It's that time of year again. Summer's over and it's time to pull out your sweaters and head to a pumpkin patch because fall is here! And while most locals are mourning the loss of summer, one thing that we can still bring with us is drinks on a Montreal terrasse.
When it comes to making the most out of every season, Montrealers know a thing or two about making the best of a bad situation.
But even we can admit that we're quite stubborn when it comes to the things that we love to do.
One such thing is 5 à 7s.
And since it feels like winter in the city feels like it lasts 5 à 7 months, we know we have to make the most of terrasse weather while we can.
It may not be as hot as it was in the summer (and this summer was especially hot), but we can still make a toast to being able to have drinks outside.
And don't worry about feeling a little chilly — The drinks will warm you right up.
Address: 106, rue Saint-Paul O., Montreal, QC
Good news! One of Montreal's most popular terrasses is staying open for as long as possible. And the views will be just as spectacular, if not better come fall.
Address: 900, blvd. René-Lévesque O., Montreal, QC
Located on top of the iconic Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Nacarat is one of the downtown's go-to spots for booze and views. And the food menu's pretty stellar, too.
Address: See website for multiple locations
Canada's prime steakhouse also boasts a vibey patio. You can get happy hour drinks and some of your fave plates on special for everyone's favourite hour of the day.
Address: 1412, rue Sainte-Elisabeth, Montreal, QC
Known for its signature terrasse, this spot in Quartier des Spctacles is a definite must-visit, even in the fall. You can grab cocktails, microbrews and an impressive casual menu.
Address: 1603, rue Ontario E., Montreal, QC
Grenade is known all over town for its contemporary Asian menu and gorgeous cocktails. The terrasse is also beautifully done and feels like a little oasis in the hustle-bustle of town.
Address: 1134, ave. Mont-Royal E., Montreal, QC
This rhumerie is found downtown and is famous for its bright decor and bold drinks. But don't let the colours trick you into thinking it's just for summer — Its terrasse is a fab choice for the fall, too.
Address: 1455, rue Crescent, Montreal, QC
When you think of one of Montreal's most happening streets, you probably think of Crescent, where you'll find Winnie's. Stop by Winnie's well into the fall to be in the middle of all of the action and never miss a beat.
Address: 5020, rue Sainte-Ambroise, Montreal, QC
Over in St-Henri, one of Montreal's coolest neighbourhoods is Riverside's bar and food truck and one of the most popular spots in the borough. And even when the cool air creeps in, the party still stays hot.
Address: 153, rue St-Amable, 4e étage, Montreal, QC
Another classic in the Old Port, Perché is one of the best terrasses in the city for some pretty unbelievable views (even for us locals). Be sure to stop by this fall for all of the Perché magic.
Address: 3165, rue Rachel E., Montreal, QC
LABARAKE is a French-Québécois brasserie with an incredible terrasse. Don't worry about the cool air. The cozy vibes will keep you comfy all fall long.
Address: 4019, rue Wellington, Verdun, QC
Bar Palco has an adorable terrasse that's perfect for drinks with friends or even date night. Plus, the menu's amazing for when you feel like nibbling.
Address: 6512, ave. Park, Montreal, QC
Taverne Atlantic is quite new to the scene but has definitely made a name for itself in Montreal. Between the cocktails and the snack menu, you'll be heading over to the terrasse faster than fall comes and goes.