Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
This was one of my favorites of the 6 craft beer places we visited in Montreal. A short Uber ride from our hotel. They are also just a short walk from a metro station. They have a good sized indoor taproom, with about 15 tables, most were full. Outside is a unique patio with wooden picnic tables. It appears to be built half on the curb and half in the street. It was full with a waiting line to get an open table. We waited about 10 minutes and were seated. It was worth the wait on a sunny afternoon. They had an excellent collection of beers (about 20 of their own beers on tap) and a light food menu. The pizzas were great.
Location: 29 Lauirier West, Montreal
Nearest Metro: Laurier (Orange Line 2)
Updated: Jun '17
This place is a bit unique. As you walk through the front door you will see a very modern looking bar. A bit upscale for a brewery with white washed brick walls, large windows which let a lot of natural light in, and decorative wood trimmed ceiling. This is a full restaurant with a higher end type menu, it is not standard pub food. They have about 15 of their own beers on tap and a Gluten free beer in a can. They also have a nice outdoor sitting area on the sidewalk. They are located near the Jean-Talon Market, about 10-15 minutes from downtown.
5 – Best Bitter
7 – Hefeweizen
9 – Berliner Weisse Aux Fruit
85 – Blonde de Riz
Location: 95 rue Jean-Talon, Montreal
Nearest Metro: De Castelnau (Blue Line)
Updated: Jun ’17
Les 3 Brasseurs
This place was not a planned visit, but when it started to rain and we need a place for lunch. This restaurant was across the street, so in we when. I believe they are a microbrewery/restaurant chain with about 20+ locations around Ontario and Quebec. As expected they have a full restaurant menu, however I was disappointed with their small beer selections, only about 6 of their craft beers to choose from.
Location: 732 Rue Sainte-Catherine, Montreal
Nearest Metro: McGill (Green Line)
Updated: Jun ’17
This is an interesting name for a Canadian brew pub. It is located in old town along the cobblestone streets. This turned out to be a surprisingly enjoyable stop. We had a great time talking with Guilleme, the bar tender, about craft beer in Montreal. They have small taproom, a handful of tables with a long bar and a nice patio area outdoor on the cobblestone street. They have about 14 beers on tap, 7 of their own beers. This selection provides a variety of styles to choose from, ensuring there will be something for everyone.
Brewskey beers on tap today:
Location: 380 Rue Saint-Paul Est, Montreal
Nearest Metro: Champ-de-Mars, Line 2
Update: Jun ’17
Le Saint Bock
This place has a nice reputation around Montreal. A good reason is the over 40 craft beers they had on tap. About 15 of the beers are their own brews. The rest are guest beers from other Quebec based craft breweries. They are located in an area full of street-side cafes and restaurants. The food menu is limited to primarily burgers and pub food, however our food was great. The fact that they have a full restaurant makes the place much larger than most craft breweries. They probably had 25-30 tables indoor and another 10+ on an outdoor patio. The beer selection was very impressive!
Location: 1749 Saint-Denis, Montréal
Nearest Metro: Sherbrooke, Line 2 or Berri-UQAM, Lines 1, 2 and 4
Update: Jun ’17