We still wonder how it managed to slip under our radar, in this neighborhood where there are also a growing number of good gourmet addresses. Opened last year, the La Chope Angus microbrewery, a solidarity cooperative at the heart of Shops Angus, proudly combines a craft brewery, bar and restaurant. And it attracts crowds, both local families and workers, as evidenced by its vast terrace, as sunny as it is crowded these days. Notice to those interested… it smells like a happy hour between friends!
On the liquid menu of this English-inspired neighborhood pub: Golden Ale, Dark Mild and other English IPAs (a dozen classic and complex beers, with fine bubbles, brewed on site); the menu also includes a small selection of wines, several cocktails and non-alcoholic cocktails, even beers with or without alcohol from other friendly and guest cooperatives (À la Fût, La Barberie, etc.). Later this fall, founding member and brewer David Dorez also promises a sweeter red ale, in addition to several warming elixirs.
To eat: comforting dishes from Marie-Ève Desjardins (formerly in the kitchens of Rose Ross, rue Masson), always with English inspiration. We fell for the starters to share (including several vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free), notably the Brussels sprouts fried in maple syrup, the generous chestnut terrine, and, as a main course, the tikka masala mushrooms on a pancake of very crispy rice.
We promise to try the fish and chips (and its beer breading), the intriguing cucumber club, and especially the Welsh rarebit, a sort of Welsh croque with impossible ingredients (smoked meat, poached egg and kimchi, sauce with beer as a bonus). We also welcome the children’s menu, which is basic but conclusive. Without forgetting the Boozybrunch, Saturday brunch menu with several variations on the same theme (mushroom toast, Welsh lunch).
Open every day, except Mondays. Takeaway cans sold on site, as well as at various points of sale.