It's 5 o'clock somewhere!

I came up with the idea of creating a flyer that would show my favorites places to have a drink (and good food!) in Quebec City. The list you are about to see is not about the ''best'' places in town. These are all places I personalty enjoy and that I believe you should try for a authentic, local experience. Maybe my choices represent a side of my personality too! Cheers!

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.

Pub St-Patrick

Cozy Irish pub with a warm atmosphere, a fire place, some good folk/Irish music and is located in a historical building in Old Québec, directly across from city hall. Full menu, happy hour and an excellent selection of scotc and Québec beer.

Le Tournebroche

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!

Bar l'Inox

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.


Very cool place. It's one of the very first bar have been to (was I even 18 years old?). The Ninkasi has 2 floors with many tables so it's easy to chat ( and the music is not too loud). They serve local craft beers, coffees and espressos. Go for their live music shows and their karaoké nights. (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. (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! (website in French only)

Le Sacrilège

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. (website in French only)

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The Sacrilège friendly terrace.

Want to try them all? My friends from Quebec Pub Crawl makes you discover 3 bars and 1 nightclub on a fun and ''off the beaten path'' tour!

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