Rooftop bars Montreal

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8 best rooftop bars in Montreal [2022 update]


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Last updated: July 20, 2021


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 Montreal rooftop?

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 fot the party animals and something for the epicureans. Just scroll down and find the Montreal rooftop bar best suited for you.

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Rooftop bar Montreal Terrasse Place D'Armes in Montreal

Terrasse Place D'Armes

$$$ | 8th floor | Old Montreal
  • Highlights
  • Great atmosphere
  • Lunch + Dinner + Drinks
  • Popular

Perched on top of the amazing Hotel Place D'Armes in the the heart of old Montreal, this lovely rooftop bar is an urban oasis and a true summer destination, offering fantastic views over Place d’Armes square and the downtown skyline. Serving lunch, dinner, crafted cocktails, a large selection of wines and everything in between, the roof terraces is stylish and modern in decoration. Enjoy a long lunch in the sun or relaxing evening cocktails with friends in the sophisticated and vibrant atmosphere, usually complemented with a live DJ.

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, weekend brunch or dinner & cocktails. 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 the blackberry pizza.

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 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 sunny lunch, 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

Perché Bar Terrasse

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

A lush and sophisticated 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

$$$ | 11th floor | Downtown Montreal
  • Highlights
  • Lounge vibes
  • Two levels
  • Rooftop plunge pool

This is a two-level Montreal rooftop lounge and restaurant 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 on comes with both a rooftop plunge pool and panoramic views over the Montreal skyline. Perfect lounge vibes to gather a group of friends and enjoy drinks, bistro-style fare and views.

Rooftop bar Montreal Tokyo Bar in Montreal

Tokyo Bar

$$$ | 2nd floor | Milton Park
  • Highlights
  • Nightclub
  • Party atmosphere
  • Two rooftop patios

One of Montreal's hottest nightspots, located in Plateau-Mont-Royal just off downtown. This is a place where the younger Montreal party elit gathers every weekend to party and and have a good time. If the weather is nice you can be sure the terrace is full of people and the atmosphere on top. Urban chic in decor, the wooden decked terrace offers alright views among the city's skyscrapers, but in all honestly you don't come for the view, but for the party vibes and fun times.

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This guide was made by The Rooftop Guide, the world's leading experts on rooftop bars. With over 600 rooftops visited over the last two years, we keep you up to date in the ever growing universe of rooftop venues.

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City info

Rooftop bar Montreal

Rooftop-grade: 6/10
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 because it’s very common that they organize rooftop parties on most of the terraces here, every now and then.

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.