Montreal is getting another spectacular terrasse — and this one's taking the concept to new heights. The Café Bloc climbing centre recently announced that it will be opening a rooftop terrasse on August 4, 2020. Located on boulevard Saint-Laurent, this is going to be a spot "where it will be possible to relax, enjoy a microbrewery beer, study under the sun, meet friends, and CLIMB!"
The main attraction will be an over 30-feet-wide by 15-feet-high climbing wall that, according to a press release, will "allow climbers to indulge in their sport in the open air with a breathtaking view of downtown Montreal."
Café Bloc claims that this is the "first outdoor climbing wall in Montreal to be installed on a roof, perched between two skyscrapers" — which is either pretty cool or terrifying depending on your comfort with heights.
But why not take this as an opportunity to conquer those fears in a fun environment where there's beer waiting as a reward?
The terrasse is an addition to the already-impressive interior with over 4,000 square feet of towering climbing walls.
The establishment's website describes it as "a friendly and inclusive space, allowing both self-transcendence and chilling, in good company."
The café-gym, "located in a former peep show on the Main," was the conception of friends and climbing fanatics Jean-François Gravel and Sébastien Aubé, who converted the "creepy," "halfway demolished" structure "with a foul smell and a leaking roof" into an expansive, bright place to hang out and have fun.
There are numerous packages available for visitors to check out.
The daily admission is $20, a monthly subscription at $78 per adult, and a monthly pass based on a yearly subscription is $66 per month.
If you're looking for a unique activity with friends, or a memorable date idea, this may just be the perfect spot for you.
Get all the details below.
Café Bloc Terrasse
Price: Starting at $20 per day
When: Opens August 4, 2020
Address: 1209-1211, boulevard St-Laurent
Why You Need To Go: To grab a beer, take in the views, and climb to new heights
Can't make it to the Bas Saint-Laurent this summer? No problem. The city's latest culinary catch, Pincette, is landing in Old Montreal.
Led by Chef Khelil Ben Ammar formerly of Nelligan and Su, and "inspired by Montreal's vibrant culinary scene," the new Montreal lobster bar aims to "bring the East Coast experience to Montreal," according to a press release shared with MTL Blog.
The décor sets the scene. The dining room evokes an elevated lobster shack with a "chic Montreal-European vibe." It even has charming lobster trap light fixtures.
Among the mouthwatering menu items are lobster mac n' cheese, a lobster roll, lobster poutine and a lobster club sandwich, as well as many other seafood treats and dishes (gotta highlight the cod fritters!).
In what can only be described as WTF, a video posted to Café Myriade's Instagram page shows an unknown individual approach a row of flowers planted in front of the cafe's avenue du Mont-Royal location and pull out a whole bunch of them while another individual looks on.
But the real question is: why?
For its part, the café did have a good sense of humour about this.
Café Myriade told MTL Blog that this happened at 3:45 a.m. on Monday morning. They didn't file a police report.
"We did replant what we could," they said.
"If it needs some filler we will gladly do some gardening."