Soak up the rest of the season with outdoor dining, art festivals and live music at Time Out Market
Time Out #6 | Thursday 3 September, 2020
The best streets in Montréal for outdoor dining
If you’ve been living off of delivery for the last six months, you’re missing out: The entire city’s one great big terrasse, and there’s only so much time left to take advantage of it. From pedestrianized streets to a Chinatown oasis with some seriously beachy vibes, these are the best streets in the city for outdoor dining right now. Get out there and show our city’s restaurants and bars some love.
Escape into nature with the best cabin Airbnbs near Montréal
Whether you want to get outside the city limits now, or you’re already planning for the upcoming colder months, you’re going to want to check out these sweet getaways. Save yourself a spot atop misty mountainsides, alongside crystal clear lakes with private beaches, in treehouses or—and we’re not joking about this last one—spas in the middle of the woods. All of them are within no more than three hours of Montréal.
What to check out this month
Sept 9-19 Take a cocktail crawl across the city
More than 25 Montréal bars are participating in this year’s edition of Invasion Cocktail’s massive mixology festival. Grab a free passport for 20% off exclusive drink menus, attend in-person bartending classes, and hit up a one-night-only pop-up bar in Griffintown. If you’d rather stay home but you’re still thirsty, there are virtual workshops that come with cocktail kits delivered directly to your door.
The best of the rest:
Today-Sept 5 Last chance to experience SAT Fest: The Société des arts technologiques is screening seven short, mind-bending films in its 360-degree spherical projection room (plus a dinner-and-a-movie option from Labo Culinaire). It’s escapism at its finest.

Sept 8-13 Get digital with MUTEK’s music fest and interactive art gallery: MUTEK’s hybrid festival will combine in-person performances with an all-new livestreaming platform. Explore more than 100 artists’ worth of music, see visuals in an interactive art gallery, and enjoy escaping into one alternate dimension after another.

Sept 9-13 Walk through Artch’s open gallery in the heart of downtown: 19 visual artists and three performing artists, all contemporary and emerging on the scene, will be gathering at an open-air pop-up art gallery in Dorchester Square daily from noon to 7pm. Time to get out there, explore and support the work of artists—all of their work will be for sale too.
What’s new in food?
Slowly but surely, summer’s coming to an end. If that sobering fact doesn’t get you up and out the door, maybe this will: There’s only one month left to experience the most perfect terrasse in town right now from a collaboration between La Banquise and Pit Caribou near La Fontaine Park. Grab some crafty pints as you chow down on huge piles of the best poutine in town, and enjoy it to the very last last drop and bite. It’s the perfect place to forget that 2020 sucks.

Plus, here’s four of our top foodie picks you will want to check out this month.
Cabaret l’Enfer
The former chef of Le Mousso has plans for an address that’s one part wine bar, one part high-concept tasting menus. Here’s why it’s the most anticipated restaurant opening of 2021.
Chez Layla
The clock’s ticking on Atwater Market’s outdoor dining, so plan the perfect Lachine Canal picnic with this super-deilcious, super-cheap spot that just opened this season.
Bucky Rooster’s
This new pop-up in Saint-Henri from Arthurs Nosh Bar is all winner winner, chicken dinner: Learn how to get your hands on late night pies ‘n’ thighs unlike any other right here.
Farm-to-table spots
Plan a foodie road trip or romantic escape with these destinations for dining in orchards, on farmlands and inside of greenhouses, all with skilled chefs cooking only what’s in season.
What’s happening at
Time Out Market Montréal
Labour Day weekend’s on its way, and the forecast is showing sun and temps in the 20s. If you’re on the lookout for holiday plans and you’re going to be spending it in the city, here’s a tip: Use this picnic planning guide built from the best sharing dishes—one from each eatery—from the Market for group hangouts and romantic get togethers. All you need is a blanket, a couple bottles, and good company.
Follow up that next shopping spree with this slick terrasse
Time to dine al fresco on the best in the city. Time Out Market Montréal has partnered up with XP_MTL to provide the Market’s first-ever terrasse—along with some free entertainments, rickshaw rides ’round the downtown core, and more. All you need to do is order up with the app, grab, and go.
Feel Good Fridays and Saturday Jazz: Music at the market
Since the beginning of August, the Market has been creating space for local artist and DJs to get out and show the city what they’re made of. Grab a drink and groove to some happy hour beats on Fridays, or class it up with jazz on Saturdays—see the full monthly schedule here.
Love the city you’re in
These are the all-time best movies set
in Montréal
Lights, camera, Montréal: You may have seen this city as a backdrop in a lot of American productions—masquerading as Manhattan or some miscellaneous European city—but this town has also inspired local and international filmmakers as a setting in its own right. Add these films to your watch list and see the 514 from a whole new perspective.
Good news you can use
The Biodôme reopened on August 31 with a new look and new animals
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This artist’s drawings of Montréal are catching fire online—take a look
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Montréal is now home to the world’s largest urban rooftop greenhouse and farm in the world
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Watch classic movie screenings with wine on this Little Italy bar’s terrasse
every Monday
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Sun, sand, surf and no quarantine restrictions: Canadians can now travel
to Hawaii
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Catch a glimpse of huge marionette performances in Verdun
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Not-so-fun fact: Winter is coming. Start booking trips to the chalet now while
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