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10 Great Spots To Grab A Drink With Friends In Montreal’s NDG

Take a small stroll out to the Deeg to drink for once.
10 Great Spots To Grab A Drink With Friends In Montreal’s NDG

In the 17th and early 18th century, everything North of Old Montreal, including NDG, was a vast forest system with streams and marshes. Today the neighborhood is home to a diverse population, tree-lined streets, brick houses, and closely cropped duplexes. If you're from NDG, or just passing through, there are some lovely spots to grab a drink and a quick bite in this neighborhood. These are some of our favorites, please tell us what we missed!

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Another fantastic residential NDG pub makes our list. Honey Martin has everything: "... it's small with old wood floors, small booths with stained glass, taxidermied owl, a wall of whiskeys, bourbons and scotches, Guinness on tap, friendly no stress staff, regulars being friendly to each other and to strangers at the bar." This quote was taken, with no shame, from Montreal Yelp superhero Risa D.Ye Olde Orchard has been in MTLblog's sights before for their enormous and . They make our NDG drinks list for their cheap beer and good pub food, like Sri Lankan curries!Next Door is a lively neighborhood favorite. Next Door has made MTLblog's lists before for their (and chicken fajitas). Now they're back because of their delicious martinis, only $6 on martini Mercredi.This Montreal Greek classic has been on MTLblog before, for their . Great souvlaki, dakos (Greek bruschetta), and Moussaka (eggplant lasagna-type), and a full bar are just some of the reasons to love this piece of Montreal's culinary past and present.This NDG bar has everything you want: cheap booze, good cocktails, and seriously good bar foods like burgers, sweet potato fries, poutine, and wings.La Louisiane is an excellent authentic cajun restaurant. They serve the hearty and spicy bayou favorites like cajun shrimp, crab cakes, blackened fish, and "dinosaur" beef ribs. This restaurant also has a full bar and makes a mean rye Sazerac.Japanese seven course meals for under $30. Complete with jellyfish, Japanese pork pancakes, and seared tuna, this restaurant also offer a range of Japanese beers and sakes.This bar is a piece of Montreal history, serving food since the end of the second Great War. Tie an onion to your belt before you come here, it was the style at the time. Today this bar has pool tables, air hockey, cheap pitchers, and a diverse NDG crowd.This chic new edition to NDG is going to stand the test of time, it's going to stand the rain. Come for good appetizers like octopus and dumplings, and a clean and modern full bar with innovative cocktails like smoked wine, caesars, and more!The Monkland Taverne makes the list for their special honey ginger shrimp and salmon tartare. As the cuisine indicates, this is not an inexpensive stop, but definitely one worth making. Try the Mac n' Cheese.Prohibition is one of Montreal's truly special restaurants. This is an all-day breakfast/brunch spot +souper and dinner, famous for their blueberry pancakes, fried chicken, Bulgarian Benedict, and challah french toast. Would you believe this restaurant also houses a full bar?The Claremont Cafe is a lovely little neighborhood cafe and eatery. Fabulous people watching, a full bar, piles of mussels, and delicious Caesars are just some of the things Claremont does so well.

Honey Martin

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Ye Olde Orchard Pub & Grill

delicious capon wings

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Lucille's Oyster Dive

5626 Monkland

Caesar's made with crab chunks, dozens of fresh oysters, and lobster rolls are just some of what to love in Lucille's. Great summer decor, including a mermaid statue, that Seals the deal.

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Estiatorio Yiasou

great calamari

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Typhoon Lounge

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La Louisiane

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Jardin Iwaki

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Maz Bar & Restaurant

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Le Slang LABO a MANGER

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Monkland Taverne

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Prohibition Montreal

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Claremont Cafe

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