Active Beers: 12
Beer Ratings: 76
Beer Avg: 3.52
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Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
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Reviews by ikats:
3.8/5 rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
Brutopia is located on Crescent St among other numerous pubs, restaurants, college hangouts. Inside there's a collection of small interconnected spaces with pub/club/college bar atmosphere. My friend and I were there Friday night, but despite this the place was not crowded. Of course, with Jazz Festival in town and summer break, this was obviously not their busiest night. They have two bars and the one on the first floor was practically empty. They had live music during our visit. We were treated to renditions of Sam & Dave's "Soul Man" and Santana. The band was not spectacular but provided very nice and enjoyable background music.
Food was very good, but choices were limited. It is obviously not the main draw here.
Between me and my friend I believe we've tried all their beers, and while they were not earth-shattering they were enjoyable. I got a feeling that they could've been better if the place devoted a little more effort to the process. Nut Brown Ale and Brutopia's Stout were very good. My favorite brew of the night was Rocket Fuel IPA -a very solid DIPA.
Service was good. Although I did not appreciate the comment "to pace ourselves" with Brutopia's DIPA. Of course, when most of your clientele are college students, I guess the comment is valid.
Bottom line: Good (although not remarkable) beer, relaxing fun college atmosphere. Good place to down a few.
07-25-2005 16:29:54 | More by ikats
More User Reviews:
3.64/5 rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75 | $$
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.
06-03-2014 18:59:40 | More by stpatty
Brutopia in Montréal, QC, Canada
86 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.