Now we all love going out but unfortunately can't always afford it, especially with the price of alcohol today, so what better way to enjoy and be able to afford an evening out then by bringing your own.
Lucky for us here in Montreal we have a wide range of restaurants that offer exactly that. So instead of splashing out crazy amounts on alcohol for an already very expensive meal, reduce your costs and buy a bottle or 2 from the SAQ.
Below I have put together a list of some great restaurants of all shapes, tastes and sizes here in Montreal where you can bring your own wine and are sure to enjoy a great evening out:
Tandem offers delicate and beautifully presented food in a relaxed but yet sophisticated setting. Located in the heart of Villeray bring your own wine and enjoy the night away on their terrasse. They offer a wide selection of fine French cuisine and even have a table d'hôte menu for added value.
If you are looking for a fun, good value for money evening in an exotic and different setting this is the place for you. As you enter you take off your shoes and settle into a cosy and traditional setting mimicking North Africa. The word La Khaima actually means “the nomad tent” in Arabic, and is known for it's comfort and hospitality typically found in Saharan nomadic tents. Mauritanian food is served in this unique setting in the heart of Mile-End.
This restaurant is considered one of the best and highest recommended BYOW restaurants in Montreal. Again it serves mouth watering French cuisine but is unique in its detail, presentation and flavor. Due to it's popularity reservations are highly recommended, as well the finest of wines to match their exquisite menu.
This is for all you italien, pizza and pasta loving foodies. Napoletana offers a casual, laid back atmosphere with simple but tasty food. The restaurant is actually been named the first pizzeria in Montreal due to the arrival of the Italien immigrants and is located in little Italy.
This latino inspired restaurant offers a large rang of strong and dominating flavors with peppers and lime being the key ingredients for the majority of dishes. So if you are looking for spice and flavor to match a strong wine this is the place for you.
If you really want added value and you are ready to take on an "all you can eat" then this is the place for you. Situated right in the Plateau, Takumi’s menu features both sushi and Asian fusion dishes to be greatly enjoyed by all.
This is a very unique, traditional and cozy Greek restaurant that can be thoroughly enjoyed by all, whether you are in a group of friends or looking for a romantic setting for 2. They have a beautiful and quint terrasse and serve freshly prepared Greek food, therefore take full advantage of their social and relaxed atmosphere to bring and consume as much alcohol as you like.
While there are a million and one spots to enjoy a 5 à 7 in the city, not everywhere does happy hour quite like this Montreal restaurant in the Village.
Resto Keela serves $6 drinks from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., including house draft beer, house red or white wine, and speed rail mixed drinks, which is a choice of vodka, rye, rum, or gin — a pretty hard drink deal to beat.
As for food, you can go every week and try a different $6 dish at happy hour. "The $6 bites change from week to week but we always offer 3-5 options," owners Kristin Murphy and Johnny Hamilton told MTL Blog.
I went on September 10 and got to try green beans with a cashew romesco sauce and feta crumble, chorizo sausage, chicken Kaarage with kimchi cucumbers, and organic cherry tomato salad with blue cheese. And I kid you not when I say these dishes all take your taste buds on a culinary trip to heaven.
Keela's full menu is also filled with tons of unique dishes for you to try. The celery root carpaccio is hands down my favourite.
Every Friday night, you can hear the sweet voice of Bud Rice sing live at the restaurant.