Québec City at its Best

Nightlife: Where to Hear Folk Music

Credit: Rideau Rouge

Looking for a fun place to go out for a drink while you’re in Québec City? Why not try a local bar de chansonniers, basically a bar with live folk music. Enjoy a unique and festive atmosphere reminiscent of a night by the campfire singing along with friends as someone strums the guitar. It’s the perfect opportunity to discover (or rediscover!) the best songs in the Québec repertoire and meet locals in a place brimming with local flavour.


French Canadian Folk Singers on Renowned Grande Allée

Live music in Québec City Credit: La Piazz Zoom

La Piazz (every night)
641, Grande-Allée Est

Les Voûtes de Napoléon (every night)
680A, Grande-Allée Est

Folk Music in the Heart of Old Québec

Pub Saint-Alexandre Credit: Pub Saint-Alexandre Zoom

Pub Saint-Alexandre (every night)
1087, rue St-Jean 

Pub Saint-Patrick (Fridays and Saturdays)
1200, rue St-Jean 

Les Yeux Bleus
1117, rue Saint-Jean 

Other Places to Discover the Québec Repertoire

Live music in Québec City Credit: Rideau Rouge Zoom

Bistrot le Pape Georges (Thursdays to Saturdays)
8, rue du Cul-de-sac 

Faubourg Saint-Jean
525, rue Saint-Jean 

Quartier des arts
Rideau Rouge (every night)
1147, avenue Cartier 

Near Laval University in Ste-Foy
La P’tite Grenouille
2376, rue Galvani

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