If you’ve been in Montreal for any length of time, you’ve probably noticed that Montrealers love a good craft beer. Indeed, the patios and parks in summer are bustling with people enjoying the sunshine and a cold brew. Some notable new additions to the beer scene are about to open or have already opened over the past few months. If you’re wondering what patio to hit for a microbrewed pint, or where is the best place to grab a local Quebec beer to go, you should definitely check out these four places.
Microbrasserie 4 Origines
Montreal’s newest microbrewery, 4 Origines, opened up in Pointe Saint Charles this spring. In a great location right next to the canal, the bar is a true microbrewery with all of the beer production done on the premises. The bar doesn’t serve food, but you are allowed to bring in your own to enjoy with a cold brew. Every Saturday from noon onwards you can visit their facilities to learn about the brewing process.
Where: 1304 Saint-Patrick Street
Bar Pamplemousse, a hip new craft beer venue in the Latin Quarter, opened up just a few weeks ago with 20 local beers on tap. The carefully curated selection is complemented by a Caribbean-inspired menu of food from a wood-burning oven. The décor is lovely, and it’s perfectly located for grabbing a drink amid summer festival activities in the Latin Quarter or at Place-Des-Arts. Already accumulating five-star reviews on social media, this place is definitely one to check out.
Where: 1579 St Laurent Blvd
Le Dispensaire de Bière
Last month, a new microbrewery and beer dispensary opened on the Plateau. Le Dispensaire de Bière is a takeout-only microbrewery located on Prince Arthur in the lower Plateau. Open every day from 11AM to 11PM, they sell growlers full of creative craft beers—perfect for summer balcony or park hangs.
Where: 102 Rue Prince Arthur E
Veux-tu une Bière?
The third location for Vieux-tu une Bière?, a popular specialty beer and grocery chain, is set to open June 29 on Saint Laurent Boulevard near the corner of Laurier Avenue in the Mile End. On a corner that is quickly becoming a prime craft beer drinking destination, the new location is located beside microbrew pub Siboire and just a stone’s throw from one of Montreal’s all-time favourite craft beer bars, Dieu du Ciel. Stay tuned for further details on the company’s Facebook page.
Where: 5105 St-Laurent Blvd