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May 2, 2011 08:38 AM

Good place to get drinks around Parc and Bernard in Montreal


I am trying to plan my Saturday night around the Grumman 78 taco truck.

I want a taco. I want to go drinking with a bunch of friends. So this is my question: given that the truck is scheduled to be parked outside of Nouveau Palais (Bernard near Parc) starting at midnight, where can I drink nearby ( max 5 minutes walking distance) with a bunch of friends that is not crappy? I've been to Helm a few times out of desperation. I don't want to go there. I would prefer a place that has decent beers on tap and that is a bit more . . . fun. I also don't want to have to get dressed up (i.e. I would like to wear running shoes).

Any help would be appreciated.

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  1. Why not grab some drinks at Nouveau Palais? In case you didn't know, you sit in the resto and order the tacos at the table (they make them in the kitchen).

    1. The Sparrow. Is Dieu du Ciel too far?

      1. I second Sparrow. They have delicious cocktails, beers on tap and prosecco by the glass. They also have snacks if 12 a.m. starts to feel far away.

        1. Romolo across the street but a little bit more dive. There's also the new "Waverly" on St Viateur and St. Laurent.
          L'Assomoir and Whisky Cafe on Bernard if that's your thing.

          1. Helm. They make their own beer - the rousse is spectacular - they have a mighty nice selection of bourbons, and Carlos is a great bartender.

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              1. re: Auguste Gusteau

                The OP specifically said they didn't like Helm. Sparrow is pushing it for within 5 min walk, I'd say it's ten. You'll look dressed-down in runners at L'Assomoir... Romolo is my pick.