Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

29 Av Laurier O
Montréal, Quebec, H2T 2N2
Canada

(514) 490-9555 | map
dieuduciel.com

Notes: Monday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 3:00am
BEER STATS
Average:
4.13
Beers:
182
Reviews:
6,983
Ratings:
17,824
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.44
Reviews:
148
Ratings:
283
pDev:
7.88%
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egrandfield from Massachusetts

4.8/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Very chill place with a great selection. Went on holiday in Montreal and this was on my checklist. Had a very good margarita pizza and a flight of their IPAs and a glass of péche mortel. Reminds me of a 90s brewpub, but only in a positive way. Highly recommend.

Feb 29, 2020
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cratez from Canada

4.81/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Came here with a friend on my first visit; was flying solo the second time.

Had the following beers over the course of two sessions:
Dieu du Ciel! Solstice d’Été aux Framboises (draft)
Dieu du Ciel! déCIBeL (cask)
Dieu du Ciel! Déesse Nocturne (draft)
Dieu du Ciel! Sentinelle - Kolsch (draft)
Dieu du Ciel! Tonnerre - Azacca Single Hop Pale Ale (draft)
Dieu du Ciel! Libre-échange - Foreign Export Stout (draft)
Dieu du Ciel! El Dorado - Spelt Beer w/ El Dorado Hops (draft)
Dieu du Ciel! Dieu du Ciel! Symbiose No. 01 / 2012 (sample)

The beers ranged from very good to outstanding, and the service was great on both occasions. I also enjoyed the Margherita pizza and mixed green salad. Had an awesome conversation with some beer geeks from Las Vegas and New York City, who were kind enough to share the Symboise with me (thanks again!). Overall, this is a world class brewpub with amazing beer, a really cool atmosphere, and good service and food. Definitely a must-visit when in Montreal.

Feb 14, 2020
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Insomniac from Canada

4.41/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

An amazing place that I always visit when in Montreal. They usually have about 16-18 different beers on tap and rotate many of them quite regularly. The place has a really chill vibe, even when it’s busy. The food is basic but well prepared and satisfying. This is a landmark in the Montreal beer scene.

Dec 30, 2019
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Batheinfire from Canada

4.01/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Top quality stouts, the rest of the beer selection is generally good with rotating taps. The péché mortel is the piece de resistance, delicious in any of its many forms. The nachos are decent and the charcuterie is alright also.

Sep 01, 2019
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Boto from Connecticut

4.51/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Visited during our recent vacation to Montreal. Nice location in a residential area in north central part of the city. It is a bit smaller than I expected. Bar area is darker wood and pretty typical of a nice pub. The service is great! very attentive servers. We ate lunch while there. Pub type food, a small but very tasty selection. The beer selection was great, as was the quality. It was so good my wife wanted to go back a second time while we were there, so we did!

Jul 15, 2018
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Profundobaso from New York

4.34/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

One of the best (if not THE best) bar/brewery in Montreal. The bar is fairly large in size but was completely packed on a Sunday night. ~17-18 beers on tap, with wine/cocktail options as well. The beer selections are diverse, ranging from traditional styles to experimental beers (such as a black saison). Beers are sold at a fixed price based on size, and prices are more than fair. Didn't have a chance to try the food, but the menu did look very promising.

A must visit for craft beer fans in or visiting Montreal!

Mar 04, 2018
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AnitaBrewski from Massachusetts

4.64/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Incredible beer destination in Montreal, perfect while visiting Jazz Festival, loves all the beers we had plus the excellent food. Sat outside in July at the large tables, had fun chatting with the other patrons!

Sep 02, 2017
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Caboguy from New Hampshire

3.85/5  rDev -13.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Great neighborhood brewpub! Peche Mortel on tap - need I say more! Had the cheeseboard and flatbread pizza, awesome! at least 14 different beers on tap, all brewed by them. A must if you are a beery visiting Montreal. A little off the beaten tract, but don't let that scare you. Find it and go there. It's a great friendly place.

Aug 18, 2017
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eberesford from Canada

4.31/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Friendly, knowledgable staff, great and varied beer selection from a consistently fine brewer. Food - huge platters of local artisinal foods. If you are not hungry, share.

Aug 13, 2017
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mdfb79 from New York

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Reminds me a bit of a European cafe; very chill vibe. Good selection and some cool stuff you can't find in the US on tap. Didn't eat the food but looked good, beers were great. The place to go when in Montreal.

Jun 16, 2017
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Feb 16, 2017
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socon67 from New York

4.77/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

Jul 13, 2016
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SportsandJorts from Virginia

4.31/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Jun 06, 2016
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gphilli9 from Canada

4.33/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

May 20, 2016
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DevonSheridan from New York

4.94/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

Apr 26, 2016
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QCHopper from Vermont

4.3/5  rDev -3.2%
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

Mar 11, 2016
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Gatch from Rhode Island

4.66/5  rDev +5%
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).

Dec 21, 2015
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JordonHoltzman from New York

4.79/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

Sep 10, 2015
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mendvicdog from Maryland

3.45/5  rDev -22.3%
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.

Aug 19, 2015
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TheDoctor from Canada

3.89/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

Jul 22, 2015
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IPAchris from Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

Jul 02, 2015
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scott_mtl from Canada

4.66/5  rDev +5%
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.

Jan 10, 2015
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Rifugium from North Dakota

4.07/5  rDev -8.3%
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!

Nov 15, 2014
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Bayou_beer_guy from Texas

4.75/5  rDev +7%

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.

Sep 29, 2014
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amano_h from Oregon

4.58/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Jun 20, 2014
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