- Bars in the Old Port are usually packed with tourists, so we sought out spots where the majority of customers are locals.
- Find out where to go for your next 5 à 7 in the Old Port below!
The Old Port has long since been only an overly expensive, low quality, tourist trap. Now some of the most renowned restaurants and bars in Montreal are located here. But considering its charm, especially in the summer months, the out of towners are always the ones swarming the Old Port bars. So, where do the locals go when they're finished work and want to enjoy a 5 à 7, or even for a weekend night out?
But where do you go as a local when you want something not too run over by the tourist crowds and that you might even be able to have a conversation in?
There are still a few great spots in Old Montreal that range from quiet bars with microbrews and great upscale pub food, to high-end cocktail bars that may not stay low-key for much longer. Case in point is the tiny Cuban inspired spot the owner of the famous Cold Room opened just next door.
Keep reading to check out six of the bars in the Old Port that the locals swear by.
Pub Saint Pierre
Where: 410, rue Saint-Pierre
Check out this laid back English influenced spot!
Where: 640, rue Saint-Paul O.
Take a look at one of the best places for a high-end cocktail!
Where: 111 rue Saint-Paul O.
See the website for this trendy drink and appetizer bar!
Pub Soeurs Grises
Where: 32, rue McGill
Check out the microbrews at this relaxed pub!
Where: 401a, rue Saint Vincent
Take a look at this Cuban inspired cocktail bar!
Parliament Pub and Parlour
Where: 351, Place d'Youville
Visit this brand new English inspired pub!