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La Champagnerie: Montreal's Bar à Sabrage


Montreal's Bar à Sabrage Proposes Sabered Bubbly & More
La Champagnerie is Montreal's bar a sabrage. Montreal's only bar a sabrage.

Above: “I cannot live without champagne. In victory, one deserves it. In defeat, one needs it.” -Napoleon Bonaparte*

Internet meme courtesy of La Champagnerie
May 28, 2013 | by Evelyn Reid - La Champagnerie is Montreal's one and only bar specializing in champagne and all things bubbly. And sabery. The Old Montreal hot spot, which opened to the public last Wednesday, May 29, is taking carbonated vino to the next level, offering an on-the-spot saber service for select champagnes, reawakening the masses to the noble art of sabrage. That's fancy talk for whack-open-bottle-with-sword.

Champagnerie Montreal: Bar à Sabrage?
A bar specializing in champagne opened with a saber? This would be a first for the city. Naturally, I sussed out the guaranteed-to-be-a-Montreal-hotspot at the pre-opening, testing out a few of their signature drinks, notably the Champagnolada, Baie et Bulles and Ali La Pointe.

La Champagnerie: Menu Items
Consult the Champagnerie website.

La Champagnerie: Dress Code
Smart casual to swank.

La Champagnerie: Crowd
Expect professionals, go-getters, social climber types ages 25 and up.

La Champagnerie: Special Events?
Wednesdays evenings feature industry night. Sundays feature brunch as of 11 a.m. The concept is all-you-can-eat and costs $35 per person, drinks and taxes not included. Contact management to find out which dishes will be served.

La Champagnerie: Private Room for Parties?
There is a section that can be cordoned off from the main room to accommodate groups of 8 or more.

La Champagnerie: To Make Reservations
La Champagnerie operates on a first come, first serve basis, however management allows groups of 8 or more to make reservations. Call (514) 903-9343.

La Champagnerie: Business Hours
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 3 p.m. to 3 a.m.

La Champagnerie: Address
343 St. Paul Est, corner of Bonsecours, Montreal, QC H2Y 1H2

Getting There
Champ-de-Mars Metro

Any Reviews of La Champagnerie?
Yes. Right here.

Note that prices, menu items, and opening hours may change without notice.

*Attributed to both Napoleon as well as Winston Churchill, there's some disagreement over who coined the quote. One source goes as far to claim that it's very possible neither leader uttered those words, suggesting it may have been a champagne producer who put those words in Napoleon's and/or Churchill's mouths.

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