- The most romantic of seasons is upon us and many bars in Montreal make the perfect spots for the cozy dates we're all craving.
- From speakeasies to microbreweries, this list of Montreal date spots has something for everyone!
- Find out where you should take your S.O. on your next outing below!
Montreal has a lot to offer in the winter. Whether it be winter festivals (we're looking at you, Igloofest), festive markets or ice skating, there are a ton of events that are not only fun in and of themselves, but perfect for those looking for creative date ideas. And, some bars in Montreal make the perfect spots for cozy dates.
Winter is the prime cozy season, and we have to make the most of this charming time of the year. Of course, we're not always in the mood to bundle up and spend the day outside. On some particularly cold nights, it can be tempting to not leave the house at all. But it would be a shame to miss out on all that the city has to offer simply because it is cold out. The city boasts a ton of cozy, hidden spots that make for perfect winter date spots, so it's up to you to get out and explore them!
With this in mind, we have made a list of cozy and intimate bars where you can go to take refuge from the cold, enjoy a nice drink, and snuggle up with your S.O. Impress your date by taking them to a speakeasy or a fancy, upscale bar, or keep it lowkey by going to a nice microbrewery. Whichever you pick on this list, they are guaranteed to be warm, cozy spots where you can talk the night away over a drink of your choice, or two, or three... These bars are great suggestions, whether you're going on your first date or your hundredth.
And, pst, if you're looking for more great winter date ideas, check out our master list of winter dates that are straight out of a Hallmark rom-com. So what are you waiting for? Start making your weekend plans!
Where: 1076 Rue de Bleury #001
What: This hidden bar is decorated decadently to evoke the piscine Molitor in Paris. This cozy, tucked-away bar has more than just a unique décor, though. This bar's menu includes an extensive cocktail list, as well as a great selection of wine.
Where: 3424 Park Ave, Montreal
What: Nothing spells "romance" like sharing a bottle of wine in an upscale bar. Pullman not only has an extensive wine list and a romantic ambiance, but it also has a small menu to nibble on while you drink.
Where: 436 St Francois Xavier St, Montreal
What: Clandestino is a wonderful little spot hidden in the basement of BOHO: you will score points just for showing your date cool new hidden spots. They serve intricate tequila and mezcal cocktails in a lush and intimate atmosphere. A must try!
Where: 156 Rue Roy E, Montreal
What: Else's is the perfect little neighbourhood bar for those of us who are looking for something cozy and lowkey. The drinks aren't expensive, the food is good and the little tables are perfect for two.
Where: 3723 St Laurent Blvd, Montreal
What: Le Bowhead is a wonderful vegan pub in the heart of the Plateau. They serve a variety of craft beers, wines and cocktails in a beautiful, British-inspired location. Perfect for those of us with dietary restrictions.
Big In Japan
Where: 4175 St Laurent Blvd, Montreal
What: Big in Japan is a classic date night spot for a reason. The fantastic décor, the cozy seating arrangements and the excellent drinks are all great reasons to check out this hole-in-the-wall.
Where: 425 Mayor St, Montreal
What: This upscale bar in the heart of downtown has an impressive selection of refined cocktails and a great selection of bites to share with your special someone.
Where: 115 Avenue Laurier O, Montreal
What: This cozy Mile End bar is a neighbourhood favourite for a reason. The intimate setting makes it the perfect spot to grab a drink and catch up over a delicious bite to eat.
Where: 2175 Rue de la Montagne, Montreal
What: This hidden speakeasy offers an interesting concept: you tell the bartender what you like, and they mix up a custom cocktail for you. It's a good way to find out more about your date while you enjoy the bar's intimate setting.
Where: 1440 Drummond St, Montreal
What: This bar is hands-down one of the most stunning places to grab a drink in Montreal. Yet the towering ceilings and intricate décor don't make this bar intimidating: it retains a cozy vibe on even the coldest nights. A great place to impress a date.
Le Mal Nécessaire
Where: 1106B St Laurent Blvd, Montreal
What: Le Mal Nécessaire is a tiny bar on Saint Laurent with booths that are perfect for snuggling up to your S.O. Even better, the tropical theme transports you far, far away from Montreal's cold winter.
Where: 4105 St Laurent Blvd, Montreal.
What: Le Majestique is always packed, and with good reason: this place has it all, from oysters to great cocktails. The intimate atmosphere makes it the perfect place to snuggle up on a cold night.
Where: 4328 St Laurent Blvd, Montreal
What: This cozy bar in the Mile End has a lush vintage décor and cozy booths perfect for a date night with your S.O. The extensive liquor menu also helps too!
Where: 111 Saint-Paul St W, Montreal
What: Philemon is a cute spot in the heart of the Old Port. The bar boasts a great selection of wine and some delicious cocktails in a trendy atmosphere.
Where: 2077 Blvd Robert-Bourassa, Montreal
What: This new bubble tea lounge and speakeasy is the perfect new spot to check out this winter. Delicious, creative cocktails in an adorable new location? Sign me up.
Where: 1290 Rue Beaubien E, Montreal
What: This new wine bar in Rosemont specializes in importing natural wines in the cutest location. This cozy bar is perfect for a date night: share a couple of delicious snacks over a bottle of wine!
Where: 9 Avenue Duluth E, Montreal
What: If cocktails aren't really your thing, try one (or more!) of Réservoir's craft beers. This cozy spot is truly a great spot for a date night on a cold night. Great beer, good food and a fantastic ambiance.
Where: 630 Rue Cathcart, Montreal
What: This Japanese-themed speakeasy is a hidden-away spot in the heart of Montreal. The bar is located in the heart of downtown, hidden behind a small fish shack. Once you enter behind, you are transported far, far away from the icy streets of Montreal. They serve Japanese-inspired cocktails and food in an intimate atmosphere.
Dieu du Ciel
Where: 29 Avenue Laurier O, Montreal
What: This unassuming, multi-level brewery in the Mile End has a laid-back vibe that is perfect for those of you who want a lowkey date night. Their beers are some of the best in the city.
Where: 1232 Mont-Royal Ave E, Montreal
What: This plateau favourite may seem unassuming from the outside. However, step inside to enjoy this beautiful prohibition-themed bar. They serve not only cocktails but also sparkling wine and champagne. Perfect for a decadent night with your bae.
That wraps up this list of cozy Montreal bars that are perfect for your next date night. Bundle up and don't let the cold stop you from discovering some new and amazing bars!