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15 Solid Spots for Watching Sports in Montreal

A guide to some of the city’s sports bars, and some of the bars that show sports

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Patrons watching a sports game at Fitzroy, pre-pandemic
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Don’t own a TV, or just want to get out of the house to catch a Montreal Canadiens match, soccer game, or whatever other sporting event is going on right now? Here are 15 good bets.

This map considers venues that make a point of regularly screening gamest, but there are many others out there that sometimes get in on the fun of finals and bigger sporting events. (Irish pubs and dive bars are generally also good bets.)

Health experts consider dining out to be a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated. For updated information and regulations, please visit the official sites of the Quebec government and Montreal’s public health authority (Santé Montréal).

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Bar Courcelle

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4685 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H4C 1S7, Canada
(438) 382-4685
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A cozy bet for catching a Habs game in St-Henri, Bar Courcelle is on the smaller side so consider calling ahead. If packed, you can always head out to the not-too-far Drinkerie Ste-Cunégonde (from the same owners).

2. Burgundy Lion

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2496 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H3J 1N5, Canada
(514) 934-0888
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This hyper-popular Little Burgundy pub is a great all-rounder (beer, cocktails, pub food), and it also regularly airs sports, with an emphasis on soccer. Sister establishment Bishop & Bagg in Mile End is another formidable pick.

3. Pub McCarold

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5400 Ch. de la Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal
QC H3T 1Y5, Canada
(514) 344-9009
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Though geographical outside the downtown action, this Côte-des-Neiges pub doesn’t miss a beat when it comes to riveting sports screenings, with special on Sleeman pints on Habs match nights.

4. Ziggy's Pub

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1470 Rue Crescent, Montréal
QC H3G 2B6, Canada
(514) 285-8855
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A no-fuss kind of pub with plenty of hockey on the screens, Ziggy’s gets the job done, and is (relatively speaking) kind of a beer-smelling oasis from the bustle of Crescent Street above.

5. McLean's Pub

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1210 Rue Peel, Montréal
QC H3B 2T6, Canada
(514) 392-7770
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McLean’s is a pub rather than a sports bar, albeit with a solid commitment to screening Habs games and more. It’s also a lot calmer than Peel Pub, just a few doors along.

6. Monsieur Ricard

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4543 Av du Parc, Montréal
QC H2V 4E4, Canada
(514) 678-1862
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Oh-so-French Monsieur Ricard has continental favourites like soccer and rugby covered (although it also airs hockey matches), rounded out with a solid bar program, and baguette sandwiches.

7. Taverne Cobra

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6584 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2S 3C6, Canada

A lively Little Italy dive bar screening hockey matches on jumbo screens with jumbo hot-dogs to match.

8. Bar Saint Laurent Frappé

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3900 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2W 1Y2, Canada
(514) 289-9462
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Frappé is a no-frills kind of place for affordable beer and regular screenings of Habs and soccer games (and more). In the summer, you can watch the game outside, courtesy of the bar’s semi-rooftop terrasse.

9. MVP Bar Sportif

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200 Rue Sainte-Catherine E, Montréal
QC H2X 1L1, Canada
(514) 875-7171
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Whether or not it’s actually the MVP among Montreal’s sports bars is up for debate, but this Latin Quarter bar is certainly committed to screening a whole lot of ball-throwing, puck-smacking activities in its two-level space, where it serves Boreale beer and the standard wings and nachos.

10. Abreuvoir Bar et Terrasse

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403 Rue Ontario E, Montréal
QC H2L 1N5, Canada
(514) 843-5469
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Large screens and plenty of wings are the promise at this Latin Quarter haunt— with specials on beer pitchers during Habs games to sweeten the deal.

11. Bruno Sport Bar

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313 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal
QC H2S, Canada
(514) 271-8364
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A friendly, neighbourhood spot, Bruno’s straddles the line between “bar” and “Italian café.” Hockey and soccer are two of the big draws at what might be the most cool, calm, and collected sports bar in the city.

12. Fitzroy

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551 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal
QC H2J 1W4, Canada
(514) 312-1941
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A sort of new generation sports bar (read: a solid cocktail list and food offerings that include pulled pork tacos), with a swanky interior, Fitzroy screens hockey and football games. It also has a whole bunch of pool tables.

13. Le Boudoir café-bar Inc

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850 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal
QC H2J 1X1, Canada
(514) 526-2819
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Craft beers and a great Scotch selection place this Plateau spot a cut above its competition — more a neighbourhood bar than a sports bar, but still a regular broadcaster of hockey, soccer, and more.

14. Pub West Shefford

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1562 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal
QC H2J 1Z2, Canada
(438) 386-1110
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Though this pub isn’t technically a sports bar, it morphs quite successfully into one. Plus, viewers can feast on a meatball sub or a shrimp guédille as they cheer.

15. Café Victoria's

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8600 Boul Langelier, Saint-Léonard
QC H1P 2Y7, Canada
(514) 327-7877
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Out east, in St-Leonard, Café Victoria’s is a bona fide hub for the area’s sports fans and their ilk. Though more cafe than bar, they do serve beer and have plenty of screens. Otherwise, expect some classic Italian sandwiches and a damn fine espresso.

1. Bar Courcelle

4685 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H4C 1S7, Canada

A cozy bet for catching a Habs game in St-Henri, Bar Courcelle is on the smaller side so consider calling ahead. If packed, you can always head out to the not-too-far Drinkerie Ste-Cunégonde (from the same owners).

4685 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H4C 1S7, Canada

2. Burgundy Lion

2496 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H3J 1N5, Canada

This hyper-popular Little Burgundy pub is a great all-rounder (beer, cocktails, pub food), and it also regularly airs sports, with an emphasis on soccer. Sister establishment Bishop & Bagg in Mile End is another formidable pick.

2496 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H3J 1N5, Canada

3. Pub McCarold

5400 Ch. de la Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal, QC H3T 1Y5, Canada

Though geographical outside the downtown action, this Côte-des-Neiges pub doesn’t miss a beat when it comes to riveting sports screenings, with special on Sleeman pints on Habs match nights.

5400 Ch. de la Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal
QC H3T 1Y5, Canada

4. Ziggy's Pub

1470 Rue Crescent, Montréal, QC H3G 2B6, Canada

A no-fuss kind of pub with plenty of hockey on the screens, Ziggy’s gets the job done, and is (relatively speaking) kind of a beer-smelling oasis from the bustle of Crescent Street above.

1470 Rue Crescent, Montréal
QC H3G 2B6, Canada

5. McLean's Pub

1210 Rue Peel, Montréal, QC H3B 2T6, Canada

McLean’s is a pub rather than a sports bar, albeit with a solid commitment to screening Habs games and more. It’s also a lot calmer than Peel Pub, just a few doors along.

1210 Rue Peel, Montréal
QC H3B 2T6, Canada

6. Monsieur Ricard

4543 Av du Parc, Montréal, QC H2V 4E4, Canada

Oh-so-French Monsieur Ricard has continental favourites like soccer and rugby covered (although it also airs hockey matches), rounded out with a solid bar program, and baguette sandwiches.

4543 Av du Parc, Montréal
QC H2V 4E4, Canada

7. Taverne Cobra

6584 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2S 3C6, Canada

A lively Little Italy dive bar screening hockey matches on jumbo screens with jumbo hot-dogs to match.

6584 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2S 3C6, Canada

8. Bar Saint Laurent Frappé

3900 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1Y2, Canada

Frappé is a no-frills kind of place for affordable beer and regular screenings of Habs and soccer games (and more). In the summer, you can watch the game outside, courtesy of the bar’s semi-rooftop terrasse.

3900 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2W 1Y2, Canada

9. MVP Bar Sportif

200 Rue Sainte-Catherine E, Montréal, QC H2X 1L1, Canada

Whether or not it’s actually the MVP among Montreal’s sports bars is up for debate, but this Latin Quarter bar is certainly committed to screening a whole lot of ball-throwing, puck-smacking activities in its two-level space, where it serves Boreale beer and the standard wings and nachos.

200 Rue Sainte-Catherine E, Montréal
QC H2X 1L1, Canada

10. Abreuvoir Bar et Terrasse

403 Rue Ontario E, Montréal, QC H2L 1N5, Canada

Large screens and plenty of wings are the promise at this Latin Quarter haunt— with specials on beer pitchers during Habs games to sweeten the deal.

403 Rue Ontario E, Montréal
QC H2L 1N5, Canada

11. Bruno Sport Bar

313 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal, QC H2S, Canada

A friendly, neighbourhood spot, Bruno’s straddles the line between “bar” and “Italian café.” Hockey and soccer are two of the big draws at what might be the most cool, calm, and collected sports bar in the city.

313 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal
QC H2S, Canada

12. Fitzroy

551 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal, QC H2J 1W4, Canada

A sort of new generation sports bar (read: a solid cocktail list and food offerings that include pulled pork tacos), with a swanky interior, Fitzroy screens hockey and football games. It also has a whole bunch of pool tables.

551 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal
QC H2J 1W4, Canada

13. Le Boudoir café-bar Inc

850 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal, QC H2J 1X1, Canada

Craft beers and a great Scotch selection place this Plateau spot a cut above its competition — more a neighbourhood bar than a sports bar, but still a regular broadcaster of hockey, soccer, and more.

850 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal
QC H2J 1X1, Canada

14. Pub West Shefford

1562 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal, QC H2J 1Z2, Canada

Though this pub isn’t technically a sports bar, it morphs quite successfully into one. Plus, viewers can feast on a meatball sub or a shrimp guédille as they cheer.

1562 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal
QC H2J 1Z2, Canada

15. Café Victoria's

8600 Boul Langelier, Saint-Léonard, QC H1P 2Y7, Canada

Out east, in St-Leonard, Café Victoria’s is a bona fide hub for the area’s sports fans and their ilk. Though more cafe than bar, they do serve beer and have plenty of screens. Otherwise, expect some classic Italian sandwiches and a damn fine espresso.

8600 Boul Langelier, Saint-Léonard
QC H1P 2Y7, Canada

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