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Dépanneur Peluso

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

30 Reviews
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
96
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
46
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
6.36%
Dépanneur PelusoDépanneur Peluso
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

2500 Rachel St E
Montréal, Quebec, H2H 1S1
Canada

(514) 525-1203 | map
depanneurpeluso.com

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Added by papat444 on 06-29-2008

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Reviews: 30 | Ratings: 46
Reviews by kwjd:
Photo of kwjd
4.65/5  rDev +5.7%

I went here for the first time on Saturday and loved it. I speak a little french and the first person I talked to got the beer guy that spoke English to help me out. I showed him the list of beers I wanted to buy and he got me bottles of all of them that were there and told me which ones they didn't have. They had a small stock of Dominus Vobiscum Hibernus and Dominus Vobiscum Lupulus in the back that they limit to one a customer and brought these out for me.

Once I got my list, he helped me choose through the many Quebec beers that I've never heard of, going through the styles giving me suggestions of his favourites. Any bottle I asked about he was able to give me a description and his opinion of. Excellent service!

The selection of Quebec beers was tremendous, but don't expect to get anything here other than Quebec beers.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of LanceH
4.13/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of CanadianBacon
4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

This place is a must stop if you are staying in Montreal. From outside it looks like a dingy little dep (convenience store) but walk to the back and there is a second room well lit with wood floors that has virtually every beer you could ever want brewed in Quebec! They have staff just helping with beer selection and always have the rare (whales) Quebec beers! This is the place to go for Beers while visiting the city and I only wish I lived closer to it. Cheers!

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Photo of Otterburn
4.26/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 5

Hi,
this is the place with the best selection i know. They have it all.
And they have everything else that you might need, chips, loto, candy..
but it's a bit pricey.

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Photo of kristinc
4.51/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of therubicon
4.19/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Sanmaral
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of SSS
4.11/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Great place with an excellent selection of local brews. Prices are high in my opinion. Most beers are increased a good $0.50-1.00 compared to other retailers...

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Photo of polloenfuego
3.72/5  rDev -15.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Visited recently and after many recommendations.

Honestly, I don't get it. The selection is no better than any other stores I frequent in my region (NCR - Gatineau) and the prices are about the same. I tried to get service in both French and English and it was pretty mediocre in both. Selection was decent, but as I said nothing worth driving for.

A nice store, decent stock and fair prices. Service could be better. I don't see reason it rates so highly though.

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Photo of baybum
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of 2_Shaynez
5/5  rDev +13.6%

I make the 20 minute drive every second weekend and stock up. You would never realize from the outside, it looks like a ghetto boni-soir, but its actually very well-maintained inside. Keep walking and you'll come to a nice little shop in the back. So many choices and so well organized, by type, and by brewer. Well worth the trip!!! I know theres a few other good places in the city but I havent bothered to check them out because this place is top notch!

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Photo of kylesobrien
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Definitely my favourite bottle shop in the city. When you enter the front door, it largely resembles any other well-maintained dépanneur. After walking past the selection of industrial lagers and walking up a step or two, you're greeted by a vast assortment of fine Québec microbrews in the back room. Every month it seems there are new choices I've not yet tried. Some have lamented the price of the bottles here. Being a dep, it's not the cheapest place, but I've yet to see a location in town with as many options on the shelf.

IMHO, a real gem.

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Photo of MNBeerGeek
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of groleau
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of TheDoctor
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Very nice store, if a little out of the way (a lot for me). But well worth passing by if ever in the area.

As others have said, upon entry the place seems like any other dep, but in the back the entire area is dedicated to beers. There is warm beer on shelves and cold in coolers. The majority seems to be in single bottles, but there are some six packs as well as macros, beer-based products, glassware, etc.

The selection is top notch and not only features new and special releases not found elsewhere in MTL, but also has breweries not found elsewhere and less common brews from some breweries that are.

The shelves are arranged by style which is not my favorite way to go about it, but it is an excellent idea for anyone visiting or not well-versed in the beers and breweries of QC. And actually, it just takes a little getting used to and it becomes a very logical set-up.

The freshness of stuff was about what you would find elsewhere, although I found some Moralité on the shelves that was considerably older than in the coolers, so be aware.

Excellent store all-in-all, the only downside is that it is so far from me : (
The best thing about it, though is that since it is a depanneur it stays open till 23h which is really nice, as elsewhere in town late at night your selection is more limited.

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Photo of Whatup14
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Philby11111
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of sdaly3
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of mfunk9786
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of yancot
4/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of edugasmtl
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of rale
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of davegray
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of tbeckett
4.14/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Right off the bat, I'll come right out and say that I think the reason why the ratings for this place are so high are from all the Americans that visit and see a huge amount of beers they've never tried and can't normally get.

The atmosphere of this place is...well...it's a depanneur. It's a corner store that figured out that craft beer is a good game to be in. If you just look at the craft beer section in the back of the store, it comes off as any other cool craft beer store. It also has the 'let's get some chips while we're here' thing goin' on too though. The aisles in the beer section are a bit narrow, but who cares. Big fridge space, well lit, nothing wrong.

I guess you'd have to drink the beer to figure this one out. But ya, in terms of quality, the store was good. Lot's of beers were refrigerated, which is always a good sign.

Service seemed good. Nobody approached me, but staff were constantly talking to customers, helping them, and answering questions. Seemed like they knew their stuff.

Selection is pretty great. Albeit no better than the two better beer stores just across the river in Gatineau. Apparently it's the best in Montreal though, so then it must be pretty damn good.

Prices were a bit high, but I think the LCBO spoils Ontario shoppers in this regard. I noticed a few beers that were more expensive than Ontario. And $3.99 for small singles of Trois Mousquetaires seems a bit odd

Overall this place is a good beer store, and definitely the place to go in Montreal, but I felt a bit jipped knowing I could probably do just as good with a 20 minute drive to Gatineau.

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Dépanneur Peluso in Montréal, QC, Canada
96 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.