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Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

Not Rated.
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
BEER AVG
3.87/5
Based on:
152 Beers
15,005 Hads
Place Score: 98
Reviews: 132
Visits: 228
Avg: 4.44
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

29 Av Laurier O
Montréal, Quebec, H2T 2N2
Canada
phone: (514) 490-9555 | map
www.dieuduciel.com

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Monday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 3:00am
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Reviews: 132 | Visits: 228
Reviews by HardTarget:
Photo of HardTarget
4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Ah, the famous Dieu Du Ciel.
A fair walk down from the Laurier Metro stop, closer to 5 or 6 blocks than the 3 advertised, but well worth the hike and through a decent neighborhood.
It seems to be in a working class neighborhood with families walking by. You can see the fermentation vats through the windows outside, and once inside by the bar. Nice art in the place, but it’s surprisingly small (at least to me). Close quarters, but we were the first people to walk in on a Wednesday, so we got the best table up by the windows where we could people watch outside. Fake granite floor tiles, wooden chairs and nice copper covered tables, fairly dark overall. The bar is nice with a great bottle collection displayed (I noted the Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock bottle: drool).
After ordering a sample of every beer they had on tap (9 beers) I grabbed a French version of Scrabble (different scores on letters?) off the bar and watched my wife whip my butt (kept her happy while I scribbled notes).
Great music at a nice level, it was easy to hear yet easy to talk as well. They were playing Beastie Boys, Nirvana, Reggae, and French pop.
The smoke that others mention wasn’t really an issue for us so early, but the lingering ash tray and stale beer smell so common in most bars made it difficult to smell the beers.
All in all, very happy with my visit and all but one of the beers were excellent: the Scottish beer wasn’t pleasant at all.
The wait staff was very nice, tolerated our English, and suggested Toi, Moi & Café just a couple blocks down Laurier on the corner (past Esplanade) which was a great light dinner and dessert (with great coffee).
A must visit if in Montreal (heck, even if in this part of Canada).

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jo99
4.26/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Top 5 au Canada!

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Photo of Kvezeau
3.99/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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

Now this is exactly how I imagined a brasserie would look like! Great beers aside, the vibe of this place is incredible. Great bar and seating areas, helpful and knowledgeable staff, and some solid nachos! Be aware, though, that it's a bit of a walk from the Metro (and it was pretty darn cold at this time).

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Photo of redbarnbikes
4.29/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of TBonez477
4.31/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of AlvinLin
4.9/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of theDuck
3.75/5  rDev -15.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Jaydee01
4.2/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 2

Photo of KJ2013
4.84/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of amstokesdb9
4.83/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of CATVDK
4.59/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of CDCNAM
4.32/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jrempel
4.95/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

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 e_beaulieu
4.7/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of smccaffr39
4.88/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Fantastic place.

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Photo of blisscent
4.94/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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 J-Five
4.75/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

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 mush
4.45/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of jophish17
3.93/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of rlamoy
3.93/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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Brasserie Dieu du Ciel! in Montréal, QC, Canada
98 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.