Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

29 Av Laurier O
Montréal, Quebec, H2T 2N2

(514) 490-9555 | map

Monday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 3:00am

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Along with Vices & Versa (which is just a 20 minute walk away) and Station HO.ST, le Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel (brewery of the sky god) is one of my favorite places in Montréal. I could skip the other two, but any trip to Montréal for me requires a visit.

The beer cannot be argued with (look at the reviews!), and it's on tap (although they do offer some bottles). And they offer food, which can be rare. It's just smaller plate stuff (sandwiches, pizzas, and snacks), and slightly pricey, but it's good and I think it's worth it for the quality. The service is excellent, and the atmosphere is great - it's kind of like a small English-style pub, but with a very Canadian vibe. And it's great to sit out on the street, or in a window on the street, and just relax with a beer and watch traffic go by. (Ha ha suckers!!! You could be here but you're not!)

I haven't given them a good enough review here, what I've written isn't worthy, and I'll need to return to this and update it - hopefully after my next visit - but for now you've got a sense of my passion for the place, don't let it go to waste.

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Photo of socon67
4.77/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Highlight of our Montreal trip. A dozen taps and one cask including Peche Mortel. We just walked up to the bar and ordered. Chalkboards show the offerings. Plenty of options available and all we tried were incredible. A must stop for the craft lovers visiting Montreal.

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Photo of SportsandJorts
4.31/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Atmosphere: super cozy little place, jam packed with tables and spilling out into the sidewalk. nothing really fancy about it or decorated up to much.

Quality: Dieu du Ciel is one of the better known Canadian breweries and the quality is known. That said I was very pleased with their smaller batch stuff. Top notch quality here.

Service: they only had 3 or 4 waiters serving the many tables but they get the job done no problem. Started in French and almost flawless switched to English for us.

Selection: around 10-15 taps varying from Belgians to IPAs and stouts, with some experimental and herbed beers in between. I jumped around the board and was super pleased the whole time.

Food: awesome food, we had a couple good pizzas and a smoked salmon sandwich, all were delicious.

Overall: a great brewery in a cool neighborhood in Montreal. Lots of good stuff going on here and you'd be sorry to miss it when visiting.

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Photo of gphilli9
4.33/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

My favourite place in Montreal to grab a quality beer. I'm genuinely excited when I enter Brasserie Dieu du Ciel - although anxious too because it is always busy and sometimes a struggle to find a seat. DDC has a wonderful selection of beers on tap. Like many others who visit, I'm partial to their incredible IPA's (e.g. Moralite, Disco Soleil, etc), but there is a beer to match anyone's taste. Their food is also good (charcuterie boards, home made pizza's, and more). My only complaint is that the service is sometimes a tad slow. This is due, however, to it being so busy, rather than inattentive.

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Photo of DevonSheridan
4.94/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Wonderful brewery and bar in Montreals Mile End. Beer lovers delight. Sweet selection. They had five stouts on draft so me and my girlfriend were in flavor heaven. If you're from out of town, be cool and come here.

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Photo of QCHopper
4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

The Montreal location is the original brewery, they have opened another spot up north. The one in Montreal is convenient for most locals and tourists. They have about 20 lines dedicated to their products and will sometimes have some of their products in bottles too. They make good beer but It's a small place and gets crowded real quick. They get a lot of younger people there, a lot of students but also an older crowd and it doesn't get so noisy you can't hear yourself. The food is what you might expect from a pub and the menu is pretty limited (pizza, grilled cheese, ect...). All and all it's a great location for afternoon drinks or an evening out but I wouldn't go for dinner

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Photo of Gatch
4.66/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Now this is exactly how I imagined a brasserie would look like! Great beers aside, the vibe of this place is incredible. Great bar and seating areas, helpful and knowledgeable staff, and some solid nachos! Be aware, though, that it's a bit of a walk from the Metro (and it was pretty darn cold at this time).

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Photo of JordonHoltzman
4.79/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Went to this spot with another beer geek buddy of mine on a beautiful Saturday afternoon at the end of June. We sat inside and had flights of their delicious beers. Our service was excellent. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable and helpful, also gave us advice on other places to visit while we were in the city. They had many beers on tap, all great. Great glassware too, which was for sale, and I bought a beautiful Teku glass.

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Photo of mendvicdog
3.45/5  rDev -22.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Food was very good. Limited menu though.

Feels cramped and was very crowded.

Bartender was nice enough but seemed to disappear frequently.

In my opinion, their beers are overrated, but they did have a decent selection of stuff to try. Points for doing many different size pours. That is always great to see.

Wouldn't go back.

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Photo of TheDoctor
3.89/5  rDev -12.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

This is a nice place insofar as you get access to a huge swath of DDC's beers on tap. However, it is popular enough and in a popular-enough part of town that it is pretty much always packed in my experience which takes away a little from what it could be like (and I assume was like at one point in time).

The beers are all good. There are a few that are always on, quite a few that rotate and special events as well. The place is not very big with a short bar to sit at and a bunch of tables (including a patio out front). Every time I have been there except one the service has been less-than-stellar as a result of being slammed. I also experienced the single worst customer experience in my life here so the service score tries to reflect that fairly. The place is super popular, shit's gonna happen.

The food is alright. It is a little expensive, but it is not bad. They don't sell bottles here but many places nearby (as well as most craft beer stores) do, so if you are visiting you can still get some bottles to take home.

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Photo of IPAchris
4.14/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

A bit of a language barrier with our server and it was odd that they would not allow our kids to be inside even though we ate and visited many other Canadian brew pubs on our trip. We were there on a Monday at 3pm.

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Photo of scott_mtl
4.66/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Fantastic spot! Spent an afternoon on the terrasse out back, enjoying the sun alongside my food and drink. Long list of beers available, emphasis on Quebec but many international as well. Everyone at the table ordered very different meals, and everyone raved that theirs was fantastic. Friendly waitstaff / servers. Trendy, buzzing vibe on a summer afternoon, but not overwhelming or rushed. Worth a detour, especially since the area has several other brewpubs / craft beer bars.

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Photo of Rifugium
4.07/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Pretty cool, and about how I imagined DDC to be, though maybe smaller than I thought. Basic pub setup with a semi-Euro/Belgian influence. Staff was friendly and helpful. Most importantly, a lot of very good selections on tap, including some stuff that was either brewpub-only, or just stuff I probably wouldn't have ever gotten to try anywhere else. I didn't have time to sample the food. Worth checking out!

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Photo of Bayou_beer_guy
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

This place is awesome. Didn't try any of the food, but the beer rotates constantly. They had 7 or 8 new offerings in between visits (and those visits were only a day apart). The staff is super friendly and helpful. One of the bar managers offered to add me to the Zwanze Day event list for free even though they were already full (sadly I was leaving the day before the event). They were brewing the second time I went and the brewer took time to meet with me, show me around and answer some questions. It is not well advertised but they do offer flights and that is certainly the way to go. If you are in Montreal and you like beer and you don't go here then you deserve to be kicked in the nethers.

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Photo of amano_h
4.58/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Again as is the case for most breweries/brewpub that I make the effort to actually visit, the beer at Dieu du Ciel speaks for itself, so this review will be strictly about the establishment itself.

It's probably a blessing in disguise that the Quebecois seem very much ignorant of Dieu du Ciel's reputation outside of the city of Montréal, chiefly in the United States -- to keep it short and sweet, Dieu du Ciel's brews are one of the few non In-Bev/SABMiller owned Canadian beers that distributors seek out for sales in the US.

I was pleasantly surprised when I visited Dieu du Ciel because it was noticably devoid of the usual craft beer fanatics making life incredibly uncomfortable by making me wait hours upon hours before being able to taste victory like some of Dieu du Ciel's Vermontoise neighbors to the Southeast. I walked in with a friend after a nice lunch in the Plateau de Mont-Royal area and found seats at the bar with very little resistance.

Dieu du Ciel's brewpub doesn't really feel like a brewpub at all. Save for the huge vats to the right of the main bar area where they experiment with the new brews and the inundation of DdC art work everywhere, the brewpub just feels like your average neighborhood watering hole -- a place for weary souls of all drinking ages and social classes alike to unwind and enjoy fresh local beers to end or start the day.

The service here is very attentive and friendly, and like most Montréal establishments I've been to on this trip, serviced by gorgeous women. I'm starting to realize that I may perhaps be living in the wrong state. Or maybe even the wrong country.

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Photo of KornWallace
4.41/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

I went to Dieu Du Ciel twice with a party of four because after I introduced them to the place they had to come back. Went on a Friday night and a Saturday afternoon in May and this place was packed. A lot of wood and chalkboards make up this little brewpub with their tanks In-between the bar and the windows.

The beers themselves are the reason to come here as we didn't have a single bad brew either time. Whether it was their famous Pêché Mortel, their mild, or one of their saisons everyone was happy we their drinks. They had a nice selection of about 16 taps and a cask.

Our first server wasn't fluent in English but was happy to take our beer order and pass us off to another server, for which we were grateful. Just absolutely wonderful service both times. They even recommended a good restaurant and a nice beer distributor for later in the day.

As for the food I'd strongly recommend the charcuterie and cheese plates but I'd say stay away from the pizzas as they weren't anything special.

The beers were very nicely priced but the food itself was a little pricey at $10 for a small personal pizza and 15 for the cheese plate.

Overall, I'd recommend that anyone in the Montreal area take their time to visit their establishment.

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Photo of mfunk9786
5/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

The best brewpub in the world. Even when it's crowded, it's almost a desirable circumstance, as it's fun to linger and attempt to snag a table (at least for me) and it's easy enough to grab a beer from the bar as you wait. The staff is incredibly organized, kind, and quick. The beer is as good as it gets, and the food, though not ordered often by visitors, is always very tasty considering their limited cooking space in this tiny Mile-End dream of a pub. Please go. Order every beer on the menu. Enjoy.

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Photo of Beersnake1
4.18/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Stopped by when on a work trip in Montreal. Quite a small place, with the current tap list hand written on the chalk board. Good selection, and the vibe was very cool. Service was fine - nothing spectacular. The beer is great - lots of options and great diversity of styles. Would definitely recommend.

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Photo of Danomeister
4.15/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

The beer is incredible (focus on the dark beers and specials). The staff is also pretty entertaining, a bunch of attractive francophone chattering with each other. Can't comment on the food, but the beer is great. Probably about awesome place to take a girl or business important person.

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Photo of SSS
4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Absolutely awesome. I went on a Tuesday and the place was packed. The atmosphere was really nice and jovial. The people are an eclectic mix, young and old, male and female. I had a nice mix of their hop attempts, nothing to rave about, but all solid beers. I also had a hibiscus beer, that was neon pink...I am comfortable with my masculinity so the color didn't turn me off...try it!

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Photo of smakawhat
4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

The bar is tiny, with an intimate feel in a great neighborhod. I did see pictures online and was hoping to see the little angels hanging from the rafters but I didn't see them when I visited. The vibe is real intimate and cozy, but it's also extremely popular. I thought going on a cold November Saturday afternoon around 4PM it would be quiet but it was jam packed and crowded. There are 2 seaters tables and they are litteraly neck and neck together with folks. I strongly suggest that if you want to come here get here as early as possible.

There was only one waiter working the floor and this guy was just getting slammed. But he was actually really good considering how incredibly busy it was.

Peche Mortel is probaby their most popular beer, but this is a good chance to come here and drink their one offs which aren't bottled. The had a Disco Soleil IPA which was excellent, a bit shocking since most IPAs in Quebec I find are really lacking, and they absolutley nailed a Kolsch called Basse Messe.

The WiFi is also incredibly slow, but such is life. Easily worth seeking out, and then there's a good bottle shop down the street to buy some more Quebec micros as well.

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Photo of mynie
4.64/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Deceptively tiny, one of those places that seem really big when you first go into it but that's only because there's so many people there. When it was busy, getting to the bar took a while. When it was dead, of course, it was easy. Only it vacillated between dead and busy at the drop of a hat so it took much strategizing to make sure your available beer supply kept pace with the problematic amount you wished to drink.

The decor woody and old and gorgeous, like nearly everywhere else in Montreal. The stereotype about Canadians being friendlier and kinder than American is absolutely, 100% true, so even during its busy periods the place felt more warm than it did oppressive.

Beer selection was fabulous, with fresh selections of the all of Du Ciel's mainstays along with some slightly weirder stuff (a tangerine IPA) and some truly fucking bizarre, "wow I have to try this even though it sounds awful" stuff (an absinthe IPA).

An absolute must-visit if you're in the city.

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Photo of philgill
4.14/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3

I moved to Montreal at the start of the summer and my only regret so far is not spending enough of my hard earned dough in this great brewpub. I do make sure to bring visitors to the bar as I regard it as the exception highlight in what is a healthy microbrewing scene in the city.

The place can be a bit crowded so I prefer to go there early in the week. Friday evenings is almost a no go area such is the bustle and the inevitable wait for a beer. When the beer does arrive more often than not you are going to have something coming close to exceptional in the glass in front of you. Particular recent highlights include their Rye Pale ale and the stunning Belgian IPA. I have also had tastes of the blondes and the Saisons but they are not particularly to my own taste buds, but thats a me and the style issue, nothing to do with the quality of the brew

Food wise it is a limited menu, just finger food. This bar is for the thirsty, not the hungry.

I would highly recommend this bar to anyone visiting or even just a bit curious about what is on offer in the city of Montreal

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Photo of TriggerFingers
4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

We made our way to Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel to try some beer this past Saturday.

Some tips:
If you are in Montreal on the weekends get the unlimited Metro pass (Metro and Bus)--$14. Just park the car, take the Metro on the orange line, then the bus (or just the bus from where you are). This is a great way to get to restaurants and places like this.

A- This place was cool. Had a darker pub type feel--lots of wood and dimly lit. Lots of local 20-30 somethings there drinking beer with friends. Place was 3/4 packed.

Q- Beer quality was very good/fantastic. We had a number of 6 oz samplers (2.50 each)--they were all top notch!

S- Good overall. Would have been better to have more people working or less patrons in the place because service was a little sparse at times.

S- Selection was fabulous! 16 Beers on tap!

F- Food was good. Mostly pub grub. No complaints.

V- If you are a beer nerd or general purveyor or beer, you must stop here. Really enjoyed it!

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Photo of DaveR514
4.61/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

A Montreal institution, worthy of being on any beer aficionado's short list of establishments worth visiting. Features a wonderful and well rounded selection of top quality beers in a woody and comfortable atmosphere... They also usually have something fun served from a cask. It gets crowded and loud at peak hours, as one would expect. If you love interesting beer, you owe it to yourself to check it out.

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