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Pub Ile Noire

$$ - $$$
Quartier des Spectacles
Bar, Pub, British, Scottish
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1649 St-Denis, Montreal, Quebec H2X 3K4, Canada
+1 514-982-0866
15:00 - 03:00
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a couple of hours Sunday afternoon with Mary. She was very kind and made a great margarita. I enjoyed a couple of Bourbons that were new to me. Highly recommended.

Thank George S
Quebec City, Canada
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

If you're a scotch fan, this is your place. Well located and nicely decorated. But mostly, the choice is awesome. Even though I'm not the biggest scotch fan, I was offered very friendly advice and the barmaid was able to find something for me to try. It was very good! The atmosphere of the place was great and the music... More 

Thank Maude B
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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83 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Great place for post race drinks, Excellent selection of Scotch. Sit on the balcony and watch the interesting sites of St.Dennis.

Thank CoachBob4
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180 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

In the Latin Quarter, on Saint-Denis street, walking distance from the Quartier des spectacles, L'île Noire offers a huge selection of Bourbon, scotch, whiskey and beer. The staff is pleasant and helpful in making the right choice, or simply accompanying you in trying out various libations. Not much in terms of food, whereas only appetizer-type plates are offered (duck, goat... More 

1 Thank MontrealLouis007
Montreal, Canada
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Scottish-Celtic brews, great ambiance located in Montreal 'Latin quarter' near the Univ. of Quebec on St Denis street just across the street from the Theatre St-Denis. Good clientèle (was there in late afternoon) and service, one of the nicest in central, downtown Montreal. Highly recommend.

Thank soleil806
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210 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Whiskey lovers get the chance to sample high end and obscure whiskeys in a wide range of highland, lowland, Islay, Speyside etc. Excellent setting to enjoy Scotland's best export. We also tried some of the gin selections. Great service and comfortable setting. Note - it is on the second floor above McD

Thank MajaMontreal
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Took an hour to get 4 beers from that waitress, she even told us she was tired of working. High class waitress. Thanks guys.

Thank rimz16
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Bonjour ! Je suis gérante au Pub L'Ile Noire. J'aimerais savoir quel jour est arrivé cette malheureuse expérience . Nous... More 

Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

Tourist tip : perfect bar for an afternoon drink or slow evening cocktail. Ask the waiter if this is the first time you try scotch (you might precise your budget, since some brands can be costy). Fwiw, my favorite one for a beginner drinker is Glenfarclas 12 years. Tl;dr: It is my favorite pub for almost 20 years now. Great... More 

Thank Frederic L
Thunder Bay, Canada
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195 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2015 via mobile

I was quite excited to learn of this little gem. I was even more pleased to see they had whisky from the Campbeltown region. My real let down was the paltry food selection.

Thank ThomasAb
west MA
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

My husband and I are enthusiastic single malt fans and were eager to try this place after reading so many different good reviews, however, we were sorely disappointed. The place is very poorly lit-not just an ambience low light but more like a cannot read the scotch list low light; speaking of the scotch list, while long, my particular scotch... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, British, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Seating
Open Hours
15:00 - 03:00
15:00 - 03:00
15:00 - 03:00
15:00 - 03:00
15:00 - 03:00
15:00 - 03:00
15:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1649 St-Denis, Montreal, Quebec H2X 3K4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Quartier des Spectacles
  • Neighbourhood: Quartier des Spectacles
  • Phone Number: +1 514-982-0866

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Quartier des Spectacles
The bar-none entertainment district for music and arts, Quartier des Spectacles is an interactive playground that delights the senses. It totals over 30 performance halls, with the vibrant Place des Festivals at its heart. The outdoor event space features glowing towers, glass edifices, and granite-lined bike paths, and hosts annual festivals, concerts, and comedy nights. The cinema, theatres, and exhibition centres are entwined with external art projects, exemplified at Montreal's Contemporary Art Museum and appearing along every walkway of the Promenade des Artistes in the form of sculpture and public works, from digitally-enhanced swingsets to glowing fountains. Design, performance, and alternative music come together here, a stone's throw from the lively Latin Quarter along Rue Saint-Denis, the quintessential after-party spot for dinner and a drink following a day of jazz, poetry and play.
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