Bateau de Nuit | Quebec City, Quebec
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Bateau de Nuit
Excellent based on 22 ratings
Type: Bar

275 Rue St-Jean
Quebec City, Quebec Canada G1R 1P1 [ print map ]
418 977 2626!/bateaudenuit.bagnez?sk=info

Hours: Variable, Normally 6 PM-3 AM on weekdays, 8-3am on weekend

Mayor: czar (44) | Taps: 8 | Bottles: 50

Bateau de Nuit

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À La Fût Wee Heavy , Brasseur de Montréal / Goudale Zwalm , Le Trou du Diable L’Ours 95, Dunham The Red Sashes - Vin de Seigle 95, Simple Malt Cascade Plus 87, Charlevoix Dominus Vobiscum Lupulus 100, Le Trou du Diable Apocalypso , SuperMoine #1 - Dunham Gouden Meyer , Du Lac Saint-Jean Digeridou , Charlevoix Session IPA , Boquébière Imperial IPA , Dunham 10 ans de Vices , Le Trou du Diable Morsure 92, Le Trou du Diable SMaSH Sladek , Bellechasse Berliner de St-Charles , Le Trou du Diable L’Expérience , Des Beaux Prés Mestachibo Obscure , Bellechasse Bière de Bellechasse , Le Trou du Diable SMaSH Aramis , Le Trou du Diable Rubis Red 60
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22 reviews for Bateau de Nuit
 Ambiance  88%
 Service  86%
 Selection  86%
 Food N/A 
 Value  83%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  92%
Rating Distribution

Beershine  (698) The Sunshine State, Florida | June 1, 2012
Eh! Great place! A real bar. Went on a Friday night, it was packed but there was enough space at the bar to saddle up. Nice crowd and ambiance. Great music playing (crusty rock and punk), but the conversations were louder. The best thing, is all the taps are Quebec micros, none of which I’d had before. Yay!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere  (447) Ottawa, Ontario | January 12, 2013
What a cool bar! Super friendly service, 8 taps of Quebec brews, imports, small pirat bar meets Portland hipster, babacool, friendly patrons, a must on St-Jean street.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
rickhall28  (225) Denville, New Jersey | May 2, 2013| Updated September 25, 2013
Just returned from a couple of days in Quebec City and sought out this place based on the RateBeer reviews. After a great walk down Rue St-Jean on a beautiful evening my friends and I entered the Bateau about 6PM on a Wednesday to find most of the bar stools already taken (good sign in my mind). My friends took a table by the window while I checked out the tap list. Very impressive...8 taps and one cask of local Quebec craftbeers. We chose small pours so we could try more of them. After selecting a cascade hop ale for myself and the 3 Musketeers wheat for my friends we settled into the vibe of this cool but funky pirate bar on a second floor. Moments later the owner Sabastian came over and introduced himself. From that conversation we were able to get the full history of the bar as well as recommendations for the evening’s beers. It turns out there was a cask night the previous evening and a very special colaborative (made by two breweries) hoppy IPA was available but going we all jumped on it. I don’t know the name...but it was fantastic and we surely would have missed it had Sabastian not clued us in. We were also fortunate that a special guest was present...we were told she was the lead on Quebec’s only regular beer show. All in all the evening...the beers...and the bar were quite extraordinary. This is not only a must stop while in Quebec City...but I would go so far as to say it is a destination to plan a special trip around. Keep doing what you’re doing Sabastian...this place is a winner!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Quevillon  (216) Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec | February 12, 2014
Visited February 4, 2014 in the evening, returned two days later. Like JulienHuxley has mention (the first rater of this place), it’s not well indicated, other than its civic number. This is not you polishes look, dark stairway, dark bar with a corsair and heavy metal music theme. Despite appearances, it’s the most welcoming bar that I visited. The music was not too loud, there was hockey on screen but no sound, people were here to be socialized and not drunk. And the two guys behind the bar are very friendly and knowledgeable about beer. 8 Quebec beers on rotating taps, two cask, close to 50 bottles local and imported, some of the are private. All solid selections. The best part other the the selection is the price, far better than Pub St-Alexandre in Old Quebec and no tourist!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley  (181) Hilversum, Netherlands | August 3, 2011
The absolute definition of a "hole in the wall" in my experience, I have not been to a place that matches that description more than this one. Do not be discouraged by the lack of an outdoor sign (remember the door number well though), the shady stairs you will have to climb to get to the second floor, or the heavy black curtain you may have to move to enter, what is inside is well worth all of it. If you want to drink in one of the best beer bars in the city that is. It even feels like you’re inside a boat. This place has a nice selection of 8 quebec micros on tap, including Charlevoix and Dieu du Ciel on a semi-permanent basis. It also has about 50 bottled beers, including 30 or so classic belgians for slightly cheaper than what they cost down the road at Pub St-Alexandre. Selection varies quite a bit, the best way to stay updated is to join the facebook page where the taplist and opening hours are updated daily. Prices aren’t cheap per se, but reasonable. The owner/barman is quite friendly and passionate about beer. Another plus is it’s location, on St-Jean close to the major hotels in the downtown/carré d’Youville area (700m from the Hilton, 1 km from Château Laurier). No food or patio though.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye  (163) Steinbach, Manitoba | August 2, 2013
A nice place, though perhaps a bit over-rated. There really are only 8 taps. Gritty atmosphere, which is interesting. Friendly service. Hard to find because there is no sign. Look for the address. It’s in the building with the vines on the side.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101  (123) Quebec | June 16, 2012
One of my favorite in Quebec city. Nice selection with 8 tap (Quebec microbreweries including Charlevoix and DDC - or a least one of them - most of the time) and good selection of bottles (including belgians). Price are’nt cheap, but reasonable. And most of the times, music is good and not too loud.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
PaulUnwin  (117) Pinellas Park, Florida | August 20, 2012
Love it, walked up on a Friday night from Vieux Port (that’s a nice hill guys) I eventually found the address but couldn’t see where it was, if you look up you’ll see it, there’s a small stair case, which I wasn’t sure if it was the entrance to the bar or a massage parlour!! As I got to the top I walked into a little bar full of charm and character. I asked for a beer and immediately locals at the bar started talking to me, telling me about the single hopped Benelux Pale Ale on cask, delicious, then the owner Sebastien told me he had Dieu du Ciel Peche Mortel Barrel Aged, so i took him up on the offer. Went back the following night with some friends and stayed until the early hours of the next morning. This is my idea of a great little local bar, like going back in time, the owner is knowledgeable and enthusiastic, I will definately be back to The Night Boat when I’m back in town, I now have friends there!!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
VT  (40) Quebec City, Quebec | April 23, 2012
Nice place. The inside reminded me of Le Corsaire a lot, only I could hear myself thinking inside the Bateau, mostly because the decibels were not ripping the insides of my ears. Great, wide selection of beers for quite a reasonable price. I’ve been there only once, thus far, but I am definitely going back very soon.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
MrFecesious  (30) British Columbia | September 11, 2012
It's extremely tough not to give this place perfect marks. In the 3 nights I stayed in Quebec, I chose to visit this place every night. Each night was a different experience and completely awesome. 8 taps of QC micros that seemingly rotate frequently. This place sees a lot of traffic for its size and unmarked entrance. The patrons and bartender(s) were extremely helpful and friendly with my lack of French. Carrying on great and spirited conversation, everyone made me feel very welcome. The background music of heavy alternative, hardcore punk, and various metal (including speed!) music just topped off my first opinion of the place... Amazing! And how the feck does this size of place, possibly offer the quantity of bottled beer they have? Never mind the ridiculous calibre. If you're ever in the area, this is a MUST visit. English or French speaking, you're taken care of... I'll be back, somehow. Thank you again for the great times, Bateau de Nuit.

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