|Girls having drinks at Bistro Vu|
By Alexandra Forbes
My post this week on Tourisme Montreal's portal The Montreal Buzz is about where to eat and drink by the water. In it I recommend three of my favourite spots by the river: the Bota Bota spa (pictured above), Bistro VU (more of a party place than actual bistro) and the Café des Éclusiers.
We're fast approaching the end of summer, so there's only a few more weeks to go check them out...
Bistro Vü: Go for the great view of the St. Lawrence river, the Jacques Cartier Bridge and the Clock Tower Quay. There's a restaurant on the third floor and a bar-lounge on the 4th floor rooftop where sometimes they have big parties with out-of-town DJs.The VU is hard to find, tucked inside a private marina: make sure to consult your GPS or iPhone.
550 de la Commune St. East, (514) 451-0866
|View from Bistro Vu's rooftop: the Jacques Cartier Bridge|
Café des Éclusiers:
This riverside bar has been around for a while and it's still one of the best happy hour spots in town on a hot summer afternoon.
400 De la Commune West (at McGill street), (514) 496-0109
One of the little-known facts about Bota Bota - the über cool boat-spa-on-the-water - is that they serve lunch outdoors to those who are there to do the so-called water circuit (meaning you can't just walk in off the street, only bathing-suit-clad customers are allowed).
358 De la Commune St. West, (514) 284-0333