Quality Hotel Montreal East
8100 av Neuville
Anjou, QC H1J 2T2
Phone: (514) 493-6363
Fax: (514) 493-6412
Bars & Cafes
If you are fed up of entertainment venues that serve you greasy pub meals and subjugate you to excruciatingly boring live performances, then check out the Bistro in Vivo. This place not only offers some excellent live music, but is one of the few places that also boasts of health foods on its menu. Besides acting as a launch pad for budding artists, and a ground for top notch bands to perform, the Bistro in Vivo also features performing arts shows, art exhibitions, improvisation nights and dance nights. Call for event timings and additional information.
La Bôîte à Marius is easily accessible thanks to its central location. This bar has some good singers performing live regularly. The local music is further explored with importance being given to lyrics, acoustics and poetic forms. For those who are not much into the poetry, there's ample to do. They have various events, parties, pool tables and video poker terminals. The food and drinks are also good.
At Café Caliente organic coffee blends are ground on-site. Most food is made there, from salads to waffles, along with sandwiches and more. Call them up if you want them to stay open later for a party. Ambiance? Yes, brick walls and charming tables with tiled mosaics.
La Miche Dorée is a family-owned business, committed to giving you some of the best tasting bread in the city. It’s made by hand and uses organic flour and sourdough yeast. Their homemade recipes simply taste good, with the likes of hazelnut and orange bread, and buckwheat bread for those wanting gluten-free goods. You can also stay for a fair-trade espresso and eat lunch, choosing from various sandwiches, salads, pizzas or quiches. The staff at La Miche Dorée often recognize the people coming in since there are a lot of regulars. Who knows? Maybe you’ll end up joining the ranks.
Le Verre Bouteille is one of the most graceful and elegant bar and nightclub in the city. A favorite with all the big shots of the city, this bar exudes a charm that induces its patrons to return to it. Verre Bouteille plays some fine electronic and retro music that would set you in a party mood. Besides, there are a number of fine wines and other drinks on their well assorted list which are promptly bought in by the ever smiling staff. If you are in awe of the famous musicians and French song writers, this is where you are likely to find them, engrossed in their creative world. All in all, if you plan to go clubbing in Montreal, there cannot be a place better than Le Verre Bouteille.
The bartenders at La Distillerie No2 are known for more than just their friendly, quick service. What they're most famous for is their unique, strong concoctions served up in an even more unique way. Ordinary cocktail glasses won't do for them, so they serve their creations in Mason jars! Some of their brightly colored, highly appealing (even visually) cocktails include the Driving Miss Daisy & the Manly Puppet. Those who are particularly taken in by their fantastic cocktails & would like to experiment a little can just buy their recipe book & work wonders at home.
If drinking with your friends and making new ones is what you seek, then La Place a Côté is the perfect place for it. Just like numerous other bars and pubs sprawled across the city, Place a Côté is a great place to hit the drinks stand, grab a few beers and watch the bands croon away soulful melodies. The place has a number of events taking place throughout the week and the line up is just simply fabulous. Although this may not be the right place for indulging in drunken debauchery, the quaint little La Place a Côté is just right for some lounging and having a good time.
If you are a hard-core metal fan and looking for a place in this city where you can party with other head-banging folks, then check out L'Accueil Inconditionnel. Over the years, this venue has lent its space for gigs to bands like Derelict, Underground Theory, Silver Teeth, Zero, Blind Witness, Born Addicted and other artists that don't ask you for your permission before they convert you into a metal fan. Please ensure that you are amiable to this kind of music before you step into L'Accueil Inconditionnel. That's because some sounds reverberating from this place will definitely redefine your idea of 'extreme' and 'brutal', making this one venue not suited for the faint of heart. Call for event timings and additional information.
Opened in 2007, La Porte Rouge has a loyal clientele as well as tourists looking to experience the authentic nightlife in the city. After work happy hours are the biggest draw which keep students and locals coming here when the sun goes down. A definite throwback to the 1950's, this club has successfully captured the essence of this era with its subdued lighting and black and white photographs of musicians, plastered along the walls. The cocktails with interesting names like Scarlett O'Hara and Pink Lady, are a definite attraction too!
You can taste one of the best tapas in Tapeo, a Spanish restaurant in Montreal. Head Chef Marie-Fleur St. Pierre prepares a variety of Spanish dishes giving it a very authentic taste. A wide collection of Spanish wines compliment the food, making it more delicious. The restaurant is very well designed with the bar made of wood and tables adjoining it making it look very different. A very artistically designed place since you will find a lot of good paintings with different themes hanging on the wall in bright light.
Sorbetto is mostly an ice-cream joint, but it offers all the trimmings of any good café—espresso machine, wireless Internet, and panini, with smoked salmon and cream cheese, or grilled red peppers, black olives and goat cheese. But lest we forget, they do have ice cream. Lots: silky strawberry sorbets, slushes, soft ice cream as well as yogurt, banana splits and honest-to-goodness real ice cream, with flavors such as orange, pistachio or barbe a papa (bright yellow, pink and blue with the taste of banana).
If you’ve just had a boisterous morning at the Jean-Talon Market, you may want to step off the beaten path and check out the nearby restaurant called Aux Derniers Humains. They have hearty meals with more familiar combination, bacon and eggs, calzones, crepes and fruit, but cooks seem to make the food taste better than usual. What’s more, Mondays often have a poetry night. Aux Derniers Humains also makes the point of not accepting credit cards.