Latin Quarter craft brewery Saint-Houblon has expanded to a third location in Montreal, with a new bar open in the heart of Little Italy.
The brewpub takes over former seafood restaurant La Table du Pêcheur at the prime location of St-Laurent and St-Zotique, right across from Little Italy Park.
Saint-Houblon’s official opening is set for this Friday (January 18), but it’s already pouring beers right now — a hefty 24 house beers are on tap, to be exact. It’s quite the well-rounded menu, running the gamut from a classic blonde and pale ale through to a couple of sours, New England IPAs, and wilder options like a coffee stout and a presumably fruity pilsner named “Cerveza Lime”.
It seems that the new location will also get into a variety of alcohol-friendly food, such as burgers, flank steak, and fried chicken. Brunch — complete with all you can drink beer (!) is also possibly on the menu. The menu also throws a few interesting curveballs, such as Filipino tapsilog (a beefy brunch dish) and sisig (a pork noodle option), as well as Japanese pancakes, okonomiyaki.
Saint-Houblon has quickly beefed up its presence since opening on St-Denis in late 2014 — a Côte-des-Neiges location was also opened in 2016. The Little Italy edition joins a few other microbreweries and beer bars in close quarters — Vices et Versa is almost across the street, while Birra and Harricana are just a few blocks away to the north.
STATUS — Saint-Houblon is open at 6700 St-Laurent (corner St-Zotique) from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. daily.