MONTREAL / Bar Le Mal Nécessaire
This place is not easy to find. This is because it is located in the heart of China Town sandwiched in a strip of nail bars and bargain shops, submerged below ground level with only a neon pineapple sign to beckon you in (or down). Once you descend the narrow staircase, you are surprised by a poorly lit and intimate bar full of people and cocktails. Indeed Tiki cocktails are their specialty. Expect to find things like Argentinian Sours, Jungle Birds, Bahama Mamas, and Painkillers. Painmakers, more like it. Or so I thought the following morning. I probably should have ordered one of their Cantonese snacks -- the Chili Calamari or the Singapore Noodles, perhaps -- but I was too busy having fun.
Bar Le Mal Nécessaire
Open Daily from 4.30 pm
1106 B Boulevard Saint-Laurent