Isle de Garde

Isle de GardeIsle de Garde
Isle de GardeIsle de Garde
Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1039 Rue Beaubien E
Montréal, Quebec, H2S 1T3
Canada

(514) 303-1661 | map
isledegarde.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.93
Beers:
21
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
26
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.16
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
10
pDev:
8.41%
View: Beers | Place Reviews | Events
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 10
Photo of papposilenus
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

A small, comfortable bar and restaurant - the meal was too well prepared and presented to pass off as a mere brewpub. The two beers I tried, a brut IPA and a saison, were both better than passable. Service was excellent, timely and attentive but not overbearing. The place was pretty much full on a Sunday night which speaks well of them but didn't feel cramped or claustrophobic and the noise level was low enough that we could have a conversation without being aware of the people around us.
Good beer, excellent meal, and magnificent hosts - thanks again, J. and M. for your gracious hospitality!

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Photo of TheDoctor
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

A nice medium-sized bar a couple blocks from Metro Beaubien with a big tap list, food and quite a few bottles (a decent chunk of which you won't find much elsewhere in town). Their tap system can do proper temperature for each style which is really nice, as well (hence another reviewer thinking the bitter was too warm, haha). The beers are mainly in-house, but there are some guest taps and collaborations as well. As far as I know their beer is contract-brewed at Loup Rouge, but they are going to expand a little and start brewing on site soon. I only had a couple beers, but they were solidly made, to style and enjoyable. The food looks/sounds amazing, but I didn't try any. It's a little pricey and the ambiance (not limited to this one place) is not my favorite. I will be back. Well worth a visit if you are passing by.

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Photo of Sammy
3.68/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

The good: servers know their beer. Attractive 24 taps concentrating on vg guest taps. Great bottle list at very fair prices. Location. People liked the food. Sizeable for a new place. Needs improvement: took a while till server recognized a customer in house. Accused of taking another couple’s seats when i asked other patrons who said they left. I didn’t like the gas mixture on most beers and at least a couple were around too long and beer manager agreed. In word, lots of potential.

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Photo of Otterburn
3.84/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Hi,
the place was full when we arrived, that's a good sign !
I had their Bitter wich was good but too flat for me, and not cold enought
for my taste, but overall it was good. I had the one offer in cask that day wich was also good.
I had an hamburger and it was delicious. Cool place, cool people, a bit pricey.

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Photo of papat444
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Nice little place, a bit dark on a bright Saturday afternoon. No tap menu on the wall anywhere, only on menus at table or at the bar. Over twenty taps with 3 house beers. Decent enough beer.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

I stopped in IdG with Marc, a friend of the owner, during off-hours. It seemed like a very nice bar that I'd definitely like to visit when it was actually open. The owner seemed nice and knowledgeable, and he let me sample a couple of the beers that were on at the time. There were quite a few choices from the craft world, and a good variety of styles. Taste-wise, the house beers seemed fairly basic, but good for a start. Hopefully this place blossoms, because it seems to have some good potential!

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Isle de Garde in Montréal, QC, Canada
Brewery rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 26 ratings