The Best Bars for Father’s Day
While our article on the best restaurants for Father’s Day has been online for a few days, we think it may be interesting to talk about the best bars for Father’s Day, to have an aperitif just before dinner. Whatever some offers interesting options. Once again, don’t forget that if you want to celebrate in the Montréal area, Father’s Day takes place at the same time as the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Canada. We are more into spirit bars, an article on wine bars will follow.
The Nacarat at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, cocktails and luxury
For Nacarat this summer, you have two options depending on the temperature. If the weather is nice, the indoor bar is closed and everything happens on the terrace. If it’s raining, it’s the opposite. Either way, you will be winners. The Nacarat terrace, which celebrates its 5th anniversary in 2022, is, with its view of Place Ville-Marie, a must. The cocktails are good, the BBQ grill is perfect with choices that will satisfy the biggest appetites, not to mention the champagne that can flow freely.
The 132 Bar Vintage, Gold Mine in Ahuntsic
The passion of the owner, Mr. Jean-Maxime Giguère, for scotches, is matched only by his pleasure in sharing them with his customers. Moreover, every first Tuesday of the month, the team opens a rare bottle to share with their customers, at a competitive price. A magnificent little nest in Ahuntsic. Your father may find his new neighbourhood bar there.
The Cloakroom, a Hidden Bar that your Father will Love
Welcome to the world of speakeasies. Hidden in the boutique of the same name on rue de la Montagne, this intimate little bar with fewer than 30 seats doesn’t really have a menu. Your father will be able to say what he likes and a cocktail will be made just for him. A great experience. Be patient and arrive early, it’s very small and the wait can be long.
The Coldroom and the El Pequeño: Two Moods with Excellents Cocktails
It’s hard to forget this duo. Another hidden bar, the Coldroom, where all the cocktails are delicious. It’s really in a basement, so your dad wouldn’t have to be claustrophobic. For the second, it is the smallest bar in Eastern Canada. Recently awarded 29th position among the 50 best bars in North America, you will certainly not be disappointed, especially if you are a rum aficionado.
Atwater Cocktail Club, a Hidden Neighbourhood Bar with Awesome Food
The ACC might make you think it’s not the most masculine bar with its pink couches, but think again! The bar is impressive and it’s warm. You’ll love the banquettes that will transport your dad into a disco atmosphere. And when it comes to cocktails, it’s among the best places in Montreal. It is also related to the Foiegwa, so expect excellent food.
Le Royal, Hidden under the Avenue
Another bar hidden in a magnificent basement on Mont-Royal Avenue this time. Little brother of the Rouge Gorge, wine bar located on the ground floor, the cocktails will satisfy your father. Another haunt for Scotch lovers.
Stilllife, a Different Menu for an Intimate Cocktail
More or less hidden bar in Old Montreal. Minimalist decor, but beautiful highlighting the bar. The place is very large and intimate at the same time. Originally created by the Cloakroom team. A nice cate of small starters.
Le Mal Nécessaire, Exoticism in Chinatown
Here, exoticism is predominant. From the tiki-style cocktails that mix with the small Asian dishes at the Fung Shing just upstairs, your dad will certainly enjoy visiting this secret little gem in Chinatown.
Le 4e Mur, did your Father ever want to be a Secret Agent?
Welcome to the detectives’ secret bar (this will give you a clue how to find it). We find ourselves in the spirit of the 1930s with this bar where jazz and burlesque intertwine. Cocktails have always been the strong point of Le 4e Mur. Small, but oh so pleasant to meet there. You can also enjoy their magnificent terrace.
Club Pelicano,a Little Dip for Dad?
Your father is a fan of moving music? Paying homage to Paris’s Molitor swimming pool as well as Montréal’s abandoned public baths (it’s in a former swimming pool), this cocktail bar is the magnificent extension of Tiradito, a Nikkei-style restaurant serving Peruvian-Japanese cuisine. You are going to have a lot of fun.
Nhâu, Asian Atmosphere and Frenzied Rhythms for Dad who Loves to Dance
The wonders of Asia can be discovered in this small, but oh so welcoming bar. It’s a trip to the Orient that your father will enjoy. In Old Montréal. Without forgetting the plates that come from the kitchen of the Hà restaurant, located just above. Not to mention the lively music of the various DJs who parade there.
Dom Perignon Bar at Ritz-Carlton Montréal, the Classic for Lovers of Fine Champagnes
One of the rare bars with the effigy of the prestigious champagne in Canada. Located in the Palm Court of the Ritz-Carlton Montréal, this is undoubtedly the most glamorous bar-restaurant in the city. Treat your father to the Lounge Experience in collaboration with Dom Perignon. Why not stop later at Maison Boulud, as suggested in our article on the best restaurants for Father’s Day.
Burgundy Lion, for the English lover
Simply beautiful English pub. Perhaps less of a proper bar, but perfect for the lover of good beer and whiskey. The atmosphere is often heated, especially during English league soccer matches. Does your father dream of going to London soon? Give him that insight.
Big in Japan bar, a Japan-Inspired Speakeasy
Tiny, but magnificent, this hidden bar is where you’ll find little pearls of Japanese whisky. Simplicity and cozy atmosphere. A trip to the speakeasies of Tokyo. If your dad wants to try a Japanese whisky, this is the place.
Whisky Café, Perfect for a Whisky with your Dad
Welcome to the Ardberg Embassy in Montréal. You will find the rarest whiskeys in Montréal, exclusives that you don’t see anywhere else. The decor is probably not the most incredible, but the pleasure is found in the bottles. An institution for 30 years and one of the few cigar bars in Quebec.
jjacques, Host of Seafood Pairings and Cocktails for Your Father
Hello Quebec! Set foot in this superb hybrid between hidden bar and restaurant! The cocktails are good, the oysters, the dishes, there is nothing that comes close. Your father will be satisfied. In lower town.
1608, THE Château Frontenac Bar
In terms of beauty, this bar is hard to match. The view is also magnificent. Located at the confluence of the Champlain and the Sam at the Château Frontenac, it can easily serve as a stopover for an aperitif. Take the opportunity to spoil your father with a glass of Louis XIII cognac accompanied by a delicious cheese.
Bar Raval, A Spanish Bar in Toronto
This Spanish-inspired bar located in Toronto is a must in the Queen City. Tapas, Jamon, not to mention the enormous and magnificent bar counter, you will not be disappointed with this getaway on the other side of the Atlantic.
The Louix Louis of St. Regis Toronto, Bring your father to Cloud 9
One can only exclaim at this space located on the 31st floor of the St. Regis Toronto. Here’s a place your dad is sure to love. They are sums of perfectionists in the kitchen and talkers at the bar—the kind of location where, for better or worse, everyone will learn your name. You’ll want to try their signature cake. Recommended by Mr. James Neil, Luxury Brand Ambassador in Gentologie Magazine Issue 10.
The Clockwork at Fairmont Royal York, Meet your Father at the Clock
Relaxation and delicious cocktails. In a magnificent atmosphere, take the time to stop and celebrate your dad. What could be better than watching the time go by sipping on a cocktail and food menu done to perfection. Ah, there’s also afternoon tea.