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Stillife: The beautiful speakeasy in Old Montreal

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  • Stillife

  • Montreal H3C 1L9
    (514) 750-7676
  • Monday: Closed
    Tuesday: Closed
    Wednesday: 5:00 PM – 1:00 AM
    Thursday: 5:00 PM – 3:00 AM
    Friday: 5:00 PM – 3:00 AM
    Saturday: 6:00 PM – 3:00 AM
    Sunday: Closed
    • Owner(s) Jean-Philippe Haddad, Andrew Whibley, Diego Iovino
    • Opened 2019-11-28
    • Accepts mastercard, visa, amex, cash, debit
    • 125 Seats
    • Accepts groups

On November 28, 2019, the trio behind Cloakroom Bar opened their new bar in Old Montreal, Stillife—a beautiful hidden bar that serves delicious cocktails.

Owners Jean-Philippe Haddad, Andrew Whibley and Diego Iovino are moving away from downtown and closer to the St. Lawrence River with this new project. The hidden bar is nestled in a sheltered alley on St. Paul Street West, with a locked front door. Once making your presence known, a member of the team will open it for you. Stillife is more than just a bar, and more than just a place to meet for a drink. Stillife wants to offer an intoxicating, sensorial experience.

The drinks

For the alcohol menu, renowned mixologist Andrew seeks inspiration from Italian aperitivos. He has put together an accessible menu, offered from when the offices empty, until late in the evening. One of the central ideas of this project is sustainability. And so, the cocktails are built around four fruits—pineapple, pears, strawberries and tomatoes—and they use the entire fruit whenever possible. The menu includes 32 great cocktails to quench any thirst.

On the wine front, they have a good selection of affordable natural wines, including rosés and macerations.

The drink list also includes a few local beers—bottled and draught.

The space

For the decor, the trio worked with Alain Carle Architecte (Brasserie Harricana, Le Monarque, Vol de nuit) to create a magnificent industrial-inspired space. Established in a semi-basement, the vast bar is very intimate. Cement plays the leading role and complements the stone walls nicely. The space, which can accommodate 125 people, is divided in two; a separation creates a private space ideal for large groups.

To satiate their clientele, Stillife offers some unpretentious nibbles, including charcuterie and cheese plates.

Hidden in Old Montreal, Stillife promises to become a popular meeting place for cocktail lovers, happy hours, groups, or an extraordinary date!


Photography by Alison Slattery





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