6755 Cote de Liesse
St. Laurent, QC H4T 1E5
Phone: (514) 735-5702
Fax: (514) 340-9278
Bars & Cafes
Also known locally as OJ or The Big Orange, this snack bar is in the shape of a massive orange and specializes not surprisingly in making the most delicious Orange Juice. Popular among the locals, this place is always bustling with people who come here to grab a quick bite, OJ also serves ice creams and other snacks. Also a famous tourist attraction, OJ is a must visit bar in Montreal.
Montreal's very own African Nightclub, Club UJO is an exotic hangout featuring music all the way from the continent of Africa. The club hosts the most intriguing and exotic parties in town. The music is an eclectic mix of tribal tunes fused with R n B and electro. With a warm atmosphere, welcoming staff and great music, La place Club UJO is an urban safari closer home.
A wide selection of pastries, gateaux, and freshly made sandwiches has made this a popular lunchtime venue for local merchants and shoppers. Drop by for a café au lait and a croissant, or pick up a chocolate-hazelnut-mousse cake for a special occasion. The cafe area extends to the pavement outside in summer. A great choice of chocolates and a small number of gift baskets are also available here, as well as a selection of breads. Only cash is accepted.
Known for its wide range of breakfast options and big lunch and dinner menus, this combination restaurant and bar in Montreal's West End is a favorite hangout for those wanting to be seen. Culinary influences are also wide-ranging: Cajun, Creole, Mexican and Thai among them. Given the culinary influences, you know that the menu will provide you with lots of choices, from breaded chicken to grilled shrimp. Service is leisurely.
At the service of night clubbers for several years now, this whirlwind Notre-Dame-de-Grâce hot spot has built up a solid clientele in an area not known for its nightlife, and it's all thanks to its laid-back ambiance, wild decor and impeccable service. The club offers a unique assortment of drinks such as spiked ice teas and martinis, as well as some of the best burgers in Montreal. This is the perfect place to top off any day.
Civilized even by Notre-Dame-de-Grâce's high standards, Ye Olde Orchard Pub, a well-known watering hole offers imported and micro brewed beer, friendly service and superior pub grub. The menu offers authentic Irish appetizers and entrees while remaining kind to the pocketbook. There is live Irish music every night, lots of snug booths for intimate conversations and the sort of neighborhood charm one rarely finds downtown.
Monkland Tavern is a bright, friendly Italian/Californian bistro that specializes in pasta: the butternut squash-stuffed ravioli is a typically imaginative, surprisingly decadent option. Appetizers include a delightful goat cheese salad and a delicious fried calamari, and those in search of a more substantial main course can choose from the steak-frites and other roasted meat and seafood dishes. Wines are predominantly Californian and include the Woodbridge Sauvignon Blanc. The friendly, unflappable waiters deftly wade their way through the throngs at the bar.
Named after the owner's grandmother, this tiny Irish pub offers a warm Celtic welcome to all. Snug decor, soft lighting and paintings by local artist Laurie Campbell combine to make this a pleasant stop on the west end of Rue Sherbrooke. Live bands play Wednesday through Saturday nights. At other times, you can sip a pint of draft Smithwicks, Kilkenny or Guinness, or nurse a glass of your favorite single malt. This little pub is an alluring place to spend an evening or to meet friends after work. Only cash is accepted.
Shaika is an artist-run café which regularly hosts art exhibitions, magazine launches and concerts for young Montreal bands. The food is decidedly healthy, and the sandwiches are even named after the neighborhood streets. The Oxford includes bagels, cream cheese, smoked salmon and capers. The house favorite is The Harvard with turkey, cheddar cheese, avocado, tomato and onions; and the Melrose is made up of roasted peppers, goat-cheese and mixed greens. Furnishings here are simple, and the décor changes depending on the exhibiting artist.
Momesso is a well-known casual Italian spot that is sort of a cult favorite; even if they haven't been there, every Montrealer has heard of it. The kitchen serves exquisite Italian comfort food that shies away from pasta and sauce in favor of mammoth submarine sandwiches, fantastic pizza and other menu items you eat with your hands. It is more a tavern than a restaurant, with the chummy service that you would expect from a family establishment. It is very popular at lunchtime.
Claremont houses a popular Westmount eatery and hangout. Rotating art exhibitions add to the color of the place, while the iron garden-type chairs make for a rustic and informal feel. Bar-clients have their own set of stools, while dinner guests dine by candlelight. The restaurant serves separate lunch and dinner menus. The lunch menu includes thin-crust pizzas, steak, mussels or pastas. Dinner meals are slightly more refined with grilled swordfish, grain-fed chicken breast or lamb shank options. The eatery boasts a cocktail list that includes martinis with fresh juice, including The Chambord Royal, the Dirty Pompadour or the simple Pick-Me-Up.
The name might imply that it is a street but Bourbon Street West is best described as one of the best venue for live music. The bar is best visited with friends although you could head here solo. The drinks are available in plenty and food available is scrumptious. You could try the Dumplings in Peanut sauce or even the Chicken Quesadilla and you be coming back for more. Every night there are special events like Jazz nights and comedy nights. The live bands that perform here are worth mentioning. Check the website for event details.