Located in the heart of one of the city's most bustling terrasse-filled areas, HPG is an absolute oasis for those who want to be part of the action in a more intimate setting, because you and your friends can actually rent it out and have a secret garden all to yourselves! The website recommends using the space for a 5 à 7, brunch, picnic, summer party, dinner or BBQ.
The garden comes with a covered kitchen and bar, ample tables, a lounge and so much more to take any occasion to the next level. You do have to bring your own food and drinks, but you also have the option to bring in your own catering team.
The garden is available to rent for the day ($1,500), a half-day ($700) or by the hour ($10 per person, but not private). It's a huge 4,000-square-foot space, and the hotel allows up to 30 people, so you can always split the cost. A half-day for 30 works out to about $23 per person.
The garden is attached to the most charming hotel with different-sized rooms perfect for groups of all sizes if anyone needs accommodations.
It's the perfect way to celebrate a birthday, a special event or just about any excuse to get together with friends!
Hôtel Particulier Griffintown's Secret Garden
Price: $1,500 for the day, $700 for a half-day, $10 per person per hour (not private)
Address: 1200, rue Ottawa, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: The only thing better than drinks on a terrasse is doing it on your own private one!
Why You Need To Go: With incredible views, this terrasse recently opened atop the Humaniti building as part of the Humaniti Hotel. It's definitely going to be on Montrealers' must-do lists for summers to come.
Any seafood or cocktail lover in Montreal is going to absolutely adore the new Restaurant Sauvage in the city.
I tried the salmon tartare as an appetizer and the grilled octopus with pesto hummus as my main dish. I am not kidding when I say both were unbelievably delicious. The different fish in both dishes were extremely fresh as if they had just been caught from the Mediterranean Sea. Basically a little culinary trip for your taste buds.
Montreal’s new Restaurant Sauvage is the SPOT for seafood lovers 🦑🦐🦞#montrealrestaurant @mtlblog
I also got to taste some of my friend's grilled salmon and rapini and it was a solid 10/10.
Don't even get me started on how delicious the cheese platter entrée was... A selection of different cheeses, including burrata and baked mozzarella, are brought on a plate and the mozzarella is lit on fire. A snack and a show all in one.
If ever you're looking for a new terrasse to get drinks at, this spot also makes unreal cocktails.
Sauvage's general manager, Moe Chenouni, said, "through our Mediterranean-inspired décor, menu and cocktails, we aim to provide an out-of-this-world experience for our clientele." Well, believe me when I say the restaurant does exactly what it hoped for.
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Address: 52, rue Saint-Jacques, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: To get a taste of the flavours of the Mediterranean right here in Montreal — and getting to sip tasty cocktails on a colourful terrasse while doing so.
The event name, Sudbest, perfectly captures the goal of the event. Organizers call it the Sud-Ouest's "largest commercial revival initiative," bringing forward as many of the borough's merchants, artists and artisans as possible.
"The Market is intended to be a tailor-made economic stimulus tool for artists and merchants in the Sud-Ouest by giving them a commercial opportunity to promote themselves as part of an event reflecting the neighborhood," said restauranteur Gaelle Cerf, one of the event leaders, in a statement.
At the market, you can expect to find a 100% Quebec wine and cider bar run by the owners of the new convenience store Le Cinq à Sept (Ville-Émard), a bloody caesars bar at Lord William Pub and a "post-pandemic" beer made specially for the event by 4 Origines Microbrewery.
You'll find food trucks, a Perles et Paddock oyster bar, jerk chicken grilled by Boom J, Food'elles and more.
At this month's event, DJ Kelly (Rap Mommies) will be spinning on Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. On Sunday, you'll find Jazz St-Henri, 99 Wolves, and ELMNT at the DJ booth.
Fifteen stands are expected at the first Le Sudbest weekend, according to communications coordinator Julie Poulin. But Poulin told MTL Blog there are already 35 kiosks confirmed for the next event on August 28 and 29.
The third and final (for now) Sudbest weekend is scheduled for September 25 and 26.
Entry is free and dogs are allowed on a leash.
Sudbest Neighbourhood Market
Price: Free entry! No cash is accepted on-site (so pay by card or by scanning a QR Code thanks to the CHK PLZ app)
When: From noon to 11 p.m July 31 to August 1, August 28-29 & September 25-26
Address: 40, rue des Seigneurs, Griffintown, Montreal, QC (Behind Arsenal, along the Lachine Canal)
Why You Need To Go: Check out the SudBEST merchants, artists and artisans that the Sud-Ouest has to offer!