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Brutopia

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BrutopiaBrutopia
BA SCORE
86
very good

61 Ratings
Ratings: 61
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.37%
Active Beers: 12
Beer Ratings: 76
Beer Avg: 3.52
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1219 Crescent St.
Montréal, Quebec
Canada
phone: (514) 393-9277

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @brutopia

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Reviews by Tut:
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3.61/5  rDev -4%

Brutopia has been around a long time and makes some decent beers but I never go there anymore for several reasons.

First is it's location. Rue Crescent is downtown and is one of the least typical areas in the city. It's near numerous hotels and tourists and business people staying nearby swarm into the cheesy bars and fake Irish pubs that line the street. Rue Crescent provides no sense of the unique character of Montreal that makes it one of the best cities in North America. It's a long way, in both distance and ambiance, from the Plateau, Mile End, or even the Latin Quarter - areas that are among the best in the city. Many visitors leave the city thinking the Rue Crescent scene is what Montreal is about, which is sad.

There's nothing really wrong with Brutopia, but the pub itself makes me feel like I'm in a bar in Toronto. Staff and customers all are English speakers and the look of the place is somewhat shabby and uninteresting compared to the other great brewpubs - Benelux, L' Amere a Boire, Le Cheval Blanc, Dieu du Ciel, and Reservoir. I don't go to Montreal to have a Toronto experience.

Brutopia is easily the best option for beer in the downtown area and it's worth stopping in if you're nearby, but I'd never make it a destination for even part of an evening, especially if you only have a few days in Montreal. The other good brewpubs and the great beer bar, Vices et Versa are more enjoyable and in much more interesting locations.

11/10/11 - The reviewer below and some other Americans seem to think a basic knowledge of French is needed in Montreal. This is a misconception. Virtually everyone in Montreal that works with the public is bilingual and quite happy to speak English as needed. They don't expect Americans to know French, but the use of some polite phrases/words is always appreciated.

Tut, Sep 08, 2011
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I love Brutopia. The beer is outstanding and I would recommend the place to anyone. The only thing that gets me is the lack of innovation. I doubt that has anything to do with the brewer(s). I'll assume their location requires them to pump out the same beers over and over again. That's alright but I wish they were a little more adventurous. Overall the place is great, laid back, and perfect for sipping on a pint.

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Brutopia in Montréal, QC, Canada
86 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.