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8 Great Dog-Friendly Terrasses in Montreal

Bring your best friend to these bars and cafés for a drink.

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After suffering through the long, dark winter, Montrealers take to terrasse season like moths to a flame. But humans aren’t the only ones ready to embrace the warmer months — the dogs of Montreal are also welcoming the sun and warm temperatures with open arms.

Luckily, there are a few dog-friendly terrasses across the city, from massive beer gardens and pubs to quaint wine bars. Even for those who don’t have a dog, here’s where to go to catch a glimpse of some of the cutest canines in the city.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Bar Alexandraplatz

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6731 Avenue de l'Esplanade, Montréal
QC H2V 4P9, Canada

This seasonal indoor-outdoor bar comes alive in the heat of the summer, largely due to its proximity to the Little Italy and Mile End neighbourhoods, its spacious, dog-friendly terrasse, and notably creative cocktail and craft beer list.

2. Le Cheval Blanc

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809 Rue Ontario E, Montréal
QC H2L 1P1, Canada
(514) 522-0211
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Tucked onto Ontario East, Le Cheval Blanc is Montreal’s oldest craft brewery, boasting an impressive handcrafted beer list (with very reasonable prices) as well as a cozy, front terrasse that welcomes smaller dogs. Take note: terrasse itself is pretty tight and larger dogs may not fit as easily, especially during busy times.

3. Marché des Éclusiers

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400 Rue de la Commune O, Montréal
QC H3C 0N8, Canada
(438) 795-8265
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After a long walk along the Old Port, head to Marché des Éclusiers. The indoor-outdoor market boasts local produce and artisanal fare, while the upstairs terrasse acts as an open air refuge from it all for boat watching from above. Dogs are welcome throughout the market as well as at the bar.

4. Brasseur de Montréal

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1485 Rue Ottawa, Montréal
QC H3C 1S9, Canada
(514) 788-4500
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Quietly tucked into Ottawa Street in Griffintown, this microbrewery has a sprawling terrasse, great craft brews with sample flights available, shareable bar bites and bigger plates, and a welcoming dog-friendly environment.

5. Burgundy Lion

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2496 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H3J 1N5, Canada
(514) 934-0888
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This longstanding British pub on Notre-Dame West allows dogs on both the cozy back terrasse and the slightly larger front terrasse. Whether for breakfast, dinner, or just for a quick drink, Fido can tag along at any time of the day.

6. Cordova

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4606 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H4C 1S4, Canada
(514) 647-4338
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Although it’s relatively new to the neighbourhood, Cordova has quickly become a well-loved mainstay for St-Henri locals and their dogs. Stop in for a cold brew before heading to play fetch in the neighbouring square, or catch up with friends over cocktails on the terrasse while your pup snoozes at your feet.

7. Club Social P.S.

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5090 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H4C 1T1, Canada
(514) 379-4883
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This trendy coffee shop and wine bar may be small, but it’s packed with some of the best natural wine and coffee in the city. The best part? The community feel that P.S. strives for also extends itself to dogs, so guests can have their class of wine on the terrasse without leaving pup at home.

8. Terrasse St-Ambroise

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5080 Rue Saint-Ambroise, Montréal
QC H4C 2G1, Canada
(514) 939-3060
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This sprawling St-Henri beer garden is probably one of the best places in the city to have a beer with Fido nearby. While it’s attached to the McAuslan brewery, the terrasse itself feels like stepping into a friend’s backyard, with great local beer on tap, plenty of seating, outdoor lawn games, and a tranquil view of the canal.

1. Bar Alexandraplatz

6731 Avenue de l'Esplanade, Montréal, QC H2V 4P9, Canada

This seasonal indoor-outdoor bar comes alive in the heat of the summer, largely due to its proximity to the Little Italy and Mile End neighbourhoods, its spacious, dog-friendly terrasse, and notably creative cocktail and craft beer list.

6731 Avenue de l'Esplanade, Montréal
QC H2V 4P9, Canada

2. Le Cheval Blanc

809 Rue Ontario E, Montréal, QC H2L 1P1, Canada

Tucked onto Ontario East, Le Cheval Blanc is Montreal’s oldest craft brewery, boasting an impressive handcrafted beer list (with very reasonable prices) as well as a cozy, front terrasse that welcomes smaller dogs. Take note: terrasse itself is pretty tight and larger dogs may not fit as easily, especially during busy times.

809 Rue Ontario E, Montréal
QC H2L 1P1, Canada

3. Marché des Éclusiers

400 Rue de la Commune O, Montréal, QC H3C 0N8, Canada

After a long walk along the Old Port, head to Marché des Éclusiers. The indoor-outdoor market boasts local produce and artisanal fare, while the upstairs terrasse acts as an open air refuge from it all for boat watching from above. Dogs are welcome throughout the market as well as at the bar.

400 Rue de la Commune O, Montréal
QC H3C 0N8, Canada

4. Brasseur de Montréal

1485 Rue Ottawa, Montréal, QC H3C 1S9, Canada

Quietly tucked into Ottawa Street in Griffintown, this microbrewery has a sprawling terrasse, great craft brews with sample flights available, shareable bar bites and bigger plates, and a welcoming dog-friendly environment.

1485 Rue Ottawa, Montréal
QC H3C 1S9, Canada

5. Burgundy Lion

2496 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H3J 1N5, Canada

This longstanding British pub on Notre-Dame West allows dogs on both the cozy back terrasse and the slightly larger front terrasse. Whether for breakfast, dinner, or just for a quick drink, Fido can tag along at any time of the day.

2496 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H3J 1N5, Canada

6. Cordova

4606 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H4C 1S4, Canada

Although it’s relatively new to the neighbourhood, Cordova has quickly become a well-loved mainstay for St-Henri locals and their dogs. Stop in for a cold brew before heading to play fetch in the neighbouring square, or catch up with friends over cocktails on the terrasse while your pup snoozes at your feet.

4606 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H4C 1S4, Canada

7. Club Social P.S.

5090 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H4C 1T1, Canada

This trendy coffee shop and wine bar may be small, but it’s packed with some of the best natural wine and coffee in the city. The best part? The community feel that P.S. strives for also extends itself to dogs, so guests can have their class of wine on the terrasse without leaving pup at home.

5090 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H4C 1T1, Canada

8. Terrasse St-Ambroise

5080 Rue Saint-Ambroise, Montréal, QC H4C 2G1, Canada

This sprawling St-Henri beer garden is probably one of the best places in the city to have a beer with Fido nearby. While it’s attached to the McAuslan brewery, the terrasse itself feels like stepping into a friend’s backyard, with great local beer on tap, plenty of seating, outdoor lawn games, and a tranquil view of the canal.

5080 Rue Saint-Ambroise, Montréal
QC H4C 2G1, Canada

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