Staying at Best Western PLUS City Centre for a couple of days, here is a list of 5 original and fun activities in Quartier Nouvo Saint-Roch you don’t want to miss!
For several years now, Quartier Saint-Roch, in the heart of Quebec, has been trying to reinvent itself, and we can now say that this transformation is more than a success. Several businesses were born there, several high technology companies have settled there, with them a young and trendy clientele in the modern world has moved to the downtown area and activities to please it. So here is a list of 5 must-do activities while you stay here at Best Western PLUS Downtown Quebec.
À double tour (Escape game Quebec City)
You want to live an out of the ordinary, an exciting experience and put your logic to the test? Your friends and colleagues are looking for a new king of adventure that will put their knowledge… and patience to the test? À Double Tour, the Quebec City’s escape game is tailor made for you to spend an entire hour of fun… ideally less than an hour in fact. It is an interactive game concept in which players are immerged in a realistic or fantastic universe supported by spectacular audiovisual supports from which they must escape within the hour by completing skillful challenges or resolve puzzles and riddles. Choose from one of their 3 different scenarios: Pandemia, The Great Escape and At Wonderland. Minimum age to be allowed to participate is 10 years old, and teenagers under 15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Can you solve the mystery that will grant you the key to escape before the hour ends and join the few who have been able to complete the challenge? To find out, visit their website at: http://www.adoubletour.com/
Been looking to finally beat your father at childhood quiz game? You still bite your lips thinking about the time you abandoned Asia to your brother while playing Risk? Or you wish to defend that Skip-Bo title you have been holding for so long? The Café-Bar Ludique La Revanche at 585 Boulevard Charest East, right in the heart of Quartier Nouvo Saint-Roch will reignite the fire of old rivalries by offering you the chance to play more than 500 board games in a festive and friendly atmosphere. Their experienced staff will recommend you the most suitable game for you and your friends, give you instruction on the rules of the game and answer any questions you may have in order to embarrass your opponents. They do also serve food and beverage both soft and alcoholised on site, and are opened for all clientele, young and old, family or friends. It is the perfect occasion then to introduce your little ones to the games that you grew up playing, or just come to reignite the old rivalries between you and your friends at La Revanche Café-Bar Ludique! For more information, visit their website at: https://www.facebook.com/publarevanche/
Macfly Bar & Arcades
You miss the good old days where you spent all your pocket money in arcades, playing pinball machines and video games? Then you must check the Macfly Bar/Arcades on Saint-Joseph while staying at Best Western PLUS City Centre. Located at the corner of Saint-Joseph and Caron Street right in the middle of the vibrant Quartier Saint-Roch, Macfly Bar/Arcades gets you on a time-travel journey (sadly, without Marty and Doc) and brings you back to the golden age of arcades in the 80’ with more than 10 vintage arcade games and 5 pinball machines Escape and hunt Blinky, Pinky, Clyde et Inky with Pacman, prevent an alien attack with Space Invasion or relentlessly try to succeed the Pole-Vault jump in Track and field in a retro ambiance, while enjoying a pint of cold beer or one of their light snack available on site. Thematic, costume specials evenings are presented throughout the year, so get your jeans jacket out of the wardrobe, and come enjoy the best evening you had in decades at the Macfly Bar and Arcades. To learn more about their special evenings or simply gather information on the bar itself, visit their facebook page at : https://www.facebook.com/MacFlymak/
Broue-tour: Visiting Saint-Roch’s microbreweries.
Hops and malt enthusiasts, the Broue-tour is the perfect activity for you, with its guided visit of 3 of the best microbreweries Nouvo Saint-Roch has to offer: The Famous La Barberie, La Korrigane, and the brand new Noctem Artisans Brasseurs, where the beer is brewed by an ex-employee of the Best Western PLUS City Cent4re, Bryan Pierce. Follow your guide to discover these 3 Quebec City’s institutions, learn the process of brewing the best beer with one of the brew master, enjoy little bites from their cuisine, and of course taste the best Ale, Stout or Pilsner these young brew masters have to offer. Along the way, the guide will also provide you with historic facts about the beer industry in Quebec City. Craving for food after the visit? Ask your guide about their food tour, it will be a pleasure for them to get back on the visiting trail of a gastronomic experience you won’t soon forget. For more info, visit their website at: https://www.broue-tours.ca/tournees-a-pieds/
Anime fanatic, cosplay specialist or simply curious about the colorful and intriguing culture of Japan, the Resto-Boutique Fanamanga on Saint-Joseph Street is the Tokyo spot is a little Tokyo in the heart of the Old Capital. Come and meet two Japanese culture passionate, Jany and Sonya, whom will answer all your questions concerning this intriguing culture filled with history and myths, while enjoying a typical dish from the nation of the Samurai such as the famous Onigiris or a bubble tea. But it would not be a respectable Japanese bar without Karaoke evening, or its lowered tea tables where you may enjoy your meal by eating with the traditional sticks… or with a fork for those like me who are just unable to eat rice with these sticks. There is also a boutique that includes the biggest Manga collection in the whole city, with a great variety of other products from all across Asia. Would like to find more about the Resto-Boutique Fanamanga, visit their website at: http://fanamanga.com/