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14 Top-Tier Rooftops for Dining and Drinking in Montreal

Soak in the sun — and the views — from above

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Montreal’s rooftop terrasses are far less ubiquitous than its sidewalk set-ups, but a number of sought-after spots have managed to kick the average 5 à 7 up a notch with refreshing breezes and sweeping city views. Without further ado, here are the moment’s hottest rooftop terrasses.

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1. Taverne Atlantic

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6512 Av du Parc, Montréal
QC H2V 4H9, Canada
(514) 544-6512
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Sup on a crisp, chilly beer and nibble on some pizza and poutine — or perhaps a curry dog topped with fried onions and pickled jalapeños — while enjoying the unexpectedly gorgeous views afforded by Taverne Atlantic’s Park-Ex surrounds.

2. Snowbird Tiki Bar

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6388 Rue St-Hubert, Montréal
QC H2S 2M2, Canada
(514) 262-4431
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At this kitschy Plaza St-Hubert tiki bar, a portion of the rooftop terrasse is rain-proof, another is covered in military-grade nets for shading, and, for when it’s extra warm, there are some wall-mounted fans. So whatever the weather, patrons can rest assured they’ll be comfortable while sipping on fresh and fruity cocktails.

3. Réservoir

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9 Avenue Duluth E, Montréal
QC H2W 1G7, Canada
(514) 849-7779
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This unassuming brewpub is both a great spot to grab a quick pint and a fantastic place to settle down and gorge on some elevated pub fare. While the rooftop terrasse is only on the second floor, it’s a charming spot over Duluth Street, a few steps from the Main, making for some prime people watching.

4. Marcus

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1440 Rue de la Montagne, Montréal
QC H3G 2V9, Canada
(514) 843-2525
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Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s Montreal restaurant — and covered terrasse — is nestled in the Four Seasons hotel, where guests can expect top-shelf food and drink. Though technically not on a rooftop, the third-floor space is elevated enough to offer some jaw-dropping views of the surrounding downtown area, including Crescent Street’s Leonard Cohen mural.

5. Nacarat Bar

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900 Boulevard René-Lévesque O, Montréal
QC H3B 4A5, Canada
(514) 214-9599
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Nacarat and its sun-soaked terrasse atop the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel have been charming cocktail enthusiasts with classics, originals, and an overall hefty selection of spirits for years. They’ve even got some zero-proof options made with non-alcoholic Seedlip.

6. Restaurant Bivouac

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1255 Rue Jeanne-Mance, Montréal
QC H5B 1E5, Canada
(514) 841-2021
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Sneak a peek at Montreal’s iconic Quartier des Spectacles from above at relative newcomer Bivouac, located in the Hilton DoubleTree hotel on Jeanne-Mance Street. A fine choice to grab a bite — the salmon gravlax is delicious — or drink, pre or post festival show.

7. Hotel Bonaventure

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900 Rue de la Gauchetière O, Montréal
QC H5A 1E4, Canada
(514) 878-2332
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Among the most stunning rooftop settings in town is this hotel terrasse with a sizeable pool (heated year-round) and 2.5 acres of gardens. Located on the upper floors of Place Bonaventure, a brutalist complex built for Expo 67, Hotel Bonaventure remains one of Montreal’s top downtown escapes.

8. Labo Culinaire (Foodlab)

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1201 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2X 1K4, Canada
(514) 844-2033
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Perhaps the best rooftop dining option in town is this place, on the third level of event space SAT, where the approach is local, local, local, featuring creative uses of Quebec produce from chef Émilie Bégin.

9. Poincaré Chinatown

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1071 Boul. Saint-Laurent 2e étage, Montréal
QC H2Z 1J6, Canada

A solid bet for anyone scouting out a downtown terrasse that’s cozier than what can be found atop a (frequently generic) hotel. At Poincaré, the drinks are the focal point — and it’s got micro-brewed beers, natural wines, and creative cocktails (carrot gin tonic, anyone?) aplenty, but its menu of fermented foods also warrants your attention.

10. Terrasse Carla

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985 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2Z 1J4, Canada

Like it or not, Montreal’s rooftop scene is dominated by hotels and their respective restaurants. This one is tied to Chinatown’s new Hampton Inn by Hilton and features a sweeping view of Old Montreal and a menu that intermingles French and Vietnamese flavours. On the drinks front, expect creative cocktails from the pair behind award-winning The Coldroom and El Pequeño.

11. Terrasse Place D'Armes

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55 Saint-Jacques Street, 8th floor, Montréal
QC H2Y 3X2, Canada
(514) 904-1201
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Mount the Place d’Armes Hotel elevator and prepare for a stunning 180 degree view of Notre Dame Basilica and the downtown skyline. This rooftop lounge offers a stacked bar, from champagne and artisanal cocktails to your everyday pint of beer.

12. Terrasse Nelligan

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106 Rue Saint-Paul O, Montréal
QC H2Y 1Z3, Canada
(514) 788-4021
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Another Old Montreal mainstay, Terrasse Nelligan offers a nice view of Notre Dame Basilica and its surrounds, with weather-proof retractable awnings. Alongside cocktails and mocktails, it serves up salads, tartares, and burgers, so patio-goers won’t regret arriving hungry either.

13. Terrasse William Gray

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421 Rue Saint Vincent, 8th floor, Montréal
QC H2Y 3A6, Canada
(438) 387-2010
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Terrasse William Gray holds a luxurious and slightly moneyed appeal, but a casual pint of beer and sharing plates are still possible. In the same building, but perched on the fourth floor, is aptly named Perché, overlooking the scramble of street performers and out-of-towners by Nelson’s Column.

14. Terrasse Sur L'Auberge

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97 Rue de la Commune E, Montréal
QC H2Y 1J1, Canada
(514) 419-1349
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For perhaps the most thorough views of Old Montreal, the St-Lawrence River, and the Jacques Cartier Bridge, head to Terrasse Sur L’Auberge: a French bistro by day and bar-lounge by night.

1. Taverne Atlantic

6512 Av du Parc, Montréal, QC H2V 4H9, Canada

Sup on a crisp, chilly beer and nibble on some pizza and poutine — or perhaps a curry dog topped with fried onions and pickled jalapeños — while enjoying the unexpectedly gorgeous views afforded by Taverne Atlantic’s Park-Ex surrounds.

6512 Av du Parc, Montréal
QC H2V 4H9, Canada

2. Snowbird Tiki Bar

6388 Rue St-Hubert, Montréal, QC H2S 2M2, Canada

At this kitschy Plaza St-Hubert tiki bar, a portion of the rooftop terrasse is rain-proof, another is covered in military-grade nets for shading, and, for when it’s extra warm, there are some wall-mounted fans. So whatever the weather, patrons can rest assured they’ll be comfortable while sipping on fresh and fruity cocktails.

6388 Rue St-Hubert, Montréal
QC H2S 2M2, Canada

3. Réservoir

9 Avenue Duluth E, Montréal, QC H2W 1G7, Canada

This unassuming brewpub is both a great spot to grab a quick pint and a fantastic place to settle down and gorge on some elevated pub fare. While the rooftop terrasse is only on the second floor, it’s a charming spot over Duluth Street, a few steps from the Main, making for some prime people watching.

9 Avenue Duluth E, Montréal
QC H2W 1G7, Canada

4. Marcus

1440 Rue de la Montagne, Montréal, QC H3G 2V9, Canada

Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s Montreal restaurant — and covered terrasse — is nestled in the Four Seasons hotel, where guests can expect top-shelf food and drink. Though technically not on a rooftop, the third-floor space is elevated enough to offer some jaw-dropping views of the surrounding downtown area, including Crescent Street’s Leonard Cohen mural.

1440 Rue de la Montagne, Montréal
QC H3G 2V9, Canada

5. Nacarat Bar

900 Boulevard René-Lévesque O, Montréal, QC H3B 4A5, Canada

Nacarat and its sun-soaked terrasse atop the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel have been charming cocktail enthusiasts with classics, originals, and an overall hefty selection of spirits for years. They’ve even got some zero-proof options made with non-alcoholic Seedlip.

900 Boulevard René-Lévesque O, Montréal
QC H3B 4A5, Canada

6. Restaurant Bivouac

1255 Rue Jeanne-Mance, Montréal, QC H5B 1E5, Canada

Sneak a peek at Montreal’s iconic Quartier des Spectacles from above at relative newcomer Bivouac, located in the Hilton DoubleTree hotel on Jeanne-Mance Street. A fine choice to grab a bite — the salmon gravlax is delicious — or drink, pre or post festival show.

1255 Rue Jeanne-Mance, Montréal
QC H5B 1E5, Canada

7. Hotel Bonaventure

900 Rue de la Gauchetière O, Montréal, QC H5A 1E4, Canada

Among the most stunning rooftop settings in town is this hotel terrasse with a sizeable pool (heated year-round) and 2.5 acres of gardens. Located on the upper floors of Place Bonaventure, a brutalist complex built for Expo 67, Hotel Bonaventure remains one of Montreal’s top downtown escapes.

900 Rue de la Gauchetière O, Montréal
QC H5A 1E4, Canada

8. Labo Culinaire (Foodlab)

1201 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 1K4, Canada

Perhaps the best rooftop dining option in town is this place, on the third level of event space SAT, where the approach is local, local, local, featuring creative uses of Quebec produce from chef Émilie Bégin.

1201 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2X 1K4, Canada

9. Poincaré Chinatown

1071 Boul. Saint-Laurent 2e étage, Montréal, QC H2Z 1J6, Canada

A solid bet for anyone scouting out a downtown terrasse that’s cozier than what can be found atop a (frequently generic) hotel. At Poincaré, the drinks are the focal point — and it’s got micro-brewed beers, natural wines, and creative cocktails (carrot gin tonic, anyone?) aplenty, but its menu of fermented foods also warrants your attention.

1071 Boul. Saint-Laurent 2e étage, Montréal
QC H2Z 1J6, Canada

10. Terrasse Carla

985 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2Z 1J4, Canada

Like it or not, Montreal’s rooftop scene is dominated by hotels and their respective restaurants. This one is tied to Chinatown’s new Hampton Inn by Hilton and features a sweeping view of Old Montreal and a menu that intermingles French and Vietnamese flavours. On the drinks front, expect creative cocktails from the pair behind award-winning The Coldroom and El Pequeño.

985 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2Z 1J4, Canada

11. Terrasse Place D'Armes

55 Saint-Jacques Street, 8th floor, Montréal, QC H2Y 3X2, Canada

Mount the Place d’Armes Hotel elevator and prepare for a stunning 180 degree view of Notre Dame Basilica and the downtown skyline. This rooftop lounge offers a stacked bar, from champagne and artisanal cocktails to your everyday pint of beer.

55 Saint-Jacques Street, 8th floor, Montréal
QC H2Y 3X2, Canada

12. Terrasse Nelligan

106 Rue Saint-Paul O, Montréal, QC H2Y 1Z3, Canada

Another Old Montreal mainstay, Terrasse Nelligan offers a nice view of Notre Dame Basilica and its surrounds, with weather-proof retractable awnings. Alongside cocktails and mocktails, it serves up salads, tartares, and burgers, so patio-goers won’t regret arriving hungry either.

106 Rue Saint-Paul O, Montréal
QC H2Y 1Z3, Canada

13. Terrasse William Gray

421 Rue Saint Vincent, 8th floor, Montréal, QC H2Y 3A6, Canada

Terrasse William Gray holds a luxurious and slightly moneyed appeal, but a casual pint of beer and sharing plates are still possible. In the same building, but perched on the fourth floor, is aptly named Perché, overlooking the scramble of street performers and out-of-towners by Nelson’s Column.

421 Rue Saint Vincent, 8th floor, Montréal
QC H2Y 3A6, Canada

14. Terrasse Sur L'Auberge

97 Rue de la Commune E, Montréal, QC H2Y 1J1, Canada

For perhaps the most thorough views of Old Montreal, the St-Lawrence River, and the Jacques Cartier Bridge, head to Terrasse Sur L’Auberge: a French bistro by day and bar-lounge by night.

97 Rue de la Commune E, Montréal
QC H2Y 1J1, Canada

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