Now that summer is approaching and days are getting longer, many are drawn to the 5 à 7 on one of Montreal's many patios. Gone are the days when we head home as fast as possible to dive right into our blankets.
If you're looking for a great place to grab a drink, look no further! Canada's Top 100 has released its list of the best bars in the country. Their criteria? Bars need "an atmospheric setting and an exceptional beverage program." Not to mention a selection of non-alcoholic beverages.
These 6 Montreal bars made it into their top 50 list.
Atwater Cocktail Club
The Atwater Cocktail Club is famous in the city for its lavish decor and boozy, prohibition-style drinks. Their food, prepared by their sister restaurant Foiegwa, is nothing to turn your nose up at either.
The Coldroom is a speakeasy located in the heart of the Old Port. Part of what makes the experience fun is attempting to find the bar, well nestled in the city. Their cocktails are simple and elegant, created by Kevin Demers, three-time winner of the Bombay Most Imaginative Bartender award.
What makes the Cloakroom so different is that there is no menu. Instead, you have to trust the bartender to make you an amazing drink based on your taste in cocktails. Made to measure drinks in a small, intimate venue? Yes please.
Created by the minds behind the Coldroom, El Pequeño is a bar and restaurant in the Old Port with a selection of cocktails so good, you'll want to come back again and again until you've had them all. The Cuban-inspired bar is the smallest bar in Quebec, which makes it a super intimate place to go for a drink.
Le Royal is the speakeasy behing Le Rouge Gorge. The small venue is a champagne bar with a prohibition-style decor and atmosphere. The lavishly decorated location will transport you to a world far from the city.