Are you stuck on what to gift the most important man in your life for Father’s Day? Old Montreal is bursting with great gift inspiration! Are you going to opt for a personalized gift to spoil your dad or husband? An exciting experience? A gourmet outing? Maybe all of the above? One thing is for sure, you’ll be hard pressed to choose from our list of must-see Old Montreal locations!
1- Gourmet Dad
Pincette, Lobster Bar, 94 Saint-Paul Street East
At Pincette, as you would expect, the main ingredient on the menu is… lobster! Dressed with all sorts of sauces, from lobster rolls to poutine, and of course pasta dishes. They also serve fish & chips, oysters, and tartares. Pops will love the décor, reminiscent of a fishing shack straight out of the maritime provinces. We really… clamped on to this new restaurant, which recently opened its doors just a few months ago in Old Montreal!
Wolf & Workman, 139 Saint-Paul Street West
This gastropub is the Burgundy Lion Group’s most recent. They showcase local products here, in both their bar selection as well as their food. Enjoy the English classics all day, from brunch to evening supper. We also love Wolf & Workman for their great trivia nights. Gift cards are available.
Bloom Sushi Saint-Paul, 368 Saint-Paul Street West
Vegan sushi exists? Absolutely! The team at Bloom has been working for three years to show that a passion for sushi can pair well with the desire to contribute to sustainable practices… and we’d say their mission was a success! We love chasing these natural bites with some of their organic beer, sake, or even sparkling wine. After all, it’s a holiday, you gotta celebrate it! Gift cards are available.
Dandy, 244 Saint-Jacques Street
A spectacular lunch and brunch destination, Dandy will impress anyone with its bright décor and its savoury menu. With a selection of toast spreads, ricotta pancakes, fried chicken, cocktails, organic wines, and more, there’s something here to satisfy the taste buds of even the most particular dad!
Holder, 407 McGill Street
One of the city’s most frequented restaurants, Holder, has been open for almost 20 years now. It almost floats in this beautiful space with high ceilings and expansive windows, giving it a real luxurious feeling. An example of dishes you’ll find here includes foie gras, leg of lamb, duck confit, lobster ravioli, and more… Vegetarian options are also available.
Vallier Bistro, 425 McGill Street
Does your dad have a bit of a weakness for comfort food? Look no further than Vallier Bistro for a delicious meal with good-sized portions! They have all the classics: onion soup, calamari, tartares, mussels, flank steak, mac & cheese, burgers… A wonderful evening awaits you here at this Old Montreal fixture that has been serving excellent food for the past 15 years.
2- Active Dad
Salmo Nature, 110 McGill Street
If your dad enjoys getting out into the wilderness, you need to take a trip to Salmo Nature, the biggest store specializing in fly fishing in the east! Experts in all the clothing, equipment, and tools you could need for hunting or fishing, you’ll find a great selection of gifts in store – Laguiole knives and corkscrews, ties, books and DVDs, coffee mugs, and more.
A/maze Vieux-Port, 480 Saint-Jean Street
A/maze has four Montreal locations, one of which is located in the heart of Old Montreal. They have several immersive escape games inspired by scientific and maritime worlds, some that take place indoors and some outdoors. And to extend your outing a bit, stop by the restaurant Inventions for a local beer, a cocktail, and a few appetizers to snack on.
Fanabox, 28 Saint-Paul Street East
You will find the perfect gift for a sports fan dad in this temple to Formula One and the biggest hockey, soccer, baseball, and basketball teams. The aisles at Fanabox hold Scuderia Ferrari caps, Hamilton and Verstappen champion t-shirts, Maserati phone cases, German soccer team scarves, Canadien and CF Montreal jerseys… To be worn in the stands or on the sofa!
3- Well-kempt Dad
Clusier, 432 McGill Street
For an impeccable look, even in casual moments of relaxation, at the office, and life’s biggest moments, your destination is Clusier! In an elegantly decorated showroom, highly qualified advisors will help you choose items to replenish the wardrobe of the man in your life. The ultimate offer? A full suit, tailored to fit!
Avie Spa, 447 Saint-Jean-Baptiste Street
Located inside Springhill Suites by Marriott, Avie Spa offers traditional massages, nail, face, and body treatments, as well as a Turkish bath and the ability to assemble your treatment combo bundle. And don’t leave without trying their new CBD-based facial treatment.
Trépanier, Image and Style, 60 Saint-Jacques Street
Does the man in your life enjoy looking put-together, but maybe lacks the time or needs a helping hand with shopping? Trust in Patricia Trépanier, boasting 12 years of experience in styling for the discerning gentleman.
Belgard, Barber Club, 110 Saint-Pierre Street
At Belgard, barbers of unmatched skill will take great care of dad’s hair and beard. Of course, you’ll want to include an aromatic oil scalp massage in your gift – it feels like heaven!
Spa William Gray, 421 Saint-Vincent Street
Located in the hotel of the same name, this sanctuary of wellness offers multiple kinds of massages and skin treatments, featuring some specialized for the guys. We have a soft spot for their signature Spa William Gray treatment, a massage given on a warmed quartz sand bed that forms to the shape of your body. Say no more, we’re there!
4- Artistic Dad
Galerie S16 Vieux-Port, 377 Saint-Paul Street West
Who ever said that collecting artwork was a hobby reserved for millionaires? Definitely not the team at Galerie S16! You can find affordable prints here (some for under $100!), notably the pop art creations of Whatisadam, the comic book-style Montreal landscapes by Jason Wasserman, quirky Mickey Mouses and Yodas by XRAY, the red and black works of Shepard Fairey, and so much more… Is your budget a little bit tight? They also have fleeces, tote bags, stickers, artbooks, etc.…
L’Empreinte, 88 Saint-Paul Street East
There is so much goodness within the walls of L’Empreinte, a co-op of Quebec artisans founded in 1974! For the kitchen: leather or cotton aprons, cutting boards, upcycled lunchboxes, wooden pepper mills, porcelain oil bottles… Maybe your man would at least enjoy a t-shirt emblazoned with a scene from Montreal, a nice pen, or a relaxing candle?
L’Original, 163 Saint-Paul Street West
This new neighbourhood gallery is dedicated to works of street art made from recycled materials. But that’s not all! At L’Original, you can make your own personalized work by choosing from a selection of objects (wall art, canvas, shoes, jacket, bag) and artists. It’s an innovative concept that immediately won us over!
5- Caffeine Fiend Dad
Structure Roasters, 460 rue McGill
Drop by Structure for coffee grounds roasted and packaged in the metropolis. Is your dad completely addicted to this peppy beverage? You should go for a Club Café subscription! On their website, you can take a small quiz to determine what kind of grounds would fit your pa’s tastes best. Super practical!
49th Parallel Micro-Roaster, 488 McGill Street
This chain was founded about fifteen years ago in British Columbia, and this location in Old Montreal is their first one opened outside of BC. At 49th Parallel, buy dad an assortment of delicious coffee beans and a cute little mug in the shop’s iconic mint green colour.
6- Don’t Forget the Card!
Mimi & August, 162 Saint-Amable Street
Do you want to express just how much you love dad through words? You can write it all down in an original signed Mimi & August father’s day card. We love the charming, unique illustrations printed on recycled paper and included in compostable wrapping.
After looking through our suggestions, are you still unsure? Put your budget toward a signed Expérience Vieux-Montréal gift card, valid in over twenty neighbourhood locations, including hotels, restaurants, spas, and terraces. A sure value!
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