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Active Beers: 26
Beer Ratings: 64
Beer Avg: 3.59
Taps: 20 / Bottles: 175
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1749 Saint-Denis St
, H2X 3K4
phone: (514) 680-8052
(Place added by: Todd on 02-23-2007)
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| Reviews: 27 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Looks and feels more like a very good beer bar than a brewpub. Whatever it really is, the surroundings are clean and upscale, and the service is helpful. 19 drafts (all regional beers) were listed along with a cask that was working. Also featured were more than 100 bottles of expensive imports, with names like Orval, Fullers, Floreffe, Duvel Green label, and Konings. Actually, the draft prices were right on target with the other bars in the area, but the bottles are pricey, even by Canadian standards. But I shall keep this in my black book of beer establishments, as this is the beer bar to go to in the city for imports. It's also the establishment I had my very first cask ale (La Barberie Bitter).
12-26-2007 17:55:52 |
More by DoubleJ
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This is where you now go to get a sampling of tap beers, other than from the main brewpubs. Fifteen beers on tap, all available in what they said were 4 ounce samplers but I believe were 6 or more ounces, in a huge sampler tray of Belgian cups. A big plus, no bleach in these cups. The environment was multi-tiered, several outside tables, several seats and tables by the inside fake fireplace that generated terrible extra heat in the summer, a small bar in front of the female servers, and several comfy black leather seats in the back. The lighting was dimmed and not dark until 11pm, which was a plus, then darkened quite a bit. There were tanks in back. There was immediate service, I guess in case you are eating, and then typical Montreal near-indifference after that, though I was ordering $13 bottles. Overall very nice and I will be back.
08-21-2007 16:36:12 |
More by Sammy
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
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 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Another stop on the Mondial 2008 pub crawl!
Cool place inside....outdoor seating area in season, inside a long bar with plenty of room, is off to the right....but the neat area is before that with big, comfy, overstuffed leather chairs around big glass topped tables...our group of 8 decided to sit here.
Nice selection, all written out on the blackboard, of 19 beers on tap (5 beign their own) and 1 cask offering. Everything was tasty and fresh.
Our service was less than desired. First our waittress was rather terse...she would not come to us and we had to go up to the bar area when we wanted something. Also, she wouldn't run a tab for us and insisted that we pay for everything up front when we ordered....look we aren't college kids who are going to dash and dine! Take my credit card! CRAP!
The food, once we got an order in, was pretty nice...with C and I sharing a rather large, albiet a bit pricey quesadilla....heck our quesa was larger and cheaper than our friends pizza....so order the quesa if you are thinking about a pizza!
Overall not a bad experience just a bit annoying. I am not use to this no tab BS....and if that is your policy fine...but don't be rude about it to me. I was certainly happy with the vibe and beer selection.
07-06-2008 06:09:20 |
More by Deuane
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$
Another brewpub on St-Denis Street, the third in a span of about 3 blocks and the fifth in the neighborhood, le Saint-Bock is on the corner of Ontario Street, sandwiched between a candy shop and a strip club. You can commit the cardinal sins of Gluttony (twice!) and Lust, and not even have to walk more than a few hundred feet, so you get Sloth for free! It doesnt get any more Montreal than this, I suppose.
If you decide that indulging in craft Beer is the most venial sin, Saint-Bock invites you in a very warm and relaxed atmosphere. Wooden separators from one section of the bar to the next, segregating a series of tables in the front with a view of the street, another with comfortable sofas, a fake fireplace next to a hallowed out wall filled with bottles to give it sort of a cellar look. The bar section has more tables with red velvet drapes and more exposed bottles and breweriana everywhere. The brewing system is all the way in the back, still unused for the moment as their permit isnt valid yet.
For lack of having their own brews ready, they compensate quite well with guest taps, serving up no less than 16 craft brews from all over the province. 3 Mousquetaires, Hopfenstark, Au Maitre Brasseur, Barberie, Bieropholie, Microbrasserie Charlevoix and plenty others were on the blackboards, painting a broad portrait of the local brewing scene. Selection isnt as good as at Vices & Versa, but had plenty of stuff to keep me interested and bewilder anyone with little to no craft Beer savvy.
Ive been there a few times now and service has always been sort of a question mark. Its not that the staff isnt nice, and they seem to know their products fairly well, but with only one person behind the bar and another to handle the tables, expect to wait for refills.
Food menu seems typical for a brewpub, panini sandwiches, nachos and other munchies, but Ive never given in to temptation as they seem a little pricey and there are so many cheap alternatives nearby. Pint prices are a bit high, but sort of expected for the area. Ive had very fresh pints here, and some that seemed to taste better elsewhere, but Im not all convinced that the pubs lines are to blame.
Overall, a solid thumbs up for this newcomer, its convenient location makes it an ideal stop for a pint after a satanic metal show or a wicked pub crawl through the citys many evil Beery destinations.
04-09-2007 12:44:00 |
More by Goldorak
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Le Saint Bock is a very good brewpub that does a good job of creating a line of interesting, well-brewed beers for their own line. All were well done w/o flaws, but the Envieuse, a porter, was my clear favorite. My wife liked it as well, and the brune called Aportre. In addition, the pub had a range of guest taps from mostly, maybe all, Quebec pubs and breweries from La Nafrageur on the Gaspe Peninsula to Unibroue. Drafts were well served as well. We also tried the french fries (frites), which came in a bowl shaped like an oversized bomber bottle cut out, and were good, served with herbed mayo like most places in Quebec. Very hot in the pub on a rainy afternoon, something we didn't think about, but most places in Montreal seemed to lack air conditioning, choosing to suffer along until the cold winter temps return. So, we moved on, though we should have stayed to try some of the guest taps rather than going to either of the other two pubs down the street (Les 3 Brasseurs and L'amere a boire). If in the area, I'd make Le Saint a fairly high priority.
07-19-2009 20:46:41 |
More by FightingEntropy
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | $$
Been meaning to come here for a while and finally had the chance to stop in for a quick pint. Lots of lounge chairs, small bar, table scattered. Decor is a mix of stylish and pub-feel. Vibe seemed nice though it was early in the afternoon. Heavy on the house beers with some guests including TDD. Lots of breweriana spread all over including their massive selection of bottles. Overall, good but real test would be to come on a Friday or Saturday night.
05-12-2013 19:39:11 |
More by papat444
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: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Nicely decorated brewpub in the lively Latin Quarter of Montreal. Comfortable black leather armchairs surrounding half-barrel table, and stools at the bar. Nice, slick, trendy feel to the whole interior, and about a dozen tables on the street for some fine al fresco drinking. As can be expected, it is loud and busy on the traditional going out nights, with an early-20s crowd. 18 taps on at the time of visit, with one of these being a cask. In addition to their own beers they had a number from La Barberie, Alchemiste and 3M, but nothing that really grabbed my attention. Service was of the high level that seemed commonplace in Montreal, and was both fast and friendly. I used my French, so I can't vouch for how easily understood English would be, but most Montrealers are ridiculously fluent in both languages. Food was great - I had a nice spicy sausage on a baguette, accompanied by a green salad. I even got to sit at the bar and watch the Jays stick it to the Phillies. Prices seemed consistent with elsewhere.
Third visit was a lot quieter, and really pleasant for a Saturday dinnertime. Everyone spoke English, so no problems at all. The sausage is still good, and 20 taps were on including a really good cask stout. Everyone in our party enjoyed the atmosphere, service, food and drinks, so I've bumped up a couple of the categories to reflect this.
09-22-2008 14:58:30 |
More by bobsy
British Indian Ocean Territory
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
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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