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The Great Canadian Bar-Hop

Nineteen good reasons to grab a drink at these Canadian hotels bars.


SLIDERS BY ANY OTHER NAME Formerly the Merchants Bank, the 1870s edifice that’s home to Hôtel Le St-James now hosts Montreal’s high rollers of high finance after dark. XO Le Restaurant’s soaring space of gleaming columns, ornate plasterwork and sheathed chandeliers is so grand that you’ll want to propose here – or at least play footsie.

Sip The Spicy Raspberry with fresh muddled fruit, tequila and Chambord.

Snack Chef Michele Mercuri’s mini-hamburgers – pink AAA beef, caramelized onions and red peppers on brioche buns – are the best sliders in the city, even if calling them sliders seems so terribly déclassé.

In l’Hôtel Le St-James, 355, rue Saint-Jacques, Montréal,



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Dea Bee

Tuesday, January 31st 2012 17:24
Your take on Clive's (trucker hats? Coors? Wha?!?) is so off base that it makes me wonder if you even had someone go to that establishment - and if the reporting on the rest of the bars is just as inaccurate.


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Sascha Mullin

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012 13:24
The Bengal Room features great jazz on weekends too

Cris M

Monday, March 5th 2012 15:23
I agree with Dea Bee - what's with the review of Clives? I've been there a number of times and it was chic and refined, with business travellers and well-dressed professionals.
Coors Light ad - what does that even mean? Trucker hat? What?

Chris S.

Tuesday, March 20th 2012 02:55
I'm glad that the Keefer Bar and the Tiki Bar at the Waldorf were included. Both are slightly off the beaten path choices for a great cocktail in Vancouver.
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