Montreal’s cocktail scene impresses — even if the pandemic has dealt a major blow. And now that establishments dedicated to boozy beverages have reopened from their third lockdown in two years, we’re taking stock: A couple of the cocktail bars that once appeared on this map have sadly closed; others remain dark and dormant, but the majority are back at it (or will be very soon).
From a basement bar serving speakeasy vibes below a Vietnamese restaurant to a breezy, Italian-style spot out in Mile-Ex, the bars on this map demonstrate the creativity and passion making Montreal such a great place to drink. New additions include spots like Taverne Atlantic and Milky Way, part of a cohort of newer bars garnering local praise for their mixing skills. They appear alongside mainstays on the scene, like Cold Room and Atwater Cocktail Club — two 2016 openings where meticulously crafted drinks are the priority.Read More