Widely considered one of the best places to live in Montreal, Griffintown has come a long way since the city announced plans to revitalize the former industrial area just a few years ago. Quickly rising to the top of the heap as the city’s go-to destination for hip young professionals looking for proximity to the downtown core AND an area to call their own, Griffintown is known for its thriving nightlife, with no shortage of excellent bars to discover. Here are five of the best.
- Lord William Pub
One of the neighbourhood’s newest pubs, Lord William occupies the former Caledonian Iron Works Company building, and serves an intriguing reference to the borough’s roots – while also working as a trendy bar with an extensive drink list, as well as an acclaimed kitchen serving up tartars, Lamb burgers, and delicious brunches!
- Le Bureau
Griffintown’s resident Tapas bar, meaning it serves a huge variety of small plates, making it a great place to have a light meal with friends or a few drinks with a little something to nosh on too. The menu includes everything from muscles to cheese platters and risotto, plus an extensive wine list.
- Le Vin Papillon
Named one of Canada’s 100 best restaurants, Le Vin Papillon is the latest from the owners of Joe Beef and Liverpool House (now famous as the restaurant Barack Obama and Justin Trudeau ate at during a recent Montreal visit). This is probably more of a full-on restaurant than a bar, although it’s open quite late (midnight) and has an extensive wine bar with sections chosen by sommelier Vanya Filipovic. It’s more upscale than the other places on the list but extremely popular.
- Brasseur de Montréal
One of Montreal’s most beloved microbreweries, this has a great laid-back vibe, with a huge patio that makes it ideal for a relaxed night out in the summer. Plus, the accompanying resto-bar has an extensive menu of tapas and pub favourites.
- The Burgundy Lion/ Le Drinkerie
Technically, these two bars are in Little Burgundy, but really, they’re only steps away from Griffintown hot spots like music venue New City Gas. La Drinkerie is your place for cocktails that are off the beaten path, while Burgundy Lion is more your classic English-style pub with people from all over the city coming to feast on the top-notch pub fare, which includes classic British grub like Bangers & Mash, Sheppard’s Pie, Fish & Chips, and if you come by for brunch on the weekend – back bacon. The bar is well-stocked, and they also host a popular quiz night on Monday evenings. The pub also has a big terrace, plus a popular Garden Conservatory that, on Sunday afternoons, is where the pub hosts High Tea (by reservation only), complete with scones and savory sandwiches.
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