Dépanneur Peluso

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96
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49 Ratings
Dépanneur PelusoDépanneur Peluso
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

2500 Rachel St E
Montréal, Quebec, H2H 1S1
Canada

(514) 525-1203 | map
depanneurpeluso.com

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Added by papat444 on 06-29-2008

PLACE STATS
Score:
96
Ratings:
49
Reviews:
31
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
6.36%
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Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev -17%

Warning: You speak French here. I can carry on very basic conversation "Avez-vous une..." but if you are here on the wrong day, its only French so be prepared. That having been said, this is an up-and-coming place, and is convenient Northeast of Papineau and Sherbrooke downtown. An impressive large horizontal cooler greats you, and between the main room and the back room, about 7 times 3 shelves of micros. Despite to an ordering by style, I found beers out of place. Certainly preferred those shelves where they were listed by brewer.Many growlers from a couple of brewpubs I did not know.

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Photo of polloenfuego
3.72/5  rDev -15.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Visited recently and after many recommendations.

Honestly, I don't get it. The selection is no better than any other stores I frequent in my region (NCR - Gatineau) and the prices are about the same. I tried to get service in both French and English and it was pretty mediocre in both. Selection was decent, but as I said nothing worth driving for.

A nice store, decent stock and fair prices. Service could be better. I don't see reason it rates so highly though.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.86/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Probably the largest selection of Quebec beers in the Montreal area. The store is also in the middle of renovations that will be increasing its size. The prices are a little bit higher than what I'm used to, but not excessive. Apparently they carry Hopfenstark and Trou Du Diable, but they didn't have any in stock. Most beers are available in singles and it was pretty easy to find parking. The staff was pretty busy moving stuff around as part of the renovations, so I can't really comment on the service. Definitely the spot to go for anyone from out of town looking for Quebec beers to take home.

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Photo of yancot
4/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Beervana
4.04/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of SSS
4.11/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Great place with an excellent selection of local brews. Prices are high in my opinion. Most beers are increased a good $0.50-1.00 compared to other retailers...

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Photo of LanceH
4.13/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of bylerteck
4.14/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Right off the bat, I'll come right out and say that I think the reason why the ratings for this place are so high are from all the Americans that visit and see a huge amount of beers they've never tried and can't normally get.

The atmosphere of this place is...well...it's a depanneur. It's a corner store that figured out that craft beer is a good game to be in. If you just look at the craft beer section in the back of the store, it comes off as any other cool craft beer store. It also has the 'let's get some chips while we're here' thing goin' on too though. The aisles in the beer section are a bit narrow, but who cares. Big fridge space, well lit, nothing wrong.

I guess you'd have to drink the beer to figure this one out. But ya, in terms of quality, the store was good. Lot's of beers were refrigerated, which is always a good sign.

Service seemed good. Nobody approached me, but staff were constantly talking to customers, helping them, and answering questions. Seemed like they knew their stuff.

Selection is pretty great. Albeit no better than the two better beer stores just across the river in Gatineau. Apparently it's the best in Montreal though, so then it must be pretty damn good.

Prices were a bit high, but I think the LCBO spoils Ontario shoppers in this regard. I noticed a few beers that were more expensive than Ontario. And $3.99 for small singles of Trois Mousquetaires seems a bit odd

Overall this place is a good beer store, and definitely the place to go in Montreal, but I felt a bit jipped knowing I could probably do just as good with a 20 minute drive to Gatineau.

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Photo of therubicon
4.19/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of gphilli9
4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 5

Although I've lived in Montreal for some time, this was my first visit to the store. My expectations were high and were, unfortunately, only partially met. Their selection was unbelievable, including all the latest from Brasserie Dunham, Le Castor, and Au Val (which had just released new beers). My issue with their store was service. On two occasions (with different employees), I inquired about certain beers and styles, and was greeted both times with indifferent responses. Despite this, I will probably return, as their selection of QC craft beer is top-notch.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.24/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Amazing corner store in Montreal with huge selection of beers. The selection is quite incredible with all bottled Quebec micros represented. Quiet a few rarities with great selection of growlers. Staff is quite knowledge and always willing to help. Location is a bit off from downtown but not too far form highway 15 which is convenient for me. Prices might be a bit higher then other places in town but far justified with selection. Nice selection of quebec ciders. Parking is quite ample in that part of town.

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Photo of Whatup14
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of rale
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Sanmaral
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Otterburn
4.26/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 5

Hi,
this is the place with the best selection i know. They have it all.
And they have everything else that you might need, chips, loto, candy..
but it's a bit pricey.

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Photo of Spreetaper
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of kingcrowing
4.3/5  rDev -2.3%

By recommendation of a couple Montreal BAs, I came here around a year ago, and every trip up since I always stop here to get some unique Canadian brews. When you walk in it looks like a little convenience store, but as you get to the back and see their Unibroue rack with all different branded glasses you see the beer selection.

As an American it's pretty intimidating because so much of their beer isn't imported into the US so it's really surprising how many different breweries there are in Montreal.

Also every time I've been up (on a Friday or Saturday) their beer guy has been there and offered to help out, he speaks good English so he can help you around, also beers are organized by style which is a bit odd compared to the US. Finally, every time I've gone they've had some solid beers to sample!

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Photo of bobsy
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%

Nice dep a little out of downtown Montreal, but easily accessible by car, and seemingly not too far from transit. The beer room is in the back left of the store, and has an excellent selection of Quebec micros, which is very comprehensive and covers all the bases. Expect to find some great beer from Charlevoix, Dieu du Ciel, Trois Mousquetaires and a lot more. There is also a small handful of Belgians, but nothing too special. A beer fridge along the left-hand side of the store strikes me as a good option for those beers more sensitive to the conditions they're kept in. Prices seemed fine and in line with elsewhere.

Service was decent enough. I speak a bit of French, but there was little else needed in the transaction. I understand that the beer guys here is outstanding, so if you need to know anything he'll be the guy to speak to.

Picked up a whole bunch of Trois Mousquetaires... nice stuff!

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Photo of charlesw
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5

So the remodel they did went well - for a mini mart this place is very nice! In fact, once you're back in the "nice beer" section (out of the mini mart) you would never know you were anywhere but in a nice beer store.

And it's a very nice beer store. It's certainly overwhelming for a foreigner with no knowledge of Canadian beer to go in because it is overwhelmingly Canadian! Another reviewer wrote "if it's Canadian they have it" but that is far from the case - I did not see any of the beers I know from the Atlantic seaboard. But... HOLY COW are there ever a lot of Quebecois beers! Four or five aisles of Quebecois beers... It's nuts!

There is some semblance of order in the aisles - IPA, Belgian-Style single and tripel, dark and heavy, amber, um. And at least 2 others I forget just now (ha). Then all around that, in the cold case, against the walls, in center bits, things are arranged by brewery or as specials (when it arrived, whatever). There's a glass aisle (mostly locals, some European) and some tshirts, too.

What makes this place stand out:
- it's nice, clean, airy, well-designed, organized.
- the selection of locals is phenomenal

What could make it better for me:
- maybe... Maybe the place is designed specifically for locals but as someone from somewhere else I'm utterly at a loss when confronted with hundreds of beers I've never heard of! Shelf talkers of any kind would have been so appreciated! That's maybe complicated for them in that the BA shelf talkers are in English but, dang it, if I have to look up every single beer to have any idea what it's about then it makes being there take a really long time!
- I want an itemized receipt, please, and not just the cash ticket!
- having help that seeks out customers and asks if they want/need help would work for me. Maybe that's not the style of Montreal, I dunno...

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Photo of Viggo
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%

Stopped in while in Montreal, I heard this place was great and it didn't disappoint. Right on the corner on Rachel. This is a block up from Sherbrooke so its pretty convenient from downtown to shoot over. The beer is in the back room, shelves and displays all over, tons of different Quebec micros. Growlers in the cooler, pretty much anything available from Quebec is here. The prices were a touch higher than some of the other stores I've been to, but I don't mind paying a bit more for the convenience factor of being able to pick up everything in one shot. The owners were friendly and the beer guy was very helpful. He even helped bring a box out to the car. This is a must stop in Montreal for buying beer.

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Photo of blackie
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

also known as Depanneur Bonisoir, pretty easy to get here from the Downtown, there are a couple metro stops within reasonable walking distance and the 24 bus stops just a block south

head straight to the back of the store, past a few coolers of beers on the left and up a flight of just a couple stairs, an overwhelming amount of what seems to be predominantly Quebecois breweries are represented here, others have made a stab at listing so I won't even try, everything is arranged by style and easy to navigate, following prior research I left with a bottle from Tres Mousquetaires and a few from the La Vache Folle of Charlevoix

the gentleman working the beer room that day was a non-drinker, so while he wasn't able to offer specific recommendations, he did point me towards the breweries he most often heard pushed by the beer guy (Alan, sp?), there were at least a few English speaking employees in the store that day

everything was clean and no quality issues are expected, traffic was pretty steady during my visit so rotation should be fine

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Photo of djoucy
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

This is my place to get local beers in Montreal. They have a selection that no other store can match. In fact, they have all the Quebec based breweries I know. They even have some more "rare" Brewers like La Tour à Bière, Multi-Brasses or Bièropholie.

The alcohol section takes up to half of the store. Most of the beers are at room temperature.

I never really asked for service but there seems to be a guy always hanging around, moving cases or placing beers. I guess he's the beer expert and might be of some help.

The place is quite ugly and far from the town center. But it is worth the trip. There is a cycling strip passing by, if you feel like burning some calories before drinking them.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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Dépanneur Peluso in Montréal, QC, Canada
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