"If you like piña coladas...", then you're in luck! For two reasons: 1. There are some Montreal bars that serve up this drink. And 2. July 10 is officially National Piña Colada Day. If you have a love for these delicious drinks, or if you're just thirsty, then it's time to celebrate.

Did you know that the piña colada was invented in 1954 at a Hilton in Puerto Rico?

Since then it's become one of the most popular cocktails around.

So popular, in fact, that it's got its own national holiday!

And I don't know about you, but I'm pretty glad that it falls in July and not December. Especially because we're in the middle of a record-breaking heatwave.

Like so many drinks, everybody has their own recipe and spin on the sweet libation. Plus, everyone dresses them differently, making them one of the prettiest drinks around.

Because Montrealers know that the way that something looks is just as important as it tastes, it's a great place to celebrate.

So take a look at some of the best piña colada spots in the city and figure out where you're going to celebrate.


3 Amigos 

Address: See website for multiple locations

Friday hours: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Where else to get a piña colada than everyone's friendly neighbourhood spot, 3 Amigos?

This go-to spot for Mexican food has become known for its gorgeous cocktails, as well. 

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Le Mal Nécessaire 

Address: 1106B, blvd. Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC

Friday hours: 4 p.m. – 12 a.m.

You'd expect a bar without a giant neon pineapple as you walk in to make a good piña colada. And Le Mal Nécessaire does not disappoint. 

The tiki-style cocktail bar is known for its cool vibes and even cooler creations.

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BOHO  

Address: 436, rue St Francois-Xavier, Montreal, QC

Friday hours: 6 p.m. – 1 a.m.

So, technically they don't have piña coladas, but they have some pretty close drinks. Their Monday Blues tastes exactly like a piña colada and the Miami Vice even has a coconut popsicle in it! 

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Snowbird Tiki Bar 

Address: 6388, rue Saint Hubert, Montreal, QC

Friday hours: 7 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Just because it's called Snowbird doesn't mean they don't have a rooftop terrasse. Can't think of a better way to have a piña colada than that.

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Barraca 

Address: 1134, ave. Mont-Royal E., Montreal, Quebec

Friday hours: 4 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Barraca serves a pistachio piña colada that cocktail dreams are made of, and its terrasse in the back is the perfect spot to enjoy one.

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Carlos & Pepe's

Address: Check website for multiple locations

Friday hours: 11:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Another great spot for Mexican in town, Carlos & Pepe's serves up authentic Mexican cuisine and beautiful drinks like today's drink of honour.

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Happy National Piña Colada Day!

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