Le Saint-Bock

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3.61/5
Le Saint-BockLe Saint-Bock
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1749 Saint-Denis St
Montréal, Quebec, H2X 3K4
Canada

(514) 680-8052 | map
www.lesaintbock.com

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Added by Todd on 02-23-2007

BEER STATS
Beers:
84
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
159
PLACE STATS
Score:
90
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
51
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
11.44%
 
 
Taps:
20
Bottles/Cans:
175
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews by Yetiman420:
Photo of Yetiman420
4.66/5  rDev +15.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

My wife and I did a quick, two day brewpub and good food tour of Montreal (and then on to Burlington VT) in early June of 2009. Our brewpub stops in Montreal were determined by high BA ratings and proximity to public transit.

These five Montreal stops put me at 273 stops in my quest to visit every quality brewer/brewpub. Below is a ranked list of our stops starting with the best at the top. They were all worthy visits and Montreal is a great destination if you ever have the chance to visit. The specific review follows the list.

Le Saint-Bock Brasserie Artisanale Inc.
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
Benelux Brewpub & Café
Le Cheval Blanc
L'Amère à Boire

Le Saint-Bock Brasserie Artisanale has a wonderful atmosphere - a long, cozy, dark room with inviting lounge seating areas. We made for the bar near the back in view of the small brewing area.

The best part of this stop was that they had 20 fine Quebec beers on tap. To some extent, their rating is boosted by other beers. Not sure I really care as I loved the concept and got to sample beers from Quebec's finest craft brewers (including the only cider of our trip which was exceptional). They had nine of their own beers on tap including a pale, schwartzbier, blanche, rouse, and a nice, stinky IPA.

This was our first stop on the tour and the selection, quality, and ease of doing my own sampler (which all the brewpubs were doing) made this the most memorable of the stops.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Spreetaper
4/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of LanceH
4.37/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Gatch
4.85/5  rDev +20.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Probably my favorite bar from the long weekend spent in Montreal in mid-December. The vibe is incredible, the bartenders and servers are top notch, and the quality and variety can't be beat. On a popular street, Saint-Denis, so it's a must-visit spot for local craft beer.

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Photo of TBonez477
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

A good place to visit. Located right downtown. Good tap list and an even better bottle list (the best in the city by far that I saw). Worth a stop.

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Photo of e_beaulieu
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Barracudas
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of blisscent
4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of kingpin1010
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of TheDoctor
3.9/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Really decent beer bar. The prices are a touch steep, but they have a huge selection on tap, good private import, a pretty nice look/feel, and okay house beers.
The food is good and a lot of it prominently features beer. That said it is basically just variations on pub food and is pretty heavy with big servings. You could easily split some of their main dishes. There is a good selection of house beers encapsulating a wide variety of styles, but I find them to be a bit lackluster. They are decent though. Granted, I haven't tried tons of them.
All-in-all a good place to duck off for a pint. You can get some good imported stuff here, too, but it'll cost you.

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Photo of HDDD
4.68/5  rDev +16.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Photo of 31Sam13
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Le Saint-Bock is in Montreal's Latin Quarter not far from Le Cheval Blanc, Brasserie Artisanale L'Amère A Boire, and one of the many Les 3 Brasseurs locations. If you're in the mood for live music, mainly blues and rock, there's also Bistro a Jojo; or there's a great scotch selection at Pub L'Ile Noire - both have a decent selection of beer as well.

At first glance it may seem small, but once you pass the outdoor seating area and step inside you'll find that it's actually a pretty deep space. At night it has very much of a nightclub feel, and the younger crowd seems to thrive on that. Dance music plays and red light glows from beneath the bar, and against the walls. It has a red, black, silver against beechwood decor theme going on. It's slick, but not overly so. Given my druthers, however, I'd prefer to visit during the daytime when it's a little more casual and 'common'.

Look for a beer menu and you won't find one, unless you look up on the wall at one of the electronic menu boards they have. The draft list slowly pages through, offering 44 beers on tap including 20 of their own. The brewery, by the way, is tucked all the way in back.

I sampled several of the house beers and found them all to be quite good. The guest beers included a few Belgians, a few Americans (two from Stone, Avery's Beast, and something from Moylan's) which was highly unusual, and their Canadian choices were of the finest and most rare from Dieu Du Ciel, Hopfenstark, Microbrasserie du Lac Saint-Jean, Microbrasserie L'Hermite, Microbrasserie Charlevoix, Le Naufrageur, Trois Mousquetaires, Brasseurs Illimités, and Brasserie Franches-Montagnes to name a few. Impressive!

They offer food as well, which is mostly basic (although in Montreal where many places offer no food at all or just "snacks", this is something special), including soups, salads, sandwiches, nachos and chicken tenders, etc. The prices are slightly pricey given the neighboring competition, but with a few beers in you I doubt you'd consider trekking out to save a dollar or two.

Overall I was quite impressed by the beer selection, and I wish I'd gone here immediately (I stayed just up the block but I chose two other close locations to visit in the Quartier Latin and didn't get back until a week later the night before I left for home).

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Photo of groleau
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of AnHeroicHippo
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of tbeckett
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Whatup14
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Socialiste
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of nriech
3.66/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25

I think this place was pretty decent for the area and what I saw thru the rest of the city. I liked all the beers I tried, nothing blow your mind but all very respecable for their styles. Our waitress was very pleasent and helpful with the menu as they have no English menus. The beer menu on the wall was detailed regading what kind of glassware you would receive the beer in and the price for each size and each beer. The waitress even stopped to make sure we understood what we would be receiving which is great if you werent expecing to get a tulip glass for $7.

The food we ordered was appetizers only but pretty good. The brie with maple was great.

I reccomend going on off hours though, we were there around noon to 2PM. Later that day it was extremely packed and loud on both nights (Friday and Saturday so its probably to be expected.)

Overall I dont think this place should be bashed, if you are looking for a good beer selection theres not much else in walking distance of this quality.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of SSS
4.37/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

They have a bible of beers, that includes some really good stuff. Found Innis and Gunn here...when it was somewhat hard to find in Quebec. It was quite pricy at $10.00 per bottle, but well worth it when you factor in that it costs $3.55 at the SAQ. I recommend this place to anyone who wants to have a beer they cannot regularly find in the city.

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Photo of Scamboogery
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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Le Saint-Bock in Montréal, QC, Canada
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