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13 Solid Spots for Watching Sports in Montreal Right Now

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, Euro 2020 game, or whatever other sporting event is going on right now? Here are 13 good bets.

Note: This map considers bars that make a point of regularly screening games — there are many other venues out there that sometimes screen bigger sporting events, although not on as much of a regular basis. (Irish pubs or dive bars are also good bets.)

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. 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.

2. 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, during finals it morphs quite successfully into one. Plus, viewers can feast on a meatball sub or a shrimp guédille as they cheer.

3. 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.

4. Pit Caribou Pub

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951 Rue Rachel E, Montréal
QC H2J 2J4, Canada

This Plateau microbrewery specializing in Gaspésie beers has a new set-up designed especially for watching the NHL finals and Euro 2020 Cup — and keeping pandemic-related concerns at bay.

5. 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.

6. Champs

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3956 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2W 1Y3, Canada
(514) 987-6444

Glitzy it ain’t — Champs is an unassuming spot that’s good for catching some less popular games beyond the standard staples like hockey, including no shortage of overseas sports.

7. Bar Saint Laurent Frappé

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

8. 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.

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. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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 an all-rounder (beer, cocktails, pub food), and it also regularly airs soccer of a stripes. Sister establishment Bishop & Bagg in Mile End is another formidable pick.

13. 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 to reserve a table. If packed, consider checking out not-too-far Drinkerie Ste-Cunégonde (from the same owners), where terrasse-side viewing is also an option.

1. 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

2. Pub West Shefford

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

Though this pub isn’t technically a sports bar, during finals 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

3. 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

4. Pit Caribou Pub

951 Rue Rachel E, Montréal, QC H2J 2J4, Canada

This Plateau microbrewery specializing in Gaspésie beers has a new set-up designed especially for watching the NHL finals and Euro 2020 Cup — and keeping pandemic-related concerns at bay.

951 Rue Rachel E, Montréal
QC H2J 2J4, Canada

5. 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

6. Champs

3956 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1Y3, Canada

Glitzy it ain’t — Champs is an unassuming spot that’s good for catching some less popular games beyond the standard staples like hockey, including no shortage of overseas sports.

3956 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2W 1Y3, Canada

7. Bar Saint Laurent Frappé

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

Similar to neighbouring sports bar Champs, Frappé is a no-frills kind of place for affordable beer and regular screenings of Habs and soccer games (and more). If the weather is nice, you can watch the game outside, courtesy of the bar’s semi-rooftop terrasse.

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

8. 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

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. 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

11. 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

12. Burgundy Lion

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

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

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

13. 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 to reserve a table. If packed, consider checking out not-too-far Drinkerie Ste-Cunégonde (from the same owners), where terrasse-side viewing is also an option.

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

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