Bar Henrietta: A nod to the European tavern

Aussi loin que l’on se souvienne, le 115 avenue Laurier a toujours abrité un bar

For as long as anyone can remember, 115 Laurier Avenue has been home to a bar. Among them, Minuit was a popular nightclub during the 1980s and 1990s. That was succeeded by Baldwin Barmacie, run by Alexandre Wolosianski and Alexandre Baldwin from 2005 to 2015, named in honour of Baldwin’s grandmother, Mariette, who had a pharmacy at the corner of Saint-Viateur and Saint-Laurent Streets. Grandson Alexandre often worked there and had so many good memories of the place that it served as inspiration for Baldwin Barmacie’s decor.

In 2015, after 10 years of amazing parties, the legendary Baldwin Barmacie closed its doors, or, more accurately, passed the torch to Bar Henrietta, managed by Marc Bungarten, who co-owns the new establishment with the two Alexandres and Éric Dupuis.

The inspiration for this reboot comes from two sources: Alexandre Baldwin’s native Portugal and the refined, polishedEuropean taverns of the 1960s, with their wood chairs, pastel hues, profusion of globe lights and numerous small tables. The room can seat close to a hundred people at the tables and the bar, and during the summer months, another hundred or so will have access to the adjacent terrace.

The menu, naturally, contributes to Henrietta’s stellar reputation. You can select from a variety of dishes that include charcuteries, pork belly bitoque with chimichurri, squid, Portuguese sandwiches (bifana pork and cheese) and Vito’s roasted sausages. To finish off your meal, try a yummy Portuguese custard tart or caramelized chocolate mousse with candied orange!

The food is a delight; the drinks are excellent. Its amazing cocktail menu and elaborate wine list are well appreciated by the regulars.

115 Laurier Avenue West