Hurley's Irish Pub
Taps: 19 / Bottles: 19
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 24 | Reviews: 20 | Display Reviews Only:
2.93/5 rDev -22.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 2.5 | food: 2 | $$$
I do not know if that is a typical Irish pub but the atmosphere is great. At least, if that is not authentic, it is doing a great job for the atmosphere. Have to admit that it is quite expensive. 1 or even 2$ more than others. I guess that their great location pushes the prices up. Not a question of quality but the few thing I hate were not very good. Their Irish nachos are simply horrendous. The available selection is not very wide but at least you can have some Black & Tan. The waitresses always seem to get lost when it's time to pay the bill. I've never had my bill right the first time. Good thing I keep count of my drinks otherwise I would have payed for someone else...
04-04-2008 15:35:07 | More by LeTonneau
3.05/5 rDev -18.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Located next door to Brutopia (see my reveiw) Hurley's is your typical sprawling faux-pub that consists of a warren of brick-walled dining areas with a central bar in the middle and a large terrace in the back.
Also typical is the beer selection: Guinness, Smithwick's and Kilkenny's, the latter being unavailable in the states.Great burgers that fill you up in preparation for the night ahead, which might involve listening to live music. Of course, I would've enjoyed that but decided to make an early departure (to McKibbins) because of the horrid service - I think Hurley's actually derives from the Gaelic term "hir hool he," which can be roughly translated as :He who sits at the bar and gets little service." Anyway, not the high point of Montreal's nightlife - unless you don't care.
06-12-2007 21:42:14 | More by jjboesen
3.13/5 rDev -16.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$$
We stopped in here after dinner and beers at brutopia. This place had a warren of rooms, which made it easy to get lost or sidetracked on trips to and from the bathroom.
We got a booth in a backroom away from the band, so we could talk. The service was very slow, especially for midweek. At one point, me and a mate went to the bar to order our own refills after waiting too long for the waitress.
The tap selection was very typical for an Irish pub, focusing on Guiness, Smithwick's, Harp and Bass. There were a few wild-card choices though. I went for a Boddington's (mainly because nobody in my group believed me when I told them it looked like a liquid Twinkie), a St. Amroise and a Blanche de Chamblay. My buddy got a Kronenburg, which also surprising to see on tap.
As others have said, the prices were a little high, but it was OK. Many of my friends went back the next night. But, we went to another pub next door to the Peel Pub.
03-13-2009 18:40:38 | More by hammerhead24
3.19/5 rDev -15.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5 | $$$
Hurleys is a great Irish pub right in the center of the nightclub district of Montreal. The atmosphere is great, with live music and friendly people. The non-rotating beer selection is pretty mediocre, and can be found here: http://www.hurleysirishpub.com/index_en.htm. On my visit, I had a Murphy's, which was fresh and well-poured, but a bit pricey. I like Murphy's as a place to drink the night away, but it is pretty lacking in beer selection.
I would say that Hurleys is worth a stop for those who enjoy Irish pubs, but for someone who is looking for something new and different to try, there are much better options (such as Brutopia right down the street).
03-30-2006 03:56:11 | More by bignick
3.21/5 rDev -14.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | $$$
Hit up this place on a Friday night, after having some great beer close by at Brutopia.
Dissapointing beer selection, bad service and great atmosphere.
Couldn't even get our waitress to tell us what was on tap, all she kept saying was "Guiness? Guiness?- we close soon, so please order".
I insistently inquired about St. Ambroise, and she said no-twice.
Anyways, Guiness it was-big bucks too!
Whatever, it was after midnight, we were in Montreal and there was the coolest fiddle players ripping up the place.
This place was packed,too. We were outside in like a courtyard,
under the stars, with a stone wall enclosing the area.
I was surprised how early they were closing up, we only had time for one before they started flipping the chairs up, and we were just getting started!- This is Montreal-right?
Anyways, there was a great vibe going down at this place, everybody was freaking happy. People singing with the fiddlers, some were doing the jig, others were having intimate conversations in the outskirts of the interior of the joint.
And hotties! OMFG, at the time I was single- and talk about Montreal foxes!
Finally, the fiddlers blew my mind with a scathing rendition of "Enter Sandman"..WTF? It was paradise for a short few minutes.
On the way out the door, the crowd had thinned enough so that I could actually see the taps at the bar, and there was the St. Ambroise.-
05-07-2005 13:48:26 | More by brewandbbq
3.26/5 rDev -13.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5
Hurley's is a quiet, dark, Irish pub located right in the heart of Crescent Street. The quality of the Newcastle that I ordered wasn't up to par. Very watered down and almost no head. I tried some of my other friends' beers and they weren't too great either. The selection is very average. I was hoping for something a little more exciting. About 20 beers on tap, but nothing you can't find anywhere else. When I asked the waitress if they served any Unibroue, she started to mock it and tell me that there are much better beers brewed in Quebec. I don't doubt this, but c'mon, there's nothing wrong with Unibroue.
Overall, this place wasn't as bad as I'm making it to sound, but maybe I was disappointed by it. It was VERY expensive and I wouldn't buy more than one or two beers here. It looked like a nice place to bring a date at best. For a better time, head next door to Brutopia.
04-13-2005 02:13:56 | More by Jacobob10
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
Hurley's Irish Pub in Montréal, QC, Canada
86 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.