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.