Bar Big in Japan

Plateau-Mont Royal
Craft Cocktails

The wooden bar, which loops its way through an intimate mirrored, candle-lit space, is a striking feature of one of the city’s best cocktail venues.  The tailored list features creations like the Tokyo Mule, a riff on the classic vodka-and–ginger beer libation, made here with sake, ginger syrup, lime juice, and mint, or a Manhattan—made with Canadian whiskey, of course. Groups should opt for the rotating pitcher of punch. In the style of Japanese whisky bars, regulars can also purchase a bottle for themselves and the establishment will keep it for you. There are no signs for the bar outside, so look for the red door for entry.

Bar Big in Japan
4175 St Laurent Blvd.Montreal, Canada
1/438-380-5658

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