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12 Montreal Bars, Microbreweries, and Pubs Offering Excellent Takeout Right Now

Lots of burgers, some pizza, and a new salad spot in there, too

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Now in a second year of prolonged, seemingly indefinite, pandemic closures, many of Montreal’s bars have been bordered up for months. To-go cocktails remain forbidden, and Bill 72 only applies to those holding restaurant permits, leaving most with little-to-no avenues for income. Some equipped with kitchens and the proper certification were able to swiftly join restaurants across the city in offering food for takeout and delivery; others have taken the necessary steps to execute a pivot.

From wine bars like vinvinvin and Loïc already beloved for culinary prowess to other spots like Stillife and Bar St-Denis that have been exploring entirely new territory, the list below highlights several establishments, once known predominantly for their specialty beers, wines, or cocktails, now offering worthwhile, creative fare ready and waiting for off-premise consumption.

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1. Avant-Garde Artisans Brasseurs

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5500 Rue Hochelaga Local 150, Montréal
QC H1N 3L7, Canada
(514) 543-5665
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Wood-fired pizza is the name of the game here, with various options available for takeout and delivery Wednesday to Sunday. And it gets better: a second pizza is available for half price on Thursday and Friday (lunch only). Pies range from a classic Margherita, to lamb, prosciutto, or mushroom-topped varieties. Finally, don’t forget to grab some beer — perhaps even one not available in retail outlets. Order online via Pizzli.

2. vinvinvin

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1290 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal
QC H2S 1P9, Canada
(514) 379-6969
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Although the days of the ephemeral miamiamiam pop-up are behind us, vinvinvin continues to put up some seriously delectable dining options to complement its wine list. Be on the lookout for the rotating menu for two, as well as a handful of delectable à la carte dishes, like a vegetarian spaghetti bolognese or a marinated mushroom and cream cheese plate. Order online via Pizzli.

3. Isle de Garde Brasserie

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1039 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal
QC H2S 1T3, Canada

With both prêt à manger and frozen dishes readily available, this microbrewery on Beaubien East provides ale enthusiasts with a reason to try some of its ever-expanding list of new releases. Pro tip: the Samuel L. Jackson Royale might be one of the best burgers in the city. Order online via Pizzli.

4. Casgrain BBQ at Bar St-Denis

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6966 R. Saint-Denis, Montréal
QC H2S 2S4, Canada
(514) 276-9717
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While the first iteration of delicious sourdough fried-chicken pop-up Casgrain BBQ took shape inside the walls of Vin Mon Lapin last summer, it has since migrated over to Bar St-Denis for the foreseeable future. Conceived by Marc-Oliver Frappier and Jessica Noël, Casgrain BBQ’s bird is sold in five-piece sets or as a sandwich, and for vegetarians there’s a fried oyster mushroom variety, topped with something called “magic dust.” Orders available by pick-up or delivery via Chk Plz.

5. Vices & Versa

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6631 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2S 3C5, Canada
(514) 272-2498
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Well known as the hub for Quebec-made beers, plenty of takeout options exist at this Little Italy spot, including mac and cheese, poutine, and its newly released salmon tartare and gravlax plate. Place orders online via Pizzli.

6. Pub Bishop & Bagg

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52 Rue Saint- Viateur O, Montréal
QC H2T 2K8, Canada
(514) 277-4400
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This English pub-inspired Mile End crowd-favourite shines bright when it comes to its Bagg burger, with notable dishes such as its lamb kebobs, fish & chips, and jerk chicken platters also worthy of mention. Combos are available, with an option to add either beer or wine.

7. Le Darling

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4328 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2W 1Z3, Canada
(514) 379-1233
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Darling’s extensive takeout menu just got a little better with the recent addition of a springtime weekend brunch option. Otherwise, think of everything from burgers, sandwiches, and salads to grilled octopus and mouth-watering ribs to accompany a wide selection of beers, ciders, and wines. Order via Chk Plz.

8. Buvette Chez Simone

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4869 Av du Parc, Montréal
QC H2V 4E7, Canada
(514) 750-6577
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Having sustained extensive fire damage at the end of 2020, this Parc Avenue wine bar very recently announced it is back open for business with a short menu of small plates, as well as roast chicken and charcuterie boxes for one to four people. Simply call ahead to place an order for pickup.

9. Pamplemousse

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1579 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2X 2S9, Canada
(514) 543-1579
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Butter chicken and jerk chicken pizzas, you say? Or maybe some plantain sandwiches, yuca fries, and pina colada cocktail kits? This Quartier des Spectacles bar is a must-visit on lower Saint-Laurent Boulevard, especially when looking to hang out near Place des Festivals. Order food and drinks via Chk Plz.

10. Verdura at Stillife

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THROUGH THE ALLEY, 640 Saint-Paul St W Suite 10, Montreal
QC H3C 1L9, Canada
(514) 750-7676
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Sultry Saint-Paul West speakeasy Stillife has launched a pop-up in its currently underused kitchen space. Overseen by mixologist and chef Gian Paolo De Riggi, Verdura specializes in vegetarian dishes like gourmet salads, falafel, eggplant parmesan, and decadent grilled cheese. Available weekdays via Uber Eats.

11. Stem Bar

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2475 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H3J 1N6, Canada
(438) 380-0574
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With imported wine as their bread and butter, Stem Bar (sister of September Café next door) offers plenty of options that would make any day spent picnicking along the Lachine Canal that much better. Beer and wine available online; food (charcuterie, grissini, and more) available in-person.

12. Loïc

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5001 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H4C 1T2, Canada
(514) 439-6806
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At the forefront of the fight for loosened restrictions for bars in the early days of the pandemic, Loïc pivoted quickly to dish out three types of burgers (cheese, veggie, or fried chicken), crinkle-cut fries, and two salad options to hungry folks in the Sud-Ouest. Be warned: their Instagram is a drool-inducing photo compilation of perfect Friday night eats. Available via DoorDash.

1. Avant-Garde Artisans Brasseurs

5500 Rue Hochelaga Local 150, Montréal, QC H1N 3L7, Canada

Wood-fired pizza is the name of the game here, with various options available for takeout and delivery Wednesday to Sunday. And it gets better: a second pizza is available for half price on Thursday and Friday (lunch only). Pies range from a classic Margherita, to lamb, prosciutto, or mushroom-topped varieties. Finally, don’t forget to grab some beer — perhaps even one not available in retail outlets. Order online via Pizzli.

5500 Rue Hochelaga Local 150, Montréal
QC H1N 3L7, Canada

2. vinvinvin

1290 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal, QC H2S 1P9, Canada

Although the days of the ephemeral miamiamiam pop-up are behind us, vinvinvin continues to put up some seriously delectable dining options to complement its wine list. Be on the lookout for the rotating menu for two, as well as a handful of delectable à la carte dishes, like a vegetarian spaghetti bolognese or a marinated mushroom and cream cheese plate. Order online via Pizzli.

1290 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal
QC H2S 1P9, Canada

3. Isle de Garde Brasserie

1039 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal, QC H2S 1T3, Canada

With both prêt à manger and frozen dishes readily available, this microbrewery on Beaubien East provides ale enthusiasts with a reason to try some of its ever-expanding list of new releases. Pro tip: the Samuel L. Jackson Royale might be one of the best burgers in the city. Order online via Pizzli.

1039 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal
QC H2S 1T3, Canada

4. Casgrain BBQ at Bar St-Denis

6966 R. Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2S 2S4, Canada

While the first iteration of delicious sourdough fried-chicken pop-up Casgrain BBQ took shape inside the walls of Vin Mon Lapin last summer, it has since migrated over to Bar St-Denis for the foreseeable future. Conceived by Marc-Oliver Frappier and Jessica Noël, Casgrain BBQ’s bird is sold in five-piece sets or as a sandwich, and for vegetarians there’s a fried oyster mushroom variety, topped with something called “magic dust.” Orders available by pick-up or delivery via Chk Plz.

6966 R. Saint-Denis, Montréal
QC H2S 2S4, Canada

5. Vices & Versa

6631 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2S 3C5, Canada

Well known as the hub for Quebec-made beers, plenty of takeout options exist at this Little Italy spot, including mac and cheese, poutine, and its newly released salmon tartare and gravlax plate. Place orders online via Pizzli.

6631 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2S 3C5, Canada

6. Pub Bishop & Bagg

52 Rue Saint- Viateur O, Montréal, QC H2T 2K8, Canada

This English pub-inspired Mile End crowd-favourite shines bright when it comes to its Bagg burger, with notable dishes such as its lamb kebobs, fish & chips, and jerk chicken platters also worthy of mention. Combos are available, with an option to add either beer or wine.

52 Rue Saint- Viateur O, Montréal
QC H2T 2K8, Canada

7. Le Darling

4328 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1Z3, Canada

Darling’s extensive takeout menu just got a little better with the recent addition of a springtime weekend brunch option. Otherwise, think of everything from burgers, sandwiches, and salads to grilled octopus and mouth-watering ribs to accompany a wide selection of beers, ciders, and wines. Order via Chk Plz.

4328 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2W 1Z3, Canada

8. Buvette Chez Simone

4869 Av du Parc, Montréal, QC H2V 4E7, Canada

Having sustained extensive fire damage at the end of 2020, this Parc Avenue wine bar very recently announced it is back open for business with a short menu of small plates, as well as roast chicken and charcuterie boxes for one to four people. Simply call ahead to place an order for pickup.

4869 Av du Parc, Montréal
QC H2V 4E7, Canada

9. Pamplemousse

1579 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 2S9, Canada

Butter chicken and jerk chicken pizzas, you say? Or maybe some plantain sandwiches, yuca fries, and pina colada cocktail kits? This Quartier des Spectacles bar is a must-visit on lower Saint-Laurent Boulevard, especially when looking to hang out near Place des Festivals. Order food and drinks via Chk Plz.

1579 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2X 2S9, Canada

10. Verdura at Stillife

THROUGH THE ALLEY, 640 Saint-Paul St W Suite 10, Montreal, QC H3C 1L9, Canada

Sultry Saint-Paul West speakeasy Stillife has launched a pop-up in its currently underused kitchen space. Overseen by mixologist and chef Gian Paolo De Riggi, Verdura specializes in vegetarian dishes like gourmet salads, falafel, eggplant parmesan, and decadent grilled cheese. Available weekdays via Uber Eats.

THROUGH THE ALLEY, 640 Saint-Paul St W Suite 10, Montreal
QC H3C 1L9, Canada

11. Stem Bar

2475 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H3J 1N6, Canada

With imported wine as their bread and butter, Stem Bar (sister of September Café next door) offers plenty of options that would make any day spent picnicking along the Lachine Canal that much better. Beer and wine available online; food (charcuterie, grissini, and more) available in-person.

2475 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H3J 1N6, Canada

12. Loïc

5001 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H4C 1T2, Canada

At the forefront of the fight for loosened restrictions for bars in the early days of the pandemic, Loïc pivoted quickly to dish out three types of burgers (cheese, veggie, or fried chicken), crinkle-cut fries, and two salad options to hungry folks in the Sud-Ouest. Be warned: their Instagram is a drool-inducing photo compilation of perfect Friday night eats. Available via DoorDash.

5001 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H4C 1T2, Canada

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