Tourisme Charlevoix

Maison Du Bootlegger


La Maison du Bootlegger was a famous “Speakeasy” during the prohibitions years and is renowned today for it’s unique and original concept that offers you a memorable evening composed of a guided tour of it’s ingenious maze that links secret doors, hidden bars and private rooms followed by exquisite barbecue diner grilled on a real charcoal pit and a rock & roll show with Joey Tardif and the Bootlegger House Band. An evening to remember.


  • Located in the heart of Sainte-Agnès, 2 kilometres from La Maison du Bootlegger, with shuttle service, the presbytery continues it's journey through time. This historical site has a total of 11 rooms all with a hint of artistic grace tracing singer Joey Tardif. The current bulding was constructed in 1903 to replace the old one lost to fire in the same year. Open all year around to group up to 36 travellers.


  • Specialities

    • Grills
  • Capacity

    Number of places

    • Indoor150
  • Price

    Per person / before taxes and service

    • Morning Fermé
    • Noon $15 and - à $50
    • Evening $30 à +
  • Features

    • Entertainment (music or show)
    • Wine cellar
    • Seasonal
    • Liquor license
    • Table d'hôte
    • Souvenir shop
    • Security agent on the premises


  • In 1878, Canada voted the Prohibition law forbidding the sale of alcohol. Each Québec county would vote to authorize or not the sale of alcohol…Undeground bars, also known as Speakeasies, opened their doors. In 1940, an American opened the Club des Monts, officially a hunting club, with secrete rooms linked through a Labyrinth of narrow corridors, where you can even find a dedication by Elvis Presley. Alcohol was served and consumed illegally until 1964 when it finally became legal. This place today has become La Maison du Bootlegger. Lunch and bar service with a guided tour during the day. At night, it becomes a supper club.

  • At La Maison du Bootlegger, people vibrate every night to the sounds of an exhilarating show starring Joey Tardif and the Bootlegger House Band. His exceptional voice and charisma have made Joey a true rocker whose performances on the « Épopée Rock » program resonated deeply with an entire generation for more than 7 years. Our band offers you a 2-hour show without intermission. Rockabilly, rock & roll and alternative style at their best! An electrifying evening where the expression « surviving the Maison du Bootlegger » takes on its true significance when changing into a bar-dance club where people have fun and dance and alcohol flows freely just like during the Prohibition days.

  • During day time, a guided tour is available from 10:00 till 4:30.
    At night, it is included with your table d'hôte.


La Maison du Bootlegger date de 1860, un ancien “Speakeasy” du temps de la prohibition. Reconnue pour son concept original où l'on vous propose une soirée inoubliable composée d’une visite guidée. Vous y découvrirez des portes secrètes, des bars camouflés et des chambres privées, toutes reliées par les corridors exigus d'un étonnant labyrinthe, suivie de succulentes grillades enflammées sur le charbon de bois et d’un spectacle enivrant au son de Joey Tardif et le Bootlegger House Band. Une expérience hors du commun!

  • Type of location Restaurants
  • Year of construction 1860
  • Renovated in 2018
  • Accessible via Bus, Taxi, Car, Helicopter
  • Destinations close by Charlevoix, Québec
  • Customers served Group , Corporate
  • Number of indoor seats150
  • Amelie Bergeron (418) 439-3711


Reviews from visitors


TripAdvisor® traveler’s opinion

  • Great evening

    5 on 5 stars Notice written on 2019-09-05
    W9955AUmartinr, Montreal, Canada

    A must see!! Out of the ordinary and super fun bar !! The band is great shows they love what there doing and the deco of the bar is great ! Not to miss

    Read more in the opinion of Great evening
  • Neat part of history

    3 on 5 stars Notice written on 2019-07-25
    James and Anna M

    Went here with some friends mid-afternoon after looking for interesting places to visit in La Malbaie. Initially we were very excited for the tour and cocktails, as the place upon arrival was very...

    Read more in the opinion of Neat part of history
  • Vacation

    2 on 5 stars Notice written on 2018-08-10

    Has to be the most over priced meal i ever had in my 55 yrs of living and the coldest i ate in any restaurant

    Read more in the opinion of Vacation

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Contact informations

110, Rang du Ruisseau des Frênes
La Malbaie (QC)  G5A 2C8

  418 439-3711

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Ouvert en saison

Dinner - By reservation only

From 5 April to 21 December


From 3 April to 19 December

  • 11:00 to 15:00 - Monday
  • 11:00 to 15:00 - Tuesday
  • 11:00 to 15:00 - Wednesday
  • 11:00 to 15:00 - Thursday
  • 11:00 to 15:00 - Friday
  • 11:00 to 15:00 - Saturday
  • 11:00 to 15:00 - Sunday


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