A new NHL season is upon us and Montreal has more places than ever to cheer on nos glorieux. Here are ten bars in particular that did not exist a year ago.Read More
10 New Montreal Bars to Watch the Habs This Season
Enjoy every Montreal Canadiens game from a new barstool.
1. Le Trèfle
Actor Rémi-Pierre Paquin (Les Invincibles, among other film and television projects) is a principal in this new Irish pub in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. Le Trèfle is an offshoot of a Trois-Rivières pub of the same name. Martin Veillette is a co-partner in both establishments. Select from 32 beers on tap and a further 80 by the bottle.
2. Baron Samedi
3. Isle de Garde
4. Le Sieur d'Iberville
This bold overhaul of a moribund 1950s-era taverne du quartier from Stephen Leslie (Monkland Tavern, Tavern on the Square) and brothers Mike and Greg Silas (Typhoon Lounge) includes some authentic nods to the past, solid burgers and rotisserie chicken.
5. Les Torchés
Les Torchés, open since late August, is a tavern with a range of beers on tap, beers by the bottle and a modest wine list. Food-wise the plan is to introduce small gastropub-style plates: about ten in all, at about $7 per.
7. La Queue de Cheval
8. Taverne Midway
QC H2X 2G6, Canada
Bar vets Charles Landry, Maxime Boivin, Alexandre Théberge and Jean-Philippe Bouchard became tavern operators this past May with the procurement of the old Midway from longtime owners Albert Auclair and France Taillefer. The bar has stood on the corner of Saint-Laurent and Ste-Catherine since 1927. The emphasis now is on cocktails.
QC H4G 1X5, Canada
Balconville is the first establishment from BYOB kingpin Marc-André Paradis (O'Thym, Monsieur B, Les Canailles, Le Smoking Vallée, Lannes et Pacifique, Le Wellington) with a full liquor permit. Other principals include maître d' Sophie Bergeron and chef Jean François Pigeon, both of Le Wellington, as well as Frédéric Leblond. The menu runs pub grub: think burgers, fish tacos, calamari and Cobb salads.