Best Places to Party in Quebec
Best Places to Party in Quebec
Shout out to all your adrenaline junkies- cross the St. Lawrence River, sit back and enjoy the view that unfolds before your eyes! Quebec City oozes charm and history in a manner reminiscent of old, beautiful European cities. In contrast to the loud and vibrant Montreal, Quebec City is way too relaxed and charming. Commonly referred to by locals as the Big Village, this snuggly Canadian city is for all those who prefer peace over jamming. This is one of those very few places on the planet where you can unwind more than 400 years of history gorgeously melded with the modern city that displays its infrastructure parallel to the culture and traditions. Ravish the city’s European charm, ancient architecture, cobblestone streets, food, history and proud yet friendly locals. If visiting in summers, relish a café patio for some people watching. Shopping, sightseeing, nightlife- the city endows it all!
And if you are one of those travellers who intend to explore more food than places, then this city's imaginative restaurants are downright soul stirring! Dipped in culinary and culturally significant spots exhibiting the area’s historic European heritage as well as the city’s inventive streak, Quebec takes you travel and food palate to a magical ride! But hey, let’s not forget about the city’s buzzing night scene. From fresh Canadian beers to insane dance parties, the city offers everything! So, check out the top 3 places to party in Quebec City:
1. St Roch
The neighbourhood of hipsters, young professionals and students, this once largely commercial hub of Quebec City got a facelift just a decade ago. Boasting the most cutting edge clubs and bars, this district in Quebec is rightly named as the limelight of Hipsterdom. Talk about impeccable craft beers, indie band shows, concerts or ethnic Quebecois music, this locality is the best go-to for every kind of reveller. Begin with District Saint Joseph, a popular venue during Quebec’s festivals, that also hosts similar performances every Thursday. If you have a vehicle, visit La Barberie, a little on the outskirts that is most famous for its freshly brewed beer. Music lovers head on to Le Cercle, the epicentre of entertainment in Quebec City that houses a bistro, a wine bar and a nightclub. The basement here hosts various indie band shows too!
2. St Jean
A largely local and less touristy face of Quebec City, St Jean hosts abundant shops, eateries and a crazy nightlife. Located a short distance away from Old Quebec and Montcalm, this district in Quebec City hosts a thriving bar and food scene. Dance clubs are not much seen here, but you will find a lot of bars and pubs to hang out with your mates. La Drague is a long time among Quebec City’s LGBT community, hosting a cabaret club, a gay dance club and insane Karaoke and Drag shows. Pub Nelligan’s is another lively Irish Pub that offers excellent Whiskey options. For an amazing live music experience, try Ninkasi, a 2-storey bar on Rue St Jean that features awesome Karaoke and live music shows. Other popular names in this locality are Le Sacrilege, Fou Bar and Le Projet.
3. Grand Allee
Located right outside the old city walls, the neighbourhood of Grand Allee is the absolute go-to place when it comes to getting drunk at a fancy bar or dancing your heart out in a discotheque. And besides the clichés bars and pubs, there are couple cafes, cigar clubs, bistros and much more! Let’s not forget Festival d’ete de Quebec, the largest outdoor music festival that traverses through this chic neighbourhood. Try Les 3 Brasseurs, a popular microbrewery chain that took off over a 100 years ago in France! L’inox Matres Brasseurs is another go-to for beer lovers. Then there is La Piazz, a cosy bar offering live music and fancy cocktails. Other well flocked options include Jack Saloon, Taverne and Pub Galway.
If you are lucky enough, Quebec City can give you an experience that may make even your Vegas trip look pale! So bring you party mode on and set the snowy city on fire!