Whether you are in the mood for a casual beer, a classy cocktail, or a relaxed glass of wine, Moncton has something for everyone. With creative original recipes and an emphasis on local ingredients, these bars give visitors an unforgettable taste of Moncton.
Pumphouse Brewery in downtown Moncton is the destination for beer lovers. This microbrewery and restaurant makes everything from seasonal brews, like pumpkin, to the S.O.B. (Special Old Bitter), to their award-winning Blueberry Ale. Grab a seat in the graffiti-covered keg booths or on the popular outdoor patio and work through the beer sampler tray with friends. Pair your beer with their famous brick oven pizza, or the beer bread, made with leftover grains from brewing and served with roasted red pepper aioli.
Right on Main Street, the Tide and Boar offers sophisticated pub fare in a casual-chic setting. The cocktails range from classic to creative, including The Magnetic Hill Sour, a layered whisky sour named for Moncton’s famous attraction, and the Candied Apple cocktail made from vodka, butterscotch Schnapps, Goldschlager, and house-made baked apple syrup. With an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients, the restaurant makes everything in-house, from the famous Boar Poutine right down to the ketchup. With a sunny outdoor patio and live music, this lively spot is not to be missed!
Sharing a kitchen with the Tide and Boar Gastropub is Duo, a comfy café by day and cool wine bar by night. With 20 wines by the glass, wine flights, and over 70 bottles to choose from, you can spend the evening enjoying glass after glass. With an onsite wine steward to offer recommendations, tasty local cheese and charcuterie plates, and an old school turntable playing jazz and blues, Duo is a perfectly chic retreat.
For a taste of Ireland in the middle of Moncton, stop by Old Triangle Irish Alehouse for a pint. With a large selection of beers on tap, authentic Irish cuisine, and live music, Old Triangle has the charming ambiance of a traditional Irish pub. Gather your friends and enjoy a classic pub night with the locals!