Good old Montreal – one of Canada’s biggest hotspots for a guys’ weekend, spontaneous vacation or a bachelorette party. So where in this gem of Canada would be a top bar to take a date (that ensures you a second date)? Naturally, several fantastic hotpots come to mind when choosing where to take a first date but we needed to narrow this one down to three top spots that will help you land a second date no matter what your date’s style is.
The Classic Trend: Bar Furco
You’ve been flirting with that co-worker for what seems like decades now- and its finally time to time to spend time with them (casually) outside of work. Now, you don’t want it to be an obvious date but in the back of your mind you are secretly hoping it turns into one (of many dates).
Furco, located at 425 Rue Mayor offers a relaxing atmosphere while still remaining classy and trendy. The glass tables and the candle lit ambience add the perfect touch of class and romance to your night without being over the top and having violinists at each table- they actually offer jazz/electro jazz music to add to their trendy atmosphere. To add to the vibe Furco has to offer they offer have a terrace complete with a herb garden of special ingredients. In addition to fantastic wines and cocktails, Furco also offers a menu featuring several platters or small plates as well as a few entrees and desserts- just in case you decide to turn your casual drinks into a full dinner.
To view their full menu visit their website at www.barfurco.com
The Cozy Courtyard: Jardin Nelson
If your date is mesmerizingly different from anyone you have ever met and you just know that they won’t be impressed with any ordinary bar- they’ll want something vibrant and unique- then Jardin Nelson at 407 Place Jacques Cartier is the perfect place to go. A courtyard style terrace with a variety of floral arrangements to take your breath away, Jardin Nelson also offers specialty martinis, sangrias and cocktails in a variety of flavors (melon, lychee and tropical blue, to name a few).
Jardin Nelson offers a fun yet romantic and unique experience for any date night or unexpected casual drinks-turned into date night. There is room to talk, eat, drink or dance to any of the live jazz bands featured at the Jardin Nelson. Famous for their atmosphere, Jardin Nelson offers a simple yet delicious bistro menu highlighting their pizzas and crepes made with organic flour. The lighting, food and music at Jardin Nelson highlight the beauty of the terrace at night making it the perfect place for a first date- or any date.
Weather not looking up? Jardin Nelson had thought of that, too. With an infra-red heating system to keep you warm and retractable parasols to keep you safe from rain or in the shade, Jardin Nelson has made itself not only a beautiful and delicious spot but a go-to place in any weather scene!
To view their full menu and their music schedule visit their website at http://jardinnelson.com
The Casual Creative Caesar: L’Gros Luxe
L’Gros Luxe is the perfect place to begin turning a friendly hangout into a second date. L’Gros Luxe is casual yet unique and creative. With two Montreal locations (Plateau and Mile End) L’Gros Luxe is known for their creative way of combining food and drinks with a ton of fun.
L’Gros Luxe is specifically known for their unique way of serving Caesar’s by serving them alongside skewers of nachos, onion rings or grilled cheese right at the edge of your drink. The atmosphere is relaxing and a great place for drinks and food. They also have a vegetarian menu (in case your date is not a carnivore).
Not sure what these creative Caesar’s really are? See for yourself at http://www.lgrosluxe.com