381 Avenue Laurier Ouest, Montréal, QC H2V 2K3
More than just your typical neighbourhood bar, Lorbeer is the quintessential spot to grab a drink with friends on charming Laurier street. You may not know that Lorbeer is also the other half of Laurea (the revamped Laurier BBQ). Owned by Jeff Stinco (Simple Plan member and Montreal restauranteur) and partner Eric LeFrancois, this bar definitely reflects their passion for beer and food. The beer on tap is even from their very own Quebec-based brewery- The West Shefford Brewing Company.
The bar serves upscale bar food- not your traditional burgers and wings. Some options include curry braised lamb and chickpea tacos and Porc belly lettuce wraps. The menu is sophisticated and original, just like the décor and vibe. Unfortunately I only stopped by post-din and was way too full to order food (aside from fries…never too full for fries), but I will definitely be back to sample some of their food creations!
|Fries & Mayo|
As for the interior: warm and rustic with an antique feel. Industrial brass pipes run along the wall, and lit-candles provide additional coziness. For a place with such a refined menu and décor, it miraculously manages to keep a “friendly”, unpretentious ambience.
My absolute favourite aspect of Lorbeer (being a girly-girl) are their Beertails- cocktails that incorporate beer. Choose from one of their whimsical creations including (my choice) the Monaco- 20 oz pint, grenadine syrup, 7up, and pale ale (LOVE). Plus, if you can’t choose just one of their brews, sample 3 with their tester-sized beers. And finally, if you don’t feel like calling over the waiter each time you want a re-fill, grab a seat at the back of the bar for a self-service/private tap experience!
|Monaco & Alchimiste Beer|
Yup! Beertails, fancy bar food, self-service taps, and ambience- I think I found your new favourite bar!
Date night: 10/10.
Attire: Plaid shirt, jeans, & ankle booties.
Mind, Taste, Love.