The Caesar was first created in Calgary in 1969. Fourty years later, in 2009, the Caesar was declared by Parliament to be "Canada's Official Cocktail." This isn't that surprising when you consider that, according to Mott's Clamato, Canadians consume over 407 million Caesars each year.
Every year, on May 16, the country celebrates the iconic drink with "National Caesar Day." Whether you like your Caesar classic, spicy, or topped with 3 trillion things, there's a bar out there that will serve it to you just the way you like it.
We've compiled a list of places where you can get your Caesar fix today in Montreal. Read on for more info!
Where: 4175 rue St-Denis, Montreal
What: This Plateau restaurant is known for its upscale menu which serves up some unbelievable tartare. Their drinks are similarly refined. The Hachoir Caesar is a classic mix. You can even get it in a pitcher to split with your friends.
Lucille's Oyster Dive
Where: 5669 Ave Monkland, Montreal
What: This Monkland restaurant is a mainstay on the Montreal dining scene. Obviously, the restaurant is known for its oysters. And what pairs better with oysters than a classic Caesar? Their cocktail is topped with an oyster, a clam, a shrimp and a crab leg. Perfect for a 5 à 7.
What: We all know about this restaurant's infamous Caesar, with toppings like jalapeno poppers, burger sliders and chicken wings. It's almost too pretty to eat/drink.
Where: 3581 Blvd St Laurent, Montreal
What: Suwu's "Lil Cease" is an exciting mix of either Vodka, Bourbon, Gin or Tequila homemade Clamato, raifort sauce, hot sauce, lime, Worcestershire and rimed with Montreal steak spice.
Where: 408 rue Saint-François-Xavier, Montreal
What: This upscale restaurant never disappoints when it comes to food, and their cocktails are no different. The lavish bloody Caesar is the perfect mix of spicy and tomato-y.
Les Enfants Terribles
Where: Locations in Outremont, Laval and Place-Ville Marie
What: Les Enfants Terribles' Caesar mixes gin and vodka for the ultimate cocktail. The pickle-y drink is then topped with one oyster... because you deserve it.
Maison Saint-Paul (FKA La Champagnerie)
Where: 343 Saint-Paul E, Montreal
What: You already know that this bar has some of the best champagne cocktails out there, but did you know they have a ton of other offerings like their lavish Caesar topped with an assortment of seafood? Now you know.
Where: 585 Avenue Victoria, Saint-Lambert
What: This restaurant on the south shore serves some seriously fresh seafood. The seasonal dishes are to-die-for, and they have a great selection of oysters. And nothing pairs better with oysters than one of their Caesars.
Arthur's Nosh Bar
Where: 4621 rue Notre-Dame W, Montreal.
What: Arthur's Nosh Bar's Caesars are perfect for a brunch with your friends. Tall, spicy and topped with a smoked salmon bagel. I'll take three!
That's a (non-exhaustive) list of some of the best places in the city to get your Caesar fix today on what should be a national holiday in Canada! Here's to a happy Happy Hour.