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Nice little surprise

My boyfriend and I had trouble finding a spot at a rooftop area for a drink in Old Montreal and... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2018
ShannonR1675
via mobile
Great late afternoon drink....

On a boiling hot day Philemon gave us the sanctuary we needed and a couple of delightful cool... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
JustineV25
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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 Aug 2018
“Nice little surprise”
16 Jul 2018
“Great late afternoon drink....”
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111 Rue St-Paul, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1Z5, Canada
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A bit expensive for my liking bit really cool interior and tasty cocktails. Also great selection of local liquors.

Thank krystsch
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Highly recommended. Very hip bar with great food. If you're looking for a quiet place to eat this is not for you but if you're looking for a place to have a drink and appetizers before dinner then ABSOLUTELY

Thank T7648YAwilliam
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

I liked this place to a certain extent!!! Drinks were well priced but the music was not up to scratch. Crowd not bad !!!

Thank MHJ17
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Walked in upstairs not sure what to expect. Big music bar with a last supper mural on the wall. John Lennon and some disciples. Took a drink at the bar but decided a window seat looked better. Waitress a bit peculiar about us messing ip...More

Thank L7181MWrichardh
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I had trouble finding a spot at a rooftop area for a drink in Old Montreal and noticed Philemon had windows opening up onto the street and a cool vibe about it. What a lovely surprise! We enjoyed a refreshing cocktail and...More

Thank ShannonR1675
Reviewed 25 July 2018

I chose this place in Old Montreal based on Trip Advisor reviews. The service was rude and the server seemed to resent serving us. The food was poor. I ordered a shrimp tart (tarte de crevette). It was cold, filled with canned shrimp and tons...More

Thank ClaudetteP119
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

On a boiling hot day Philemon gave us the sanctuary we needed and a couple of delightful cool drinks. Service was superb- we’d just arrived in Montreal and were surprised that the entire city appeared under construction- our server gave us excellent advice on where...More

Thank JustineV25
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

“Upscale food” as stated on their website. Give me a break.. Hopefully they’ll never turn up the lights after 7, dirty, dirty place. Ick.

Thank David N
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Was visiting this location last night from out of town. We ended up here first. There were 15-20 of us for a work event. Our first round of drinks was ordered and paid for ahead of time by one of our party. We stood at...More

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

What a treat to find a well staffed, stocked bar in Old Montreal. Our first night in town we tried for 20 minutes looking for a place to grab a drink after dinner (at LOV). Luckily we happened upon Philemon. The drinks were excellent, our...More

Thank NickcaNick
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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic centre of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to
some of the city's most antiquated buildings and
picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St.
Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums,
festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a
celebrated part of the city that explodes into
fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its
centre, street performers and artists compete with
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