Behold the classic date conundrum: the gal wants to dance, the guy wants to chill, neither can think of a compromise. Enter Pub Quartier Latin. Part lounge, part bar, the pub keeps even the pickiest couples happy by tailoring to the best of both worlds. While resident DJs pump the quirkiest in funk and jazz beats, nimble-fingered bartenders rustle up tall pints of Quebec’s finest in seconds. The luscious red walls and crisp leather accents set the tone for a fiery nightlife experience. We’ll leave it to you to figure out which tracks fall under the “deep space disco” category.
Choosing is the Hard Part
Martinis and microbrews are the staples at Pub Quartier Latin. From lychee and chocolate infused martinis to minty Mojitos, the cocktails are as varied as the cosmopolitan crowd. On the beer front, the lengthy list of Quebec brewskis—Boréale, Griffon, Ste-Ambroise, you name it — will keep you squinting at the menu by the candlelight. As for European lagers, you’ll find the usual suspects like Guinness, Stella and Carlsberg, as well as the more exotic Black Velvet stout and Snake Bite cider. We give the pub extra party points for offering tasty snacks like foie gras mousse and bistro-style sandwiches.
Beyond Your Basic Bar
Between the half dozen DJs, the holiday parties and the special event bookings, it’s safe to say there’s always something going on at Pub Quartier Latin. On Sundays, the bar switches gears to host the gang from “Vous m’en lirez tant,” a two-hour culture show broadcasted live on Radio Canada’s 95.1 FM. You’ll even find the city’s intellectuals hunched over their laptops taking advantage of the free wireless Internet. Now how many other pubs can claim that their patrons leave brainier than when they arrived?