There's nothing quite like summer in the city: gorgeous weather, drinks on the terrasse and seeing the city at its most beautiful. And when you head to a Montreal rooftop terrasse, you get the best of all three. Because after a long winter, we all deserve to take in the beauty that of the season with a drink in hand.
The best part is that there's so much to see. Whether it's the river, Old Montreal, or the city, itself, we're never at a loss for amazing sites all over the island.
Whenever there's a visitor in town, I always send them straight to a rooftop to take in the views. Everybody knows that if the locals go there, too it must be worth it.
Because we've been having pretty hot weather so far this summer, something tells me we're in for some more heat throughout the summer.
The perfect excuse to head to your favourite rooftop.
But why stop there? Like I said, there are so many options, not just for views, but for drinks, too.
So take advantage of the summer while you can and take a look at these seven spots to sip and see the city.
Address: 106, rue Saint-Paul O., Montreal, QC
Opening hours: Monday – Friday 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m., Saturday – Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Starting with one of Montreal's most popular rooftop terrasses, not only is the menu amazing, but the views are some of the best in the city.
Terrasse William Grey
Address: 421, rue Saint-Vincent, Montreal, QC
Opening hours: Sunday – Wednesday 11 a.m. – midnight,
Thursday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Another hot-spot in Old Montreal, it's no wonder it's a go-to place for drinks and lookouts for both locals and tourists.
Address: 153, rue St-Amable St., Montreal, QC
Opening hours: Monday – Friday 4 p.m. – midnight, Saturday – Sunday 11 a.m. – midnight
Also in the William Grey Hotel, Perché is the perfect combination of cute and modern, with views of the city to bring it all together.
Terrasse Sur L'Auberge
Address: 97, rue de la Commune E., Montreal, QC
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 3 p.m. – 11 p.m.,
Saturday – Sunday 12 p.m. – 11 p.m.
The photo above says it all...
Look. At. That. View.
Address: 1201, blvd. St-Laurent, Montreal, QC
Opening hours: Wednesday – Friday 4 p.m. – 10 p.m., Saturday 2 p.m. – 10 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
You may also know it as the LABO Culinaire. Located above the Société des Arts Techniques, chef Timothée Vielajus helps curate one of the best culinary experiences and one of the best terrasse experiences in general.
Address: 6512, ave. du Parc, Montreal, QC
Opening hours: Sunday – Wednesday 4 p.m. – 1 a.m., Thursday – Saturday 4 p.m. – 3 a.m.
Opened just last year, the team behind Dominion Square Taverne bring the coolest new spot in the Mile-Ex neighbourhood.
Enjoy the views.