Impossible to smoke in Montréal bars, you say? False. A special dedicated section of Mile End’s Whisky Café offers one of the few sanctioned cigar lounges in the city. Choose from any number of fine Cuban cohibas of varying quality and enjoy a puff or three in this relaxed and friendly lounge environment. And what lounge experience would be complete without a tumbler of that god-sent golden nectar to wash it all down? The impressive whiskey list is to be judged on the merit of quality, not quantity, though at 150 selections it’s easy to lose oneself in the abundance. Take your time, or rather, lose track of it.
Monday to Wednesday, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Thursday and Friday, 5 p.m. to 3 a.m.; Saturday, 6 p.m. to 3 a.m.; Sunday, 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.