Benelux Brewpub & Café

Benelux Brewpub & CaféBenelux Brewpub & Café
Benelux Brewpub & CaféBenelux Brewpub & Café
Brewery, Bar, Eatery

245 Sherbrooke St W
Montréal, Quebec, H2X 1X7
Canada

(514) 543-9750 | map
brasseriebenelux.com

Notes: To get there by subway: Green line, Place des Arts station. Go north up the hill to Sherbrooke street, then go east about 2-3 blocks. It's on the ground floor of a big apartment complex.
BEER STATS
Average:
3.85
Beers:
96
Reviews:
139
Ratings:
391
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.04
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
90
pDev:
8.66%
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Reviews: 54 | Ratings: 90 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by DrJay:
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DrJay from Texas

4/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Walking up, it was hard to miss the large patio out front. There was a lot of seating inside with a great view of the outside all along one wall. I sat at the bar in the back, which had a stainless bartop (very cool), comfortable stools, and a view of the two storey brewhouse tucked into the very rear of the space. I was there in the evening and the lights were low and there was low key electronic & industrial music playing over the house speakers. It was slow on a Monday night, but the bartender was quick and attentive to my needs. Pints were reasonable for quality Montreal beer ($6.25 - $6.75) and high test beers were ~$6 per half-pint. There was a good selection of house beers on tap as well as a few guest taps. Their saisons were particularly impressive, but the bitter I had was a little mediocre. Overall, this is a place that I'll definitely visit again when I'm in the city.

Jan 03, 2010
More User Reviews:
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cratez from Canada (ON)

4/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

What I had: Benelux SMASH Amarillo American Pale Ale, Congo Belgian IPA, and Sabotage American IPA on tap, Chicken Tex Mex Panini with chips and olives.
What I liked: Dark, bustling and cosmopolitan ambience, clearly visible chalkboard draught list, cozy bar, quick and pleasant service, tasty pub grub, beers ranged from average to good quality, love the focus on hop-forward and Belgian styles, reasonable prices.
What I disliked: Neither the beer nor the food blew me away, but this is still a very solid brewpub.
Would I go back? Yes.
Overall rating: 80

Jan 30, 2020
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roryhoy from Canada (ON)

3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Jul 10, 2019
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Noelito76 from New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75

May 26, 2019
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SDRedDevil from California

4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Sep 25, 2017
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eberesford from Canada (ON)

3.45/5  rDev -14.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

The food is minimal but good - the beers I tried varied from good to excellent - the focus is Belgian as the nsme suggests but also American and British style beers - the service is rather disorganized and I watched tables around me who arrived later served while I waited. It happens, but a simple sorry would have been better than "we're busy". On parle ici seulement en français.

Sep 15, 2017
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beerguymtl from Canada (QC)

4.54/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

I love this place... the beer is amazing.. the food is great although they basically only have sandwiches.

Mar 09, 2017
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Hayley_86 from Netherlands

3.61/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Nov 29, 2016
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Beervana from Canada (BC)

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Nov 12, 2016
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socon67 from New York

4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Nice brewpub in the city center. They do flights which is a plus. Most people are out on the patio and we found a spot at the bar. 12 taps of craft covered all the basic styles. Great spot for a beer and service was solid.

Jul 12, 2016
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SportsandJorts from Virginia

3.71/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Atmosphere: kind of cool interior but I didn't get to check it out thoroughly as it was empty with everyone out on the patio. nicish patio just down the street from downtown, just a short stone's throw away. otherwise nothing to quite set it apart.

Quality: I sample 3 of their beers ranging from decent to good. wide range of style from german to Belgian and American, maybe some English too.

Service: we had a nice waiter. switched to English no problem and was attentive and good.

Selection: around 10 or just more beers, wide range of styles but I didn't see any quite being the top of their style

Food: small basic menu. snacks, paninis and hot dogs. the sandwich I had was tasty but nothing to write home about.

Overall: A good middle of the day downtown Montreal stop. good beer. not far from where you need to be. good for a snack or smaller bite. not the greatest atmosphere but relaxed and pleasant.

Jun 07, 2016
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doctorpepperguy from Kentucky

3.72/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

May 20, 2016
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theDuck from Canada (QC)

4/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Nov 25, 2015
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TheSevenDuffs from Canada (ON)

4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This is a really cool place located in an extremely off spot in town at the foot of an office/condo high rise. The beer was very good and the variety of different styles was also good - offerings included a stout, saison, pale ale, DIPA, Flemish Red (among others). Really cool and vibrant atmosphere.

Oct 03, 2015
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jrempel from Canada (BC)

3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Sep 18, 2015
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e_beaulieu from Canada (QC)

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Sep 08, 2015
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smccaffr39 from Canada (ON)

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Very nice. Good beer, good food, good service.

Sep 05, 2015
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mendvicdog from Maryland

3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

They do flights which is great. Beer was by far the best I had in montreal.

Server was great. He was working hard for sure. Gave me a sample of what he thought was the best beer, and he was right. I ordered a pint of it.

Nice vibe with lots of outdoor seating. Could turn the volume down on the EDM a bit, but I guess I'm an old man.

They have mostly pale ales, ipa, saisons, and sours.

Aug 19, 2015
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sylvaincarle from Canada (QC)

4.36/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3

Jul 23, 2015
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Danielr26 from Michigan

3.71/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Jul 14, 2015
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VbolieuV from Canada (QC)

4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Jun 23, 2015
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jophish17 from Georgia

4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Jun 07, 2015
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Shoecat

4.58/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Great vibe, an awesome space for a quiet afternoon. Love the owner, who was down to chat and teach us more about his craft.

Apr 07, 2015
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Jul_dredd from Canada (QC)

4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Mar 19, 2015
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TimWakimika from Canada (QC)

4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Feb 06, 2015
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