It dawned upon me this week when putting on my summer tires that just maybe, just maybe, summer was here. Ofcourse as I was having this thought it began to lightly snow, and I quietly chuckled to myself … but such is life as we know it in the great white north.
While it may snow for half of the year, the city of Montreal is without question filled with sun worshippers, and with our favourite season around the corner (we hope), we have listed our go-to summer spots for the 2015 terrace season.
1) Terrasse Place D’Armes
Beautifully perched above Place d’Darmes Square, and complete with breathtaking views of downtown Montreal, to lead off our list with this gem is a no brainer.
Open day and night, rain or shine, Terrasse Place D’Armes is a favourite for locals and a must see for out-of-towners. Regardless of where you’re from, their house specialty Raspberry Mojito will taste fantastic!
55 Saint-Jacques Ouest, 8th floor
2) Terrasse Nelligan
Whether you are there for a beautiful view of the city, or a view of the beautiful blonde, the choice is yours at Terrasse Nelligan. Quietly tucked away in the heart of the Old Port, this beautiful outdoor space is the go to terrace for the trendy and the stylish.
Constantly throwing special events, Terrasse Nelligan takes pride in keeping things exciting! Don’t forget to ask about their specialty cocktails…
106, Saint-Paul Ouest, 5th floor
3) Terrasses Bonsecours
The largest open air venue that Montreal has to offer, Terrasses Bonsecours comes complete with 4 levels of outdoor space. A delicious lunch spot during the day, while at night, the party and view of the city are second to none
The 1st floor, our personal favorite, is the bistro area. With delicious food, thirst quenching cocktails and stylish lounge furniture, you can easily sit down for lunch at noon, and find yourself leaving in the wee hours of the morning.
364 Rue de la Commune Est, Quai du Vieux-Port
4) Sir Winston Churchill’s
Far from the most lavish of places, the terrace at Sir Winston Churchill’s (a.k.a. “Winnies”), is for those looking for a true sense of Montreal. Located on one of Montreal’s most renowned streets, take a seat and watch as what seems to be the entire city pass you by.
With staff that have been there for decades and drink specials to turn your happy hour into many hours, Winnies has stood the test of time, and with good reason.
1455-1459 Crescent Street