Written by Felicia Di Palma on 04.02.14

If you have ever found yourself having an Absinth martini, and wondered if ostriches were about to attack you, you must be at Bily Kun bar. Located in Montreal’s Plateau area, Bily Kun is a bar with an interior fully decorated with ostrich heads. It is named after a hotel by the same name in the Czech Republic. Bily Kun, in Czech, means white horse and not white ostrich, oddly enough.

Many cocktails at Bily Kun contain an herbaceous note to them. Mojito Becher includes Becherovka (a herbal bitters), fresh mint, lime and soda. Story drink is made of Becherovka, grapefruit juice and tonic. And, of course, there’s the Apple Absinth made of Absinth, Apfel Korn, apple juice and lemon juice. Feeling a little hungry? Bily Kun offers dishes such as nachos, chicken tamales with chips, salsa, olives and hummus, and even a mixed dish with sausage, Swiss cheese, olives, chips and salsa.

Every day, either live jazz or classical is usually played from 6:00pm to 8:00pm from jazz duos such as Olivier Babaz, Sage Reynolds, Felix Stussi and Apartment 5. Classical performers like the Verano & Sandra Simard duo, and Akoz also entertain Bily Kun’s patrons. DJs like Mighty Kat, Mossa, and Vincent Lemieux perform everyday from 10:00pm to 3:00am. For a calendar of guest artists visit their page here.

354 Avenue du Mont-Royal Est, Montréal, QC H2T
(514) 845-5392

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