I never planned on trying Honey Martin nor had heard about it before. See, I'm temporary living in NDG and my friend driving me home on a Wednesday night thought it would be fun to go for one last drink. I started Googling the words bar and NDG with no luck when we drove by a small bar that had a big young crowd outside chatting and smoking.
In a dangerous turn, we managed to find parking in less than two seconds and headed to the entrance. I was a bit shy to go in as we were wondering if it wasn't a private event or even a bar? After seeing the big Guinness sign on top of the logo, we knew it would be okay and made our way inside Honey Martin.
I rarely get this feeling unless I'm visiting another country but I got very excited as soon as we went in. This pub really made us feel like we were tourists trying a new bar somewhere around the world. Honey Martin is a mix of a gorgeous old interior design, loud conversations, live music playing and a great selection of drafts. The crowd was was a mix between people in their 40-50s and students from the Loyola campus.
We enjoyed a nice pint of Harp while managing to talk over the lovely lady singing that night, but it all fit right in. People around us all had smiles on their faces and it was too easy to start a conversation with anyone.
Conclusion: Honey Martin really made our last drink special and I'm looking forward to going back. The draft selection is great but a tad expensive. The bar is long and a bit squeezed. It reminds me of European bars, which is a plus! Great way to meet new people and hear some folk/rock. I recommend to try it out on a week night!
HONEY MARTINADDRESS: 5916 Sherbrooke West PHONE: (514) 484-2999 HOURS: N/A ALCOHOL: Yes VEGETARIAN FRIENDLY: N/A CREDIT CARDS: N/A PRICE: $8 a pint