Fall in Love with Montreal

Plotly calls Montreal home. It’s a city that enjoys the good life – the arts, living well, fantastic eating, and exciting nightlife. On this page you’ll find staff recommendations on things to do, what to eat, and where to go while you’re here in town. We can’t wait to see you!

Plotly’s neighborhood

Mile End is a hip, laid-back area with an artsy vibe and multicultural roots. Old-school bagel shops, Greek eateries and Italian cafes mix with stylish restaurants and buzzing brunch spots. Indie shops selling records, books and vintage clothes are found throughout the area, especially on Rue Bernard. Coffee shops draw daytime crowds, while cocktail bars, music venues and brewpubs make up the lively nightlife.

Hotel

Le Petit Hôtel & Café

168 Saint-Paul St W, Montreal, QC H2Y 1Z7

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Step off of the centuries-old streets of Old Montreal and into this funky and fresh boutique hotel and café. You’ll instantly feel at home with lux amenities and blazing fast WiFi. Take a stroll outside and experience the charm of the city and its shops, restaurants, and nightlife. And best of all, you’re not far from Plotly HQ. Book your room today.

Activities

Hiking at Mont Royal

Discover the namesake of Montreal as you take in incredible views of the city and a taste of the outdoors. This park features many historic sites, picnic spots, and scenic areas, especially around Beaver Lake. It was designed by the same guy that did NYC’s Central Park, and Montrealers consider it a must-see for locals and tourists alike.

Spa at Bota Bota

Take some time to relax on your trip and soak in the views of Montreal’s Old Port. This historic river ferry turned upscale “floating spa” offers diverse treatments, yoga & a restaurant.

Sightseeing at Old Port

Take a walk on the quays of the Old Port of Montreal for a taste of history. You can rent bikes or segways and ride along the river, go for a ride on the Ferris Wheel, or catch one of Cirque du Soleil’s newest shows at the Jacques Cartier Quay.

Visiting Quebec city

Old Québec, a UNESCO World Heritage treasure, is historical the crown jewel of the region. Stroll the only fortified city north of Mexico and its cobblestone streets.

The city has European charm, romantic ambiance, exquisite cuisine and charming hotels … it’s the perfect compliment to your trip to hip Montreal.

Dining recommendations

Acajou Br – Brazilian

3425 Rue Saint-Denis A, Montréal, QC H2X 3L1

If you have a craving to home-made authentic Brazilian food, look no further than Acajou Br. This little gem is famous for its stellar service and serving up incredible steak and fish at a value.

Breizh café, crêperie bretonne – French – Brittany

3991 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1Y4

Need a sugar fix with a European flair? In a quirky vintage space, this cheery crêperie serves sweet & savory pancakes plus coffee.

Île Flottante – French

176 Saint Viateur West Street, QC 2L3, St Viateur St W, Montreal, QC H2T 2L3

This is a buzzy spot for creative French dishes & a stylish space decorated with eclectic local artwork. They offer a tasting menu in a choice of three, five or seven courses where preference is given to vegetables, as well as a selection of meat and seafood.

Épicerie Pumpui – Thai – real spicy

83 Rue Saint-Zotique E, Montréal, QC H2S 1K7

This new restaurant in Little Italy is one of the hottest spots on Montreal’s culinary map. They’re known for crafting curries (not to mention the noodle and rice options) on the daily, showcasing a host of Thai dishes that haven’t often made it to this side of the world, and going well beyond the stock-standard green curries and pad thais.

Nightlife

Datcha

98 Avenue Laurier O, Montréal, QC H2T 2N4

This hip, low-lit cocktail bar with a Russian theme has a menu of innovative drinks & all-night dancing. Expect European techno DJs, a seasonal outdoor terrace, and a great crowd.

Casa Del Popolo

4873 St Laurent Blvd, Montreal, QC H2T 1R6

One of the city’s treasured venues for indie rock, jazz, reggae, blues, folk, and hip-hop, this neighborhood bar is ideal for discovering up-and-coming local acts or forgotten international giants still touring. While you enjoy the music, take a look at the original art and sample some of the tasty vegetarian food.

Dieu du Ciel!

29 Laurier Avenue, Montréal, QC H2T 2N2

Local mirco-brew, seasonal, tester menu and great price

This bustling neighborhood pub offers homegrown house brews & exotic imports. It’s famous for its seasonal brew rotation and its taste tester menu, and for its patio if the weather allows.  

Whiskey Cafe

5800 St Laurent Blvd, Montreal, QC H2T 1T3

Up-scale tavern on bustling St-Laurent that draws in the hip and happening. With over 100 single malts to choose from, take a Jameson with a Cohiba in the lounge or with caviar in the cafe. Special extras include spirit tastings, a guest book to sign and a driver service to take you home.

Helpful information

Visas and additional documentation
Visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada are expected to have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid Canadian visa. Learn more here.
To find out whether you need a visa, please visit the Canada Immigration & Citizenship website. Need a Letter of Invitation? Ask us at plotcon@plot.ly
Currency and taxes
The currency here is the Canadian dollar. A Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 5%, as well as a provincial sales tax (TVQ) of 9.975% are added to goods and services purchased in the province of Québec.
There is also a 3.5% Tax on Lodging for each accommodation unit rented in an establishment located in the Montréal tourism region.
Converting currency
You can convert money at the pricier Pierre Elliot Trudeau Airport currency exchange (not recommended), or at your hotel (even less so), or simply by using your ATM card at any bank, which will charge a small fee (best option). There are also numerous currency exchanges located throughout downtown that offer competitive rates.
Tipping at restaurants and elsewhere
Service is not included in your restaurant bill. It’s customary to add a 15% tip to the total before taxes (if you’re with a group, a 15-to-18% gratuity may be automatically added to your bill, depending on the establishment). Taxi drivers, delivery workers and hair stylists are also usually tipped 10% to 15%. Porters and doormen typically receive at least $1 per suitcase or service rendered.
For more information: Please visit Tourisme Montréal https://www.mtl.org/en

Time & Location

Nov 17-18, 9am - 5pm

Plotly Technologies
5555 Avenue de Gaspé
Suite 215
Montréal, Quebec,
Canada, H2T 2A3

Tickets

All workshop tickets include:

- 2 Day Dash Master Class
- Plotly American Apparel T-Shirt
- Light breakfast and lunch