- Remember the beautiful days of summer when you could spend all day drinking on a terrasse? Well, they're not over! MTL Blog has made a list of heated terrasses around Montreal that keep summer going all year long.
- Find the list of restaurants below!
It's awful out. Montreal has cancelled Halloween, BC is renegotiating daylight savings time, Toronto is doing whatever Toronto does; Canada is in upheaval. When the world is this crazy and raining and there are snow and wind warnings, the only option is to stay inside where it's dry and warm. If you can add a taste of summer and a drink (alcoholic or not), all the better.
Montreal is known for its seasonal summer terrasses that pop up and seem to close down faster than we can say sangria. But some restaurants and bars know how to keep that summery glow all year round with gorgeous indoor or heated terrasses that make you forget what the actual weather is like outside in the real world.
A few notable autumn spots had to close early this year due to the weather, we're sorry we missed you William Gray, but you can still find a few restaurant solariums and indoor gardens spots scattered throughout the city.
From retractable roofs and skylights to heated secret outdoor spots, these seven Montreal terrasses will make it feel like summer again. At least for a few hours.
Keep reading to find some of our favourite places to grab a drink in the cold winter months.
Where: 2072 Drummond St.
You'll feel like you've escaped to Morroco dining in this indoor all-white terrasse. The skylight allows the sun in without actually having to deal with the pesky weather.
Le 4e Mur
Where: Shhh....it's a secret.
This unique speakeasy has a small heated terrasse in an unspecified location. You won't find the address listed on the website, instead, you have to follow the clues to find the door.
Where: 1184 Place Phillips
This is where you go for gourmet Japanese cuisine. But it's also where you go when you want to feel like you're sitting in a summer garden surrounded by hanging lamps, flowers, and lush greenery.
Where: 2496 Notre Dame O.
This English pub in Little Burgundy is a favourite of locals. Its all-season, glassed-in terrasse is the perfect spot to grab a pint or enjoy their Sunday high tea service.
Where: 1504 Sherbrooke O.
Located in the heart of downtown, this restaurant is stunning from top to bottom. Its wood accents play off the walls of greenery making it feel like you're sipping champagne in a forest. It's basically a really fancy forest.
Where: 377 rue Richmond
This Griffintown restaurant has a three-season terrasse complete with a retractable roof. While the winter months are too cold to take advantage of, the terrasse is transformed into a winter wonderland that you can appreciate from indoors.*
Where: 1045 Ave. Laurier O.
The terrasse may not be the ultimate summer garden paradise, but it is open all year long and looks directly out onto Avenue Laurier. For late-night foodies, they also have great deals for those who are happy with dining after 10 p.m.
Who needs summer when you have access to places like these?
*This article has been updated.