Though the "noble experiment" of Prohibition failed, other noble experiments, such as teaching horses how to shoot guns and giving suffrage to any horse that could shoot a gun, were huge successes. Celebrate the failure of the temperance movement with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of drinks at Christian's Pub.
Lounging on George Street for more than 30 years, Christian's Pub mixes up boozy bounties within the cozy confines of a two-storey brick abode. Low ceilings, a wood-panelled bar, faded Victorian wallpaper, and crocheted beer-tap cozies lend Christian's a cozy domestic disposition for sampling a wide variety of domestic, import, and draft beers ($5.50–$8.25), as well as specialty wines, cocktails, and premium drinks. Dig into a bottomless bounty of free popcorn while imbibing a Quidi Vidi ($6.75) or glass of house wine ($8.25). Though this Groupon doesn’t cover reservation costs and is only valid until 10 p.m., spectacle supporters can witness the preeminent screech-in ceremony at 11:15 p.m., during which initiates can either kiss a fish before taking a shot of Screech rum or simply elect to crank call a water buffalo.
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-inch 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.
23 George St.
St. John's, Newfoundland A1C 1J2