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Montreal's Parc Jean-Drapeau Has A New Terrasse That Feels Like A 'Seaside Resort'

Les Guingettes is now on Île Sainte-Hélène!

Fresh off its run along the Lachine Canal in the Sud-Ouest, Les Guinguettes has opened to the public in Parc Jean-Drapeau, the park society announced via press release.

Described as "a venue you might find at a seaside resort," Les Guinguettes "[invites] citizens to take back the banks of the Saint Lawrence River" in a "colourful setting" that "includes dining tables, temporary swings, ping-pong tables, stages for hosting outdoor shows and a luminous decor which creates a fabulous evening ambiance."

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Courtesy of the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau

The vegan restaurant Merci Tata is also popping back up, bringing its menu of tapas, burgers, waffles and cocktails by the pitcher to the island park.

Visitors can enjoy all this along with a view of the city.

"This outdoor refreshment area, which has been ingeniously set up, will enable visitors to unwind and relax for a few hours in a charming setting that affords a unique view of downtown Montreal," Société du parc Jean-Drapeau Director-General Isabelle Bonneau said in the press release.

Get the details below.

La Guingette du Parc

Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: Cocktails, tapas, burgers and desserts

Address: Île Sainte-Hélène river shuttle dock zone


4 p.m. – 11 p.m., Wednesday – Friday
11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Saturdays
11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sundays

Why You Need To Go: Cocktails by the pitcher with a view of the city and river

Courtesy of the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau