It started with a bar, then there was the wine shop and finally the butcher. The three businesses of the Mamie “empire” are located on rue Beaubien, between Drolet and Henri-Julien. Each has its terrace, its menu, its kitchen, its staff. United by large garlands of lights, the approximately 80 outdoor spaces bring life to this sector of Petite-Patrie. We only tried the kitchen (open late!) and cellar at Bar Mamie, with its boards, small plates and excellent artisan wines. Reservations are not accepted, we advise you to arrive early or late (not at 7pm!) to get a table outside. Closed on Tuesdays.

When Alexandraplatz announced its closure, we thought it was over for this unique space in Mile-Ex. But the Bar Wills, with its brasserie, took over last summer, with a fine selection of cocktails, beers (the house one is still pending) and natural wines. The terrace now has welcome shaded areas. The interior, with its large garage door, is more protected from the sun while letting the summer in. Open Thursday to Monday, from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m., it also allows you to have a snack thanks to the New Palace truck, Winneburger, which sets up there from 5:30 p.m.

Supernat, this very pleasant wine bar in Hochelaga, has just celebrated its first anniversary. This will therefore be the second summer of its pretty terrace signed Ménard Dworkind (MRDK), which combines concrete, wood and white and green mosaic resembling that of the interior. We come here morning, noon or evening for coffee, wine and Japanese-inspired sandwiches (sandos). Open 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The term “well-kept secret” no longer really describes jjacques cocktail bar. The entrance to the establishment remains well hidden in the Saint-Roch district of Quebec, but too many people talk about it – for good! — so as not to know of its existence. From June 10, the place will be much more visible as the Terrasse des anges will occupy the pedestrian portion of rue Notre-Dame-des-Anges, just opposite. However, it is a distinct concept which, in addition to offering wines by the glass, cocktails and tapas, offers artistic events, tastings and various games. Every evening in good weather, from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The friendly wine bar BarBara, in Saint-Henri, has just improved its offer on the terrace, and in a rather original way, thank you! Its most unloved side (facing Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier Park) has taken on the air of a beach, with an outdoor bar, pebbles on the ground, plants and other cacti. Tropical atmosphere guaranteed! A simplified menu also offers a few occasional cocktails (margarita, negroni, sangria), canned beers and wine by the glass. To snack, while waiting for a table on the busy main terrace or inside, some gourmet “snacks” to put in your mouth: antipasti misti, fried squid, or why not oysters? Terrace open from 4 p.m. to “late” every day, and for lunch on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Regulars of the Cafellini café, in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, have been asking for it for a while. Their wish is now granted. A week ago, the busy establishment on rue de Montarville inaugurated its redesigned and improved terrace. “We wanted to make it really warmer,” says co-owner Jordan Myall. About thirty seats arranged under a large pergola welcome customers wishing to enjoy a sandwich or sip a coffee, rain or shine. “It allows you to be outside even in the rain. We tested it last week,” laughs her mother, Johanne Houle, also co-owner. And if the mercury doesn’t make you want to drink a hot drink, smoothies, lemonades and other homemade frozen drinks are also on the menu. Wines and beers will be added to the offer very soon.

Perched above the singular Duluth Avenue, near Saint-Laurent Boulevard, Bar Suzanne is a charming address with a well-established reputation. Its terrace, extended this year to be accessible to people with reduced mobility, welcomes an eclectic clientele who come to quench their thirst on the cheap. To eat, dumplings made on site with original combinations, but accessible to more classic palates. To drink, a selection of natural wines and refreshing cocktails. Our favorite: the Paper Monkey, a concoction made with banana bourbon, amaro and pink peppercorn syrup, recently added to the menu.

The group La Tanière shone with a thousand lights at the Gala des Lauriers. Not only was François-Emmanuel Nicol, who runs his flagship restaurant, La Tanière⁠3, voted Chef of the Year, but Caroline Beaulieu, from Le Légende, was also named Sommelier of the Year. The group also has another pearl to discover, in the Old Capital: L’Orygine. The bistro, which puts forward fresh seasonal cuisine, offers this summer a magnificent terrace enclosed in the stone walls steeped in history, a real hidden gem that offers a view of the river and the Old Port. .

The terrace season is also an opportunity to dress up to go out with friends and girlfriends, to party… and to be seen. Fancy a jet set evening? These novelties will satisfy your desires!