Montreal is an old city with a vibrant past, and the neighborhood of Rosemont Petite is a key to part of that history. Here is list of 10 bars that represent this particular neighborhood and its culture.
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Bar, Beer, $$$
Offering a festive and warm atmosphere, Le Jockey is a must visit. The expert bartenders serve up inventive mixed drinks with a charming smile, and there is a complete list of premium beers to try. The bar has been situated in that location since 1967 and the staff do their best to capture the essence of the neighborhood around it.
A retro establishment that seeks to create nostalgic memories in their guests, Nacho Libre features old video game systems, video montages and even swings. The beers on tap can be enjoyed in single servings or shared amongst friends with a pitcher, while the cocktails have great pop culture related names like Swayze or Ice Ice Baby. The menu offers a simple list of Mexican food, from tacos to quesadillas, with the usual meat options and vegetables. 913 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal, QC H2S 1T2, Canada +1 514-273-6222
Walking into Sparrow is like entering an old time movie, with it’s exposed brick walls and a vintage cash register on the counter. The establishment is cozy, making it an ideal spot for a date or a hang-out with friends, and the bar provides either classic or house-made cocktails. On the weekends, Sparrow hosts a delicious brunch with buckwheat pancakes, a full Turkish breakfast, or steak and eggs.
A traditional British pub located in the heart of Montreal, Bishop & Bagg combines the culture of the city with the classic neighborhood pub of Britain. The food is inspired by country pubs and is made from the best ingredients available, ensuring that you’ll get a goood, hearty meal washed down with the perfect pint of beer.
Broue Pub Brouhaha specializes in Belgian beers, with a changing selection of 16 beers on tap, and another 60 of imported bottled beer. The atmosphere is casual, and with indie music playing in the background, guests can challenge each other to a round of foosball or sip a drink on the terrace. To complete the experience, the pub provides a list of classic food options, such as poutine, wings and ribs, as well as a selection of smoked meats.
A microbrewery, La Succursale provides a full bar to visitors looking for a fun night out and a chance to mingle with peers. The menu consists of an extensive list of the brewery’s house beers, as well as scotch, Quebecois specialties and beer cocktails. This is the perfect place to stop by to get a taste of the city and enjoy a peaceful afternoon.
Seeking to meet the needs of the surrounding community, L’Gros Luxe has an ever changing menu based on customer preferences, making this an excellent spot to experience the culture of the city. The food menu proudly offers a wide range of vegetarian options without excluding meat-lovers. As for drinks, L’Gros Luxe has an extensive list of classic and housemade cocktails as well as wine and beers on tap or bottled. The atmosphere is vintage, with beautiful chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, paired with antique mirrors and portraits on the walls. 150 Rue Bernard Ouest, Montreal, QC H2X 2K2, Canada+1 514-507-8883
Bar, Market, Canadian, Beer, $$$
This rustic bar is complete with black and white flooring and a marvelous selection of drinks to provide a relaxing finish to a long day. All the staff are passionate about what they do, from hosting to cooking, and the food is made from market fresh ingredients. Known for their extensive list of wine, Anabel sees that each meal is paired perfectly and is an ’adventure of the palate.’
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Distillerie has the appearance of a 1950’s bar, which adds to the eclectic experience and menu of cocktails available. The inventive seasonal cocktails are served in mason jars, and the menu is arranged based on the cocktail flavor, whether it be herbal, fruity or tangy. Guests also have the option to order a mocktail, so that even the designated driver does not get left out of the colorful experience. For those who are feeling a bit pecking, the bar offers snacks of Goldfish crackers, jerky or popcorn.
With a tin ceiling and exposed brick walls, Le Saint Edouard wishes to bring back the concept of the neighborhood bar, a place where patrons can relax and swap stories. The menu consists of popular beers and food made from local products. The warm atmosphere and beautiful vintage decor makes this bar feel like something straight out of a movie.