5 terraces where you can escape to for your next 5 à 7

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Montreal centre-ville

Terrasse 5 à 7
  • © Spritz cocktails on branch table

Do you know where the expression 5 à 7 comes from? Nothing very exciting here : it just comes from the omission of the word hour when giving the schedule. So between 5 pm and 7 pm. If we go by the somewhat dated idea that work finishes at 5 pm and dinner starts at 7pm, we’re actually talking about the 2-hour slot people have before they go home. However, with the rise of telecommuting, self-employed workers and flexible hours, the term is becoming more and more obsolete.

Therefore, here are 5 terraces where you can escape to for the time of one (or two) cocktails, whether it’s for a 4 à 6, 5 à 7, or 6 à 8. The perfect way to make a smooth transition before returning to reality.

Biiru

An Izakaya in the city center! That is to say: a Japanese brasserie with a beautiful, tasty, simple and cheap menu. Their list of signature cocktails developed by mixologist Lawrence Picard is short, but definitely worth a visit. It is also possible to share small dishes such as sashimi, dumplings and yakitoris. Biiru is the perfect place to meet up with friends on a warm and unpretentious terrace!

1433 City Council Street

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3 Amigos

You have something to celebrate? 3 Amigos’s terrace is sure to put you in a festive atmosphere as soon as you walk in. The restaurant is known for its generous portions of frozen margaritas, daiquiris and piña coladas and Mexican specialties to share. Whether it’s for a birthday, a promotion or just to mark a good day, this is the place to go to add a little joy and celebration to your Happy Hour.

1657 Sainte-Catherine Street W

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3 amigos
3 amigos
3 amigos

Cloakroom Bar

The chic and mysterious speakeasy hidden inside Maison Cloakroom, an upscale tailor/barber shop, now has a small and friendly terrace on the de la Montagne, which is super handy for grabbing a quick drink after a meeting downtown, just before heading home. Plus, if you feel like shopping for a new suit, a qualified gentleman will be there to guide you.

2175 rue de la Montagne, bureau 100

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Bar Furco

The perfect place to make the transition between work and home: Furco bar’s terrace is a chic and affordable haven. Catch up with a friend and sip a on a glass of wine from their private import list and/or your drink of choice as you unwind from a long day. Feeling like a snack? It’s also possible to order starters, pizzas and salads to share.

425 Mayor Street

Bar Furco
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Bar Furco
Bar Furco

Kampai Garden

Feeling like drinking and snacking on delightful delicacies in a festive atmosphere? Meet up with your friends on Kampai Garden’s large terrace : a chic Asian beer garden in the city center. Their small plates are delicious and perfect for sharing and cocktails can be ordered by the glass, or by the pitcher (yes, yes). In addition, the staff, always very friendly, offer a warm welcome and impeccable service.

1616 Sainte-Catherine Street W

Kampai Garden
Kampai Garden
Kampai Garden

With the support of Ville-Marie borough