Montreal's top hidden terraces

Montreal patios, most often referred to as "terrasses" by natives, become an integral part of our lifestyle during the summer months. When you’re looking for an oasis in the heart of our busy city, check out these five hidden terrasses in Montreal.

Boris Bistro

1
465, rue McGill, Montréal, QC H2Y 2H1

Located on McGill Street in Old Montreal, Boris Bistro is open until 11:00 pm on summer nights. This gives you enough time to enjoy its unique terrace with a glass of wine (30 wines are offered by the glass), surrounded by mature trees.

Jardin Nelson

2
407, Place Jacques-Cartier, Montréal, QC H2Y 3B1

Jardin Nelson’s terrace is hard to miss on the Jacques-Cartier Square in Old-Montreal. But if you go inside, you’ll find an interior courtyard where you can enjoy food, wine or a cocktail while listening to the jazz band that plays there every night.

Le Local

3
740, rue William, Montréal, QC H3C 1P1

Very popular for colleagues and friends who enjoy a nice 5@7, the Local’s terrace is very friendly and relax and surrounded by brick walls covered with ivy. Go there to enjoy a nice drink or some wine; many are offered by the glass.

Méchant Boeuf Bar Brasserie

4
124, rue Saint-Paul O, Montréal, QC H2Y 1Z3

Terrasse Nelligan is one of the loveliest rooftop patios in the city, offering a unique waterfront view of the St-Lawrence River and the Old Port. This is the spot for many professionals working in the area to wine and dine after work on a hot summer night. Enjoy a glass of their house sangria while you admire the beautiful view. Reservations are a must.

Pub Le Sainte-Élisabeth

5
1412 rue Sainte-Élisabeth, Montréal, QC H2X 3C6

Looking at the front of Le Sainte-Élisabeth, you would never imagine that it’s home to one of the most beautiful back courtyards in the city. Located just down the street from Metropolis, it is enclosed by brick walls covered in vines, with trees sprouting through the floor. The space is dimly lit with streetlamps, which create a warm and inviting atmosphere, even on a cool evening.

Barraca Rhumerie & Tapas

6
1134, av du Mont-Royal E, Montréal, QC H2J 1X8

Barraca serves over 50 different types of rum from around the world. They have a warm and inviting terrace in the back, where you can sip on a delicious mojito or a dark ’n’ stormy. The restaurant is located between the walls of the neighbouring buildings, which provides an intimate, almost secret space off the street.

Irish Embassy Pub & Grill

7
1234, rue Bishop, Montréal, QC H3G 2E3

Looking at Irish Embassy, you wouldn’t assume that it offers a hidden back patio, especially since it also offers a front deck visible from the street. Walk through the bar, and find a hidden courtyard, right in the heart of the city. This terrace opens early in the season and has a large screen so you can enjoy the Habs playoff games while sipping beers on a patio.

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