We pre-screened the newest spots and trendiest events to make sure you enjoy the best of what Montreal has to offer this summer!

 

Bar George
1440 Drummond


Let’s be real, hotel bars are usually the last place you want to go to enjoy cocktails on a night out in the city. Well, things are about to change thanks to Bar George, freshly opened in the heart of downtown Montreal. Located inside a historic building – and apparently haunted – attached to the hotel Le Mount Stephen, the place has the charm of an old European pub with a round marble bar, stunning high ceilings and old paintings on the wall. The charming decor aside, the main reason why you need to pay a visit to Bar George is to try their killer signature cocktails, like their take on the classic Boulevardier.

 

Parma Café
1202 Bishop


Finding a place to eat authentic Italian food outside of Little Italy used to be almost impossible, until this cosy cafe opened last year. Serving great lunch options with everything made in-house – yes, even the bread – they make sure you get a real taste of Italy. We strongly recommend Parma Café’s tasty Panini, or one of their perfectly crispy Arancini – decadently delicious risotto balls in a crispy breadcrumb coating (pane in Italian). And make sure you save enough room for a cannolo – or grab one to go: you will thank us later.

 

Fashion and Design Festival
August 21 to August 26 – Place des Festivals


Taking place every summer in the city, the Fashion and Design Festival is a unique occasion for fashion lovers and insiders to come together to celebrate creativity and culture throughout diverse events and more than 50 fashion shows. The festival is a chance for many Canadian designers to showcase their work and vision to the public, along with being the largest outdoor happening in North America. Make sure you save some time in your schedule for their conferences, which give you privileged access to renowned key players in the fashion industry.

 

Mandy’s
425 Rue Saint Nicolas


Thanks to its brand new location in Old Montreal, Mandy’s is stepping up its game by adding a healthy breakfast menu along with a wine and beer list put together by Nora Gray’s principal sommelier. With a chic tropical feel and a terrace ready for super sunny days, the Old Montreal location is ready to satisfy all of your cravings with refreshing drinks and tasty dishes.

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