The Best Montreal Bars For Every Mood

You’re looking for: A “Gram-able” Girls’ Night


If you live in Montreal, chances are you’ve seen someone post a photo at Darling. This cafe-bar has a beautiful ambiance, complete with draping vines and romantic lighting. The bar area in the center of the room has a whimsical yet parisian look straight out of the movie Moulin Rouge. The resto-bar has an extensive menu of wine, beer, cocktails, and food to satisfy any guest. Darling is the perfect place to go in on a pitcher of sangria (or a few) for your next girls’ night.


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You’re looking for: A Bohemian Place to Drink and Dance


L’escalier is a Bohemian escape just steps from the UQAM metro. Every night at L’escalier is host to music of diverse genres, from jazz to folk to swing, you’re sure to discover something new. With several local beers on tap and an extensive menu of vegetarian and organic dishes perfect to share, it’s a great place to spend the night eating, drinking and dancing. You never know what to expect when you go to L’Escalier.


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You’re looking for: a Place to Impress a Beer Lover

Dieu du ciel

On the edge of the Plateau and Mile End, Dieu du Ciel is the perfect spot for amazing beer at an inexpensive price, with a glass for $5 and a pint for $7. Their beers and ciders change often, so choosing a drink is always exciting. With their inventive flavours like cinnamon and clove wheat beer and ale with coffee and vanilla, even a beer novice will find something they enjoy.


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You’re Looking For: A Fun Dive


Barfly is a great place to grab a casual drink and watch some newbie stand-up, inventive musical acts, or just the Canadiens game. Barfly feels like it has existed forever, with photos of patrons and Expos merchandise covering the bar area. At Barfly, even if you come with a group of friends, you’re likely to end up in conversation with people around the bar due to its neighbourhood vibe.


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You’re Looking for: Good Music and Bar Food

Casa Del Popolo

Casa Del Popolo (aka. Casa) is the best of both worlds. On one side is the typical Montreal bar, equipt with a good seating area and comfy couches, but on the other side of the wall is an intimate concert venue. So, grab a drink and chat then cross over to catch some great music from Montreal and abroad. Casa also has a lovely terrace in the back which is perfect to relax in during the warmer months.


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