Hurley's is one of the most popular of Montreal's many Irish pubs and probably the best of the lot. I was really taken with place. This probably because of the seemingly ancient building that houses it and because also has plenty of patio space. During my visit there were more people on the patio than inside. Personally I found the interior very interesting as the pub seems subterranean as it winds through several chambers to the bar. The decor is very Irish and the walls are all exposed brick. Perhaps most importantly, and since I am of Scottish-Irish descent, there is Celtic music played here nightly, usually at 9:30pm. It stirs my blood.
Dress Code: Casual
Hurley's is a cool little Irish pub on Crescent, just south of St-Catherines. The crowds are usually local and there to have a pint or 20 with friends.
They have bands and people who read (during which time you are asked not to make too much noise).
They have a bazillion beers and wines, and some great food (the portions are huuge in my opinion).
Dress Code: Doesn't matter what you wear, although wearing a helmet made out of aluminium may attract some stares....but I say give it a try!
Hurley's is a cozy irish pub. The hot tea and desserts are perfect for after dinner on a cold evening. I had to good fortune to catch Irish Storytelling night, a good sized group of irish men and women listening to blarney by an irishman with a thick brogue. Friendly english-speaking crowd and refreshing change if you become overloaded with french culture. Call them at 861-4111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for the schedule.
Every occasion is good to call a VT meeting!!
Here we are at Hurley's Irish pub having a good beer (or two)!
Great selection of draft beers and single malt Whiskys.
As usual, you can see Scott (Reverend), Yvon (Le_Dragon), Loïca (Emet_Perarch), and myself (Pierre_Rouss).
Dress Code: Very casual.
There is live music every night, on one or both of the two floors.
I was intrigued to see some Irish pubs in Montreal and Hurley's in particular looked warm, a very important feature when the snow is knee high. Inside, it was very warm both in temperature and in atmosphere. There was live music on both nights I was there and it was remarkably good. Even the staff and customers were friendly and talkative as I was there alone. The Guinness was good even from an Irish point of view. I highly recommend this pub.
Dress Code: Any
Montreal is pretty well known for its thriving clubbing scene. But for someone who's looking to enjoy a quiet pint (or 12 !!!) with some friends, this is as good as it can get. A traditionnal Irish pub, with a wide selection of Irish and British beers on tap (we're talking at least 10 here) and lively traditionnal Celtic music on week-ends, it's a nice place to 'warm up' before a night of clubbing...
Dress Code: Come as you are