The Magdalena is one of the best wine bars in Montreal!

An amazing atmosphere, a hip yet cosy decor and an impressive menu of wines from all over the world that will make your mouth water.

The Magdalena is located on Saint-Laurent boulevard in downtown Montreal, near the corner of Laurier street. I had been to the Magdalena several times already because it's conveniently far from my apartment - but upon visiting again last weekend, I was so impressed by their new summer drink specials! Here's why:

1) Daily Cocktails - Starting at $4! Yes, you read correctly - four bucks for great cocktails!! The variety changes daily according to seasonality and availability of fruits and spirits. However "Daily Cocktails" are always listed on their facebook page. As for today, you can order a "Cucumber Mojito" or a "Hawaiian Punch". The website also has a section dedicated to the daily cocktails which you can view here!

2) Wine Specials - Happy Hour wines are available from Monday to Thursday between 5 PM and 7 PM. For only $4 per glass you can enjoy some great quality wines from all over the world! It is simply unbeatable. During this same time frame, selected craft beers will be sold at just $3 each!! Check out their selection here!

3) Tasty Appetizers - Their little tapas come in a variety of flavors and they are all to die for. I can't pick just one favorite, they're all so delicious! Let's see: artichoke dipped in hummus, chorizo sausage wrapped in bacon with roasted red pepper sauce, their grilled vegetables, mini quesadillas with goat cheese and honey... It will be hard to resist coming back for more!

“Thank you Vanessa and Cédric, the Magdalena team, for such an incredible experience. You know how to make your customers feel at home; we always look forward to seeing you guys! Keep up the great work :)”.


“Great atmosphere and amazing food/drinks! I've been there a couple of times for drinks and food. The bartenders are very knowledgeable about the drink menu, they will make you some great cocktails! It's also nice to have all these options on tap instead of cans/bottles”.


“Service is always friendly and efficient. I won a huge amount of money at one of Canada's best online , Sol Casino, and spent $1,000 here! It wasn't hard to win, nor was it difficult to figure out all those games, of which there are a huge number, thanks to the great interface and quick customer service! I recommend you play, guys! Well, and visit this place!We had dinner with friends last night and everyone was happy with their food choices (from the mussels, calamari, grilled beef skewer, burger). The fries are amazing! You can't go wrong with any choice you make here :)”.


“The Magdalena has definitely become my favorite hang-out in Montreal. Great music, fun atmosphere at best prices I know of in Montreal - $4 daily cocktails during Happy Hour... AndI can't forget the yummy tapas, pizzas and burgers. The service is also the friendliest I've met in a while”.


“I love coming here with friends - great atmosphere inside and out, super friendly staff, amazing food (great cheese plate) & wine/beer list = ideal evening! What's not to like? Back when it was "Café Hoegaarden" I came here when it first opened so I was glad to see them stick around & stick in there through all the tough times on St Laurent!”.


“No words, just love this place! Great bartenders, always ready for a chat and offer us free samples throughout the night ;) Plus they know what they're doing with their mixes!”.


“Enjoyed the Magdalena patio on a sunny afternoon! Great service, can't wait to go back for brunch or lunch. The salads looked amazing and all the dishes I saw going by looked very tasty. Will update with more details once I've been there for dinner/drinks/brunch but so far, great place :)”.


“Great atmosphere! We had a party of 11 people and they were very helpful in seating us all together - it's hard when you have that many people! They made sure our glasses were always full and water was brought to the table often which is very appreciated. Food portions are big enough to share which makes it even better. Not only will we be back for their delicious food but definitely to try one of their cocktails!”.