- New spots in Montreal are constantly popping up, so we've made a list of the current must-visits.
- Every place on this list is a perfect hang out spot for you and your bestie!
- Find out what to do with your best friend this February below!
The winter is almost over but we still need to get through the February hump. The winter has not been as bad as anticipated this year but as a Montrealer, I know that February usually is the hardest month. The shortest month of the year tends to be cold, unpredictable, and a little slow, which is why it's a great time to explore some of the new spots in Montreal — with your BFF by your side, of course.
I know that besties can sit on a couch watching reality TV together and still consider that to be a good time. I also know that sometimes going out and experiencing something together makes for the best memories and Instagram pictures. Best friends tend to know all your good angles!
And despite its reputation, February is chock full of exciting new things to try in the city.
From cool new restaurants to interactive experiences, you're not going to want to let the month pass you by without checking out at least one of these places your best friend.
Where: 690, rue Notre-Dame
From the moment you enter this restaurant, you will instantly be taken on a stroll down memory lane. The hip-hop inspired restaurant is decorated with graffiti walls, exposed brick, a fire escape staircase, and even a basketball court.
You will be amazed by the detail found in every crevice of this restaurant, including the Louis Vuitton and Chanel Bathrooms.
As you and your BFF sway to the sweet sounds of Aaliyah and Biggie, you will be able to nosh on some awesome Thai, Hawaiian fusion dishes. Best of all, you can wash it down with some very good and very strong cocktails.
Read our article about it here!
The Biggest Escape Room In CanadaEscaparium
Where: 5545 blvd. des Rossignols;* Escaparium Laval
Laval has just become home to the biggest escape room in the country, which may be exactly what you and your bestie need to get you out of those winter blues.
The game called "The Lost Island Of The Voodoo Queen" looks as cool as it sounds and costs about $350,000 to make.
This challenging adventure is a great way to spend 75 minutes with your BFF, which doesn't involve Instagram!
Imagine Van Gogh
Where: 2020 rue William; Arsenal art Contemporain
The temporary exhibit, Imagine Van Gogh has officially been extended until March 1, 2020. This means that you still have an entire month (give or take a few days) to experience what everyone has been raving about.
This stunning exhibit will stimulate your senses and evoke all kinds of emotions, which is why it is a great thing to do with your best friend!
Three New Food Halls
Where: Downtown Montreal
Montreal has always been blessed with an awesome food scene, however, in the past few months, downtown has become home to not 1 but 3 epic food halls.
LE CENTRAL, Time Out, and Le Cathcart are all officially open and each of them is totally worth checking out.
Not only will you and your bestie be able to spill the tea over a glass of wine, but you can each get a different type of cuisine including deserts.
Each food hall offers its own unique charm, which is why you need to check them all out!
Where: 4301, rue Saint-Denis
HideSeek is a temporary, interactive exhibit in our city that is guaranteed to bring out the child in you. The colourful rooms, nostalgic music and photogenic aspects have made this a must-see in our city.
If you have yet to experience the greatness of HideSeek, grab your bestie and get a ticket because it will not be around forever, but the pictures will be!
Je t'aime en chocolat Festival In The Old Port
Where: 350 rue Saint-Paul E.; Marché Bonsecours
This is only going to be going down on February 8 and 9, 2020 which is why all chocoholics must mark their calendars.
This festival will allow visitors to not only learn about chocolate dishes but you will also be able to taste and buy some delicacies for yourself.
What can be better than a day out with your bestie surrounded by chocolate?
IKEA's Valentine's Dinner
Where: 9191, blvd. Cavendish
I know I am not the only person that loves going to IKEA and when I heard that they were hosting Valentine's dinner I nearly lost my damn mind and called up my best friend immediately.
This is without a doubt one of the coolest and most out of the box friend dates you can go on. The set menu and romantic ambiance will have you and your bestie forgetting about your relationship problems and falling head over heels with IKEA!
Where: 1832, rue Sainte-Catherine O.
Nobu Lab is one of our city's latest additions and this pink paradise is everything you and your bestie will need to warm you up and keep your Instagram hot this month. I love this spot and I am pretty sure you and your BFF will feel the same way.
The extensive menu is jam-packed with a slew of cool sweet and savoury options including an oreo bubble tea that will blow your mind.
Read about it here!
Tubbing Under The Stars
Where: Beaver Lake
If you're seeking something a little more adventurous to do with your best friend, maybe sliding down a mountain on a tube is exactly what the two of you need.
The exhilarating winter activity offers a unique experience for riders. The nighttime ride allows you to glide down the mountain at full speed as the stars light up the way.
It is impossible to soar down a Mountain, surrounded by beautiful views, next to your best friend and not have a good time!