The oldest bar on George Street, Christian’s Bar couples its premium drafts, high-quality spirits, and expertly mixed cocktails with Screech-Ins, a nightly ritual of fish kissing. In order to become honorary Newfoundlanders, visitors, tourists, and lovesick aquarium owners are asked to down a shot of local Screech rum before puckering up to a cod or renting a free room for a private party upstairs. Starting at 4 p.m., regular patrons watch NHL Center Ice on a 70" Sharp Aquos LCD HDTV or play Golden Tee Golf while sipping libations such as fine whiskeys, ryes, tequilas, and other spirits, including indulgent ounces of luxury Louis XIII cognac. Imbibers can also gulp down premium wine and Dom Perignon or transform into a caffeinated tornado after chugging a specialty coffee.
Established in 1932 as the "Station Hotel" the newly renovated "The Station" prides itself on being a combination of friendly neighbourhood pub and place to hold your private function. We are located across the street from historic Railway Coastal Museum on Water Street.
George Street features two solid blocks of nothing but bars, pubs, and restaurants??a publicly renowned concentration of food and drink. Not as many people, though, know the story of how the street came to be. That's where George Street Spirit Tours' guides come in. They lead excursions down the famed avenue, unveiling the history of the street in general, along with some if its more notable establishments. After certain tours, they'll take groups into one of the pubs to sample the fish 'n' chips, or into the greater expanse of St. John's to learn about Newfoundland.
They even offer the opportunity to become an honorary Newfoundlander by participating in ceremonial Screech drinking. Screech is an intensely potent rum, which, when coupled with a recited oath, a kiss from a cod fish, a certificate, and souvenir shot glass, transforms any visitor into a local, at least until that fickle codfish takes up with yet another tourist.
Nestled inside the former St. Peter’s Church, a building dating back to 1861, The CornerStone Sports Lounge is the perfect place for fans to come to worship their favourite teams. Inside the historical brick building, visitors are surrounded with classic sports-bar amenities, including pool tables that they can play on or nap on for free as well as flatscreen televisions that they can watch from cushioned barstools or the lounge area's black leather couches. The aromas of courtside concessions fill the room, from thick-cut, beer-battered fries and zesty wings to wheaty domestic and imported beers.
Every night of the week, musicians bounce their notes off Shamrock City Pub's stone walls. Amid guitar chords and friendly chatter, the pub's sociable servers dole out drinks, as well as hearty burgers, sandwiches, and seafood specialties. Several of Shamrock City's dishes feature a hint of Guinness, such as the St. Louis–style Guinness–glazed ribs basted liberally with a spiked barbecue sauce.
The chefs at The Three Sisters Pub & Restaurant craft a menu of fresh comfort fare in a quaint, historic home converted into a pub. Diners begin with appetizers such as mussels steamed in a white-wine broth, a dish with more open shells than a cross-country highway. Guests can choose a side of fluffy mashed potatoes to accompany the big john’s steak sandwich crowned with shredded beef, peppers, and mozzarella, or skipper billy’s fish burger, which spotlights deep-fried cod and homemade tartar sauce. Pairs of patrons clink knives over entrees, including the grilled 10-ounce AAA prime strip loin steak flanked by seasonal vegetables, and the court-bouillon-poached salmon, which heads upstream to mouths in a citrus-maple glaze. Though not included in today's deal, the pub also offers beer and cocktails for couples toasting an anniversary or recent victory in a tandem bike race.