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Bar Pamplemousse: A friendly craft beer bar
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1579 Boulevard Saint-Laurent Montréal H2X 2S9
Monday: 4:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Tuesday: 4:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Wednesday: 4:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Thursday: 4:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Friday: 4:00 PM – 3:00 AM
Saturday: 4:00 PM – 3:00 AM
Sunday: 4:00 PM – 1:00 AM
- Owner(s) David Schmidt, Graham Warner, Alex San Gregorio, Gregoire Merlot, Tino Rizk
- Chef(s) Pelo Brisson-Tsavoussis, Jean Philippe Gagné, Grégoire Merlaut.
- Opened 2018
- Accepts mastercard, visa, cash, debit
- 80 Seats
- Restaurant Brewery
Bar Pamplemousse is a friendly bar that opened in May 2018 and offers an interesting selection of craft beers on tap in the Quartier des Spectacles.
Pamplemousse is the brainchild of David Schmidt (Tiradito, Pelicano, Kabinet), Graham Warner, Alex San Gregorio, Gregoire Merlot and Tino Rizk behind Le Mal Nécessaire, as well as chef Pelo Brisson-Tsavoussis (ex Joe Beef, Blackstrap BBQ and Bishop and Bagg), Jean Philippe Gagné and Grégoire Merlaut.
“Grapefruit is a fruit that is safe, bitter, exotic, juicy, colourful and refreshing – just like the bar! The name is also a nod to the mousse, that enticing collar that forms once the beer is poured,” explain the owners.
The idea behind the bar is to be a place to savour an interesting selection of homegrown craft beers in a friendly atmosphere. “The team and I took a roadtrip through Quebec to taste various beers and select the ones we wanted to serve at Pamplemousse. We serve fun and contemporary beers, including several sours and light beers,” says David.
Located just steps away from the St-Laurent metro station, Bar Pamplemousse offers an accessible and relaxed atmosphere that distinguishes itself from other establishments in the area. The establishment aims to be a warm and welcoming place where local customers can come and enjoy a good beer every day of the week.
Developed by Sarah Pelletier and David, the Pamplemousse’s location is nice and cozy; the bar is very pretty! With its pastel tones, velvet benches and multiple plants, the 80-seat Pamplemousse definitely contrasts with the classic look of a pub or microbrewery.
To drink, the place offers about twenty local beers on tap, from various microbreweries such as Farnham, Les Trois Mousquetaires, Oshlag, Dieu du Ciel ! and many more. There are also some good ciders, Quebec kombuchas, and house cocktails developed by Michael Rizk (Le Mal Nécessaire). For beer lovers, the address is perfect! For those who prefer cocktails, Le Pamplemousse also offers a few good options.
To eat, the bar offers affordable dishes that are easy to share. Developed by Chef Pelo who grew up in the Bahamas, the dishes reveal Caribbean influences. A favourite is the butter chicken on homemade naan bread. The menu changes with the seasons and gives way to dishes of the moment. “Thanks to the wood-fired oven, our dishes come out super fast and they have a bit of a smoky taste! It also allows us to make our own homemade naan breads, made to order!”
” Le Pamplemousse is meant to be a democratic and welcoming place. Here, people will be able to drink and eat well, while walking out with a small bill. I’m proud to have such a project!” says David.
With its friendly atmosphere, its nice decor and its very good beers, Bar Pamplemousse is an ideal stop to quench your thirst. A nice address to discover in the Quartier des Spectacles and near Uqam!
Written by Sophie Monkman
Photography by Bar Pamplemousse