On multiple visits I generally had more fun at other places than Benelux, but others feel differently. Also Broutopia's beers seemed very 'raw' - some almost bad - yet free live music later in the evening is very nice.
St Bock - they are heavily biased to house brews (some are just OK) so the fun level depends on what they have on tap that day!
Cass wrote:V&V is worth the trek up. You might want to consider Brouehaha which is uptown as well.
YES. The other day I hit Vices et Versa (almost the best thing going
some days!) and then right after went over to Brouhaha (smaller place but fun and good locals.) That was pretty much my WHOLE late afternoon/evening trek other than a quick homeward detour past DDC! Don't be afraid of the good transit system or else walking 5-6 blocks. (14 dollars for three days Metro travel on OPUS card.) Get around and explore, don't isolate to one section of town.
Cass wrote:Saint Bock is well located as Amere a Boire (and Cheval Blanc I believe) are close by.
Yes, from the intersection of St Denis and Ontario, Chev Blanc is just a few blocks east on Ontario, St Bock is just to the south (St Denis
) and L'Amere a Boire just to the north (St Denis.) Also a raucous fun area of Montreal.
I can't say anything bad about Brasseurs du Montreal, either. At least as good as Benelux. That will be a good hike or a short cab ride from the subway. Save it for a longer trip or the warm weather!