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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.

Le Trèfle

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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.

Baron Samedi

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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.

Isle de Garde

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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.

Le Sieur d'Iberville

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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.

Les Torchés

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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.

Lorbeer

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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.

La Queue de Cheval

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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.

Taverne Midway

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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.

Moosebawr

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This sausage-centric sports bar opened last May and was packed for the playoffs.

Balconville

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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.

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.

Baron Samedi

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.

Isle de Garde

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.

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.

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.

Lorbeer

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.

La Queue de Cheval

The most infamous steakhouse in town will show all the games from the confines of the plush Angry Lobster Seafood Lounge.

Taverne Midway

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.

Moosebawr

This sausage-centric sports bar opened last May and was packed for the playoffs.

Balconville

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.

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