Montreal has so many amazing bars, it can be overwhelming! So let us help guide you through your new city.\nBelow you will find great bars for students thanks to their cheap drinks.\nLooking for a terrasse, pool table, DJ or dive bar? This list has got it all.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nSo, you're starting university in Montreal this year, and you're wondering where to go for drinks with your friends. Luckily, Montreal has no shortage of fantastic bars.\nThe following list has bars with great, laid back atmospheres, good music and, most importantly, cheap drinks. They're great places to go if you've got a group of friends - you'll be able to find big tables, sit around and talk all night long - but they'll also be a great place for you to meet new people, too.\nThese bars are all located pretty close to various universities, so they're perfect for those days when you want to head straight from the library to the bar. We won't judge you if you decide to take a few shots at these places immediately after studying.\nWe've also included a handful of places that transition perfectly into a club so if you're trying to dress up and get your dance on, there's something for you here, too, don't worry. And we've even made sure we've got a couple places for those who like a little competition while drinking... foosball, pool, even beer pong! So you don't have to host all those beer pong tournies at your house... no more sticky floor. Nice.\nBiftek\nWhere: 3702 St Laurent Blvd\nBiftek is a real OG dive bar, with drink deals so cheap you shouldn't think about it for too long and a great vibe every night of the week. Make sure to bring change so that you can play pool and pinball. Cash only and student night is on Thursday.\nView this post on Instagram 🅿️➿L, or i sunk one ball intentionally A post shared by brynnmcnab (@brynnmcnab) on Dec 13, 2018 at 4:32am PST\nMore info.\nSUWU\nWhere: 3581 St Laurent Blvd\nThis bar has a casual yet elevated vibe, with delicious seasonal cocktails. The drinks can get expensive ($12ish for a cocktail), but that's why you gotta go during happy hour, where drinks are 2 for 1. Pst: Wednesday nights are where it's at, with cheap deals on shots. And on Sundays, all wine bottles are 50% off.\nView this post on Instagram We’re open today & our kitchen is open until 11pm as always👨🏻🍳✨The first Happy Hour of the New Year is from 5 til 7pm 🍻 A post shared by suwumontreal (@suwumontreal) on Jan 1, 2019 at 11:50am PST\nMore info.\nREAD ALSO: You Can Get One Of The New McDonald's Big Macs For Just $3 In Montreal This Week Only\nMoose Bawr\nWhere: 1817 rue Saint-Catherine Ouest\nThis rustic student haunt has a great selection of beer, delicious sangria and an "everything is $4" lunch menu. It doesn't get much better than that!\nView this post on Instagram Catch up and kick it with your friends; Moose will always be there. 🔥 #MooseBAWR . Chaque soir est un bon soir pour se rattraper avec tes amis; Moose sera toujours là pour t'accueillir. 🔥 A post shared by Moose Bawr (@moosebawr) on Jul 13, 2019 at 4:00pm PDT\nMore info.\nCasa del Popolo\nWhere: 4873 boulevard St-Laurent\nThis bar has an amazing selection of cheap drinks and cheap food. It's also a great music venue for local musicians, and hanging out there on show nights is a great way to immerse yourself in the local music scene.\nView this post on Instagram Ponté au casa del popolo A post shared by Pontésable (@pontesable_toujours) on Jun 18, 2019 at 9:48am PDT\nMore info.\nWarehouse\nWhere: 1446 rue Crescent & 3565 boulevard St-Laurent\nSo, the drinks here aren't cheap, but they sure are strong, so you're getting your money's worth. What's even better is their $6 everything food menu, so you can fill up on pierogies and noodles for real cheap, while having a drink.\nView this post on Instagram Les plus belles soirées sont souvent les plus floues!🤫🍹💜 #warehousekids #nightout #crazynight A post shared by Le Warehouse (@lewarehouse) on Jul 24, 2019 at 3:43pm PDT\nMore info.\nElse's\nWhere: 156 rue Roy Est\nThis fun Plateau haunt is open all day, making it the perfect place to transition from "study" to "party." You can study there and sip a coffee during the day, then have all of your friends over for happy hour, once the work is done.\nView this post on Instagram Much needed brews after a 9 hour drive. A post shared by TIFFANY WEITZMANN (@tiffanymadeitup) on Jun 8, 2019 at 3:43pm PDT\nMore info.\nLe Bowhead\nWhere: 723 boulevard St-Laurent\nThis fun pub right on Saint-Laurent offers a relaxed atmosphere and a 100% vegan menu. This place is perfect for your vegan friends, but their menu is also appealing to carnivores.\nView this post on Instagram “BuT wHaT dO vEgAnS eAt¿¿??” ...bruh A post shared by KG (@katiegreiss) on Aug 1, 2019 at 5:38pm PDT\nMore info.\nBrutopia\nWhere: 1219 rue Crescent\nThis bar is a student favourite for many reasons: the live shows, the great beer and the reasonably priced food menu. Definitely worth checking out after classes.\nView this post on Instagram les 5@7 avec les beaux camarades A post shared by Rymma (@outtafokus) on Mar 29, 2019 at 3:36pm PDT\nMore info.\nMad Hatter's\nWhere: 1240 rue Crescent\nThis dive bar in the Concordia has everything a student could want: cheap beer, greasy food and ample seating. Oh, and some awesome pool tables.\nView this post on Instagram R u mine? A post shared by MarianaSalinas✨ (@marianasalinas0) on Feb 15, 2019 at 2:49pm PST\nMore info.\nBlue Dog\nWhere: 3958 boulevard St-Laurent\nBluedog is a funky barbershop by day and a lively bar at night. It's a great place to be on the weekend, because there's pretty much always live music.\nView this post on Instagram 🤘 A post shared by j (@somevacancy) on May 9, 2019 at 12:10am PDT\nMore info.\nLa Distillerie\nWhere: Quartier Latin - 300 rue Ontario Est\nPlateau - 2047 ave Mont-Royal\nRosemont/Petite-Patrie - 2656 rue Masson\nLa Distillerie is for those nights when you and your friends feel like splurging - the impressive cocktail menu isn't cheap, but it's worth it. The Distillerie on Ontario has a particularly wonderful terrasse, too, which makes it a good place to hang with friends while the weather is still nice.\nView this post on Instagram Our reaction when we saw how big our drinks were 😍 A post shared by DB..✨✨ (@danabalzer) on Aug 3, 2019 at 6:07pm PDT\nMore info.\nRandolph's\nWhere: 2041 rue St-Denis\nRandolf's is a super fun place to go with friends. It's a board game bar, so you can sip on beers while destroying your friends at Catan. 10/10 a good way to bond with new people.\nView this post on Instagram Je vas parfois à un pub jeu de société qui s’appelle Randolph qui est près de chez moi. Ce donne sur Rue Saint-Dominique. Il y a beaucoup de jeu et quelque serveur ( garçons?) dans le pub. Ils choisissent et expliquent dès jeu pour soi. On peut profiter en buvant de l’alcool. A post shared by Yoshitaka Shimizu (@labraluke) on May 15, 2019 at 9:22am PDT\nMore info.\nLe Sainte-Elisabeth\nWhere: 1412 rue Sainte Élisabeth\nThis pub is a must-visit in the summer, when its beautiful, vine-covered courtyard is open to customers. The beer selection is good and, most importantly, cheap.\nView this post on Instagram Beau petit lundi #boréale @4.50 toute la soirée 🍺🍻 avec un team de 🔥 #pubsainteelisabeth #terrasse #biere #summer #mtl #mtlmoments #pub #bestteam A post shared by milena urrego (@monita2412) on Jul 15, 2019 at 3:50pm PDT\nMore info.\nDarling\nWhere: 4328 boulevard St-Laurent\nCoffee shop by day, bar by night, Darling is one of the best bars in the Mile End. They don't serve a ton of food, but it's a great, laid-back place to hang out and enjoy a reasonably-priced drink. Plus... their decor demands a couple Insta pics.\nView this post on Instagram Just darling 🍸 . . . . . . . . . . . . . #montreal #mtl #mymontreal #mycity #mtlblog #montrealmoments #montrealcity #montreallife #montreality #montrealphoto #quebec #canada #summer #art #muralart #photography #montrealphotographer #mtlphoto #montrealjetaime #life #explorecanada #explorequebec #travelquebec #explore #photo #love #downtown #mtlblogger #instamood #views A post shared by Travel Photography (@shutterthestill) on Jul 19, 2019 at 6:14pm PDT\nMore info.\nFabuleux Chez Serge\nWhere: 281 boulevard St-Laurent\nThis ridiculous bar's centrepiece is its mechanical bull, which you can indeed ride. Aside from that, it's a hopping spot for great cocktails and stupid fun.\nView this post on Instagram At least we were able to open our eyes at some point to make our way home 👀 also surprised my jeans didn’t rip 🤸🏽♂️ A post shared by Sandra 🐘🍍 (@taco.chaunderson) on Jan 11, 2019 at 11:43am PST\nMore info.\nBenelux\nWhere: 245 rue Sherbrooke Ouest\nBenelux has a great selection of artisanal beers, which they switch out on the regular. If you go there before 8, you can pair your pint of beer with a hot dog or a panini and some chips for about $15, making it a cheap place for dinner and a drink.\nView this post on Instagram 😱 OUATE DE PHOQUE!!! La terrasse est ouverte?!? On fait ce qu’on peut pour le moment, mais rien de nous empêchera de profiter des rares rayons de soleil qui nous manquent tant. Soyez patients, la « vraie » terrasse est pour bientôt 😎. 🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞 #verdunluv #terrasse #terrassemontreal #biergarten #benelux #beneluxwellington #promenadewellington #wtf #ouatedephoque #witbier #beerporn #boirelocal #microbrasserieduquébec #sudouest A post shared by BENELUX (@beneluxvrd) on Apr 7, 2019 at 10:32am PDT\nMore info.\nFitzroy's\nWhere: 551 ave Mont-Royal Est\nThis bar is a great place to hang in the early evening: it's got pool and foosball tables, good music and a casual vibe. The vibe gets more club-like later in the evening on weekends, so it's great if you want to transition to dancing later in the evening.\nView this post on Instagram C'est correct si ta game de babyfoot se prolonge, c'est congé aujourd'hui! Viens nous rejoindre pour un lundi festif. 🎉 . . . . . . .#mondaymotivation #fitzroy #fitz #fitzroymtl #5a7 #happyhour #montreal #mtl #plateau #montroyal #nightlife #mtlmoments #nightout #sportsbar #bar #pool #pooltable #billard #cocktails #cocktail #craftcocktails #cocktailoclock #mixologist #drinks #beer #cocktailbar #food #foodie #restaurant #babyfoot A post shared by Le Fitzroy (@fitzroymtl) on May 20, 2019 at 9:45am PDT\nMore info.\nFrappé\nWhere: 3900 boulevard St-Laurent\nThis huge bar is a great place to hang out with friends. It's extremely laid-back, and it's got cheap food and drinks. Their terrasse, open in the summer, is a nice place to get away from the bustle of St-Laurent while still being right on the Main.\nView this post on Instagram montrealhappiness 👯♂️ A post shared by Candice Audebert (@candiceaudebert) on Sep 6, 2017 at 9:08pm PDT\nMore info.\nBar des Pins\nWhere: 3714 ave Parc\nThis dive bar is super close to the McGill campus and has been around for over 50 years. There's a pool table, really cheap pitchers of beer, and beer-pong nights on Tuesdays!\nView this post on Instagram Just another packed student bar? Nope. It’s Happy Hour Homer: a weekly episodic of The (entire!) Iliad - featuring a live improvised translation from Ancient Greek by Lynn Kozak...every Monday for 30 weeks...! What a treat. Did I mention I love Montreal?!? #happyhourhomer #bardespins #theiliad A post shared by Devon More (@devon.more) on Jun 25, 2018 at 5:20pm PDT\nMore info.\nLa P'tite Grenouille\nWhere: 3435 boulevard St-Laurent\nThis bar is always hopping, and it's probably because of their ridiculously cheap drink deals. They also have live bands pretty much every night, and themed nights dedicated to certain bands, like Metallica and the Offspring.\nView this post on Instagram When the beat kicks in 🙋🏽♀️💃🏻 . . . #dancing #vibes #ptitegrenouille #mtlblog #narcitymontreal A post shared by La P'tite Grenouille MTL (@laptitegrenouillemtl) on Mar 12, 2019 at 12:56pm PDT\nMore info.\nThat completes the list of bars that every first-year student should know about. Checking these places out should make going back to school a little more enjoyable!\nAnd salut, new Montreal students!\nAll research done in this article is by the author. Restaurants never pay to be featured on MTL Blog's "Best Of" lists; furthermore, this list represents a showcase of great spots, and is not a numbered ranking.