The best cocktail bars in Quebec City

Quebec City has become a go-to destination in the province's cocktail scene. Here are the top cocktail bars in the city as compiled by BOIRE.

Shaker Cuisine & Mixologie Québec

1
2360 ch Sainte-Foy, Québec, QC G1V 4H2

At Shaker, there is a cocktail for everyone. Whether you prefer a sweet, bitter, mild or intense cocktail, this is the place to visit for an amazing variety of blends. You can savour your drink in an urban setting and take advantage of the opportunity to order one of the many dishes from their kitchen, which specializes in tartares and gourmet burgers. Cheers!

Bistro Le Sam

2
1 rue des Carrières, Québec, QC G1R 5J5

Located in the heart of the Château Frontenac is Le Sam, which offers magnificent cocktails in a chic environment. The name takes Le Sam from Samuel de Champlain while Bistro Évolutif refers to the latest trends in mixology. Come on in and muster up the energy to enjoy an evening out here, where you can dress up and enjoy some hip and edgy cocktails.

Bistro-Bar L'Atelier

3
624, Grande Allée E, Québec, QC G1R 2K5

As its name suggests, Bistro L'Atelier specializes in...tartares and cocktails. The names of the cocktails will surely make you smile – think Salut Minou, Yessir Miller, Té pas game – but it is through their taste that they will charm you. There is no doubt, at l’Atelier, that they’ve mastered the art of the cocktail.

Café-Bar Artefact

4
8, rue Saint-Antoine, Québec, QC G1K 4C9

A cozy coffee-bar, Café-Bar Artefact is perfect for fans of cocktails and other delicious concoctions. Located in the Auberge Saint-Antoine, in the heart of Old Quebec, this is the perfect place to have a drink during happy hour.

Restaurant Le Bureau De Poste

5
296, rue Saint-Joseph E, Québec, QC G1K 3A9

Le Bureau de Poste is distinguished by a unique atmosphere, casual servers, good music and a setting worthy of a ski lodge. Quite comforting! The menu offers several items to choose from, including several martinis ... for our enjoyment. We also give them points for the wide variety of shooters they offer!

Sapristi Bistro Bar

6
1001, rue Saint-Jean, Québec, QC G1R 1R8

On the restaurant side, Le Sapristi ! features dishes that highlight local ingredients. On the bar side, they offer an extensive cocktail menu: a dozen classics and several concoctions served in mason jars. The beautiful terrace – open in the summer – is worth a visit!

Chez Boulay Bistro Boréal

7
1110, rue Saint-Jean, Québec, QC G1R 1S4

Cocktails with a boreal (northern) inspiration - we like that! Chez Boulay does not spread itself too thin by offering too many cocktails; rather, the focus is on a sharp selection of cocktails that showcase Quebec rum and maple whiskey. The menu, featuring dishes made entirely with local ingredients, is worth mentioning.

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