Best Nightlife

Out of all the clubs and bars in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best reputations. We offer a carefully vetted selection to let you explore Québec City nightlife on your own. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Québec City Best Nightlife list. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.

Pub Thomas Dunn

Boasting English pub décor and a friendly atmosphere, this Lower Town watering hole is a must. The pub derives its name from one Thomas Dunn of Durham, England, who came to Québec after the British took over in 1760. By 1808, after holding a...  Read More


Billed as Québec's top disco spot, this three-story club offers live entertainment on the first floor, while the other two levels have dance floors, TVs and video games. This popular spot doesn't really get going until well after 11pm, when an...  Read More

Vieux Quebec
Bar l'Inox

If you want to sample excellent local brews, this is the place to do so. Located in the Old Port area, this homey brewpub is a popular after-work destination for area business-types. Inside, you'll find an inviting, pub-style atmosphere...  Read More

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Le Fou Bar

That little voice in the back of your head may disagree, but go ahead and walk into this narrow Rue Saint-Jean dive, where locals gather to hang out, watch the tube and check out daily beer specials. Note the old stone fireplace and the...  Read More

Saint-jean Baptiste
Le Sacrilege

Despite the rather odd name – it's across from a small church – this is one of those off-beat places that make Québec so special. Indeed, this Haute-Ville watering hole boasts what may be "the best terrace in town" (a shameless but valid...  Read More

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Maurice Nightclub

The popular Chez Maurice occupies a converted three-story mansion. On Friday nights, be prepared to shake your booty at their Disco Fever dance party. Other nights, you can just dance the night away to Latin, blues and house music selections –...  Read More


A multi-level club with three distinct spaces, this always-busy nightspot offers a variety of options, from drag shows to video poker to dancing. Le Drague is at the center of Québec's lively gay scene, and a portion of the club is designated...  Read More

Le Boudoir Lounge

The cutting edge Le Boudoir has two levels to accommodate virtually everyone's nightlife preferences. Upstairs, one DJ spins an eclectic assortment of lounge-y global electronica every night for a contingent of savvy (and well-dressed)...  Read More

Vieux Quebec
L'Aviatic Club

The exotic Aviatic Club, located in Québec's historic train station, stands as one of the city's premier international dining locations, serving dishes from Japan, South America and Thailand. The Club maintains particular popularity with the...  Read More

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Bar le Temps Partiel

Taking over where the Atomic Ant left off, Temps Partiel continues the cooperative approach with exhibits of local art and a roster of local and regional bands. When there's not a band, DJs spin a variety of alternative music, from punk and...  Read More

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