🍸Pineapple & Co.
With an eclectic cocktail menu, neon pineapple-shaped sign and modern tiki-bar vibes, Le Mal Nécessaire has quickly become a Montreal Chinatown staple. Tucked in a basement on the Main, it boasts comfy banquette seating and a tropical ambiance that inspires both wanderlust and dance parties.
When you’re there, it’s safe to say that at least one neighbouring table will have ordered a Abacaxi Mai Tai—a rum-based cocktail served in a real pineapple (casual). You’ll be mesmerised, and you’ll order one yourself. Good decision! It’s like a beachside vaca in a glass, er, pineapple. For something slightly less flashy, try the fresh and well-balanced Ginseng Pisco Sour: The mix of pisco, lime, egg white, sugar and ginseng goes down a little too easily. The Bitter Brazilian (grapefruit, Leblon Cachaça, Campari, falernum) is also a standout.