I'll be visiting Montreal next weekend for the first time, and I have some great restaurants lined up, but I haven't been able to find any really interesting bars to check out yet. I'll probably go to the Whiskey Cafe, as I am a big whiskey person, but mixed drinks seem to primarily be served at either high-end restaurants or dance-focused nightclubs.
Is there anywhere to go to get well-mixed, classic-style cocktails in a mellow atmosphere? I'm talking fresh-squeezed juices, homemade bitters, original concoctions, etc. served by knowledgeable and friendly bartenders e.g. Eastern Standard and No. 9 Park in Boston or Milk and Honey and PDT in NYC.
Thanks, and I can't wait to meet your city!