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His Take: The Best Patio Drinks in Montreal at Le St. Sulpice

As we draw further in to the spring and temperatures across the country begin to heat up after a long and brutal winter, I can’t help myself but dream of guzzling pitcher upon pitcher of sangria on the massive patio of Le St. Sulpice in Montreal. Although most tour guides of Montreal will point you …

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1. In the spring, fall, or summer you need to see this place to believe it. The patio is likely the biggest and best you will ever see.

2. In late April / early September when the Mcgill students are getting ready to leave or just arrive, respecitively, this place gets packed. Get here early for a table if with a large group.

3. $4 beers and $10 pitchers of sangria on this huge patio. In the summer, how can you beat that? Gotta love Montreal!

As we draw further in to the spring and temperatures across the country begin to heat up after a long and brutal winter, I can’t help myself but dream of guzzling pitcher upon pitcher of sangria on the massive patio of Le St. Sulpice in Montreal. Although most tour guides of Montreal will point you in the direction of Crescent Street for all of your night time activities, that advice is absolute crap. It is on the St. Denis strip at bars such as St. Sulpice where Montreal really comes alive.

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Simply put, St. Sulpice is an absolutely mammoth bar. With 4-5 floors of bar space on the inside, including a spot for dancing on the top floor, in the winter time this is easily one of the largest bars in the city. However, it is the gargantuan patio in the warmer months that attracts hoards of Montrealers anywhere from the ages of 18-30 and truly sets St. Sulpice apart as a top notch late night hangout.

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I’ve heard a lot of people complain about the food and service here. If that’s what’s most important to you, don’t bother. The service is slow, and the food generally not good. In my opinion, that’s not the point. St. Sulpice can accommodate groups of any size and serves up specials such as $4 beers and $10 sangria pitchers (which are delicious) with copious amounts of space to wander and chat it up with those you know and those you don’t. The bar is especially packed at the end of April when exams are winding down and McGill students are out in full force before heading back home for the summer. Around this time, if you have a large group it’s best to arrive early in the night to claim a table. Although, I can remember numerous occasions in which we managed to shove 20 something people around a table meant for 8… so if you’re creative enough, you can manage! If visiting from out of town in the spring, summer, or fall St. Sulpice is somewhere that you must experience at least once. You won’t regret it.

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