Bílý Kůň Montreal

Image by Julie Gauthier

Bílý Kůň – Watch out for the ostriches!

This place became my living room shortly after its opening in 1998. I worked nearby at that time and with some colleagues we got used to spending the afterwork-hours here with a few drinks, settled on the sofas at the end of the room.

In my opinion – and my taste – this place was one of the first to show this kind of look in the area, inspired by classic taverns featuring a floor covered with tiny white tiles. The décor is subtle lighting, chic design, high ceilings, candle-lit tables. It is warm and cozy. Perfect spot for a date!

The curiosity of the place? The ‘taxidermy chic’ effect! Indeed, the walls are adorned with heads of stuffed ostriches, which look down on people as they drink Czech beers or other fancy drinks.

Bílý Kůň (pronounced “Billy Coon”) about whom you can read the history here, is a friendly local bar. Most of the staff has been working there for a long time, customers are the local residents, relaxed and lively.

Jazz and Classic music: 18:00 – 20:00 | DJ: 22:00 – 03:00. Have a look at the music event calendar.

Could you guess what the name of the place means?

**One of our Spotters is a regular DJ in the house!

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Details about this spot



354 Mont Royal East, Montreal

Telephone number


Opening Times

15:00 - 01:00 daily


Beer on tap: C$ 5


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)