It's 5 o'clock somewhere!
1608 Wine & Cheese bar (inside the Fairmont Château Frontenac)
Inspired by the year of Quebec City’s founding ( as you learned during my tour!) the 1608 offers one of the largest varieties of top Quebec cheeses, sourced from its unique Cheese Room, and coupled with the top wine offerings the world has to offer. They also have great local beers. Go for the studding view over the St. Lawrence River, the top-notch service and the ''château'' atmosphere. Dress code: casual, as we like it!
Le Côtes à Côtes
The best ribs in Québec City! Others specialities: grilled dishes, burgers, smoked meat and certified AAA beef. Go for their cocktails (including the famous Caribou), local beers and friendly atmosphere. This restaurant has one of the nicest (and biggest) terrace in town, from which you have a gorgeous view of the St. Lawrence River and Château Frontenac.
Le Tournebroche, located next to l’Hôtel du Vieux-Québec, makes roasted chicken its specialty. Go for their convivial happy hour, the organic and local products, their wide selection of wines and local beers from Ile d’Orléans and Montreal. They even have a garden and hives on their own roof!
If you want to sample excellent local brews, this is the place to do so. Located on Grande-Allée, this brewpub is a popular after-work (or after-tour!) destination. Inside, you'll find an inviting, pub-style atmosphere and outside, a spacious terrace. This microbrewery also serves pizzas, nachos and other snacks.
http://www.laninkasi.ca/ (website in French only)
La Barberie Microbrewery
Passionate about beer and social commitment , La Barberie's mission is to produce and offer original and distinctive recipes to democratize beer by developing a sense of community. In addition to its products almost everywhere in Quebec , La Barberie invites you to discover their creations in their unpretentious tasting room. You can even bring your own food! Go for the local craft beers, the festive atmosphere, and to support local entrepreneurship.
http://www.labarberie.com/ (website in French only)
Pub le Corsaire (yaaar!)
How about taking the ferry ( the cheapest cruise in town) and have a drink in Lévis? Due to its location, you will get a unique view of the St. Lawrence River and Old Quebec, in addition to being close to the ferry. Summer or winter, this is the destination of choice to eat well and drink well. You will enjoy their craft local beers such as the ''Davy Jones'', ''La Galère'' or the ''Dark Mild''. Ahoy!
http://corsairemicro.com/ (website in French only)
This is one of those off-beat places that make Québec City so special. Indeed, this cozy pub serves local beers that you can taste in their friendly quiet terrace. There are more chance to meet a Quebecois over there than a tourist. However, they do not serve food. Live shows on Thursdays.
http://lesacrilege.com/ (website in French only)