Montreal is a hot-spot for amazing pubs and cocktail bars. Don't believe us? Take a look at this list of the best bars downtown Montreal.

Our criteria were simple: great reviews, great atmosphere and somewhere around the downtown core.

We've got spots in the Old Port, right in the heart of the city, the Quartier Latin, and... okay, maybe even a couple places that are creeping into the south end of the Plateau... don't hate!

But if you're somewhere around the south end of the city and need a drink, look no further than this list of the...

Best Bars Downtown Montreal

Terrasse at the Hotel Nelligan

What: Hotel Nelligan's seasonal rooftop bar & grill, offering views of the Old City & St. Lawrence River.

Where: 106 Saint-Paul St W

Head to their website here.


Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill

What: Diverse styles of live jazz & popular jam sessions, in a brick-wall semi-basement with casual fare.

Where: 1254 Mackay St

Head to their website here.


BOHO MTL

What: Speakeasy-style, late-night cocktail bar with a tropical beach theme & international bites.

Where: 436 St Francois Xavier St

Head to their website here.


McLean's Pub

What: Storied English sports pub for draft beer tables, grub & billiards, with a patio on a historic square.

Where: 1210 Peel St

Head to their website here.


Bistro à Jojo

What: Longtime late-night club offering booze & nightly live blues & rock bands in a boisterous setting.

Where: 1627 St Denis St

Head to their website here.


Nyks

What: Unpretentious tavern whipping up comfort foods with a twist, plus happy-hour beer deals.

Where: 1250 Rue de Bleury

Head to their website here.


Bar le Lab

What: Decor harking back to the Prohibition era creates an old-school vibe at this mixologist-centric bar.

Where: 279 St Catherine St E

Head to their website here.


Randolph Pub

What: Playful hangout known for an expansive library of board and card games, plus beer and cocktails.

Where: 2041 St Denis St

Head to their website here.


Gokudo

What: Stylish Japanese restaurant & bar offering craft cocktails, plus traditional snacks and rice bowls.

Where: 630 Rue Cathcart

Head to their website here.


Nhậu Bar

What: Hand-made ingredients, exotic spices and a beautiful clientele help bring this subterranean speakeasy from 5 à 7 to late, five nights a week.

Where: 600 William St

Head to their website here.


Le Warehouse

What: Bustling, 2-story venue with a set-price menu of burgers, tacos & salads, plus beers & cocktails.

Where: 1446 Crescent St

Head to their website here.


Hurley's Irish Pub

What: Cozy brick-wall & carved-wood setting with a patio for beers on tap, single malts, grub & live music.

Where: 1225 Crescent St

Head to their website here.


The Cloakroom

What: Stylish speakeasy-style bar featuring specialty cocktails in a cozy, dimly lit space.

Where: 2175 Rue de la Montagne #100

Head to their website here.


Clandestino

What: A new bar, tucked away in Vieux Montréal, dedicated to Mexcal and Tequila.

Where: 436 St Francois Xavier St

Head to their website here.


Suwu

What: Rustic-contemporary neighbourhood bar & eatery with cocktails, gourmet bar bites & sharing plates.

Where: 3581 St Laurent Blvd

Head to their website here.


Bootlegger

What: Warm Victorian-era cocktail bar for bespoke libations, elevated bites & live music.

Where:  3481 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, 2nd floor

Head to their website here.


Brutopia

What: Large, 3-level microbrewery known for homegrown seasonal brews, with live music, patios & eats.

Where: 1219 Crescent St

Head to their website here.


So where are you headed tonight?!

If you do stop into one of these hot spots for a drink at some point this weekend, be sure to tag us in your Instagram story @mtlbog!

Happy drinking Montreal!

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