Whether you want somewhere for a quiet drink or a crazy party, you’ll find that there are plenty of great nightspots all over Quebec.
Many of these can be found along Grande-Allée Est close to the Parliament Building. You’ll also come across plenty of great bars, including the hugely popular Le Sacrilège, on the stretch of rue St-Jean outside the old city walls.
For something a little farther afield, make the short trip to the Quartier Saint Roch, a cool neighbourhood with lots of up-and-coming bars and clubs.
441 rue du Parvis, Quartier Saint Roch, Quebec, Canada
Located in the up and coming Saint Roch area of the city, Boudoir is a classy nightspot with very welcoming staff, a big bar and a great drinks selection. Head to this bar and you’ll be able to sample a delicious selection of speciality cocktails, beers, wine and more. There’s live music on Sunday nights and a disco downstairs on Fridays and Saturdays.
Open Mon-Fri 11.30am-3am, Sat-Sun 4pm-3am.
447 rue St-Jean, Quartier Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Quebec, Canada
It's obvious from the moment you step in the door that Le Sacrilège is a well-loved neighbourhood watering hole. Packed with locals, it attracts a good mix of ages who come to grab a stool at the bar, have a chat at one of the tables or hang out on the heated terrace. You can sample 13 microbrewery beers on tap and enjoy a regular programme of entertainment.
Open daily noon-3am.
575 Grande-Allée Est, Colline Parlementaire , Quebec, Canada
One of the heavy hitters of Québec City nightlife, Maurice is a very popular club with a huge main dance floor, theme nights, live DJs and more. Upstairs you’ll find the chic Charlotte Ultra Lounge where you can marvel at the elegant surroundings and enjoy well-stocked bar. On most nights there’s a small cover charge.
Open daily 8pm-3am (Charlotte), 10pm-3am (Maurice).
800 Grande-Allée Est, Colline Parlementaire, Quebec, Canada
Spread out over a couple of floors, this club attracts big crowds who come to dance the night away while live DJs provide the tunes. With multiple dance floors and bar areas along with regular live music and a pretty stunning light system, it’s no wonder that Dagobert is such a favourite with clubbers in Québec City.
Open Wed-Sun 9.30pm-3am, closed Mon-Tues.
1087, rue St-Jean, Vieux Québec, Quebec, Canada
Describing itself as an authentic English pub, St-Alexandre is located inside the city walls. Under the high ceiling, you can take a seat at the bar or at one of the numerous tables and enjoy the wide variety of drinks on offer. These include around 200 beers from all over the world, various different types of scotch and more. Live music acts perform here on a regular basis.
Open daily 11am-3am.
Various, Quebec, Canada
Québec City’s LGBTQ scene is a small but lively affair. La Drague (815 rue St-Augustin, Quartier Saint-Jean-Baptiste) is the gay scene’s top venue and features a variety of different bar areas and dance floors, plus regular drag and cabaret acts.