Le Lab

Cocktail Bar in Plateau Mont-Royal & the Northeast

Home to some of Montréal's best cocktails, Le Lab prides itself on its wildly inventive elixirs and knowledgeable 'labtenders' who can whip up beautiful concoctions to suit your taste. The setting is classy, with a long solid-wood bar, vest- and tie-wearing staff, and old-fashioned decor, but it remains a fun, unpretentious place.

Sometimes there are flames, as the toolkit here includes not only absinthe but also blowtorches and liquid nitrogen. Try the Jerky Lab Jack, a smoky drink made with Jack Daniels, beef jerky and house BBQ bitters, that's lit ablaze during preparation.