Where to Grab a Drink During APIK!

18 February 2024 / By vanessa

Feeling thirsty amidst the APIK festival atmosphere? Naturally, you’re wondering where to find alcoholic beverages during the quieter moments or between the podium and the Fireball after-party. Well, look no further because I’ve prepared a Top 10 list of places where I like to have a drink in the heart of Quartier Latin.

L’Amère à boire

A renowned craft microbrewery established in 1996, specializing in Czech-inspired beer! Come and enjoy beers in cans specially designed in APIK colors!

📍2049 Saint-Denis Street


This bar, a combination of a restaurant, humor, and music venue, is THE place to be. Known for its massive covered indoor terrace and always lively atmosphere, it’s definitely a must-visit in Montreal nightlife, and we’re waiting for you for a fiery after-party!

📍403 Ontario E Street

Distillerie no. 1

This is where cocktails in Mason jars began! This pub offers exceptional cocktails in a cozy atmosphere. Whether you prefer to be elegant or in ski gear, they’ll welcome you warmly. Whether it’s your first or hundredth visit, their team will be delighted to mix up a personalized beverage for you.

📍300 Ontario E Street

Turbo Haüs

A cocktail bar that hosts shows for bands they like—Anti-mosh, pro-dance, disco enthusiasts. They suggest taking your tough guy shit somewhere else.

📍2040 Saint-Denis Street

Arcade MTL

The first bar entirely dedicated to arcade games and retro games in Montreal! Share a craft beer or savor a thematic cocktail with your friends in the most authentic video game bar in the city.

📍2031 Saint-Denis Street

Le Saint-Bock

Beer enthusiast? This local microbrewery offers one of the largest beer selections in Canada, with 44 taps and 550 bottles. Inspired by beer, their menu offers options ranging from burgers to nachos to beer poutine! The kitchen is open late into the night.

📍1749 Saint-Denis Street

Pub du Quartier Latin

Drink, eat, laugh – it’s more than just a pub. In partnership with the Bordel Comédie Club, this evening is bound to be memorable! Vibrant atmosphere, a wide selection of drinks, and a varied menu.

📍318 Ontario E Street

Le Bon Vieux Temps

Enjoy a warm and intimate atmosphere while savoring exquisite cocktails and delectable seafood. Their talented mixologists create exceptional drinks! Fresh oysters, succulent shrimp cocktails await you for a delightful experience.

📍2051B Saint-Denis Street

Le Crimson

A unique blend of a tattoo shop, café, and bar. Discover the nighttime adventure of this bar, turning every evening into an unforgettable vibe. During the day, explore the tattoo parlor and enjoy the friendly atmosphere of an enchanting café. It’s a place where passions meet, and memories are written in ink and flavors. Who knows? You might be the next one to get the APIK logo tattooed on your calf!

📍323 Ontario E Street

Randolph Pub Ludique Quartier Latin

Food, cocktails, board games, beer, and fun. All brought together in one place, where a complete experience awaits you. With a variety of enticing dishes, a warm atmosphere, and a large selection of drinks, each visit promises a memorable moment. A pub where friendliness and excitement blend perfectly!

📍2041 Saint-Denis Street

PointBar Lounge

One last stop for luck! A Montreal Latino phenomenon, where you can enjoy its tapas bar to discover Colombian and Venezuelan gastronomy and savor its Latin cocktails.

📍1735 Saint-Denis Street

Haven’t found what you’re looking for yet? I suggest checking out the Quartier Latin website, where there are plenty of great options for eating and drinking.

If you’re looking for a place to fill your stomach with something more nourishing than beer, check out my Top 10 list of places to eat during APIK.

See you at APIK!