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Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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Brasserie Dieu Du CielBrasserie Dieu Du Ciel
Based on:
138 Beers
14,174 Hads
Place Score: 98
Reviews: 131
Visits: 218
Avg: 4.44
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

29 Laurier Ouest
Montréal, Quebec
phone: (514) 490-9555

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @dieuducielmtl

Place added by: BeerAdvocate

Opening hours 3pm - 3am. To get there by subway, take the orange line to the Laurier station, take the Laurier street exit, and walk towards the west, you should cross both St-Denis and St-Laurent streets before reaching the pub. Parking in the area can be tricky, lookout for permit zones which can be confusing.
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Reviews: 131 | Visits: 218
Photo of JordonHoltzman
4.79/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Went to this spot with another beer geek buddy of mine on a beautiful Saturday afternoon at the end of June. We sat inside and had flights of their delicious beers. Our service was excellent. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable and helpful, also gave us advice on other places to visit while we were in the city. They had many beers on tap, all great. Great glassware too, which was for sale, and I bought a beautiful Teku glass.

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Photo of mendvicdog
3.45/5  rDev -22.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Food was very good. Limited menu though.

Feels cramped and was very crowded.

Bartender was nice enough but seemed to disappear frequently.

In my opinion, their beers are overrated, but they did have a decent selection of stuff to try. Points for doing many different size pours. That is always great to see.

Wouldn't go back.

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Photo of TheDoctor
3.89/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

This is a nice place insofar as you get access to a huge swath of DDC's beers on tap. However, it is popular enough and in a popular-enough part of town that it is pretty much always packed in my experience which takes away a little from what it could be like (and I assume was like at one point in time).

The beers are all good. There are a few that are always on, quite a few that rotate and special events as well. The place is not very big with a short bar to sit at and a bunch of tables (including a patio out front). Every time I have been there except one the service has been less-than-stellar as a result of being slammed. I also experienced the single worst customer experience in my life here so the service score tries to reflect that fairly. The place is super popular, shit's gonna happen.

The food is alright. It is a little expensive, but it is not bad. They don't sell bottles here but many places nearby (as well as most craft beer stores) do, so if you are visiting you can still get some bottles to take home.

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Photo of IPAchris
4.14/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

A bit of a language barrier with our server and it was odd that they would not allow our kids to be inside even though we ate and visited many other Canadian brew pubs on our trip. We were there on a Monday at 3pm.

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Photo of scott_mtl
4.66/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Fantastic spot! Spent an afternoon on the terrasse out back, enjoying the sun alongside my food and drink. Long list of beers available, emphasis on Quebec but many international as well. Everyone at the table ordered very different meals, and everyone raved that theirs was fantastic. Friendly waitstaff / servers. Trendy, buzzing vibe on a summer afternoon, but not overwhelming or rushed. Worth a detour, especially since the area has several other brewpubs / craft beer bars.

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Photo of Rifugium
4.07/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Pretty cool, and about how I imagined DDC to be, though maybe smaller than I thought. Basic pub setup with a semi-Euro/Belgian influence. Staff was friendly and helpful. Most importantly, a lot of very good selections on tap, including some stuff that was either brewpub-only, or just stuff I probably wouldn't have ever gotten to try anywhere else. I didn't have time to sample the food. Worth checking out!

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Photo of Bayou_beer_guy
4.75/5  rDev +7%

This place is awesome. Didn't try any of the food, but the beer rotates constantly. They had 7 or 8 new offerings in between visits (and those visits were only a day apart). The staff is super friendly and helpful. One of the bar managers offered to add me to the Zwanze Day event list for free even though they were already full (sadly I was leaving the day before the event). They were brewing the second time I went and the brewer took time to meet with me, show me around and answer some questions. It is not well advertised but they do offer flights and that is certainly the way to go. If you are in Montreal and you like beer and you don't go here then you deserve to be kicked in the nethers.

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Photo of amano_h
4.58/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Again as is the case for most breweries/brewpub that I make the effort to actually visit, the beer at Dieu du Ciel speaks for itself, so this review will be strictly about the establishment itself.

It's probably a blessing in disguise that the Quebecois seem very much ignorant of Dieu du Ciel's reputation outside of the city of Montréal, chiefly in the United States -- to keep it short and sweet, Dieu du Ciel's brews are one of the few non In-Bev/SABMiller owned Canadian beers that distributors seek out for sales in the US.

I was pleasantly surprised when I visited Dieu du Ciel because it was noticably devoid of the usual craft beer fanatics making life incredibly uncomfortable by making me wait hours upon hours before being able to taste victory like some of Dieu du Ciel's Vermontoise neighbors to the Southeast. I walked in with a friend after a nice lunch in the Plateau de Mont-Royal area and found seats at the bar with very little resistance.

Dieu du Ciel's brewpub doesn't really feel like a brewpub at all. Save for the huge vats to the right of the main bar area where they experiment with the new brews and the inundation of DdC art work everywhere, the brewpub just feels like your average neighborhood watering hole -- a place for weary souls of all drinking ages and social classes alike to unwind and enjoy fresh local beers to end or start the day.

The service here is very attentive and friendly, and like most Montréal establishments I've been to on this trip, serviced by gorgeous women. I'm starting to realize that I may perhaps be living in the wrong state. Or maybe even the wrong country.

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Photo of KornWallace
4.41/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

I went to Dieu Du Ciel twice with a party of four because after I introduced them to the place they had to come back. Went on a Friday night and a Saturday afternoon in May and this place was packed. A lot of wood and chalkboards make up this little brewpub with their tanks In-between the bar and the windows.

The beers themselves are the reason to come here as we didn't have a single bad brew either time. Whether it was their famous Pêché Mortel, their mild, or one of their saisons everyone was happy we their drinks. They had a nice selection of about 16 taps and a cask.

Our first server wasn't fluent in English but was happy to take our beer order and pass us off to another server, for which we were grateful. Just absolutely wonderful service both times. They even recommended a good restaurant and a nice beer distributor for later in the day.

As for the food I'd strongly recommend the charcuterie and cheese plates but I'd say stay away from the pizzas as they weren't anything special.

The beers were very nicely priced but the food itself was a little pricey at $10 for a small personal pizza and 15 for the cheese plate.

Overall, I'd recommend that anyone in the Montreal area take their time to visit their establishment.

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Photo of mfunk9786
5/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

The best brewpub in the world. Even when it's crowded, it's almost a desirable circumstance, as it's fun to linger and attempt to snag a table (at least for me) and it's easy enough to grab a beer from the bar as you wait. The staff is incredibly organized, kind, and quick. The beer is as good as it gets, and the food, though not ordered often by visitors, is always very tasty considering their limited cooking space in this tiny Mile-End dream of a pub. Please go. Order every beer on the menu. Enjoy.

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Photo of Danomeister
4.15/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

The beer is incredible (focus on the dark beers and specials). The staff is also pretty entertaining, a bunch of attractive francophone chattering with each other. Can't comment on the food, but the beer is great. Probably about awesome place to take a girl or business important person.

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Photo of SSS
4.53/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Absolutely awesome. I went on a Tuesday and the place was packed. The atmosphere was really nice and jovial. The people are an eclectic mix, young and old, male and female. I had a nice mix of their hop attempts, nothing to rave about, but all solid beers. I also had a hibiscus beer, that was neon pink...I am comfortable with my masculinity so the color didn't turn me off...try it!

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Photo of smakawhat
4.44/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

The bar is tiny, with an intimate feel in a great neighborhod. I did see pictures online and was hoping to see the little angels hanging from the rafters but I didn't see them when I visited. The vibe is real intimate and cozy, but it's also extremely popular. I thought going on a cold November Saturday afternoon around 4PM it would be quiet but it was jam packed and crowded. There are 2 seaters tables and they are litteraly neck and neck together with folks. I strongly suggest that if you want to come here get here as early as possible.

There was only one waiter working the floor and this guy was just getting slammed. But he was actually really good considering how incredibly busy it was.

Peche Mortel is probaby their most popular beer, but this is a good chance to come here and drink their one offs which aren't bottled. The had a Disco Soleil IPA which was excellent, a bit shocking since most IPAs in Quebec I find are really lacking, and they absolutley nailed a Kolsch called Basse Messe.

The WiFi is also incredibly slow, but such is life. Easily worth seeking out, and then there's a good bottle shop down the street to buy some more Quebec micros as well.

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Photo of mynie
4.64/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Deceptively tiny, one of those places that seem really big when you first go into it but that's only because there's so many people there. When it was busy, getting to the bar took a while. When it was dead, of course, it was easy. Only it vacillated between dead and busy at the drop of a hat so it took much strategizing to make sure your available beer supply kept pace with the problematic amount you wished to drink.

The decor woody and old and gorgeous, like nearly everywhere else in Montreal. The stereotype about Canadians being friendlier and kinder than American is absolutely, 100% true, so even during its busy periods the place felt more warm than it did oppressive.

Beer selection was fabulous, with fresh selections of the all of Du Ciel's mainstays along with some slightly weirder stuff (a tangerine IPA) and some truly fucking bizarre, "wow I have to try this even though it sounds awful" stuff (an absinthe IPA).

An absolute must-visit if you're in the city.

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Photo of philgill
4.14/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3

I moved to Montreal at the start of the summer and my only regret so far is not spending enough of my hard earned dough in this great brewpub. I do make sure to bring visitors to the bar as I regard it as the exception highlight in what is a healthy microbrewing scene in the city.

The place can be a bit crowded so I prefer to go there early in the week. Friday evenings is almost a no go area such is the bustle and the inevitable wait for a beer. When the beer does arrive more often than not you are going to have something coming close to exceptional in the glass in front of you. Particular recent highlights include their Rye Pale ale and the stunning Belgian IPA. I have also had tastes of the blondes and the Saisons but they are not particularly to my own taste buds, but thats a me and the style issue, nothing to do with the quality of the brew

Food wise it is a limited menu, just finger food. This bar is for the thirsty, not the hungry.

I would highly recommend this bar to anyone visiting or even just a bit curious about what is on offer in the city of Montreal

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Photo of TriggerFingers
4.44/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

We made our way to Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel to try some beer this past Saturday.

Some tips:
If you are in Montreal on the weekends get the unlimited Metro pass (Metro and Bus)--$14. Just park the car, take the Metro on the orange line, then the bus (or just the bus from where you are). This is a great way to get to restaurants and places like this.

A- This place was cool. Had a darker pub type feel--lots of wood and dimly lit. Lots of local 20-30 somethings there drinking beer with friends. Place was 3/4 packed.

Q- Beer quality was very good/fantastic. We had a number of 6 oz samplers (2.50 each)--they were all top notch!

S- Good overall. Would have been better to have more people working or less patrons in the place because service was a little sparse at times.

S- Selection was fabulous! 16 Beers on tap!

F- Food was good. Mostly pub grub. No complaints.

V- If you are a beer nerd or general purveyor or beer, you must stop here. Really enjoyed it!

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Photo of DaveR514
4.61/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

A Montreal institution, worthy of being on any beer aficionado's short list of establishments worth visiting. Features a wonderful and well rounded selection of top quality beers in a woody and comfortable atmosphere... They also usually have something fun served from a cask. It gets crowded and loud at peak hours, as one would expect. If you love interesting beer, you owe it to yourself to check it out.

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Photo of Jacobob10
4.4/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Dieu Du Ciel was a top priority of mine while visiting Montreal. I have enjoyed a couple of their bottles before in the US (Péché Mortel & Rosée d'Hibiscus) so I was excited to visit their Montreal brewpub.

Four friends and I arrived shortly after midnight on a Thursday night (Friday morning). There were plenty of seats available and we grabbed a round table with tall stools near the bar. A dimly lit chalkboard on the wall listed their draught beers, each with a brief description or style. There were also a few - even harder to read - hard liquors written on the wall. The bartenders were very friendly and prices were standard for any bar. The atmosphere was laid back without being quiet and it was easy to carry a conversation at a normal volume. I drank the Mea Culpa and Paienne, the latter of which was very good, the Mea Culpa really outstanding. The kitchen closed at midnight so we didn't get to try any food.

This was an excellent bar that was a short $10-$15 cab ride from downtown Montreal and well worth venturing out to. Perfect for grabbing a quality brew and relaxing.

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Photo of olivianjeremie
3.86/5  rDev -13.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

Lots of beer on tap. I had the Chaman, an American double IPA. very good beer, but not too hoppy. My friend had the Fortunella, an IPA. It was very good as well. Great atmosphere, service was OK. Looking forward to the terrace being open during the summer.

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Photo of Retemnav
4.88/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Completely lived up to the hype! Went on a Friday night around 7 pm, afraid that it was going to be packed, but we JUST missed the rush and got one of the last 2 tables available. Pretty soon there was a line waiting on tables, although it never got truly packed like I've experienced in some bars stateside. A note on service - this is not America, do not sit passively at your table waiting on someone, they will assume you are still deciding. A hand raise, "excuse me," and/or eye contact with your waiter/ess is not rude. After we got someone's attention, the service was spot on and I don't think any of us had a empty glass in front of us for the rest of the night.

I was really looking forward to the Peche Mortel, which I ordered first. And while it was very good, I was blown away by two other offerings - the Corpus Christi rye beer and the Chemin de Croix "old east indian porter," sort of a super-roasty Black IPA. It reminded me most of Duck Rabbit's Hoppy Bunny ABA, but better. Their version of the Imperial Pilsner (a style I'm not overly fond of) is also the best I've had. My only disappointment was that Route des Epices was not on tap, although the Corpus Christi more than satisfied my rye quotient. The half-pint is the perfect size to be able to taste a bunch of their beers and still get a good read on each one, AND still be able to walk afterwards.

I don't think I even noticed the prices, because for beer this good it doesn't really matter. They were pretty standard for Quebec, though. We didn't get any food because we were heading out for a late dinner afterwards.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.39/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Was up in Montreal for a weekend trip, and this place was #1 on my list to visit, both from previous reviews as well as recommendations from fellow BAers. And, after the visit, this place completely lives up to the reputation! There is a small outdoor seating area directly in front of the bar where people can smoke while they drink, if that's your thing. My wife and I promptly went inside. The staff was very helpful and prompt, and despite there being a varying level of comfortableness and functionality with the English language/language barrier, if you are patient you can easily get what you are looking for. Having been to other places in Quebec, this is actually saying quite a lot in their favor. There was a great beer line-up, including a cask offering. Tremendously crafted ales, and bottles are easily found in bottle shops throughout the city, also. I didn't push my luck with the language barrier to ask about growlers, although I will on a return trip because the beer is worth bringing back in quantity.

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Photo of InturnlDemize
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Excellent little bar. One of the best places for beer in the city of Montreal. The neighborhood is cool and usually it's not very difficult to find parking.

Live DJ playing ambient music on the weekends. Staff are generally nice.

I suggest not going with a large group as the place is a little small and gets full very quickly. Every time I go, i've got to wait to get a table. One time, I even had to walk out because I was waiting to line.

Atmosphere is very relaxed, sit back, grab a pint and enjoy the beer and a nice conversation.

Try it, you won't be disappointed.

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Photo of dbexpert
5/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This is in the French side of Montreal. About 3 miles from St Catherine's street. We walked, taking us about 30 minutes. This place definitely lives up to the hype and ratings. We had 17 offerings on draft. With pours in 6/12/20/60 ounce pours. They also had a cask offering. It was an ipa that was fantastic. The best cask expeirence I have had(I have had quite a bit, fyi)This place is a must. Simply amazing. o' and the food, Well it is as good as the beer. I am truly impressed by these guys and am thrilled to have a go to place in Montreal.

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Photo of Digimaika2
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Dieu Du Ciel is a must-visit for anyone visiting Montreal. Atmosphere is always lively and quite busy it seems, no matter what time it is, with a dark (literally) and comfortable vibe inside. As other BA's have pointed out, the main reason to visit is the exceptional offering of amazing beers (~15 taps & ~1-2 casks). The selection also rotates quite frequently so there is usually something new and exciting (and delicious) that I haven't tried before whenever I go. Food menu is mainly snack items from what I remember, but the nachos are tasty and of a generous portion. Service is relaxed with interruptions only when glasses are empty. What else can I say- One of the best brewpubs in Montreal.

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Photo of nickfl
4.38/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

We showed up at about 3:15, just after they opened, and while it wasn't crowded when we got there, by the time we left two hours later it was packed full. The place is, honestly, kind of a hole in the wall. Smaller than I expected and with a kind of feel more similar to the Toranado than I would have thought. Still, the service was good, if a little relaxed (but hey, Bienvienue a Quebec). The beer was of course, excellent and quite a selection with 18 house brews on tap. I didn't try the food, but based on what I saw I would agree with other reviewers that said you shouldn't plan on having dinner here. All said, it was a good experience and I would definitely make time for Dieu du Ciel next time I am in Montreal.

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Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel in Montréal, QC, Canada
98 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.