The warm days of summer are finally here! What better place to have a drink and a bite to eat while cooling off in and around Montreal?
Head for a riverside restaurant, bars that offer cocktails as beautiful as they are fresh, a place that lets you eat with your feet in the water or have a drink with a surf session!
There are plenty of options for escaping the heat in and around Montreal, and here are our favorite spots.
Have a great summer!
Pavillon Jacques-Cartier, Montréal, H2Y 4B2
New for 2023: enjoy the finer things in life on their large, sea-themed festival terrace in Montreal's Old Port. The Portuguese-inspired cuisine offers a land and sea menu, Latin American and Portuguese classics, as well as a variety of bottles, fine cocktails, beers and sangria. Dance and soak up the sun!
421, rue St-Vincent, Montréal, H2Y 3A6
We suggest you have a pool break in the heart of Old Montreal on a hot summer day! 3 packages are now available including a bathrobe, sandals, towels, access to a locker, and parking. All you have to do is decide if you want to go in the morning, afternoon or evening. Don't forget to accompany your visit with an exclusive spa meal. An oasis of relaxation not to be missed amid Montreal's hustle and bustle.
20820, ch. de la Côte-Nord, Boisbriand, J7J 2B7
At the Fogo Euro Lounge, you can not only eat wonderful food, and drink beautiful and tasty cocktails, but you can cool off with your feet in the water. Many parties are organized throughout the summer, so bring your friends and spend a nice and refreshing evening.
9520, boul. Leduc, suite 01, Brossard, J4Y 0B3
With a year-round indoor surfing pool, you can go anytime to cool off with one of their wonderful signature cocktails like the fishbull or eat a shareable platter. A friendly place to go with friends, family, or colleagues.
900, boul René-Lévesque O, Montréal, H3B 4A5
If you're looking for a sophisticated place to cool off, Nacarat is the perfect location for you. This terrace is located on the 3rd floor of the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel and will offer you beautiful sunsets over the city, DJ nights, and cocktails that are as elegant as they are refreshing.
55, rue St-Paul, Montréal, H2Y 1Z1
What if one of the solutions to escape the summer heat was to have a feast aboard a bateau-mouche? Sail on the St. Lawrence River while enjoying a table d'hôte and watching the sunset over the city. Any occasion is good to go on a cruise and it gives you another point of view on Montreal. It is strongly recommended to book in advance.
208, rue Main, Vaudreuil-Dorion, J0P 1H0
The highly acclaimed Danny Smiles (winner of Top Chef, Iron Chef, and former chief of the Bremner) is now Executive Chef at the Willow Inn. The historic charm of the place quickly wins you over, as the breathtaking view of the Ottawa River, and the farm-to-table menu. Take advantage of your tour to take the ferry and visit Oka at the same time!
535, boul. Marie-Victorin, Boucherville, J4B 8T4
Besides being a beautiful Marina, its location on the St. Lawrence River with a view of Montreal makes it unique. The terrace is on a beach with picnic tables and a refreshing menu to fight the hot days. We let ourselves be tempted by the lobster guédille, the cod taco, or good poutine. A place that makes us forget the proximity of the city!
965, rue Richelieu, Beloeil, J3G 4P8
One of the most popular terraces in Beloeil is definitely Bleu Moutarde. Alongside the Richelieu River, it is the ideal place to enjoy the landscape while savoring a French-inspired menu. In the evening, the atmosphere becomes magical with the lights and the calm of nature. A trip outside of Montreal is a must for this restaurant.
940, place Île des Moulins, Terrebonne/Lachenaie, J6W 4N7
It is on the Ile des Moulins in Terrebonne that we find the most popular Bâtiment B. A terrace with a magnificent view of the Mille-Îles River will allow you to enjoy this gastro-pub. Let yourself be tempted by one of the microbrewery beers, innovative cocktails, or the vast selection of wines. There is a menu full of freshness with ceviche, lobster guédille, ribs, or even whole fish.
99, chemin de la Rive, Vieux Longueuil, J4H 4C9
We take you to the Longueuil Marina for a meal along the St. Lawrence River. Enjoy the sunset while tasting one of their beautiful tartars, fried squid, or the hearty beef braise with coffee. A unique and memorable moment awaits you just minutes from Montreal.
1076, rue de Bleury suite 001, Montréal, H2Z 1N2
A bar in a former swimming pool can only be refreshing, right? Pelicano is in Old Montreal and serves Peruvian cuisine from the famous Tiradito. They offer many specials for your happy hour, and host DJs and cocktails as beautiful as they are delicious.