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Active Beers: 26
Beer Ratings: 65
Beer Avg: 3.56
Taps: 20 / Bottles: 175
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1749 Saint-Denis St
, H2X 3K4
phone: (514) 680-8052
(Place added by: Todd on 02-23-2007)
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| Reviews: 27 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
This is the best place in Montreal to enjoy the hugest variety of beers in bottles. They hold a beer bible in which there is a selection of more than over 650 beers in bottle (from all around the world). They also have 20 taps which rotates among 150 different sorts of beers. They have their own brewery equipment on premises and have 70 house beers in rotation on tap.
They also have a food menu from pizza, hamburger, nachos, sandwiches, and more. You get a big portion for the price you pay. It is a very great place to meets with friends, cozy atmosphere, amicable staff which also know their stuff. A MUST WHEN YOU'RE IN MONTREAL.
02-12-2013 01:48:46 |
More by Birradonna
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
This was the last stop on a crawl a biz colleague and I had last Tuesday night in beautiful Montreal. Got there at about 2AM, after stopping at L'Amere a Boire a few doors away on Rue St. Denis. Small outside seating area that was almost full. As soon as you walk into this place, you are immediately struck by its large size and modern styling--lotsa light woods, contemporary lighting and interesting seating area in front of the bar. A bunch of black leather wrap around chairs in a bit of sunken area. Regular dining seating is on the left side of the room. The bar is on the right side and is quite long. Many bottles of beer are on shelving behind the bar, done quite tastefully, IMO. Two banks of 6 draft lines. Most were local Quebec brews, none of which I knew of. I was offered some samples, and given the late time, I don't recall them all. I did settle on 3 beers: Cardinal Richilieu, La Confession, which is brewed on premises and L'Eveque. All were served at a good temperature and were quite tasty. The on premises brew was very good, a nice representation of a rousse/red ale.
The proprietors, Nancy & Michael, were both there. They said the place had been open less than 1 year. We got talking and I mentioned that I was a BA and they immediately chatted about their beer/food approach and that eventually they will have about 200 bottled beers available. Michael showed me a large 3 ring binder with his current offerings and pointed me to a few of his faves. Not only were Nancy and Michael very nice, but very beer savvy and excited about the beer they offered. Michael is a real beer guy fer sure.
I will definitely be back here when I am in Montreal next in July/August, and much earlier so I can try the food. I highly recommend this place. If any of you will be at Mondial this coming week, try to drop by.
05-26-2007 13:12:12 |
More by sraimondi
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
My wife and I did a quick, two day brewpub and good food tour of Montreal (and then on to Burlington VT) in early June of 2009. Our brewpub stops in Montreal were determined by high BA ratings and proximity to public transit.
These five Montreal stops put me at 273 stops in my quest to visit every quality brewer/brewpub. Below is a ranked list of our stops starting with the best at the top. They were all worthy visits and Montreal is a great destination if you ever have the chance to visit. The specific review follows the list.
Le Saint-Bock Brasserie Artisanale Inc.
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
Benelux Brewpub & Café
Le Cheval Blanc
L'Amère à Boire
Le Saint-Bock Brasserie Artisanale has a wonderful atmosphere - a long, cozy, dark room with inviting lounge seating areas. We made for the bar near the back in view of the small brewing area.
The best part of this stop was that they had 20 fine Quebec beers on tap. To some extent, their rating is boosted by other beers. Not sure I really care as I loved the concept and got to sample beers from Quebec's finest craft brewers (including the only cider of our trip which was exceptional). They had nine of their own beers on tap including a pale, schwartzbier, blanche, rouse, and a nice, stinky IPA.
This was our first stop on the tour and the selection, quality, and ease of doing my own sampler (which all the brewpubs were doing) made this the most memorable of the stops.
06-30-2009 21:37:59 |
More by Yetiman420
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $
This was the first stop during during my Festivale Mondiale de la Biere trip; first since it was right up the street from my hotel; second, I'd read good things about it. Very unpretentious lounge with eclectic decor. Le Saint-Bock offers 16 taps ("en fut") from around the region and rotates frequently - actually during my stay. Cheap and tasty paninis were enough to sate my belly food-wise.
So, what did I drink you ask? 1. Malt Aimee IPA from Grimoire. This was featured at the festival 2. Quebec Ale from Chaudron 3. Noire Soire, a stout , also from Grimoire and at the festival.
Great service, interesting collection of bottles and some very comy chairs (No Monty Python, please), made for a successful and enjoyable stay. Next stop Dieu du Ciel...
06-07-2007 21:40:03 |
More by jjboesen
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Great brew pub in a really cool location. My friend and I travelled up to Montreal and found this place right near the hostel we were staying at. They have a pretty big selection of different styles, each sounded very interesting. I had a Saison and Black Ale, both of which were great. They have a decent sized outside seating area. People really squeezed into a tight area outside, but it is fun if you love listening in on conversations and trying to pick up on the French being spoken. Overall a definite must try if visting Montreal, if only for some poutine and great beer.
08-15-2011 21:56:53 |
More by karlfree
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Great spot that qualifies as a beer bar and a brew pub. Saint Bock has about 20 taps, 5 or 6 reserved for their own brews, the rest are for guest beers. I really enjoyed the brune, and the baltic porter. My cohort enjoyed a McAuslin's creme ale. We sat at the bar, and were served fairly quickly, though the place wasn't too busy yet. I've visited the pub on previous occasions and the food was pretty good..the menu was only in French if I recall correctly. Great atmosphere, with tables, lots of lounge chairs, and library shelves filled with interesting beers. St. Bock has an outside patio as well, but stay clear if you're sensitive to smoke.
Highly recomended, will definitely visit again.
08-16-2010 19:02:08 |
More by LeffeHanded
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Le Saint-Bock was the last stop on our July 5 pub crawl in Montreal. Clean and stylish design made it a place easy to visit with the SO's parents. The music was something I hadn't heard before visiting Montreal, but loved - French language rap and hip-hop over English language classic rock sampling (CCR, Queen, Black Sabbath, etc).
There were 16 beers on tap and we tried them all by ordering the sampler - 4 oz. samples of 16 beers - the largest sampler I've ever encountered. The SO commandeered the samples of the raspberry, ginger, and apple beers, then ordered a glass of the apple. Her dad and I split the remaining samples. My favorites were the Double IPA and the smoked hefeweizen, but all were good.
We ordered the l'assiette mixte for a light dinner, but found out it was a lot more jalapeno poppers than anything else so we ordered some nachos as well to cut the heat.
This was place where we used more French than English in talking with the waitstaff, the SO and I found that to be fun - her parents found it annoying. C'est la vie. I'd recommend a stop at Le Saint-Bock to anyone and will return the next time I go to Montreal.
07-09-2007 13:26:12 |
More by slyke
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Wow, two thumbs up here. Dropped in Sunday afternoon (following the Canadian GP). Not many folks there, but really enjoyed the attention from the waitress who knew a lot about beer. Had some great sandwiches (not quite sure what I ordered, because it was all in French, but I got lucky) and the beer list was stellar. Tried Le Tabernacle, Tentations and Crucifixion, and a couple of other Quebec staples. I had ordered one with my meal and when the waitress found out we found her place through BA and that we were going to review it, she immediately offered a few samples of other beers to try. Great experience all the way around. One side note... A small group of (American?) race fans dropped in and sat at a table near us. One asked if they had any "light beers," to which the surprised waitress said, "No, but there is our beer list." Rather than try something new, they declined to eat there and left. Had they only asked, we could have steered them into Beer Heaven. Oh well, you can lead a horse to water....
07-08-2010 15:50:51 |
More by tugdriver7
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Frequent this place quite a lot, usually either later in the evening or for lunch in the afternoon. This is probably my favourite place to go for both good food & good beer in Montreal.
Atmosphere is great. Pretty hip/classy inside with modern and tasteful furnishings and decor. As mentioned by others, it can get pretty busy during Canadiens games so might be tough to find a spot, but I've never noticed the service suffer as they usually have a ton of people working those nights. Also ridiculously cheap shots whenever the Canadiens score.
Service can be kind of slow, especially during afternoons I've noticed, but I think their approach is to only interrupt tables when glasses/plates are empty. Staff are real friendly and helpful, and can recommend something for the beer style you're into.
Have about 20 taps of Quebec regionals and their own St.-Bock beers. I've noticed through the Winter about 80% of their taps are St.-Bock beer, so you can really work your way through their line-up (plus they have 5-beer samplers). I find St.-Bock beer pretty good for the most part, with some great ones (Centurion) and not-so-great ones (Gummy Beer), but their beers aren't quite on the same level as Dieu du Ciel.
Beer menu is fantastic, but I've noticed quite alot shown isn't available. Great belgian selection though, and prices are fair for the most part. Favourite go-to are tall bottles of Moinette.
Food is surprisingly quite good. Probably has the largest menu I've seen for a place with such a tiny kitchen! Prices are very fair for what you get. Favourite go-to is the chicken/bacon/brie panini-style sandwich. Great fries, and great salads too.
Overall, if you're in the Montreal area I would highly recommend this place (especially if you're into Belgians and the Quebec brewing scene).
03-12-2011 23:48:03 |
More by Digimaika2
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vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
Came here on the recommendation of Eric, the owner of Biere O Loo in the Eastern Townships. We had previously walked by this place numerous times thinking it was just another "gastropub" like 3 Brasseurs. Mistake. While it definitely has a more polished set up than I prefer (think Earls) the beer is certainly front & centre. Huge bottle list with a focus on Belgians, in house brewed draft selection (didn't try) and a great draft selection of other Quebec breweries. Good location, and definitely worth the stop for some real gems a la fut.
*Bieropholie Calumet Grand Chef
*Hopfenstark Baltique Porter
*Hopfenstark de l'ermitage
*Unibroue Trois Pistoles
Good pricing on draft between 4pm & 7pm. However many of the bottles were very expensive.
04-10-2010 02:30:19 |
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