Sign up for creative workshops and classes at this vibrant market filled with artisan bakeries, fromageries, florists, épiceries, and more.
One of North America's biggest public markets, the Marché Jean-Talon is a Montreal institution. Established in 1933, the market was originally called "Marché du Nord" before it was renamed after Jean Talon, the first Intendant of New France. The year-round market has a wide variety of vendors and offers a glimpse of the city's eclectic cultural milieu. This is one of the best places to purchase local fruit and vegetables, handcrafted gourmet products, house-made preserves, and the must-try maple syrup pie, a winter speciality. A smorgasbord of colors, scents, and flavors await you here. Explore this dynamic venue with a quaint village atmosphere - it's a foodie haven.
Address:7070 rue Henri-Julien, Corner of Henri-Julien and Jean-Talon, Montreal, H2S 3A3
phone:+1 514 937 7754
A confection of pale pinks and glittering chandeliers, this chic boutique brings vintage-inspired glamour to the heart of Montreal.
Limited-edition lines, designer labels, and established local artists contribute to the appeal of this fashionable boutique. If Breakfast at Tiffany's and Audrey Hepburn are your style icons, this petit store is a must visit, recreating the effortless elegance and feminine flair of a bygone era. Browse the well-appointed shop for one-of-a-kind jewelry, trendy peep-toe shoes, silk scarves, and flirty dresses. Labels like BB Dakota, Coccolily, Pink Martini, and Arti Gogna have fashionistas lining up at the door. Rooted in timeless style with a touch of whimsy, this boutique appeals to your romantic spirit.
Address:1861 Saint Catherine West, Montreal, H3H 1M1
phone:+1 514 908 1861
This chic restaurant serves inspired cuisine with the finest ingredients served in a soulful environment.
Nestled under the marquee, Montreal Plaza is worth the detour. The masterminds behind this restaurant are local gifted chefs, Charles-Antoine Crête and Cheryl Johnson. They took over the place and created a unique environment with soul, including a fully equipped workshop that you must peek into. On the menu, you can expect a modern twist on classic dishes and unique creations.
Address:6230 St-Hubert, Montreal, H2S 2M2
phone:+514 903 6230
A mysterious, secret speakeasy hidden in a back room of Soubois.
Beyond the hidden bookshelf door lies the melting heart of the underground enchanted forest - L'Orangerie. This rustic, cave-like speakeasy was redesigned to reflect the theme of the forest surrounding you with plant life, giving an intimate and cozy atmosphere while offering an exquisite selection of signature Glenmorangie cocktails.
Address:1106 Maisonneuve Blvd W, Montreal, H3A 1M7
phone:+(514) 564 3672
Cool 1950's Havana-themed bar serving Cuban inspired dishes & mojitos.
With the smell of Cuban cigars, the sound of harmonizing salsa music, and the authenticity of the oil paintings and guitars posted on the wall, La Habanera makes you feel like you just landed in Havana. Serving a wide selection of cocktails, their specialty concoction would be a diverse range of mojitos, and if you're not happy with that, the bartender will make one up for you on the spot!
Address:1216 Avenue Union, Montreal, H3B 3C4
phone:+514 375 5355
Relax for a few hours at Bota Bota spa. The view of Old Montreal from the first deck Jacuzzi is hard to beat!
The Arthur Cardin, a 1950s ferryboat, was transformed into a spa on the St-Lawrence river in the Old Port. With its prime location, you can appreciate a unique point of view of the architectural beauties of Old Montreal from a sauna or sundeck Jacuzzi. After your massage or spa treatment, sit and relax in the pool and garden section, a green urban oasis.
Address:4 Promenade du Vieux-Port, Montreal, H2Y 2E2
phone:+514 284 0333
Mimi La Nuit
Eat, play and celebrate with the lady of the night in Old Montreal. Hit the scene at this modern and trendy hangout!
This Old Port bar is the ideal place to meet new people and mingle with the locals. Gather with your friends at a table to taste their menu or simply go in for a craft cocktail. The bar is divided in two distinct sections, but expect an incredible atmosphere on both sides. On weekends, the DJ light up the crowd with top hits and old school music to keep you dancing all night long.
Address:22 St-Paul E., Montreal, H2Y 2A6
phone:+514 507 5449
Update your look with trendy clothes and accessories from designers like Amanda Moss, Rare Specimens and Erica Weiner in artsy Mile End.
This stylish boutique features a carefully curated collection of clothing from Canadian labels alongside top international brands. Browse through shelves showcasing local designers like Mélissa Nepton, Betina Lou, and Cherry Bobin or discover coveted labels like Sanctuary and Obey. Find handcrafted jewelry, elegant shoes, all-natural beauty products, and handbags within the store's polished black-and-white interior. Fashion conscious shoppers should head here for its handpicked merchandise and the latest in-vogue fashions.
Address:5135 Boul Staint-Lauren, Montreal, H2T 1R9
phone:+1 514 544 2828
Pronounced Three Monkeys, this unique boutique has a selection of streetwear clothing with a Montreal flair.
Located in the Cours Mont-Royal upscale shopping centre formerly known as Mount Royal Hotel, III MKNYS is a true hidden gem among the brand name stores and chains of the downtown area. They choose ethical brands with an edge for a flawless jeans and t-shirt look. Although the men's section is bigger, women should give it a good browse and shouldn't hesitate to ask their friendly staff for advice.
Address:1455 Peel, Les Cours Mont-Royal Level 2, Montreal, H3A 1S5
phone:+514 903 6230
N Sur Mackay
Nostalgic cocktails served with a unique twist make for the perfect apéro at this stylish speakeasy in the city's iconic Golden Square Mile.
This subterranean bar isn't easy to spot, serving in-the-know Montrealers handcrafted cocktails with flair, and is worth searching out. Inspired by 1920s Prohibition era, this bar is inviting with its low lighting, Art Deco furniture, and crystal chandeliers illuminating brick-lined interiors. Creative mixology teamed with a true appreciation for classic libations offers a menu of perfectly-orchestrated Manhattans and bespoke concoctions. Whiskey connoisseurs can opt for a tumbler of single malt or rare whiskey from their carefully curated list; the eclectic collection spans everything from Glenlivet to Mackmyra. Try the cocktail of the week and unwind in style.
Address:1244 rue Mackay, Montreal, H3G 2H4
phone:+1 514 938 1244
This lively pub offers multiple spaces to unwind after a long day, including an ivy-walled verdant terrace. There is often live music too.
This two-story pub features cozy fire-warmed interiors that open out onto a hidden elevated terrace. Mingle with fellow patrons over pints of home-brewed Ste-Élisabeth on the bustling first floor as the strains of light jazz set the backdrop for quiet conversations. During summer, the outdoor patio is a popular venue for Montrealers to gather and socialize and in winter patrons move to the glassed-in balcony with garden views. From on-tap beers to premium single malts and global wines, the beverage list is comprehensive. Pair your drink with small plates and relax in this pub's unique environs in the city's quaint historic district.
Address:1412 Sainte-Élisabeth Street, Ville-Marie, Montreal, H2X 3C6
phone:+1 514 286 4302
Chef-owner François Nadon blends global influences with French technique in dishes like juniper-scented venison with labneh and honeyberry.
This stylish restaurant reimagines Canadian cuisine in sophisticated, minimalist environs. Each beautifully crafted plate is an artistic presentation of colors, textures, and flavors that spotlight seasonal ingredients and modern culinary trends. The elegant interiors with their sleek black chairs juxtaposed with crisp white tablecloths and low lighting epitomize the "less is more" concept, and serve as the backdrop for a refined evening out. Carefully selected wines from around the world complement each dish to perfection, and are expertly paired by the restaurant's sommelier. Reserve a table and savor a gourmet pre-theater dinner in the dynamic Quartier des spectacles.
Address:1595 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Quartier des Spectacles, Montreal, H2X 2S9
phone:+1 514 845 1595
Maison Cloakroom Bar
Unleash your inner gentleman in this secret cocktail lounge hidden in a luxurious tailor boutique for men.
Maison Cloakroom Bar is located in a typical 19th century house of the Golden Square Mile neighborhood. The door to this intimate speakeasy is hidden in a luxurious made-to-measure tailor boutique for men where a host will escort you to your seat. Let the expert bartender create a customized drink from your preferred alcohol. Suit not so optional.
Address:100-2175 de la Montagne, Montreal, H3G 1Z8
phone:+514 284 9393
Le Mal Nécessaire
Look for the green neon pineapple to find this design bar with a tropical flair located in the heart of Chinatown.
Located in a Chinatown basement, Le Mal Nécessaire is a not too formal bar with a beautiful esthetic serving an elaborate cocktail list, including drinks in pineapples. Make sure to grab a seat at the bar to watch the staff mastering the art of mixology right before your eyes and be ready to mingle with locals.
Address:1106 St-Laurent, Montreal, H2Z 1J5
phone:+514 439 9199
Experience the latest audiovisual creations of the Satosphère's 360-degree immersive projection screen.
If you are walking around Montreal's old Red Light District and you notice an intriguing silver dome, chances are you are looking at the Satosphère. It is the first theater of its kind. The Society For Arts and Technology welcomes the public into this immersive 360-degree spherical projection screen for various events to witness new artistic creations of this constantly developing technology.
Address:1201 Blvd. St-Laurent, Montreal, H2X 2S6
phone:+514 844 2033
Build the perfect wardrobe at this upscale fashion boutique surrounded by a variety of local bars and restaurants.
Boutique Tozzi offers shoppers trendy, high-end men's clothing, shoes, and accessories in a modern setting. Located on Crescent Street, the shop is bordered by impressive architecture, lively cafés, and some of Montréal’s most exciting clubs, making it a great place to shop when exploring the city.
Address:2115 Rue Crescent, Montreal, H3G 2C1
phone:+(514) 285 2444
Frank + Oak
Pretty much everything you need is at Frank + Oak. Their trendy and simplistic styles are perfect for any kind of man.
This place is huge! As soon as you walk in on the ground floor they have a coffee shop called Café Névé, and I must say they make a pretty good espresso! Get a fresh haircut at their barbershop on the second floor. And if you don’t know what you're shopping for, they’ve got their own personal stylists waiting to help you find your perfect fit (so long as you book an appointment with them).
Address:1420 Rue Stanley, Montreal, H3A 1P7
phone:+(514) 228 3761
La Foret Urbaine
Enjoy a piano concert or try food from a Montreal food truck all summer long at this colorful downtown oasis.
From May 22 to October 2, the McCord Museum transforms the adjacent street Victoria into La Foret Urbaine. The firm Wanted creates a modern and vibrant environment each year, allowing the public to sit outside during lunch with a food truck directly on-site. You can also listen to free outdoor concerts by Pop Montreal on Wednesdays or a spontaneous concerto thanks to the public piano initiative.
Address:690 Sherbrooke O., Montreal, H3A 1E9
phone:+514 398 7100
Miami-style terrace serving an exquisite selection of cocktails & sangrias in the Old Port of Montreal.
Open air bistro by day, three floor club by night - Terrasses Bonsecours is well-known for serving some of the best sangria in the city with incomparable views of Old Montreal and the St-Lawrence River! Great location for a 5 @ 7 and famous for their Boozy Brunch on Sundays. A place to see and be seen. A true and unforgettable Montreal experience.
Address:364 Rue de la Commune East, Montreal, H3C 2W3
Don’t be afraid to join the line of people eager to taste Kazu’s delicious Japanese flavors in this tiny joint.
Chef Kazuo Akutsu was longing for true Japanese cuisine when he opened up his izakaya. They covered the walls with dishes not listed on the menu that are popular with diners in-the-know. The secret to Kazu's popularity resides in the perfectly executed sauces that flavor the plates. This cozy 30-seat restaurant is not striving to be pretty, but will leave your taste buds amazed.
Address:1862 Ste-Catherine O., Montreal, H3H 1M1
phone:+514 937 2333
The perfect place for a rainy day, Centre Phi's state-of-the-art exhibits will satisfy contemporary art lovers.
Located in the Old Montreal in a patrimonial building (that is quite a contrast from the modern inside), this contemporary art space is a multi-disciplinary center that offers a wide selection of independent film viewings, art exhibitions, intimate concerts, and many other creative art displays. Admission is usually free since their main mission is to make art accessible to the public.
Address:407 Saint-Pierre, Montreal, H2Y 2M3
phone:+514 225 0525
McCord Museum Boutique
You will find a lovely selection of creations made with love by local artisans to bring back home as perfect souvenirs.
Whether it is a poutine postcard, a notepad to write your new adventures on, or a beautiful local landmark photo to hang, the McCord Museum Boutique has the best new goods from Montreal craftmakers and artisans to choose from. This way you can bring back a unique memory from your visit to Montreal.
Address:690 Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, H3A 1E9
phone:+514 398 7100 ext.274
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly
An independent bookstore that will make your forget about the chain stores - plus you can’t beat their comic selection.
Drawn & Quarterly started as a magazine that evolved to become a publisher of renowned cartoonists and ended up opening a storefront on lovely Bernard Street. You will not be surprised to hear that they have a great selection of comic books. If you are not a cartoonist devotee, this independent bookstore is still worth a stop for the best selection of new releases and all-time favorite classics.
Address:211 Bernard O., Montreal, H2T 2K5
phone:+514 279 2224
A trendy, underground "bistro du terroir" with an enchanted forest like atmosphere.
Soubois means "under wood" or "undergrowth" in French. This fascinating establishment is the perfect place to wine and dine while enjoying the surroundings. Located underground, this chalet-inspired supper club gives an enchanted forest flare that features crafted trees, magical murals, and a wine cellar lined in smoky glass.
Address:1106 Maisonneuve Blvd W, Montreal, H3A 1M7
phone:+(514) 564 3672
Heaven for fashionistas looking for the perfect pair of shoes to complete an outfit and stand out.
L’Intervalle is a local label that sells affordable high quality shoes. Whether you are looking for a wedge, a flat sandal or indoor boots, this Montreal-based company creates and designs shoes for trendy women with an edge. Ethics are very important for the shop and you can expect real leather and suede from Italy and Spain's best factories.
Address:1378 Ste-Catherine O., Montreal, H3G 1P8
phone:+514 861 0555
Pair local craft brews with comfort food served with a gourmet twist at this conversation-friendly pub that's won the heart of locals.
Simple, inviting and friendly, Else's has everything you could want in a local pub. The low-lit square space enclosed by oversize windows looks out onto the busy street and allows plenty of people-watching opportunities. While the Norwegian founder, Else, is no longer alive, the mantle is ably assumed by Elliott Smith (her son) and partner Claude Pires, who've worked to retain the pub's original spirit and bonhomie. Though small, the expertly-manned kitchen run by Marielvi Falvino serves up moreish plates of house-made sausages, pork tacos, and mini quinoa burgers that pack a flavor-packed punch, served alongside an extensive beverage list. Stop by to discover why regulars and critics alike refer to Else's as "the Gem of the Plateau!"
Address:156 rue Roy Est, Montreal, H2W 1M2
phone:+1 514 286 6689
Taverne Square Dominion
Built in the 1920’s, Taverne Square Dominion is a friendly bistro with French Canadian cuisine with a British flair.
Open since 1927, they evolved flawlessly throughout the years from a Great Depression survivor to a men only gay bar tavern in the 70s. Their comforting French cuisine with British flair is a real delight and each plate is made with delicate attention. Nothing can go wrong after one or two of their craft cocktails so good locals travel downtown to enjoy.
Address:1243 Metcalfe, Montreal, H3B 2V5
phone:+514 564 5056
Tunnel Espresso Bar
Find the bright blue neon sign and start your day with a cup of their delicious organic coffee.
Enter Place Ville-Marie building across the street to reach Montreal Underground City. Turn right past the Starbucks and Victoria Dry Cleaners and go downstairs following Eaton Centre Tunnel sign. Further down on your left is a tiny third-wave café counter serving fair trade beans such as Phil & Sebastien and Kettel micro roasters. Its simply the best coffee around!
Address:Eaton Centre Tunnel, Montreal, H3B 3Y1
phone:+514 882 5288
A hip Mexican inspired tapas bar offering a variety of incredibly delicious tacos and high quality imported tequila.
From the moment you walk in, you will fall in love at first sight! This spot boasts colorful walls painted with beautiful murals, Mexican sugar skulls lined up behind the bar where they stock a variety of handpicked 100% pure agave tequila, and high and low tables. Enjoy delicious tacos while listening to the sweet sound of mariachi music.
Address:1206 Avenue Union, Montreal, H3B 3A7
phone:+(514) 419 9755
Avoid the generic food courts and try this verdant café known for its healthy gourmet pizzas and lovely weekend brunch.
The Café Parvis is a hip destination in the downtown area of Montreal. The owners of this cute spot decided not to paint the walls to keep the perfect industrial-chic look of the place and combined this image with a large pink marble bar, retro furniture and a variety of plants. This spot is open all-day and serves a fresh and seasonal cuisine.
Address:433 Mayor, Montreal, H3A 1N9
phone:+514 764 3589
On a sunny day or at sunset enjoy breathtaking views of the city from the chalet look-out point.
The city of Montreal was named after this mountain and is now a year-round beloved green haven in the city. In summer on Sundays, gather at the Jeanne-Mance park for the Tam Tam jams and in winter, tube and skate by the Beaver Lake. Although the Kondiaronk Belvedere at the chalet is the main and most photographed look-out point, you can explore the other secret summits : Westmount & Outremont.
Address:1260 Remembrance Road, Montreal, H3H 1A2
phone:+514 843 8240 ext. 0
Sit amongst exposed brick walls, minimalist chandeliers and plant life while enjoying delectable Asian fusion fare.
Hidden in a century-old building, this hidden gem can be easily missed when walking by but hard to forget once you walk in! Chef Olivier Vigneault offers a unique culinary experience by merging modern techniques with traditional flavours. Whether you are posted at "le comptoir" or sitting in their elegant, sunlit patio, it is impossible not to embrace the charm that Jatoba has to offer.
Address:1184 Place Phillips, Montreal, H3B 3C8
phone:+514 871 1184