The Montreal Lachine Canal's Floating Bar Is Officially Back For The 2023 Summer Season

The Canal Lounge has returned!

Assistant Editor, MTL Blog
The inside of the Canal Lounge floating cocktail bar in Montreal, Quebec.

The inside of the Canal Lounge floating cocktail bar in Montreal, Quebec.

Montreal's Canal Lounge is making a splash with its return this summer season. The floating cocktail bar is officially opening its doors (bulkheads?) on May 23, 2023, offering a classic bar menu and views of the Lachine Canal and Atwater Market.

Located on the Quai Atwater directly off of rue Saint Ambroise, Canal Lounge will serve cocktails, spirits, beers and wines and nibbles to pair.

If you're hankering for something sweet, the bar offers a handful of boat cocktails including the Malibu Seabreeze (coconut rum, pineapple and cranberry), La Bouée (tequila, orange juice, grenadine, lemon), Raspberry Wave (raspberry vodka, tonic, cranberry) and the Sunny Ice Tea (Absolut lemon, iced tea, orange pekoe, bitter citrus). Classic beverages include Negroni, cosmo and bloody Caesar.

Although this isn't a full-on dining experience, Canal Lounge offers various snacks, such as the "Upperdeck," a sharing platter of stuffed vine leaves, surimi crab, Spanish chorizo, artichoke hearts, olives, pretzels and bocconcini and tomatoes.

The floating cocktail bar is open Tuesday to Saturday from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Canal Lounge operates on a first-come, first-served basis, with no option for reservations. Guests can enjoy a table inside the boat for two hours and groups are limited to a maximum of six people.

Cheers, Montreal!

Canal Lounge Summer 2023

Where: Quai Atwater, Montreal, QC

When: Tuesday to Saturday from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Officially opens for the summer 2023 season on May 23)

Canal Lounge Menu

Mike Chaar
Assistant Editor, MTL Blog
Mike Chaar is a writer by day and reality TV binge-watcher by night. When he’s not cracking down on recalls, celeb news and discovering the best of the best foodie spots across Montreal, he can be found indulging in his love for new cuisines, reading and music, with Mariah Carey being his ultimate diva.
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