Written by Tania Schiliro on 16.04.14

For Montrealers, hockey isn’t a sport; it’s a way of life. On hockey nights, bars and pubs are bustling with dedicated Habs fans—capturing the city’s true hockey spirit. Tasty food, cold beer and a lively atmosphere are all you need for a guaranteed good time. Of course, we all know we can rely on classics like La Cage aux Sports, Les Trois Brasseurs or La Station des Sports for a traditional Montreal hockey atmosphere, but here are some of the city’s more underrated spots to watch the game over drinks and good food.

Deville Diner Bar

Deville Diner Bar blends the old with the new. With its diner-inspired decor, this place knows how to set a cool vibe during a game. They serve a variety of delicious comfort food and gourmet meals and if you’re still feeling a little hungry, you can try one of their milkshakes—simply delicious.

1425 Stanley, Montréal, QC H3A 1P4
(514) 281-6556

Chez Serge

All right hockey fans, if you’re looking for a fun, loud and unique bar to watch the game, then head over to Chez Serge. Beer bongs, alcohol buckets, all-you-can-eat free popcorn, flat screen TVs, projectors and a mechanical bull are only some of the things that make this place awesome. They also offer some great pub-style food on game nights, so just grab a booth, order up, and enjoy a genuine Montreal experience. Make your reservations early because this place fills up fast.

5301, Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2T 1S5
(514) 663-4227

Grumman 78

From food truck to table, Grumman 78 definitely knows how to make a good taco. They show the game on a big screen, so you can see it no matter where you’re sitting. We guarantee you’ll be yelling, “Go Habs Go!” with a beer in one hand and a succulent taco in the other.

630 Rue de Courcelle, Montréal, QC H4C 3C7
(514) 290-5125

Ye Old Orchard

Looking for a hearty meal? From beer-battered onion rings, to chicken wings to a half-pound “Boss Burger”, Ye Old Orchard’s menu will definitely satisfy your hunger. A Celtic bar and pub with a friendly staff that knows how to have a good time.

1189 Rue de la Montagne, Montréal, QC H3G 1Z2
(514) 874-1569


This place has some of the best home-brewed beers in the city. Brutopia serves a wide selection of tapas a.k.a “Brutapas,” great finger food, sandwiches, and even a few vegetarian snacks. Grab a cold one and watch the game on one of their televisions.

1219 Rue Crescent, Montréal, QC H3G 2B1
(514) 393-9277

Le Windsor Hyper Bar & Grill

Step into the world of hockey—thirty televisions and two big screens to broadcast the action. Le Windsor Hyper Bar & Grill offers a lively vibe with a homey decor. Try their Big Shot Burger—6 ounces of filet mignon, grilled to perfection.

3565 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 2T6
(514) 507-1789

3 Place du Commerce, Brossard, QC J4W 3E7
(450) 466-5933

Burgundy Lion

A modern English pub that perfectly embodies Montreal’s laid-back vibe. Burgundy Lion offers a unique twist to British pub cuisine. You can order anything from a plate of fish & chips, to macaroni and cheese, to beef stew and shepherd’s pie. Check out their impressive list of whiskeys and beer as you watch the puck drop.

2496, Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H3J 1N5
(514) 934-0888


At Pastaga, hockey and haute cuisine go hand in hand. Reserve a spot at the chef’s table—a “sports bar” located smack in the middle of the kitchen. The table faces a giant HD screen and seats 10-20 people depending on the night. You’ll enjoy a delicious meal, while cheering on your team with the kitchen staff—they’re all huge Habs fans.

6389 St Laurent Blvd, Montréal, QC H2S 3C3‎
(438) 381-6389

From home-brewed beer to gourmet meals to moose heads hanging on the walls, these spots have it all. Experience the action how Montrealers do, you won’t be disappointed.

Featured image: www.nhl.com

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