Montreal's Floating Bar Is Docking In The Lachine Canal With Sea-Themed Cocktails To Sip

All aboard the Canal Lounge! ⚓

MTL Blog, Associate Editor
A boat with windows along the side and a line of nautical flags flying at the top floats in the Lachine Canal beneath a spectacular pink and blue sunset. Right: People sit below deck at tables next to a stocked bar.

A boat with windows along the side and a line of nautical flags flying at the top floats in the Lachine Canal beneath a spectacular pink and blue sunset. Right: People sit below deck at tables next to a stocked bar.

Montreal's only floating bar is gliding back into the Lachine Canal this summer with a menu full of sea-themed drinks and snacks to savour below deck. The Canal Lounge opens its hatch on June 7 just steps away from Atwater Market, offering stunning views of sunsets on the water and romantic date nights under a starry sky.

You can order your favourite mixed drink from the bar, or pick from a selection of boat-ready cocktails. Options include the Malibu Seabreeze with coconut rum, pineapple, and cranberry, or the Perfect Storm featuring dark rum, spicy ginger beer, and lime. Simple cocktails start at $11, with themed drinks costing $13 each, and a running up to a $15 Aperol Spritz boasting "the best in town." Non-alcoholic cocktails are priced at $10.

For those who prefer beer, the Canal Lounge has a sea-ready Boréale beer on tap. The Pilsner des mers pays tribute to Quebec's maritime coastline with a pale malt taste and subtle grassy and floral notes.

When it comes to meals, the Lounge has a light tapas menu. There are several shareable charcuterie options, like the 'Radeau pour Deux' that offers hummus, tapenade, brie, meats, and breads for $25. At the same price point, the 'Upperdeck' includes stuffed grape leaves, crab, bocconcini, chorizo, and pretzels, among other finger foods.

Many of the charcuterie options can be ordered separately, ranging from $7-9 per dish.

The boat doesn't take reservations and groups of more than six people aren't allowed. You'll need to be 18 and over to enter the Lounge.

Sofia Misenheimer
MTL Blog, Associate Editor
Sofia Misenheimer is an award-winning writer, editor and former radio journalist with a passion for finding hidden gems in the city.
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