May 11, 2018
A collaboration between one of Quebec’s most well-loved restaurateurs and one of its most famous summer festival acts, District Saint-Joseph is truly like nothing else in the city.
In the heart of historic Quebec, you will find a distinct orange-colored facade. While it definitely stands out from the crowd on the street it’s located on, it belies nothing of what lies behind its doors. The facade belongs to District Saint-Joseph, and once inside, you are bound to be blown away by its modern art interior full of splashy murals, dark woods, bronzed statues of mischievous elves, orange shipping container pieces, and myriad of motorcycle memorabilia, among other striking touches (hey, we said it was like nothing else in the city). Yes, District Saint-Joseph feels like the coolest art gallery you’ve ever been to, one that also happens to serve up killer food and drinks.
District Saint-Joseph bills itself as a resto-bar, and delivers with its take on comfort food that looks to the American South for bits of inspiration, but still remains quintessentially Quebecois with its much buzzed-about poutine. It’s the cocktails that are our favorite part of this one-of-a-kind venue and a few of our favorite combinations are the Mai Tai Mexican (tequila, orange liqueur, lime, and housemade coconut orgeat syrup) and the Ourson (bourbon peach marmalade, lemon, sugar, egg white, and bitters). And remember that famous summer festival act? Well, they’ll be coming around a couple of times a month to perform just to make things a little more interesting.