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Snack ‘n’ Blues

5260 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal

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This bar needs to be in a Quentin Tarantino movie. But until that happens, we will continue to frequent it as one of the longest standing, quietly celebrated, coolest spots in the Mile End. Do you want proof? First, the name isn’t a tease- it’s truth. There are free snacks and there are blues. Can you think of a more pleasing combination? Once I was deep in the sauce and ended up at S&B. To my great delight,  they were playing a Prince in concert DVD on an enormous screen above the bar. As I ate handfuls of gummy candies (which as a side note, I wouldn’t define as sobering) I succumbed to the rhythmic hips of Prince. It was the closest thing I’ve had to a religious experience.