Great places to meet up with friends in Quebec

The key to a great evening is having the right people in the right place. Bar, pub, disco, brasserie, club and even tavern: there is something for everyone in Quebec City. Just decide if you wish to dance all night or chat over a couple of brews!

Bistro-Bar L'Atelier

624, Grande Allée E, Québec, QC G1R 2K5

For a dose of mixology, you’ll want to check out L'Atelier. On Grande Allée Est, the team behind the bar masterfully concocts classic cocktails and totally crazy creations (Jack and poutine sauce, anyone?) with hilarious names (Text me maybe) that make you want to taste everything.

MacFly Bar Arcade

422, rue Caron, Québec, QC G1K 5W7

Video game geeks will be happy to see their hideout, on rue Caron in Saint-Roch, on this list. You can go there for a beer with friends and enjoy the cutthroat competition of Ms PacMan, Burger Time or Tetris, since this bar is furnished with a retro arcade. "Hold my beer while I get a high score!"

Bar Chez Maurice Salon

575 Grande Allée E, Québec, QC G1R 2K4

Located on Grande Allée Est, the ultimate "bar street" in town, Maurice Nightclub has been a star of Quebec nightlife for over 20 years. A motley, varied clientele come to celebrate, hit the dance floor, and exchange flirtatious glances.

Restaurant Les Salons D'Edgar

263, rue de Saint-Vallier E, Québec, QC G1K 3P4

One of the joys of winter in Quebec is returning to Salons d’Edgar: unlike other seasonal businesses, it’s closed in summer! Regulars, as well as the curious, love autumn, when the bistro bar reopens its doors on rue Saint-Vallier Est for a game of pool or a tango lesson.

Bistro Le Sam

1 rue des Carrières, Quebec City, QC G1R 4P5

Gone is the cliché of the slightly seedy hotel bars that are only good for extramarital affairs! With the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac’s Bistro le Sam, you can discover mixology in a renovated, chic and intimate space. Friends who don’t drink and pregnant women don’t have to miss out on the fun: the mocktails are not just a simple glass of lemonade!

Becoming a parent is often synonymous with "brunching often." When you have kids, it’s just that much easier to go out for lunch than for a three-hour dinner! Here are are a few places where the brats are welcome, without skimping on quality or ambiance for mum and dad.
Coffee fanatics will tell you: to test the talent of a barista (or "master of the coffee machine"), nothing beats an espresso. So, prepare your small cups, because the following establishments will give you quite a caffeine boost!
From April 12 to 24, gourmets and foodies of all kinds will flock to Quebec restaurants as part of the sixth edition of food festival Québec Exquis! 2016. For the occasion, 20 chefs are paired with 20 food producers to offer lunch menus ($20) and dinner menus ($40 or $50), balanced with Beaujolais wines. Here are the duos.
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