Formula 1 - Festivities in Old Montreal

What to do in Old Montreal during the Canada’s Grand Prix weekend?

From June 7th to 9th, 2019, the best establishments in Old Montreal will be ready to welcome you during Canada’s Grand Prix frenzy where luxurious cars, fashion, music and great food will be in the spotlight. Enjoy the Formula 1 festivities on beautiful terraces, in renowned restaurants and in high-end hotels in the context of a historic district.  

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Where to celebrate in Old Montreal


Champagne sabering

Show off your champagne sabring skills at Verses Bistro, starting June 7th as part of the Grand Prix festivities!  The Verses team then invites you to go to the Piper-Heidsieck lounge to enjoy your champagne. Pair your bottle with a seafood platter or sit down for a creative and tasty meal worthy of Verses, such as delicious crab risotto or a half-rack of lamb.

Address :
100, rue Saint-Paul Ouest
Old Montreal, QC H2Y 1Z3
Tél. : 514 788-4000



Wood oven-baked pizza until 2 AM

After enjoying the F1 festivities, stop at BEVO for late-night bites! Signature cocktails and a DJ are waiting for you. Satisfy your late night cravings with a late night menu including pizza baked in the wood oven until 2am!

Address :
410, rue Saint-Vincent
Old Montreal, QC H2Y 3A6
Tél. : 514 861-5039



Where to dine in Old Montreal


Experience the glam

Located inside the chic William Gray Hotel, Maggie Oakes is the place to see and to be seen during the Grand Prix’s frenzy. Its refined menu offers flavourful dry aged meats and delicious sea food platters, meals that can perfectly be accompanied by a bottle of champagne.

Address :
426 Place Jacques-Cartier
Montréal, Québec H2Y 3B3
Tél. : 514 656-6000



Izakaya-inspired menu with an extensive sake list

Kyo Japanese Bar is the ideal spot for Japanese-food lovers during F1. Proud of its typical Izakaya menu, this is the place to enjoy colorful and innovative sushi. Too many choices? Try the tasting menu! Let Kyo impress you with its vast selection of sakés, the most extensive list in Montreal.

Address :
711, Côte de la Place d’Armes
Montreal, QC H2Y 2X6
Tél. : 514 282-2711



Wine bar with a jazzy atmosphere

Relax in the cozy atmosphere of Modavie while enjoying live jazz music every evening from 7pm. Let the restaurants expert sommeliers help you find the ideal bottle of wine to accompany your meal with a wide selection of privately imported wines like the Robert Mondavi. On the menu: delicious dishes, including lamb specialties that have made Modavie famous for 20 years.

Address :
1, rue Saint-Paul Ouest
Montreal, QC H2Y 1Y2
Tél. : 514 287-9582



An Old Montreal institution

Craving for a delicious Surf & Turf with AAA Canadian beef? Surrounded by beautiful century-old buildings, the magnificent terrace garden of Vieux-Port Steakhouse is the place to go! The picturesque stone walls and beautiful greenery make it an unparalleled place to enjoy F1 in complete privacy. Do not hesitate to make a pit stop at the terrace bar for a refreshing cocktail.

Address :
39, rue Saint-Paul Est
Montréal, QC H2Y 1G2
Tél. : 514 866-3175



A gourmet tavern that feels like home

Gaspar invites you to discover its beer and whiskey tastings. Whether you want to try our house beer or the 12-year-old Bowmore whiskey, you'll be charmed by the space: an old 19th century warehouse, much of which has been preserved. Comfort food and friendly service, all in the classic setting of a tavern.

Address :
89, rue de la Commune Est
Montréal, QC H2Y 1J1
Tél. : 514 392-1649



Oysters and Piper-Heidsieck champagne

Méchant Bœuf, one of the liveliest restaurants in Old Montreal with its DJ, is once again offering a festive menu with its famous aged meat steaks including the famous tomahawk. For the ultimate F1 experience, accompany your dinner with oysters and exquisite Piper-Heidsieck champagne!

Address :
124, rue Saint-Paul Ouest
Montreal, QC H2Y 1Z3
Tél. : 514 788-4020



Where to have brunch in Old Montreal


French Brasserie with a sumptuous décor

Mimosas will be in the spotlight during the Grand Prix festivities! Start your day on the right foot in the chic setting of Brasserie 701 which offers you its open bar mimosas option. Two hours of bottomless mimosas for a brunch that can’t be any more festive! With many summer flavors, this is the perfect match for gourmet pancakes or chicken and waffles!

Address :
701, Côte de la Place d'Armes
Montréal, QC H2Y 2X6
Tél. : 514 904-1201



Where to enjoy the beautiful weather


Rooftops and champagne

Located on the 5th floor of Hotel Nelligan, the Terrasse Nelligan is a place of choice to experience the F1 frenzy. It offers you a unique view, an exciting atmosphere,  bottle service and an impressive cocktail list. It is not surprising that this is Montrealers favorite terrace! Take the opportunity to grab a bite of its colorful and tasty menu!

Address :
106, rue Saint-Paul Ouest, 5e étage,
Montréal, QC H2Y 1J1
Tél. : 514 788-4021

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Bubbles and a magnificent view of Notre-Dame Basilica

From the top of the 8th floor of the Place d'Armes hotel, the Terrasse Place d'Armes offers a rare high-level view of both the Notre-Dame Basilica and downtown! Day and night, the rooftop of this century-old structure remains a privileged space to enjoy a bottle of Chandon.

Address :
55, Saint-Jacques Ouest, 8e étage
Montréal, QC H2Y 2X6
Tél. : 438 387-2489

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Oysters and champagne

The terrace that everyone is talking about will greet you with style and elegance at the top of the renowned William Gray Hotel. Its incredible view of the St. Lawrence River and the Montreal Ferris Wheel seduces its distinguished guests from all over the world. Celebrate the F1 weekend in style, in great company and in a trendy atmosphere - the perfect setting for oysters, champagne and a tasty menu.

Address :
421 Rue Saint-Vincent, 8e étage
Montréal, QC H2Y 3A6
Tél. : 438 387-2010

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An Oasis in the heart of Old Montreal

Escape to this hidden terrace of Old Montreal where life is good and only the trendiest will be able to find it. On the menu: sun, plants, bubbles, cocktails and fresh meals such as shrimp tacos and poké bowls. Will you be able to find this urban oasis with Californian vibes in the frenzy of the Grand Prix?

Address :
153, Saint-Amable, 4e étage
Montréal, QC H2Y 1E7
Tél. : 514 379-2010

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Breathtaking panoramic view

Sangria lovers, meet up on Auberge du Vieux-Port’s rooftop for Terrasse sur l’Auberge’s sensational sangrias, available by the glass or by the pitcher. Enjoy a panoramic view of the Old Port. It is the perfect vantage point to admire the illuminated Jacques-Cartier Bridge every evening at sunset.

Address :
97, rue de la Commune Est, 5e étage
Montréal, QC H2Y 1J1
Tél. : 514 419-1349

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Italian classics on a charming terrace

Lovers of Italian food will be delighted during their visit to Jacopo. The restaurant is inspired by rustic Roman trattorias to offer a menu of fresh pasta and Italian classics. Enjoy the charming terrace overlooking Place Jacques Cartier and our wide selection of wines and cocktails to celebrate the F1 festivities.

Adress :
436 place Jacques-Cartier
Montreal, QC H2Y 3B3
Tel. : 514 876-8844 




Where to sleep in Old Montreal during Grand Prix's festivities

Hôtel William Gray 

A decidedly distinct Old Montréal hotel that embodies artful design and a spirit of welcoming conviviality, with staff dedicated to providing an elevated guest experience.

421 Saint Vincent,
Vieux-Montréal, QC H2Y 3A6
Tél. : (514) 656-5600



Hôtel Place d'Armes

An exclusive getaway that expertly blends urban sophistication with luxurious comforts.

55, rue St-Jacques
Vieux-Montréal, QC H2Y 1K9
Tél. : 514 842-1887



Hôtel Nelligan

A prime example of polished, urban living.

106, Saint-Paul Ouest
Vieux-Montréal, QC H2Y 1Z3
Tél. : 514.788.2040



Auberge du Vieux-Port

A symbol of Old Montreal’s rich history settled along the Saint Lawrence River.

97, rue de la Commune Est
Vieux-Montréal (QC) H2Y 1J1
Tél. : 514 876-0081



Le Petit Hôtel

Le Petit Hôtel melds the charm of its century-old structure with a funky, fresh slant that veers from the beaten trail.

168, rue St-Paul Ouest
Vieux-Montréal, QC H2Y 1Z7
Tél. : 514 940-0360






A special moment in a unique place

Located on Hôtel Place d'Armes 3rd floor, the Rainspa lives in the heart of Old Montreal. It is distinguished by its wide variety of massages, body and facial treatments, aesthetic and medico-aesthetic treatments as well as beauty of the hands and feet. In a soft and peaceful atmosphere, relax in one of the hammam’s private rooms, known for its nourishing, restructuring and regenerating virtues.

Adress :
55, rue St-Jacques
Vieux-Montréal, QC H2Y 1K9
Tél. : 514 282-2727


Spa William Gray

For the well-being of the mind, body and soul

Located in the heart of the old Montreal, inside the Hôtel William Gray, the spa offers a multitude of exclusive offers and packages. With his Himalayan salt therapy room, Finnish sauna, steam room, experiential showers, cold room, herbal infused sauna, a seasonal outdoor pool, the luxury thermal experience will offer you an ultimate moment of relaxation.

Adress :
421, rue Saint Vincent
Vieux-Montréal, QC H2Y 3A6
Tél. : 438 387-2008