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10 New Montreal Bars to Watch the Habs This Season

Enjoy every Montreal Canadiens game from a new barstool.

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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.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Le Trèfle

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3971, rue Ontario Est, Montreal
QC H1W 1T1, Canada
(438) 386-3737
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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

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3135, rue Masson, Montreal
QC, Canada
(514) 507-3135
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Prolific bar owner François Forest told Eater Montreal last summer that his tenth project "complements my other bar on Masson, Quai No. 4, and is close to where I live in Rosemont." The voodoo-Cajun-themed bar also broadcasts New Orleans Saints games. Forest's other new bar, Grenade, shows all the hockey games in the Village.

3. Isle de Garde

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1039 rue Beaubien Est, Montreal
QC H2S 1T3, Canada
(514) 831-0181
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Isle de Garde comes strong with 24 taps, ciders, on-trend kombucha, 22 made in Quebec craft beers and a tidy assortment of Scotch whisky. The pub's kitchen cranks out a small menu of bar snacks until late.

4. Le Sieur d'Iberville

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2490, avenue Mont-Royal Est, Montreal
QC H2H 1L3, Canada
(515) 525-4448
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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

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74 Mont-Royal Est, Montreal
QC, Canada

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.

6. Lorbeer

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381 Avenue Laurier Ouest, Montreal
QC, Canada
(514) 507-2160
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The brewpub part of the Laurier BBQ reboot from Jeff Stinco and partners includes beer from the Simple Plan member's West Shefford brewery. The upscale pub menu from chef Émile Balk includes items liked smoked trout dip, smoked tongue sandwich, 1/2 fried chicken plate and pork belly lettuce wraps.

7. La Queue de Cheval

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1181, rue de la Montagne, Montreal
QC H3G 1P1, Canada
(514) 390-0091
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The most infamous steakhouse in town will show all the games from the confines of the plush Angry Lobster Seafood Lounge.

8. Taverne Midway

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1219 boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal
QC H2X 2G6, Canada
(514) 398-9669
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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.

9. Moosebawr

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1817, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, Montreal
QC H3H 1M2, Canada
(514) 846-6673
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This sausage-centric sports bar opened last May and was packed for the playoffs.

10. Balconville

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4816, rue Wellington, Verdun
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.

1. Le Trèfle

3971, rue Ontario Est, Montreal, QC H1W 1T1, Canada

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.

3971, rue Ontario Est, Montreal
QC H1W 1T1, Canada

2. Baron Samedi

3135, rue Masson, Montreal, QC, Canada
Prolific bar owner François Forest told Eater Montreal last summer that his tenth project "complements my other bar on Masson, Quai No. 4, and is close to where I live in Rosemont." The voodoo-Cajun-themed bar also broadcasts New Orleans Saints games. Forest's other new bar, Grenade, shows all the hockey games in the Village.
3135, rue Masson, Montreal
QC, Canada

3. Isle de Garde

1039 rue Beaubien Est, Montreal, QC H2S 1T3, Canada
Isle de Garde comes strong with 24 taps, ciders, on-trend kombucha, 22 made in Quebec craft beers and a tidy assortment of Scotch whisky. The pub's kitchen cranks out a small menu of bar snacks until late.
1039 rue Beaubien Est, Montreal
QC H2S 1T3, Canada

4. Le Sieur d'Iberville

2490, avenue Mont-Royal Est, Montreal, QC H2H 1L3, Canada

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.

2490, avenue Mont-Royal Est, Montreal
QC H2H 1L3, Canada

5. Les Torchés

74 Mont-Royal Est, Montreal, QC, Canada

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.

74 Mont-Royal Est, Montreal
QC, Canada

6. Lorbeer

381 Avenue Laurier Ouest, Montreal, QC, Canada
The brewpub part of the Laurier BBQ reboot from Jeff Stinco and partners includes beer from the Simple Plan member's West Shefford brewery. The upscale pub menu from chef Émile Balk includes items liked smoked trout dip, smoked tongue sandwich, 1/2 fried chicken plate and pork belly lettuce wraps.
381 Avenue Laurier Ouest, Montreal
QC, Canada

7. La Queue de Cheval

1181, rue de la Montagne, Montreal, QC H3G 1P1, Canada
The most infamous steakhouse in town will show all the games from the confines of the plush Angry Lobster Seafood Lounge.
1181, rue de la Montagne, Montreal
QC H3G 1P1, Canada

8. Taverne Midway

1219 boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal, 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.

1219 boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal
QC H2X 2G6, Canada

9. Moosebawr

1817, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, Montreal, QC H3H 1M2, Canada
This sausage-centric sports bar opened last May and was packed for the playoffs.
1817, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, Montreal
QC H3H 1M2, Canada

10. Balconville

4816, rue Wellington, Verdun, 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.

4816, rue Wellington, Verdun
QC H4G 1X5, Canada

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