Summer is finally here, bringing with it the joys of wearing sandals, golfing and relaxing by the waterside. But nothing beats enjoying a drink on a sunny terrace!
Lanaudière has countless beautiful patios. From restaurants and coffee shops to microbreweries and wineries, local entrepreneurs take pride in creating the perfect space to sit and enjoy a drink al fresco.
BRASSERIE ARTISANALE L’ALBION
Surrounded by terraces, L’Albion is one of Joliette’s most popular craft breweries. With so much outdoor seating, you’re sure to find the ideal sunny or shady spot to enjoy one of the pub’s delicious house brews. The largest seating section is at the back, tucked away from passersby and traffic.
BISTRO L’ANGE CORNU
Friendly, intimate and festive, L’Ange Cornu is the artsiest, most imaginative patio in this top ten. Street-side tables are great for people-watching but wait till you see the back courtyard, which can be covered in the event of rain so you can keep the party going. While you’re there, be sure to try one of their great-tasting dishes!
RESTAURANT BÂTIMENT B
The only restaurant on Île-des-Moulins in Old Terrebonne, Bâtiment B is sophisticated and original. Its spectacular waterfront terrace with its modern decor is the perfect place to raise a glass and take in the breathtaking sunsets. It doesn’t get much more #Instagram worthy than this!
LE COUP MONTÉ IN REPENTIGNY
Located in the heart of downtown, Le Coup Monté is a wonderful place to enjoy market-fresh products. Better yet, it’s also a bring-your-own-wine restaurant. There’s nothing quite like sitting down to an outstanding gourmet meal with your favourite bottle. The large outdoor terrace is covered, offering a chic and comfortable setting for a lovely evening out. A must in Repentigny!
L'ÉCHAPPÉE – SPORTS BAR & GRILL IN SAINT-CHARLES-BORROMMÉE
L'Échappée has a sporty feel indoors and a friendly, casual atmosphere on its outdoor heated patio. The family-style restaurant has something for everyone: tartare, grilled meats, nachos and more, all served in generous portions. What’s not to love!
LE FERMENTOR MICROBREWERY AND LE VICE-CACHÉ IN L'ASSOMPTION
Two restaurants with a shared patio await you in L’Assomption. Le Fermentor serves its own house brews along with a varying lineup of guest beers. Enjoy your favourite beverage with finger foods or a meal: nachos, chips, deli meats, pizza, ham and cheese paninis and more. Vegetarian and vegan options are also available.
Le Vice-Caché is a bistro-style tapas restaurant. The concept of tapas and tartare go superbly with a night on the terrace. The small portions make it easy to sample and share a variety of dishes throughout the evening.
You’re sure to have a pleasant time on this festive patio located just minutes from Théâtre Hector-Charland.
RESTAURANT LA LANTERNE
The patio at La Lanterne restaurant in Rawdon is a must. The fact that it opens fairly early in spring means you can enjoy al fresco dining for even longer. Adorned with colourful flowers, it’s a truly charming place to take in the live shows presented on Thursdays and Fridays all summer long. Laughter, music and good times guaranteed!
TABOO CUISINE REBELLE
Next to Le Fermentor and Vice-Caché, Taboo’s terrace is the most Pinterest-worthy in L’Assomption. It has it all: festive lights, pretty benches and the best cocktails in town. Sheltered from the busy street, it’s a great spot for happy hour with friends.
VIGNOBLE LANO D’OR
The newly updated patio at this Lanoraie winery offers breathtaking views of the St. Lawrence and the establishment’s vineyard. Their delicious terroir meals featuring local products are a great way to discover what Lanaudière has to offer. New look, great wine and superb scenery make it an all-around winner!
New this year: Vignoble Saint-Gabriel now boasts a charming country-style patio where you can enjoy refined cuisine paired with delicious estate wines. Combined with a magnificent view of the vineyard, this is one terrace that’s well worth the detour.