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Bar Le Lab and Le Bootlegger: For an atmosphere of the 20s and 30s

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As Cocktail Invasion wraps up today with a final day of cocktails and of course the Pearl and Paddock Brunch, we thought we were talking about two out of the ordinary places, Bar Le Lab and Le Bootlegger.

Bar Le Lab and Le Bootlegger : Out of another era

While several bars try to have a rather trendy decor with a clean look and accents based on a rather ephemeral atmosphere. Now these bars, with a totally different atmosphere, take us back in time. It is by a decor and atmosphere directly from the 30s that these establishments will make you spend a pleasant evening.

Bar Le Lab : Two locations to double the pleasure.

The latter is a small modern speakeasy, but easy to find, in the inspiration of the institutions of the Prohibition era, the Lab, cocktail bar is an authentic bar which opened its doors on the Plateau Mont-Royal, in October 2008, almost 10 years ago. In fact, their 10th menu was launched a few days ago. The 2nd cocktail bar of the group led by Fabien Maillard and our cocktail partner Gabrielle Panaccio, opened in September 2016. Big brother of the Lab cocktail counter of the Plateau (1351 rue Rachel East in Montreal), he offers you the same cocktails sought after, created by mixologists, in the warm atmosphere of the underground bars of the roaring twenties. Plus a full kitchen, serving bistro-style food until 10pm every night, and a snack menu available until the wee hours. You will certainly find your dose of pleasure.

Some cocktails from Le Lab Bar for Invasion Cocktail.

At Lab Plateau: 

Lab Plateau



Cocchi Americano
Michel Jodoin Fine Caroline
Bitters Pear
Apple Cider

Mixologist : Darwin Lopez

For other cocktails from Lab Plateau, visit Invasion Cocktail website

At Lab Quartier des Spectacles: 



SouthSide Frenchside


Rhum Trois-Rivières
Lime juice
Confit Orange Syrup & Cinnamon Lab
Better’s Bitters Black Pepper and Cardamom

Mixologue : Marc-Antoine Raymond
For other cocktails from Lab Quartier des Spectacles, visit Invasion Cocktail website

Le Bootlegger : The Main’s speakeasy

You will find at Bootlegger, a bar specialized in mixology with a great fondness for whiskey. With its incredible selection of several hundred bottles; Scotch, irish whiskey, rye, bourbon and others. Its speakeasy look reminiscent of the jazz cabarets of the 1920s is inspired by the American prohibition that prevails in the same years. The atmosphere is amazing, and you will dive into another era, it’s warm, intimate and welcoming.

In addition to being specialized in alcoholic beverages, the establishment is one of the few Bar Shows that presents a diverse musical calendar. Practically every evening is accompanied by live musical performances, you can see jazz bands, swing, blues, hip-hop, funk, soul, burlesque and humor. You will not get bored at the Bootlegger. We will have an interview with the founder Christ Desjardins in our summer magazine.

Few cocktails from Le Bootlegger for Invasion Cocktail.



Amer de Luxe - le Bootlegger


Luxardo Maraschino
Green Chartreuse
Lime juice
Egg white
Rosemary branch
Dried fruit

Mixologist : Frédérick Masse


Bootgroni - Le Bootlegger

Martini Bitter
Orange zest

Mixologist : Frédérick Masse

Where to find Bar Le Lab and Le Bootlegger :

Bar Le Lab – Plateau

1351 rue Rachel Est
Montréal, QC
H2J 2K2

Bar Le Lab Quartier des Spectacles

279 Ste-Catherine Est
Montréal, QC
H2X 1L5

Le Bootlegger

3481 Boul. St-Laurent (2 étage)
Montréal, QC

Photos: Invasion Cocktail

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