Nothing says summer like ordering a few pitchers of sangria! It is truly the quintessential summer drink to be enjoyed at any number of Montreal’s hottest bars, clubs and terrasses. The best part about it is the fact that it is meant to be shared. So grab your closest friends and head on over to any one of these places!
Where better to enjoy sangria than in the Old Port? Not to mention at one of the sexiest terraces in town. Did we mention they even have a tapas menu? How can you go wrong?! They’ve been around for 4 years now and they are open 7 nights a week with different themes each night. Check out their champagne and strawberry sangria – it’ll definitely add to the charm and good feelings.If you’re looking for a casual refuge, look no further than this second floor bar on St Denis. Great for people watching with their large open windows that allow you to see all the unique flavors of Montreal pass by. Nothing says summer like inexpensive booze. All the better if they come in pitcher format, right?Nothing describes a happy hour better than a 4 L pitcher of sangria. Can we get an amen? If you’re in the Gay Village why not enjoy one or two on their perfect rooftop terrasse.Fun fact: they devote an entire 2 pages to sangria. This must mean they mean alcoholic business. Depending on what’s your flavor they’ll definitely have something to quench your thirst.It seems when in doubt head here. Having one of the largest terrasses in Montreal they are well prepared to serve as many of you and your friends as you like!Remember those blue slushies you use to order on those ridiculously hot days when you were a kid? Well, now that you’re all “grown up”, replace them with Saint-Ciboire’s blue curaçao Sangria. Maybe after a few it’ll even turn your tongue blue (#memories).Nothing is more refreshing than their strawberry sangria. Simply irresistible. Their intimate terrasse covered in vines makes this micro-brewery a must go to summer destination. This is good old fashion sangria with no shishipoo.
This place has been serving up a storm for the past 5 years. And with experience comes the ability to mix good sangria. Definitely try their sangria with porto as you’re relaxing on their lovely summertime terrasse.
Did anybody say tequila? Set aside their margaritas and try their Sangrilla. It’s made will white wine, Galliano, cranberry juice, soda and you guessed it... Tequila! Warning: walking in a straight line may be impossible afterward.
Savor their sangria as you listen to sweet jazz tunes on their inside garden. As the name suggests, this restaurant makes you feel like you’re inside a garden. No need to bring an umbrella they’ve got you covered!
Like, yes, I know it's not cool to have my friends wait five/ten minutes before eating so I can get the perfect Insta shot of all our food. I know I'm a terrible person, but let me like what I like!
Anyway, rant aside, I've been into Instagram for a little while now, and I've kind of built up an intinerary of most of the coolest spots to Instagram in Montreal. And if you're wondering what exactly that is... well, wonder no more. I got your back.
A beautiful and fun rooftop terrasse overlooking a gorgeous view of the city? Yeah. Whip out those phones get ready to ignore that Storage Almost Full notification, guys; you'll be taking tons of perfect shots for IG.
Can a spot be simple, gorgeous, and trendy all at once? Yes. Yes it can. Leaves Cafe is all of this and more, and with their copious cacti and awesome lattes, this spot will leave both you and your Insta following seriously impressed.
Honestly, this is my favourite spot in the whole city to Instagram. There's something so gorgeous about the flowers and simple/familiar about those white bird cages that make it one of the most aesthetically pleasing spots in the city.
The Airs Libres outdoor art installation in Montreal's Gay Village is gorgeous on any given year. This year, though, it just so happens to be rainbow-themed, making it unique and beautiful and totally, totally Insta-worthy.
Quite possibly one of the most gorgeous interiors in Montreal, this spot is begging to be Instagrammed - but even the 'Gram doesn't do it justice, so trust me when I say you need to experience this spot for yourself.
Sure, you might think the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is where the IG likes are at. But that's a little tired at this point. If you're going to Insta a museum, head to the MAC instead, for a fresh twist on a much-loved Montreal activity.
Ok guys seriously, this weather is seriously putting a damper on all my favourite plans. I know I’m not the only one who has been secretly (ok, not so secretly) waiting for summer to be in full effect. I mean, summer is the best part of the year. I’m talking terrasses drinks, sun tanning and saying goodbye to all my sweaters until September.
The only thing that’s keeping me going in the midst of this crappy weather that we have been having lately is the official summer opening of my favourite place in Montreal, Terrasses Bonsecours.
Oh you didn’t know? Well you must be living under a rock. This Thursday, Terrasses Bonsecours is opening their doors to welcome Montrealers to the hottest terrasse in Montreal. If you’ve never been here then this is THE day you’re going to want to check it out, and if you’ve been here before then you already know to get in early to avoid missing out on the hottest party of the summer.
And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better. Terrasses Bonsecours is bringing Wet Wednesdays back this year because the weekend is just not long enough. Did we even really need another excuse to drink? No, but now we have one.
I know I’m not the only one that is always down to have fun on a Wednesday which is why our friends at Terrasses Bonsecours are hosting an epic party every.single.week this summer season!
Now, this is not your average Wednesday night. To put it in perspective, the line starts at 11 AM and people are dressed to impress. I mean, hello, we live in Montreal. We always have to look good, am I right?
Wet Wednesdays also has the best DJ’s playing fire tracks that you just can’t get on Spotify. So besides amazing music, what makes this weekly event so special? Well, I’m glad you asked.
For starters, you get to come hang out on a beautiful terrasse which has a breathtaking 360 degree view of the Old Port which I mean, is pretty surreal. Every single Wednesday is always packed, remember what I said about people lining up at 11 AM. Yeah, I wasn’t kidding. Rain or shine, the party is still going which not a lot of terrasses can say about their venues.
That’s not all guys. They also have some pretty sweet deals on bottles. I mean, it’s like they are encouraging us to have a good time.
So guys, why would you want to be stuck inside on a beautiful Wednesday when you can party outside right under the sun, sipping cocktails all day while working on your tan!
Wednesdays are officially the hottest days this summer. Make sure to check out Terrasses Bonsecour’s Wet Wednesdays party every week and don’t miss their summer kickoff party May 18th. Visit their website for more info!
Friends, how many of you are in the mood for a mimosa right. TF. Now?
It's okay if you are. I truly believe there is nothing on this earth like the magical blend of morning champagne and orange juice; plus, the fact that it's served up with the world's greatest meal (brunch) is super fitting.
There are tons of great places to get booze with your brunch in the city; a select few stand out, though.
If you and your significant other love to live it up, there's probably no better place than Old Montreal's Somwhr. Promising good drinks, good crowds, and a good time, this is the perfect place to go to celebrate your anniversary, and get a little bit wild.
A refined Mexican restaurant/bar in Old Montreal, Emiliano's is a cozy and intimate space with good food and seriously good drinks. Their bar features tons of different tequila, so if you and your significant other love everyone's favourite drink (or just my favourite drink?) and want to have a nice, refined night out, you know where to go.
This Verdun bar has all the hallmarks (barmarks? No, nevermind) of an awesome spot to come for a drink. The food is good; the drinks are awesome; and the ambiance is adorable, laid-back, welcoming, and trendy. Take the love of your life to this spot to celebrate your anniversary and sit under their twinkling lights, wither inside or outside on their beautiful terrasse.
An ecclectic Plateau resto/bar serving up cute drinks and tasty Mexican fare, this spot is perfect for the couple who love slightly zany settings and big, strong drinks. Grab your S/O and get yourselves here, and prepare to have an awesome time.
This Rosemont dive bar wins all the points for having one seriously magical, bacon-influenced menu (including bacon drinks, like their Apple Bacon Mule, which is beyond delicious). Other than being a haven for bacon lovers, this spot is cozy and straight-up fun, making for one guaranteed good anniversary time.
A gorgeous bar located in the Plateau, Henrietta is a super awesome place to go if you and bae want to be surrounded by a high-class yet super welcoming atmosphere. Plus, bonus points for their drinks, which are pretty much the tastiest cocktails around.
A wine bar is always a classic choice for any date, but coming to downtown Montreal's Pullman is perfect for that turning that special anniversary night into something beyond amazing. When good wine and good food come together, you know you're in for one seriously good time.
Stepping into Mayfair kind of feels like you're actually stepping into a glammed and glitzed out time machine, and exiting into the jazz era. This spot even boasts cute cocktails and live jazz music, for an extra authentic experience.
Known for their awesome Vietnamese street food cuisine, Le Red Tiger is also home to some seriously unique and tasty drinks. All of this, plus their lively ambiance, comes together perfectly to give you guys an anniversary night you won't soon forget.
Do I even have to explain why Jardin Nelson is the OG date spot? This beautiful bar will impress you with their high-quality offerings, and their seriously magical ambiance, making it a perfect place to show that special someone how much you love them.
If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times: Le Sainte-Elisabeth is home to one of the most gorgeous terrasses in the city. It feels like you're chilling in an enchanted tree, or something, which means it's basically a foolproof spot to spend your anniversary at while sipping on some drinks.
Gin loving lovers, this one's for you. Le Pourvoyer is a gin bar in Montreal's Little Italy, but much more than seriously slaying the gin cocktail game, this spot has an intimate and cozy atmosphere, perfect for spending the night with the one you love.
Situated in Montreal's Ahuntsic, Walter Bistro is a really fun rest-bar with a vintage, rustic decor and a casual, fun vibe. They've got awesome dishes and even better drinks, and if you and your anniversary date are down to have an awesome, lively time, this spot is for you.
This pub is life, TBH. Bishop & Bagg is known for serving up seriously good food (they even have brunch!), seriously good drinks, and all in a casual, laid-back, and super welcoming setting. If you and your date want to pass your anniversary together in peace and calmness, then you know where you need to be heading.
Okay, one of the cutest things about this pub? They serve some of their drinks potion style, meaning it comes to you in a beaker. Just like in video games. How awesome is that? Randolph Pub Ludique also serves up board games with your food, so that you and bae can enjoy some drinks, dishes, and games to boot.
First of all, Honey Martin is known for having an actual, legit dog or two in the premises at times. Which means that if you take the love of your life to this spot while there just so happens to be a pup present, you just elevated your status from "aight S/O" to "S/O of the literal millenium." Combine that with Honey Martin's signature laid-back and incredibly fun vibe, and you're in for one incredibly legit date night.