13 Jul 2023

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Little-known or hidden spots in Old Montreal

Little-known or hidden spots in Old Montreal

Think you know your way around Old Montreal? Have you ever tried those restaurants or visited those stores a little more hidden in the historic district? Here are a few lesser-known spots that are definitely worth a visit.

La Traversée, 535, de la Commune Street East

This restaurant aboard the Bota Bota spa offers simple dishes made with local ingredients and fresh flavors. Enjoy the magnificent view of Old Montreal, as well as a wine list featuring private imports from Quebec and beyond. Gourmet packages are available if you'd like to make a relaxing stop at the Bota Bota spa at the same time.

Misty Morning Florals, 229 Notre-Dame Street West

Misty Morning Florals is a boutique specializing in fresh and dried floral arrangements, located in The Boho Lab boutique. Here, you can create your own bouquet to decorate your home, such as beautiful pampas branches and dried eucalyptus to hang in the shower.

Maison Pépin alley, 378, Saint-Paul Street West

Maison Pépin's magnificent alleyway looks like something straight out of Pinterest. Its brick arch decorated with lights and plants will make you feel like you're in a movie. What's more, every Thursday during the summer, you'll find a farmer's market from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., where you can buy an abundance of fresh vegetables direct from local producers.

LOFT Club Beauté café, 59, de Brésoles Street

LOFT Club Beauté is a modern personal care salon and spa established in Old Montreal since 2017. To enhance your beauty experience, you can order a hot or cold beverage at the LOFT Bar & Café, located directly on the premises. A choice of delicious beverages to enjoy on site or to take away.

Magasin Général Walk-In, 34, Saint-Paul Street West

The Magasin Général is a well-known boutique in Old Montreal where you can find delicately selected decorative objects, but have you heard of its fashion version, the Walk-In? Located in the basement of Magasin Général, this boutique offers women's fashion accessories.

Old Montreal's hidden bars

The Coldroom, Saint-Vincent Street

Inspired by the Prohibition era, this bar is renowned for its impressive cocktail menu. The experienced bartenders will blow your mind. To find this hidden spot on rue Saint-Vincent, just follow the duck and press the bell!

Clandestino, 436, Saint-François Xavier Street

This bar is hidden away in the basement of Venice and Boho, and offers 30 seats in a unique atmosphere. Its hushed, speakeasy-style decor is reminiscent of the speakeasies of the time, and its impressive menu features tequilas and mezcals that can be enjoyed as platters or original cocktails.

Nhâu Bar, 600 William Street

This Asian-inspired bar is located beneath the Há restaurant. The rich, sophisticated cocktail menu was imagined by Tao Zrafi and Maxime Daraize, and perfectly complements the menu concocted by chef Ross Louangsignotha! You'll be transported to another universe with every visit.

Vandale, 120 McGill Street

Here, both your eyes and your mouth will enjoy an unforgettable experience. Chef Alex Payon and bar chef Jake Cristofaro ensure unparalleled service with a tapas-style menu and dishes made from local produce.

Velvet, 426 Saint-Gabriel St.

Inside the Auberge Saint-Gabriel, along a candlelit stone corridor, you'll find Velvet, one of Montreal's hippest clubs. If you like techno, house, electro and pop music, this is the place to be on your next night out.

Stilllife, 640 Saint-Paul St. West

You'll find this bar hidden away in an alleyway on Saint-Paul Street West. To gain access, you'll have to wait for someone to open the door, as it's locked. Stilllife is an intoxicating experience that will stimulate all your senses, as the trio behind the bar want to convey the idea that life should be savored.

N.B.: Would your business fit into this list, but is not mentioned here Don’t hesitate to write to us at info@sdcvieuxmontreal.com and we would be happy to add it here.

Photos : Stilllife, Nhau Bar et Bota Bota