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The Bootlegger

About Us

The Bootlegger L’authentique is a cocktail bar specializing in whiskey and absinthe. Located on the mythical St-Laurent Boulevard in Montreal, our establishment is also a “Live Venue” presenting music and a variety of shows.

 The Bootlegger and its team welcome you in a cozy, warm and intimate place inspired by the American “speakeasy”. Our team of specialists will advise you and help you create your next favorite cocktail. Our goal is to provide you with a unique experience, both in terms of unparalleled service, comprehensive selection, ambiance, drink flavor and comfort. The Bootlegger concept is unique in the metropole and we are true to our authentic and warm spirit.

Our passion for cocktails, music and whiskey joins all that was most celebrated in the bootlegger era of the Roaring Twenties. It is the perfect place for a night out with friends, a birthday party, a couple’s night out or any other occasion.

From the moment you enter our speakeasy, you will be impressed by our incredible selection of Scotch, Bourbon, Rye, Irish Whiskey, Canadian Whiskey and whiskey from around the world. The charisma of our cocktail bar doesn’t stop at our whiskey collection; our professional staff will share their passion for an extraordinary evening and our artists will make your night vibrate.

We focus our efforts on providing and creating an exceptional experience for our clients that is unique to Montreal. We believe that our customers deserve to receive courteous and professional service and expert advice, to live a unique experience. We hope that our passion for cocktails, spirits, whisky and music will be passed on to you.

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The Bootlegger

About Us

The Bootlegger L’Authentique is a New Orleans cocktail bar specializing in Whiskey, Absinthe and Live Music. The establishment on boulevard St-Laurent is also a “Live Venue”, hosting several varied shows during the week. Our calendar features whiskey tastings, comedy shows, Blues shows, Jazz, Hip-Hop, funk, Swing shows, conference evenings and much more.

The Bootlegger and his team welcome you to a cozy, warm and intimate place inspired by the American “speakeasy”. Our team of specialists will know how to advise you and our mixologists how to create your next favorite cocktails. Our goal is to provide you with a unique experience, both in terms of unparalleled service, exhaustive selection, atmosphere, flavor of beverages and your comfort. The concept of “Bootlegger” is unique currently in the metropolis, we are faithful to our authentic and warm spirit.

Our passion for cocktails, music and whiskey joins all that was most beautiful in the Roaring Twenties. It is the perfect place for an outing with friends, a birthday, a couple evening or any other occasion.

As soon as you enter our speakeasy, you will be impressed by the incredible selection of whiskey; Scotch, Bourbon, Rye, Irish Whiskey, Canadian Whiskey and all over the world. The charisma of our cocktail bar does not stop only at our Whiskey library, our team of professionals will transmit their passion to you for an extraordinary evening and our artists will make you vibrate.

We focus our efforts on offering and creating an exceptional experience for our customers that is unique in Montreal. We believe that our customers deserve to receive courteous, professional service and expert advice to have a unique experience. Our passion for cocktails, spirits, whiskey and music will be transmitted to you.

The Bootlegger

Our history

The Bootlegger, L’Authentique was born in 2015 from what can be categorized as a student project. The initial goal was to bring a different concept to St-Laurent Street, a place offering an experience of discovery and refinement. At the very beginning, the vision to become a jazz cabaret as they were portrayed during the years of American prohibition.

It was on June 17, 2016 that the doors of the establishment were finally opened for Montrealers. Gradually, the establishment found its vocation for the cocktail and its scene widened to accommodate variety shows. What used to be an authentic jazz cabaret has become a comedy room, a Blues bar, a residence for Hip-Hop and many other artists. The project quickly became a family business, which greatly helped shape the heart and mind of the establishment.

We chose to settle on St-Laurent Boulevard, formerly known as’ ‘Maine’ ‘in Montreal, in order to bring a wind of innovation in the neighborhood but also because this place had been in the past a’ recognized live Venue of the metropolis and had seen the birth of several internationally known musicians of today. Boulevard St-Laurent has long been the symbol of Montreal nightlife, which in recent decades has lost its charm. Part of our mission was to bring something different and refined as much for the people of the neighborhood as for the workers of boulevard St-Laurent.

The Bootlegger

Our history

The Bootlegger, L’Authentique was born in 2015 from what can be categorized as a student project. The initial goal was to bring a different concept to St-Laurent Street, a place offering an experience of discovery and refinement. At the very beginning, the vision to become a jazz cabaret as they were portrayed during the years of American prohibition.

It was on June 17, 2016 that the doors of the establishment were finally opened for Montrealers. Gradually, the establishment found its vocation for the cocktail and its scene widened to accommodate variety shows. What used to be an authentic jazz cabaret has become a comedy room, a Blues bar, a residence for Hip-Hop and many other artists. The project quickly became a family business, which greatly helped shape the heart and mind of the establishment.

We chose to settle on St-Laurent Boulevard, formerly known as’ ‘Maine’ ‘in Montreal, in order to bring a wind of innovation in the neighborhood but also because this place had been in the past a’ recognized live Venue of the metropolis and had seen the birth of several internationally known musicians of today. Boulevard St-Laurent has long been the symbol of Montreal nightlife, which in recent decades has lost its charm. Part of our mission was to bring something different and refined as much for the people of the neighborhood as for the workers of boulevard St-Laurent.

Bar Bootlegger,

3481 St Laurent Blvd 2F, Montreal, Quebec H2X 2T6

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Monday Close
Tuesday 17h00–0h00
Wednesday 17h00–0h00
Thursday 20h00–3h00
Friday 17h00–3h00
Saturday 18h00–3h00
Sunday 18h00–0h00