Summer is Montreal is one of a kind but it gets even better when a rooftop terrace involved.
There are a few hidden gems where you can enjoy a pitcher or two with friends overlooking our city in the summer heat.
So to help you plan your next terrace hopping session, we gathered some of our favourite spots in the city !
Located on the rooftop of the Hôtel Place d’Armes, this hotspot is no longer a secret to locals who like to spend their summer days and nights enjoying the view. Known for their hot nights and cool soirées, Terrasse Place d’Armes offers great views of downtown and Old Montreal. In addition, the terrace, which is partially covered and open daily rain or shine, serves a new French-inspired menu by Chef Lucas Hadengue who also oversees Brasserie 701 street-side.
Where: 59 Saint-Jacques
Located a few steps further, La Terrasse sur L’Auberge, a rooftop hotspot at L’Auberge du Vieux-Port, provides two panoramic views: the Old Port on one side and St. Paul Street on the other. Chef Jean-Philippe Tees serves a fun “terrace-friendly” menu on a large terrace that can accommodate up to 100 guests.
Where: L’Auberge du Vieux-Port
The brand new Renaissance Hotel has done quite well thus far because when they planned this project, they imagined a rooftop terrace amongst several key attributes to its concept. Located in the heart of downtown Montreal offering great views of the shopping and financial districts, Terrasse Air offers a funky decor and a snack-bar menu to host all your 5 a 7 and late-afternoon getaways.
Where: 250, Boulevard Robert-Bourassa,
Instagram: @ airterrasse
The most recent location of the popular Les Enfants Terribles franchise has an appealing attraction: its panoramic terrace. Located on the top floor of Place Ville-Marie, the restaurant offers an ultra busy terrace that provides unobstructed views of the city. Open for brunch, lunch and dinner, you can enjoy a nice meal and a great view if you’re lucky enough to snag a table outside.
Where: 1, Place Ville-Marie
This well-known terrace located directly on Quai Jacques-Cartier in the Old Port offers amazing views of the Saint-Laurent River in addition to the fireworks. With their numerous DJs, boozy brunches and endless nights, there is always an occasion for you to enjoy the great views that Terrasse Bonsecours has to offer this summer.
Where: 364 Rue de la Commune East
This institution open for lunch, dinner or drinks has maintained itself as a great option on where to eat in downtown Montreal with an elevated brasserie-inspired menu by Chef Jean-Philippe Matheussen. Few people know, but the restaurant located on the top floor of the building, has a terrace that offers hard-to-beat views of bustling Crescent Street.
Where: 1449 Crescent|
On Saint-Laurent Boulevard, at the corner of Sherbrooke street, you’ll find a gorgeous terrace that offers great views of The Main. Located in the backyard of Hotel10, on top of Boulevard 44 Nightclub, you can enjoy a small menu of drinks and shared plates in this oasis far away from the downtown scene.
Where: 10, Sherbrooke St. W
Located on Place Jacques-Cartier in Old Montreal, this new luxury hotel welcomes the latest rooftop terrace to open in the city. On the top floor of this heritage building, which was converted to a modern boutique hotel, you’ll find unobstructed views of Old Montreal in a chic and sleek decor.
Where: 421, Saint-Vincent