Since Montreal is known for having a week-long summer (we’re kidding! Yet it feels like it goes by so fast), we’ve rounded up our favorite terraces perfect to soak up the sun whilst enjoying a well-deserved pitcher of sangria or a cold brew. From the most popular to hidden gems, here are some of Montreal’s best summer terraces.

Marché des Éclusiers

This ephemeral summer market opened its doors not too long ago by allowing local farmers to promote their services to locals and tourists allowing them to bring home or consume on site their products. With a patio overlooking the Old Port, Marché des Éclusiers has become one of the best spots in the whole city.

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400 Rue de la Commune West

Terrasses Bonsecours

Known to be a nightclub in the wee hours of the night, Terrasses Bonsecours is indeed a well-established venue for Montrealers both during night and day.

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364 Rue de la Commune East

Le Sainte-Élisabeth

Their indoor terrace with vines alone is worth a visit.

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1412 Sainte-Élisabeth

Air Rooftop Terrace at the Renaissance Hotel

Still pretty unknown to locals, located on the roof of Montreal’s Renaissance hotel, this bar lounge offers customers a pretty neat view of the city skyline.

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1250 Robert-Bourassa

Terrasse William Gray & Perché

An other hotel that offers not only one BUT TWO rooftop terraces in the heart of Old Montreal.

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421 St-Vincent street

Terrasse St-Ambroise

Perfect for beer enthusiasts.

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5080 St-Ambroise

Complexe Sky

Located in the Gay Village, Complexe Sky is an institution to locals. It is on one hand a night club but also a cool bar to enjoy a drink after work with a panoramic view overlooking the city as the patio is located on the rooftop.

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 1478 St Catherine St East

Terrasse Nelligan

You’ve guessed it: hotel that contains a rooftop terrace in the Old Port… never a bad idea!

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100 Saint-Paul street West

Terrasse Place D’Armes

Our list of hotels with rooftop continues with Hotel Place D’Armes located in the Old Port right by the Convention Center. If the rooftop patio is full, there’s another cute patio on street level available with the hotel’s restaurant: Brasserie 701.

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59 Saint Jacques

Terrasse Sur L”Auberge

Classic bistro offering French fare & drinks, plus a seasonal rooftop terrace with sweeping views… also in the Old Port right on De La Commune Street.

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97 Rue de la Commune East

Restaurant Le Richmond

If the weather calls for rain or sunshine, Le Richmond opens the roof in order to let the warm sun rays through.

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377 Richmond street

Grinder

Same concept as Restaurant Le Richmond, Grinder has also an outdoor patio but another one hidden inside the restaurant itself as the roof opens during summertime. With vines and lots of greenery, Grinder is a must-see in Saint-Henri’s borough.

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1708 Notre-Dame West

Restaurant Labo Culinaire Foodlab of the SAT 
Discover a cuisine based on local products and a wine list focused on natural wines inside Montreal’s Society of Technology.

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1201 Blvd St-Laurent

New City Gas

Being one of the go-to places for worldwide DJs, New City Gas has opened an ephemeral terrace on Thursdays all summer long. The vibe is indeed very different making this spot one of the most sought places on happy hour every Thursdays. Chic dress code obliged.

950 Ottawa street

Tokyo Bar 

Located on Saint-Laurent street, Tokyo Bar is first and foremost a nightclub. While most terraces closes early due to city restriction, Tokyo Bar is a great alternative for those who wishes to enjoy a rooftop terrace until dawn.

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3709 St Laurent Blvd

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