Get Excited for Terrasse Season With These 6 Spots Around Montreal

We can feel the warm weather coming, and we couldn't be more excited for terrasse season to start!
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Listen up Montrealers! Terrasse season is almost here, and we couldn’t be more excited. Sure, winter’s dragging its feet a bit longer than expected, but soon enough, we’ll be swapping winter jackets for summer linen and enjoying happy hour with a view. 

Whether you’re itching to revisit your favourite classics in the Old Port or eager to discover some fresh new hangouts, this terrasse season is shaping up to be one you won’t want to miss.

So, as soon as the weather gets a little warmer and those terrasses open their doors, we’ve got you covered with the top six spots to kick off the season in true Montreal style!

Terrasse Nelligan

Located in the heart of the Old Port, this rooftop paradise atop Hotel Nelligan is the ultimate spot for those seeking good vibes and great views. Whether you’re in the mood for a romantic dinner, a lively brunch, or simply a cocktail hour with friends, Terrasse Nelligan has it all. From classic burgers to fresh seafood, their menu promises to satisfy every craving while you take in the beauty of Old Montreal. Definitely a hot spot in the city all spring and summer long, we’re excited for them to finally open back up!

Where: 106, rue Saint-Paul Ouest, Montréal


Next up is Perché, another gem nestled in the heart of Montreal’s Old Port. Known as the urban oasis, this spot offers a vibrant atmosphere and a menu inspired by the sunny shores of California. From fresh and healthy lunches to amazing brunch and dinner options, Perché has something for any terrasse experience you’re trying to enjoy this summer. Don’t worry about the weather – their heated terrace ensures a cozy experience even on cooler days. Be careful though, this is no hidden gem in the city, so be sure to book a reservation once they’re open!

Where: 153, St-Amable St., 4th floor, Old Montréal

Terrasse St-Ambroise

You can’t beat a summer staple like Terrasse St-Ambroise! Along the Lachine Canal, this spot screams laid-back vibes and good times. Sure, they’ve got all the classics on the menu – think juicy burgers, hot dogs, and pizza – but what really steals the spotlight? Their killer selection of craft beers and ciders. And hey, if beer isn’t your thing, they’ve got wines and seltzers too. Take a peek inside at the brewery, it’s like a behind-the-scenes look at where the magic happens. So whether you’re chilling with pals or soaking up some sunshine solo, Terrasse St-Ambroise is the ultimate spot for sipping, snacking, and soaking in those summer vibes. Cheers to good times ahead!

Where:  5080 Saint Ambroise St, Montreal

Riverside St-Henri

Ah, Riverside – the ultimate Montreal summer hotspot, if you ask us! If you’re looking for that perfect summer vibe, look no further. Whether you’re planning a night out with friends or craving some late-night bites and drinks, Riverside has got you covered. Fresh off its renovations last summer, this neighbourhood gem is ready to kick off another epic season. With amazing tunes, vibes, and pitchers of your favourite cocktails, you can’t go wrong with a night here. It’s almost time to dance, laugh, and make some great memories because when Riverside opens its doors, you know summer has officially arrived!

Where: 5020 Saint Ambroise St, Montreal

Bar Palco

Next up is Bar Palco, a true neighbourhood gem with its cozy curb-side terrasse. Here, you’re in for a treat with a selection of signature cocktails, wines, and beers that are sure to hit the spot. But it’s not just about the drinks – Bar Palco takes classic bar food to the next level with their innovative twists and elevated flavours. This place knows how to keep the good times going with its late-nights, making it the perfect spot for both daytime hangouts and nighttime parties. Located in Verdun, Bar Palco invites you to join in on the fun this terrasse season. If you haven’t tried this spot yet, then it should absolutely be added to your list this year.

Where: 4019 Wellington St, Verdun

Vin Papillon

Vin Papillon, near Atwater Market, is that backyard gem you absolutely can’t miss this terrasse season. Imagine spending a leisurely day by the canal, taking the sun, and as evening approaches, finding yourself at this charming local spot. Being part of the esteemed Joe Beef Group, you know you’re in for a treat with their elevated menu offerings. Let’s not forget about the wine, it’s definitely a must-try here, so why not indulge in a glass or two? With its inviting atmosphere and neighbourhood vibe, Vin Papillon promises the perfect blend of class and laid-back charm for an unforgettable experience in Montreal.

Where: 2519 Notre-Dame St W, Montreal

Eager to get outside and enjoy the beautiful spring weather before Terrasse Season officially starts? Check out these spring activities you can enjoy this April!

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