Quebec City

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Though charming by day, the streets of Quebec City come to life at night. Whether you prefer to sip wine, guzzle locally produced beer, or dance the night away, you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for after dark. The word “cocktail” means the same thing in French as it does in English, after all, and the Quebecois tend to believe it’s a great way to kick off an evening no matter what language you’re speaking. Be sure to order a “caribou,” a blend of port, brandy, and maple sap. Most bars and clubs close around 2am or 3am.

Quebec City Nightlife

L'Inox Maîtres Brasseurs

This brewpub serves up English and Belgian-style ales, all crafted in-house. The coriander-noted Trouble-Fête (Party Pooper) wheat beer is a regular favorite.

655 Rue Grande Allée Est, QC, 418-692-2877, www.inox.qc.ca
Tags: nightlife | local favorite | beer | brewpub

La Ninkasi

Named for the goddess of beer, this bar has the audacity to serve only products made in Quebec. The selection is surprisingly extensive, from locally brewed beer to maple-based eau de vie.

811 Rue St. Jean, QC, 418-529-8538, www.ninkasi.ca (French only)
Tags: nightlife | bar

Le Boudoir

Experience what a vibrating dance floor feels like at this loungy nightclub. Inventive cocktails are made with local ingredients, such as the Boudoir Martini mixed with regionally produced ice wine.

441 Rue de l’Eglise, QC, 418-524-2777, www.boudoirlounge.com
Tags: nightlife | dancing | nightclub | dj

Le Drague

Literally and figuratively at the heart of the city’s diminutive gay village, this multilevel dance and cabaret club features improv, drag shows, karaoke, live music, and a rotation of DJs.

815 Rue Saint-Augustin, QC, 418-649-7212
Tags: nightlife | gay | nightclub | karaoke | cabaret

Le Sacrilège

This cheekily named neighborhood hangout – across the street from a church – is a great place to enjoy a pint. During the summer, it claims to have the best terrace in the city and justifiably so.

447 Rue St. Jean, QC, 418-649-1985, www.lesacrilege.net (French only)
Tags: nightlife | patio | bar

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