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North Star Machines a Piastres

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Cozy respite for nerdy friends

The first time I ever came here I didn't realize it was on the second floor but found the doorway... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
New York City, New York
A nice escape on St Laurent

I was wandering home and looking for a quietish place for a drink which I thought would be... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
Vancouver, Canada
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10 Oct 2018
“Cozy respite for nerdy friends”
3 Jun 2018
“A nice escape on St Laurent”
North Star Pinball is Montréal's first and only pinball bar. Vintage pinball, home-made ginger beer, tavern snacks, and great cocktails.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
3908 Saint-Laurent Blvd, Montreal, Quebec H2W 1Y2, Canada
Plateau Mont-Royal
+1 514-904-6444
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

The first time I ever came here I didn't realize it was on the second floor but found the doorway because of the pinball machine sound effects they have playing by the entrance at street-level. Pretty sweet touch. I often travel to Montreal for work...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SuperChickieMuscles
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

I was wandering home and looking for a quietish place for a drink which I thought would be impossible after 10pm on a Saturday night on St Laurent when I passed by this place and remembered a friend suggesting it. I headed up the stairs...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank karenrQ8175WT
Reviewed 1 June 2018

This is a really late review (I visted in mid-January) but I loved visiting North Star! It's in a great and accessible neighborhood, and there are so many strange, curated oddities at the location. I think there was the world's slowest moving disco ball, a...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank earob
Reviewed 9 February 2018

I visited this barcode a couple of times during a recent visit to Montreal. It was amazing fun. I love the style and aesthetic of the place. It’s very, very cool. I am personally quite useless at playing pinball but have had friends who have...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Cutecaroline
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

I had never been to a pinball bar, and this place set the bar high for any others I may go to. The atmosphere is great! They have many different machines, great selection of beers, and good music. Definitely stop by if you are on...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank aneums3
Reviewed 26 September 2017

This place is amazing, the machines are kept in tip top shape and there is a great selection of games. The atmosphere is cool yet the crowd is warm and welcoming. There is an interesting cross section of people. Arrive early so you won't have...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Alan4fun
Reviewed 25 June 2017

This was on my to do list for some time and finally it happened. The North Star Pinball has 14 machines with 1 vintage Jukebox and 1 Photo-booth. The pinball machines range from 1950's to the 1980's. The newest one was Robocop and the oldest...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Freddy_on_trips
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Highly recommend - amazing owners, friendly staff, best dark and stormy in Montreal and one of the best collections of vintage pinball machines in Canada!

Date of experience: August 2016
4  Thank CordeliaToronto
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The website gives you the sense that this is a hip modern place. We arrived to find it a dark, run down room with about 8 lonely machines and quite possibly the world's worst (and loudest) jazz band playing for 2 patrons up front. We...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank pkmb72
Management response:Responded 24 February 2017

Hi Pkmb, We’re bummed to hear you had such a bad time— it’s a shockingly unusual response— we have a lot of fans on yelp, google and Facebook who really appreciate the place — I also gotta fact check you on one major detail, as...More

Reviewed 19 May 2016

Had a great time, stayed for over 2 hours! The drinks are a great price, each drink came with a token to play a pinball game. We arrived once opened, it was quiet and just what we were looking for. There are several games to...More

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank JcbIsaac
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