Top 10 Montreal Canadiens Bars

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Montreal Canadiens practice. Photo Credit: Kristina Servant.

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Best place to watch the Canadiens is Bell Centre in Montreal. But what if the Canadiens are playing on the road? Or what if you can’t get (or afford) a ticket to the game? Check out the best Montreal Canadiens bars to watch the game in the company of other Habs fans.

Canadiens Team History

Montreal-Canadiens-1913

The Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey Association during the 1912–13 NHA season. It was the Canadiens fourth season as an ice hockey team. First rank, left to right: Donald Smith, Newsy Lalonde, Georges Vezina, Jack Laviolette, Ernest Dubeau, Didier Pitre Second rank, left to right: Louis Berlinguette, Pete Degrowy, Cy Denneny, Shorty Coderre, X and Hector Dallaire.

The Montreal Canadiens are a professional ice hockey team in Canada. And the Canadiens compete in the North Division of the  National Hockey League (NHL).

The Canadiens were established in 1909. And they are one of the Original Six professional ice hockey teams in the NHL

In fact, the original professional ice hockey teams included …

The NHL first expanded in 1967, when it doubled the number of teams, bringing the total to 12.

Further expansions have brought the total number of hockey teams to 31. In fact, there are now 7 teams in Canada. And there are 24 teams in the United States.

The Canadiens have won  24 division championships, eight conference championships, and 24 championships. Unfortunately, they haven’t won a conference championship since 1993.

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Bell Centre, home of the Montreal Canadiens. Photo Credit: Alex Caban.

The Montreal Canadiens play home games at Bell Centre in Montreal. Formerly known as Molson Centre, the multipurpose facility is the world’s largest hockey arena. In fact, it can seat 21,302 fans.

In addition to hockey, the centre also hosts other sporting events and concerts, Bell Centre is known as Centre Bell in French.

Best Canadiens Bars in Montreal

Here are 10 of the best sports bars and restaurants in Montreal where you can root for the Canadiens with like-minded fans.

However, you should call ahead to make sure they will show the game and that the sound will be turned on.

PLEASE NOTE: Because of COVID-19, some of the establishments on this list might be temporarily or permanently closed. Either that, or they might not be able to show games or serve alcohol. Therefore, make sure to call first before going!

  1. McKibbin’s Irish Pub – 1426 Bishop Street, Montreal, Quebec. Tel: (514) 288-1580. FACEBOOK
  2. Hurley’s Irish Pub – 1225 Crescent Street, Montreal, Quebec. Tel: (514) 861-4111. FACEBOOK
  3. McLean’s Pub – 1210 Peel Street, Montreal, Quebec. Tel: (514) 392-7770. FACEBOOK
  4. Ziggy’s Pub – 1470 Crescent Street, Montreal, Quebec. Tel: (514) 285-8855. FACEBOOK
  5. Station des Sports Restaurant Bar – 2051 Saint-Catherine Ouest, Montreal, Quebec. FACEBOOK
  6. Irish Embassy Pub & Grill – 1234 Bishop Street, Montreal, Quebec. Tel: (514) 875-8777. FACEBOOK
  7. La Cage – Brasserie sportive1212 avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal, Montreal, Quebec. Tel: (514) 925-2255. FACEBOOK
  8. 1909 Taverne modern – 1280, avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal, Montreal, Quebec. Tel: (514) 416-9809. FACEBOOK
  9. Sir Winston Churchill Pub Complex – 1455-1459 Crescent Street, Montreal, Quebec. Tel: (514) 288-3814. FACEBOOK
  10. MVP Resto-Bar Sportif – 200, rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montreal, Quebec. Tel: (514) 875-7171. FACEBOOK
  11. Peel Pub – 1196 rue Peel Montreal, Quebec. Tel:  (514) 844-6769.. FACEBOOK

Best Montreal Canadiens Bars in Other Cities

The following sports bars and restaurants are popular with Montreal Canadiens fans.

However, you should always call ahead to make sure they will show the game. Also, ask if the sound will be turned on.

PLEASE NOTE: Because of COVID-19, some of the establishments on this list might be temporarily or permanently closed. Either that, or they might not be able to show games or serve alcohol. Therefore, make sure to call first before going!

 

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A Word to the Wise

While most of these venues tend to attract Montreal Canadiens fans on game day, there are no guarantees.

Sometimes they won’t turn on the sound. Other times they might show other events. And there is always the chance the venue might be booked for special events.

Also, fans sometimes migrate to other venues. And bars sometimes close.

Therefore, you should always call ahead to make sure that the game you want to watch will be broadcast.

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Your Input on Montreal Canadiens Bars Wanted

If you have patronized any of these Montreal Canadiens sports bars, please leave comments (pro or con) in the COMMENT box below.

You can mention the ambience for fans Montreal Canadiens, the visibility of TV screens, the quality of the sound, the food, the service – whatever!

Also, please let me know if any of these Montreal Canadiens watch bars have closed – or if Montreal fans are no longer watching Canadiens games at them.

Your own recommendations on where to watch the Montreal Canadiens play will also be greatly appreciated! Especially welcome would be Canadiens-friendly sports bars in other cities!

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This list of the best Montreal Canadiens sports bars is part of a series of posts on sports bars for fans of NHL teams

 

 

 

 

 

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