Quebec City Bars & Nightlife
Griendel Brasserie Artisanale
195 Rue Saint-Vallier O, Saint-Sauveur
A vast, industrial-looking space on Saint-Vallier Street, this beer-hall-style restaurant is the place to come for, well, beer. And the menu is full of great options, especially for local brands like Jakob and Prospero that can be difficult to find outside of Quebec. If you’re hungry, there are burgers and fish and chips that pair well with what’s on tap.
Le Moine Échanson
585 Rue Saint-Jean, Saint-Jean-Baptiste
An expertly curated natural wine list, hearty comfort food, and vintage wooden tables and chairs make this cozy wine bar on Rue Saint-Jean an ideal year-round option. Don’t be shy in engaging the servers, as this is the most fun part of a night here. You tell them (sometimes in very broad terms) what it is you’d like in a wine, and they’ll generously bring out a few bottles from which to taste. There’s food, too—and the oysters, charcuterie, terrines, and ratatouille are all excellent.
Petits Creux & Grands Crus
1125 Ave. Cartier, Montcalm
It’s not every day you find a Corsican bar and restaurant, let alone a great one. Run by a husband-and-wife team originally from the French island, Petits Creux & Grands Crus offers a big selection of imported Corsican wines and small dishes—they’re similar to those found in Italy and include fish croquettes and lobster risotto. A huge blackboard with the day’s special dominates the elegantly simple dining room.