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Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
Active Beers: 89
Beer Ratings: 9,169
Beer Avg: 3.91
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
29 Laurier Ouest
phone: (514) 490-9555
Opening hours 3pm - 3am. To get there by subway, take the orange line to the Laurier station, take the Laurier street exit, and walk towards the west, you should cross both St-Denis and St-Laurent streets before reaching the pub. Parking in the area can be tricky, lookout for permit zones which can be confusing.
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vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
The bar is tiny, with an intimate feel in a great neighborhod. I did see pictures online and was hoping to see the little angels hanging from the rafters but I didn't see them when I visited. The vibe is real intimate and cozy, but it's also extremely popular. I thought going on a cold November Saturday afternoon around 4PM it would be quiet but it was jam packed and crowded. There are 2 seaters tables and they are litteraly neck and neck together with folks. I strongly suggest that if you want to come here get here as early as possible.
There was only one waiter working the floor and this guy was just getting slammed. But he was actually really good considering how incredibly busy it was.
Peche Mortel is probaby their most popular beer, but this is a good chance to come here and drink their one offs which aren't bottled. The had a Disco Soleil IPA which was excellent, a bit shocking since most IPAs in Quebec I find are really lacking, and they absolutley nailed a Kolsch called Basse Messe.
The WiFi is also incredibly slow, but such is life. Easily worth seeking out, and then there's a good bottle shop down the street to buy some more Quebec micros as well.
11-26-2013 17:38:24 |
More by smakawhat
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Deceptively tiny, one of those places that seem really big when you first go into it but that's only because there's so many people there. When it was busy, getting to the bar took a while. When it was dead, of course, it was easy. Only it vacillated between dead and busy at the drop of a hat so it took much strategizing to make sure your available beer supply kept pace with the problematic amount you wished to drink.
The decor woody and old and gorgeous, like nearly everywhere else in Montreal. The stereotype about Canadians being friendlier and kinder than American is absolutely, 100% true, so even during its busy periods the place felt more warm than it did oppressive.
Beer selection was fabulous, with fresh selections of the all of Du Ciel's mainstays along with some slightly weirder stuff (a tangerine IPA) and some truly fucking bizarre, "wow I have to try this even though it sounds awful" stuff (an absinthe IPA).
An absolute must-visit if you're in the city.
10-24-2013 16:52:51 |
More by mynie
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
I moved to Montreal at the start of the summer and my only regret so far is not spending enough of my hard earned dough in this great brewpub. I do make sure to bring visitors to the bar as I regard it as the exception highlight in what is a healthy microbrewing scene in the city.
The place can be a bit crowded so I prefer to go there early in the week. Friday evenings is almost a no go area such is the bustle and the inevitable wait for a beer. When the beer does arrive more often than not you are going to have something coming close to exceptional in the glass in front of you. Particular recent highlights include their Rye Pale ale and the stunning Belgian IPA. I have also had tastes of the blondes and the Saisons but they are not particularly to my own taste buds, but thats a me and the style issue, nothing to do with the quality of the brew
Food wise it is a limited menu, just finger food. This bar is for the thirsty, not the hungry.
I would highly recommend this bar to anyone visiting or even just a bit curious about what is on offer in the city of Montreal
09-17-2013 22:05:57 |
More by philgill
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75 | $$
We made our way to Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel to try some beer this past Saturday.
If you are in Montreal on the weekends get the unlimited Metro pass (Metro and Bus)--$14. Just park the car, take the Metro on the orange line, then the bus (or just the bus from where you are). This is a great way to get to restaurants and places like this.
A- This place was cool. Had a darker pub type feel--lots of wood and dimly lit. Lots of local 20-30 somethings there drinking beer with friends. Place was 3/4 packed.
Q- Beer quality was very good/fantastic. We had a number of 6 oz samplers (2.50 each)--they were all top notch!
S- Good overall. Would have been better to have more people working or less patrons in the place because service was a little sparse at times.
S- Selection was fabulous! 16 Beers on tap!
F- Food was good. Mostly pub grub. No complaints.
V- If you are a beer nerd or general purveyor or beer, you must stop here. Really enjoyed it!
07-02-2013 14:17:32 |
More by TriggerFingers
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$
A Montreal institution, worthy of being on any beer aficionado's short list of establishments worth visiting. Features a wonderful and well rounded selection of top quality beers in a woody and comfortable atmosphere... They also usually have something fun served from a cask. It gets crowded and loud at peak hours, as one would expect. If you love interesting beer, you owe it to yourself to check it out.
06-25-2013 16:21:25 |
More by DaveR514
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Dieu Du Ciel was a top priority of mine while visiting Montreal. I have enjoyed a couple of their bottles before in the US (Péché Mortel & Rosée d'Hibiscus) so I was excited to visit their Montreal brewpub.
Four friends and I arrived shortly after midnight on a Thursday night (Friday morning). There were plenty of seats available and we grabbed a round table with tall stools near the bar. A dimly lit chalkboard on the wall listed their draught beers, each with a brief description or style. There were also a few - even harder to read - hard liquors written on the wall. The bartenders were very friendly and prices were standard for any bar. The atmosphere was laid back without being quiet and it was easy to carry a conversation at a normal volume. I drank the Mea Culpa and Paienne, the latter of which was very good, the Mea Culpa really outstanding. The kitchen closed at midnight so we didn't get to try any food.
This was an excellent bar that was a short $10-$15 cab ride from downtown Montreal and well worth venturing out to. Perfect for grabbing a quality brew and relaxing.
06-12-2013 17:33:35 |
More by Jacobob10
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Lots of beer on tap. I had the Chaman, an American double IPA. very good beer, but not too hoppy. My friend had the Fortunella, an IPA. It was very good as well. Great atmosphere, service was OK. Looking forward to the terrace being open during the summer.
05-12-2013 01:00:13 |
More by olivianjeremie
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Completely lived up to the hype! Went on a Friday night around 7 pm, afraid that it was going to be packed, but we JUST missed the rush and got one of the last 2 tables available. Pretty soon there was a line waiting on tables, although it never got truly packed like I've experienced in some bars stateside. A note on service - this is not America, do not sit passively at your table waiting on someone, they will assume you are still deciding. A hand raise, "excuse me," and/or eye contact with your waiter/ess is not rude. After we got someone's attention, the service was spot on and I don't think any of us had a empty glass in front of us for the rest of the night.
I was really looking forward to the Peche Mortel, which I ordered first. And while it was very good, I was blown away by two other offerings - the Corpus Christi rye beer and the Chemin de Croix "old east indian porter," sort of a super-roasty Black IPA. It reminded me most of Duck Rabbit's Hoppy Bunny ABA, but better. Their version of the Imperial Pilsner (a style I'm not overly fond of) is also the best I've had. My only disappointment was that Route des Epices was not on tap, although the Corpus Christi more than satisfied my rye quotient. The half-pint is the perfect size to be able to taste a bunch of their beers and still get a good read on each one, AND still be able to walk afterwards.
I don't think I even noticed the prices, because for beer this good it doesn't really matter. They were pretty standard for Quebec, though. We didn't get any food because we were heading out for a late dinner afterwards.
10-01-2012 17:59:08 |
More by Retemnav
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Was up in Montreal for a weekend trip, and this place was #1 on my list to visit, both from previous reviews as well as recommendations from fellow BAers. And, after the visit, this place completely lives up to the reputation! There is a small outdoor seating area directly in front of the bar where people can smoke while they drink, if that's your thing. My wife and I promptly went inside. The staff was very helpful and prompt, and despite there being a varying level of comfortableness and functionality with the English language/language barrier, if you are patient you can easily get what you are looking for. Having been to other places in Quebec, this is actually saying quite a lot in their favor. There was a great beer line-up, including a cask offering. Tremendously crafted ales, and bottles are easily found in bottle shops throughout the city, also. I didn't push my luck with the language barrier to ask about growlers, although I will on a return trip because the beer is worth bringing back in quantity.
07-09-2012 03:18:52 |
More by GarthDanielson
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
Excellent little bar. One of the best places for beer in the city of Montreal. The neighborhood is cool and usually it's not very difficult to find parking.
Live DJ playing ambient music on the weekends. Staff are generally nice.
I suggest not going with a large group as the place is a little small and gets full very quickly. Every time I go, i've got to wait to get a table. One time, I even had to walk out because I was waiting to line.
Atmosphere is very relaxed, sit back, grab a pint and enjoy the beer and a nice conversation.
Try it, you won't be disappointed.
05-17-2012 13:31:19 |
More by InturnlDemize
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