Located at the heart of Hochelaga, In Vivo is a culturally-oriented bar, with a strong commitment to eco-friendly practices and uses fair trade and local products. Their food menu changes every day, and focuses on sandwiches of all kinds, pasta and pizza. The ingredients are selected mostly from the local markets, and are always fresh.
Their beer selection is fantastic. Tonight, they were offering 34 differents beers from Quebec microbreweries. Their drinks menu has many options: a small fair traded wine list, an impressive cocktail list (beer cocktails, traditional concoction or in-house drinks), fair traded coffees – spiked or not, ciders and hydromels. They have daily “Heures Joyeuses” specials from 4 to 7, which you can see on the picture above.
In Vivo is the kind of place you would expect to find on the Plateau, in the Quartier Latin or in Old Montreal. But no, you can avoid downtown and the overcrowded places by going to Hochelaga, get a similar vibe with a much friendlier staff. The great thing about it, you are still on Ste-Catherine. East. Very Far East. But still on it.