Brutopia

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3.49/5
BrutopiaBrutopia
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1219 Crescent St.
Montréal, Quebec
Canada

(514) 393-9277 | map
www.brutopia.net

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BEER STATS
Beers:
22
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
106
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
85
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
73
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
13.21%
 
 
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0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
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Reviews: 55 | Ratings: 73
Reviews by slyke:
Photo of slyke
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

We made a couple of stops at Brutopia during our week in Montreal. Staying only three blocks away made it easy. Lots of small rooms make this brewpub an intimate experience, sometimes a nice change from the usual.

During our stops, we ordered the sampler of beer - eleven two ounce samples - it helped me find my favorites, the IPA and the Scotch Ale. Service was a little slow, but not the slowest we found on our journeys.

The food was excellent. We (two of us) ordered appetizers one night and found them to be very flavorful. The portions were smaller than many places, but we didn't mind with the quality. We had the samosas and the mushroom quesadilla - I'll be trying the mushroom quesadilla in my own kitchen.

Brutopia is on the west end of downtown and an easy walk from McGill University so if you don't speak French, you will be very comfortable here. I wish I had a local brewpub with the charm and menu of Brutopia, plus it beats the other options on Rue Crescent. Definitely worth a stop.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of kevINSIGHT
2.74/5  rDev -26.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 3.75 | selection: 2.5

Went on a weeknight so it was kind of quiet, but the beers were bland and a bit flat. Waitress was nice enough to bring samples, but all underwhelmed.

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Photo of tjcamm
3.39/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

Photo of TimWakimika
3.03/5  rDev -18.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Decent food, good service, but their beer is really pretty bad. Even their water doesn't taste great (they may make the beer with it...). All of their beers seem to have the same odd aftertaste.

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Photo of e_beaulieu
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of smccaffr39
1/5  rDev -73%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1

Ordered what was branded an "IPA". No idea what the atrocity was in the glass handed to me, though. Considering we found this place through BA, we were convinced we were at the wrong place, but sure enough, this was the place.

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Photo of mendvicdog
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Their beers are not great. Benelux has much better beers. They do 10oz pours and pints, but I wish they did samplers.

Great vibe. We went there by chance and liked it so much we came back for a concert the next night.

There was a straight 10 bartender working there.

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Photo of jophish17
2.9/5  rDev -21.8%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 1.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Random collection of rooms and patios. Poor quality beer but the service was solid and the food was alright. Would not re-visit with so many great places in town

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Photo of misternebbie
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of brother_rebus
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Toujours une groupe sur-scène, des bières plusieurs, et des amis partout!

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5/5  rDev +34.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of stpatty
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

I love Brutopia. The beer is outstanding and I would recommend the place to anyone. The only thing that gets me is the lack of innovation. I doubt that has anything to do with the brewer(s). I'll assume their location requires them to pump out the same beers over and over again. That's alright but I wish they were a little more adventurous. Overall the place is great, laid back, and perfect for sipping on a pint.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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Brutopia in Montréal, QC, Canada
85 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.
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