I must admit, I had never been to New City Gas (I moved here during the pandemic — please forgive me), so I had no idea what to expect. The first thing I thought was, "WOW, this space is so cool!" We walked into the lobby-bar and I was instantly taken by the exposed brick and hanging lights, which created a boho-chic Mykonos-esque aesthetic. Of course, that included a hanging bed.
We stepped inside and walked through the mysterious yet cozy and inviting interior complete with mirrors and candles galore. Before entering the restaurant, we passed through the artisanal marketplace, featuring goods from Meraki, a Laval-based boutique filled with handmade goods and imported treasures from Greece.
Next, we headed into the restaurant, which is so spectacularly done that it feels like one of the most high-end, chic spots on the Island of Montreal but with a totally relaxed and laid-back vibe. Thanks to the decor — complete with hanging baskets, long tables, neutral tones and vibrant greenery — you truly feel like you're in Tulum or in Greece.
We tucked ourselves in for a four-course meal by Chef Massimo Piedimonte of Le Mousso. We were told that the menu was "a tour through the Mediterranean": tapas, a fish course, a meat course, and dessert. Paired with drinks prepared by sommelier Maxime Laliberté of Maison Boulud and mixologist Lawrence Picard of Nectar & Co., I was in absolute heaven.
Between courses, we checked out the open-air gallery outside by S16 and the NFT Gallery by 0x Society, which is actually the first of its kind in Canada. Both of these will be available all summer long.
When the sun went down and the lights came on, the ambiance was even more spectacular. Co-owner Alex K. told me the team was inspired by their travels to places like Tulum and Mykonos, not just for their food and culture, but for the way they exude positive summer vibes. And that's exactly what I got from Bazart from start to finish!
Bazart at New City Gas
Address: 969, rue Wellington, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: For a taste and the vibes of the Mediterranean right in the heart of Griffintown.
Guys, I have some seriously exciting news to tell you.. Diplo is coming to Montreal this summer! Yup, you heard me right. One of the world's hottest new DJs/producers will be performing right here in Montreal.
Montreal sure is one hell of a city and honestly I can't imagine what it would be like to move away from it! It may happen one day that I leave this beautiful city but there are so many things that I would miss! Down below is a list that composes of all the superb things one would miss if, or if they already have, left Montreal.
If you're lucky enough to have a summer birthday, you have your pick of activities and places to go. The best thing about summer birthday's is that you have the opportunity to bring all of your friends together and have an unforgettable time.
There's no better way to spend your special day than hanging out, having an amazing drink on a sunny terrasse with twinkling lights, and enjoying great music. I've compiled a list of the best terrasse bars Montreal has to offer so you don't have to worry about finding that perfect place to spend your day.
This bar offers a super cool back patio featuring a huge wall of vines, decorated with classic lamp posts and amazing drink deals. Pub Sainte-Elisabeth is perfect for a chill birthday celebration with some of your closest pals.
Societe des Arts Technologiques is one of the coolest bars Montreal has to offer. It is a non-profit organization which is focused on creating innovative new designs in the technological field. It also has a huge dome where they present amazing shows with the hottest DJs in Montreal.
Their terrasse is an amazing Montreal location, with string lights and a view of the dome. Bring your closest friends and have a cool new experience for your birthday!
If you love beer this bar is the perfect place for you to go for your birthday. Dieu Du Ciel is a brewery that brews unique beers such as Raspberry beer and Cocoa and Vanilla beer. Hit up this terrasse with your beer-loving friends for a great birthday celebration!
Pandore offers a classy, high-end rooftop terrasse decorated with strings of twinkly lights and a view of the city like no other. Overlooking the core of downtown Montreal, dress up and bring your closest friends to this bar for cocktails on your special day.
Located in the historic Old Port of Montreal, this terrasse is unforgettable. With picturesque views of the water and downtown, you should definitely come here for your birthday. During the summer months the terrasse is bumping, featuring special events every weekend.
Probably the most adorable terrasse in Montreal. It features cute lights, vines, and hip DJs at night. If you're looking for a cute terrasse to spend some quality time with your closest friends on your birthday, this is the perfect spot for you. They offer some super special cocktails during the summer months as well as electronic Saturday nights!
Located on the Lachine Canal, you can take a scenic bike ride with your friends and then stop for a beer on this summer terrasse. With beautiful views and a variety of delicious brews to choose from, this is the perfect place to spend your special day.
This rooftop terrasse is one you won't want to miss this summer. It has gorgeous views over Place-des-Arts and the abundance of festivals happening this summer. Enjoy a delicious cocktail here for your birthday!
This Mile End bar is hip and classic for your birthday. With gorgeous cocktails and a sunny terrasse what more could you ask for? With DJ sets and drink specials, this bar is the perfect place for your special day.
Saint-Sulpice is a great bar for many reasons. It's located right in the heart of the Saint-Denis bar scene and offers an amazing outdoor patio. With tons of seating and good-priced beer, you can invite anywhere from 3-20 of your closest friends to party with you on this terrasse for you birthday.
New City Gas is known as the best place for a crazy EDM party in Montreal, but they now have an outdoor terrasse open for 5 a 7, happy hour! Hit up this terrasse for pre-drinks and then stay into the evening when they shift into dance club mode for an unforgettable birthday.