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!
Le Petit Hôtel & Café
168 Saint-Paul St W, Montreal, QC H2Y 1Z7
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.