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Le Cercle

This very cool art space and show venue draws a hip crowd for its international DJs and underground bands, ranging from indie rock to electronica, blues to Cajun. It hosts numerous other events, including film, fash…
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Cinéma Cartier

This beloved neighborhood cinema began as a deliciously old-world little place attached to a video shop, with big comfy chairs and nothing but art-house films. Recently expanded, it still devotes half of its screen …
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Les Gros Becs

Devoted to children and young people, this brilliantly creative French-language theater company mounts over a dozen shows annually. Its colorful catalog specifies suggested age ranges – from one to 17 – for every pr…
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Les Voûtes de Napoléon

At this jubilant boîte à chanson (Québécois folk cabaret) it will likely be just you and the locals. There’s lively Québécois music nightly, usually of the ‘singer-with-guitar’ variety, with lesser-known, up-and-com…
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Ask any local between the ages of 18 and 35 to suggest a cool place for a drink and this is where they might send you. DJs and live bands serve up a potent musical mix, from heavy metal to hard rock to punk to rocka…
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Laid-back and with an eclectic mix of bands, this bar is one of the town’s classics for good live music. It’s also popular for its reasonably priced food menu and its free pique-assiettes (appetizers) on Thursday an…
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Le Pape Georges

With live music at least three nights a week (more in the summer) from 10pm, this charming bar located in a 300-year-old house also serves cheeses, meats and baguettes with a healthy dollop of Québécois culture.
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Le Clap

Located in Ste-Foy-Sillery, Le Clap’s mandate is to show off the best of what’s going on in the film world. On any given afternoon, the eclectic mix here might include the latest indie French film, a Québecois docum…
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Les Yeux Bleus

One of the city's better boîte a chanson (live, informal singer/songwriter clubs), this is the place to catch newcomers, the occasional big-name Francophone concert and Québécois classics.
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Bateau de Nuit

We really appreciate it when our dive bars come with a heavy dose of live music, which is exactly the case at this sweet little venue. The in-the-know bar staff can tell you about local musicians, or whoever carved …