Vices & Versa

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

28 Reviews
Vices & VersaVices & Versa
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

6631 Boul Saint-Laurent
Montréal, Quebec, H2S 3C5
Canada

(514) 272-2498 | map
www.vicesetversa.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
46
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
8.92%
 
 
Taps:
36
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 28 | Ratings: 46
Reviews by Tut:
Photo of Tut
4.66/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Vices et Versa is the best beer bar(it's not a brewpub) in Montreal - period. It features 30+ draught beers from Quebec craft breweries that are unknown to most Americans or even to Canadians from other provinces. They aren't distributed outside Quebec but are as good as any I've had in North America. How often does one get to explore a beer list containing 33 unfamiliar craft beers?

The interior is appealing with exposed brick walls and a really nice terrasse in back during good weather. The place is mellow, relaxed, and doesn't feel like a typical bar. It's location is a good way from downtown and a little north of the Mile End area, but can be easily reached by the frequent St. Laurent bus. This keeps it free from tourists.

They only serve light snacks but there are plenty of restaurants nearby(it's on the edge of Montreal's little Italy). I've been here many times and have always found the staff friendly and helpful with no hint of the snobbiness a previous review referred to.

I highly recommend making the effort to get to Vices et Versa and spending a lengthy session. It can easily be combined with a trip to Dieu du Ciel and I often come here when I tire of the large crowds that flock to that brewpub.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Shanex
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of jjboesen
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

This wonderful establishment can be found on the Boulevard St-Laurent (Bus 55) and is well worth the trip. It is a homey place with a bar/dining area along with a separate dining room and a patio out back. The beers are all made in Quebec and cannot be found anywhere else outside the province. The selection was excellent with a large variety of IPAs, saissons and a few bretts and stouts along the way. The service was great as was the food. If you ever had the desire to try Bison Burgers, this is the place. An all around great place to hit and without the hipster intensity found in the Latin Quarter.

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Photo of SportsandJorts
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Atmosphere: didn't really check out the inside too much but the back patio was very nice. huge patio with nice maple trees limbs hanging into it give it a nice backyard feel. overlooks a nice little park that had a pick up basketball game going on, would love to play some basketball and then drop off for a beer.

Quality: Looks like they represent all the Montreal breweries and a wide variety of styles

Service: pretty good service, they spoke English well and were pretty good about looking over our table. I knew the beers on the list pretty well so not sure how helpful they are if you have questions or need suggestions

Selection: I heard there is a good bottle list but I stayed on the taplist. 30 or so taps, covering a wide variety of Quebec breweries and just about every style. certainly easy to find something you enjoy.

Food: not a huge or crazy menu but the food I had was very well prepared and quite tasty.

Overall: a must hit in Montreal for the BAs. huge taplist nicely covers the things you will want to try when here. Look to bottle list for some rarities too I believe. Great food and great atmosphere

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Photo of doctorpepperguy
4.01/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of gphilli9
3.79/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Some of my friends love Vices & Versa; I am, however, not as enamored with this beer bar as they are. The vibe is quite relaxed and a nice place to have an after work beer. They have a very good selection of craft beer - mostly from Quebec. My real problem stems with its service. Their beer board is handwritten and sometimes hard to read. More problematic is the absolute apathy of their staff, who have mislead me on more than one occasion. Some of them simply don't know much about their beers on tap, and don't seem to care. Food is average.

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Photo of Sammy
3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

One of the better bars in town, with attention to extensive tap and bottle list. Few lousy choices - they try to give the people what they want although 96% quebec.most dunham i have seen in town. Packed and everyone in their clique.

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Photo of QCHopper
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of Kvezeau
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of smcolw
4/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Boxing Day, 2015 at 1pm. The place is quiet as is most of the city.

Friendly and bilingual, meaning that English is freely spoken here. This is not alway the case in Montreal (I'm looking at you Brasserie du Ciel). The vibe is low key and easy going.

The selection is extensive and mostly "Artisanale Quebec"--32 beers on tap and only one is from the USA and one from Ontario.

The food was basic but very well made. The choices are limited but there seemed to be something for everyone.

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Photo of theDuck
4/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Ajlvt
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of CATVDK
4.71/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.01/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This is a really nice spot that takes a taxi to get to from downtown as a tourist, but is worth the trip. Great atmosphere, excellent service and a nice variety of options on tap. A good representation of different Quebec breweries was available. Had the nachos to eat, which were very good.

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Photo of trevorpost
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of StoutBoi
4.7/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Canada_Dan
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of rudzud
2.25/5  rDev -47.2%

Stopped by here with JLindros on the trip through Montreal. Arrived around midnight or so, as basically every bar is open until 3am and the place was fairly empty. We were both exhausted and took a seat at the bar. Took a while for the bar tender to come over, he was not very interactive and really did not give a run down of the 36 or so beers they had on tap. It's worth noting too, if patrons wanted water they had a nondescript Gatorade-esc water cooler and some plastic cups at the end of the bar. Quite classy. ALSO worth noting that numerous flies on the glassware that was hanging over the bar on the inside of the glasses, so if that's allowed to happen what other cleanliness issues could be lurking out of sight?

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Photo of Whatup14
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of AnHeroicHippo
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of rale
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of mbonugli
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of mfunk9786
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of tony11
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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Vices & Versa in Montréal, QC, Canada
94 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.
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