Hurley's Irish Pub
Taps: 19 / Bottles: 19
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 24 | Reviews: 20 | Show All Ratings:
3.41/5 rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 2.75 | $$
Long on atmosphere but short on selection.
This would be a great place to make your local pub. Friendly, good service, no surprises (including the taps). Not having been to a pub in Ireland, it would be hard for me know if this is what the typical Irish pub was like. The entrance is one level down off the street. The small 10 seat bar is immediately in front of you as you walk in. There are a few small rooms behind the bar. The place has low ceilings and lots of stone. It was slow the night I was there and the service was good. The bartender was even nice enough to suggest bars where I could find a selection from Unibroue on tap (which was surprisingly hard to find downtown). Ten or twelve taps, most of what you'd expect (Guinness, Boddingtons, Murphey's, etc.) with a few Candadian beers thrown in. This would make a great regular place to meet with friends to play darts, but not a place to discovery the breweries that Montreal, Quebec, or Canada have to offer.
08-08-2013 03:47:17 | More by LittleDon
3.56/5 rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2.5 | $$$
This pub was close to our hotel and we felt like a beer, but none of the brewpubs were open yet (they open at 3, this was at noon). There were several rooms, we sat at the bar just beside the entrance. Nice cozy feel the place because the room wasn't huge. The bartender said it gets really busy during the evenings, but there were people at about half of the tables when we were there. Tap list has some macros, with a few of the more common Quebec micros. I didn't eat, so can't comment on the quality of the food. Bartender was really good. Pints of Murphy's Irish Stout were just over $8 each, so a bit pricey.
11-08-2010 01:09:11 | More by kwjd
3.63/5 rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Located on the lively Crescent Street in the seemingly English speaking area of town.
The interior was broken down in to numerous cozy dining areas toward the left as you walk. The main bar is to the right, surrounded by a dining area/band stage. The upstairs featured a secondary bar and lounge type atmosphere.
The beer list consisted of the usual suspects. The appearance of Beamish (alongside Guinness) was a nice surprise. The food was decent, and again typical fare.
The live music started around 9:00 PM and the place packed out.
11-28-2009 23:17:39 | More by plaid75
3.95/5 rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$$
My favorite Irish pub in Montreal the atmosphere is extremely social and laid back everyone there is just there to relax and chat. It's an older crowd
The quality of everything there is pretty good they have most of your mainstream Irish macros with a few Canadian craft beers mixed in, nothing special, most people order Guinness
Service is awesome all bartenders knowledgeable and friendly
Selection is pretty good, if you won't drink macro beers then options will be more limited, they have an impressive single malt selection
Good quality pub food with a impressive variety of options
08-29-2009 18:14:02 | More by HopBacchus
3.85/5 rDev +2.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Hurleys is more laid back than any of the other places we visited in Montreal. The atmosphere was pretty laid back. There were a few separate areas, so it wasn't like one big party. There was live music playing in one room, then two separate dining/drinking areas, then the bar area.
Most of the clientele was 30+, and it seemed like everyone there knew they were there to just chill and enjoy, rather than to party.
Our waitress was fantastic, very friendly and sociable, and made sure we were taken care of very well.
Selection was a little scant, but we were really only there for some Guinness anyway. Got that and some Carlsberg, which tided us over, and didn't really expand to others.
Overall a very relaxing place to drink some decent beer without having a bunch of skanks or douchebags all over you.
03-14-2009 20:40:57 | More by tittymcj
3.13/5 rDev -16.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$$
We stopped in here after dinner and beers at brutopia. This place had a warren of rooms, which made it easy to get lost or sidetracked on trips to and from the bathroom.
We got a booth in a backroom away from the band, so we could talk. The service was very slow, especially for midweek. At one point, me and a mate went to the bar to order our own refills after waiting too long for the waitress.
The tap selection was very typical for an Irish pub, focusing on Guiness, Smithwick's, Harp and Bass. There were a few wild-card choices though. I went for a Boddington's (mainly because nobody in my group believed me when I told them it looked like a liquid Twinkie), a St. Amroise and a Blanche de Chamblay. My buddy got a Kronenburg, which also surprising to see on tap.
As others have said, the prices were a little high, but it was OK. Many of my friends went back the next night. But, we went to another pub next door to the Peel Pub.
03-13-2009 18:40:38 | More by hammerhead24
3.89/5 rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Hurley's isn't very hard to find. Along Crescent Street between Rene Levesque and St. Catherine's so it's considerably less busy around this area than one more block north. It's hard to miss Hurley's; they have a lot of block-front property - there are like four doors.
I went on a nice night, so most of the crowd was outside. I chose to sit inside, away from the bar in the downstairs level, in a small room. It was nice because we had the room pretty much to ourselves. The waitress was very friendly with impeccable English, which is a bit of a rarity in Montreal. The bartenders were incredibly friendly as well. The atmosphere was great. More of a pub and relaxed atmosphere than the more hectic areas of Crescent Street and St. Catherine's.
Tons of taps at this place. All served in pints. I saw quite a few taps were reserved for Guiness. There was Murphy's, Kilkenny, Carlsberg, Newcastle, and a bunch of others. Almost no generic macro to fall back on, so really a great beer-lover's bar.
My only complaint was the pricing. Eight dollars for a pint is a bit pricey, considering there wasn't even the option to get them in 12 ounces or in pitchers. I suppose that's all part of the "traditional Irish pub" feel they were aiming for. I'd say: stop by here and enjoy a few pints, but if you're aiming for a long, long night of drinking, you might want to eventually go somewhere else, because staying here all night will eventually destroy your wallet.
08-12-2008 14:56:37 | More by zerofear13
2.93/5 rDev -22.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 2.5 | food: 2 | $$$
I do not know if that is a typical Irish pub but the atmosphere is great. At least, if that is not authentic, it is doing a great job for the atmosphere. Have to admit that it is quite expensive. 1 or even 2$ more than others. I guess that their great location pushes the prices up. Not a question of quality but the few thing I hate were not very good. Their Irish nachos are simply horrendous. The available selection is not very wide but at least you can have some Black & Tan. The waitresses always seem to get lost when it's time to pay the bill. I've never had my bill right the first time. Good thing I keep count of my drinks otherwise I would have payed for someone else...
04-04-2008 15:35:07 | More by LeTonneau
4.65/5 rDev +23.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Hurley's is one of my favorite pubs to visit. It has a great atmosphere, I usually stick downstairs. One of my best memories there has a U2 cover band playing all night, spending time with my soon-to-be girlfriend and having about 10 pints of cider (not considered beer anymore on this site, but I'm still a cider nut).
Our waitress was the coolest ever, even looked Irish and understood English very well. She had to deal with some really bad drunks one night, which we also got to watch and she basically told them off, haha, but she treated us very well and was super quick to refill our drinks. I even got a picture with her, haha :)
The place has a very cozy vibe to it although it gets fairly packed, but I really liked the brickwork they did and the way it's set up. Although more bathrooms could be handy.
Can't say much for the selection as I didn't venture past the cider, but I do remember they had plenty taps going, at least 20. Food was pretty good for pub stuff, didn't get full meals but kept the appetizers going.
01-12-2008 18:33:29 | More by deltatauhobbit
3.79/5 rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
This Irish pub sits on the south end of Crescent and has the honor of being the establishment where I had my very first pint of Guinness (June 2006). I came back on December 16 to re-visit a fond memory. Quiet and relieving at noon, but rocking with live bands at night. The staff is dressed well and knows how to pour the pints. I should note that the service can slow to a crawl at night, so be patient if you plan to visit at night, but during the day that shoudn't be a problem. 25 taps sit behind the bar, but 5 of them are dedicated to Guinness. Some of the non-Guinness taps include Tetley's, Murphy's and two McAuslan offerings. Bottles of major brand lagers are sold as well if you don't want something made with top-fermenting yeast. Beware of the prices though, pints will set you back an extra dollar compared to other places. Overall, a fun place to hang out at.
12-25-2007 20:17:06 | More by DoubleJ
Hurley's Irish Pub in Montréal, QC, Canada
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