Le Saint-Elisabeth
Terrasses Bonsecours
Adrienne Surprenant
Le RĂ©servoir
Hotel Nelligan
Blanc de Blanc
Veronique Mystique/Alexandraplatz
La bière St-Ambroise
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1. Le Sainte-Élisabeth 1412, rue Sainte-Élisabeth, Montréal, H2X 3C6

Le Sainte-Elisabeth is tucked away in a back alley, but once you find it, you'll discover one of the most elegant and relaxing spots in Montreal. This European-style pub has tons of microbrews on tap alongside an extensive whiskey selection. The best part of this spot, however, may be its giant, vine-covered outdoor terrace. The terrace is shaded and has plenty of tables all arranged underneath trees. We recommend calling in for a reservation to grab a prime spot at this restaurant, which gets busy during the summer.

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2. Terrasses Bonsecours 364, de la Commune E, Montreal, H3C 2W3

A bright and fun bar that attracts the city's 20-somethings like catnip, the Terrasses Bonsecours boats both breathtaking views of the port and some of the prettiest sangria you've ever seen. Located right in the Old Port, you can see the entire waterfront from the sunny terrace. Large couches and patio furniture fill the space with plenty of seating for lounging post-work or on the weekends. The pride of the bar is their multicolored sangria, which packs a punch and comes in all colors of the rainbow. Tapas-style small plates and bar snacks are available to offset the alcohol, and a DJ turns the place into a nightclub on weekend nights.

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3. Coop Touski Cafe de Quartier 2361 Rue Ontario Est, Montreal, H2K 1W1

Hidden on the East side of town, this community co-op serves up the best homemade végé paté and vegan muffins around. Grab a picnic table in the secret garden for a copious brunch or hearty menu du jour and rub elbows with fellow organic activists.

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4. Réservoir 9 rue Duluth Est, Montréal, H2W 1G7

One of Montreal's finest brasseries, Reservoir has a full bar with a handful of specialty beers, in bottles and on tap, and they also serve some killer brunch items and snacks. This microbrewery also has a killer rooftop terrasse, which overlooks one of the most beautiful streets in the Plateau. The menu is entirely vegetarian, so there's bound to be something for everyone to choose from while sipping an ice-cold just-brewed beer.

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5. Terrasse Nelligan 106 rue St-Paul ouest, Montreal, H2Y 1Z3

This elegant Downtown hotel is a hell of a place to stay because of the class and amenities, but its best feature is their rooftop bar and resto, where the drinks might be a bit pricey, but the view and ambience are top rate.

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6. Blanc de Blanc 248 rue Villeneuve Ouest, Montreal, H2T 2R7

Located in Mile End, this laundromat-turned-café features a lovely leafy terrace with hanging vines and flowers, and a number of small bites.

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7. Alexandraplatz 6731, av. de l’Esplanade, Montréal, H2V 4S9

This divey, converted garage space is a hip take on the classic German biergarten, with cheap beer, communal tables, and daily BBQ grub specials.

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8. La Terrasse St-Ambroise 5080 Rue Saint-Ambroise, Montreal, H4C 2G1

The St-Ambroise is a large outdoor patio outside the McAuslan brewery where you can enjoy seasonal and artisan brews (while you watch them being made). The terrace also has a BBQ menu with items like the Griffon Red pulled pork sandwich, which not only highlights the flavors in your beer, it's made with them. Another great aspect of the sweeping patio is that dogs are welcome, so bring your four-legged friend and chill out under the shadow of the silos.