Cheap (er) or different pints at Pubs?
I don't know about you, but I'm getting so tired of the selection of beers on tap in MTL's pubs. I freqent Ye Olde Orchard, McKibbin's, Dundee's, Irish Embassy, O'Regans...and the like and the selection of beers is almost identical. Stella/Heineken/Carlsberg + the Irish (Guiness, Kilkenny, Smithwick's and Harp). Also, I'm a little tired of spending $8 on a pint that I could buy at the SAQ for 2.
Does anyone know of any pubs that serve a different variety of beers? For instance, something English (other than Newcastle) or Scottish or just different on tap? I've yet to find a pub that serves Boddington's, which is my favourite ale. Anyway, if you have any suggestions for somewhere with different beers on tap and maybe something a bit cheaper, I'd love to know!!!! (No brutopia please...)
ps preferably downtown but not essential!
The Burgundy Lion has Boddies on tap ... but you're still paying $8 for the privilege. There's a couple of places that serve Tetleys but they're escaping me at the moment.
If you're at O'Regans and drinking the Guiness then shame on you!!!! They serve Murphy's Stout, the pride of Cork. A much better pint imho.
biere et compagnie has a very nice selection of beer i don't remember the list though, lots of import
le barouf had alot on tap
I won't try to dissuade you from seeking the normal pub pints but I would urge you to check out the local brewpubs, some of which have been mentioned already but for at least one glaring absence: Saint Bock on St. Denis. You can find most any style of beer you want that's brewed in Quebec, support local brewers and save a few $ per pint at the same time. I would also argue that for some styles, such as certain types of Belgian beer, Quebec brewers can out-shine their inspirations with alarming regularity.