The 10 Best Bars In Griffintown, Montreal

Bar © Sam Howzit/flickr
Bar © Sam Howzit/flickr
A neighborhood in the southwestern part of Montreal, Griffintown is a popular place for meeting friends late at night and grabbing a few drinks. Here is a list of bars in Griffintown that encompass the tastes of Montreal.
Brasseur de Montreal

Serving flavorful housemade draft brews, Brasseur de Montreal grants visitors a taste of Montreal. This microbrewery seeks to find the perfect balance between flavor and texture of each brew to perfectly accompany a night out with friends or a business lunch. Guests can relax in the upbeat environment or spend some time on their large outdoor patio during warmer months.

Address & phone number: 1485 Rue Ottawa, Montréal, QC H3C 1S9, Canada +1 514-788-4505

Le Bureau
Bar, Restaurant, Canadian, Pub Grub, $$$

The exposed brick walls and comfortable booths invite guests to take a load off after a busy week and share a pitcher of sangria among friends. Le Bureau presents a tapas bar served by friendly and attentive waiters. The quiet and refined atmosphere makes this an ideal location to catch up with friends or family over shared plates and strong drinks.

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Code Ambience
Bar, Restaurant, French, $$$$
Code Ambiance, Montreal

Code Ambiance, Montreal | ©Angelo Amboldi/flickr

A contemporary French restaurant, Code Ambiance features minimalist decor, allowing for guests to declutter their minds and simply focus on their meals. The wine bar is perfect for small groups or romantic dinners, where diners can partake in goat cheese salad and various types of tartare and then try sweet tarte tatin or a selection of cheese for dessert; everything pairs perfectly with one of the wines from their extensive list.

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Burgundy Lion
Bar, Pub, Restaurant, British, $$$
Burgundy Lion, Montreal

Burgundy Lion, Montreal | ©Doug/flickr

If you’re looking for a place to have fun with friends and pass the time watching the latest sport in a lively environment, or dance along to the DJ, then Burgundy Lion is the place to be. This British-style pub seeks to be the ideal meeting spot for memorable conversation and hearty meals, offering a menu with bangers and mash, Angus burgers and even vegetable curry. But what the pub is most proud of is their collection of over 400 types of whiskey, of which they host a monthly tasting, as well as featuring a different flight on a regular basis.

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Meal service:

Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Afternoon Tea


Casual, Relaxed

Cafe Griffintown
Cafe, Restaurant, Canadian, $$$$

Ribs | ©fiftynightshades/flickr

A lively spot on the weekend, Cafe Griffintown hosts brunch and live jazz nights every weekend. Each of the dishes on their menu is created using local products that leave guests happy and full, like the ribs dipped in mac and cheese. The open kitchen and high brick walls maintain a bright and spacious atmosphere, perfect for relaxing and enjoying a meal with family.

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Industria Brasserie Italienne
Brasserie, Restaurant, Italian, $$$

A brasserie specializing in a blend of modern and traditional Italian cuisine, Industria Brasserie is a place where the conversation flows freely, and friends and family are brought closer together. The menu is comprised of sharing plates with the perfect amount of food for everyone to have a taste, all served by efficient and attentive staff. They also features a lovely wine list to please anyone’s palate and dish selection.

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Lord William Pub
Pub, Pub Grub, $$$
Fish and Chips

Fish and Chips | ©Mats Hagwall/flickr

A spacious pub with industrial decor, the Lord William Pub is popular with young professionals and locals as a place to hang out and unwind after a long day at work. The menu offers standard pub food like fish and chips while also featuring items such as po’boys and fish tacos.

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In a warm and trendy atmosphere, guests are welcomed by an array of delicious scents and elegant decor. Zibo! features California cuisine and offers options like pizza, pasta, salads, and plenty of grilled meats and fish. This in an excellent location for a simple, unforgettable night out.

Address & phone number: 90 Rue Peel, Montréal, QC H3C 0L8, Canada +1 514-934-4525

Bar Drinkerie Ste. Cunegonde
Bar, Canadian, Pub Grub, $$$

Cocktail | © Michael Korcuska/Flickr

The retro mid-century decor of Bar Drinkerie is alluring, and creates a rustic atmosphere where guests feel at home. With a menu featuring fresh quality ingredients from the Atwater Market, this is the perfect place to get a taste of Montreal without feeling overwhelmed. The bar emphasizes their selection of bar snacks, such as nuts, olive, hummus and baguettes, but also includes a few larger dishes for those with greater appetites, like meat sandwiches or pad thai. Whether you’re visiting for pre-dinner drinks or a spending the entire evening, it will be a night to remember.

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Le Vin Papillon

With a patio that features a small garden and barbecue, the chefs cook in front of the the guests, creating an atmosphere reminiscent of summer family get-togethers. Le Vin Papillon offers a vast selection of wines to accompany their barbecue, making this the perfect spot to meet friends in the summer or huddle up amongst the rustic interior decor in the winter.

Address & phone number: 2519 Rue Notre-Dame O, Montréal, QC H3J 1N4, Canada