The Best Places to Follow the Habs

December 15, 2015 / Posted by   Maude 

Old Montreal is full of great places that are renowned for both the ambiance they create during Habs games, and the quality of their menus. These suggestions are therefore both for die-hard hockey fans, and for people like me, who simply use the games as a pretext to go out on the town and eat great food. Here are a couple restaurant-bar suggestions that add flavor to your hockey nights.


Rosewood Montreal

Rosewood shows the games (with sound) on their huge HD screens to give you that ringside feel. You can also indulge in their delicious pub menu that is well worth the trip. The building, partly owned by famous singer Jonas, also hosts live music shows, featuring very talented artists – sometimes even during game nights! #rswdishabs

Restaurant HAMBAR  

You have an important business dinner but you absolutely cannot miss the game? Look no further than Hambar! With its extensive wine list and group-sized charcuterie platters, this restaurant is the perfect choice for an evening with colleagues. Furthermore, it’s only a few steps away from the Square-Victoria metro station, located on McGill Street.

The 3 Brewers

We all know this place for its delicious craft beers. This microbrewery is located right beside Place Jacques-Cartier, right on Saint-Paul Street. You can even take the time to visit the Cozy Zones before the game. Chestnut ale is their beer of the month this December, it is brewed with honey and many different spices (sort of like a beer version Starbuck’s Christmas latte.) BEER FANS REJOICE.


Our #friendsinoldmontreal all know and love Commerce for their legendary 5 à 7s, when the bar is filled with stylish business people who just got out of work. On hockey nights, they offer several deals on drinks and a fabulous $25 table d’hôte.

Mimi la Nuit

Mimi la Nuit is a neighborhood restaurant-bar with a cozy and elegant ambiance. It’s the perfect place to bring your crush and catch the game. Games are shown on giant screens, and they offer very interesting deals on game nights. You are guaranteed to score some points on your date.

Taverne Gaspar

Taverne Gaspar offers a great comfort food menu that is elaborated by a French chef. This place has a great formula for game nights: watch the game while enjoying a wide variety of local beers – including the Gaspar house beer – and savoring a warm ambiance. And that’s even without mentioning how good the service is!

La Cage – Brasserie Sportive

La Cage could be described as a game night “classic”. Its new menu concocted by Louis-François Marcotte offers an all-new gastronomical approach that is perfectly adapted to the this restaurant-bar’s ambiance: one that is always very festive!

So chant #GoHabsGo during your visit in the #HohoholdMontreal!



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The Métayer Machine.World-renowned multitasker Maude started out as a bachelor of public relations. She has since declared her undying love for event management, project management and Australian Chardonnay. Maude is definitely the go-to girl for local nightlife. She can always tell you where to go for an unforgettable ladies' night. Hanging out with her is like starring in an episode of Sex and the City. ...and then some.

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