Super Bowl Sunday is upon us! With an exciting matchup between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons (not to mention Lady Gaga’s highly anticipated halftime performance), it’s shaping up to be quite an event.
If you don’t already have plans to attend a friend’s Super Bowl party, be sure to visit any one of the city’s many sports bars. In addition to flat screen TVs and cheering fans, there is some pretty special football food being made for the upcoming weekend.
Check out 9 places to watch Super Bowl LI in Montreal.
This retro neighbourhood bar located in Monkland Village is guaranteed to be pretty packed come Sunday afternoon. Known for their high-end bar food, Monkland Taverne is the place to go if you’re looking for a slightly classier Super Bowl party experience. With regular menu items including a grilled calamari salad, rigatoni with house polpetti, and seared salmon, you are guaranteed to get some fine grub – and we can’t wait to see what sort of upscale twist they put on football food!
When: Sundays 5-10 pm
Where: 5555 Av de Monkland
Diablos BBQ on Saint Laurent has got football food on lock every day of the year. Known for their incredible barbecued meat, fried chicken, mac and cheese, potato salad, and more, Montrealers are sure to have a great time watching the game with some tasty grub in hand. The saloon-themed restaurant boasts smoked poutine, tri-sliders, burnt ends, brisket, baby back ribs, biscuits, and cajun fries. Get ready for the southern Super Bowl meal of the decade (even more fitting given the game’s location in Houston, Texas).
When: Sunday 11:30 am-10 pm
Where: 3619 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
This classic pub near Station Vendome has massive televisions and delicious eats to keep you satisfied all game long. In addition, they boast inventive cuisine like chicken stir fry, corn and bacon chowder, and a massive list of inventive cocktails. Can’t stop by on February 5th? Be sure to visit on February 14th when customers will receive 10 free chicken wings for shredding a picture of their ex on Valentine’s Day!
When: Sundays 8 am-3 am
Where: 5175A Rue Sherbrooke O
This industrial style pub located in the historic Caledonian Iron Works Co. building is one of the most iconic bars in Montreal. Mason jar glasses, nineteenth-century chandeliers, and massive flat screens are just a few perks of this upscale bar. In addition, the food menu features goodies like ballpark hot dogs, jerk chicken wings, beer cheese nachos, bacon cheeseburgers, fish and chips, fried chicken, and homemade doughnuts for dessert!
When: Sundays 10 am-12 am
Where: 265 Rue des Seigneurs
This downtown restaurant serves some of the best burgers in the city. But come Super Bowl Sunday, it also turns into an awesome sports bar. Their special tailgate party is going to be something to behold – with $5 specials on poutine, giant chicken wings, mini cheeseburgers, mini gogos, and Nathan’s hot dogs.
When: Sundays 11:30 am-2:30 am
Where: 1620 Rue Sainte-Catherine O
You’d better get here early to get a spot at this small Tex-Mex joint in the Plateau. Known for their buckets of fried chicken, bucket of ribs, lobster rolls, and tacos, Ice House serves up some pretty delicious grub. That being said, the space is small (especially in winter when their lovely patio is closed) so be sure to get there well before kickoff.
When: 4 pm-12 am
Where: 51 Rue Roy E
Microbrewed beer isn’t the only reason to visit Miss Villeray. With a reputation for their themed party nights, it’s no surprise that Miss Villeray is one of the best spots to watch the Super Bowl in the city. Their food menu is perfect for football season, featuring grilled cheese sandwiches, steak nachos, cheese platters, and five types of homemade pizzas.
When: Sundays 3 pm-3 am
Where: 220 Rue Villeray
Given Les Torches Monday Night Football events over the past few months, it’s only fitting that they also host a Super Bowl event to finish off the season. Located in the heart of the Plateau, you’ll be able to nibble on everything from the Tailgate Hotdog (made with pulled pork, bacon, sausage, and coleslaw), to the Nachos TBK (comprised of monterey jack cheese, olives, jalapenos, coriander, lime, salsa, sour cream, and guacamole) come Sunday night.
When: Sundays 2 pm-3 am
Where: 74 Avenue du Mont-Royal E
This airy bar and local favourite situated in Montreal’s downtown core is going all out for Super Bowl LI. We’re talking about a tailgate party starting at 4pm sharp. There will be discounts on food, drinks, and a special football menu filled with bites such as mac and cheese, beef tenderloin, prime rib, salmon tartare, and more.
When: Sundays 11:30 am-3 am
Where: 1449 Rue Crescent