"Not Sure About the "Authentic English" Tho!" Pub Saint-Alexandre Tip by johngayton
Pub Saint-Alexandre, Quebec: 4 reviews and 5 photos
I'm not quite sure why the St Alexandre describes itself as an "Authentic English Pub" but it certainly is an authentic pub, and one that would fit just as easily in any European city as it does here in Vieux Quebec. The feeling of "authenticity" comes more from the fact that this is a pleasant pub to drop in for a beer and soak up the local atmosphere - and they certainly take their beers seriously with a selection of around 250 from all over the world!
I've only been here the once, early evening on a February Saturday with the snow starting to blanket the old town. But even on a snowy February tea-time the place had a pleasantly relaxed buzz with a lively early evening crowd enjoying a few drinks. Particularly noticeable was the lack of distraction from the normally ubiquitous big-screen TV's and with discreet background music the main order of the day was convivial conversation and proper drinking - Yep, my sortof pub!
By all accounts they offer a decent food menu and have live music one or two nights a week but I can't comment on that as I was only there for the beer!
Website is worth a visit and has details of beers, menus, forthcoming events and links to some of their regular musicians.
Dress Code: As a proper pub then no particular dress code but as always scantily-clad women always appreciated - but not much chance of that in the first week of February ;(
Address: 1087 rue Saint-Jean
Directions: About half-way down Rue St Jean, the Guinness sign marks the spot!
Theme: Eating and Drinking
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