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Montreal Part I: La Distillerie

Before any trip we like to find out great places to eat drink and play in different areas, so we have somewhere to head to no matter which area we find ourselves in. I found La Distillerie on yelp and was sold when I found out they served their drinks in mason jars. I have a teeny tiny love affair with mason jars, especially after my slightly crazed jam adventures. Off we went to head there for dinner and some drinks on our first night there.

Once we got there and some menus were in front of us, we started looking around for the food menu. “Could it be on a chalkboard on the wall?” Nope. “At the back of the paper menu?” Nope. We even asked our waiter with the cool very distinctive Montreal-French/English accent if they have any food. Nope. After we got over the mind boggling fact that this was a ‘pub’ that doesn’t serve any food, we settled in for a good couple of drinks. Who needs food when we can just drink our way full. Yummeh.

La Distillerie is a really cool bar with a whole wall dedicated to drinks, and tables scattered around the room. The afternoon light that filters in through the windows adds to the bar’s atmosphere. It’s not that big and I read that there are long lines if you come later in the night on a weekend. I imagine it would also be an awesome place to come for after work drinks and to catch up with friends.

The menu is in French but even if vous ne parlez pas français you don’t speak French, you can understand the gist of it like we did.

Drinks, drinks, drinks! The drinks were super yummy and great value for money too, $17 for a big ass cocktail jar. Why do we not have drinks like these in Melbourne? Sigh.

We did end up getting a little peckish and walked down to a nearby bar to split a pizza before walking home happy and sated.

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    Philippe Haman
    July 23, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Hi Nina!

    Thanks for stopping in during your stay in MTL. I’m so very happy that you enjoyed your experience at La Distillerie! Next time you stop by make sure to try one of the best burgers in the city at La Paryse, just next door to La Distillerie no.1. You can ask for take-out and rinse it down with one of our Mason jar cocktails ;)

    If your still in the city I’d be more than happy to help you with some suggestions or anything that might make your stay more memorable.



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    July 23, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Hi Philippe, thanks for the burger recommendation, we’ll have to try it out next time we’re in MTL. I know that one of our first stops will be at La Distillerie for one (or three) mason jar cocktails :)

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