range of drinks from scotch to beer to specialty cocktails made with fresh, in-season ingredients. The menu mainly offers typical pub snacks.
Located in exotic downtown Montreal, Canada, the Madhatter is probably the least trendy bar on a street known for trendy bars. Known for holding such events as Irish wakes, Golf for Booze, and All You Can Eat Chilli and Beer, the Hatter prides itself on stuff most wouldn't. Besides the always satisfying pub menu, Mad Hatter also offers a bistro style table d'hôte menu at lunch on weekdays.
The Green Room
Located in the basement of the Mile End Cultural Centre, this space bills itself as partly a live venue and partly a public house. The atmosphere is unpretentious as patrons of the chilled club are out to have fun, watch local live bands perform and enjoy DJ nights which include Funk n Soul Mondays, Honky Tonk Tuesdays and Dance!Dance!Dance! Saturdays.
Cafe Cine Express
Cafe Cine Express is located on Sainte-Catherine Street West in Montreal. This restaurant offers a nice alternative to your average pub and sports bar. You can enjoy the game in quiet booths while munching on typical pub fare food.
Brasserie au Coin du Metro Henri Bourassa
Open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night noshing, this casual pub features multiple televisions and big-screens for sports event viewing.
Located in the heart of the Main, this casual bar and eatery features comfort food selections, sports viewing and DJ-hosted parties.
NYK's Bistro Pub
A hidden gem in downtown Montreal, NYK's Bistro Pub is a friendly and calm pub with a brick and wood interior. During the daily 5 a 7 (happy hour) pints are cheap and the menu features treats such as calamari, nachos, paninis, tapas and salads. Tuesday's are popular for The Big Think jazz night.