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Rooftop Bars Montreal

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Montreal Rooftop Guide

Updated:September 2, 2023

When the first sign of spring (finally) arrives, there is only one way to look: upwards, to the Montreal rooftop bars. During the warmer months, this is really a great rooftop city, with lots of elevated terraces and patios offering rooftop brunch, sunny lunch, late night cocktails and fantastic views. But which is the best terrasse Montreal?

With this complete guide you'll find the best Montreal rooftops, packed with all info you need about each terrasse: opening hours, dress code, photos, locations and much more. From downtown Monteal to the Old Port, something for the party animals and something for the epicureans. Just scroll down and find the rooftop Montreal bar best suited for you.

The list

14 best rooftop bars in Montreal

Rooftop bar Montreal Terrasse William Gray in Montreal

Terrasse William Gray

$$$ | 8th floor | Old Montreal
  • Highlights
  • Panoramic views
  • Stylish
  • Weekend brunch

Perched on top of the William Gray Hotel in the heart of Old Montreal, this is a very stylish rooftop bar, and a true summertime hot-spot. Modern and sleek in setting, the terrace offers amazing panoramic views over pretty much all of the city. With friendly service and an urban-chic vibe, Terrasse William Gray is a great Montreal rooftop destination for many occasions, be it a long and tasty weekend brunch, a sunset date or nightly lounge vibes with a group of friends.

Rooftop bar Montreal Terrasse sur L’Auberge in Montreal

Terrasse sur L’Auberge

$$$ | 5th floor | Old Montreal
  • Highlights
  • Classy & relaxed
  • Sunset views
  • Great Sangria

Located right by the Old Port of Montreal, this is probably the best rooftop bar Montreal has to offer when it comes to grand, historical and diverse views. Up here you get lovely sights of the Old Port and St. Lawrence River in one direction and St. Paul Street in the other. Apart from views, the rooftop is most famous for its great selection of Sangria. Served in both glass and pitchers, you can choose from red, white, melon or bubbly.

Rooftop bar Montreal Perché Bar Terrasse in Montreal


$$$ | 4th floor | Old Montreal
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop oasis
  • Californian vibes
  • Lovely views

A lush and sophisticated urban rooftop oasis, set above the bustling Place Jacques-Cartier in Old Montreal. Reminiscent of a Californian lounge, Perché rooftop really brings a large slice of summerish vibes to Montreal. Green and colorful, here you can enjoy a warm, vibrant and welcoming ambiance, along with fresh street-food-style dishes, a global wine list and seasonal cocktails & mocktails.

Rooftop bar Montreal AIR Rooftop Terrace in Montreal

AIR Rooftop Terrace

$$$ | 12th floor | Downtown Montreal
  • Highlights
  • Lounge vibes
  • Two levels
  • Skyline views

This sleek rooftop summer destination is set on top of the Renaissance Montreal, right in the heart of the city. The lower level is partially covered and home to the vibrant rooftop bar, while the upper deck is open-air and comes with both a rooftop plunge pool and panoramic views over the Montreal skyline. Surrounded with great lounge vibes, this is a prime Montreal rooftop to gather a group of friends and enjoy views, a beverage collection including signature cocktails and Californian style cuisine.

Rooftop bar Montreal Terrasse h3 in Montreal

Terrasse h3

$$$$ | 9th floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Vibrant summer schedule
  • Chill vibes only
  • Rooftop pool

Found at the Humaniti Hotel in the heart of downtown Montreal, the modern eatery h3 comes with a lush and stylish summer rooftop, called Terrasse h3. Described as a 'seaside destination', this is an urban escape where you can settle down in the comfy lounge furniture or by the glittering rooftop pool, and enjoy amazing views over the downtown skyscrapers. Indulge in seasonal and mouth-watering dishes, complemented with refreshing and crafted signature cocktails and an impressive wine list, all with a side of chill vibes only.

Rooftop bar Montreal Nacarat in Montreal


$$$$ | 3rd floor | Downtown Montreal
  • Highlights
  • Cocktail heaven
  • Stylish
  • Local DJs

On the 3rd floor of hotel Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, right in downtown Montreal, you find a heaven for any cocktail-lover. The beautfiul Nacarat is a vibrant cocktail lounge and rooftop bar, serving a wide selection of unique and perfectly crafted creations. Add a wide range of other premium drinks and some tasty bar bites, and you have an upscale and trendy al-fresco venue, perfect for a stylish after work or a fun night out.

Rooftop bar Montreal Terrasse Place D'Armes in Montreal

Terrasse Place D'Armes

$$$ | 8th floor | Old Montreal
  • Highlights
  • Great atmosphere
  • Summer hot-spot
  • Popular

Perched on top of the Hotel Place D'Armes in the the heart of old Montreal, the lovely Terrasse Place D'Armes is an urban oasis and a true summer destination, offering fantastic views over Place d’Armes square and the downtown skyline. Order the house special Raspberry Mojito, boozy ice pops or some sangria, or try something from the tasty bistro menu, accompanied by the golden hour and a sophisticated atmosphere.

Rooftop bar Montreal Les Enfants Terribles in Montreal

Les Enfants Terribles

$$$$ | 44th floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Familiar & festive
  • 360° views
  • Highest

The local bistro chain Les Enfants Terribles can be found at several places around Quebec, but it is the one on top of the Place Ville Marie office and shopping complex you should aim for to get a truly sky-high experience. 44 floors above downton Montreal, mixing indoor and lush outdoor seating, here you are surrounded with panoramic 360° views over the city and river. Sleek and stylish, but with a familiar and festive atmosphere, the rooftop menu includes a large selection of comfort food, and a full bar offering everything from crafted cocktails to wines.

Rooftop bar Montreal Terrasse Nelligan in Montreal

Terrasse Nelligan

$$$ | 5th floor | Old Montreal
  • Highlights
  • Amazing views
  • Vibrant
  • Weekend brunch

The chic and swanky Terrasse Nelligan serves some fantastic views over the Old Port, St. Lawrence River and the Notre-Dame Basilica. Among other things. Set on top of the classic Hotel Nelligan, this Montreal rooftop also offers an extensive selection of food and drinks, as lunch, dinner or just thirst-quenching drinks. Try some of the creative and well-made cocktails or the famous clear sangria, and fill up the belly with premium cuts of meat or refreshing appetizers.

Rooftop bar Montreal Terrasse Carla in Montreal

Terrasse Carla

$$$ | 6th floor | Chinatown
  • Highlights
  • French & Vietnamese influences
  • New 2022
  • Old Montreal views

Perched on the 6th floor of the Hampton Inn Montreal Downtown, Terrasse Carla is a new addition to the Montreal rooftop scene, opening in May 2022. Found at the southern edge of Chinatown, the rooftop is a mix of sleek marble surfaces and lush vegetation, as well as covered and open-air seating. All surrounded with amazing views over the Old Montreal skyline. The rooftop offers a menu filled with French and Vietnamese flavours, complemented with higly creative cocktails, and trendy lounge vibes.

Rooftop bar Montreal Labo Culinaire - Foodlab in Montreal

Labo Culinaire - Foodlab

$$$ | 3rd floor | Quartier des Spectacles
  • Highlights
  • Charming
  • Local & organic
  • Hidden gem

Found at the Société des Arts Technologiques, Labo Culinaire is somewhat of a hidden Montreal rooftop gem, offering an inventive and local selection of cuisine and drinks. The charming third floor terrace comes filled with communal tables, and surrounded with views over the surrounding skyscrapers and the next door (and very impressive) Stratosphere. Gather for a sunny after work and enjoy an evolving menu filled with organic, local and seasonal products, complemented with a carefully curated wine list, and a creative cocktail list focused on local distilleries.

Rooftop bar Montreal Marcus Restaurant + Terrace in Montreal

Marcus Restaurant + Terrace

$$$$ | 3rd floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Stylish
  • Morning to night
  • Lush terrace

One of Montreal’s hottest destinations to dine, drink and connect in style, created by the visionary chef Marcus Samuelsson. While the venue might not be on top of the Four Seasons Hotel Montreal, the third floor location still means great views over downtown and the iconic Leonard Cohen mural. Especially from the lush and covered terrace, blending with the marble-stylish interior. Taking the traditional brasserie in exciting new directions, Marcus is open from breakfast and weekend brunch, through lunch and dinner to late-night cocktails.

Rooftop bar Montreal Taverne Atlantic in Montreal

Taverne Atlantic

$$$ | 2nd floor | Mile-Ex
  • Highlights
  • Retro trendy
  • Vibrant
  • Unpretentious food

Taverne Atlantic brings a mix of trendy and comfy vibes to Montreal’s Mile Ex. Part with an Art Deco and retro inspired interior, and part with a lush and charming rooftop terrace. Chic and a bit quirky, the terrace mixes plants, bistro style seating and lawn games with beautiful views over the surroundings. Enjoy creative signature cocktails, an impressive selection beers, as well as sustainable wines and a snack style bar menu, perfect for some relaxing and sunny drinks, a date night, or a vibrant and fun late night with friends.

Rooftop bar Montreal Club Unity in Montreal

Club Unity

$$$ | 4th floor | Gay Village
  • Highlights
  • Nightclub + Rooftop
  • 360° views
  • Vibrant

The tri-level Club Unity is mostly famous for being a vibrant venue where everybody are welcome to enjoy late night fun, over two dancefloors and in the VIP lounge. But we would argue that the prime spot is the top floor rooftop terrasse Montreal. Open and airy, the wooden decked rooftop has its own bar, and comes surrounded with fantastic 360° views over the city skyline. During the summer months, the rooftop invites for refreshing cocktails and bites in a vibrant and festive atmosphere.

Rikard Fredricson
Rikard Fredricson

Rikard has spent the last 10 years exploring, enjoying, researching and working with rooftop venues. During these years he has visited more than 700 rooftops across the globe. The experience he has gained is used to create helpful, in-depth and accessible content, and to share his knowledge and rooftop expertise with fellow rooftop-lovers.

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City info

Rooftop bar Montreal

Rooftop-grade: 7/10

Prime season: May-Sep

Residents: 4 millions

Climate: humid continental

The climate in Montreal varies greatly. From cold and rainy winters to hot and humid summers. As a result of this, the rooftop bars in Montreal are only open during the warmer months of spring, summer and autumn.

There are a lot of good terrace bars located in this fine city. Often with good views and central locations.

The atmosphere is usually very festive, and it’s very common that there are rooftop parties on most of the terraces in Montreal.

You can get incredibly cool pictures when the annual fireworks festival takes place in the city. So, which is the best rooftop bar in Montreal? Check out our map of the best rooftop bar in Montreal, and find the ones closest to your destination.

About Montreal

Montreal is Canada's second largest city. It is very famous for its multicultural population, where the French culture and language has a great influence. It is often said that Montreal is the city with the most French-speaking people in the world after Paris. The city is also a center for major international events and festivals. The Olympic Games, jazz festivals and Formula 1 Grand Prix are just some of the major events that are held here. The city is currently governed by a mayor.