I'm going to freely admit that sangria is my all-time favourite drink. Seriously, it's fruity, fresh, and lowkey delicious. I'd venture one further and say that it's the best drink in the whole world, but I know that some people would disagree with me.
If the person you're dating happens to feel the same way as I do about sangria, then you're in luck. My years of adoring this fruity drink has led me to some pretty legit Montreal sangria spots, and I've decided to share them with you.
1. Terrasse Bonsecours
If your date is a sangria lover, then this is absolutely the place to take him or her. Terrasse Bonsecours is kind of synonymous with "awesome sangria" in Montreal - and, seriously, it's not hard to tell why. They've got a huge selection of crisp, fresh, and tasty sangrias, and although they're all so good that it might be hard to decide, don't worry too much. Each one of their unique sangrias are super spot on.
The best part about Terrasse Bonsecours, other than their game-changing sangrias, though, is probably the location. Situated right in Montreal's Old Port, this is one seriously gorgeous place to take a date to impress them in every single way.
Feel like impressing your date? Then you should absolutely take them to Saint-Sulpice. First of all, the terrasse here is no joke. It's huge, and it features a gorgeous, romantic fountain, sure to take your date's breath away.
Actually, the sangria will probably do that. All of their sangrias are incredibly fresh and fruity, but their Sang de Vampire - with red wine, white rhum, 7Up, and more - is especially delicious.
3. Vices Et Versa
Okay, two words: Apple sangria. Yes, friends, that's right.
Vices Et Versa not only has one of the most beautiful terrasses in Montreal, but their sangria options are seriously delicious. Their Apple Sangria (!) features white wine, cider, and apple juice, for a super crisp and refreshing taste that's sure to impress the sangria lover in your life. If that doesn't do it for them, though, there's always the Strawberry Sangria, complete with strawberry mistelle and white wine, for an extra fruity twist on everyone's favourite drink.
4. Jardin Nelson
Looking to overwhelm your date with a spot that's gorgeous? Then you've found that spot, friend. Jordin Nelson features a friendly and upscale atmosphere - complete with live jazz bands - guaranteed to blow your lover away.
Their spot-on sangria is just an added bonus to what's already a prime date space, though. Although the sangria is the clear star of this show, Jardin Nelson also features some amazing food - like lobster macaroni and cheese.
5. Terrasse Place D’Armes
Do you and your date love overlooking the city while sipping on pure magic in a cup? Yes? Then you're going to absolutely adore Terrasse Place D'Armes. With an overview of Old Montreal, and a seriously classy-yet-casual atmosphere, there's no better place to bring the love of your life.
Their sangria, of course, is pretty much like the cherry on top of an awesome sundae. With vibrant and fresh flavours, the sangria here is second to none. Keep in mind, though, that Terrasse Place D'Armes opens up only for summer.
6. La Belle Et Le Boeuf
If you and your date are looking for a place to go to have a seriously fun time, then you can stop looking. La Belle Et La Boeuf's got your back. With a super fun and vibrant atmosphere, La Belle Et La Boeuf is the perfect place to go if you guys are looking for something with all the intimacy of a restaurant, and the atmosphere of a bar.
Of course, their sangria is super magical, too. With about six different types of sangria to choose from - including one that features Sourpuss, pineapple juice, and elderflower cordial - you know that both you and your date will leave satisfied.
With four different types of mind-blowing, fresh sangria - red, white, rose, and royal - you pretty much know there's going to be a sangria to fit your date's tastes, no matter what.
And although the sangria is pretty much the star of the show at Cinko, one of the best things about this downtown eatery? Their prices. For about $5 a dish, you and your date can indulge in some of the tastiest food you've ever put in your mouth.
8. Terrasse Nelligan
Want to impress a date? Then 100% take them to Terrasse Nelligan. The rooftop terrasse is beautiful, and with a view overlooking Old Montreal, it's seriously impressive, too.
Of course, their sangria is just as amazing as the spot itself. Every pitcher is super tasty - and just a touch stronger than most other sangrias, which is a huge plus - and comes with a whole bunch of fresh, tasty fruit (like lychees!). Sangria lovers? Rejoice.
9. Moose Bawr
Located right near Concordia's SGW campus, Moose Bawr has pretty much everything that you need in order to have an awesome time. They've got a super casual, friendly, and vibrant atmosphere; they've got an awesome terrasse; and they've got some of the best sangria you'll ever taste.
Of course, all of this means that it's also an amazing place to take a date. So go ahead and indulge in a pitcher (or two) of the world's best drink with your favourite person. Trust, there are only good times ahead for you guys at Moose Bawr.
10. Comlpexe Sky
Nothing screams summer in Montreal louder than chilling on a rooftop terrasse and sipping on some amazing sangria.
And if that's your favourite summertime activity, then Complexe Sky is exactly the place for you. With delicious sangria and a really popular - and gorgeous - rooftop terrasse, not only is Sky and awesome place to chill, but it's a great place to take the sangria lover in your life.
Alright, if you and your date are fans of burgers and sangrias, then this is the spot for you. Not only does Art:Brgr serve up some of the most deliciously moist and tasty hamburgers in the city, but their sangria? Yeah. Mindblowing.
They have both red and white sangria, and although they're both incredibly fresh, fruity, and tasty, my personal fave has to be their White Sangria. Featuring white wine, white rum, pink grapefruit juice, and peach schnapps - just to name a few - the sangria here is the perfect, refreshing compliment to your awesome burger. And your awesome date.