Patio season has arrived!
Whether you’re planning brunch with your bff, a post-work 5 a 7, or an intimate dinner with your partner, there is a Montreal patio on this list that is perfect for you!
Check out 17 patios you have to check out in Montreal.
Perhaps the most popular terrasse in Old Montreal, Terrasses Bonsecours is a massive complex that sits on the Saint Lawrence River in Old Port. Known for their awesome Grand Prix parties, and of course, their unbeatable sangria, Terrasses Bonsecours is a must!
Where: 364 de la Commune St E
The patio at this small Tex-Mex eatery in the Plateau might be small, but it’s still pretty damn great. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a bucket of fried chicken with your friends while sipping on a cold beer only steps from bustling Saint Laurent.
Where: 51 Rue Roy E
In addition to having the French toast of your dreams, this upscale French eatery in Outremont has one of the most beautiful terrasses in the entire city. Enclosed in hedging to make you feel as though you’ve been transported to a lavish French garden, you may visit Lemeac for the food but you’ll stay extra long because of the breezy patio!
Where: 1045 Avenue Laurier O
Juliette et Chocolat is a staple of Montreal’s dessert scene, however, you may not know that certain locations have terrasses in the summertime. Our personal favourite? The J&C on Laurier. Not only does it sit within the quaint and historic streets of Outremont, but it offers great views of the mountain! Head to Mandy’s on Laurier for dinner before settling in at Juliette et Chocolat Laurier for the perfect post-salad treat.
Where: 377 Avenue Laurier O
For a gorgeous view of Montreal’s Old Port, the rooftop terrasse at L’Auberge is perfect. Be sure to plan a visit on one of the International Fireworks Competition nights as you’ll be treated to a prime spot for all of the action.
Where: 97 Rue de la Commune East
In the heart of Place des Arts lies Taverne F. Boasting one of the best downtown terrasses in the city, Taverne F has been a popular spot amongst locals and tourists for quite some time. Take in all the sights of PDA while sampling something from their international gourmet menu.
Where: 1485 Rue Jeanne-Mance
Griffintown is where you’ll find one of the only gardenside terrasses in the city. Since they grow their own veggies on site, HVOR has a lovely garden which doubles as a patio during the summer months. Enjoy their always-fresh and constantly-changing menu outdoors in one of Montreal’s hippest neighbourhoods.
Where: 1414 Notre-Dame St W
With the most Instagram-worthy views, this Old Montreal staple takes the cake when it comes to picturesque. Where else can you sip on a mimosa and admire historical buildings and gorgeous skies? Open everyday from 12pm onwards weather permitting.
Where: 106 Saint-Paul St W, Montreal
Leave it to the SAT to create an awesome patio experience. Foodlab is the SAT’s rooftop restaurant, allowing Montrealers to dine under nothing but the moon and the twinkling fairy lights. Their small but delicious menu is sure to impress, not to mention their extensive wine selection.
Where: 1201 St Laurent Blvd
Looking for the brewery experience? Look no further than Terrasse St-Ambroise. An extremely popular spot come summer, this open-air pub opens at noon daily and serves up classic bbq grub alongside a wide selection of beers. Take in the Lachine Canal and sit back with a St-Ambroise Pale Ale in hand.
Where: 5080 St Ambroise St
International tapas, microbrewed beer, and a rooftop terrasse are just a few of the perks of Le Reservoir. This hipster bar in the Plateau is a great spot to go for a small bite to eat and some beer. Its industrial vibe and prime location just off of Saint Laurent make it the perfect spot to visit on a Friday night.
Where: 9 Avenue Duluth E
Open seasonally, Bar Alexandraplatz is a popular summer hangout spot. Though you won’t find any food here, it is a great place for wine, beer, and inventive cocktails. The intimate terrasse won’t fit large groups, however, on busy nights, the patio tends to trickle onto the street creating a late-night outdoor block party of sorts.
Where: 6731 Esplanade Ave
Head to the Gay Village for a scrumptious plate of Haitian food and one of the most romantic terrasses in the city. As if you’ve entered a fairytale, Agrikol’s backyard patio has candlelit tables and a massive tree adorned with lights and lanterns. It is certainly a great spot to take a date!
Where: 1844 Amherst St
In the heart of Quartier des Spectacles lies Le Sainte-Elisabeth, a multi-level pub with a hidden terrace that is to die for! If you want to feel like you’re in a magical urban garden, Pub Le Sainte-Elisabeth is the place to go. In addition to a stunning patio, their fruity cocktails are nothing short of delicious.
Where: 1412 Rue Sainte Élisabeth
Place D’Armes’ scenic rooftop offers breathtaking views of Place d‘Armes Square, Old Montreal, and Downtown. Enjoy yummy food and an amazing cocktail list while gaining a new perspective on our fair city!
Where: 55 rue St-Jacques West
This popular eatery on a lovely, quiet Outremont street not only serves up delicious brunch and dinner, but they have a gorgeous terrasse on Bernard to relax on and take in the fresh air! Plus, a short walk in either direction gets you to Bilboquet for ice cream or Boulangerie Cheskie for some seriously good chocolate babka!
Where: 1257 Bernard Ave
Popular with Montreal’s student population, Tokyo Bar, while known for its specialty clubbing nights, also has a pretty great rooftop terrasse to enjoy in the summer. Open from May until October, Tokyo Bar is located right on Saint Laurent (perfect for club hopping afterwards).
Where: 3709 Rue Saint Laurent