Outdoor views: 15 of the best Montreal terraces to enjoy before summer ends

Aug 10 2022, 4:00 pm

Don’t look now but terrace season is slowly winding down. Now, we don’t want to put pressure on you but before you know it, it’s going to be tuque season in Montreal.

With that said, you might want to hop onto terrace season while it’s hot. Literally.

Regardless of if you call it a patio, a terrace, or a terrasse, Montreal is oozing with great options to soak up the great outdoors (and some nifty restaurants).

Considering we’re only a few short weeks away from being cooped up inside again, take any of these outdoor beauties into serious consideration.

From enjoying some refreshing cocktails, a nice glass of wine, or just soaking up the sun, here are some terraces in Montreal that you’ve got to check out.

Terrasses Bonsecours


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Arguably the most popular patio in Old Montreal, Terrasses Bonsecours, is a giant option that essentially puts you right on the Saint Lawrence River. Known for its tasty sangrias, Terrasses Bonsecours offers a great atmosphere and totally Instagrammable views of the Old Port.

Address: 364 rue de la Commune Est
Phone: 514-864-4444

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Terrasse St-Ambroise


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McAuslan’s Terrasse St-Ambroise is an extremely popular option when the weather is nice. The open-air craft brewery serves up classic BBQ grub and a wide selection of beer.

Soak up the sun, the Lachine Canal, and knock back a few pints of St-Ambroise’s Pale Ale.

Plus, kids and dogs (on leashes only) are allowed.

Address: 5080 rue St Ambroise 
Phone: 514-939-3060

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Canal Lounge


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Just steps away from the historic Atwater Market, this patio doesn’t just offer a view of the water, it’s actually ON the water.

Address: 22 Atwater Avenue, Montreal
Phone: 514-451-2665

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Terrasse sur l’Auberge


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With views of the Old Port on one side and the Saint Lawrence River on the other, this rooftop patio offers panoramic views that are unparalleled in the city.

Address: 97 de la Commune Street E, Montreal
Phone: 514-419-1349

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Café Olimpico


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Patios aren’t exclusive to the meal crowd.

This old-school coffee shop, a staple in Montreal, was first founded in Mile End in 1970 and has since become a neighbourhood institution.

Address: 124 Rue St-Viateur Ouest
Phone: 514-495-0746

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Sir Winston Churchill Pub

Sir Winston Churchill Pub, known better as Winnie’s, has three bars inside one historic building and two terraces. One of which is street-side to the constantly busy Crescent Street.

If you’re into pints and people-watching, Winnie’s is your go-to.

Address: 1459 rue Crescent
Phone: 514- 288-3814


Terrasse Place d’Armes


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This rooftop oasis, perched atop Hôtel Place d’Armes, offers sweeping views of downtown and Old Montreal. The partially covered patio is open rain or shine and has all the precautions in place as directed by public health.

Address: 59 Saint-Jacques
Phone: 514-904-1201

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Terrasse Nelligan


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Whether you’re enjoying brunch or just bevies, this terrace offers Instagram-worthy views amongst Montreal’s rooftops, and its heaters and retractable awnings will ensure you comfort on those chilly spring nights.

Address: 106 Saint-Paul Street W, Montreal
Phone: 514-788-4021

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Hotel William Gray


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Crowning this luxury hotel located on Place Jacques-Cartier in Old Montreal, this rooftop terrace boasts unobstructed views of the St. Lawrence River and Montreal’s Ferris wheel. Go for the views and stay for brunch, lunch, dinner, drinks, or heck, even a wedding or two.

Address: 421, Saint-Vincent
Phone: 514-656-5600

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Pub Le Sainte-Élisabeth


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When it comes to vine-covered patios, it’s tough to top Le Sainte-Élisabeth. If you want all the glory of being outside but still the privacy, Le Sainte-E, and its scaling ivy walls are for you.

Address: 1412 rue Sainte Élisabeth


Kampai Garden


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This on-street patio hangs right off the bustling Ste. Cat and is a great option for cocktail pitchers, comfort food, and then some dancing.

The urban jungle is a perfect mix of city life and greenery.

Address: 1616 rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest
Phone: 514-379-6161


Joe Beef


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Joe Beef and its sister locations, Liverpool House and Le Vin Papillon, make up some of, if not all, the most coveted restaurants in the entire city.

This cozy outdoor garden patio is no different.

Address: 2491, rue Notre Dame Ouest
Phone: 514-935-6504


Monkland Taverne


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Monkland’s vibrant neighbourhood fixture offers fixed-price market grub, a cool retro design, and a patio that features a small garden.

Plus, you’re right in the middle of NDG’s busy Monkland traffic.

Address: 5555 avenue Monkland


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