Bateau de Nuit
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Taps: 7 / Bottles: 100
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 4
Reviews by CBA:
British Indian Ocean Territory
4.28/5 rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Well we tried to find this place without using a street address which was clearly a mistake. Directions from 5 different people, a hand drawn map, finally going on google street view and two days later we found the place. We are idiots. Well worth the effort though. The best bar that I've been to in Quebec City. Feels like you're in a friends unfinished basement in high school while set adrift in some old saliors derelict yacht. Excellent tap list (6 or so) plus a hand pump (unfortunately not working when we were there). Knowledgable and friendly service. The owner who is apparently from France speaks no English, but the bartender and other locals were able to fill in the blanks. Lots of Belgian imports in bottles, but you're really there for the local biere en fut. At the end of the night we asked why they no longer had their sign up that would clearly assist in finding the place; the owner with some translation from the bartender walked over to an old sail that was hanging on the wall and pulled it back. Behind it was the bar's sign that used to be outside. That was our only explanation...apparently it's not to be found easily. No sign, no name, no address, up a flight of stairs and through a curtain you'll find a great place to have a beer. Highly recommended.
12-31-2010 18:36:22 | More by CBA
More User Reviews:
4.8/5 rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Incredible place in Quebec City, especially after you've been stuck in the touristry Old Port for a couple of days!
Went on a Tuesday night and it was full, but not crowded. Maybe 20 people or so, and we grabbed a table easily. Taplist was full of small QC micro-breweries across a range of styles. Bartender/owner Sebastian was EXTREMELY nice and helpful, he loves and knows his beer. Our only issue was that he would sometimes disappear downstairs, who knows where, for 10-15 minutes at a time. Only a problem if you'd just finished your beer!
Beers were cheap (by Old Port standards), ranging from $5-6.50 a pint. Sebastian was apologetic that he did not have any casks on, his distributor had not delivered them yet, and he begged us to come back the next night for an IPA event he was having, but we unfortunately had to get back to Montreal for our flight home.
Just a perfect, college-type dive bar with a great tap list and friendly people. We ended up closing the bar down while talking to a group of locals who were backing the Quebec Seperatist movement. They were very interested in our take on the American Civil War, since we were from the South. Got a cab home at 4:30 in the morning for $6 for a memorable end to a great time in Quebec City!
10-01-2012 17:22:10 | More by Retemnav
4.34/5 rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Very cool place, nicely decorated. I like the atmosphere, very quiet place as it is not very crowded (10 people max.). The owner/bartender is very friendly without being intrusive either. Selection is as good as it gets for Quebec city with 8 rotating taps of Quebec micros at all times with some simili exclusive offerings, they had Charlevoix Saison multigrain and Triple du St-Pub which were very good. Very recommended place if you're in the area. I wish there was a place like this in Trois-Rivières.
08-12-2011 14:32:44 | More by Luk13
4.33/5 rDev -2.5%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Small bar above a restaurant on St-Jean street in downtown Quebec City. 10 minute walk from the Old City.
The place has a nautical-theme going on and it's definitely on the dark and dingy side. It's mostly a student hang-out with bands playing occasionally in a corner of the room.
Several taps with a variety of Quebec microbrews and a large selection of bottles. They also privately import beers from 6 of the Trappist abbeys and some gueuzes. Top quality stuff.
Service is exceptionally friendly and you can taste any of the beers on tap before ordering a pint, if you're the risk-averse type.
Prices are around $5-7 for pints and $10-15 for a bottle of the high-end imports.
01-17-2010 23:53:44 | More by Tim2000
Bateau de Nuit in Québec, QC, Canada
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.