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EAT

Best Montreal Bakery

Hof Kelsten
This amazing bakery is a cool Montreal hangout with delicious breads and treats. They also do an awesome brunch menu. It’s small but of a very high standard, and all plates are winners. If you are there for brunch, go for the schnitzel. You won’t regret it. 
4524 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, 514-649-7991, hofkelsten.com

From "Best Cheap Eats in Montreal," recommended by Altitude Elite 50K member A. Hewett. Photo by Micheal Beaulieu.

 

 

Best Celeb-Chef Restaurant in Montreal

Maison Publique

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Maison Publique
I love chef Derek Dammann’s creative and thoughtful menu here at Maison Publique. The fact that it’s all served up in such a whimsically informal and cozy setting makes it even better – the contrast of rustic interiors and refined dishes works really well. 
4720 Rue Marquette, 514-507-0555, maisonpublique.com

From "Best Restaurants in Montreal," recommended by Air Canada’s Culinary Partner and Altitude member David Hawksworth

Best Places to Bring Your Own Wine

Yuukai Fusion Japonaise
Sushi and beer are an awesome combination, but you might be surprised by how delicious wine and sushi can be together. Consider bringing along a light coastal white wine from Italy, or a palate-cleansing sparkler from France or Spain. 
5658 Avenue du Parc, 514-278-4572, yuukaisushi.com

From "Best BYOW Restaurants in Montreal," recommended by Altitude Elite 35K member Jessica James

Restaurant Le P’tit Plateau
This is a quaint French restaurant tucked away on a side street in the Plateau. This smallish bistro with an open-kitchen concept serves simple yet expertly crafted dishes.
330 Rue Marie-Anne E., 514-282-6342, Facebook

From "Best BYOW Restaurants in Montreal," recommended by Altitude Elite 35K member Jessica James

Le Quartier Général
This nice and affordable restaurant is by far the best BYOW in town. Booking a table can be tricky (they have two seatings on weekend nights, so make sure to call ahead), but the bistro menu – with anything from braised piglet with black quinoa salad or rabbit stuffed with chorizo – is worth it.
1251 Rue Gilford, 514-658-1839, lequartiergeneral.ca

From "Best Bring Your Own Wine Restaurants in Montreal," recommended by Air Canada enRoute magazine editor-in-chief and Altitude member Jean-François Légaré


DRINK

Best Cocktails Served in Mason Jars

La Distillerie

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La Distillerie
La Distillerie on Ontario Street is Montreal’s best cocktail bar and offers a number of delicious mixes. My favourite is the Montreal Iced Tea, instead of its Long Island counterpart. It’s usually open in the midafternoon – traffic often picks up into the evening. Drinks in Mason jars? Yes!
300 Rue Ontario E., 514-446-2461, pubdistillerie.com

From "A Lost 20-Year-Old’s Guide to Montreal," recommended by Altitude Elite 35K member Gerrit Wesselink

Best Montreal Neighbourhood Wine Bar

Loic

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Loïc
Located in an old bank in Saint-Henri, this bar has an impressive wine list, and they really know how to build your favourite cocktail. Food-wise: great cheese plates and simple dishes that go well with the drinks they serve. Service is impeccable, and it’s owned by locals.
5001 Rue Notre-Dame O., 514-439-6806, barloic.ca

From "Best Pubs and Bars in Montreal," recommended by Altitude Prestige 25K member Rhyce Langker


SHOPPING

Best Spot for Men’s Clothing

L’Uomo Montréal

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L’Uomo Montréal
A warm and friendly welcome every time. The selection for this kind of store is surprising. The staff makes you feel very special by spending time with you, informing you about the proper way to arrange a tie or a pocket square. Ask for Phil for his professionalism and his exceptional taste.
1452 Rue Peel, 514-844-1008, luomo-montreal.com

From "Best Menswear Boutiques in Montreal," recommended by Altitude Super Elite 100K member J. Corcos

Best Spot for Designer Finds for Women

Emma Boutique

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Emma Boutique
The store is like a walk-in closet: There are only a few sizes for each piece, so chances are slim that someone else will be wearing the same outfit on your big night out.
1350 Avenue Greene, 514-935-8389, emmaboutique.com

From "Best Boutique Shopping in Montreal," recommended by Altitude Super Elite 100K member Danielle Boudreau


FITNESS

Best Montreal Gym

Victoria Park Health Club

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Victoria Park Health Club
This small and exclusive health club offers a variety of amazing classes. Some of the standouts are Cardio Jump Barre and Reformer Pilates.
376 Avenue Victoria, 514-488-5182, vicpark.com

From "Best Fitness Classes in the World," recommended by Altitude Prestige 25K member Lauren A.


Best Outdoor Adventure

Lachine Rapids

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Lachine Rapids
The Lachine Rapids are a popular spot for whitewater rafting, jet boating, river surfing and kayaking. The area’s standing waves, created where the river meets underwater rocks, are nicknamed Maverick, Kong and Big Joe. Some of these activities are not for the faint-hearted, but there’s also paddleboarding and birdwatching!
Lachine Canal

From "Best Urban Parks in Montreal," recommended by Altitude Super Elite 100K member Stephen Macleod

 

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