Celebrate summer on Montréal’s most beautiful rooftop patios

Maude Carrier

Maude Carrier is the founder of MC Globetrotteuse and a producer who has a penchant for discovery with each new mandate she undertakes. A Montreal transplant for the past 20 years, she fell in love with the city’s diverse neighbourhoods the minute she arrived here. You can catch her working in the city’s sweet little cafés, having brunch in its excellent restaurants or catching up with friends over drinks.  

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This article was updated on April 14, 2022.

Summer is just around the corner and it’s almost time to while away the days sipping a cocktail on one of Montréal’s gorgeous rooftop terrasses. Sample the products of Montréal’s talented mixologists and culinary experts in the company of colleagues, friends and family with epic views of the city.

Labo Culinaire

1201 Saint-Laurent Boulevard | Website

The Labo Culinaire is the Société des arts technologique’s restaurant and is an ideal location for a cocktail in a beautiful outdoor setting. The menu features local seasonal dishes and several vegetarian options featuring a selection of local beer and fruity mocktails.

 

AIR Rooftop Renaisssance Downtown Montréal

1250 Robert-Bourassa Boulevard | Website

Ideally located in downtown Montréal on the roof of the Renaissance Hotel, the AIR Rooftop terrasse offers a view of bustling Robert-Bourassa Boulevard. The menu consists of tacos, burgers, poke bowls and several appetizers to share. The AIR’s drink menu offers classic and reinvented cocktails to enjoy the last rays of sunshine reflected in the surrounding buildings.

 

Auberge du Vieux-Port

95 de la Commune Street East | Website

When the first warm days of spring arrive, head to Auberge du Vieux-Port’s rooftop terrasse. This idyllic setting has it all: a view of Saint-Paul Street and its many passers-by, a refreshing summer menu, wines, cocktails and a variety of sangria. It’s an ideal place to bask in the sun during your visit to the Old Port.

 

Terrasse Nelligan

106 St. Paul Street West | Website

Discover a hidden gem. Terrasse Nelligan, nestled in the heart of Old Montréal is great for lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch with a fresh and tasty menu. Tartares, seafood rolls, charcuterie platter, burgers; their food selection is sure to impress, not to mention the beautiful view of the water.

 

Terrasse Place d'Armes

55 Saint-Jacques Street | Website

Located on the eighth floor, this exceptional rooftop of Hôtel Place d'Armes is the perfect spot to enjoy an unbeatable view of the square below. Enjoy a raspberry mojito, their signature drink, along with Gin & Terrasse themed evenings or a weekend brunch. Terrasse Place d'Armes is partially covered and allows the fun to continue rain or shine.

 

Terrasse William Gray

421 Saint-Vincent Street, 8th floor | Website

This welcoming terrasse on the eighth floor terrasse of the William Gray Hotel offers a breathtaking view of the Old Port, the Jacques-Cartier Bridge and the St. Lawrence River. Partially covered and heated for cooler evenings, it’s an ideal spot to meet up with friends, admire the fireworks and watch the city light up at nightfall with a good bottle of wine or an exquisite dish.

 

Perché

153 Saint-Amable Street, 4th floor | Website

Perché, also located at the William Gray Hotel, is a true urban oasis. With an unparalleled view of Place Jacques-Cartier, you will be in the heart of Old Montréal's summer festivities. The shareable menu includes healthy California-inspired plates and refreshing drinks reminiscent of the warmth of the seaside.

Bar Nacarat

900 René-Lévesque Boulevard West | Website

With its plush atmosphere, Bar Nacarat is an inviting place to connect with friends on the terrasse located on the third floor of the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth hotel. A perfect evening awaits: local DJs, cocktails concocted by the team of mixologists, BBQ and a breathtaking view of the sunset’s reflections dancing on the buildings of downtown Montréal.

 

Le Renoir

1155 Sherbrooke Street West | Website

The terrasse of Le Renoir restaurant at the Sofitel hotel promises an ideal place for an aperitif thanks to its varied drink menu, snacks to share and light dishes. This verdant haven on Sherbrooke Street is the perfect place to people-watch and escape the bustle of city life.

 

Terrasse H3

340 De La Gauchetière Street West, 2nd floor | Website

The H3 Terrasse is a well-kept secret. Billed as a "seaside destination" and nestled between the towers of the Humaniti hotel’s rooms and apartments, one quickly escapes the frantic pace of the city. Sit poolside on the colourful furniture, enjoy lounge music, seasonal cocktails and mouth-watering food.

 

Marcus

1440 de la Montagne Street | Website

Recognized as a gastronomic destination in Montréal, Marcus, a chic urban brasserie by renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson, is a perfect place to savour culinary favourites on the terrasse. Enjoy an intimate breakfast, lunch, or dinner with a view of the iconic Leonard Cohen mural away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Bivouac

1255 Jeanne-Mance Street | Website

Bivouac invites you to an unprecedented culinary experience. You will taste a new world of flavours featuring Québec’s terroir and local artisans. From the terrasse, you will also have a front row seat to watch the various street performances at the Place des Festivals. Delight your taste buds as well as your eyes, with a menu featuring locally sourced products and dishes named after cities, regions and popular corners of Québec.

 

Les Enfants Terribles (Place Ville Marie)

1 Robert-Bourassa Boulevard | Website

Take a moment to admire the 360 degree view from Montréal’s fourth tallest building at Les Enfants Terribles, located on Place Ville Marie’s rooftop terrasse. This brasserie's varied menu, for both brunch and dinner, is a sure-fire hit.

Club Unity

1171 Sainte-Catherine Street East | Website

Club Unity’s terrasse in the Village district is reputed for its excellent cold sangria, pulsing electronic music to get you dancing and fun with friends from sunset until sunrise. It's the place to be in Montréal. Stay tuned for special programming during the summer.

Maude Carrier

Maude Carrier is the founder of MC Globetrotteuse and a producer who has a penchant for discovery with each new mandate she undertakes. A Montreal transplant for the past 20 years, she fell in love with the city’s diverse neighbourhoods the minute she arrived here. You can catch her working in the city’s sweet little cafés, having brunch in its excellent restaurants or catching up with friends over drinks.  

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