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These Montreal Bars and Restaurants Will Keep You Cozy and Warm on Their Beautiful Terraces All Year Round

Keeping a terrace open during Montreal’s winter may seem like a fool’s dream but these local bars and restaurants defy the odds keeping the fun going all year round. Let us face it Montreal’s Winters are brutal, they are cold, snow-filled, and unpredictable making many of us dream of warm summer days. 

Montreal is known for how it comes alive during summer and how easily you can find a terrace to enjoy a drink or bite to eat across the city. Nearly all the terraces have to bid adieu once fall comes along with frosty winds foreboding that winter is coming but there these gems that resist the cold. 

Ingenuity is the name of the game and by adding some well-placed heaters and well-insulated solariums suddenly you can have a night on the terrace in the middle of winter. Here is our list of the best terraces in Montreal you can enjoy during winter whether you are looking to dine or party.

Don B Comber 

Location: 3616 St Laurent Blvd, Montreal, Quebec H2X 2V4


Don B Comber is found on Saint Laurent Boulevard and has been rocking the street since “?’” and one of their main attractions is their rooftop terrace. During summer, their rooftop terrace has no roof allowing you to gaze the stars high up above you while sipping your favorite drinks and listening to DJ’s blast your favorite songs. 

In Winter, the action does not stop when they heaters are turned on and a massive glass skylight is placed over the terrace, so you don’t have to worry about snow messing up your air. No matter the weather outside the terrace is always open!

Pigeon Cafe

Location: 5625 Av de Monkland, Montréal, QC H4A 1E2, Canada


If there ever was an eclectic café/eatery in Montreal the Pigeon Café, is it. Not only can you have one of the delicious coffees which they have branded as the worlds worst coffee you can enjoy a wide range of dishes to fill your belly. 

Even as temperature drop outside their terrace will continue to bustle with people protected from the elements using strategically place space heaters. Every week you can enjoy a new chef’s special that is sure to satisfy your hunger. 

Bistro La Franquette

Location: 374 Av. Victoria, Westmount, QC H3Z 2N4, Canada 


Combining fine dining with a casual approach is the preferred method of service at Bistro La Franquette. French Cuisine is the primary inspiration for most of the tasty dishes on a menu that changes weekly. Every visit can be a unique culinary experience! Their terrace uses space heaters to keep temperatures cozy while you feast. It has its limitations because the terrace is not designed to withstand the most brutal of temperatures. Always call ahead of time.

Burgundy Lion 

Location: 2496 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H3J 1N5, Canada 


The Burgundy Lion is one if not one of the best places to watch soccer and all sports all year-round while enjoying classic English cuisine. This British Pub is a mainstay in Montreal and is considered an integral part of the community at large hosting charity events to help those who cannot help themselves. Their terrace rocks all year round and there is nothing better than throwing down a cold pint of beer while watching the snowfall.

Café Gentile Westmount

Location: 4126 Rue Sainte-Catherine, Westmount, QC H3Z 1P4, Canada


Italians are not fans of frigid temperatures, so it comes as no surprise that Café Gentile has a completely covered terrace for you to enjoy even in January. Café Gentile serves up warm espressos to help get your day going and at lunch, they serve up amazing sandwiches and salads. Their Dinner menu opens up to distinctive styles of dishes that include pasta, fish, and meat. 

Maison Boulud

Location: 1228 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3G 1H6, Canada


Found on the ground floor of the Ritz Carlton Hotel you can certainly expect Maison Boulud to have satisfied your elevated expectations. Like the Ritz Carlton hotel which is luxurious so is the beautiful Veranda terrace of Maison Boulud which can withstand the worst of Montreal’s winters. The view is picturesque and so is their French cuisine that will leave your mouth watering for days. 


Location: 1184 Place Phillips, Montréal, QC H3B 3C8, Canada


Jatoba spared no expense to winterize one of Montreal’s most romantic terraces. Jatoba’s perfectly tempered terrace is adorned with beautiful greenery that allows you to forget the frozen hellscape outdoors. Asian-inspired dishes await your palate that incorporates varying styles of cooking ranging from dumplings to duck confit and filet mignon. 


Location: 1045 Avenue Laurier O, Outremont, QC H2V 2L1, Canada


A cozy French bistro might be what the doctor ordered to help you nurse away the winter blues and Lemeac and its fully covered terrace are waiting for you. Since 2001 Lemeac has explored French cuisine and shared its amazing plates with foodies ever since. No matter the time of year you can spoil your tastebuds. 


Location: 1201 Av. Van Horne, Outremont, QC H2V 1K4, Canada


Damas is one of those restaurants that everyone in Montreal or traveling to our great city needs to experience. Syrian cuisine is on the menu and is one the tastiest middle eastern restaurants you can ever find. Getting a reservation requires patience and planning but with the addition of a covered terrace that functions all year round your odds of grabbing a table improve. Everything from the décor to the presentations of your dishes will have you raving about Damas for years to come.