Mile End Bars & Nightlife
5322 Blvd. St. Laurent, Mile End
A cozy, low-key spot for a drink, Sparrow has a pub-meets-café look with lots of wood and exposed brick. The décor is unfussy and distinctly casual, but the cocktails hold their own—all the classics make an appearance on the carefully curated menu: Go old-school and try a French 75 for bubbles, or a Negroni for a strong predinner kick.
115 Ave. Laurier O, Mile End
Montreal excels in the casual watering holes and restaurants department—this is the city of unfussy and dressed-down socializing, where the focus is on the produce, not the people. Henrietta is a pared-back bar with white tile walls and cozy round tables for close conversation; the wine list is extensive and leans heavily on European producers. The food menu features dishes perfectly suited to a few glasses of wine—manchego popcorn, grilled cheese, and oysters—the kind of food that goes down easy and shares well among friends.
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