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Station Ho.st

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10 Ratings
Ratings: 10
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: n/a
Taps: 21
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
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1494 Ontario St E
Montréal, Quebec, H2L 1S3
phone: (514) 564-4678

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Photo of rudzud
2/5  rDev -49.6%

Stopped by here with JLindros on the trip through Montreal. Place was a very long, deep rectangle with a few tables mixed in. Wooden floor, long wooden bar. Took the bartender nearly 15 minutes to come over when we were two out of the 6 people in the entire place. No customer banter, just put the beer list down in front of us. Took nearly 10 minutes for him to come back and ask what we wanted, and nearly 5 minutes to get our beers. Never came back over to see if we liked them (which we didnt, really was tempted to take my glass and bring it in to the bathroom and pour it, it was that bad), or if we wanted food or anything. Had to get his attention for a check. With all the great brewpubs/bars/taverns in Montreal I see no reason to come to the Hopfenstark , especially when Cheval Blanc and L'Amere a Boire are right down the street.

Photo of jlindros
3/5  rDev -24.4%

Modern wood heavy bar, long wooden bar old wood, tables too, very plain and boring. Slow service, not too friendly. 20 taps, so so looking beers, the couple we had were either OK or terrible. A little hipster feeling. Not a very fun place to visit, especially down the street from Cheval Blanc and L'Amere a Boire, there is no reason to visit this place at all.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of JimDH
4.36/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4

This is essentially a taproom for Hopfenstark Brewery, which is just outside the city, though the list of about twenty taps includes guest beers. I visited a couple of times while in Montreal recently--both early enough in the day that it wasn't yet crowded.

The bar and furniture are rustic wood, and the decor is minimal. Tasteful and immaculate.

Fred--the Hopfenstark brewer/owner who opened this place last fall--worked behind the bar. He's friendly, very enthusiastic about the beers, and was quick to offer samples--particularly of some mixed-style beers he had created.

Some of the beers were outstanding--the saisons really shined, and were better than their BA ratings suggest. And even the beers that weren't my favorites were still quite good.

Station Ho.st doesn't have a kitchen, but you're welcome to bring food from nearby restaurants.

Special tappings are scheduled early the week for particular cask ales, barrel-aged beers, or hard-to-find guest beers.

This is the least-BA-reviewed brewpub in Montreal, so far, and it deserves to be on the map. It's an easy walk from L'Amère à Boire or Le Cheval Blanc. Go. Visit.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of papat444
4.05/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Bar opened by Hopfenstark's Fred that predominately features Hopfenstark's brews but also a few guest taps, last night there was DDC and Broadway. Over 20 taps makes it interesting though small qualm; all their regular line-up was there but nothing special or no one-offs. Still, lots of choice. Place is no frills and has wood paneling everywhere. Probably couldn't hold more than 50 people so it is a bit small. I expect great things from this place in the months to come.

Station Ho.st in Montréal, QC, Canada
90 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.