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Benelux Brewpub & Café

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Benelux Brewpub & CaféBenelux Brewpub & Café
BEER AVG
3.82/5
Based on:
44 Beers
216 Ratings
Place Score: 91
Ratings: 68
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: n/a
Taps: 12
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

245 Sherbrooke St W
Montréal, Quebec, H2X 1X7
Canada
phone: (514) 543-9750

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Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-05-2006

Open daily at 4pm. To get there by subway: Green line, Place des Arts station. Go north up the hill to Sherbrooke street, then go east about 2-3 blocks. It's on the ground floor of a big appartment complex.
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Ratings: 68 | Reviews: 47
Reviews by Quej:
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4.58/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

I first stumbled upon this place after one of my friends living nearby told me there was a new brewpub that just opened near her place. She didn't really like beer, but she knew I did, so she dragged a few of us down. It was dark and empty, the place had been open only a few days and business was slow. I tried a few pints and was quite impressed. I came back a while later and there selection had changed already, with more good beers. The recipes change almost every time a beer is brewed, and the same beer is rarely brewed more than a few times.

I've since been going very regularly to enjoy both the relaxed atmosphere I seek in bars, the great beer with oft changing selection, and of course to watch the hockey game. For two days a week they show the Habs playing on a big screen TV and put one of their beers on special at a very decent price (2.75, 3.75, 4.75 in each of the periods). It's not a sports bar but it's a great place to watch the game and have decent beer for a change.

The food here is few, but good. They 'Euro' dogs are fantastic. A sausage in a baguette covered in dijon and sauerkraut, can't be beat. They serve olives, and roasted nuts, plates of cheese and various cafe-style sandwiches.

The service here is great, very fast and very friendly. Often willing to chat about their current or upcoming beer, the Habs, or anything else. All of this has contributed to this fast becoming my favourite brewpub in Montreal. Definitely worth checking out for anyone visiting or living in Montreal, even if just for the great beer.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Jul_dredd
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of TimWakimika
4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of nickfl
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of rudzud
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Pretty fun brewpub right next to the hotel JLindros and I stayed at. About 10 or so beers on tap along with a list of upcoming beers. We walked by first around 7:30pm or so and the place was elbow to elbow with hipsters so we opted to wait until 11:30 (as the place closes at 3am) when most had cleared out. The bartender was quite attentive, recommending beers left and right. Only knock (aside from hipsters) would be the music selection was a bit dodgy. LOADS of American pop from the 60s-00's with random rock mixed in. Didn't really flow at all. There was also some seating in what looked like an old bank vault, which was kind of odd. Did not try any of the food.

Photo of jlindros
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Very interesting brew pub. They had about 12 beers on tap and list of up coming beers, which the bartender allows you to sample and most are pretty good. Average priced. Server was very friendly and tentative, pretty knowledgeable and suggested great beers.

Atmosphere was the only downfall, Loud annoying music, just loud and some bad pop songs mixed with music, very disjointed. Lots of hipsters, modern hipster bar feel many randomly placed tables, etc.

Photo of TheDoctor
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Kwak
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

If I had to make a list of the top 5 places to visit in Montreal based on the quality of their beers, Benelux would be included. Every beer I tasted was right on for style, but also with a little house character thrown in, and they were all clean and very well made.

I felt the decor was a combination of "posh" and "slick" with some down-to-earth character thrown in (the air ducts and wacky sprinkler pipe in front of the vault door). At night it has a kind of "glowing light" in a concrete box kind of thing going on, and although the seating appears kind of stiff, in the end it's actually very comfortable. I guess all of that has to do with the vibe, which is casual and fun. College students mingle with tourists and professionals stopping in for a beer before they head home.

I did not try the food, but watching them toast the rolls for the wurst on pointy spears rising above the grill was interesting.

Absolutely worth checking out.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of groleau
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of stoppertb18
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Sherbrooke location. Tried the stout and American brown ale. Both very good. Brown ale much happier than many. Food is simple but good. Tex msex chicken wrap and "European" hot dog both simple but nice flavor. Service was prompt and friendly. 11 beers available on our visit. Sat outside with nice atmosphere. Well worth a visit.

Photo of AnHeroicHippo
5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of darnzy
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Socialiste
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Whatup14
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of cal-merc
4.6/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

This place is good for microbrews. However the smell when you first enter may scare you but don't walk out just yet. Their flights are reasonable and the beer s good. You should go for their appetizer of olives, crackers and cheese. It goes well with the flight

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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