Last Updated on December 24, 2023 by Pamela MacNaughtan
When the server/barman at Pub L’Oncle Antoine says “Welcome to happy hour, for the next two hours I am going to be happy!”, you know it is going to be a good night. Welcome to one of our favourite Quebec City Bars!
A charming pub situated in the heart of Place-Royale, Pub L’Oncle Antoine is located in the vaults of an 18th-century house once owned by Marie-Anne Barbel, a prominent businesswoman who owned several businesses and properties after her husband’s death in 1745.
From the curved old stone walls and ceiling to the red button-back pleather banquettes, fireplace and jovial bartenders and servers, Pub L’Oncle Antoine is a favourite among locals working in the area, and quite popular with tourists – especially in the summer months.
Staff are friendly, knowledgeable and always ready to laugh and joke around with anyone willing to banter with them.
While there are cocktails, spirits apéritifs and a few wines on the menu, the drink of choice at Pub L’Oncle Antoine is beer. Quebec beers can be found on tap, but several gems are served by the bottle. Try craft beer from Microbrasseries such as La Barberie, St-Pancrace, and La Boîte à Mait.
what to eat at pub l’oncle antoine
The food menu is small, but there are some scrumptious dishes that have become a favourite with locals, as well as tourists.
The French onion soup ($9.75) is served with bubbly mozzarella cheese covering the bowl, a broth featuring red ale which is a little salty and has a slightly salty and buttery finish, and onions which are medium in size and perfectly cooked. Sure we may sound a little pretentious, but when you’ve tasted over twenty onion soups in Old Quebec, things like cheese, broth, and onions become important factors. Honestly, some of the best soup can be found in Quebec City bars.
If onion soup is not your thing, then opt for the Croque Monsieur, Melted Brie, nachos, smoked meat sandwich or wings.
During festivals like the Nouvelle France Festival the pub is overflowing with tourists, but usually, afternoons and between 7pm and 9pm are a good time to visit.
You must be 18 years of age or older to go inside the pub, but the terrace is open to all ages.
go to pub l’oncle antoine
women-owned + lgbtqia2s+ safe space • where: 29, rue saint-pierre • place-royale • 418-694-9176 • open: daily, 11h – 01h