Claddagh Irish Pub

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Type: Bar, Eatery

1433 Crescent
Montréal, Quebec

(514) 287-9354

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 7
Reviews by Amalak:
Photo of Amalak
4.86/5  rDev +19.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

This is my favorite bar that I have ever been to. First of all, the beer selection is excellent, including my favorite beer Kilkenny, as well as Hoegaarden, Boddingtons, Alexander Keith's IPA and others off the tap. They are all served in the beer specific glasses.

The bar is exquisite mahogany, with dividers every so often to give privacy. The booths are also very private, but spacious. They open up the windows in the front to Crescent Street when the weather is nice.

The service is quick, and it's true-blue Irish serving you a pint. Waitresses are beautiful, bartenders old Irishmen who know their shit. Guinness or Half-and-Half's come with a clover in the foam.

You can also get Cuban cigars (at about $25 a pop). Even though there is smoking, they have an incredible ventilation system that sucks all the smoke out of the place. They will occasionally have live Irish music to add to the whole ambiance.

This is what an Irish Bar should be. It doesn't get any better.

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Photo of cbreitro
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I joined n0rmann on those trips to the Claddaugh and we had a great time. It is a nice place to go on a weekend afternoon for a drink and to talk.

More recently I went there on Grand Prix weekend and struck up a good conversation with some fans out from California for the race.

One of the selling points for this place is that they had Leffe Brown on tap. I have yet to find another place in the U.S. or Canada that has this beer. Unfortunately, when I was up there in January they were out and the bartender said they were having trouble getting some of the beers over from Belgium.

Food is good, I enjoyed the chicken and leak pie, and their roasts are very good. Sort of upscale pub food.

As n0rmann said, at night it gets very busy, being one one of the main party streets in Montreal.

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Photo of n0rmann
4.08/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I've been to the Claddagh three times and have always loved the experience.

We've had the same bartender, and she's always nice, talkative and helpful.

They have a strong selection of Canadian beers, and the food was tasty.

At night, it can get quite loud. The last time I went there, my group and I had to fight off the attempts of three ladies of the night who wanted us to head back to our hotels with them, but other than that, it's not a bad place at all.

Relatively close to McGill college, there's a young crowd, and the bartender said it's also a hangout for American tourists.

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Photo of Redrover
3.86/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

My wife and I spent a very enjoyable evening here on a recent visit to Montreal. The bar is nicely decorated with plenty of wood, Irish knick-knacks and brewery memorabilia. Our favorite part was the nice terrace overlooking busy Crescent Street.

They have approximately 20 beers on tap. While nothing extremely rare, I was able to try several beers that I can’t easily get in Chicago. I did not check out the bottle offerings.

The service was professional and friendly. I did not try any food, but what several folks around us were eating and the food looked and smelled good.

I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a friendly crowd and a nice pint.

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Photo of bignick
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

I really liked this place. It is on a very busy street off of St. Catherine, and it was quite busy on the Saturday I went. When I went on Sunday, I enjoyed myself a lot more. There were probably about twenty five people there, half of whom were sitting at the very long bar. Upstairs is more of a club type atmostphere and downstairs is more of a classic Irish pub. There were about twenty beers on tap, representing different styles and countries. None are particularly hard to get, but collectively there provide sufficient variety to satisfy me for a long night of drinking. The service was very friendly. The bartender scored points with me when I offered to buy him a drink and he intead strained out for shots for himself, my two friends, and me, and did not charge us for them. The prices on the whole were average downtown Montreal.

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Photo of ChrisBowers
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

This is a great bar. It is a supurb place to go on an afternoon or to start out an evening. The bar is a very authentic Irish pub with a wonderfully dark but warm inviting atmosphere in the winter. The bar is very long, so you stand a good chance of getting a stool and the bartenders are all pretty good. Beer is served in the proper glassware and they have a good selection. All of the UK (English, Irish, Scottish) beers are represented well, along with several Belgian and German selections. Nothing super hard to find in the area, but nothing to scoff at either. Besides, they have 3x what the normal US Irish pub has. The food is good, traditional pub fare. Have a few beers here in the afternoon or during the evening before going down the street to Hurleys.

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Photo of francisweizen
3.43/5  rDev -15.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

The Claddagh is located right across from the hotel I usually stay at in Montreal (Le Chateau Royale) on Crescent Street. The atmosphere is very nice and traditionally Irish with wood all over the place. The actual bar is very long with 20 + stools on it. live music is featured on some nights, and the music they usually play is usually very nice. There are no TVs in here as this is not a sports bar! The quality of the beer is always good, but the service is sometimes slow. The selection of beer sis average, and you can get all of the UK classics and some Belgians (Hoe, Leffe, etc...)

The food is very greasy and tasty, and is perfect pub fare.

A good place, nothing more, nothing less!


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Claddagh Irish Pub in Montréal, QC, Canada
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