Downtown Bars & Nightlife
2175 Rue de la Montagne, Downtown
A thoroughly unique concept, Maison Cloakroom has taken the idea of a secret speakeasy to the next level with its tailor/barber/bar space. After an appointment with the tailor or a treatment with the barber, the option for a stiff drink or craft cocktail is right on-site. However, weekends see guests bypassing the suits and shaves and heading straight for the Mad Men–style bar. All beverages are made to suit the tastes of the drinker and many of the tinctures and tonics are made right behind the bar. All of the above lends to an elevated drinking experience in one of the city’s most beautiful spaces, an ideal spot for an intimate one-on-one drink with a friend or lover.
Dominion Square Tavern
1243 Rue Metcalfe, Downtown
A throwback in the best way possible, Dominion Square Tavern turns out all the classic cocktails topped up with a range of homemade tonics. The tavern space is pure old-school nostalgia—dating back to 1927—with wood-beamed ceilings, tile floors, and plenty of decorative flourishes like leather stools, chandelier lighting, and mirrored walls. While the classic bar food is good, it’s the drinks that take center stage: mint julep, Tom Collins, or a royal gin fizz—mixed to perfection by bartenders who really know what they’re doing.