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Like an old speakeasy from the beginning of the twentieth century, the LAB hides behind its thick red curtains since 2008 at the edge of the Park Lafontaine.
Works of Art
Once you are on the other side of the curtains, as your eyes get used to the dark atmosphere, you try to discover what are these wonderful potions at the light of a few lanterns hung here and there. It takes time... because every cocktail is a work of art: you have to understand their particularities, their personalities and even, their stories. Spirits, herbs, spices, fruits... All these mixtures seem a little bit magic!
And once your decision is made, nothing can stop the artists. Behind the bar, bottles twirl around while colors and flavors blend. Then flames start their dance and heady fumes of alcohol fill the air. And here it is: the perfect brew!
Between art and science
More than a simple art, you will experience a real science...
And its name is Mixology.
The owner of the LAB, Fabien Maillard, is certainly one of the strongest representatives of that science in Montreal. Since the opening of the bar, he proves every day that his cocktails are halfway between science and art, precision and boldness.
Finally, when the time comes to drop your lips in one of these fabulous mixtures, you are sure of one thing: drink a vodka-cranberry thinking it was cocktail is the dumbest thing you’ve done in your life.