A Night Out in Montréal

4 Origines Microbrasserie ($$)

1304 Rue Saint-Patrick; (514) 934-1444; 4origines.com; open Tu-W 4pm-11pm, Th-F 4pm-1am, Sa noon-1am, Su noon-8pm

We hope you packed your flannel shirt and thick-rimmed glasses for your trip to 4 Origines Microbrasserie, one of the newest and buzziest in the crop of microbreweries that’s popped up in Montréal recently. At this airy, industrial Pointe-Saint-Charles taproom with a killer view of the Montréal skyline, man-bunned bartenders pull foamy pints of ales brewed on-site: the Apriknot, a tea-and-apricot-infused pale ale, is a glass of spring, while the Caffiend cappuccino stout is definitely acceptable to drink in the morning. Rather than try to run a kitchen alongside those massive fermentation vessels, 4 Origines invites a rotating slate of food trucks and invites visitors to bring their own food in as well.

Pints from $6 CAD; wheelchair accessible

Résonance Café ($$)

5175A Avenue du Parc; (514) 360-9629; resonancecafe.com; open daily 10am-midnight

Time for “café in a hip neighborhood” Bingo: All-vegan menu? Check. Nightly live jazz? Check. G&Ts with homemade cinchona bark and lemongrass tonic water? Oddly specific, but check. Résonance Café, in hipster haven Plateau-Mont-Royal, is the rare establishment that you’d want to visit at both 11am (for a tempeh bacon BLT or a PB&J smoothie) and 11pm (for a hot toddy and aforementioned live jazz). The clientele skews crunchier than the vegan nachos, but the low-for-hippie-food prices are decidedly dope. Come by on Sunday nights to catch the Kalmunity Jazz Project, a soulful local ensemble, or on the first Tuesday of the month for a reading series meant to hit you in the feels.

Cover from $8 CAD, vegan sandwiches and bowls from $6 CAD, alcoholic drinks from $5 CAD; wheelchair accessible; Wi-Fi

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