The city may be full of expensive bars, clubs, and cocktail lounges, but it also has its fair share of cheap and affordable watering holes where your hard-earned cash might just get you that extra drink.
Some of the cheapest bars in the city are also some of the best places to have a great night out on the weekend without breaking the bank.
For those not looking to spend an arm and a leg for a few drinks out with some friends, check out some of the city’s best cheap bars and pubs that will leave your tummy full and your head with the spins.
This place isn’t the type of joint you bring a girl on a date. This is where you want to go for a cheap drink in the city with some like-minded friends.
Bifteck has cheap beer and a popcorn machine what more can you ask for in a dive bar.
SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL PUB
Sir Winston Churchill Pub has been a local watering hole since 1967. The pub is a staple on Crescent Street and has done so well it has two other establishments under its umbrella of the Sir Winston Churchill Complex; Winne’s Bar and Restaurant, and Karina’s Club Lounge all catering to different clientele from 65+ to 20 somethings.
Make sure you check out their happy hour for 2 for 1 drinks from 5-7 pm.
WINNIE’S BAR & RESTAURANT
Winnie’s is one of the best places to go out for a drink in the city with daily drink specials with some of the lowest drink prices you will find around town.
Winnie’s is an English style pub with a relaxed lounge vibe. It has a nice terrace with a great view of one of the city’s most recognizable murals, the giant mural of Leonard Cohen.
This bar is a part of the previously mentioned Sir Winston Churchill Complex.
Check out happy hour 5-7 pm for 2 for 1 drinks every day of the week!
MAD HATTER PUB
The Mad Hatter Pub has great drinks, fun table games, and a lively crowd. It is also in a prime location for jumping around to other pubs along Crescent Street.
This pub gets full of university students as soon as they are done with studying for the day. Mad Hatter Pub also draws in the hungry as it has a $5 menu. Eat some cheap food with some cheap drinks.
$5 dollar food!!! 24/7, well when they are open which is 4 pm – till late.
Another great spot that doesn’t hurt the wallet, Moose Bawr has an awesome $4 dollar menu. Perfect to accompany some pitchers of beer.
Another establishment that has popcorn for its patrons. It’s the kind of place that one might end up making friends with the table next to you!
BRASS DOOR PUB
A local favorite, especially on Wednesdays when it’s wing Wednesday. A typical pub with a good atmosphere and ambiance. Fun place to grab a few drinks with some friends or a date.
Drink the night away in the city’s entertainment district.
On Wing Wednesday you may have to wait for a table, but they sell wings for 55 cents each for 6, or 45 cents each for baskets of 12, 18, or 24. It’s well worth the wait.
LES FOUFOUNES ÉLECTRIQUES
A punk rock bar serving up some of the cheapest drinks in the city.
A crazy fun atmosphere with a good crowd all there for some fun. Arcade games and pool with cheap drinks make this place a busy spot especially on Thursdays when the cover is under $10 and Bud & Labatt 50 are $2.75.
Did we mention that ladies get a few free drinks?!
CASA DEL POPOLO
Casa Del Popolo is a hipster place it is a restaurant, bar, and live music venue all in one space.
Enjoy some good food and then watch some live music. This is a sweet place to see live music and enjoy some reasonably priced drinks all in a cozy atmosphere.
It is also a great restaurant for vegan and vegetarian friends.
Live music and a hip indie spot that has food options for everyone in your group, that’s a plus!
RESTO-BAR LA MAISONNÉE
This is a place for friends to come grab some food and pound back some brewskies. Not so much a date night spot as it’s full of local students.
It is one of the younger university crowd’s most frequented watering hole.
Delicious food that is bad for you but just goes so well with beer.
What more can you ask from a bar/club than to have a halfpipe in the middle of the place.
This lively place is made for dancing the night away while enjoying some reasonably priced drinks. Fun and lively crowd of mainly young adults. Large space where things feel like magic is happening.
LE CHEVAL BLANC
A local microbrewery in the city and a favorite spot for many Montrealers.
Good food, cheap house-made drinks, and a long history make this a great spot to stop for a couple of drinks with a few friends.
A bar with its regulars and an interesting vibe, it’s a fun place to try some new awesome beer, cider, and some tasty food.
Cheap food with a Pizza costing at most $14. Some of the best beer in Canada.
LE SAINTE ÉLISABETH
One of the coolest terraces in the city. Ivy-covered walls give this hidden terrace unique characteristics. A hidden gem in the city.
Le Sainte Élisabeth has a great happy hour special. Cheap beer and a beautiful setting make this bar a great place to spend a couple of bucks.
Happy hour is from 5-8 PM and they offer $4 dollar beers! Plus again one of the best terraces in Montreal.
Fun place with live music and trivia nights. A chill atmosphere set in a tavern with wood finishings and low lighting. A typical watering hole with lots of events and cheap drinks throughout the week. It’s a funky little joint worth paying a visit.
LA P’TITE GRENOUILLE MONTRÉAL
This place is pretty sweet, they have amazing deals for drinks It’s one of the best places in the city to bring some friends and splurge.
Fun Tuesday nights with reggae, it is about the cheap drinks which draw the student crowd and young adults.
Get 25 shots for $25 bucks before midnight.
One of the best places for some cheap food. The home of the $5 dollar menu, all food items are $5 bucks. The drinks are normal prices but they do have drink specials.
A large two-story building with a welcoming vibe and is always busy. It’s a great place to grab lunch, dinner, and even brunch.
One of the best spots in the city for a cheaper night out.
An open, friendly, and welcoming place that is gay-friendly. Super cool joint with two old school blowing alleys. A good place to grab some pizza and bowl a few games.
Fun place the only downside is that they are a CASH ONLY bar.
Not the cheapest place for drinks on the list but still a fun spot to hang out for a night.
Old school bowling alley.
Take a step back in time with this retro bar.
Fun place to hang out and grab some drinks, play arcade games, and sing karaoke. These are just a few things they offer at the bar to keep the guest entertained. The bar has cool 1980’s vibes.
Cheap beer starting at around $4 dollars.
This neighborhood microbrewery has an excellent selection of beers and ciders.
L’Espace Public is a cool place with a swanky vibe. It’s a brewpub that is a good mix of all types of Montrealers.
A good place to grab some drinks and some food, the tacos are pretty sweet.
THE BLUE DOG MOTEL
Cheap drinks and a nice vibe make this little bar a good place to grab a drink with some friends. It is a typical college bar with a younger crowd. It’s a place with a lot going on; DJs and dancing all night long and comedy that will make you laugh your head off.
The Blue Dog Motel also has a great staff.
Good Bar. Good Drinks. Good Times.
SuWu is a little bar with a rustic and homey kind of vibe. A great spot for a date night out or to grab an awesome brunch.
This isn’t like some of the other dive bars on the list, this is a classier kind of establishment. Known for a great happy hour; 2 for 1 drinks as well as their bottomless mimosas.
BAR LA SHOP
A cool place that has sofas, table games, and cheap drinks. DJs and music with welcoming vibes for all to dance out the day’s stresses.
La Shop is a cool and artistic place with a super fun crowd. A great place to just unwind and sit on a couch, dance, or play a game of pool or foosball.
Cheap Drinks and a laid back vibe.
A cool bar with a good dancehall. Cheap drinks and bottles Groovy nights, from reggae to rap and a lot in between.
There’s usually a younger crowd looking to party and have a good time any and every day of the week.
A dark and low lit kind of place with loud music and a crowd looking for a good time.
A local hotspot for the university crowd. The bar gets packed on Tuesdays when you can get a pitcher of beer for $6 and listen to some old-school throwback kind of music.
Cafe Campus is a great place to go to dance. It’s a fun club with live music and DJs for fun times any night of the week.
AUX VERRES STÉRILISÉS INC
A cool local Montreal dive bar with cheap beer and a pool table. Usually full of regulars as it’s a little off the beaten path.
Not an overcrowded kind of place, just friends sipping beers and playing games. It is the kind of place that you would go to watch a hockey game and just drink beer. Nothing crazy special but just a nice bar if you are in the area.
Cheap drinks and a dive bar setting.
DIEU DU CIEL!
Another local Montreal hangout. This pub has got awesome home-brewed beers that are all with a unique taste.
Their beer is amazing Stouts, Ales, and interesting flavors that are only found here! Average prices. They offer flights to sample multiple beers!
They also have some really tasty food options the nachos and the smoked salmon legal are two food items to try.
Dieu du Ciel has a nice terrace for the warm Montreal summers.
PEEL PUB – SPORTS BAR/BAR SPORTIF
This is your typical sports bar with lots of TVs, bar food, and cheap beer. The bar draws a crowd for sports games.
A great place to catch a game and have some cheap beer and shots. The cheap drinks draw a large student crowd.
They have a wicked shot special on Thursdays when shots are $1 dollar!
A dive bar with a 90s and jazzy kind of feel with live music. A fun place to enjoy some local live music while drinking cheap beer. There is also a pool table.
The bar has a cool mural on the outside where it gets some of its identity.
Cheap drinks, live music, and a pool table, it’s a great little dive bar.
A neighborhood pub with a little stage for live music. A little place with a good cocktail list as well as good beer on tap. A hipster kind of place with Assiette de charcuterie boards (worth it by the way).
A little bar on the end of Notre Dame with a fun place with friendly and welcoming people.
A cozy space to grab a beer and listen to some live music. Food and shuffleboard make this a good spot for a date, although the live music can make conversation difficult.
A unique place with a cool layout, over 3 levels.
They have a variety of different activities throughout the week from sports nights to open mic night.
A good francophone dive bar with board games. Cheap beer and a wide selection of their own beers on tap.
La Succursale is a good place for a meet up with some friends to enjoy some good eats. A good crowd of young, old, professionals, and university students.
Trivia on Sundays! It is in French for those looking to practice.
THE WHEEL CLUB
A bar with an intimate live music experience. A swanky bar with cheap drinks, it’s a fun place to hear some of Montreal’s best talent.
The Wheel Club has a great vibe and offers a very unique experience.
A great Montreal bar that you must experience for yourself.
A very cool spot to grab a drink and play some retro games like street fighter and mortal combat, they also have some newer consoles.
They have unlimited popcorn and video games all for 7 bucks. The drinks are at a reasonable price as well.
Check them out when they have their Super Smash tournaments.
Cash only. Free popcorn. Video games.
Ziggy’s Pub is full of soul. This pub is a staple to the bar scene in the city, with 24 years in business these guys have been rubbing shoulders with the likes of Prime Ministers and celebrities.
The Bar is a great place to have a drink with a friend, watch a game on tv, or party the weekend away.