Montreal is a diverse collection of eclectic neighbourhoods filled with wonderful things to do and see. Here are our picks of five great things to do in five of our favourite hoods in January.
Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Perhaps Montreal’s most well-known neighbourhood you’d need to spend a great deal of time on the Plateau if you wanted to try every restaurant, visit every shop and see every site. A great place to start it all is at Le Lab cocktail bar. Le Lab features some of the city’s best cocktails and a slew of our favourite bartenders that have more than a few acrobatic tricks up their sleeves. Come for the cocktails and stay for the show. 1351 Rue Rachel
The Gay Village
Renard is part of a renaissance that’s currently happening in the Village and we couldn’t be happier about it. Featuring a concise menu of snacks, a great wine list, fab cocktail and one of the buzziest atmospheres in the city, Renard is already the hottest spot in the neighbourhood. Whether you’re people watching or gabbing with your crew, Renard needs to be on your hit list. 1272 Rue Sainte-Catherine E
Seeing Montreal from the top of the world is pretty undesirable unless you use the words breathtaking, awe-inducing and wow. The view from Au Sommet, a rooftop viewing deck/restaurant/museum opened last summer and has to be seen to be believed. The view of our city, and beyond, is spectacular and when you’re not gawking at the mountain or the river or the city, you can go grab a drink and a bite at Les Enfants Terrible. You will not be disappointed. 3 Place Ville Marie
Having kicked off on January 5th and running until February 5th, Happening Gourmand is a great way to try a new restaurant in Old Montreal or revisit an old favourite. Nine restaurants including Maggie Oakes, Suite 701, BEVO and more feature special set menus at great prices. It’s another great reason to spend a little time in one of our favourite Montreal neighbourhoods.
Griffintown continues to dazzle us with how much creativity Montrealers can pack into one neighbourhood. Bird Bar recently had its smash opening where hundreds of hungry Montrealers crowded the restaurant to get a taste of their specialty, fried chicken and champagne. The restaurant features much more than fried chicken but a visit to the restaurant for a delicious meal of southern comfort food will be well worth your time. Bird Bar, you had me at fried chicken. 1800 Rue Notre-Dame O
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