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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Farmers Market
“This is the local agricultural market where you can buy food farm to table. Surrounding the market is everything you’d need to make a gourmet meal. There is a bakery, butcher, an Italian shop, a cheese shop, wineries, and an SAQ. I love the produce from this market. They have some of the best mushrooms I’ve ever had in my life right now. ”
  • 915 locals recommend
Beer Bar
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“Microbrewery beer bar! They have over 40 different beers on tap and a comfort food menu. There is also a nice little terrasse for warmer days during summer. One of our go-to place for a catch-up conversation with our friends.”
  • 186 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“The best italian restaurants can be found here. I recommend Corneli or Bottega.”
  • 88 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Next to Automne Boulangerie, you'll have a local brewery, with a line-up of 24 tap beers, all local, and the food menu is incredible as well”
  • 132 locals recommend
Route
“The traditional divide: east-west/french-english, although the lines have blurred greatly now. Referred to locally as "The Main", it still the main north-south artery of the city and, historically the route the immigrant waves moved north as the city grew. Makes for a long but interesting walk from Old Montreal to Jean Talon (the Marche).”
  • 76 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Alexandraplatz is a Berlin-inspired bar in a converted garage with a terrace with long communal tables on the side. Nested in what used to be an industrial part of town, it feels a little bit like Bushwick as well. They are only open in the summer and they close at 1 am. Great place to grab a drink on a hot summer night. Alexandraplatz est un bar d'inspiration berlinoise aménagé dans un garage reconverti avec une terrasse avec de longues tables communes sur le côté. Niché dans une partie industrielle de la ville, il ressemble un peu à Bushwick. Ils sont ouverts uniquement en été et ferment à 1 heure du matin. Super endroit pour prendre un verre lors d'une chaude nuit d'été.”
  • 127 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“on Beaubien street, close from St laurent street, you'll find that lovely brunch adress, where the benedict eggs are close from heaven !”
  • 123 locals recommend
Bar
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“A trendy upscale street with plenty of shops and restaurants and you're at the center of it! This street has everything, restaurants, pubs, bars, desert stores, bookstores and more!”
  • 75 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Home style pizzeria. Cheap, BYOW, great pizza. No reservations possible. Expect lineups. ”
  • 98 locals recommend
Comfort Food Restaurant
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“Near Le Marché Jean-Talon Brewpub offering many craft beer options & gourmet comfort eats in a contemporary space. ”
  • 62 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“You can order the meal in a picnic basket. Then, you cross the street and eat in the park. ”
  • 100 locals recommend
Café
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“Intimate hangout with a chalkboard menu featuring panini and soup, plus beer and artful lattes.”
  • 90 locals recommend
Corner Shop
“Part convenience store and part deli, this little eccentric tucked-away gem is a local fave. Grab a pulled pork or halloumi sandwich on your way to explore Little Italy.”
  • 101 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
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“Very fun bar with good cheap drinks, live music and other events, and the best pizza in town. They also have a miniature bowling lane.”
  • 98 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
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“Syrian food. The most delicious middle eastern food! This is the nice chic restaurant where "le petit Alep" is more bistro style.”
  • 74 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Mainly gin and tonic bar but with a huge variety of drinks including great house specials. Their hamburger is great. Adjacent to the Marche Jean Talon, enjoyed the atmosphere, outdoor seating overlooking the market, and selection of gin. Quiet during the day and afternoon, but started getting busy around dinnertime.”
  • 63 locals recommend