It’s hot in Montreal and it’s only going to get hotter. And in a world where Murphy’s law runs true, this is the day my air conditioner died.\nWhile summer months usually beg to be spent outside, there are some days where the cool breeze of air conditioning is the only possible solution.\nSo get your shoes on and get out the door while we take you through the best way to eat, drink and play an entire day away in Montreal. All while indoors and in the sweet, sweet air conditioning.\n10 am: Brunch at Cartet\nWhere: 106 McGill St\nWhat: Located in Montreal’s Old Port, this French bistro is where you need to start your day. Their portions are huge, their coffees are fantastic and their communal tables make for a cozy and sometimes lively experience. There are healthy options, there are gluten-free options and there are covered-in-delicious-fat-and-cheese-options. Warning, if you go on the weekend you will wait in line. But it is worth every minute.\nView this post on Instagram Did you see our wall? #lecartet #restaurant #restaurantdesign #design #wall #wallart #can #masonjar #decor #light #peacefulplace A post shared by Le Cartet Resto Boutique (@lecartet) on Nov 23, 2016 at 1:54pm PST\nMore Info.\n12 pm: Culture at Phi Centre\nWhere: 407 Saint-Pierre Street\nWhat: You’re fed. You’re caffeinated. You’re ready to take on the world (if it includes air conditioning). It’s the perfect time for a little culture. Only a five minute walk away from Cartet is the Phi Centre, a Montreal staple for art and technology. Check out Jim Carrey’s political cartoons in his world premiere of This Light Never Goes Out. More of a Black Mirror fan? Then you have to check out >HUM(AI)N. This exhibit focuses on some of the most mind-blowing virtual reality and AI technology.\nView this post on Instagram «Homme + Machine = >HUM(AI)N» @magazinevoir / 📷: @larochelle.sandra A post shared by Centre Phi (@phicentre) on Jun 26, 2019 at 9:01am PDT\nRead our story on Jim Carrey's exhibit.\n1:30 pm: Midday drinks at Pub Saint-Pierre\nWhere: 410 Rue Saint-Pierre\nWhat: You’ve worked hard. It has to be a time for a break. And how else could you wax philosophical about the art you just saw than with a drink in your hand? They make awesome cocktails like their Caesar or try their Ocho old fashioned that comes with chocolate dipped bacon. Need I say more?\nView this post on Instagram Our brand new cocktail and wine menu is available now !!! Come by to try our new Ocho old fashioned with chocolate dipped bacon — YUMMM 😍😍 and stay for the @raptors game ! #NotYourOrdinaryPub • • • • • • —————————— #local #supportlocal #instagood #dinner #lunch #tasty #mtlblog #localpub #delicious #topposts #yelp #montrealesque #narcitycanada #cocktails #redecouvrirlevieuxportmtl #cultmtl #vieuxportmtl #foodgasm #beer #wine #lunch #businesslunch #5a7 A post shared by Pub Saint Pierre (@pubsaintpierre) on Jun 5, 2019 at 12:13pm PDT\nMore Info.\n3 pm: Musée Grévin Montreal\nWhere: 705 Saint-Catherine St W\nWhat: Speaking of wax, we're leaving the Old Port and heading downtown to Montreal’s wax museum. It’s a little creepy. That’s to be expected in any wax museum. But you’ll have the warm buzz of your midafternoon drink to take the edge off. It’s a pretty wild experience with extravagant scenes and eerily life-like celebrities. Now’s your chance to get a pic with Justin Trudeau for the true Canadian experience! Duck into the underground RESO below to avoid walking along the sweaty streets...\nMore Info.\n5 pm: Walk the Underground\nWhere: Check out this map\nWhat: If you've just left the museum, you have easy access to Montreal's Underground city which links two metro stations and has over 1600 stores and restaurants. Now's the time for a little window shopping and enjoying the lack of blistering heat. You can easily kill a few hours here.\n6:30 pm: Game Time at the Forum Games Centre\nWhere: 2313 Saint-Catherine St\nWhat: Since you're walking the underground, grab one of the metros to Atwater station, just a few short stops away. It doesn't matter if you are a bowler, pool player, basketball thrower, or arcade lover. This place has it all. Two floors of every game you can think of.\nMore Info.\n8 pm: Dinner at Le Fantôme\nWhere: 1832 Rue William\nWhat: It's time to fill up again. It's about an 8-minute taxi ride into Griffintown - home to some of the most cutting-edge restaurants in Montreal. La Fantôme is a mouth-watering, hedonistic pleasure. The menu is constantly changing as they source fresh local ingredients. But whatever you order will leave you in heaven.\nMore Info.\n10 pm: Time to Head Home\nWhere: Home Sweet Home.\nWhat: Don’t you have work tomorrow? Then call it a day and head home. Unless you don't have to. Then just keep reading...\n10 pm: Nightcap at Bar Le Mal Nécessaire\nView this post on Instagram One way to hit piña colada cravings straight on the coconut. 🥥🍹 . . . #lemalnecessaire #montrealbars #cocktails #cocktailbar #mixology #drinks #chinatown #montreal #mtlmoments #pinacolada #maitai #coconut #pineapple #summer #terrasse A post shared by Stephanie Ouimet (@stephouimet10) on Jun 28, 2019 at 2:39pm PDT\nWhere: 1106B St Laurent Blvd\nWhat: We're going to skip the clubs tonight. Working up a sweat dancing is the opposite of what we want to do. We're heading to a hidden basement bar in Chinatown to wind down the night. Yeah, this place is a Necessary Evil. Think 70s tiki village with large doses of alcohol.\nMore Info.\nThat's it. You've made it through a full day inside. Your pockets may be a bit light, but your body is thanking you for the air-conditioning.