Plaza St-Hubert still betrays some hallmarks of strip mall sadness but, given what's transpired on the arcaded artery of late, Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie scenesters must feel sanguine. There's Montréal Plaza, the insane new restaurant from Charles-Antoine Crête and co., and new coffee shops like Candide.
Now a new speakeasy-style bar, Nestor, will help complete Plaza St-Hubert's metamorphosis. Here's what management has to say about the boîte: "Nestor is a classic bar with cocktails from the Prohibition period, alongside microbrews, bourbons, and Scotch whiskys." Nestor's principals, Federico Rivas, Benjamin Desautels, and Raphaël Léger, were also behind the bar's previous occupant, Le Gainzbar. The shift to a more cocktail-focused, speakeasy-style vibe is very of the moment: witness B1's recent makeover as Le 4e mur.
Status: Nestor, 6289 Saint-Hubert, (514) 272-3753, now open.