The Great Canadian Hotel Bar Hop: Plateau Lounge at the W Montréal
This is not so much a bar hop as a bar marathon that runs (get it?) the entire length of Canada. If you have the stamina, so do we.
Well, it had to happen. Autumn is peeking just around the corner. In certain parts of Canada, the leaves are already starting to turn. For those of you who really embrace the whole crispness-in-the-air thing, you’ll love Montreal in the fall and the W Montreal's Plateau Lounge in particular.
When you enter Plateau Lounge you feel like you’ve walked into an autumnal forest, all cozy with orange and brown hues and trunk-like wooden tables. The bar itself has red and ochre leaves pressed into its illuminated top.
To get into the fall spirit if you’re not quite there yet, try the “Milton’s Muse” cocktail made with gin, Apfelkorn, house-made lime cordial and apple juice, or the “Saraswatini” consisting of Poire William, Amaretto, pear juice and, yes, apple juice.
Holding on until the first leaf drops? You can always have the “Indian Summer Sangria” – a blend of rum, red wine, pear juice and fresh lime juice. But regardless of the season, the crowd that hangs here is most definitely cool.
To go with this cozy bar, there is W Montréal’s Cozy Room (250 sq ft) with rates in October around $339 CAD ($345). However, depending on when you book, you can move up to the Wonderful Room (330 sq ft) for the same rate.
[Photos: W Montréal/Facebook]