Benelux Brewpub & Café
Active Beers: 15
Beer Ratings: 130
Beer Avg: 3.8
Taps: 12 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
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Reviews by Ralphus:
3.45/5 rDev -13.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I have been to Belelux twice now. It's a bit of an odd spot, being both slightly trendy and appealing to a young / middle age crowd - and serving good beer.
The beers are generally very well done. The west coast IPA is very good but I would probably skip their smoke beer however. Three of us didn't like it and when we tried to return it we were told it was the style and they wouldn't take it back. Nothing like putting the customer's view first!
Service can be a bit spotty. The last time I was there I asked the waitress what beers were available and she didn't know. I said, all you do here is serve beer and you can't tell me what's up on the wall? I'll go look... I got up to go check and she decided that maybe she better go have a look herself. Who knows, maybe it was her first shift.
Despite the negatives - its still worth a shot. Its quite popular and the beer is good.
12-18-2010 20:30:21 | More by Ralphus
More User Reviews:
4.1/5 rDev +2.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
Good location, but not the most appealing appearance outside. Inside isn't a whole lot better, but it works. Great vibe inside. I was there on a pretty random Thursday night.
Staff was fabulous. Super courteous, pleasant and upbeat. Food was decent enough (had the veggie panini) but nothing I'd write home about. Beer selection was great. Lots of variety.
Pricing was more than fair. I look forward to another visit.
11-12-2013 01:00:20 | More by FEUO
4.36/5 rDev +9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | $$
We arrived at Benelux around 4pm on a Friday afternoon and the outdoor area was quite crowded. Regardless, they were able to seat a group of seven of us at one of the last available benches outside. The server was extremely helpful, explaining each of the beers as well as the food in detail. I started off with a saison - the name of which escapses me - and moved on to the Yakima, an American IPA. Both beers were excellent. I did not try any food but two of my friends had paninis and said they were good. Another three friends came to meet up with us and there was no longer room for us outside. I asked the server if she could move us inside and she kindly closed out our tab outside and moved us to a long table inside to the rear of the bar. We ordered a few more rounds and had a great time. I would happily go back anytime. Good beers and atmosphere. Grab a seat outside if possible and take in the surrounding city.
06-12-2013 17:52:47 | More by Jacobob10
4.13/5 rDev +3.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Benelux is one of my favorite Montreal beer spots. They always do a great job with their beer and there is always a good selection. I have yet to try an Benelux beer that disappointed me. The employees are, for the most part, great.They have very good food to go along with their great beer, and the food is not quite as pricey as the beer which is nice. The inside has a great environment, but if it is a nice day, the area they set up outside is also great.
Definitely a must-visit if your in Montreal.
09-23-2012 14:12:39 | More by nquigley16
2.91/5 rDev -27.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 3.5 | $$
The beer good but the service was very bad. The blond waitress charged us three glasses of beer more than we actually had. I suggest people who go there to carefully check the bill.
The waitress first did not want to show us the details of the bill and her attitude was really bad. Of course my comment does not apply to the other waitresses, who seemed to be fine. The only bad thing about the place was really the service. The atmosphere of the place was really average. They did not offer us a menu nor mentioned the prices, probably because of that we did not eat anything. The prices were actually OK for beer in Canada. The taste option was interesting.
07-29-2012 04:04:02 | More by Clara
3.88/5 rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Up in Montreal for a weekend and hit this place up for brews and lunch after roaming around Olympic Park and the Biodome all morning. We sat in the outdoor seating immediately in front of the entrance, and the wait staff rounded through pretty regularly. Indoors was a little on the dark side, with lots of pop-art advertisements on all of the walls, a couple of flat screens that were showing the Euro Cup, and some chalkboards with the day's specials listed. The menu is short and sweet, but the food and tapas is very tasty. Good rotation of brews available in all kinds of different styles. From the ads, it looks like there is a ton of beer-centric events for special releases, too. The staff was helpful and did very well with the language barrier. Prices were not bad at all for both the beers and the grub. I would definitely go back again.
07-10-2012 03:21:46 | More by GarthDanielson
4.08/5 rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
I am a fortunate person to be living so close to Montreal as so many brewpubs have come to life recently in this town. One of my favourites is Le Benelux.
First impression of the bar... feels laid back and cool. If you pay attention to the decor you will notice a sort of industrial vibe going on with a lot of rough edges, but comfortable. A sort of showpiece is the vault turned into a lounge... this place was once a bank branch. Being adjacent to McGill and UQAM universities you will always find a young and attractive crowd.
Can't say anything negative about the quality. Everything is always fresh and done to style with a lot of creativity. The bar staff is knowledgeable about the beers, but not necessarily beer in general and selection is always interesting, with cask offered every thursday. The menu for food is limited but this is not their mandate. What is offered is good quality snacks for those who are hungry but not looking for a complete meal.
Overall value is great. Great beers in a chill athmosphere with something to sink your teeth into and all at a very reasonable price per pint.
If you come to Montreal, you should stop here for a few pints at least.
01-14-2012 22:21:06 | More by Beersignal
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Benelux Brewpub & Café in Montréal, QC, Canada
90 out of 100 based on 45 user ratings.