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Upscale bar/lounge in Montreal serving innovative cocktails, where people over 35 years of age won't feel out of place?

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phoenikia May 8, 2009 03:24 PM

What upscale bars/lounges would you recommend for innovative cocktails? Preferably not a meat market and preferably not on Crescent Street.

Are there any places you would recommend within walking distance of Lemeac or Milos?

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    Maximilien RE: phoenikia May 8, 2009 04:06 PM

    You could try Barmacie, probably the only place within walking distance of Lemeac or milos

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      Keramel RE: phoenikia May 8, 2009 05:20 PM

      Is Whisky Cafe still open at the corner of Bernard and St. Laurent? If so, that would fit the bill pretty well I'd say. Google Maps says it is 1 km from Milos. You could walk down Bernard, there might be a couple of newer places that you could check out on the way.

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        SnackHappy RE: Keramel May 11, 2009 08:07 AM

        For those who might not know, Whisky is a cigar lounge. It also stinks for other reasons.

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        phoenikia RE: phoenikia May 9, 2009 03:42 PM

        thanks for the suggestions! Barmacie & Whisky sound great.

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          Abendschein RE: phoenikia May 11, 2009 04:59 PM

          For innovative cocktails, right at Bernard and St-Urbain there is L'assommoir. I'm not sure there's anywhere in Montreal with more of a selection - really creative mixology going on there!

          http://www.assommoir.com/

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            SnackHappy RE: Abendschein May 11, 2009 05:37 PM

            One note: Apparently L'Assomoir never had a bar license and since the recent city crackdown is only serving alcohol to patrons who order food.

            We tried getting in last Saturday night and the wait for a table was one hour.

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              phoenikia RE: SnackHappy May 11, 2009 06:22 PM

              Abendschein & Snackhappy- thanks for the tips!

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          Delmare RE: phoenikia May 12, 2009 12:33 PM

          Le Lab on Rachel has some very, very innovative cocktails and when I've been there's always been groups of 35+ people. Not quite walking distance of Lemeac tho. The staff are welcoming and the environment is classy and not too loud.

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