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Bartenders Name 14 Restaurants That Serve Killer Cocktails

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As part of a comprehensive survey on a wide range of relevant topics, we asked bartenders from the best cocktail bars in Montreal to tell us which restaurants in the city had major cocktail bona fides. These 14 came up repeatedly.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Le Slang

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5669 Monkland Avenue, Montreal
QC H4A 1C7, Canada
(514) 600-1600
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Thanks to bar vet Brynley Leach, N.D.G. now has cryo-cocktails and boozy sorbets. Beyond the wow factor drinks, however, the program at Le Slang is eclectic and well-curated.

2. Ludger

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4001 Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal
QC, Canada
(438) 383-3229
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This buvette has game in the kitchen thanks to chef Adam Aspelund and a full range of cocktails. A breath of fresh air for Saint-Henri.

3. Tripes & Caviar

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3725 Wellington, Verdun
QC H4G 3M6, Canada
(514) 819-1789
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Charismatic Tripes principal Jean-Michel Leblond has a strong cocktail background but the program at the Verdun restaurant is in the capable hands of Melanie Aumais (left). This is a restaurant at the cocktail vanguard.

4. Dominion Square Tavern

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1243 rue Metcalfe, Montreal
QC H3B 2V5, Canada
(514) 564-5056
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Alexandre Baldwin, the man who gave Montreal a cocktail bar (Baldwin Barmacie) a decade before the current surge, is a principal in this popular Downtown gastropub. So you know cocktails are a priority here.

5. Maison Boulud - Ritz-Carlton

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1228 Rue Sherbrooke, Montreal
QC H3G 1H6, Canada
(514) 842-4224
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Beverage-wise, wine director Isabel Bordeleau garners the lion's share of praise at Maison Boulud. But the best-kept secret at the soigné Ritz restaurant is the superb - but expensive - cocktail list.

6. Barroco

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312 saint-paul, Montreal
QC, Canada
(514) 544-5800
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Cocktails have long been at the forefront of this popular Old Montreal restaurant in the old Cobalt Bar.

7. SAT FoodLab

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1201, boul. Saint-Laurent / 3e étage, Montreal
QC H2X 2S6, Canada
(514) 844-2033
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Food, wine and cocktail menus morph and evolve at the dynamic SAT FoodLab. Alexis Green handles the drinks.

8. Le Bremner

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361, rue Saint-Paul Est, Montreal
QC, Canada
(514) 544-0446
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Thierry Valiquette and Vito Ciocca keep cocktail lovers happy at this Old Montreal restaurant with chef Danny Smiles in the kitchen.

9. Bouillon Bilk

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1595, boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal
QC H2X 2S9, Canada
(514) 845-1595
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Bouillon Bilk came off a hiatus last summer with a new look and cocktail focus.

10. Maïs

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5435, boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal
QC H2T 1S5, Canada
(514) 507-7740
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Cocktail savant Dave Schmidt, a partner in bars like Datcha, Kabinet and Le Mal Nécessaire, is also a principal at this taco-centric den in Mile End, where the food demands you order Micheladas and Corpse Revivers.

11. Manitoba

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271 Saint-Zotique O., Montreal
QC H2V 1A4, Canada
(514) 270-8000
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Progressive cocktails are an integral part of this Mile-Ex restaurant's "deluxe campfire" cuisine, with emphasis on wild, foraged ingredients.

12. Dinette Triple Crown

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6704 rue Clark, Montreal
QC H2S 3E9, Canada
(514) 272-2617
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At Dinette Triple Crown, Nicole Turcotte's cocktail list is a worthy complement to Colin Perry's ode to soul food. It suddenly makes sense to order a Kentucky Mule with your meat and threes.

13. Salmigondis

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6896 Saint-Dominique, Montreal
QC H2S 3B1, Canada
(514) 564-3842
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This shoo-in candidate for newcomer of 2014 prompted critic Lesley Chesterman to write: "There’s a definite haute-hipster feel to the place, which adds to the charm. And with hipsters, there usually comes a cocktail list: the one at Salmigondis is full of all sorts of chic libations."

14. Hôtel Herman

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5171 boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal
QC H2T 1R9, Canada
(514) 278-7000
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As is the case with every aspect of Hôtel Herman, a noticeable amount of care goes into the restaurant's cocktail list and preparation.

1. Le Slang

5669 Monkland Avenue, Montreal, QC H4A 1C7, Canada
Thanks to bar vet Brynley Leach, N.D.G. now has cryo-cocktails and boozy sorbets. Beyond the wow factor drinks, however, the program at Le Slang is eclectic and well-curated.
5669 Monkland Avenue, Montreal
QC H4A 1C7, Canada

2. Ludger

4001 Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal, QC, Canada
This buvette has game in the kitchen thanks to chef Adam Aspelund and a full range of cocktails. A breath of fresh air for Saint-Henri.
4001 Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal
QC, Canada

3. Tripes & Caviar

3725 Wellington, Verdun, QC H4G 3M6, Canada
Charismatic Tripes principal Jean-Michel Leblond has a strong cocktail background but the program at the Verdun restaurant is in the capable hands of Melanie Aumais (left). This is a restaurant at the cocktail vanguard.
3725 Wellington, Verdun
QC H4G 3M6, Canada

4. Dominion Square Tavern

1243 rue Metcalfe, Montreal, QC H3B 2V5, Canada
Alexandre Baldwin, the man who gave Montreal a cocktail bar (Baldwin Barmacie) a decade before the current surge, is a principal in this popular Downtown gastropub. So you know cocktails are a priority here.
1243 rue Metcalfe, Montreal
QC H3B 2V5, Canada

5. Maison Boulud - Ritz-Carlton

1228 Rue Sherbrooke, Montreal, QC H3G 1H6, Canada
Beverage-wise, wine director Isabel Bordeleau garners the lion's share of praise at Maison Boulud. But the best-kept secret at the soigné Ritz restaurant is the superb - but expensive - cocktail list.
1228 Rue Sherbrooke, Montreal
QC H3G 1H6, Canada

6. Barroco

312 saint-paul, Montreal, QC, Canada
Cocktails have long been at the forefront of this popular Old Montreal restaurant in the old Cobalt Bar.
312 saint-paul, Montreal
QC, Canada

7. SAT FoodLab

1201, boul. Saint-Laurent / 3e étage, Montreal, QC H2X 2S6, Canada
Food, wine and cocktail menus morph and evolve at the dynamic SAT FoodLab. Alexis Green handles the drinks.
1201, boul. Saint-Laurent / 3e étage, Montreal
QC H2X 2S6, Canada

8. Le Bremner

361, rue Saint-Paul Est, Montreal, QC, Canada
Thierry Valiquette and Vito Ciocca keep cocktail lovers happy at this Old Montreal restaurant with chef Danny Smiles in the kitchen.
361, rue Saint-Paul Est, Montreal
QC, Canada

9. Bouillon Bilk

1595, boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC H2X 2S9, Canada
Bouillon Bilk came off a hiatus last summer with a new look and cocktail focus.
1595, boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal
QC H2X 2S9, Canada

10. Maïs

5435, boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC H2T 1S5, Canada
Cocktail savant Dave Schmidt, a partner in bars like Datcha, Kabinet and Le Mal Nécessaire, is also a principal at this taco-centric den in Mile End, where the food demands you order Micheladas and Corpse Revivers.
5435, boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal
QC H2T 1S5, Canada

11. Manitoba

271 Saint-Zotique O., Montreal, QC H2V 1A4, Canada
Progressive cocktails are an integral part of this Mile-Ex restaurant's "deluxe campfire" cuisine, with emphasis on wild, foraged ingredients.
271 Saint-Zotique O., Montreal
QC H2V 1A4, Canada

12. Dinette Triple Crown

6704 rue Clark, Montreal, QC H2S 3E9, Canada
At Dinette Triple Crown, Nicole Turcotte's cocktail list is a worthy complement to Colin Perry's ode to soul food. It suddenly makes sense to order a Kentucky Mule with your meat and threes.
6704 rue Clark, Montreal
QC H2S 3E9, Canada

13. Salmigondis

6896 Saint-Dominique, Montreal, QC H2S 3B1, Canada
This shoo-in candidate for newcomer of 2014 prompted critic Lesley Chesterman to write: "There’s a definite haute-hipster feel to the place, which adds to the charm. And with hipsters, there usually comes a cocktail list: the one at Salmigondis is full of all sorts of chic libations."
6896 Saint-Dominique, Montreal
QC H2S 3B1, Canada

14. Hôtel Herman

5171 boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC H2T 1R9, Canada
As is the case with every aspect of Hôtel Herman, a noticeable amount of care goes into the restaurant's cocktail list and preparation.
5171 boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal
QC H2T 1R9, Canada

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