30 terraces for cocktail hour in Montreal! 🍹

It's on! Terrace season is officially inaugurated, my heart knows it and my wallet fears it. If we have 4 months to enjoy the good weather of Montreal, and 3-4 days a week that we can go out, that makes 48 days to have fun!!! If you don't want to waist one more minute thinking where to go, here's the Beauties list of best terraces for a drink in the city. 🍹

 

La Petite Italie


Salmigondis

Let me start by saying this is one of my favorite brunch spots in Montreal.  They have a terrace at the back of the restaurant that is surrounded by trees, plants, and hanging lightbulbs recreating an enchanting corner. Beauties approved by Lucia Ortega.

Food: Yes, 100% a guarantee. Price: $$$ Food consumption necessary to be able to order alcoholic beverages? Yes. 🍹

6896 Rue Saint Dominique
 Photo Credit:  Eater

Photo Credit: Eater

Vices & Versa

This place is packed every day from 4 pm till late, so I am thinking they must be doing something right. The terrace is in the back, hidden under the trees right next to the park. 

Food: Yes. They offer oysters, poutine, hamburgers, mac n' cheese, etc. Price: $ Food consumption necessary to be able to order alcoholic beverages? No need to order food. 

6631 Bouleverd St. Laurent
 Photo Credit:  MTL Blog

Photo Credit: MTL Blog

 

Outremont


Les Fillettes

One of Montreal’s best-kept secrets, Les Filletes is one of those places that only the neighbors know about. The terrace is behind the restaurant, which means it stands away from the noise of the street. I walk past it every day and there’s always good -healthy- ambiance at night.

Food: Yes, simple yet delicious. Price: $$ Deal: $1 oysters on Tuesdays Food consumption necessary to be able to order alcoholic beverages? Yes. 🍹

1226 Avenue Van Horne
 Photo Credit: Dario Ayala,  Montreal Gazette

Photo Credit: Dario Ayala, Montreal Gazette

La Croissanterie Figaro-Bistro

Sitting there, outside in the street, feels exactly like being in a Parisian café. The ambiance is very calm, excellent to go in the afternoon with a close friend for a cup of coffee or a glass of red wine.

Food: Yes. Salads, sandwiches, and viennoiseries. -très francais- Price: $ Food consumption necessary to be able to order alcoholic beverages? No need. 

5200 Hutchison St
 Photo Credit:  Tell Tale Blog

Photo Credit: Tell Tale Blog

 

Le Plateau


Ice House

The patio is excellent for the summer. Chill vibes, casual concept. Good beer, good bourbon. Something for everyone.

Food: Yes, tex-mex style. Price: $ Food consumption necessary to be able to order alcoholic beverages? Yes, food consumption necessary. 🍹

51 Rue Roy E
 Photo Credit: Bernard Brault,  La Presse . 

Photo Credit: Bernard Brault, La Presse

 

Buvette Chez Simone

With a signature decor from Zébulon Perron, this is the place to come have a good meal that you can actually share with friends. The terrace is right in the middle of the action in Avenue du Parc. Beauties approved by Marie Michele Berniquez and Léa Bégin.

Food: Yes. The menu is simple and delicious. Price: $$ Food consumption necessary to be able to order alcoholic beverages? Nope, not necessary.

4869 Avenue du Parc
 

Mile End


Henrietta

Natural wines & fresh oysters, no beer. The customers are usually the type “young but with a serious job” this place fancy but not in a pretentious way. Beauties approved by Léa Bégin.

Food: Yes. Small plates and seafood dishes. Price: $$ Food consumption necessary to be able to order alcoholic beverages? Not necessary, it´s a bar.

115 Avenue Laurier O
 

Boul St-Laurent


Suwu

The location is ideal if you want to go out clubbing after. The decoration inside is so nice, full of plants and lightbulbs. The lighting of the place can get pretty dim, so if you want to eat there try to go before night time. Beauties approved by Gabriella Hachem.

Food: Yes, grilled cheese and hamburgers. Price: $$ Food consumption necessary to be able to order alcoholic beverages? No at all.

3581 St Laurent Blvd
 Photo Credit:  Karel Chladek

Photo Credit: Karel Chladek

 

Mile Ex


Dépanneur Le Pick Up

“Vintage lunch counter and comfy back patio that find local meat packers and mechanics rubbing shoulders with members of Montreal’s internationally renowned arts community. Their welcoming staff and affordable, delicious food keep people coming back for more.”

Food: Yes. Apparently best sandwiches in town. Price: $ Food consumption necessary to be able to order alcoholic beverages? No.

7032 Waverly St
 Photo Credit:  Satellite Magazine

Photo Credit: Satellite Magazine

 

Verdun


Bar Palco

Cocktails on point, beers, wines, and sparklings. The whole gang is there! This terrace is casual... but casually chic. They renovated their terrace last summer and it's beautiful. Beauties approved by Lea Begin. 

Food: Yes, and they have some vegan options too. Price: $$ Food consumption necessary to be able to order alcoholic beverages? Not necessary.

4019, Wellington.
 Photo Credit:  Bar Palco

Photo Credit: Bar Palco

 

Le Village


Agrikol

Haitian vibes = exotic vibes.  Everyone who has gone once comes back. The music is good, but the people are better. It gets full pretty fast, so get there when it opens. Beauties approved by Léa Bégin.

Food: Yes, Haitian. Price: $$ Food consumption necessary to be able to order alcoholic beverages? You do need to order food unless you sit at the bar. 🍹

1844 Amherst St
 Photo Credit: www.instagram.com/agrikol_mtl

Photo Credit: www.instagram.com/agrikol_mtl

Grenade

Oriental Brasserie with a nice little terrace at the back. This is one of the most casual terraces in Montreal, but the people that go there represent the perfect mix of cultures that this city holds and that's what makes it so much fun. 

Food: Yes, and it looks amazing. Price: $ Happy hour every day from 4-8 PM. Food consumption necessary to be able to order alcoholic beverages? No, not necessary.

1603 Ontario St E
 Photo Credit:  Day Jobs . 

Photo Credit: Day Jobs

 

Griffintown


Richmond

Elegant A.F. A unique environment that brings together design, gastronomy... and a huge painting of Stikki Peaches! Beauties approved by Clara Duvernay.

Food: Yes, but...  Price: $$$ (a bit overpriced for the quality. Have a drink and an appetizer to enjoy the terrace!) Food consumption necessary to be able to order alcoholic beverages? Yes, you need to order food.

377 Rue Richmond

 Photo Credit:  The Know Where

Photo Credit: The Know Where

HVOR

Pronounced "vor", this Scandinavian style restaurant is something else. The ambiance is effortless and easy-going. Hvor means "where" in Danish. 

Food: Yes, responsibly sourced. Price: $$$ Food consumption necessary to be able to order alcoholic beverages? 🍹

1414 Notre-Dame West
 Photo Credit:  HVOR

Photo Credit: HVOR

 

Downtown Montreal-Ville Marie


Jatoba

Beautiful colors, great light, lots of greenery. One of the most beautiful terraces in Montreal, it is as good as it looks. Beauties approved by Juliette Cordeau!

Food: Yes, Japanese style fusion. Price: $$$ Food consumption necessary to be able to order alcoholic beverages? No, it is not necessary to order food. 

1184 Place Phillips
 Photo Credit:  Jatoba

Photo Credit: Jatoba

Bar Furco

Urban and connected; the reliable go-to resto-terrace, aaaaand they are neighbors to Cafe Parvis! Excellent duo of terraces. Beauties approved by Dominique Lawrence!

Food: Yes. Price: $$ Food consumption necessary to be able to order alcoholic beverages? Not necessary. 🍹

425 Mayor St
 

Boris Bistro

I discovered this terrace while driving around downtown looking for a place to brunch. Suddenly I had a glimpse of the entrance of Boris Bistro, from the other side of the road, and I asked the person driving to stop so I could cross the street and go see this amazing place. Two weeks later I went there again for dinner and the food was superbe (read with a French accent). By far one of my favorite terrace in Montreal. 

Food: Yes. Perfection Price: $$$ Food consumption necessary to be able to order alcoholic beverages? Not necessary to order food.

465 McGill St.
 Photo credit: Pinterest 

Photo credit: Pinterest 

 

Saint-Henri


St. Ambroise

This is a more chill and casual terrace. Located along the Lachine Canal, it is excellent to go take a beer and share a pizza with a big group of friends. 

Food: Yes. I only recommend the pizza though. Price: $ Food consumption necessary to be able to order alcoholic beverages? Not necessary.

5080 St-Ambroise
 Photo Credit:  St. Ambroise Terrace

Photo Credit: St. Ambroise Terrace

Elena

Gorgeous italian gem! Fresh food and the design is on point. You wanna know more about the chef? Click here for a full article about the restaurant!

Food: Yes, Naturally leavened pizza + natural wines. Price: $$ Food consumption necessary to be able to order alcoholic beverages? Yes, it is necessary to order food. 

5090 Notre-Dame Ouest
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Bar Loïc

Definitely cool vibes and a wide selection of drinks and wines, including biological, agro-biological, and org

Food: Yes. Price: $$$ Food consumption necessary to be able to order alcoholic beverages? (still waiting to confirm that information)

5001 Notre-Dame St
 Photo Credit:  Tastet

Photo Credit: Tastet

 

Le H4C

Sustainable and responsibly sourced. I love it! The terrace is charming and relaxing, surrounded by beautiful plants to set up the mood for a freshly made meal. 

Food: Yes, creative, fresh and locally sourced  Price: $$$ Food consumption necessary to be able to order alcoholic beverages? Yes, you need to order food. 🍹

538 Place Saint-Henri
 Photo Credit:   Le H4C

Photo Credit:  Le H4C

Cordova

New gem! Welcoming for everyone who enjoys coffee and... CLASSIC COCKTAILS.

Food: Yes, they serve conservas (tapas) and embutidos (charcuteries). Price: $$.  Food consumption necessary to be able to order alcoholic beverages? Not necessary.

4606 Notre-Dame Ouest
 Photo credit  : www.instagram.com/cordova.st.henri

Photo credit  : www.instagram.com/cordova.st.henri

 Photo credit : www.instagram.com/cordova.st.henri

Photo credit : www.instagram.com/cordova.st.henri

 

Petite Bourgogne


Pub Burgundy Lion

The ambiance is definitely more of a university one, and this makes it casual and fun. Quiz nights are every Monday night at 7:30 pm and they are hosted by Quizmaster Kenny or one of his talented crew. Beauties approved by Anne St-Onge. 

Food: Yes, pub style. Price: $$ Food consumption necessary to be able to order alcoholic beverages? Not necessary.

2496 Notre-Dame St W
 Photo Credit:  Eater Montreal

Photo Credit: Eater Montreal

 

NDG


Monkland Taverne

The food is good and fresh. They have a small terrace in front that is always full so make sure to get there early. Wine and cocktails on point.

Food: Yes. They serve handmade pasta!!! Price: $$$ Food consumption necessary to be able to order alcoholic beverages? No, not necessary.

5555 Monkland Ave
 Photo Credit: Instagram @monklandtaverne

Photo Credit: Instagram @monklandtaverne

 

Atwater


Canal Lounge

What a cool and original bar. You will find it floating in the Lachine Canal close to Atwater Market. It reminds me of a floating bar/club in Lyon, France or a typical cafe in Holland. Definitely, a must try this summer. 

Food: Yes, snacks. Price: $$ Food consumption necessary to be able to order alcoholic beverages? No, not necessary. 

 

Westmount


Cafe Gentile

This Italian cafe has a very chill terrace where you can take a delicious lunch or go for a 5@7. Be patient because there is always a lot of people, even though this is their second location. Oh, and they say the gelato there is yummy! Beauties approved by Juliette Cordeau.

Food: Yes, Italian style. Price: $$ Food consumption necessary to be able to order alcoholic beverages? Yes, you need to order food! 🍹

 Photo Credit:  514Eats  

Photo Credit: 514Eats 

 

Old Montreal


Perché

In my opinion, they have the best terrace-view of the Old Port. The menu is not very extense, but it’s got just what you need to enjoy a drink or two while taking pictures of the most Instagramable view in Montreal. Beauties approved by Léa Bégin and Lucia Ortega. (YES we will do an article about the best rooftop terraces!) 

Food: Yes. Price: $$ Food consumption necessary to be able to order alcoholic beverages? Not necessary. 🍹

153 Rue Saint-Amable
 Photo Credit: Instagram @perchemtl

Photo Credit: Instagram @perchemtl

Marché des Éclusiers

A gourmet style market floating on the Lachine Canal? I love it. This is one of my favorite spots in Montreal. There are a lot of options for drinks and food, and if you are in doubt… go to Pastaga, they have a restaurant on the second floor. Beauties approved by Lucia Ortega.

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Food: Yes, all kinds. Price: $-$$ Food consumption necessary to be able to order alcoholic beverages? Not necessary. 

400 de la Commune St W
 Photo Credit: Lucia Ortega

Photo Credit: Lucia Ortega

Philémon Bar

Another one by Zébulon Perron. This classic bar is perfect to go out celebrate. The terrace is in the alley by the entrance. Don't let its size fool you, great partying happens here... especially after 7 PM. 

Food: Yes. Order the chicken. Price: $$ Food consumption necessary to be able to order alcoholic beverages? Not necessary.

153 Rue Saint-Amable
 Photo credit:  Philemon Bar/Facebook

Photo credit: Philemon Bar/Facebook

 

La Cité du Multimédia (sud du centre-ville, est du Vieux-Montréal)


Le Local

 This place is inside a building that still looks industrial and old, but the ambiance is modern and clean. The terrace is nice, very elegant. 

Food: Yes. Price: $$$ Food consumption necessary to be able to order alcoholic beverages? Yes, you need to order food.  🍹

740 Rue William
 Photo Credit:  Le Local

Photo Credit: Le Local

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