Cock n’ Bulgogi

A friend of mine was in town last Friday night so we met up for a meal and a drink. We were joined by several members of the Saint John Diaspora, as well as some of her fellow linguistics student. These people hail from Germany, Italy, Scotland, and Spain and most of whom are of the impression that all Canadians come from Saint John.

We hit the Cock n’ Bull on Ste-Catherine for cheap beer, followed by a late dinner at Maison Bulgogi just down the street. Interestingly, I found the Bul go gi I had last month at the Saint John City Market to be much better as the local Montreal stuff was too salty for my tastes.

The last time I was at the Cock n’ Bull was on one of my first dates with Kerry. We were to meet up with some friends of the aforementioned Saint John Diaspora but didn’t know where exactly. We happened to come across the bar and decided to pop in for a beer and maybe some pub food for lunch. And who was there? My friends. So we parked it and got nicely blootered for the rest of that fine summer day before heading back to one guy’s house to listen to his Red Army choir records.

I like the Cock n’ Bull. It’s an unpretentious place full of students and old men who are there because they can’t afford to drink anywhere else. No hipsters looking to slum it. Just old fashioned drinkers. Honesty like that is hard to come by these days.

Anyway, no, not all Canadians come from Saint John but if you’re in Montreal and you’re looking for a Johnner (rhymes with goner), you’ll probably find one at the Cock n’ Bull.

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6 thoughts on “Cock n’ Bulgogi

  1. Gawd, I loved going to the CnB. Finest Kilkenny to be pumped around, the same old bar rags almost out of a Bukowski book, frustrated tenured Concordia profs, and under-aged kis from the West Island on Friday nights. Good times.
    Is there still Chinese food to be had? Because, they made the best orange beef around.

  2. It seems every bar you go into, you have friends there….even in the wilds of the Danforth.

    Please remind me to have Mr.Glacia play HIS collection of Red Army Choir cd’s when you are here.

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