Along with news stories, maps form the backbone of Eater Montreal. These geographically-plotted guides to the city’s restaurants, bars, and cafes cover food, drinks and other topics from where to get a poutine, to where to grab Caribbean food, or where to get a latte served up with wifi.
In ascending order, these are the maps that pulled the most hits on the site for 2017. We’ve excluded everything that was updated multiple times throughout the year: that’s the Eater 38, and heatmaps for the hottest restaurants, bars, and brunch.
Eater Montreal branched out in 2017, publishing guides to nearby cities like Ottawa and Sherbrooke. But one of the more popular was this set of tips for Burlington, Vermont, featuring lots of locally-made beer and farm-to-table dining options, from famed restaurant Hen of the Wood to newer nooks like Butch + Babe’s.
Are Montrealers alcoholics? It seems plausible, given that our boozy guides seem to draw lots of eyes. This thorough list of the city’s best shakers and stirrers was a favourite.
It might seem clichéd, but people looking for dining tips in Montreal want to know about Quebec’s famed dish of fries, cheese, and gravy.
Café Myriade started it all ten years ago, and now Montreal has a robust li’l coffee scene with great roasters from Dispatch to Café St-Henri. And people want to read about it.
Eater Montreal published numerous neighbourhood guides this year, including some focused on restaurant-heavy areas like St-Henri and Mile End — but the most popular was this overview of further-flung suburbs from Pointe-Claire to Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue.
It seems that many Eater Montreal readers think paying hefty mark-ups for is for suckers (but don’t forget that many restaurants go for private imports to give something a little special. Anyway, many thousands of you clicked here for 26 wide-ranging bring-your-own-wine tips.
Eater readers cared about Burlington, Vermont, but they cared even more about the provincial capital, courtesy of this guide from CBC/Radio-Canada food columnist Allison Van Rassel.
Aspiring microbrewers take note: out of our guides to cocktails, wine bars, and beer bars, craft brews emerged the most popular.
Saving money is a nice feeling — and this guide covering everything affordable from pupusas to banh mi and burgers hit the spot.
If the sometimes obscenely long line-ups weren’t enough of a hint that Montrealers like brunch, the popularity of this map should confirm the fact.