Here at the best sports bars to watch the Montreal Canadiens this season!\nPurchase a beer or some food to be able to enjoy the game at any one of these 12 great spots!\nIf hockey isn't your thing, you can also just admire manager Marc Bergevin's biceps.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nHockey season is upon us and fans are already making their plans for the opening game on October 3! The Montreal Canadiens are on the road to start the season, facing off against the Carolina Hurricanes, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Buffalo Sabres.\nYour Canadiens will be back in Montreal for the home opener against the Detroit Red Wings on October 10! Until then, you should think about where you'll be watching the first three games of the season.\nNow, most of us probably don't have season tickets or access to a cable package so we're left to our own devices. I can't advocate streaming lest Rogers find out where I live, so the next best thing is a sports bar!\nI hear some of you groan, of course, but Montreal has some incredible sports bars! Sure, they're loud and the food is what it is, but you're there to support the team, ok?\nBelieve me, there's no vibe like a packed sports bar during playoffs. It's the next best thing to actually being at the game.\nWithout further ado, here are the 12 best sports bars to watch the Montreal Canadiens for FREE this season!\nForum Sports Bar\nView this post on Instagram Before the puck drop on Game 6 from Bell Centre, these two Original 6 rivals revisit the 'good ol' days' from Montreal Forum. #BecauseItsTheCup A post shared by NHL (@nhl) on May 12, 2014 at 2:30pm PDT\nWhat: Where better to watch a Habs game than in their former arena? Sure, the fact the legendary Forum is a movie theatre might depress you a little bit, but if you're looking, you might just spot one of those legendary Forum ghosts.\nWhere: 2313 rue Saint-Catherine O.\nCheck it out here!\n1909 Taverne Moderne\nView this post on Instagram C’est la dernière partie à domicile pour nos @canadiensmtl! Criez ‘Go Habs Go’ en savourant notre burger signature 1909: le Next LVL! A post shared by Taverne 1909 (@taverne1909) on Apr 3, 2018 at 3:58pm PDT\nWhat: At 1909 Taverne, you'll find quite literally the largest T.V. in the country. And that's not an exaggeration, 1909 has the biggest T.V. screen in Canada! It's also conveniently located under the Bell Centre so you'll be close to the pulse of the action.\nWhere: 1280 Avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal\nCheck it out here!\nPub Epoxy\nPosted by Pub Epoxy on Wednesday, January 16, 2019\nWhat: With a tradition of laying out the opposing team's sweater as a doormat, you know that Pub Epoxy in Saint-Henri is going to be a good time for a Habs fan!\nWhere: 4210 rue St-Jacques\nCheck it out here!\nZiggy's Pub\nView this post on Instagram Don't waste your time when on #cresentstreet GO TO #ziggyspub #montrealnightlife #montreal #nightphotography A post shared by Víđał (@mayzan_vidal) on Feb 20, 2019 at 8:37pm PST\nWhat: Ziggy's Pub is a veritable museum, absolutely decked-out in Habs memorabilia and merchandise. Even if there's no game, you should have a drink at Ziggy's and bask in the history of the NHL's most storied team.\nWhere: 1470 rue Crescent\nCheck it out here!\nMcLean's Pub\nView this post on Instagram Should we be singing, "Farewell To Nova-Scotia," up in here? Crazy maritimers! #SuperBowl #Montreal A post shared by McLean's Pub (@mcleanspub) on Feb 3, 2019 at 2:37pm PST\nWhat: Go for the 4-litre beer towers and stay for the hockey! Who knows, you might occasionally spot a former Habs player at this popular rue Peel institution.\nWhere: 1210 rue Peel\nCheck it out here!\nPeel Pub\nView this post on Instagram It's all fun and games until you realize your team is out. #SorryNotSorry #PeelPub A post shared by Peel Pub (@peelpub) on Apr 18, 2019 at 11:14am PDT\nWhat: You can't go wrong with a Habs game, a few friends, and a 4-litre pitcher of Molson Ex at Peel Pub. Grab a basket of wings and enjoy yourself at one of the most popular bars in Montreal.\nWhere: 1196 rue Peel\nCheck it out here!\nChez Serge\nView this post on Instagram Taking trolling to the next level. Montreal staple Chez Serge now going by Chez Subban while the Predators are on a Stanley Cup run! A post shared by Amanda C. Stein (@amandacstein) on Apr 28, 2017 at 9:02am PDT\nWhat: Affectionately named "Chez Subban" after he was traded to the Nashville Predators, Chez Serge is a Montreal hockey bar institution, complete with a mechanical bull to embarrass yourself on after the game.\nWhere: 4281 boul. Saint-Laurent\nCheck it out here!\nFitzroy\nView this post on Instagram La victoire de mardi était complètement INSANE! On mérite notre place plus que jamais en séries.🏆 On t'attend à 7 PM ce soir pour MTL vs. WSH 💥 Tu veux pas manquer ça, c'est au Fitz que ça se joue! 😱 . . . . . .#fitzroy #gamenight #hockeygame #montrealhockey #hockeynight #gamenights #fitzroy #montreal #mtl #canadiens #habs #gohabsgo #series #playoffs #plateau #plateaumontroyal #mtlmoments #leplateau #mtlblog #montrealjetaime #montreality #sportsnight #LNH #hockey #match #game A post shared by Le Fitzroy (@fitzroymtl) on Apr 4, 2019 at 9:01am PDT\nWhat: Fitzroy is trendier than most of the bars on here, which might deter your regular sports bar fan. But Fitzroy is definitely not pretentious. In fact, it's one of the best viewing spots in Montreal, with a huge projector screen, pool tables, and plenty of beer.\nWhere: 551 ave. du Mont-Royal E.\nCheck it out here!\nBar Frappé\nView this post on Instagram @ricardocavolo left his mark on #Frappé!! A post shared by MURALfestival (@muralfestival) on Jun 21, 2013 at 4:41pm PDT\nWhat: A lot of you know Bar Frappé as the Main's main soccer bar. But during the hockey season, Frappé hosts all the Habs games in their spacious bar with TVs all over the place. There are even pool tables to keep you entertained between periods when Don Cherry won't stop talking.\nWhere: 3900 boul. Saint-Laurent\nCheck it out here!\nBier Markt\nView this post on Instagram We're ready!!!!! #ironmaiden #trooper #ironmaidentrooper #concert #biermarktmtl #biermarkt A post shared by Bier Markt Montréal (@biermarktmtl) on Apr 1, 2016 at 12:53pm PDT\nWhat: It might not be your first thought, but the cavernous Bier Markt is only steps away from the Bell Centre, so when the Habs win, you can join the parade of fans. Oh yeah, there are also more than 150 beers on tap. Try them all (not in one night though)!\nWhere: 1221 boul. René-Lévesque O.\nCheck it out here!\nStation des Sports\nView this post on Instagram #hockey d'un côté, #basketball d'un autre, on en a pour tous les goûts à la #SDS du 2051 Ste-Catherine O.! #LNH #NBA A post shared by Station Des Sports (@station_sports) on Feb 19, 2016 at 6:01pm PST\nWhat: With TVs literally everywhere you look (even in the bathroom!), Station des Sports is a no-frills sports bar with lots of room and huge beer pitchers to keep everyone hydrated throughout the game.\nWhere: 2051 rue Saint-Catherine\nCheck it out here!\nLa Cage Brasserie Sportive\nView this post on Instagram Jeff Petry qui soulève La Cage de Sherbrooke! En route vers un autre 5 buts 8 ailes? #gohabsgo A post shared by La Cage - Brasserie sportive (@_lacage) on Nov 4, 2017 at 6:48pm PDT\nWhat: Once known as "La Cage aux Sports," the recently re-branded La Cage has become a place not only for cheap wings and hockey games! They now serve some incredible foodie delights along with the classics and a huge selection of beer. The downtown location is legit built into the Bell Centre, so how much closer to the action can you be?\nWhere: Various locations around Montreal\nCheck it out here!\nGo Habs Go!\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.