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Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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BEER AVG
3.85/5
Based on:
130 Beers
13,170 Ratings
Place Score: 98
Ratings: 206
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @dieuducielmtl

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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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Ratings: 206 | Reviews: 126
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Photo of Digimaika2
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
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 scott_mtl
4.66/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

Photo of Bayou_beer_guy
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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.

Photo of amano_h
4.58/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Photo of KornWallace
4.41/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Photo of mfunk9786
5/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

Photo of Danomeister
4.15/5  rDev -7%
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.

Photo of SSS
4.53/5  rDev +1.6%
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!

Photo of smakawhat
4.44/5  rDev -0.4%
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.

Photo of mynie
4.64/5  rDev +4%
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.

Photo of philgill
4.14/5  rDev -7.2%
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

Photo of TriggerFingers
4.44/5  rDev -0.4%
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!

Photo of DaveR514
4.61/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Photo of Jacobob10
4.4/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

Photo of olivianjeremie
3.86/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

Photo of Retemnav
4.88/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.39/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Photo of InturnlDemize
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

Photo of dbexpert
5/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

Photo of nickfl
4.38/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

Photo of tkarsies
4.45/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

After trying several of their bottled offerings, I was excited to visit on a recent trip to Montreal. Actually ended up going two different times...once during the early afternoon and a second time on Friday night. It is about 3 miles away from Old Montreal; we walked during the day (1 hour each way); 20 minute cab ride on Friday night due to traffic. A reasonable selection of restaurants around if you want dinner before coming here.

On the visit during the afternoon, we were one of a handful of guests there. Sat outside on the patio. Service was fantastic. The server was very knowledgeable, willing to speak French and English equally well, and excited to sample one of the beers he hadn't tried. They had 18 beers on draft + 1 on cask; one of these was a guest tap. Great variety of Belgian, UK, and American styles. Food was simple but good flavor and quality.

Friday night was also great although a very different atmosphere. Sat inside this time (patio was full). Service was a bit slower with 2 servers for the entire place, but it was never unreasonably slow. The bar was loud enough to drown out the DJ that was there. great energy and a fun time. Altogether, both experiences were fantastic. Would love to have a this transplanted to where I live. Highlights for me were the Saison St. Louis and Mild-end (English mild). Worth the hype for sure.

Photo of schlimenhaumer
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I visited Montreal for a weekend and this was on the top of my list of places to visit. It's a bit far from downtown, but the nearby subway station makes it pretty accessible. I really enjoyed the intimacy of the space, with its dim lighting, hand-written beer menus and closely packed tables. Service was attentive despite how crowded it was, and I felt the selection of around 14 beers was generous. Even if you're only in Montreal for a day, this is definitely one of the places you should visit.

Photo of karlfree
4.53/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Went to Montreal for a weekend and tried a few of its local brewpubs. Out of the 4 that I visited this was easily my favorite. They have a selection of about 13 beers that they brew. Tried the saison and kolsch, both of which were great. They have an awesome outdoor seating area basically on the sidewalk in a really neat part of Montreal. It is a little off the beaten path, especially if you are staying more in the downtown area. But if a beer related adventure is what you a looking for I suggest taking a walk up to this part of the city, relaxing on their outdoor sidewalk deck, and trying the Peche Mortel. I did not try the food but the cheese plates looked great.

Photo of gskitt
4.78/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I had been looking forward to visiting here for a while. When my mates and decided on montreal for our mancation, I was even more pumped to go. Arrived on a Thursday afternoon. Not crowded but busy. It was beautiful outside. Many people were on the sidewalk drinking. Ordered the peche de mortal, stunned by how good it was. This is not a big place but has room to move around. There is a small stage and the vats are within feet of the bar. The clientele were friendly and the bartender was great. Spoke with him for a while. I did not try the food as I was meeting up with people later. It looked good coming out of the kitchen although I could tell where that was. Anyway, there selection was amazing. That day they had 21 beers on tap with many different styles, some rare. This was a great place! I brought all my buddies with me two days later. Not ba's but some had interest. All thought it was a cool place as well.

Photo of dmgnyc
4.66/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Stopped here on a Saturday afternoon as part of a Montreal bachelor excursion/weekend pub crawl. Easily one of the most pleasant drinking experiences in recent memory. Some of this might be clouded by the fact that the weather was exceptional, and we were able to sit outside and relax on the front patio, but the quality and selection unquestionably played a role as well.

The space is divided into an outdoor patio section that maybe fits 25 or so people, and a pretty basic indoor bar space with a large chalkboard detailing what's on tap. There's both full pints and tasting glass sizes available, which came in handy.

While these guys have some variation on just about every style you'd expect, you're here for the stouts. Imperial coffee stouts simply don't get better than Peche Mortel, and this was the first time I've had the latter on tap. It was magnificent. Nearly as good is the Aphrodisiac stout, a 6.5% cocoa/vanilla flavored spin on an American stout. We noticed everybody drinking what appeared to be grapefruit juice out of tall hefeweizen glasses, and this turned out to be the Rosee D'hibiscus, a wheat ale brewed with hibiscus flowers that was extremely refreshing on a hot summer day.

The staff was knowledgeable, and more than willing to tolerate the English language. I would imagine this place gets crowded at night, but was surprisingly empty on a sunny Saturday afternoon. I say surprising only because was Dieu Du Ciel located in New York City on said afternoon, it would have been absolutely mobbed. Didn't have any of the food (didn't even realize they served food), but was plenty filled up from Fairmount Bagels down the block (another must).

Simply put, if you're reading this review, and you find yourself in Montreal, you need to go here.

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Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel in Montréal, QC, Canada
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