Formula 1 - Festivities in Old Montreal

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

Old Montreal’s best establishments 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


Wood oven-baked pizza until 2 AM

Step in for your late night cravings! Authentic wood oven-baked pizza, signature cocktails and a DJ keep things lively until 2 AM. Celebrate the Grand Prix the Italian style.

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

Japanese food lovers, Kyo bar is where you’ll want to eat this F1 weekend, during your Old Montreal visit. Proud of its typical Izakaya menu, it’s an ideal place to enjoy colourful and innovative sushi. Don’t know which meals to choose? Have the tasting menu! With over 25 varieties of sake, Kyo has Montreal's most extensive sake list!

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



Wine bar with a jazzy atmosphere

Relax in Montreal’s hottest jazz bar with its live music every night starting at 7pm in a cozy atmosphere. See why it’s tasty lamb specialities has made the restaurant famous for the past 20 years. 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 Mondavie. Even the greatest connoisseurs will be satisfied!

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



An Old Montreal institution

Craving for a delicious Surf & Turf made with AAA Canadian beef? Surrounded by beautiful century-old buildings, Vieux-Port Steakhouse’s garden terrace is where you’ll want to go! The picturesque stone walls and greenery make it an unparalleled place to enjoy the F1 weekend in 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 the home-brewed Gaspar beer or the Bowmore 12 whiskey, you will be charmed by this former 19th-century warehouse. Experience comfort food and friendly service, 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 is one of Old Montreal’s liveliest restaurants with its Dj and hip crowd. For the ultimate F1 experience, indulge in Méchant Boeuf’s famous dry aged meats, some oysters and Piper-Heidsieck champagne! Old Montreal’s mischievous side has never taster this good.

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

Start your day on the right foot in a chic and magnificent setting. Brasserie 701 will bring you the elegant feel you will be looking for during Grand Prix’s festivities! Spice things up with the “Grande soif” boozy brunch option! What’s more fitting for the occasion than 2 hours of endless mimosas and a DJ during brunch?

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

This stunning rooftop space offers a delicious summery menu with colourful dishes full of freshness. Its vantage point, unique: rather than soar above the Old City’s many landmarks it sits roof-level with the Notre-Dame Basilica, offering detailed views of century-old architecture. Order a bottle of bubbly or champagne and live the dream.

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

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A lovely view with a glass of bubbly

From the top of the 8th floor of the Hotel Place d'Armes, Terrasse Place d'Armes is one of those rare places that offers points of view on both downtown Montreal and the Place d'Armes square! By day and be night, the roof of this century-old structure remains a privileged space to enjoy a bottle of Chandon, perched in altitude.

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 greets 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 that come from all over the world. Celebrate the F1 weekend in a trendy atmosphere, its the perfect setting for some oysters and champagne!

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 Old Montreal terrace that only the most perceptive will find and where life is good. On the menu: sunshine, greenery, bubbly, refreshing cocktails, tacos, poke bowls and Californian vibes. Will you find this urban oasis 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 and every evening, at sunset, admire the illuminated Jacques-Cartier Bridge.

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

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

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