Address: The Lachine Canal (behind Arsenal) - 40, rue des Seigneurs, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: Support local vendors at this totally awesome neighbourhood market in Griffintown. Expect "ephemeral terraces, cultural pop-ups and musical entertainment," according to the website.
When: Any time before August 12-22, 2021 (or during MURAL Festival works too)
Address: All around Montreal
Why You Need To Go: Noticed our city getting an extra dose of creativity lately? That's because one of the city's brightest and liveliest festivals is coming back to bring some colour to Montreal. Although the festival doesn't begin until August 12, artists are already working on their murals so you can see their pieces through every stage of their progression.
Address: STILLIFE - 604 St-Paul St Ouest, Old Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: #FIEROFRIDAYS is the ultimate Italian experience à la Old Montreal. STILLLIFE's gorgeous terrasse serves up Martini Fiero-based cocktails, with some deliciously paired appetizers every week for an extended cinq à sept.
While there are a million and one spots to enjoy a 5 à 7 in the city, not everywhere does happy hour quite like this Montreal restaurant in the Village.
Resto Keela serves $6 drinks from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., including house draft beer, house red or white wine, and speed rail mixed drinks, which is a choice of vodka, rye, rum, or gin — a pretty hard drink deal to beat.
As for food, you can go every week and try a different $6 dish at happy hour. "The $6 bites change from week to week but we always offer 3-5 options," owners Kristin Murphy and Johnny Hamilton told MTL Blog.
I went on September 10 and got to try green beans with a cashew romesco sauce and feta crumble, chorizo sausage, chicken Kaarage with kimchi cucumbers, and organic cherry tomato salad with blue cheese. And I kid you not when I say these dishes all take your taste buds on a culinary trip to heaven.
Keela's full menu is also filled with tons of unique dishes for you to try. The celery root carpaccio is hands down my favourite.
Every Friday night, you can hear the sweet voice of Bud Rice sing live at the restaurant.